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Our physicians are Board Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologists

Our practice specializes in the digestive health and nutrition of children from birth until the age of twenty one.

We are here to diagnose and treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal & liver problems

Whether its abdominal pain, nausea, reflux, constipation, diarrhea, inadequate weight gain, or any number of g.i./liver diseases such as GERD, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, autoimmune hepatitis, H. pylori -           We can help. 

A Personal Approach

Our goal is to improve and maintain your child's health and to empower you with an understanding of their condition and wellness plan.  

Lawence M. Adams , M.D.

Dr. Adams is the first Pediatric Gastroenterologist to call Palm Beach County home.  He is the father of four children. Prior to coming to Florida he received his general pediatric training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Newark as well as Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He continued on and completed his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Schneider Children's Hospital.

Since coming to Florida he has been quite involved in advocating for the  pediatric gastroenterology  needs of South Florida's children. He has served as chairman of the local chapter medical advisory committee of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.  He has been pediatric advisor to the local South Florida Celiac Support Group. At St. Mary's Medical Center he has been Chief of Pediatrics, member of the Medical Executive Committee and Chairman of the hospital's Credential Committee.

He is locally and nationally renowned, having been repeatedly listed in numerous publications of the best physicians. Such listings include South Florida Magazine's " South Florida's Top Doctors", Miami Metro's "Top Doc, the Best physicians in South Florida", The Consumer Research Council of America's " Guide to America's Top Physicians, Best Doctors, " The Best Doctors in America", Castle Connolly's " Top Doctors"

Dr. Adams practices in our West Palm Beach and Boca Raton locations.

John E. Stephens, M.D.

 Dr. Stephens was originally certified in pediatrics in 2002 and is a board certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist. He did his initial medical training here in Florida at the University of South Florida. Specialization in pediatric gastroenterology took place at Baylor College of Medicine's, Texas Children's Hospital, one of the highest ranked and largest children's hospitals in the nation. 

During his fellowship program at Baylor College of Medicine, he was awarded the competitive National Institutes of Health's Gastroenterology Research Training Grant. While there, he worked diligently on his research and was an author in 4 peer reviewed journal articles and 5 abstracts based on this fellowship research.  All this hard work during his fellowship years accumulated with him being awarded the top fellowship research award at Baylor College of Medicine, for his work on the effects of intravenous nutrition on small intestinal blood flow. 

Upon leaving fellowship, Dr. Stephens joined Palm Beach Pediatric Gastroenterology in 2005. Since he has been here, he has devoted all his knowledge and energy to the full time care of his patients. He is a caring and compassionate person whom his patients have come to love. Since joining his partner, Dr. Adams, he has been awarded several community awards, including being noted as one of America’s top pediatricians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and he has become a staple in the local pediatric gastroenterology field in West Palm Beach.


Dr Stephens practices at our West Palm Beach and Palm City offices

 

Sari M. Kay, M.D.

Dr. Kay is originally from Minnesota. She received her medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv and completed her pediatric internship and residency at Jacobi Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NYC. There she was awarded the position of  Chief Pediatric Resident and received multiple teaching awards. She completed her Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. She has authored a chapter on Pediatric Gastroenterology in the Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics as well as in The NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 

Dr. Kay practices at our West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices.

PARTICIPATING INSURANCES

  

Aetna 

Aetna Select (require authorization number)

Aetna Better Health

Amerigroup 

Avmed

BlueCross/Blue Shield 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield with Prefix YMYH OR VMAH (require authorization number)

Cigna 

Coventry

First Health 

Florida Medicaid

GEHA

Great West 

Golden Rule 

Humana except Medicaid and Humana Hmo X 

Meritain 

Molina 

Neighborhood Health

Oxford

Sunshine

Tricare only Standard (not Prime) 

United Healthcare except Medicaid

UMR

Wellcare (Staywell & Healthease)

  • With Periodic Changes please call the office if you have questions on any other Insurance Carriers. 

Downloads

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Additional Info

Palm Beach Childrens Hospital

 Palm Beach Childrens Hospital at St. Mary's Medical Center is where our inpatient volume is the highest.

West Boca Medical Center

We are on staff and provide our services at West Boca Medical Center on U.S. 441 in West Boca Raton

Outpatient Surgicenter

Some of our endoscopies and colonoscopies are done at the Boca Raton Outpatient Surgery and Laser Center

Helpful site about GI conditions in children

This site has information about a number of GI issues that children may have.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Reliable information for patients and parents about Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis. 

A helpful Celiac Disease Website

This is the Celiac Disease Foundation website

We are members: