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Category Archives: Kids Doctor in Jacksonville

24/7 Welcomes Vernora Hightower, M.D.

We are pleased to announce that Vernora Hightower, M.D., has joined 24/7 Pediatric Care Centers. Dr. Hightower was born and raised in Chicago, Ill. She moved to New Orleans to attend Xavier University of Louisiana for her undergraduate degree, and upon graduation moved back to Chicago to attend the Rosalyn Franklin University/Chicago Medical School. She… Continue Reading

Santa’s On His Way!

Get ready for Santa! He’s going to make an early stop Dec. 5, from 1-5 p.m., in our Beaches office. We welcome one and all to come and have a photo made with Santa, courtesy of 24/7 Pediatric Care Centers. You’re also welcome to snap your own pictures of jolly old St. Nick with your… Continue Reading

Employee of the Month – Tyeisha Ross

Congratulations to Tyeisha for being selected October Employee of the Month! How long have you worked for us? 1 year and 10 months Do you have any pets? No Where did you go to high school?  William M. Raines  What degree are your working toward?  I plan to start a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program… Continue Reading

Differences in Organic, Natural and Health Foods

Differences in Organic, Natural, and Health Foods Although these terms are often used interchangeably, they have different meanings. Organic foods are grown without artificial pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides. Organic meat, eggs, and dairy products are obtained from animals that are fed natural feed and not given hormones or antibiotics. Natural foods are free of synthetic… Continue Reading

August Employee of the Month – Norma Carrangian

Our Employee of the Month for August is Norma Carrangian!  Norma was the first employee Dr. Benitez hired when he opened his very first practice in Neptune Beach in 1987!   She was his nurse, receptionist and billing department!  Dr. Benitez likes to say she looked after his money better than he did.  In the early years, when… Continue Reading

24/7 Pediatric Care Centers are Jacksonville pediatricians, Jacksonville Beach pediatricians, and Fleming Island pediatricians providing care for children from newborn to 18 years. Our 24-hour office also provides services for non-life-threatening illnesses to registered patients 24 hours a day.

24/7 Pediatric Care Centers is not a substitute for Emergency or Trauma-related medical care.
If you feel your child is experiencing a life-threatening event, immediately call 911.