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 DoctorA 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. 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.
VladLena Eunus, DNPVladlena Eunus is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Doctor of Nursing Practice. She obtained her first degree from the Herzen Teaching University in 1994 and worked as an elementary school teacher for several years. After moving to the United States, she earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the Stony Brook University (SUNY) in 2008 and worked as an RN in the vent unit of the Wyckoff Hospital for almost 5 years. Vladlena earned her Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in Pediatrics Primary Care in 2013-2016 from the University of South Alabama. Vladlena speaks three languages: Russian, English, and Bengali. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International organization.
Brittany Arami, ARNPBrittany has always wanted to work in pediatrics; ensuring children are happy, healthy, and reach their full potential is of utmost importance to her. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of South Florida in 2012, and the following years were spent between the pediatric hematology/oncology unit and the general pediatrics units at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of South Alabama in 2017. Brittany is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Brittany looks forward to meeting new patients and making every effort to provide excellent care to all.
Vaun Conrad, ARNPWith 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.
Don Connor, ARNPDonald relocated from Michigan with his family in 1990 to pursue a career in Pediatrics. His educational background includes degrees from Southwestern Michigan College and undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Florida. He has cared for children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the University of Florida. These patients include trauma, Organ TFA along with Pediatric Cancers specializing in neuro-oncology. His Private Practice includes WellCare acute illnesses and ADHD.
Dr. Mamatha Sandu, M.D.Kids Health Alliance PADr. Sandu graduated from Kurnool Medical College, Sri Venkatesvara University in 2011. She completed a residency at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten island, NY. Dr. Sandu is board certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Sandu is married and has 2 wonderful children. Country of birth is AP, India.
Allyson Casey, ARNPKids Health Alliance PAAllyson joined our team in 2016 from John Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St Petersburg, FL. She worked for 7 years with children who suffer from lung problems, such as asthma and cystic fibrosis. Allyson has practiced as a pediatric ARNP in both a primary care setting and a pulmonary specialty since 1993, when she graduated from the University of South Florida, with a masters degree in Nursing. She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Ocala was Allyson's home from early childhood until college. She attended Blessed Trinity primary school and graduated from the "old" Forest High School, which is now Trinity Catholic.
The Story of Dr. Raffy Smiggles
When driving up to our Main Office in Ocala, you will be warmly welcomed by our very own Dr. Raffy Smiggles, a well-respected Doctor loved by many – who just happens to be a Giraffe. Dr. Smiggles has graced our front entrance for many years now, and is a crowd favorite – helping many patients find our office by being such a terrific landmark.
When Dr. Smiggles first arrived to Premier Pediatrics after a long and difficult journey, he had lost his stethoscope, glasses, and even forgot his own name. So, we got him some new glasses and a shiny stethoscope, and we called on all of the children that come to our office and asked them to help Dr. Smiggles find his name. After many days of hard work and plenty of creative ideas, the name that was chosen was a combination of suggestions from two of our patients – Raffy, and Dr. Smiggles – and we just couldn’t pick one! Oh, and why Smiggles you ask? Smiles and giggles of course! Look at his face next time you drive in – you’ll see what we mean.