Okan Elidemir, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Pensacola Nemours Children's Health, Pensacola 8331 N. Davis Highway Pensacola, FL 32514 Appointment: (850) 505-4700

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

Dr. Okan Elidemir is the chief of pulmonary medicine at Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Pensacola, director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center and professor of pediatrics at Florida State University School of Medicine. He's an author of book chapters and peer-reviewed medical journal articles, an invited presenter and an active researcher.

Why I Treat Children

I love children. They are so innocent. In medical school, I was doing my rotation in pediatrics and there was a 7- to 8-month-old baby with bronchiolitis. She was having a hard time breathing, on oxygen, etc., and she smiled at me. Every time she saw me she smiled at me. She knew I was the one that was helping her breathe better. That really touched me. So I decided to go into pediatric pulmonary medicine and help kids breathe easier.

What I'm Passionate About

I'm passionate about delivering top-notch care in my own practice and departmentwide. I'm constantly seeking to include my patients and their families in making the decisions together about what care plan to follow. It really makes for the best results and helps the kids and their families be active in their care, which yields more success than just passively hearing what some doctor thinks.

How I Try to Make A Difference

As a department, we implement quality improvement projects every year to provide better and better care. And I'm proud to play a part in our Cystic Fibrosis Center, which is an independent, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited center.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Pulmonology - Baylor College of Medicine, 2000


  • Pediatrics - Aegean University Medical School, 1994

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, 1997

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Ege Universitesi, 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Pulmonology
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Alabama Medicaid/Patient First
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • Truli For Health Pensacola Florida
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Apnea
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sleep Disorders

  • English
  • Turkish