December 6th, 2023
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New Pediatricians Join Children’s Medical Center Amid Growing Need for Children’s Healthcare Providers

by Nicholas Heiskell • December 6, 2023

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (December 6, 2023)  Halifax Health – Children’s Medical Center is proud to announce the appointment of three additional pediatric providers to its offices which are located in Ormond Beach, Palm Coast and Port Orange. Amy Kim, MD, Darrah Shields, MD and Sarah Lower, DNP, FNP-C are now available to offer personalized medical care to the families in our community.

“With the population of Florida growing, there is a continuing need for good pediatric providers,” said Nate Gittner, Director of Operations for Physician Services at Halifax Health. “Halifax Health has been at the forefront in providing top-notch children’s care throughout Volusia County. To meet the needs of our community, we’re dedicated to finding the best medical providers for the children we serve.”

Graduating summa cum laude from Wheaton College, Dr. Kim went on to earn her medical degree from Case Western University School of Medicine. Dr. Shields was a Stetson University graduate before completing medical school at St. George’s University. Dr. Lower is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at University of Florida’s prestigious College of Nursing Program.

To schedule an appointment, please call 386.425.KIDS (5497) or visit

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department with board-certified pediatricians on staff 24/7, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. It’s also the area’s longest standing Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) offering complete Neurosurgical Services. For more information, visit

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