Our Physicians

Tommy Schechtman, MD, MSPH, FAAP

Tommy Schechtman, MD, MSPH, FAAP

Dr. Tommy, as his patients know him, is one of the two founding partners of Pediatric Partners. As a pediatrician, his focus is providing exceptional medical care for all children.  In addition, his practice specializes in providing behavioral and mental health services to all of our patients and their families. 

Dr Tommy is a dedicated advocate and community leader for children's health and safety issues.  He is the President of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Pediatric Residency: Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX
Graduate School: University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Practicing Since: 1986
Founding Partner: 1998

 


Caron Sanua, MD, FAAP

Caron Sanua, MD, FAAP

Dr. Sanua loves being a pediatrician because she is passionate about children. She feels that while healing sick children is the rewarding part of her job, helping parents to nurture their children emotionally, developmentally, and physically, is also extremely gratifying.

Medical School: University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Pediatric Residency: Case Western Reserve University, Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Practicing Since: 1986
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2000

 


 

Heidi Cohen, MD, FAAP

Heidi Cohen, MD, FAAP

Dr. Cohen is equally comfortable treating a minor cold to major medical trauma. Her level of confidence and spunk puts the patients and parents at ease no matter the reason for the appointment.

Medical School: State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY
Pediatric Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Practicing Since: 1990
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2005

 


Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP

Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP

Dr. Connolly brings a cheer and enthusiasm to each visit with her bright smile and gentle spirit. She serves her patients with the utmost professionalism and dignity and believes this is the only way to practice medicine.

Medical School: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Pediatric Residency: University of Miami, Jackson Memorial, Miami, FL
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Practicing Since: 2006
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2009

 

   

Mackenzie Dailey, MD, FAAP

Hema Pillai, MD

Dr. Dailey loves being a pediatrician because she believes it is the ultimate preventative medicine.  She loves that she has the opportunity guide parents to raise their children with a healthy lifestyle so they may one day be happy, healthy adults.  With a special interest in breastfeeding, nutrition, and obesity, Dr. Dailey finds her work to be extremely rewarding.

Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL  
Pediatric Residency: Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Practicing Since: 2009
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2013

Paul Abreu, MD, FAAP

Dr Paul Abreu comes from 25 years of private solo practice in New Jersey. His interests are in infectious diseases , sports medicine,  asthma and dermatology.

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Pediatric Residency: Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Practicing Since: 1989
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2014  


 

 

 

Carrie Stucken, MD, FAAP

 

Dr. Stucken loves being a pediatrician.  She enjoys helping her patients grow from tiny babies into confident, competent young adults. She is very excited to be a part of the Pediatric Partners family and looks forward to building strong and lasting relationships with her patients and their families. She is also an Affiliate Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine  Boston, MA
Pediatric Residency: Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard University) and Boston Medical Center (Boston University)  Boston, MA
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Practicing Since: 2007
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2016

 

 

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Nurse Practitioners


Teri Sherrin, MSN, ARNP

Teri Sherrin, MSN, ARNP

Teri is passionate about wellness and health, and believes strongly that this is achieved through excellent nutrition and regular exercise. Teri facilitates positive parent-child relationships by educating parents about normal child development and behavior.

Undergraduate: Boston University, Boston, MA
Graduate School: University of Miami, Miami, FL
Specialty: Developmental Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Practicing Since: 1980
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2010

 


Luz Gomez, MSN, ARNP, PNP-BC

Luz Gomez, ARNP

Luz is a dedicated and driven NP who utilizes her E.R. experience and bilingual expertise to provide parents with lifelong skills on health education and illness prevention.  She enjoys being part of the Pediatric Partners family and hopes to follow the development of the newborn babies upto adulthood.

Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Graduate School: Florida International University, Miami, FL
Specialty Board: American Nurses Credentialing Center 
Practicing Since: 2012
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2012

Monika Pis, PhD, CPNP

Monika Pis, PhD, CPNP

Monika is a pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in pediatric primary care with a doctoral degree in health promotion and risk reduction.  She believes that prevention is the best medicine, so she teaches her patients healthy lifestyle habits since birth.  Monika enjoys holistic approach to pediatrics and working with the parents and children in a team to get the best health results.  She loves to talk with children and make them smile. Her interests: nutrition, preventive and functional medicine.

Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Doctoral Studies: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Practicing Since: 2003
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2013

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Behavioral Health Clinicians

Raquel Anderson, EdD, LMHC, NCC

Raquel Anderson, M.Ed., LMHC, NCC

Dr. Anderson firmly believes that an individual's mental health and physical health interacts with and impacts each other.  Because of this she works closely with the pediatricians to treat the whole person, dealing with the behavioral, emotional and mental health issues our patients can struggle with from time to time.

Undergraduate: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Graduate School: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Doctoral Studies: Argosy University, Sarasota, FL
Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida
National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
Practicing Since: 1999
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2003

 


Ruthie Bunkelman, MSW, LCSW

Ruthie is our developmental specialist.  As the parent of a special needs child herself, Ruthie understands how the services children and families receive can profoundly impact and improve the overall quality of their lives.  She is excited to work with our patients and families to accomplish this goal. 

Undergraduate: Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Graduate School: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Florida
Practicing since: 1989
Joined Pediatric Partners: 2013

 

 

 

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Office Staff

 

 

 


Dale Turner

Billing Manager

Dale Turner

"My idea of a good vacation is staying home with a good book."

 


Nancy Lyskowski, RN

Triage Nurse

Nancy Lyskowski, RN

"As our Lactation Consultant, I can assist you in any issues you may encounter breast feeding."

 


Kristen Tamburro, RN

Triage Nurse

Kristen Tamburro, RN

"When I am not here at the office working with patients, I spend my time enjoying the beach."

Katie Costilo, RN

Triage Nurse

Kristen Tamburro, RN

                                                                                                                                                                

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