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    Dr. Luis E. Scaccabarrozzi

    Board Certified Pediatrician in Gainesville. I graduated from San Martin de Porres University in Lima, Peru. In Peru I served as the Director of a Medical Center in Callao, Peru (main port and one of lowest income cities of Peru). I was able to coordinate many immunization and health care programs for children in the community. I decided to move back home to Chicago where I completed a Masters of Public Health at the University of Illinois and worked as a 2nd grade teacher. I completed the master's degree and was able to be involved as a research associate at many city and federal organizations. In 2004, I completed the Pediatric Residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating I settled in Gainesville in private practice until establishing Kids Doc Pediatrics in 2007. I participate as a member of the University of Florida – Pediatrics After Hours. I have privileges at Shands - University of Florida and North Florida Regional Medical Center.
    Though I was born in Chicago and raised in Lima, Peru I have learned to love Gainesville that has given me the opportunity to raise my children in a great city. Outside of work I enjoy traveling and spending time with my wife and 3 children (Gianella, Andrea, and Piero). I enjoy watching and playing soccer with my children.

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    Mrs. Yvonne Scaccabarrozzi
    Office Manager

    I was born in Peru and come from a family of 5 sisters. I studied Elementary Education and became a Preschool teacher in Peru and later worked as a kindergarten teacher in Chicago. After completing my career in Education I married Dr. Scaccabarrozzi in 1993. I am a mother of 3 children: Gianella, Andrea, and Piero. Upon arrival in Gainesville I became the Spanish teacher at Queen of Peace Catholic Academy. I've always been interested in working with children and feel privileged in being part of Kids Doc Pediatrics. I have been the office manager since opening in 2007. I strive in making our priority in service being "patients are the most important people in our practice..

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    Elizma Mercier
    Physician Assistant

    Elizma was born and raised in South Africa. As a senior in High School, she received a scholarship to play Varsity Tennis and study in America. Elizma received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Georgia Southwestern State University and her degree as a Physician Assistant from South University in Savannah, Georgia. She also completed her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. Elizma has worked as a Pediatric Physician Assistant for the past 16 years and is grateful for the opportunity to serve at Kids Doc Pediatrics. Elizma and her family have made Gainesville their home since 2006. She and her husband Brook (her college sweetheart) have two children, Ben, 7 and Kate, 3 (who keep them on their toes). She loves spending time with them and experiencing the world through her children's eyes. Hobbies includes arts and crafts, decorating, baking and gardening. Her passion in life is her faith, family and the privilege to practice medicine. She always had a love for children and enjoys each little patient's unique personality. She is so excited to serve our patients and to take care of each precious child, as if her own.

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    Meghan Bishop
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    Meghan was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. After graduating High School, she attended Florida State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003. After college, she worked as a Registered Nurse at Arnold Parmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida. In 2005, Meghan moved to Jacksonville, Florida and was a Nurse at Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital. Meghan married her husband Mitch in 2007, and the United States Marine Corps moved them to Quantico, Virginia. While in Virginia, Meghan worked at Inova Children’s Hospital on the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit. After years of working in the hospital, Meghan decided to further her career in nursing, and attended graduate school at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore. She graduated with her Masters in Nursing specializing in Pediatric Primary care in 2011. Meghan and Mitch were college sweethearts (they met at band camp) and they have 2 beautiful children, Isla and Landon. Meghan loves spending time with her family and friends. In her free time, Meghan enjoys running, shopping, and cooking. She loves children and their innocence and enjoys watching them grow.

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    Jennifer Kabrich

    Jennifer Kabrich began her medical career in 1999 working with adults and pediatrics. She joined Kids Doc Pediatrics in 2008. Jennifer spends most of her time watching her son Ethan competes in Archery Events and is looking forward to continuing to further her education in the medical field in the future. The reason Jennifer chose to become a nurse and work in Pediatrics is because she finds her daily job rewarding, and it allows her to be a part of each child’s developmental stages big or small, sick or well on a daily basis!

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    Rachel Perez
    Front Desk

    I was born in Venezuela and moved to Miami, Fl when I was seventeen. I'm twenty six at the moment. Currently, I'm doing the pre requisite to apply to the physical therapy program at Santa Fe College. I enjoy helping others and hope to the best I can with every child and family at our office.