OVIEDO, Fla. -

Nemours is bringing pediatric care to the heart of Seminole County with the opening of Nemours Children’s Primary Care, Oviedo.

Nemours announced that  Dr. Andrea Burns, a native Floridian and Oviedo resident, will lead the practice focusing on a variety of pediatric services from checkups and immunizations to sick visits and physicals, officials said.

Nemours said Dr. Burns’ areas of expertise include: obesity prevention, eczema management and strengthening the parent-child bond.

Nemours said they wanted to open the primary care offices to Oviedo so they could keep specialized patients close to their hospital facilities and have easy access to a child's medical history.

Should a Nemours Children’s Primary Care patient need to see a Nemours specialist, that specialist will have all information recorded by the pediatrician.

Nemours said this approach is safe and cost effective.

Nemours has also expanded into pediatric urgent care with the recent purchase of five centers. Nemours Children’s Urgent Care operates in Altamonte Springs, Dr. Phillips, Hunters Creek, Sanford and Waterford Lakes. 

Nemours said this new Oviedo location is set to open Monday starting at 8 a.m. to new patients.