1500 SE 17th Street, Building 600
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 732-8955   Fax: (352) 732-7999


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1500 SE 17th Street, Building 600,
Ocala, FL 34471


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Meet our friendly, experienced pediatricians and staff at Ocala Pediatrics, LLC! Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment your walk through the door. We're proud to be members of the Ocala community and serve the needs of their children.

We pride ourselves in being an exceptional clinic where children come first. Our child-focused practice works hard to meet the needs of children from infancy through adolescence. Compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive staff is the cornerstone of Ocala Pediatrics, LLC's quality care. All of our pediatricians and medical staff are highly trained professionals, and maintain the highest level of accreditation in pediatrics to address the special needs of infants, children, and teens.

We strive to treat each and every patient as we would want our own children to be treated. Our doctors and staff look forward to building a relationship with you and your family.

Kenneth H. Morse, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth Morse is a Board Certified pediatrician who received his Bachelors degree from Syracuse University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida where he graduated with honors. Between Syracuse and medical school, he was a carrier-based Navy pilot for five years. Dr. Morse had the privilege of serving as President of The University of Florida Pediatric Alumni Association, President of the State of Florida Pediatric Society, and Chief of Staff of Munroe Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Morse enjoys boating, dancing, jogging, and woodworking. He has a special interest in pediatric allergy.



Paul C. Logas, M.D.

Dr. Paul Logas is a native Floridian from Mount Dora.  He has been with Ocala Pediatrics since 1989 and has raised two sons with his wife Dawn.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed his residency in San Antonio, Texas, a city he still loves.  He is an avid tennis player, enjoys sports of all kinds, and is a lover of music, both new and "classic".  He particularly enjoys the educational and family aspect of pediatrics and is a staunch advocate of immunizations to keep his patients healthy.  Oh, and for those who espouse that school across state..........GO Gators!


Cheryl J. Hawk, M.D.

Dr. Cheryl Hawk is a Board Certified pediatrician who has served the children of Ocala for over 22 years.  Originally a “Jersey girl”, she received her Bachelor of Science in Deaf Education from Kent State University in Ohio.  After teaching for 3 years, Dr. Cheryl resumed her educational pursuits at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.  There she completed her medical degree, as well as her Pediatric residency. 

Dr. Cheryl has had the privilege of raising two Florida State Seminoles and is enjoying “brainwashing” two more future “Nole” grandchildren!


Alonso “Mr. Al” Avendaño, PA-C, MPAS
Alonso “Mr.AL” Avendano is a nationally certified physician assistant.  He graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Psychology in 1984. He worked in environmental education for 7 years and then became program director of the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes for 8 years.  It was the camp’s medical director who encouraged him to pursue a career in medicine.  He graduated with his MPAS from the UF College of Medicine in 2006.

He has been practicing as a PA in pediatrics since then in rural NE Florida.  He is a strong advocate for immunizations, healthy lifestyles and good nutrition.

Al enjoys the outdoors, hiking, water sports, exercise and all things related to UF.