All families deserve a medical “home” for their children where they can receive state-of-the-art medical care, as well as, parenting and developmental guidance at every visit, and where children and parents are always treated with respect and compassion.
Our Guiding Principles…
• Promotion – support children’s over-all health and well-being by providing state-of-the art medical, parenting and developmental guidance.
• Prevention – keep children physically healthy and developmentally on target through regular well-child check-ups, routine developmental screenings, and referral to specialists when necessary
• Intervention – provide treatment that is consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, and the highest standards of medical care.
Call us for an appointment today: 941-552-8341
Nationally recognized as a top doctor in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine for over a decade, Dr. Weiss is now bringing his 34 years of pediatric care experience in Sarasota County to his role as primary physician at Weiss Pediatric Care. He provides patients with check-ups, treatment, recommendations, referrals and more. Beyond just treating illness, Dr. Weiss builds partnerships with parents in their children’s healthy development by emphasizing preventative health care, detailed treatment plans, the proper use of antibiotics and other medicines, medical management of acute and chronic conditions, and education.
Diane Weiss, M.S. is the practice’s Child Development and Parenting Specialist with over 30 years as a leading expert in the field. Diane is a co-founder of Forty Carrots Family Center and the founder of Parenting Works, LLC (a parenting consultation firm) based in Sarasota County. Diane partners with Dr. Weiss on well-child visits to address caregivers’ parenting concerns and discuss their children’s development. She provides routine developmental screenings with children birth to five, offers individual parenting consultations, and parent support groups. Diane also manages the developmental and parenting information phone line.
Tara Cocco, ARNP, is Weiss Pediatric Care’s Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to completing her training as a nurse practitioner last year, she spent more than 10 years as a bedside nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, and trained as a labor & delivery nurse. Her experience in obstetrics, postpartum, and critical care provides a specialized layer of support and expertise as we build our medical home and a safety net of care for families entrusting us with their children’s care. A mother of two young boys herself, Tara loves to surround herself with the energy and enthusiasm that children bring to our lives and looks forward to sharing that joy with the families we serve.
Alison Griffin, ARNP, is Weiss Pediatric Care’s newest Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Before joining the Weiss Pediatric Care team, Ali was a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for over eleven years. She is passionate about caring for children in our community and beyond. Ali participates in medical mission trips throughout the United States and the Dominican Republic. She and her husband have three busy school-aged children. They are an outdoors family who enjoy the beach, sports, and (most recently) kayaking.
Rosemary DeMarco, LPN is the practice’s Clinical Nurse Care Coordinator and Certified Breast Feeding Counselor. Rosemary has worked as a pediatric nurse for nearly 30 years. In that time, she has become legendary among both patients and physicians for her warmth, sensitivity, and skill. Rosemary views her work with children and families as a privilege and a calling, She is committed to personal and professional growth, constantly striving to make her already exceptional work better and more comprehensive. Along with interacting with Rosemary in her role as Clinical Nurse Care Coordinator, Weiss Pediatric Care patients with newborns will also benefit from her knowledge and experience as a Certified Breast Feeding Counselor.
Skylea Wilson, LPN, exemplifies all of those attributes that our families expect from Weiss Pediatric Care. From her compassionate, light-hearted style, to her mastery of pediatric clinical nursing, she serves as a role model for her profession. Skylea is also a Certified Breast Feeding Counselor. She brings an obvious love for children and families to her work and has quickly become a favorite of many of our patients.
Mirine is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and former Chair of the Breastfeeding Committee with the American Public Health Association. She has a background in public health and community education and has worked with mothers and babies in Florida hospitals, clinics and health departments since 1997.
Ashley is our Front Office Coordinator and brings with her four years of medical practice leadership in not only patient management, but marketing as well. Her love of children starts with her adorable son, Luke, and shines through in her volunteer work with children each weekend through her church. Her professional skills combined with her compassionate heart make her the perfect fit for our loving team at Weiss Pediatric Care. Ashley will be your first point of contact at the office and will strive to provide the best care possible for your little ones.
Although originally from Kentucky, Elliot has been a member of the Sarasota community for most of his life. Working alongside Dr. Weiss, Elliot has helped demonstrate the benefits of pet therapy through his in-depth research at places like parks, the Sarasota Farmer’s Market, and restaurants with outdoor seating, Elliot’s role as a certified therapy dog is in keeping with his lifelong ambition of bringing joy to children and families. Elliot has been instrumental in the development of Weiss Pediatric Care, often taking Diane and Dr. Weiss on long walks to discuss the finer points of the Pediatric Medical Home model and also to smell trees. Elliot’s passion for Weiss Pediatric Care is matched only by his love of cream cheese. He has no doubt patients will come to share his enthusiasm.
“Bringing together the skills of Dr. Weiss’ excellent pediatric medical care and Diane’s parenting guidance truly is every parents dream and a wonderfully unique approach to the delivery of pediatric care in our community.”
“From the moment Dr. Weiss visited Anna and I after delivery, I knew she was in the best hands. The staff was extraordinary, from Kerri’s friendly welcome, to nurses like Rosemary, who would even call me on her day off. If she didn’t know the answer, she would find it out for me. She provided invaluable guidance through my breastfeeding stage and her compassion and caring always put me at ease. Dr. Weiss’ extensive knowledge, wisdom, calm demeanor and sure-handed approach always put us at ease and made us feel lucky to have him as our pediatrician.”