About Us

Mission

Weiss Pediatric Care is dedicated to helping parents raise healthy kids through a new approach to medical care that is family focused, developmentally oriented, and prevention based.

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

 

Our Team

Dr. Robert Weiss

Physician
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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

Parenting Specialist
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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.

Alison Griffin, A.P.R.N.

Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Alison Griffin brings to her work as a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner over eleven years of experience as a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. 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.


Stacie Olivarri, A.P.R.N.

Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Stacie hails from Saint Louis, Missouri with a Master of Science degree in Nursing, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She has extensive experience as a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse, first in the Special Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, and then in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital. Stacie loves working with kids because of their resiliency, personalities, and their ability to make her smile. She says that Weiss Pediatric Care’s commitment to helping children maintain healthy lives is exactly what she hopes to do through her work as a nurse practitioner. Stacie and her husband enjoy watching baseball and hockey, exploring new places to eat in Sarasota and going to the beach. They are proud puppy parents to Oliver, a miniature schnauzer, and Ellie a chocolate lab.

Erin Gennocro, A.P.R.N.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Erin joins our family with 15-years of experience as a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Pediatrics. She graduated with honors with her MSN and FNP degrees in 2004 from Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, Indiana. She is an active member of the National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network. Erin is passionate about building relationships with families, promoting and encouraging a healthy lifestyle, and caring for children of all ages. This is why she truly loves pediatric primary care. Erin and her husband have a blended family of four beautiful children ranging in ages from 10-21 that keep them on their toes…mission trips, college, baseball, and a multitude of other sports and activities.

Rosemary DeMarco, LPN

Clinical Nurse Care Coordinator

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.

Giselle Jaimes, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Giselle Jaimes joins Weiss Pediatric as a Certified Medical Assistant. This Florida girl has six siblings, all boys! Needless to say, her patience level is one we all strive to attain. Giselle brings with her a level of calm that makes every family breathe a little easier. Her love for children, compassion, and kindness shines through in everything she does. With several years of experience in Pediatrics and the qualities that Weiss Pediatric Care nurses are known for, Giselle is a wonderful addition to our team.

Marisa Smith

Lead Front Office Specialist

Marisa is our sunshine at the front desk who joined our team with more than 10 years of experience in the medical field. She makes everyone feel at home at Weiss Pediatric Care with her bubbly personality, warm welcomes and genuine concern. Whether she greets you by phone or in person, Marisa’s enthusiast reception truly represents our family friendly culture. Marisa is a Florida girl with a love of animals that is evident in her Myakka mini farm that is complete with horses, cows, and even bunnies! She is an avid reader who enjoys books of all kinds, and is a masterful crafter and sewer. Marisa loves children and has two of her own. She is a proud member of the PTO Board at her daughter’s school.

Jessica Boatwright

Front Office Specialist

Jessica, a Florida native, served in the military for 8 years before entering the healthcare field. She brings with her over 7 years of experience, immense compassion, and a smile for everyone! Jessica is one of the first team members that you’ll speak with when you call or upon arrival in the office. You’ll recognize her by her dedication to ensuring that you feel welcome, and your needs are met. In her spare time Jessica, her daughter and firefighter/EMT husband enjoy time at Disney and in the mountains.

Mirine Dye

Lactation Consultant

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.

Harry Houdini

Therapy Puppy In-Training

Harry will be joining the Weiss Pediatric team to work magic with children of all ages and their families. He has heard all about his amazing predecessor, Elliot, who charmed his way into the hearts of many of our patients and parents. Harry knows he has big paws to fill. With his winning smile, charming personality and love of children, he’s more than up to the task. Because he will be new to the team, Harry is attending school to practice his manners and the art of offering comfort, reassurance, and hugs. He’s looking forward to the day when he is on the job at Weiss Pediatric Care working magic, just like the magician for whom he’s named. Watch Harry practice his skills as he gets ready to join the team as Dr. Weiss’s canine assistant.

Meet Harry Houdini, Therapy Dog

Elliot Weiss, PhD

Pretty, Hypollergenic Dog

In Loving Memory

Although originally from Kentucky, Elliot (a goldendoodle) 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.

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Testimonials

“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.”