About Us - Children's Medical Center
Children's Medical Center started in 1992 when Drs. Thomas Hennessy, Dean Fauber, "Dino" Pantages and James Dwyer combined their existing practices into one location in Palm Harbor. This location continues to be our anchor office on US 19. It has grown from four practicing physicians to our current twenty one. Our management teams also work at this location.
In 1995, we opened our first satellite office in Trinity on old SR 54. A year later, we moved to Little Road. During this period, we grew from one full-time practice to five physician practices. July of 2008, we moved our office to a new facility on SR 54 just east of the entrance to Longleaf.
In 2004, we opened our Westchase office. Their current location is on Racetrack Road. Christine Armstrong, Dean Fauber, Lisa Cronin and Khan Adnan (Dr. Addy) are our anchors for this office. We are currently seeing patients there Monday through Saturday.
In 2017, we opened our Lutz office. Their current location is on State Road 54, in the Willow Bend Towne Center. Dr. Christine Booth is our anchor for this office. We are currently seeing patients Monday through Friday.
We strive for families to feel comfortable advocating for whatever needs they feel their child has and we are prepared to provide assistance in meeting those needs as the child's Medical Home. Our practice aspires to be a place where physicians and staff work collaboratively to provide high quality care and enjoy doing so because of the positive workplace culture that exists within our organization. By meeting these goals we hope to contribute positively to our local community through supporting healthy families, providing community education, and being a resource for whomever needs us for years to come as an independent free standing practice.
Our practice is driven to provide premier pediatric healthcare in a convenient and nurturing medical home for generations. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Improving the lives of the children we serve by providing quality care in a child-centered environment.
- Listening to our young patients and their families who we are privileged to serve.
- Guiding our patients along a path of optimal health and wellness.
- Continually pursuing excellence at all levels through continuing education.
Patient Centered Medical Home / Care Coordination
If your child has been diagnosed with or is at risk for developing certain chronic illnesses and diseases or behavioral health problems such as Asthma, Diabetes, ADHD, Obesity, you may be assigned to a special Care Coordination Team made up of one of our physicians, a medical assistant, and a care coordinator who will develop an individualized care plan for your child and help to coordinate specialty care as well as provide you with community resources and support. If you are enrolled in this program, we will encourage you to choose a main primary pediatrician to serve as your Children's Medical Center Team Leader so that he/she may closely oversee your child's treatment.
NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition program is the most widely adopted PCMH evaluation program in the country. Approximately 13,000 practices (with 67,000 clinicians) are recognized by NCQA. More than 100 payers support NCQA Recognition through financial incentives or coaching.