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COVID 19 Update

July 10, 2020 Update

family in masksThese are stressful times for all, and we want to ensure all of our parents that we are taking every precaution to keep your child healthy. We are following all CDC and AAP guidelines. We are requiring everyone over the age of 2 to wear masks when entering all of our locations. We are keeping our waiting rooms empty. We are screening everyone that comes in our offices. We are doing extra cleaning in addition to our cleaning service. We are also doing our best to separate high risk patients from our well child visits.

The AAP is recommending that we continue to see your children for their well child care visits, so they don’t get behind.

Should you have any questions regarding our procedures, please give us a call.

May 18, 2020 Update

Orange Park Pediatrics will continue the existing process for COVID-19 through the month of June.

Please note Baptist Primary Care requires all parents and patients over the age of two to wear a mask, and we encourage you to bring your own to your appointment.

Our Policy

Now that COVID 19 has arrived in our community our team at OPPA want to assure our families that we are taking the health of our patients and staff seriously. We have taken the following measures:

  • Patients will sign in outside our office and wait in their cars. We will call when we have a cleaned exam room ready.
  • Within the next 24 hours we will be seeing all PHYSICALS at our Smith St. office. Our Clay and Argyle offices will be seeing sick only.
  • Only one parent and the patient are allowed at the appointment..

We are in constant communication with the Department of Health and local hospitals and are acting quickly to adhere to all guidelines and recommendations.

Thank you for your understanding of our necessary changes and helping us in our goal to keep everyone healthy!!


Welcome Dr. Tariq Gulzar to Orange Park Pediatrics

Tariq Gulzar, MDPlease join us in welcoming Dr. Tariq Gulzar to the Orange Park Pediatrics team!

Dr. Gulzar is a board-certified pediatrician, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and an advocate for the health care of children and their families. He focuses on a comprehensive, goal-oriented, preventive approach to addressing patients and their healthcare needs. Dr. Gulzar is proficient in all topics related to pediatric primary care, including growth and development, asthma and allergies, pre-diabetes and diabetes, and sports medicine.

Dr. Gulzar’s education and qualifications include:

  • Residency in pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Pediatrics advanced life support certification
  • Board certification in pediatrics

Dr. Gulzar will begin seeing new patients on Thursday, January 10th. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gulzar, call us at (904) 269-2140.

Dr. Gehret Retires

Dr. Richard GehretOn Dec. 31, Orange Park Pediatrics said farewell to Dr. Gehret as he transitioned into a well-deserved retirement after a long and prosperous career in pediatrics. Dr. Gehret has lived in Jacksonville since 1978, when he started his first job as a pediatric physician at the Naval Hospital at NAS Jacksonville.

Dr. Gehret’s retirement will give him more time to focus on the things he loves: spending time with his wife, five children, and ten grandchildren, volunteering for Kairos Prison Ministry, playing tennis, traveling, and participating in the music ministry at his church.

The staff of Orange Park Pediatrics wishes Dr. Gehret the best as he starts this new chapter of his life!

4 Serious Flu Symptoms That Require A Trip To The Doctor

Flu season is upon us again, and it can be difficult for parents to decide if they should be overly worried. Although most healthy children will weather the disease fine without visiting Orange Park pediatrics, there are 4 flu symptoms that parents should watch for to tell them that something is seriously wrong.

Continue reading “4 Serious Flu Symptoms That Require A Trip To The Doctor”

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Virtual Appointments Now Available!

For the safety and convenience of our patients, we’re proud to now offer virtual appointments for ill patients and medication rechecks.

To schedule your appointment, please give us a call at one of our locations and we’ll be happy to help.

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