Welcome to Pediatric Specialists.

Pediatric Specialists was founded in 1959 by Robert M. McKey Jr., M.D. and has been at our current location in Coral Gables since that time. The mission of our practice has always been directed at providing a highly personalized level of care in a small practice environment. Our commitment to continuity of care is of utmost importance at our practice, as we feel that greater familiarity between our patients / families and our physicians / staff results in a more conservative approach to healthcare.

In addition to our regular office hours, our doctors have a commitment to being personally available for all after hours emergency calls, in addition to visiting and caring for well newborns at Baptist, South Miami, and Mercy Hospitals. Our onsite laboratory enables us to perform a variety of screening and diagnostic testing as well. In addition, our recent conversion to EMR and social media integration has created access to a variety of health tools and resources for our families.

In summary, Pediatric Specialists is in many ways an old-fashioned practice with modern conveniences. Well into our third generation of patients, we feel fortunate to have had the ability to be partaking in the joy of watching children and their families grow, and look forward to continuing this as our mission in the years to come.


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A SALMONELLA ALERT: If you have this cereal at home read this and throw the cereal out or return it to the store.OUTBREAK Update: Salmonella infections linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal now total 100 people in 33 states. Do not eat, serve, or sell any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. Learn more here: go.usa.gov/xQtxk ... See MoreSee Less

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Do you think your kids are strapped in properly to their car seats? There is a chance they may not be.

We get it, you are usually in a rush when you get into the car. You may have the strap situated properly, but then when the kids get out of the seat the clip may slide down. This means you should check the clip each and every time you strap your little ones in.

The picture on the LEFT shows the correct placement for the clip. Should you have an accident the clip high over the chest helps the sternum and rib cage protect the organs. NOTE: The clip should be at armpit level. Not higher, Not lower.

The picture on the RIGHT shows what NOT to do. A low clip means the child could be ejected, internal bleeding could occur or organ damage.

One last reminder... make sure the straps are tight. You shouldn't be able to pinch the straps. They shouldn't have much give at all.

We hope you won't ever have to test any of this out, but you know what they say, "it's better to be safe than sorry" and that is especially the case where our children are concerned.

HAPPY DRIVING!
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You may think a playground is a great place for your child to unwind on a summer day, but make sure you test out how hot the slides are and always keep your children's shoes on! Good Morning America has some other good playground warnings and tips in this video. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fireworks can be lots of fun to look at, but this 4th of July remember they aren’t child’s play! Lots of injuries happen from fireworks and we don’t want any of your children to get hurt.

KidsHealth warns:
“Kids should never play with fireworks. Things like firecrackers, rockets, and sparklers are just too dangerous. If you give kids sparklers, make sure they keep them outside and away from the face, clothing, and hair.”

As far as sparklers are concerned USA TODAY adds:
“The fiery sticks can reach up to 3,000℉ when ignited, hot enough to cause severe skin burns and catch flammable clothing on fire. Parents should take extreme caution when handling sparklers with children, due to the high chances of being burned.”
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It's summer and that means it's pool season. You may think your pool is secure but is it truly kid proof? Today Good Morning America has a reminder that regardless of whether you have a pool fence or locked ladder, small children should still never be alone around pools. ... See MoreSee Less

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Packing your children’s bag for camp this week or maybe taking your little ones to a playground? Don’t forget the sunscreen! See what Dr. Kramer says about this essential summer item.

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The calendar may say Fall, BUT the next few days the temperature is expected to hover around 90. This means it's still essential to apply sunscreen to the kiddos.

Dr. Gary Kramer has some tips, including whether you need to buy an SPF over 50. His answer may surprise you!
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