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About Our Providers

Our Pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics!

Dr. Ahmed Abo Baker Mohamed, M.D.

The primary provider for our practice is Dr. Ahmed Abo Baker Mohamed. Dr. Baker received his bachelor’s degree in surgery and medicine from Cairo University in Egypt in 1997. He graduated with the highest honors and an excellent rating in pediatrics, and went on to complete the first step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination in October 1997. He completed the second step in March 1998 with a ranking of “high performance in pediatrics,” and in December 1998, Dr. Baker achieved certification status with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

He completed his pediatric residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, which is affiliated with Mount Sanai School of Medicine, New York. In 2006, he was certified as a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Baker is affiliated with both major hospitals in Bay County - Gulf Coast Medical Center and Bay Medical Sacred Heart. He was previously the director of the Pediatric Service at Bay Behavioral Hospital, as well as the Chief of the Pediatric Obesity Program at Children's Medical Services.

Dr. Baker has given many international speeches on the field of child abuse/child protection, as well as Pediatric Allergy/Immunotherapy.

Dr. Baker moved to the Panama City area in 2005, where he started his first pediatric clinic, Future Pediatrics. In 2007, he opened his second pediatric clinic location in Panama City Beach. This was a pioneering effort to bring pediatric care to the population between Panama City Beach and Destin.

Dr. Baker has conducted research on the anthropometric and nutritional status of children with chronic renal failure and is currently involved in research on the role of neuropeptide Y in obesity in children and adolescents.

 He is also married with two daughters and two sons. His hobbies are family-oriented, including reading, writing and swimming.

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Dr. Musab Al-Yahia, M.D.

Dr. Al-Yahia joined Future Pediatrics in January 2015, bringing with him an extensive education and notable experience to serve our pediatric patients. Dr. Al-Yahia is board certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Al-Yahia received his medical education at St. Christopher’s Iba Mar Diop College of Medicine and completed his residency with Florida State University’s Pediatric Residency Program. After finishing medical school, Dr. Al-Yahia completed a year of research at the McKnight Brain Institute/University of Florida. His research was focused primarily on trying to understand how the inflammatory cascade affected the brain during ischemic strokes.

Dr. Al-Yahia has been serving patients in the state of Florida for several years, and has been a part of the health care community in the Florida panhandle since 2010. Dr. Al-Yahia has been a resident of Panama City since childhood, and after completing his education, training and residency, he returned to Panama City with the hopes of providing local pediatric patients with top-notch health care services.

While Dr. Al-Yahia joined Future Pediatrics in January 2015, he has utilized his experience and knowledge in serving the Bay County pediatric community via Gulf Coast Medical Center since 2013 and via the Gulf County Health Department's general pediatric clinic in Port Saint Joe. Dr. Al-Yahia also plans to have an active participation in the future with Children’s Medical Services, in an effort to further expand services available to the pediatric community.


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Derek Holman, PA-C (Physician Assistant), MPAS

Derek Holman is a native from Phoenix, Arizona. He is a board-certified Physician Assistant and is licensed in the state of Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 2011.  During his time at Penn State, he was a competitive cheerleader and an active member in THON (A student-run philanthropy raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer). He received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2015 from Chatham University.

Derek has been a member of the Future Pediatrics team since 2015. He strives daily to offer the best care to the wonderful children and families in Panama City and Panama City Beach. His passion and desire to treat children is easily seen during each and every visit.

He enjoys doing CrossFit, tumbling, traveling and spending time with family, friends and his puppy, Porter.

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Tamara Guardia, PA-C (Physician Assistant), MPAS

Tamara Guardia relocated to Florida from Maryland, and has been an integral part of our practice ever since. She is a board-certified Physician Assistant and is licensed in the state of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry from Barry University in 2014.  She received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2016 from Chatham University.

Because of her cultural background, she speaks Spanish fluently and has been a great asset for our Spanish-speaking families. She utilizes her education and experience to provide the best quality care for all of our patients. Her genuine interest and care for children shines through every encounter with the families that she serves.

En español:

Tamara Guardia se mudó a Florida desde Maryland, y desde entonces ha sido parte integral de nuestra práctica. Ella es un Proveedor Médico y tiene su licencia en el estado de Florida. Recibió su Licenciatura en Biología, con una licenciatura en Química de la Universidad Barry en 2014. Recibió su Maestría en Physician Assitant Studies en 2016 de la Universidad de Chatham.

Debido a su formación cultural, habla español con fluidez y ha sido una gran ventaja para nuestras familias hispanohablantes. Ella utiliza su educación y experiencia para proporcionar la mejor atención de calidad para todos nuestros pacientes. Su genuino interés y cuidado por los niños brilla en cada encuentro con las familias a las que sirve.

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