Our Physicians

Whole Child Pediatrics
8936 77th Terrace East, Suite 103
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Tel: 941-366-CARE (2273)
Fax: 941-953-6500

Cecilia Ladines, MD, FAAP

Dr. Ladines finished pediatric residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and nephrology fellowship at Georgetown University. She is deeply interested in promoting a healthy lifestyle and sensible nutrition as the foundation for disease prevention. She advocates reading to young children to promote early literacy.

She is married with two children, Sofia and Cassandra. She loves to cook, travel and experiment with different cuisines.
Rajivi P. Rucker, MD, MPH, FAAP, FAAAI

Dr. Rajivi P. Rucker attended medical school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine and graduated in 1997. She earned a Masters Degree in Public Health Maternal and Child Health from Harvard School of Public Health.

She completed pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus). She then completed fellowship training in allergy and immunology at USF/All Children's Hospital. She has been in the community for 8 years as a solo practice allergist treating both adults and children.

Her special interests include asthma, allergic disorders and immune system problems. She has two children in elementary school.