Pediatrics

Watson Clinic Highlands:
863-607-3346
Watson Clinic North Pediatrics:
863-680-7337
Watson Clinic Plant City:
813-719-2500
Watson Clinic South:
863-647-8012

Monday - Friday: 
8 am - 5 pm (All Locations)
Monday - Friday:
7:30 am - 4 pm (South Only)
8 am - 4 pm (Highlands Only)
Walk-in Appointments for Established Patients
Saturday:
8:30 am - 12 pm (N. Pediatrics Only)
Reserved for Sick Visits

A good pediatrician is like a trusted member of your family; always there when your child needs personalized care and available to help with a parent’s concern. Watson Clinic offers board-certified doctors with open appointments at four convenient locations, joined by a warm and accommodating nursing staff. They also have pediatricians at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center in case your child ever needs hospital care. From regular checkups to the latest advancements in disease prevention, Watson Clinic’s pediatric team is dedicated to keeping your child active and healthy.
 
Office Hours and Appointments
Patients are seen by appointment, so please call in advance before bringing in your child. Please advise us in advance if another child needs to be evaluated. For Watson Clinic patients, every effort is made to offer same-day care with your established pediatrician. Most appointment requests can be accommodated within 24 hours of when the call is received. If your established pediatrician is unavailable, another member of our pediatric medical team will see your child at one of our convenient locations.  
 
If you are a new patient or have not been seen in Pediatrics in three years or more, please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment. You will be asked to fill out new patient forms and health insurance information, so be sure to bring your insurance card, driver’s license and a copy of your child’s immunization records.
 
If you have not been called to see your physician after 30 minutes, please let the receptionist know. Every effort will be made to keep you informed should an emergency occur and prolong your wait.
 
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment time, we ask that you call 24 hours in advance. This allows us enough time to make your appointment available to someone else.
 
After Hours Emergencies
The physicians in our group share and rotate after-hours coverage for all patients. If you call the office after-hours, your call will be received by the answering service. The operator will communicate your message with the on-call pediatrician.
 
We provide 24-hour coverage year round for our patients. All non-urgent problems, routine advice, prescription refills, etc., should be handled during office hours. If you think there is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

Additional Links:

Medication Refill Requests
Office Visits & Treatment Authorization
Pediatrics Vaccine Policy Statement
Polk Immunization Coalition
 
Read information on different health related topics:
Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations
Immunization Awareness
 
*If your child is sick and requires prompt attention, please contact our offices and we will make every effort to schedule you for same-day care.
 

Pediatric Physicians:


Dr. Leslie Coello Echeverry
Leslie Coello Echeverry, MD
  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Board-certified: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Member: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, Florida medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association, National Med-Peds Residents' Association - Alumni Status

Dr. W. Jason Cornett
  • Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, Pediatrics
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Board-certified: Pediatrics
  • Member: American Academy Pediatrics

Dr. Amanda Lueshen Davis
Amanda Lueshen Davis, MD 
  • Medical School: University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University of Florida at Shands and AGH, Gainesville, FL, Pediatrics
  • Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C., Gastroenterology
  • Board-certified: Pediatrics, Neonatal Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Member: American Board of Pediatrics, Florida Medical Association, Polk County Medical Association

Dr. Robert B. Eanett
Robert B. Eanett, MD
  • Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, MD
  • Internship & Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA
  • Chief Resident: Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children, Decatur, GA, Pediatrics
  • Board-certified: Pediatrics
  • Member: Alpha Omega Alpha, Children's Medical Services Consultant, American College of Pediatrics, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Dr. Richard E. Frates, Jr.
Richard E. Frates, Jr., MD
  • Student Research Assistant: Women and Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island, Division of Neonatology, Providence, RI
  • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Medford, MA, MD
  • Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine, Shands Teaching Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Gainesville, FL, Pediatrics
  • Board-certified: Pediatrics
  • Member: American Academy of Pediatrics, University of Florida Pediatric Alumni Association

Dr. Varsha Ghayal
Varsha Ghayal, MD
  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University - Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Board-certified: Pediatrics
  • Member: American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Cynthia H. Hutto
Cynthia H. Hutto, MD
  • Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, MD
  • Residency: All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL, Pediatrics
  • Board-certified: Pediatrics
  • Member: American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Tamara T. Pistoria
Tamara T. Pistoria, DO
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, DO
  • Internship: St. Luke's Medical Center, Allentown, PA
  • Residency: Penn State University/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, Pediatrics
  • Board-certified: Pediatrics
  • Member: American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, Florida Medical Association, Polk County Medical Association

Dr. Sheena H. Tonkin
Sheena H. Tonkin, MD
  • Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, MD
  • Internship & Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA, Pediatrics
  • Member: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, Polk County Medical Association

Dr. Kendra Velez Rodriguez
Kendra Velez Rodriguez, MD
  • Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington DC, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL ,Pediatrics
  • Board-certified: Pediatrics
  • Member: American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida Pediatric Society

Dr. Frederick J. Wehle, Jr.
Frederick J. Wehle, Jr., MD
  • Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University of Florida College of medicine, Gainesville, FL, Pediatrics
  • Board-certified: Pediatrics
  • Fellow: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member: Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Florida Pediatric Alumni Association - Past President