Yobanka Paez-Munoz, MD

Primary Care

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Sanford Nemours Children's Health, Sanford 1149 Rinehart Road Sanford, FL 32771 Appointment: (407) 915-6150

Why I Treat Children

I believe that from a very young age, I have always had a special way of connecting with children. As a medical student I was fascinated by how resilient children are when facing stress, trauma, illness and challenges. When dealing with young patients who are often afraid of things like shots, developing a rapport and connection with them helps me in providing care for their emotional, physical and social development.

What I'm Passionate About

As a pediatrician, one of the roles I particularly focus on has been working with children and adolescents — and their families — to both prevent and treat childhood obesity. As rates of childhood obesity increase in the U.S., I am dedicated to helping my young patients and their parents overcome the obesity epidemic.  Some of my specific areas of interest are: attention deficit disorder (ADD) breathing issues nutrition  prevention and treatment of childhood obesity

How I Try to Make A Difference

As the mother of two beautiful girls, I too, find myself going through the parenting journey. I understand the importance of listening to each child and their parents’ concerns. Through the practice of evidence-based medicine I want to help parents understand and promote their child’s healthy development.

Education & Training

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Atlantic Health Morristown Program, 2010

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Universidad Iberoamericana, 2003

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid
  • Aetna HMO/PPO
  • 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

Medical Interests

  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Respiratory problems in children
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity prevention
  • Childhood obesity and weight management

  • English
  • Spanish