About Us

Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville was founded in 1932 by Dr. J.W. Hayes, one of Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s original founders. Dr. Hayes practiced for many years by himself, with his competent nurse, Mrs. Elizabeth Gilbert. He dedicated himself to the children of Jacksonville. In the early 1950s, Dr. Hayes added two partners to his group, Drs. McCain and Moss. The three pediatricians practiced together for about ten years, and, in the mid-1960s, the group expanded by three more physicians, Dr. Townsend, Dr. Perlman, and Dr. Hansberry. Well respected by local families, Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville, with the prestigious team of six physicians, made their mark on the medical community with their service and advocacy for Jacksonville’s children. Dr. Hayes was one of the founders of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and four of the six original partners ultimately served as presidents of the medical staff at the children’s hospital. 

In 2001, Dr. Aylin Ozdemir took over the medical practice of Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville. Lovingly referred to as ‘Dr. O’ by her patients, she transformed the practice to include Integrative Medicine. Dr. Ozdemir was the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Patients’ Choice Award, a distinction received by less than five percent of America’s practicing physicians. Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville was named Top Pediatric Practice four years in a row by Jacksonville Magazine in 2017-2021. Dr. O is a graduate of the Integrative Medicine fellowship led by Dr. Andrew Weil at The University of Arizona. Today’s Integrative Practice, combining traditional and alternative medicine, distinguishes itself from every other general pediatric practice in the State of Florida.

About Privia Health

We are proudly part of Privia Health. Privia equips leading primary and specialty care physicians with cutting-edge resources to help us deliver outstanding, personalized patient care. That’s why Privia’s patient satisfaction scores are 2x higher than national averages. Visit their website to learn how Privia helps you take control of your care.

Healthcare, Handled

You have enough on your plate. We make it easy to message your doctor, connect to on-demand virtual care, receive appointment reminders, refill prescriptions, and get care on the go. If you see more than one doctor in our network, your entire care team has access to your medical chart so we can all work together for your health. Use the myPrivia app or patient portal to:

  • Book appointments, renew prescriptions, and access your electronic health record
  • Send and receive secure messages with your care team

Healthy for the Long Haul

You’re more than a set of symptoms. Privia champions lifelong health and wellness, inside and outside the doctor’s office. From pediatrics to adult needs, preventive programs to complex care, doctor’s visits to self-care at home – we’re here to support you on every step in your journey. Count on Privia for:

  • Collaborative, team-based medical group with leading local providers
  • Same- or next-day appointments with 24/7 telehealth for immediate care

Our Doctors Do More

You can enjoy personalized care without pricey membership fees. Privia doctors take the time to listen to your concerns, from wellness programs to chronic care management. Patients rate our providers 4.9 out of 5 for efforts to include them in decisions about their care, so you can be confident your doctor will help you understand the guidance you get, in-office or virtually. With Privia, you can expect:

  • Unhurried, comprehensive visits to develop the right care plan for you
  • Nationally recognized top physicians and healthcare professionals