Eric A. Loveless, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville 807 Children's Way Jacksonville, FL 32207 Appointment: (904) 697-3600

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I was raised in Bahrain and Holland before moving to the U.S., and served in the Navy in Operation Desert Storm. I’ve always been interested in athletics. In school I ran cross-country, played soccer and tennis, and was a diver for the swim team. My wife is an Occupational Medicine physician, and our daughter is an occupational therapist.

Why I Treat Children

I enjoy working with children and spending time with my patients and families. I always wanted to go into medicine and became interested in pediatric orthopedics after working with a professor with cerebral palsy, who also inspired me to specialize in that condition.

What I'm Passionate About

I believe all children, regardless of financial means, should have the same opportunities for medical care when they need it. One of the reasons I joined Nemours is because it’s not-for-profit, and personal gain isn’t part of the equation.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Orthopedics - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 1993


  • General Surgery - Naval Hospital San Diego, 1984


  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Naval Hospital San Diego, 1989

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Georgetown University Medical School, 1983

Awards & Recognition

  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America
  • 2011 Best Doctors in America
  • 2015 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Alabama Medicaid/Patient First
  • AmeriGroup GA MCAID HMO JAX/GA
  • AmeriGroup GA PeachCare For Kids Jax/GA
  • 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
  • Georgia Medicaid/Georgia Better Health/Peachcare
  • 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
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Arthrogryposis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Clubfoot
  • Foot and Ankle Conditions
  • Fracture Management
  • Hand and Upper Extremities
  • Hip Conditions
  • Knee Conditions
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Scoliosis
  • Skeletal Dysplasia
  • Spinal Deformities

Research Activities

I’ve done research focusing on trauma and care of femur fractures in children.

Medical Interests

  • Limb and hand deformities
  • Limb lengthening
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformities

  • Young, P., Rhea, E., Rasmussen, L., & Loveless, E. (2021). Biplanar fluoroscopy in pediatric orthopaedics. Techniques in Orthopaedics, 36(2), 171-174. doi:10.1097/BTO.0000000000000424

  • Quan, X., Joseph, A., Nanda, U., Moyano-Smith, O., Kanakri, S., Ancheta, C., & Loveless, E. A. (2016). Improving Pediatric Radiography Patient Stress, Mood, and Parental Satisfaction Through Positive Environmental Distractions: A Randomized Control Trial. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(1), e11-e22. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2015.08.004

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