White-Wilson Medical Center

Pediatrics in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Navarre, Niceville at White-Wilson Medical Center
Pediatrics in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Navarre, Niceville at White-Wilson Medical Center

About White-Wilson Pediatrics Clinic

White-Wilson Pediatrics offers comprehensive children's health and wellness services in five convenient locations-Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Navarre and Niceville and serves as the area's largest pediatric group. Our pediatricians provide extensive experience managing all of the medical needs of children, from the severely ill to the day-to-day conditions of childhood. Our pediatric doctors have a thorough knowledge of childhood diseases and conditions and of the growth and developmental needs of children, from infancy to adulthood. We focus on disease prevention, health promotion and well childcare.

We understand that when your child is sick, time is of the essence. White-Wilson takes same day appointments and offers Saturday Clinic hours in Fort Walton Beach! Clinic hours are listed below for your reference.

White-Wilson Pediatrics accepts most major insurances, and offers lab and imaging all under one roof!


Appointments

We request that established patients arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment time, and new patients arrive 30 minutes prior to allow for registration time. Because of the volume of patients we see each day we request that you call prior to an unexpected visit, as we do not accept walk-ins. In the case of an emergency, the Emergency Room may be the most appropriate place to take your child.


Health Maintenance

Health maintenance visits are often referred to as well child visits, physicals or checkups. The purpose of a health maintenance visit is to assess the overall health of your child. This includes following his/her growth, development and emotional wellbeing. The child is screened for hidden health problems and immunized against certain infectious diseases. This is the time when routine concerns about the child's health, behavior and development are addressed. More complex issues usually require separate appointments to fully evaluate.

The following schedule is recommended:

  • 2 weeks
  • 2 months*
  • 4 months*
  • 6 months*
  • 9 months
  • 12 months*
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • Annual visits after 24 months

* Routine immunizations due at these visits


Pediatric Oversight

Dr. Shelton Pediatrician in Fort Walton BeachPediatricians specialize in understanding and dealing with the very delicate physical, mental, and emotional processes and developmental changes that children undergo while they are under pediatric care.

This training provides pediatricians with the ability to provide specialized care and treatment that is safe for growing patients to undergo.

Perhaps the most important thing pediatricians do is monitor a child's development to ensure it is occurring normally; they will assess mental, emotional, and psychological behaviors to ensure there are not any issues such as:

  • Congenital defects
  • Genetic variances
  • Growth issues
  • Pathological concerns

Should the pediatrician be alerted to any developmental abnormalities, he or she will recommend a specialist who is capable of treating disorders in patients under the age of 18.


When to See the Pediatrician

Typically, pediatricians will see infants within one week of birth; provided the infant remains in the same community during his or her upbringing, that infant will continue seeing the same pediatrician for the first 18 years of his or her life.

When infants, children, and adolescents are sick for any reason, they typically see their pediatrician. Even when young patients have to seek emergency care or immediate care when their pediatrician is not available, it is highly recommended by the physician handling the patient that the pediatrician be consulted with as soon as the patient is well enough and sometimes even before then.

  • Parents should take their child to see their pediatrician for routine wellness checks. During the infant stage, checkups happen often. As the baby grows and develops, checkups do not need to occur as frequently and typically, children only need to be seen once per year for a general wellness check.

  • Parents should take their child to see the pediatrician when their child shows signs of being unwell. Even a common cold could be viral and not bacterial; in such cases, the cold could easily turn into something more complicated and life-threatening like pneumonia.

  • Parents should take their child to see their pediatrician for routine and requisite vaccinations.

  • Parents should take their child to see the pediatrician when and if their child's mood or behavior changes drastically. This could be a sign of something more problematic like abuse or bullying, or it could be an indication of a psychological problem in which case the sooner intervention is provided, the better the outcome.

Because children are too young to facilitate their own care, they are solely reliant on parents and caregivers to get medical help, so adults need to make sure they are attentive to when their children indicates that they are unwell, and they need to be proactive with their children's general wellness checks.


White-Wilson Medical Center Pediatric Clinic Hours

Fort Walton Beach
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Crestview
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

Niceville
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

DeFuniak Springs
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Destin
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Navarre
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Health Forms For Patients Under 12 Months

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Our Pediatric Specialists

David Erickson, M.D.
Pediatrics
Fort Walton Beach
850.863.8203

Evan Meeks, M.D.
Pediatrics
Niceville
850.729.4641

Melanie Parm, D.O.
Pediatrics
Navarre
850.396.0108

Richard Reno, M.D.
Pediatrics
Destin
850.269.6400

Robinson, Shane, D.O., FACOP
Pediatrics

Crestview
850.398.8725

Irina Smith, MD
Pediatrics
Fort Walton Beach
850.863.8203

Robert Shelton, M.D.
Pediatrics
Fort Walton Beach
850.863.8203

Kyle Simmers, M.D., FAAP
Pediatrics
Niceville
850.729.4641

Dale Volquartsen, M.D.
Pediatrics
DeFuniak Springs
850.314.6194

Brianna Rider, APRN
Pediatrics
Navarre
850.396.0108

Robin Renfroe, MD
Pediatrics
Crestview
850.398.8725

Make an Appointment

Crestview

127 E. Redstone Avenue, Unit B

Crestview, Florida 32539

850.398.8725

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Destin

990 Airport Road

Destin, Florida 32541

850.269.6400

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DeFuniak Springs

1045 US Highway 331 S, Suite D

DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435

850.892.3366

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Navarre

8990 Navarre Parkway

Navarre, Florida 32566

850.396.0108

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Niceville

2001 Highway 20

Niceville, Florida 32578

850.729.4641

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