Miami-Dade County Medical Daycare (PPEC)

Specialized healthcare for special patients

Spark Pediatrics is Florida’s largest provider of prescribed pediatric extended care (PPEC). Our highly skilled and rigorously screened staff members provide medical daycare and pediatric physical, occupational, and speech therapies for children facing complex medical challenges. Miami-Dade PPEC care teams are guided by a medical director and a director of nursing and include registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). All therapists who provide physical, speech, and occupational therapies are certified and have extensive pediatric experience.

735 NW 22nd Ave
Miami, FL 33125

For more information: (786) 522-9600


Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Saturday to Sunday, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Front view of the Miami-Dade County Medical Daycare PPEC center and a Google map showing its location

Our medical daycare and therapy services feature:

Care you can trust

  • Medical director oversight
  • Director of nursing overseeing highly qualified pediatric medical professionals
  • Compassionate skilled nursing care
  • Continuity of care with primary care physician
  • Special needs care for newborns to up to 21 years of age
  • Supports reduction in re-hospitalizations and ER visits

Care that nurtures

  • Safe, fun, and stimulating environment
  • Stimulating activities promote physical and social development
  • Services up to 12 hours per day

Care that is comprehensive

  • Onsite therapy: physical, occupational, and speech
  • Nutritional support
  • Transportation for qualified Medicaid children
  • Family/caregiver support
  • Educational seminars focused on managing special needs

Antonio Rodriguez, MD, Medical Director

Antonio Rodriguez, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Rodriguez is a native of Cuba. He received his medical training in the Dominican Republic, where he graduated first in his class. Dr. Rodriguez practiced medicine in Puerto Rico until 1983, when he joined Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where he currently serves as Associate Director of Pediatric Pulmonology. His certifications include Diplomate in Pediatric Pulmonology and Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Rodriguez provides quality medical oversight to the Spark Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center in Miami. He has a particular interest in the care of medically complex children and adolescents. His practice, Pediatric Pulmonology of South Florida, is located on the campus of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.

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