I am a board certified pediatrician with 20 years of experience. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Miami. I then attended medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine. I completed my residency training in General Pediatrics at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
My first job was working with the University of Miami at one of their clinics taking care of newly arrived immigrants and patients with no insurance or Medicaid. This was a very rewarding experience.
After my second son was born, I began working part-time at a private office and am still working there now.
I see patients aged zero to 21 and have enjoyed watching babies grow into young adults. I feel privileged to be able to guide parents while they raise their beautiful babies.
One of the hardest parts of being a pediatrician is the limited amount of time I have with my patients. I always feel like there is just so much more I want to share and I can sense that my patients feel the same way.
As humans we need much more than a few minutes every few months with our doctor to discuss the worries, fears and dreams we have about our kids.
One of the hardest parts of parenting is the loss of self. When you have a baby it is easy to spend every waking hour doing things or worrying about your kids and / or your parenting. Years pass and you almost can’t even remember who you were before kids.
I want you to know that becoming a parent is one of the most amazing and terrifying experiences a person can experience in their lifetime. However, you still matter as a person. My hope is to help parents enjoy parenting without losing themselves in the journey.
Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.
-The best gift you can give your child is to love yourself- Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.
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