Rachel Lara Dawkins, M.D.

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St Petersburg Outpatient Care Center - Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

601 5th Street S
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-767-8917
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Dr. Dawkins specializes in general pediatrics and is medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Care Network. She also is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Dawkins is active nationally with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Board of Pediatrics. Her research and teaching interests are in childhood resilience, advocacy, resident education and obesity.

She earned her medical degree at the University of Miami. She completed her residency at Louisiana State University, where she also completed a year as chief resident. As a faculty member at LSU, Dr. Dawkins spent six years as an associate program director for the pediatric residency program.

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  • MD; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2004)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics - General) (2007)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

  • Pediatricians to Parents: Do Not Skip on Children's Vaccines Due to the Pandemic, Bay News 9 (May 12, 2020)
  • Pediatricians urge families not to fall behind on back to school check-ups, WFTS -TV (August 21, 2020)
  • Parents face ongoing baby formula shortage issues following February recalls, WTVT – TV (April 11, 2022)
  • ‘Scary for us’: Parents scramble amidst baby formula shortage, WFLA -TV (May 3, 2022)
  • Parents shouldn’t feed babies age 6-12 months cow’s milk except in an emergency, Verify (May 18, 2022)
  • What Tampa Bay needs to know about the baby formula crisis, Tampa Bay Times (May 24, 2022)
  • How Parents Should Handle the Baby Formula Shortage, According to Pediatricians, TIME Magazine (May 27, 2022)
  • Prepping for Back to School, Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine (July 18, 2022)
  • How to create a hurricane kit and find out if you live in an evacuation zone, Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine (September 26, 2022)
  • Measles a threat to millions of children as vaccinations decline, WTVT – TV (November 29, 2022)
  • Doctors share advice on keeping kids healthy as students head back to school, WFTS -TV (January 5, 2023)
  • Allergies are in full bloom, pollen count on the rise, WFTS -TV (February 25, 2023)
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