Yahdira Marie Rodriguez Prado, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health at HCA Florida Osceola Hospital Nemours Children's Health at HCA Florida Osceola Hospital 700 W. Oak St. Kissimmee, FL 34741 Appointment: (407) 846-2266

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I always knew neonatology would be my path. I joined Nemours because their family-centered care philosophy aligns with mine. Here, parents can stay with their baby in the neonatal unit and help with care. I include them in decisions and respect their insights and instincts. In many ways, they are the most important members of the care team.

Why I Treat Children

Nobody goes through pregnancy thinking that their baby will end up in a neonatal intensive care unit. But when it happens, I want to be the one to help make it better and easier for the family. The whole idea of watching a premature baby grow and go home fascinates me. I have a chance to make a difference that can affect a whole lifetime.

What I'm Passionate About

I became a certified lactation consultant so I could help and encourage mothers of premature or underweight infants who can’t suckle at first to persist with breastfeeding. Breast milk is the best protection we know of for these delicate babies. I am passionate about helping moms give them the best possible start.

How I Try to Make A Difference

Part of my job is to guide parents through the process of having a baby in the neonatal unit and to help them cope. I always tell parents that we are a team. I want them to communicate any concerns about their baby. They are their baby’s best advocates. I believe the insights they have may be the most valuable.

Education & Training


  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - University of South Florida Morsani College of Med, 2012

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - San Juan City Hospital Program, 2008

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Universidad Iberoamericana, 2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • 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
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

Research Activities

  • Breastfeeding
  • Nutrition
  • Development of measurable improvements in the quality of neonatal intensive care

Medical Interests

  • Neonatology

  • English
  • Spanish