Francis T. Ostrea, MD

Primary Care

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Newark Nemours Children's Health, Newark 200 Biddle Ave. Suite 100 Newark, DE 19702 Appointment: (302) 836-7820

Get to Know Me

Francis Ostrea, MD, is a primary care pediatrician based at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Dover. He is a board-certified member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Being a primary care pediatrician and a parent, Dr. Ostrea understands exactly what parents go through. He loves every day of his work.

Why I Treat Children

I enjoy seeing children grow up in front of my eyes, being a part of their lives. When you’re a primary care physician, you’re the go-to guy for anything that happens in your patient’s life. I enjoy that, and the interaction with my patients and their parents. Being a primary care pediatrician is my dream job, I enjoy every day of my work.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m really passionate about what I do. I am proud of being in “the business of saving people’s lives.” This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.Having seen a lot of childhood asthma, I want to give my patients and their parents a full understanding of the disease. I believe that compliance with medications is dependent on understanding the whole disease process.For my adolescent patients, I know how awkward it must be for parents to talk to their own children about safe sex. I am a doctor who is willing to answer questions and give information in order to prevent unplanned teenage pregnancies.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I am very thorough. I talk to my patients and their families, sitting down face-to-face and listening to their concerns. I don’t talk to parents with my back turned while typing in my computer. I’m a parent myself, so I understand what parents go through in their homes. I always treat my patient families as if it was my own child on the examination table.

Education & Training

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Texas Tech University Health Sciences, 2014

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Santo Tomas, 2009

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medicaid

Medical Interests

  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Asthma

  • English
  • Tagalog