The latest news and information from Interlachen Pediatrics


COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Adolescents

COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended for All Persons 12 Years and Older

We are very excited about the recent development of the Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA and the recommendation by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for persons 12 years of age and older!  view


April is Autism Awareness Month

Currently, 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Early detection is key in improving outcomes. Please see this article from regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder and how to identify signs in your child and how pediatricians screen for Autism.

Announcement-Dr. Beckman

Announcing Dr. William Beckman, DO

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. William Beckman, DO to our Interlachen Pediatrics family. He will begin seeing patients November 2, 2020. We invite you to get to know Dr. Beckman.


Back to School

Dear Parents:

School is now in session. We would like to review precautions that your family can take to decrease the risk of contracting COVID-19.

Please keep in mind that the following recommendations are based on information available at this time and that they are… view

Dr. Hicks-moving-announcement

Dr. Hicks Announces Move

Dr. Hicks has announced she will be moving. Her last day with Interlachen Pediatrics will be September 19, 2020. She will be returning to her native North Carolina, or possibly Georgia. She has been a wonderful addition to our practice and her patients have valued her kind and caring demeanor.… view


Best Pediatricians in Orlando

Readers of Orlando Family Magazine voted two of our own as Best Pediatricians in Orlando!

Thank you to our families and the readers of Orlando Family Magazine for voting Dr. Sareh Dyer and Dr. Melissa Velarde as two of the Best Pediatricians in Orlando!… view


COVID-19 Exposure and Testing

Dear Parents,

Recently, many parents have called for advice on what is considered an exposure to COVID-19 and if their child should be tested.

As there is currently widespread community transmission and more activities outside the home, the potential for exposure has increased.… view


Returning to School During COVID-19

Dear Parents,

We have received numerous requests for advice on the decision for in-person versus online school attendance.

We acknowledge that this is a personal decision and that every child and family's circumstances are unique. We would like to provide information to help you… view

Talking to Children About Racism

In light of current events in our country and around the world, parents may be looking for advice on how to discuss racism with their children. We would like to share… view


FDA Removes Zantac (Ranitidine) From Market

Please see this Q & A article from the FDA about the removal of Zantac (ranitidine) from the market.