Forest Office: 352-625-2727       Dunnellon Office: 352-522-1862 Main Office: 352-671-6741

About

Premier Pediatrics

Pediatric Services in Ocala, FL

We are a Pediatric Primary Care Medical Practice serving children from birth to 18 years of age in the Ocala, Dunnellon, Silver Springs, and surrounding areas. 

Our mission is to provide as many families with access to quality medical care as possible, while providing great customer service and a superior patient experience. 

We understand how important it is for you to have peace of mind when it comes to your children’s health, and look forward to the opportunity to care of your children.

Call us at (352) 671-6741 to schedule your first appointment!

We make it our goal to provide you with access to care when you need it by providing the following: 

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1Same Day Sick Visits

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2Telemedicine Appointments

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3Multiple locations

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4Weekend Hours

Pediatricians in Ocala, Dunnellon, and Silver Springs FL

Office Locations

Ocala

7960 SW 60th Ave

Ocala FL 34476

Phone: (352) 671-6741
Fax: (352) 671-6742

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Sat

8am – 5pm

Dunnellon

5388 S. US Highway 41

Dunnellon, FL 34432

Phone: (352) 522-1862
Fax: (352) 522-1863

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Fri

8am – 5pm

Silver Springs

14141 Hwy 40, Unit B

Silver Springs, FL 34488

Phone: (352) 625-2727
Fax: (352) 625-2728

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Fri

8am – 5pm

Our Healthcare Providers

Dr. Shahab Eunus

Shahab Eunus, MD

Founder & Medical Director

A Board-Certified Pediatrician, Dr. Shahab Eunus specializes in general and behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Eunus earned his medical degree with honors in St. Petersburg, Russia and completed his pediatric residency at the prestigious Cornell University, Lincoln Medical, New York. Multilingual, Dr. Eunus speaks English, Russian and Bengali and has the ability to obtain medical history in Spanish. Dr. Eunus has a special place in his heart for children with ADHD, as he is the father of a child with ADHD. Dr. Eunus is a Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Marion County Medical Society.

Dr. Millie Poole

Physician

Dr. Millie Poole brings over 20 years of experience as a working physician to Premier Pediatrics, as a Board-Certified Internist and a Board-Certified Pediatrician. Dr. Poole specializes in all ages and behavioral pediatrics. She truly enjoys working with patients in all stages of their lives and takes pride in being a resource for their healthy habits.

After earning her Medical Degree at the University of Miami, Florida, Dr. Poole completed her residency at Metrohealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Pablo Almuna

Physician

Dr. Almuna is a Board-certified Pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics with 20 years of experience in the medical field. He did his medical school at Universidad de Concepcion in Chile and worked in family medicine for many years before doing his pediatric residency at Woodhull Medical Center/New York University.

Then, he worked in a Pediatric rural clinic and hospital in Arkansas. Following that, he moved back to Chile and dedicated to the care of newborns in a NICU, before moving to Ocala to work at Premier Pediatrics. Dr. Almuna is Bilingual (Spanish and English). His major hobby is to travel with his family. 

Dr. Almuna is not available for Telemedicine at this time.

Dr. Vlada Eunus

Doctor of Nursing

Vlada Eunus is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Doctor of Nursing Practice. She obtained her first degree from the Herzen Teaching University in 1994 and worked as an elementary school teacher for several years. After moving to the United States, she earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the Stony Brook University (SUNY) in 2008 and worked as an RN in the vent unit of the Wyckoff Hospital for almost 5 years. Dr. Vlada earned her Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in Pediatrics Primary Care in 2013-2016 from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Vlada speaks three languages: Russian, English, and Bengali. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International organization. 

Don Conner

Nurse Practitioner

Donald Conner relocated from Michigan with his family in 1990 to pursue a career in Pediatrics. His educational background includes degrees from Southwestern Michigan College and undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Florida.

He has cared for children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the University of Florida. These patients include trauma, Organ TFA along with Pediatric Cancers specializing in neuro-oncology. As a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Donald specialized in acute illnesses and ADHD.

Don Conner is not available for Telemedicine at this time.

Nodica Browne

Nurse Practitioner

Nodica Browne obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bethune Cookman University in 2007.

She worked on a Progressive Care Unit for 10 years where she cared for cardiac patients. In 2016 Nodica earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from South University. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has the ability to care for the whole family, but her passion to see children have healthy lives has led her to the pediatric population.

She has served the pediatric population for about 3 years. She loves caring for patients and feels like work isn’t work, but her passion and a calling. She is thankful for the opportunity to care for your children.

Shannon Grow

Nurse Practitioner

Shannon has had a lifelong career serving in pediatrics that began 20 years ago working in School Health at the Florida Department of Health – Marion County. She has always enjoyed taking care of children of all ages.

Shannon received her Nursing diploma from Central Florida College in Ocala, Florida and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Jacksonville. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts as Family Nurse Practitioner.  Shannon is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, certified by The American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Shannon is excited to meet new patients and care for the surrounding community by implementing Premier Pediatrics’ mission of quality healthcare.

Rachel Couture

Nurse Practitioner

Rachel was born and raised here in Ocala, FL and recently moved back to the area. She has always had a desire to take care of pediatric patients and feels beyond blessed to have the opportunity to care for children and their families in her very own hometown!

She is an Advanced Registered Family Nurse Practitioner, Board certified by the ANCC with over eight years of experience taking care of tiny babies as a Registered Nurse in the Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Fl. She returned to school in 2016 to pursue her APRN degree from the University of Central Florida and graduated in 2019.

Tiffani Masar

Physician Assistant

Tiffani is a certified Physician Assistant who has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She obtained her first Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Anatomy & Physiology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins Colorado.  In 2001 she received a Bachelor’s of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi West Virginia. 
 
After spending nearly her entire life in Colorado, she moved to Florida in November of 2020 and is looking forward to enjoying all that the Sunshine State has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family. 

Peyton Wohlwender

Nurse Practitioner

Peyton is an Advanced Registered Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Spanish from Centre College in Kentucky. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She completed her clinicals at various outpatient pediatric clinics and outpatient speciality clinics at Monroe Carrel Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society. She is excited to meet and care for your children!

What We Offer:

Pediatric Primary Care Services

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General Pediatrics

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Telemedicine Visits

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Pediatric Well Visits

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Allergy Management

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Asthma Management

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Acne Management

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Mental Health & ADHD

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Weight Management

Insurances We Accept:

The Story of

Dr. Raffy Smiggles:

When driving up to our Main Office in Ocala, you will be warmly welcomed by our very own Dr. Raffy Smiggles, a well-respected Doctor loved by many – who just happens to be a Giraffe. Dr. Smiggles has graced our front entrance for many years now, and is a crowd favorite – helping many patients find our office by being such a terrific landmark.

When Dr. Smiggles first arrived to Premier Pediatrics after a long and difficult journey, he had lost his stethoscope, glasses, and even forgot his own name. So, we got him some new glasses and a shiny stethoscope, and we called on all of the children that come to our office and asked them to help Dr. Smiggles find his name.

After many days of hard work and plenty of creative ideas, the name that was chosen was a combination of suggestions from two of our patients – Raffy, and Dr. Smiggles – and we just couldn’t pick one! Oh, and why Smiggles you ask? Smiles and giggles of course! Look at his face next time you drive in – you’ll see what we mean.

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