Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine at ACH JHM will help children enjoy happy and healthy lives by providing comprehensive care that is easily accessible, highly coordinated and focused on positive outcomes. The clinic focuses on prevention and treatment of common pediatric conditions as well as the management of children with complex conditions. The clinic provides:
- Preventative and well-child care including immunizations and screenings for infants, school age children and adolescents through application of evidence-based practices (we follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunization schedules)
- Care for patients experiencing acute/sick symptoms
- Same-day appointments to accommodate the patient and family
In addition to the care provided in clinic, our Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine practice also has:
- Access to pediatric specialists and subspecialists throughout the outpatient care center
- ACH community outreach programs promoting healthy lifestyles available to our patients and their families, including:
Announcing Dr. Rachel Dawkins
Rachel Dawkins, MD will be joining the ACH JHM Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine practice as medical director for our growing practice as well as director of continuity clinic experiences for our ACH JHM physicians in training. Dr. Dawkins' past experiences as a general pediatrician and clinician educator will are an integral resource to our practice’s mission toward becoming a center of excellence in patient care, education and research.
Originally from the St. Pete/Clearwater area, Dr. Dawkins completed undergraduate and medical school at the University of Miami. She moved to New Orleans for residency at Louisiana State University, where she also completed a year as chief resident. As a faculty member at LSU, Dr. Dawkins spent six years as an Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency program.
Dr. Dawkins is immediate past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Young Physicians. Dr. Dawkins' research and interests are in advocacy, resident education and childhood obesity.
Dr. Dawkins can often be heard saying she has "the best job on Earth" because of her exceptional patients and families and is excited to join the team at All Children's Hospital.
Services We Provide
- Prenatal assessments
- Bayfront Baby Place nursery coverage
- NICU follow-up care
- Primary care pediatrics
- Well-child checkups
- School physicals
- Urgent care
- Healthy weight assessment
- Evidence-based medicine
- Adolescent healthcare
- Care management for children with special health-care needs
- Convenient access to all other All Children’s Hospital services:
Notice to Prospective Patients about Vaccines
Our practice believes that vaccinating children and young adults is a crucial step in promoting healthy lives and healthy futures. Routine childhood immunizations have resulted in a tremendous decline in serious infections, disability and death. Unfortunately, life-threatening illnesses like measles, meningitis and pertussis (whooping cough), among others, have become increasingly prevalent in the United States due to deviations from the recommended vaccine schedules. Sadly, a single unvaccinated child within your community or a single unvaccinated passenger on a routine airline flight may expose your child to these highly preventable illnesses. We understand that parents have questions and concerns about certain vaccines, and our pediatricians will be happy to discuss those concerns with you as a new patient.
Our mission is to promote the health of the individual child while also promoting the health of all children. Because failure to follow the recommended childhood vaccine schedule may endanger the health and life of a child, as well as endanger the lives of other individuals with whom the child comes in contact, we strongly encourage all parents to vaccinate their children on time, according to the recommended schedule.Therefore, if you have already decided with absolute certainty that you will not vaccinate your child(ren), we encourage you to find another health care provider who shares your views.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
Dr. Heinz Chavez
Raquel G. Hernandez MD, MPH
Christine Moore, ARNP, PNP-C
She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts in 2006. In 2009, she received her Master of Science to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with recognition as a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She has been board certified with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Christine is very happy to be at All Children’s Hospital John Hopkins Medicine and is looking forward to meeting new patients and families.