Meet Our Team

Barry S. Yarckin, M.D.


Dr. Barry Yarckin has served West Orange County since 1985. Dr. Yarckin was born in Massachusetts and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1978. He completed his residency at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.


Dr. Yarckin is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His commitment and devotion to the well being of his patients is unwavering. He prides himself on getting to truly know his patients and enjoys watching his patients grow into healthy young adults. Dr. Yarckin is also well qualified to diagnose and manage patients with ADD/ADHD.


Dr. Yarckin is married to Andrea and has four wonderful children and 2 young grandsons. His hobbies include music, movies, jogging and watching two of his favorite sports teams, the Orlando Magic and New England Patriots.


Kevin O’Brien, D.O.


Dr. Kevin O’Brien graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology.  Following graduation, he attended Nova Southeastern University and earned the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy.  Dr. O’Brien completed 3 years of general pediatric residency training at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children where he worked with Dr. Yarckin.  Dr. O’Brien is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Dr. O’Brien and his wife Nicole live in Ocoee with their dog and cat.  In his spare time, Dr. O’Brien enjoys exercising, sailing, camping, learning to play guitar, and spending time at the beach.   He is passionate about traveling and has visited Australia, Ecuador, northern Europe, Italy, the Baja Peninsula, Niagara Falls, and Hawaii upon other great destinations.


Family is very important to Dr. O’Brien and he owes his generally positive disposition to his wife and the household in which he was raised.  His goal as a pediatrician is to work with families to help build strong foundations in the children he treats. 


Lindsay Knapp Mann, MMS, PA-C


Lindsay Knapp Mann was born in Morgantown, WV and raised in the Orlando area. In 2004, she went to the University of Florida and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. In 2009, Lindsay attended the Physician Assistant program at Nova Southeastern University. Upon graduation in 2011, Lindsay proudly became board certified and decided to work close to family and friends in Orlando.


Following in the footsteps of her mother, a pediatrician, Lindsay pursued a career in pediatrics.  While growing up, she watched the example her mother set as a physician. Lindsay is dedicated and committed to caring for children.


Lindsay and her husband, Lee, are excited to be new parents—Lucas Mann, born in October 2013! Lindsay enjoys spending time outdoors with her giant dog, Buddy.  Her hobbies include scuba diving, golf and of course watching her favorite sport team, The Florida Gators.


Robin

Nurse


Robin has been a wonderful asset to West Orlando Pediatrics since 1996.  Most of you know her as the friendly person with the endless patience.  She will happily answer all of your questions, none too silly or unimportant (really!).  Robin accurately gathers all the pertinent information for your visit with the doctor, as well as assists with all medical tests and procedures in our office and of course administers the dreaded but necessary immunizations. 


Robin moved to Orlando from Bel Air, Maryland.  She is married to her high school sweetheart, Johnny.  The have three rambunctious, football playing, crazy for wrestling boys; her oldest is L.J. and twins boys Justin and Jason.  In her free time she enjoys reading and writing short stories.  You’ll notice these are both quiet activities! 


Amy

Nurse


Amy is one of our office’s highly trained LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse.  She is ready to assist our doctors and patients whenever necessary.  In addition to being an LPN, Amy also holds and Associate of Science degree in Office Administration.  Amy is a diehard Gators fan.  She proudly marched in the “Pride of the Sunshine, Fighting Gator Marching Band” for 6 years in the drum and bugle corps.  Amy and her husband, Stephen, have one son, Jackson.  Being a mom helps her relate to the parents and patients in our office.  In her spare time, Amy enjoys ballroom dancing, running street races and mud runs!


Veronica

Nurse


Veronica is one of our caring nurses.  She moved to Orlando from her home in Chicago over 10 years ago.  Veronica is a mother to four wonderful children, two girls and two boys.   She has worked in the medical field since 1998 and graduated from FMU in 2007.  She loves being a nurse because it allows her to help children not only in times of illness, but also through preventative care.  When she isn’t at work, she can be found spending time with her family! 



Andrea

Office Administrator


Andrea started her college education at Babson College in Massachusetts before moving to Orlando.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida.  Following graduation, she completed the additional education to become a CPA.  Andrea now spends her time as the practice administrator, handing the operations of a busy multi-doctor practice.  Outside of her time working with the office, Andrea is devoted to her family.  As the mother of four children, she is always busy with her family and their activities.  Her two youngest sons keep her busy with school and sports.  In her spare time, Andrea enjoys photography, planning & hosting family events and spending time with her friends.


Shirley

Registered Nurse


Shirley was born in Chicago but has called Florida home since 1989.  Trained as a Registered Nurse, Shirley still works in this capacity when needed.  Shirley and her husband have recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary and have found their lives to be so filled with the joy they receive from raising their 3 active boys. 


Shirley is a working mom that can relate to our patients, with a caring and nurturing personality.  When she isn’t tackling her role as the billing manager, she can be found taxiing her boys between sports — football and basketball with the oldest and soccer for the younger two.  Shirley and her husband believe the greatest gift they can give their children is a life full of love and adventure.  In their spare time they love to travel and have visited Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Mexico!  At home they cheer on the New York Giants and enjoy board games, movies and and hold Dance Central competitions (Mom is undefeated!). 



 
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