Dr. Ceron started Ceron Pediatrics and Integrative Medicine in November of 2018. She continues to work with Dr Valerie Miles and Erica Self-Smith as well as other wonderful providers to offer excellence in care. Her philosophy is in keeping with her background and experience in the Medical field and her love of nature and all of the healing benefits it has to offer.
Her inspiration comes from her patient relationships, her own parents and family members who offered a unique insight from the medical and agricultural perspectives. Having seen the hard work, dedication and love that is required to maintain a relationship with patients as well as Mother Earth, she understands that there is a unique knowledge and healing that can be acquired from these experiences. This has been a driving force in continually seeking to expand her education.
Dr Ceron began her premedical studies with a major in Biology in Hunter College, NYC. In her third year she transferred to her birthplace, Santo Domingo, to the UNPHU - Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, a private national school of the Dominican Republic to join her retired parents. She obtained her degree in medicine in 1986 and worked one year in a family medicine clinic for the Department of Public Health in Santo Domingo to become licensed in that country. During that time she worked in a Family Medicine clinic, emergency room and cared for malnourished children. She was also involved in the UNICEF/ World Health Organizations breastfeeding campaign during the early 1980’s. After marrying, she moved to Long Island, NY where she completed her pediatric training in 1992 at Nassau University Medical Center, an affiliate of Stony Brook University. She went on to complete a chief residency year as a junior staff member involved in resident education and clinical research which was presented to the Nassau Pediatric Society in 1993. She became board certified that same year. She moved on to private practice where she remained as a partner for 11 years at University Plaza Pediatrics. She continued as a clinical instructor for pediatric residents in her practice.
A transfer for her husband brought her family to Jacksonville in 2004 where she partnered with Dr. Miles in Progressive Pediatrics for 14 years. In her constant quest for knowledge, Dr. Ceron sought and obtained board certification as an International Lactation Consultant in 2004 and in Integrative and Holistic Medicine in 2010 She went on to acquire a second Integrative Medicine Board Certification through the American Board of Subspecialties in 2016. She currently enjoys a comprehensive wellness approach to patient centered, individualized medicine. She also shares her passion through her presentations in both the medical and public sectors where she advocates for healthy lifestyle and nutritional excellence. She has presented at Medical, Nutritional and Breastfeeding conferences. She has been a member of the Northeast Florida Lactation Coalition since 2004.
Dr. Ceron is married since 1987 to her beloved Atilio Canas, a Pediatric Endocrinologist and renowned researcher. They have 2 children, Benjamin- a Spinal implant specialist and Gabriela - a Marine biologist working on her Masters degree.