About Us

About First Kids PPEC

Compassionate Care For Our Youth

Our mission is to provide our patients with personalized, high-quality care while also providing them with the best resources to help them heal or improve upon their current medical conditions. At First Kid’s PPEC, our mission is for our patients to make strides to improve each day.

Highly Experienced Medical Professionals

First Kid’s PPEC is the only physician – owned prescribed pediatric extended care facility in South Florida. Our team of professionals are renowned for their work, where many have 20+ years of experience in their fields.

An Exceptional Patient Experience

Our locations provide spacious, open space for children to learn, play, and receive care. We take the cleanliness and comfort of our patients extremely seriously, especially in light of COVID – 19, and have taken additional measures to ensure cleanliness and safety.

Meet the Team

Moises Issa

Dr. Moises Issa

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Issa has 25+ years of experience serving the S. Florida community as a doctor of internal medicine, where he specializes in treating diabetes, hypertension, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Manuel Cerda

Manuel Cerda, LCSW

Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Cerda has 28+ years of experience serving the S. Florida community as a psychotherapist and behavioral analyst and has direct experience working within PPEC facilities.
Carol Lahori

Carol Lahori, RN

Director of Nursing
Carol is a registered nurse (RN) that has specialized in pediatric nursing for the last six years. She has experience working in the Pediatric Unit, NICU, and Mother – Baby Units of Palmetto Hospital, as well as extensive experience in home health, school nursing, and clinical supervisory operations.

Carmen Cerda

Administration Manager

Harbi Issa

Assistant of Daily Operations

Taymi Valdes

Direct Care (HHA)

Asela Hernandez

Registered Nurse

Sergio Santana

Registered Nurse

Cecilia Lopez

Registered Nurse