In 1998, Dr. Cassia Portugal established First Choice Pediatrics in a small office next to the Winter Park Hospital. The overwhelming success of returning patients motivated Dr. Portugal to expand her practice by the year 2000. In pursuit of lager spaces, she relocated the practice to our main location on Semoran Boulevard. Her next endeavor was to extend services to patients in the Sanford area and opened a new office on Medical Plaza Drive in 2005. With the success of her first two offices, she decided to expand even further, adding two more locations in 2012; Alafaya and Metrowest. In 2014, she opened a fifth office in Kissimmee and a sixth office in Oviedo the following year. This trend would continue throughout the 2010’s as First Choice Pediatrics would have the opportunity to open offices all over the Orlando area, including regions such as Hunter’s Creek, Winter Springs, Winter Garden, Deltona, Longwood, Dr. Phillips, Lake Nona, Apopka, and Lee Vista. In 2021, the practice expanded outside of Orlando for the first time with the opening of our Melbourne office. On April 1st of 2022, First Choice Pediatrics joined the Pediatric Associates Family of Companies. First Choice Pediatrics has Board Certified Pediatricians practicing at all locations across the Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties.
Pediatricians are much more than doctors – they are partners in your child’s health. At First Choice Pediatrics (FCP), we understand the importance of feeling completely comfortable with your child’s primary care physician. Your child’s health is our priority, and our Board Certified Pediatricians have extensive training in children’s health care.
FCP provides the finest pediatricians dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of infants to teenagers, and our expert physicians offer full-service pediatric care including:
- Prenatal tours
- Well-child visits
- Care of illnesses
- Care and treatment of minor injuries
- Vaccinations and immunizations
- Preventative health care
- School and sports physicals
- Hearing and vision screening
- Health care and nutrition education
With multiple convenient locations throughout the greater Orlando area, we’re in your neighborhood.
First Choice Pediatrics. A name you trust. A neighbor you know.