To help provide timely service to our patients, we schedule all visits.
If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, we will try to work you back into the schedule as availability allows, or perhaps offer an appointment to you with another provider. Out of respect to our other patients, we may be compelled to ask you to reschedule your appointment.
Occasionally, despite our best efforts, we may run late. We will keep you informed so that you have the option of rescheduling your appointment or seeing another provider, if available.
WELL CHILD VISITS are usually scheduled in advance and do book up quite quickly.
SCHOOL PHYSICALS should be scheduled as early as possible. In anticipation of heavy demand for these appointments, you should plan to call and schedule them at least TWO MONTHS in advance. It is virtually impossible to expect to be seen for a school physical if you call right before school begins.
Patients who walk in with a non-emergency condition will be fit into the existing schedule as best as possible, or they will be asked to return later in the day when the schedule allows.
NEW! We are now offering Wednesday evening clinic from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.
The doctors take emergency calls from their homes after hours. Call the main office number, 813-782-6064, and our answering service will page a provider to call you back. All of our providers use the "Privacy" settings on their phones when calling after hours, so if you are expecting their call, please pick up. Please save routine questions (mild illness, appointments, prescription refills) for the morning. We encourage you to refer to our website first, when practical, before calling after hours.
If an emergency should arise, please call 911. Emergencies are considered to be those conditions that are life-threatening such as loss of consciousness, severe bleeding, seizure, or severe asthma attack. In the case of minor emergencies (lacerations, cuts, mild fractures, sprains), please call our office first for instructions.
Well Child Visits
To keep your children healthy, it is important to bring them in for regular checkups. We recommend that you call two to three months in advance so you may choose the date that best fits your needs. The list below is our recommended schedule for Well Child Visits.
You are entitled to a copy of our HIPAA Privacy Practices Notice. Click the link to get your copy.
Sick Child Visits
We make every effort to schedule appointments for ill children on the day that you call us. Please call our office ahead of time so that we can minimize the time that you will spend waiting. If you have a medical emergency during office hours, we will do our best to see your child immediately or refer you to the appropriate facility.
If you would like to see us for more than one child, YOU MUST SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS FOR EACH CHILD. Without an appointment, we may not be able to see a sick sibling right away, and you may be asked to wait while the provider sees a scheduled patient.
At Pediatric Partners of Zephyrhills we strive to provide you and your child with the best pediatric care available. We've started by creating a colorful and inviting atmosphere for you to enjoy while you wait for your visit with one of our dedicated and compassionate physicians. Each and every patient is important to us and we do our utmost to address all medical concerns promptly during your visit.
Kathryn Lin, MD
Dr. Lin is the senior physician of Pediatric Partners. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, grew up in Norfolk, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Lin was a major in the US Air Force where she was Chief of Pediatrics at the Little Rock AFB Hospital. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Lin is married, has three children, and moved to Florida for the climate and to be near her parents as well as her husband's family.
Reshma Siddiqi, MD
Dr. Siddiqi is a board certified Pediatrician who was born in India and spent her initial childhood in Bombay. She migrated to Karachi, Pakistan with her family where she completed her medical training from the Aga Khan Medical University. She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey.
Dr. Siddiqi gained diverse experience working in New Jersey and Houston, and
also overseas in Pakistan and Dubai. She is married with two lovely kids, 13 and 8. She chose to settle in Tampa for the beautiful weather and to be close to her family. She loves biking and likes to travel around the world and experience different cultures.
Carol Geddes, MD
Dr. Geddes is a board certified Pediatrician who grew up in Massachusetts. She completed medical school in Baltimore at the Maryland School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of South Florida program at Tampa General and All Children's Hospitals. Dr. Geddes has gained extensive experience in pediatrics in locum tenens positions throughout Florida. She currently resides in Wesley Chapel where she lives with her boyfriend - and three cats! For relaxation, she enjoys running and rock climbing.
Melissa Contreras, CPPM Practice Manager
Melissa was born and raised in Dade City, FL. She graduated from Pasco High School and got her Associate's Degree from Pasco-Hernando State College. Her goal as Office Manager is to be available to help address any questions or concerns our patients may have and to ensure a positive experience for all. Melissa is married, has four beautiful children, and one dog.