Optimal Care Pediatrics

150 SW Chamber Court Suite 101
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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Monday to Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

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Optimal Care Pediatrics

150 SW Chamber Court Suite 101
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Preparing for Newborn: October 15th

We inewborn imagenvite you to join Dr. Mondesir for an Optimal Care Pediatrics Facebook Live event – Preparing for Newborn on Monday, October 15th from 2-3 p.m. She will be teaming up with PhysiciansToWomen staff members: Dr. Samantha Rawlins, a Board Certified OB/GYN physician and Michele McIntrye, a certified mid-wife, ARNP-CNM. They will explore topics like how to start preparing for your newborn’s arrival, what to expect in the first few days of bringing your baby home and newborn care essentials. Post your questions to the event discussion beforehand and we will answer them live!

October is Selective Mutism Awareness Month

October is Selective Mutism Awareness month! Watch Dr. Mondesir as she interviews Dr. Vera Joffe, a psychologist, who is Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, on Selective Mutism, a childhood anxiety disorder where kids find it difficult to speak in certain social settings. We hope you find the information useful about this childhood anxiety disorder.

To contact Dr. Vera Joffe, email vera@verajoffe.com or call 954-341-4441. Dr. Joffe is an author of a book about Selective Mutism called Sophie’s Story – A Guide to Selective Mutism. You can purchase her book here.

The Selective Mutism Association is a national organization that is a resource for parents and caregivers too.

Heart Health Essentials for Babies and Kids: Video Resource

For the eighth in a series of childhood health topics talks hosted by Optimal Care Pediatrics, Dr. Mondesir teamed up with Dr. Jaime Alkon, a Pediatric and Fetal Cardiologist with Kidz Medical Services, Inc. for our Facebook Live event  – Heart Health Essentials for Babies and Kids. We hope you found the information useful about the many aspects of keeping your kids hearts healthy.

To contact Dr. Jaime Alkon, email jalkon@kidzmedical.com or call (561) 558-1212 – Option 3.

Selective Mutism Basics: Video Resource

Dr. Mondesir was live on Facebook at the annual Selective Mutism Association conference in Chicago. Watch the video as she interviews Selective Mutism experts Rachel Busman, PsyD and Jami Furr, PhD on the basics of Selective Mutism – a childhood anxiety disorder where kids find it difficult to speak in certain social settings.

At Optimal Care Pediatrics, we treat many types of anxiety disorders that affect children, such as Selective Mutism. Dr. Mondesir has a special interest in Selective Mutism. She sits on the Board of directors of the Selective Mutism Association and is a children’s book author. Her latest work, “Mason is Learning to Roar”, which tells the story of a young lion with Selective Mutism, is now available on Amazon.

To make an appointment or schedule an office tour, call 772-301-0123.

Heart Health Essentials for Babies and Kids: September 22nd

Join Monheart health essentials imagedesir and Dr. Jaime Alkon, a Pediatric and Fetal Cardiologist with Kidz Medical Services, for an Optimal Care Pediatrics Facebook Live event, Heart Health Essentials for Babies and Kids, on September 22nd from 1 – 2 p.m. We will explore topics like assessing pre-natal risk factors for cardiovascular disease, identifying risk factors in children such as obesity and more. You will also get tips on what you can do to reduce these risks and keep your child’s heart healthy. Please post your questions to the event discussion beforehand and we will answer them live!

Day For Kids: September 1

Boys and Girls Club Day for KidsCome meet us this Saturday, September 1st, at the Day for Kids Celebration presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County at Causeway Cove Marina in Fort Pierce. Optimal Care Pediatrics is excited to participate in this outdoor family-friendly event from 12 – 6 p.m.! So be sure to stop by our table and say hello! We will have a mystery “grab” prize for your child, too. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Causeway Cove Marina’s address is 601 Seaway Dr., Fort Pierce, FL 34949.

 

Bullying and Its Impact on Kids: Video Resource

For the seventh in a series of childhood health topics talks hosted by Optimal Care Pediatrics, Dr. Mondesir teamed up with Dr. Laura S. Olivos, a licensed psychologist and owner of The Olive Tree Center for Child & Family Psychology, LLC and Lois McGuire, author of Don’t Be That KID At School, for our Bullying and Its Impact on Kids Facebook Live event. We hope you found the information useful about the many facets of bullying and its impact on children and families. Here is a Don’t Be That KID At School Q & A resource that answers questions about what is bullying and gives tips on what to do and what not to do.

To contact Dr. Laura S. Olivos, email info@olivetreepsychology.com or call 772-763-4070. To contact Lois McGuire, email lois@dontbethatkid.net or call 561-512-1013. To purchase the book Don’t Be That KID! At School, visit http://www.dontbethatkid.net.

Bullying and Its Impact on Kids: August 25th

Join Dr. Mondesir for an Optimal Care Pediatrics Facebook Live event – “Bullying and Its Impact on Kids” on August 25th from 1 – 2 p.m.  Dr. Mondesir will be teaming up with Dr. Laura S. Olivos, a licensed psychologist and owner of The Olive Tree Center for Child & Family Psychology, and Lois McGuire, author of Don’t Be That Kid at School, to explore topics like what bullying consists of, tips on how to talk to your child about bullying, how bullying impacts kids and tips on what parents and caretakers can do.

We want to know what questions you would like to ask! Post them to the event discussion beforehand and we will answer them live!

Back to School Bash: August 11th

Meet us at the Mall on August 11th for the Treasure Coast Square Mall’s annual Back to School Bash! Optimal Care Pediatrics is participating in this fun-filled event. We invite you to stop by our table and say hello to us. Be sure to ask how your child can receive a mystery prize!

 

Back to School Expo: August 4th

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 4th! Join us in the fun at Christian FM’s first annual Back to School Expo at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Optimal Care Pediatrics is excited to participate in this family-friendly event! So be sure to stop by our table and say hello! Ask us how your child can select a mystery prize! We look forward to meeting you and your family.

There will be vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, food trucks, great giveaways and more at the Expo!