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.

His background includes general medicine, outpatient and inpatient Pediatrics, NICU and academics, teaching medical students, pediatric residents, and physician assistants.

He has a special interest in behavioral pediatrics.

Dr. Almuna is bilingual in English and Spanish. His main hobby is traveling with his family.

Dr. Vladlena Eunus

Doctor of Nursing

Vladlena 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. Vladlena earned her Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in Pediatrics Primary Care in 2013-2016 from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Vladlena 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. 

Dr. Johanna Campos

Physician

Dr. Campos is a pediatrician joined us at Premier Pediatrics in August 2022. She is originally from El Salvador and attended Medical School at Universidad Evangélica de El Salvador where she graduated as Summa Cum Laude. She completed her pediatric residency at SBH Health System in Bronx, NY. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Dr. Campos is a compassionate physician who believes preventive medicine is the best treatment against serious diseases. She enjoys promoting healthy lifestyle, mental health, and nutrition counseling in children of all ages.

She is a pediatrician who is easy to talk to, focused and committed to your child’s health and well-being.

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.

Dr. Arun Joseph

Physician

Dr. Joseph is a Pediatrician who joined Premier Pediatrics in August 2022. He is originally from India and completed his medical education at Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences in Kerala. He completed his Pediatric Residency from TexasTech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, where he served as Chief Resident and was nominated to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society.

After some specialty training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and gaining experience in Pediatric Urgent Care medicine, he realized his love for Pediatrics was in Primary Care. He believes in approaching diseases and conditions not just from a medical standpoint but also as a familial and social problem. He understands that the practice of medicine is a daily learning process and brings to Premier Pediatrics a drive to provide the best available care for his patients.

Nicole Reed

Nurse Practitioner

Nicole is a Family Nurse
Practitioner.  She attended Arizona State
University for her undergraduate and graduated from Florida Gulf Coast
University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.  After having her first child at a birth center, she got the calling for health care and became a birth assistant.  She provided prenatal care to thousands of women and assisted in several hundred births, where she cared for the mother and newborn immediately postpartum. While working at the birth center part time, Nicole was blessed to be a stay home mom for her four children.  During that time, she witnessed firsthand the amazing growth and development of infants and children.  She learned a great deal about holistic health care from the providers and patients at the birth center.  She also acknowledged that there was a time and place for traditional medicine.

In 2018, Nicole graduated from Rasmussen College in New Port Richey, FL with her associate
degree in nursing.  She worked as an RN at Quest Diagnostics, doing wellness screenings.  In 2023 she received her master’s degree in nursing from Loyola University New Orleans. 

She then became a certified FNP through American Nurse’s Credentialing Center. During her pediatric clinical rotation, Nicole landed a spot at Premier Pediatrics in Crystal River, where she was offered a permanent position upon graduation.  She has always been good with children, so this is very fitting for her.  She applies her knowledge and clinical experience along with her motherly instincts to help parents provide the best health care to their growing children.  

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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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