Heather Sammons Whitworth, MD

Primary Care

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Winter Haven Nemours Children's Health, Winter Haven 400 Avenue K SE Suite 6 Winter Haven, FL 33880 Appointment: (863) 299-4567

Get to Know Me

I grew up and was educated in Florida, and later my husband and I chose Winter Haven to raise our three children. Before that, I did my pediatric training with the U.S. Army, including four years as an army pediatrician at Fort Stewart, Ga. Music is a big part of my life. I play the piano, and my children all play musical instruments.

Why I Treat Children

I became interested in medicine at an early age. My interest in primary care medicine began in medical school. I focused on pediatrics because it’s interesting to treat a variety of ages and illnesses. I particularly enjoy watching children grow from infants to school age — and developing relationships with their families.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about being a good listener and a good clinician. I strive for clear communication and take the time to search for clues to a tricky diagnosis. I care about the whole child, including their growth and development, nutrition, education and extracurricular activities.

How I Try to Make A Difference

Winter Haven is still a small town. I try to be an active participant in our community. My family is very involved in our church. I volunteer at school functions, train nursing students, participate in hospital committees and attend as many school plays and concerts as possible. When my children’s orchestral groups give concerts, I am in the audience. When soloists need an accompanist, I’m there at the piano. I want my patients to see me as a regular person, not just their doctor.

Education & Training

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, 1993

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, 1990

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid
  • Aetna HMO/PPO
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of FL Network Blue
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of FL PPO/Traditional
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida HMO/Health Options
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Community Care Plan Healthy Kids
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Humana Commercial
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • Private Healthcare Systems CHA (PHCS)
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid

  • English