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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.

  • Office Manager

    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..

  • Nurse Practitioner

    Brandi Duran

    I was born and raised in South Florida and then moved to Tallahassee, Florida to attend Florida State University. I received my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from FSU in 2012. From there, I moved to Lexington, Kentucky to continue my education. While there I worked for 3 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as an RN, while going to school. I completed my Doctorate of Nursing Practice in December of 2015. While living in Kentucky I met my husband and we had our beautiful son, Samuel. I began working at Kids Doc Pediatrics in January 2016 and have been apart of the office since then. I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. We love Disney and the beach! I absolutely love my career and watching all our patients grow. I love working with kids and cannot imagine myself doing anything else.

  • Nurse

    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.

  • Nurse

    Jennifer Owens

    Jennifer Owens began her medical career in 1999 working with adults and pediatrics. She joined Kids Doc Pediatrics in 2008. She is currently working on completing her Masters in Nursing Degree. Jennifer is married to her husband Joe, with their one son Ethan, who keeps them very busy with baseball and football. The reason Jennifer chose to become a nurse and work in Pediatrics 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!

  • Nurse

    Emily Wolf
    Front Desk

    I was born and raised in Gainesville. I have 2 sisters, 1 brother, and 2 step sisters. I graduated from Eastside High School in June of 2011. I have a son named Lucas who will be 2 in May. I have my CNA which I received in the fall of 2012. I graduated with my AA in nursing in December of 2013 and am hoping to further my nursing career in the future.

  • Front Desk

    Daniela Pareja
    Front Desk

    I was born in Miami, FL and I moved to Gainesville for undergraduate school at UF a couple of years ago. At UF I completed my Bachelors degree in Biology and Nutritional Sciences and I will be attending the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry in the Fall. I have an older brother and a younger sister. A fun fact about me is that I speak three languages.

  • Front Desk

    Erika Atencio
    Front Desk

    I was born in Venezuela and moved to Weston, Florida when I was four. About a year after, I moved to Orlando, where I stayed up until my acceptance to the University of Florida in 2014. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in May of 2018, I plan to do a Masters Program before attending medical school. I have a golden retriever and a tuxedo cat and I love kickboxing. I enjoy helping others and hope to do the best I can with every child and family at our office.