House calls are here... And for good! Families in St. Petersburg, Tampa and surrounding areas have direct access to me- Dr. Lastra, a board-certified pediatrician offering house calls. Through my practice, Head2Toe Pediatrics, I bring you old-fashioned medicine with a modern twist.
And yes, this means exactly what it sounds like- I, the pediatrician, travel to YOUR home to provide care for your little ones in a comfortable setting they know. But I do more than just house calls for your kids.
I provide 24/7 access directly to me,
you call, it's me you get to answer your questions and address concerns
I provide wellness care with a personalized approach,
focusing on your family's goals and not the "one care fits all'" model
I provide in-depth screening assessments & preventative health management,
leading to earlier identification of illness or concerns
I provide sick & urgent care,
with a full understanding of your child's health not just a moment in time
Why House Calls?
Families turning to at-home services may do so for various reasons. The most common ones I see are the following:
Convenience- Why pack up the kids when you can have the pediatrician come to you?
Avoiding Germs- Have you taken your child for a well visit and left with the flu?
Safe Environment- The doctor is coming to play with me vs I'm going somewhere scary
Time management- Eliminate time spent driving in traffic and sitting in waiting rooms
Families specifically looking at Head2Toe Pediatrics are drawn by the following:
Accessibility- Same day, after-hours, weekends and holiday appointments are available
24/7 Direct Access- Less worrying and going down google rabbit holes or the ER
Personalized Approach- I listen, take the time to communicate and never rush visits
Board-Certified Pediatrician- Pediatricians specialize in the care of children 0 - 18 years
I myself love house calls because of the impact I see in the lives of the families I service. There isn't a home visits where I haven't felt the immense gratitude of the family for this service, and walked away with that fuzzy warmth of overwhelming happiness. I also love the gifts I get from the kids!
What's Done During House Calls?
Everything that can get done at a pediatrician's office, I can bring to the home!
For wellness visits I do measurements, vital signs, screening tests (vision, hearing, urine), in-depth development screen, a detailed head 2 toe physical exam, vaccines and blood work when needed. I provide guidance and answer all questions parents have about their child's health. If there are any concerns that need monitoring, I do a 3 to 6 month follow up vs the routine yearly follow up. If any referrals to specialists are needed, I provide these and connect families to the best providers in the area with limited to no wait times for their specialist evaluation.
For sick and urgent care I do measurements, vital signs, a detailed head 2 toe physical exam and any simple procedures needed such as stitches, splints and medication administration. I am able to coordinate referrals, lab testing and any imaging needed based on the concern. If any follow up care is needed I continue to communicate with the family via tele-health services or a follow up house call.
I show up with my go-to house call bag I've organized into compartments. Some kids like to call it the Mary Poppins bag since it's full of so many surprises!
How to Schedule a House Call?
It's easy! Families interested in house calls for their kids can call 727-209-7213 to schedule. Families can also book directly on my calendar or website for a free virtual meet & greet to discuss the needs and coordinate care. I offer different plans to meet every family's needs, from membership to a la carte options.
Head2Toe Pediatrics revolutionized pediatric care in the Tampa Bay area by being the first and only pediatric practice to provide all primary pediatric healthcare needs from the comfort of home. As a pioneer in this way of healthcare, I am dedicated to providing quality, convenient and accessible healthcare for all!