Siskin Children's Institute
Born out of a desire to give back and help better people’s lives, Dr. Jenesis Yanez enrolled in medical school – but it’s in her specialty that she’s truly found her calling. “Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics is a special field,” Dr. Yanez shares. “Child development is the foundation of our children’s lives. This is a specialty where you can work closely with families and really help maximize their child’s quality of life.” Part of what makes Dr. Yanez’s profession so rewarding are the small wins she gets to celebrate with her patients day in and day out at Siskin Children’s Institute. She explains, “Communication is so important for us all. To see a child who is unable to express themselves grow in their communication skills and make great progress over time – that is unforgettable for me.”
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine – Miami, FL
Board-Certified, General Pediatrics
Child Development Evaluations
1. What do you love most about your profession?
I love the honesty and willingness that our patient families bring forth. With that commitment and motivation, we can work together to champion anything.
2. What is your best advice for patients?
Love your children and be patient with them and yourself. Children are sponges and mirrors of their surroundings. Love and patience are foundational and help us build bridges.
3. What do you see as the most exciting new development for your profession?
Our profession is expanding in response to the growing demand we continue to see for children with different needs. We are working with each other and with providers of different medical backgrounds. Together we are creating effective and versatile teams.
4. What accolades mean the most to you?
I am proud and blessed to have completed my fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics this past June 2022. I am now doing what I love and serving my state the best way I can.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care of your patients?
We need to take the time to get to know and understand our patients. We need to listen to their story.