Welcome to North Florida Pediatrics


North Florida Pediatrics has been caring for the children of North Florida since 1996. We are board certified pediatric specialist with over a combined total of 100 years experience.  Even if we accept new patients up to 18 years of age, we serve patients up to age 26 under certain conditions. Our vision and mission is to provide excellent, compassionate medical care for your children for generations to come. We have three convenient offices in Lake City, Jasper, and Live Oak to better serve our patients throughout the area. We take special pride in being accessible, with evening and weekend hours at our Lake City office, and access to an emergency on-call physician when the offices are closed.


While we are a large practice with multiple offices, we strive to make each office YOUR medical "home" where you can see familiar staff members as well as physicians for the comfort of your child and yourself. Our goal is to make you and your child to feel as comfortable as possible while providing the best medical care we can deliver.

Our History


Our Practice was opened in 1996 with two clinicians and we have been growing since then. On January 1, 2010 Dr. Samuel Santelices assumed ownership and under his leadership the practice continued to grow; we currently have four physicians and eight nurse practitioners. We continue to be a leader in the North Florida medical community, being one of the first practices to have multiple offices, and the only office in town with extended hours to better benefit our patients.


Extended hours available in Lake City 

 Walk Ins and New Patients are welcome

Monday - Friday        8 am - 6 pm

Saturday - Sunday     9 am - 2 pm

"Our Organization has a legal and ethical responsibility to safeguard the privacy of all patients and to protect the confidentiality of their health information."


"Our Practice is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the patients that have entrusted us with their information. It is the policy of this Organization to require all staff members and vendors to adhere to our confidentiality policy."