About Premier Pediatrics: Pediatric Services , Children’s Doctor and more.

Where We Have Time for Your Kids

It’s said that the most valuable gift we can give to our children is our time. This axiom is especially true when it comes to medical concerns. Premier Pediatrics has always maintained that it takes time to develop trust with a parent and their child. As a parent, our Founder and Chief Medical Doctor Shahab Eunus has a sincere love for helping children that is shared by every member of our staff. It’s true when we say we have time for your kids at Premier Pediatrics.

Meet Our Providers

  • Dr. Shahab Eunus, M.D. F.A.A.P.

    Founder & Chief Medical Doctor

    A Board Certified Pediatrician, Dr. Shahab Eunus specializes in general and behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Eunus earned his medical degree with honors in St. Petersburg, Russia and completed his pediatric residency at the prestigious Cornell University, Lincoln Medical, New York. Multilingual, Dr. Eunus speaks English, Russian and Bengali and has the ability to obtain medical history in Spanish. Dr. Eunus has a special place in his heart for children with ADHD, as he is the father of a child with ADHD. Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Marion County Medical Society.
  • Dr. Cherish Lorica, M.D.

    Dr. Cherish Lorica is a Board Certified Pediatrician specializing in general pediatrics as well as pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. Lorica earned her medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas and received additional training in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lorica speaks both English and Tagalog. Member of the American Academy of Pediatricians and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
  • Dr. Milie Poole, M.D.

    Dr. Millie Poole brings 17 years of experience as a working physician to Premier Pediatrics as a Board Certified Internist and a Board Certified Pediatrician. Dr. Poole specializes in all ages and behavioral pediatrics. After earning her medical degree at the University of Miami, Florida, Dr. Poole completed her residency at Metrohealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Vaun Conrad, ARNP

    With a gift for relating with children and teenagers, Vaun Conrad has over 23 years of extensive pediatric experience within the Marion County Health Department. Vaun received her nursing diploma from Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Michigan and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Vaun is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • Heather Forsythe, ARNP

    Heather completed her Master of Science degree in nursing at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner with training in pediatrics. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Heather received her Bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of West Florida. She worked as a nurse for 4 years with experience in pediatrics at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. She also has worked with adults as a travel nurse for several hospitals across the United States, as well as locally here in Ocala.
  • Jessica Brown, ARNP

    Jessica received her Associates Degree in Nursing at Pikeville University, her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Eastern Kentucky University and her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the Frontier Nursing University. Jessica is Board Certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. She is a member of the Frontier Honor Society and the AANP. She has worked with children for the majority of her 17 years in Nursing. Before finishing her ARNP degree, Jessica has had prior experience in NICU, Children’s Palliative and Hospice care. Since receiving her Family Nurse Practitioner degree she has worked in Kentucky as a Hospitalist and in West Virginia in a school based clinic treating children of all ages and adults. Jessica has practiced nursing and practiced as an ARNP in Kentucky, West Virginia and Florida. Jessica and her husband have 4 wonderful children and one grandson. Jessica is excited to begin working with the families and staff at Premier Ocala Pediatrics.

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