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The Florida Pediatrician, Winter 2021

The Florida Pediatrician is the peer-reviewed journal of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, published by the FCAAP Editorial Board for FCAAP members…

Florida Providers See Increased Demand For Telehealth Visits

Dr. Michael Haller, professor and chief of pediatric endocrinology at UF, said his department switched almost completely to telemedicine for a while in March and April. Haller said his unit has created equipment packages for parents to perform telehealth physicals for their children, and wireless enabled iPads have also been…

Delayed Nail Findings in Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

A 7-year-old boy with a history of eczema presented with painful peeling of his fingernails of several days’ duration. He denied any trauma or other inciting injury to his fingernails. His mother had a history of a nail fungus that reportedly had been difficult to treat.

The art of pediatric patient care

Anthony Macchio was already familiar with UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. After his second daughter, Isabel, was born with a heart defect in February 2019, he and his wife, Amy Hecht Macchio, became accustomed to traveling to Gainesville from Tallahassee for expert pediatric cardiology care. But three months after Isabel…

Celebration of Miracles Virtual 5K

Join us for a day-long opportunity to band together individually or socially distanced with friends and family from your home to make a difference for the pediatric patients at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital! Complete your chosen 5K route on your own time to support the more than 51,000 pediatric…

UF College of Medicine names new dean

Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine, becoming the 10th dean and the first woman to hold the appointment in the college’s 64-year history.