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Carolina Ceron-Canas, MD

Dr Ceron began her premedical studies with a major in Biology in Hunter College, NYC. In her third year she transferred to her birthplace, Santo Domingo, to the UNPHU - Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, a private national school of the Dominican Republic to join her retired parents. She obtained her degree in medicine in 1986 and worked one year in a family medicine clinic for the Department of Public Health in Santo Domingo to become licensed in that country. During that time she worked in a Family Medicine clinic, emergency room and cared for malnourished children. She was also involved in the UNICEF/ World Health Organizations breastfeeding campaign during the early 1980’s. After marrying, she moved to Long Island, NY where she completed herpediatric training in 1992 at Nassau University Medical Center, an affiliate of Stony Brook University. She went on to complete a chief residency year as a junior staff member involved in resident education and clinical research which was presented to the Nassau Pediatric Society in 1993. She became board certified that same year. She moved on to private practice where she remained as a partner for 11 years at University Plaza Pediatrics. She continued as an assistant clinical instructor for pediatric residents in her practice. Through her patient relationships, she began to expand her knowledge of holistic medicine, having taken inspiration from her physician father and her mother’s agricultural background.

A transfer for her husband brought her family to Jacksonville in 2004 where she partnered with Dr. Miles in what is now Progressive Pediatrics. In her constant quest for knowledge, Dr. Ceron sought and obtained board certification as an international lactation consultant in 2004 and in Integrative and Holistic Medicine in 2010. She currently enjoys a comprehensive wellness approach to patient centered, individualized medicine. She shares her passion through her presentations where she advocates for healthy lifestyle and nutritional excellence in both the medical and public sectors and has presented at La Leche League of the America’s among others venues.

Dr. Ceron is married since 1987 to her beloved Atilio Canas and has 2 children,Benjamin- a UNF Osprey, athlete and musician and Gabriela- a future UF Gator and Marine biologist who will pursue research in coral restoration and study ceramics.