Meet Our Pediatric Providers

At Children’s Health of Ocala, our friendly staff is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment you walk through the door.

The pediatricians in our practice maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay informed about the latest trends in pediatric medicine.

Chris N. Okonkwo, M.D. F.A.A.P.

Chris Okonkwo, MD, is a Board Certified Pediatrician who established Children’s Health of Ocala in January of 1999. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Florida Medical Association and the Marion County Medical Society.

Dr. Okonkwo earned his medical degree from the University of Lagos in Nigeria, and completed his residency training in Pediatrics at New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital in New York.

Greggy Laroche, M.D. F.A.A.P.

Greggy Laroche, MD, is a Board Certified Pediatrician who joined Children’s Health of Ocala in January of 2017. He enjoys working with children of all ages and helping parents throughout the varying stages of childhood and adolescence. Dr. Laroche is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Florida Medical Association

Dr. Laroche obtained his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He fulfilled his pediatric residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He also completed two years of training in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Katie M Falco, A.P.R.N.., Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Katie Falco, A.P.R.N, is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner who joined Children’s Health of Ocala in May of 2014. Nurse Falco is also a University of Florida, and University of South Florida Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Student Preceptor, helping to train future medical professionals.

Nurse Practitioner Falco earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Susan Lakatos, A.P.R.N., Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Susan Lakatos, A.P.R.N, is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner who joined Children’s Health of Ocala in October 2009. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and is also a Student Preceptor for the University of Florida.

Nurse Practitioner Lakatos received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and her master’s degree in Primary Health Care of Children from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

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