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Nurturing Your Child's Growth

Fun. Safe. Comprehensive.

Kids are much more than just tiny adults.

And at Florida Hospital Waterman, our team is specially trained to care for their unique needs. With experienced community pediatricians and experts focused exclusively on hospital care, we’re committed to providing Lake County’s youngest residents with advanced, quality care from wellness visits to hospital stays.

The Pediatric Unit at Florida Hospital Waterman, part of the new Center for Women and Children, was designed with kids — like yours — in mind, and features:

  • • All private rooms
  • • Fun, colorful environment
  • • Kid-friendly examination room
  • • Large, flat-screen televisions
  • • Refrigerators


The aquatic theme found throughout the unit helps to create an environment where children can peacefully heal and parents can relax during a stressful time.

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Meet Your Child’s Physicians

Kids are much more than just tiny adults.

And at Florida Hospital Waterman, our team is specially trained to care for their unique needs. With experienced community pediatricians and experts focused exclusively on hospital care, we’re committed to providing Lake County’s youngest residents with advanced, quality care from wellness visits to hospital stays.

Plus, through our partnership with Florida Hospital for Children, consulting specialists are easily accessible to help assist in the comprehensive, coordinated care of your child.

Pediatric Hospitalists

Sherryl G. Gordon, MD

Board Certified in Pediatrics


Residencies:
  • Pediatrics, Howard Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL

Monica Guirguis, DO

Pediatrics


Residencies:
  • Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI


Dr. Gordon and Dr. Guirguis are pediatric hospitalists with Lake Hospital Associates. They specialize in the care of pediatric patients hospitalized at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares. As pediatric hospitalists, they provide services such as newborn exams, sick child in-patient visits, emergency room consults and hospital consults. They are committed to always delivering high quality care and prompt communication with the patient's pediatrician.


Pediatricians *

Lorna O Bennett, MD

Pediatrics

Maria Lourdes P Burgos, MD

Pediatrics

Rafael A Cheas, MD

Board Certified in Pediatrics

Denis Manuel Diaz, MD

Board Certified in Pediatrics

Rezia C.S Divaker, MD

Board Certified in Pediatrics

Valerie C. Boardman Thomas, MD

Board Certified in Pediatrics
*These Pediatricians are part of the Florida Hospital Waterman Medical Staff.

Specialized Imaging Services

Imaging services performed at Florida Hospital Waterman and at the Florida Hospital Waterman Center for Medical Imaging outpatient center are evaluated and interpreted by radiologists specializing in pediatrics.

Florida Hospital For Children

Thanks to our partnership with Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando, we now have access to more than 30 sub-specialties and 90-plus pediatric experts at the children's hospital, ensuring that your child gets state-of-the-art care from a trusted leader in pediatric medicine.

Additional services available at Walt Disney's Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, include:

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
  • Anesthesia and Sedation
  • Neuroscience
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cancer Blood Disorders
  • Orthopedics
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Childhood Development
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
  • Dermatology
  • Plastics and Cranial Facial
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Epilepsy
  • Transplant
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • General Surgery