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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Stephanie Brown, DDS
Hometown: Pontiac, MI
School: Meharry Medical College
Why I Chose Nicklaus: “I wanted a well-rounded training experience where the patient load is great but not overwhelming. I knew this would be a great place to improve and increase my speed.”
Patricia Casey, DDS
Hometown: Chicago, IL
School: University of Illinois
Hobbies: spending time with family, friends, and my dog, exercising, traveling
Why I Chose Nicklaus: “I chose NCH because of the exposure to strong, diverse clinical experiences, the knowledgeable and supportive faculty, and for the opportunity to experience living in beautiful Miami!”
Arlisha Hicks, DDS
Hometown: Houston, TX
Hobbies: family time, horseback riding, exploring new tacos
Why I Chose Nicklaus: “Being away from home can be difficult at times, but NCH has such a family vibe that it makes it easier. The attendings and staff are truly amazing and hands-on helpful. I knew I wanted to be in a place that would prepare me for practicing one day, and NCH is amazing for doing that and more.
Priya Vijapura, DMD
Hometown: Panama City Beach, FL
School: University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies: going to the beach, reading Harry Potter, Bollywood dancing, traveling
Why I Chose Nicklaus: “NCH is a great working and learning environment with great training, in a great city!”
Dixin Wang, DMD
Hometown: Toronto, CA
School: Roseman University of Health Sciences
Hobbies: explore new food, visit museums, enjoy the outdoors
Why I Chose Nicklaus: “I like the culture, diversity, friendly staff and supportive atmosphere. Everyone is very approachable and easy to get along.”
Sasha Acloque, DDS
Hometown: Miami, FL
Hobbies: Reading, spending time with family, running
Why I Chose Nicklaus: "I chose Nicklaus because the program is highly versatile and offers a strong and comprehensive training that will help me become a more knowledgeable and experienced clinician. The atmosphere is so joyful and welcoming, I knew it was exactly where I wanted to be!"
Marianne B. Cardenas, DMD
School: University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Hobbies: Salt life, exploring, reading
Why I Chose Nicklaus: “I decided to continue my studies at Nicklaus Children's because of its vision, the extent of children seen, and the community of educators and staff that have now become family.”
Jerry Chery, DDS
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
School: Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry
Hobbies: Photography, horology, music and traveling
Why I Chose Nicklaus: “Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides a nurturing and fostering platform for professional developmental growth. The hospital-based clinical experiences received here are unparalleled.”
Nelson Hui, DMD
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Hobbies: Music, Piano
Why I Chose NCH: “The fun, friendly, and supportive culture between the attending faculty, staff, and residents attracted me to NCH. I am enjoying the diverse range of clinical experiences NCH offers in an ideal learning environment, as well as the opportunity to serve those in our surrounding communities.”
Maidelys Oliva, DMD
Hometown: Hialeah, Florida
School: Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Hobbies: Reading, yoga, traveling, broadway shows, salsa dancing
Why I Chose Nicklaus: “NCH was my top choice when selecting among the dental pediatric residency programs. NCH’s well-balanced curriculum, with strong emphasis on clinical training, made me feel confident that the two-year program is equipped with the resources one needs for professional success. NCH’s commitment to the wellbeing of the south Florida community makes me proud to be part of the NCH family.”