Unless your child has an ongoing medical condition that would require easy access to a pediatric unit (which we aren't close to anyway), why isn't it easier to opt for docs that practice close to home? It is very important to us that our doctor has privileges at the closest hospital, and that the doc office is a sane drive away when the kids are sick. I have to drive to Airport Rd. every other week for my youngest's allergy shot- what a PIA. I can't imagine doing that with young, sick kids for pediatrician visits. Believe me, I would kiss the feet of an allergist who would practice full time in South Walton- killing half a day for an office visit is for the birds.