About Beaches Pediatrics
Our physicians and medical team have the knowledge and expertise to properly treat your child’s medical issues in Jacksonville, Florida
At Beaches Pediatrics, we focus on your child’s health. Our providers provide expert, cutting-edge pediatric care to help you raise healthy, smart, well adjusted children. Our efficient, experienced, and caring staff will assure your child a stress-free, comfortable visit in our homey environment.
Providing you with the best providers for the best care
Dr. Jorge Rivera, MD
MD: University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
Dr. Rivera is a highly accomplished and enthusiastic pediatrician currently serving patients in Florida since 2015. He obtained his medical education from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 2002, and then went on to complete a pediatric residency within the University Pediatric Hospital at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Rivera holds over 14 years of experience with extensive expertise in the emergency department, neonatal intensive care unit, and private office settings. Due to his outstanding achievements, he was named Top Pediatrician in Jacksonville, Florida, by The International Association of Pediatricians in 2016. Additionally, in order to stay current in his field, Dr. Rivera remains a professional member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Florida Medical Association. He attributes his success to his family, his wife and daughters, for they give him the strength to keep going forward. His hobbies include photography, travel, and technology. As an interesting fact, Dr. Rivera knows the biography of almost every superhero in the DC and Marvel Universes!
Dr. Joanna Walker, DO
Board Certified in Pediatrics
DO: Nova Southeastern University
BS: University of Florida
7 years of active duty service as a Pediatrician in the United States Air Force
Dr. Walker is a board certified pediatrician who joined the Beaches Pediatrics team in 2015. Dr. Walker’s special interests are in nutrition and childhood obesity, asthma and allergies as well as developmental and behavioral pediatrics. She is passionate about preventive care and enjoys working with families to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Jamie Kanehl, APRN, CPNP
Board Certified in Primary Care Pediatrics
MS: Duke University
BSN: Duke University
BS: The Ohio State University
Jamie Kanehl is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and has been a part of the Beaches Pediatrics team since March 2019. With a Masters in Nursing focused on Pediatric Primary Care, she loves educating families on the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of childhood development She has additional experience in concussion management and orthopedics and is passionate about injury prevention and optimal recovery to return to learn and play. In her spare time she loves to golf, cheer on her favorite sports teams and spend time with her friends and family. Jamie also loves to sing and will gladly sing your child's favorite song in the office!