Welcome Letter

If you are the parent of a newborn, congratulations on this wonderful blessing for your family. We are here to act not only as your child’s physician, but also to help you through some of the baby issues that inevitably arise when you bring a new life into your home. If you are new to the practice with an older child or children, again we hope to live up to your expectations as their doctor. I would like to recommend some resources for you that can help with all sorts of issues that come up as you strive to raise a happy and healthy family. The Recommended Links tab in the Resources section is where you will find these links which have been researched and vetted by me. We will be adding new sites and information over time.

Although I am a solo doctor, I am fortunate to be affiliated with other pediatric professionals. Barbara Gardener MD and Hila Beckerman MD occasionally cover for me in the office when I am away.  Doctors Jack Blanco, Jerry Wexler, and Suzanne Laskas are kind enough to share call with me on Thursday afternoons, at night and on weekends, at their east Boca office. Our office receives a complete doctor report including labs whenever a patient is seen there from our practice. On nights and weekends, the doctor on call (either myself or one of the pediatricians from Boca Raton Pediatric Associates) is available through the Bethesda Hospital answering service. The number to call is always the same however: 39CHILD (561-392-4453.)

Our pediatric nurse, Alice has been with us for many years and has been a real asset to our families both in the office and on the phone. Jennifer handles the front desk and all administrative duties. In 2008, we introduced a modest annual family fee. This $325 fee makes it possible for us to provide for you the kind of care we do, access to our website, which has licensed and high quality information relevant to the care of your child, and email communication with me. We are attempting to maintain a personal, small private practice in order to give patients the time they need without the pressure of having to overschedule in order to make ends meet. In addition, many parents place value on the consistency of having primarily one doctor caring for their children.

I look forward to working together with you toward your child’s good health! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to discuss them with me.


Paul Christakis, MD