Orange Park Medical Center announces the opening of a new pediatric surgery practice and the addition of Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Mark McCollum.

Dr. McCollum provides a broad range of surgical services treating conditions including abdominal, GI, chest, lung, hernias, tumors, head, neck and congenital issues for pediatric patients ranging in age from newborn through teenage years.

He brings more than 15 years of experience in the field of pediatric and neonatal surgery and provides a detailed, family centered approach to the care of the pediatric surgical patient. Dr. McCollum also provides a focus and expertise in the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques in children.

"Dr. McCollum is the first of many pediatric specialists Orange Park Medical Center will be adding to the team to expand our pediatric services," said Chad Patrick, Chief Executive Officer at Orange Park Medical Center. Patrick says the hospital treats over 22,000 children in their emergency rooms each year.

"With the addition of our new freestanding emergency room in the Normandy area opening early next year, Dr. McCollum couldn't have joined us at a better time."

Orange Park Pediatric Surgery is located at 1895 Kingsley Avenue, Suite 404 in Orange Park. Dr. McCollum will begin taking patients December 3rd. For appointments and more information call (904) 246-9683 or visit the Orange Park Physicians home page.