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501 6th Avenue South
St Petersburg, FL 33701 map
Phone: 727-767-4458 | Fax: 727-767-8821


Dr. Ortiz is a physician in the Sleep Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the medical staff in 2018. He sees patients at the main campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, East Lake.

Dr. Ortiz earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Charleston Area Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He also completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

His clinical interests include narcolepsy, hypersomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, and skeletal dysplasias. His research interests include examining the interaction of sleep disorders on chronic pediatric diseases such bronchopulmonary dysphasia, asthma, and developmental delay. He has worked extensively in creating educational content for people with narcolepsy as well as advocating for patients with rare diseases. more



  • MD; University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2010)


  • Internal Medicine / Pediatrics; West Virignia University School of Medicine (2014)
  • Medicine and Pediatrics; West Virignia University School of Medicine (2014)


  • Pediatric Pulmonology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)
  • Sleep Medicine; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2015)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pediatric Pulmonology) (2018)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics - General) (2014)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Sleep Medicine) (2019)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Back to school sleep routine, WTSP -TV (August 4, 2022)

Sleep expert tackles back-to-school bedtime help, WTSP -TV (August 3, 2021)

Melatonin overdoses in children increase over last 10 years, study finds, WTVT - TV (June 7, 2022)

Melatonin poisonings skyrocket, WTVT - TV (July 7, 2022)


Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • Medicare
  • Florida Medicaid
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Vivida Health
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • United Community Plan (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Magellan Complete Care (Medicaid)
  • Evolutions (Commercial)
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • Humana Commercial
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • United (Commercial)
  • Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids&CMS)

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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