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Pediatrician Melanie Youschak, M.D. joins Lower Keys Medical Center and the pediatrics practice of Dr. Steven Takas.   Dr. Youschak graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where she also completed her internship and residency in pediatrics. She is currently board-eligible and plans to take the board exam to become Board-Certified in Pediatrics in October of 2013.

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Dr. Melanie Youschak

Lois Bielicki, ARNP

Dr. Steven Takas, M.D, M.B.A.

Four words sum up her practice: “It’s so much fun,” she says of working with pediatric patients.  With a smile, she continues, “I laugh every day at work!” Besides having plenty of fun with her young patients, Ms. Bielicki loves that children are very resilient and heal quickly.

As a pediatrician, Dr. Takas sees patients ranging in age from newborn to 21 years old.  He enjoys his profession because of his patients.  He says, “Kids are fantastic patients.  They always say something funny.  Lately a five year old volunteered the information that he wanted to be a taxidermist.  I heard Marine Biologist before, but never this one!” He continues, “Kids are cheerful and usually happy.  Even when something is wrong, there is cheer in the room.” 

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