PHYSICIANS TO CHILDREN
Caring for children since 1926
Physicians to Children is the oldest pediatric practice in Coral Gables, FL. The practice was founded in 1926 by Dr. Warren Quillian, Sr., one of the first pediatricians in South Florida. The son of a Methodist minister -- as well as physician -- he was the founder of the Jackson Memorial Hospital’s pediatric training program and served as the University of Miami School of Medicine’s first Department Chairman. He also served as president of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 1951-1952. Miami’s standing as a regional leader in public health and pediatric care owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Quillian’s pioneering spirit.
Dr. Quillian's son, Dr. Warren Quillian, II, joined him in practice in 1966. Following the footsteps of his father, he was a leader both locally and nationally, serving as president of the American Board of Pediatrics. He also dedicated much of his time to training future pediatricians. His dedication to Miami’s children granted his induction to The Greater Miami Pediatric Society’s Hall of Fame.
Dr. Sarah Legorburu-Selem joined Physicians to Children in 1984. She is a strong advocate of family centered care, striving to take care of the child and promote the well being of the family. She is former member of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors and currently resides on the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee.
Dr. Phillip Newcomm joined the practice in 1990, having been a former patient of Physicians to Children. He is deeply committed to the well-being of children and another strong advocate of family centered care. He currently resides on Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors.
Dr. Quillian, Dr. Legorburu-Selem, and Dr. Newcomm practiced together for many years. Dr. Quillian retired in 2006. Drs. Legorburu and Newcomm have now been practicing together for more than 30 years. They are committed to continuing the tradition of providing excellent medical care with a personal touch.
Dr. Sarah Marie Selem joined Physicians to Children in 2018, following the footsteps of her mother, Dr. Sarah Legorburu-Selem. Dr. Selem grew up admiring Dr. Quillian, Dr. Newcomm, and her mother. She is thrilled to join the practice and continue it’s proud tradition of family centered care for Miami’s newest generation.
Welcome to Physicians to Children! Founded in 1926, we are the oldest pediatric practice in Coral Gables and continue to provide traditional care in modern times. We are dedicated to providing your children and family with personalized and exceptional care from the day they are born until young adulthood. We take the time to get to know your children and your family in a way that is reminiscent of a small town doctor (as Dr. Quillian certainly was in 1926). We know that this is the key to providing compassionate, family centered care. We are your family and are available to you 24/7. It would be an honor to share our proud tradition with your family and future South Florida generations.
Our First Office - 140 Alhambra Circle
6920 Nervia Street
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Monday - Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 12 pm (sick visits only)
For urgent care, please call 305-667-0940.
You will be connected directly with the doctor on-call.
Please call in advance to schedule well-exams.
If your child is sick, please call the office and we will accommodate to see your child the same day.
We welcome you to have a prenatal visit with one of our physicians. This is an opportunity to meet our physicians and staff, and learn about the unique qualities of our practice. The purpose of this meeting is to help you decide whether our practice meets your family's expectations and values.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
ABOUT PHYSICIANS TO CHILDREN
Prevention of illness in children is far better than the treatment of disease. Many of our efforts will be focused on keeping your child healthy. We strive to achieve this during well child visits. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to discuss your concerns either in the office, via email, or over the telephone.
COORDINATION OF CARE
Knowing that teamwork is invaluable to your child's health, each physician will be aware of any important information as it pertains to your child. If your primary pediatrician is unavailable, the others will be able to provide the appropriate care.
Unique to our practice, is our involvement with your child since birth. One of our physicians will visit you and your baby at the hospital. We take the time to examine your newborn and provide you with anticipatory guidance.
Also unique to our practice, is our our excellent coordination with pediatric sub-specialists. For instance, if your child visits a specialist we will discuss the plan of care and work together to provide the best medical decision for your child.
If your child is admitted to Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital), one of our physicians will manage the child's care daily. We will be there to explain what is taking place every step of the way.
AFTER HOURS CARE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
Should a question or medical urgency arise after office hours, please call our main number - 305-667-0940. The doctor on call will answer you directly. Our practice elects not to have an answering service, so that we can respond to your call as quickly as possible. Should you feel the situation is an emergency, in addition to calling us, please take your child to the emergency room at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Baptist Hospital, or the nearest hospital. Please provide the hospital personnel with our name, so that they contact us.
ONSITE LABORATORY AND X-RAY
Our office has a laboratory onsite, so that we may quickly obtain results and manage your child's illness. The office also has an X-Ray machine that facilitates accurate diagnosis. These options save you time, inconvenience, and the additional expense of visiting an urgent care or emergency room.
Physicians to Children is considered an out-of-network provider as it does not participate with any insurance plans. However, at the end of every visit we provide you with an insurance claim documentation to assist you in obtaining reimbursement from your insurance company. You may be reimbursed if you participate in a PPO insurance plan. There are third party companies, such as Better (https://getbetter.co.), that use a photo of your claim to help you obtain reimbursement. They determine your eligibility and follow up with your health insurance company.
Physicians to Children believes that our families may benefit most from a PPO insurance policy and/or a health savings account. A PPO insurance policy tends to pay you for out-of-network services, while an HMO policy does not. A PPO policy will also let you choose which physicians are the best fit for your child and will not require referrals for specialists. A high deductible PPO insurance policy works best with a health savings account (HSA). A HSA is a tax favored savings account for the purpose of paying medical expenses. Contributions to your HSA are 100% tax deductible, withdrawals from the account to pay for expenses are tax-free, and interest on your savings are tax deferred. HSAs are a great way to pay yearly deductibles.
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6920 Nervia St, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA