My name is Jay Harvey. I am a board certified pediatrician with over 20 years of private practice experience. I grew up in NYC and all of my education and training were completed there. I moved to Florida in 1991 and opened a new practice in Pasco County. That practice grew rapidly and a second office was opened in Hernando County in 1993. After 10 years, my interests took me in a different direction. I became an employed physician with Pediatric Health Care Alliance in 2001, opening a brand new office in North Pinellas County in March of that year. Now, after two decades of serving the families of these 3 great counties, I’ve decided I need to go backward to move forward. Read on and I’ll explain…

ABOUT PERSONAL PEDIATRIC CARE

The “golden age” of medicine passed quite some time ago. That was a time when a true partnership, a true bond of trust existed between doctors and their patients. A time when doctors exhibited care, concern and genuine compassion on a daily basis. A time when a patient’s concerns were listened to attentively and a unique plan of care was thoughtfully discussed and agreed upon. A time when doctors took a sincere interest not just in fixing or solving a particular problem but also in taking the time necessary to really get to know and understand the patient as an individual, as well as a member of a larger family unit. A time when going “above and beyond” and earnestly placing the needs, wants and desires of the patient’s first was the rule, not the exception. Those are considered “old fashion values” but I believe they should form the foundation of all medical practice today. Those values are the centerpiece of Personal Pediatric Care. They are the primary driving force behind its creation.

Fast forward to the 21st Century. A massive transformation is underway regarding the manner in which health care is delivered in this country. Advances in technology, communication, access to information and medical research are occurring rapidly. An evolution toward evidence based medicine, disease prevention, quality outcomes and cost-effective care is inexorable. The genesis of all this change is complex and multi-factorial. Managing all this change is challenging. Whether we want it or not, whether we like it or not – change is coming. The power behind this remodeling of our health care system requires today’s physicians to acquire the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to provide “cutting edge care”. Therein lies the secondary driving force behind the creation of Personal Pediatric Care.

My goal in creating this practice was to provide the highest quality care in the most comfortable, convenient and relaxed setting possible. I believed the only way I could accomplish this was to limit the total number of families I cared for in order to afford them unprecedented access to and unmatched time with the doctor. This approach required a yearly membership fee to help cover the cost of doing business.

It was never my intention to make this practice exclusive or cost-prohibitive. Yet, although the practice is still in its “infancy”, it is apparent that current economic conditions will not support this particular model. Therefore, in the interest of serving as many families as I am capable, I have eliminated the yearly membership fee and am converting back to a traditional pediatric practice.

Rest assured, I plan to retain and incorporate many of the best “membership benefits” into my traditional practice. Most important, the core philosophy upon which this practice is built- “old fashion values, cutting edge care”- will never change. I would be honored and privileged to partner with you in caring for your family.

Dr. Jay

“Practical advice…Passionate advocacy…Personal perspective”

DR. HARVEY’S BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Born: March 28,1962 in Brooklyn, New York

College: SUNY at Binghamton; BS in Biology-1983

Graduated Phi Beta Kappa

Medical School: Downstate Medical Center-Brooklyn, NY

MD degree-1987

Residency/Chief Residency in Pediatrics: Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY

(formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital)-1987-1991

1991:  Board Certified – American Board of Pediatrics

21st Century Pediatrics: 1991-2000

Pediatric Health Care Alliance: 2001-2011