Pediatrician - New Port Richey
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard Suite 235
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 375-5437

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Meet Our Family at The Pediatric Specialists Medical Group!

Please take a moment to learn about our skilled practitioners and friendly nurturing staff, most of whom have been with us over ten years. Dr. Pham and Dr. Hasell have been married for 24 years and are the parents of a daughter and twin boys.

At the Pediatric Specialists, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for your children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our understanding staff that works to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our board certified pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioner are lifelong learners.

They continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care. Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality pediatric care.

 

Dr. Douglass Hasell

Dr. Hasell is a Board Certified Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He received his MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of California, Irvine in 1990. His professional experience has included an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, and Chief of Staff at the Commonwealth Health Center in Saipan, CNMI. He has also served as the Medical Director of the Pasco Child Protection Team for the past 17 years. Dr. Hasell is committed to helping children and their families with special needs, including developmental disabilities, ADHD, and chronic medical conditions. He enjoys gardening, playing tennis, making music, and being on the water. Dr. Hasell is involved in the community and is proud to be a charter member of the Trinity Rotary Club, which focuses on promoting programs for children. The Pediatric Specialists was founded by Dr’s Hasell and Pham at their current location in March of 1997.


Dr. Thuy Pham

Dr. Pham is a Board Certified Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics for the past 17 years. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and dedicated to empowering mothers in their breastfeeding efforts. Before moving to Florida in 1997, she practiced pediatrics with her husband, Dr. Hasell at the Commonwealth Health Center and then in San Luis Obispo, California.

Dr. Pham graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and then earned her M.D. at the University of California, San Diego in 1988. She completed her Residency at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to her expertise in assisting breastfeeding mothers, Dr. Pham has also had additional training in nutrition and enjoys helping her patients with practical nutritional advice, weight loss and fitness training. She also has a special interest in adolescent care and counseling.

Dr. Pham is married to Dr. Hasell and they are the proud parents of a daughter and twin sons. Her hobbies include cooking, playing piano, tennis, paddle boarding, scuba diving, fitness training, meditation and yoga. Dr. Pham is also the only pediatrician in the state of Florida who is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She dedicates her expertise to helping breastfeeding mothers and babies. Dr. Pham speaks French and Vietnamese.

 

 


Dr. Sheridan Hernandez

Dr Hernandez is a Board Certified Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She Graduated Suma Cum Laude from The City College of New York and earned her M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1995. Dr. Hernandez completed her residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. She joined the Pediatric Specialists in 2006 and enjoys all aspects of pediatrics especially adolescent medicine and managing children with ADHD. Dr. Hernandez is the mother of two adult children. When she is not working Dr. Hernandez enjoys fitness training, boating and other outdoor activities, and travel. She was born in the United Kingdon, and moved to the United States as a teenager. Before moving to Florida, Dr. Hernandez practiced pediatrics in rural North Carolina. Dr. Hernandez and her husband Jorge are the proud parents of two children, Alberto and Nathalie.

 


Chris Pope,  A.R.N.P.

Chris Pope is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has been with the Pediatric Specialists since 2002. He earned his Masters in Nursing at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Prior to this he gained valuable experience as a Pediatric nurse for seven years, including three years at All Children’s Hospital. Chris has an interest in Nutrition and weight  management and runs our Fit4AllKids program. He also enjoys the challenge of managing complex patients with special medical needs as well as children with school issues and ADHD. While not in the office, Chris is the Medical Mission Coordinator for Life In Action Mission, which has medical outreach trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic as well as local outreach programs. Chris and his wife Shannon have been married more than twenty years and are the parents of two teen boys. His hobbies include playing the drums, surfing and hanging out at the beach.

 


The Staff of Pediatric Specialists Medical Group

Practice/Nurse Manager

Elaine has been with us since 1997. After completing her Bachelors in Nursing at Wagner College,New York City, Elaine worked for ten years at Monmouth Medical Center in NJ, three years of which was spent in their NICU as a Staff & Transport Nurse and the last five years as the Nurse Manager of the NICU. She and her husband moved to FL in 1987 with their son.  Elaine worked at All Children's Hospital for ten years until joining our practice.

                                                                            

 


Front Desk

Meet Nancy, Kay, and Glory our warm and welcoming front office team. At the Pediatric Specialists you always get a real person to speak with on the phone and these ladies are the best! They will help to get you just the right appointment to meet your needs and gladly help answer any questions, or address any other concerns or requests.

 

Nursing Staff

Vickie, Robin, Kasondra, and Rebecca are our wonderful skilled and loving caregivers. All are parents themselves and are dedicated to making your child's experience at The Pediatric Specialists the very best.


Billing Staff

Trish has been with us for over fifteen years and Stefanie is her new assistant. Trish does all of the medical billing in-house. This means, when you have questions or concerns, she is right here to help you understand your coverage as well as  obtain authorizations and referrals.

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2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard, Suite 235
Trinity, FL 34655