We understand that choosing a pediatrician for your newborn care is an important decision and can be overwhelming for new parents. Your baby is precious and you want the best possible care for them. For over 12 years, Dr. Frias has been providing quality, friendly newborn care to the families of Southwest Florida.
Our goal is to provide outstanding pediatric care that grows with your child. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver personalized care that meets the needs of our patients. We know how important choosing the right pediatrician is. At APC Pediatrics we are committed to the health and well being of your child.
APC PEDIATRICS IS A PRO-VACCINE PROVIDER. We follow the current Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices of the CDC, and the American Academy of Family Physicians
As your child grows, it is important to have them checked regularly to insure that they are developing into healthy, well-adjusted kids. APC Pediatrics provides a full range of services to help your children grow properly into fully-functioning adults.
Dr. Frias founded APC Pediatrics in 2003. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree with honors Cum Laude from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena in the Dominican Republic and completed his Pediatric residency training at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, a primary affiliate of Albert Einstein School of Medicine (Yeshiva University).
“As a child wanted to be a superhero!”
Dr. Jayne E Holt received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she received the Pediatric Award at graduation. She completed her Pediatrics residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St Louis. Dr, Holt has been a member of the APC team since January 2016.
“When I was a child I wanted to be a nurse.”
Dr. Rippy is a Board Certified Pediatrician. He received his undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Oklahoma. He attended medical school at St. George's University, with training in New York City. He graduated from Pediatric Residency at the University of Oklahoma, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr Rippy joined APC in June 2016.
“I love growing, learning and playing with my kids”
Dr. Acebal received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston College. She attended Medical School at Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico, and completed her Residency in Pediatrics at University Pediatric Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Acebal has devoted her professional career to work in Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, as well as private pediatrics practice. Dr. Acebal relocated to Bradenton/Sarasota area in May 2018 and short there after joined the APC Pediatrics team.
My favorite place is San Juan
Heather attended the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at the University of South Florida, in which she earned her Masters of Science degree in Nursing. Heather joined APC in 2011.
“When I was a child I wanted to be a race car driver”
Kay has over 13 years experience as a Pediatric/Adolescent Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in Asthma, Injury Prevention and Wellness Promotion. Kay joined APC in July 2011.
“My favorite childhood memory: Laughing the night away’ sleepovers …”
Originally born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Alexandra moved to the Philadelphia area in 2003 to attend nursing school at Villanova University. She started her nursing career at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia before returning to Villanova to continue her nursing education. She joined APC Pediatrics in December 2015.
“My favorite place is Anna Marie Island”
An informed parent is a smart parent. At APC Pediatrics, we are committed to providing the latest information on important topics related to the care and well being of newborns & infants.
These are wonderful years in which you can expect to see tremendous intellectual, social, and emotional changes in your child. APC Pediatrics is happy to provide age-specific articles and tips on how to make sure that your child develops into a healthy, happy young person.
During school years your child should feel confident to meet the challenges in his/her life. APC Pediatrics welcomes children of all ages, and their parents, to learn more on how to better manage these critical years.
As your teenage children enter puberty on their way to adulthood, it is important that we provide them with the tools and skills necessary to insure a productive future. At APC Pediatrics we are committed to providing guidance and information on helping your teenagers mature.