4861 27th St West
Bradenton, FL 342007

(941) 755-0800

Bradenton's Premier Physicians for
Children and Adolescents

Bradenton's Premier Physicians for Children and Adolescents

Joseph Scarano, M.D., F.A.A.P.


Dr. Joseph Scarano, a board certified pediatrician, joined Scarano and Taylor Pediatrics in 1989 after completing his pediatric residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

He received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and completed medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.

Dr. Scarano served as chief of pediatrics at Blake Hospital, Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. He has been chairman of the Department of Medicine, Vice Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff and member of the Board of Governors at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Dr. Scarano is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and faculty member of the Florida State University College of Medicine. He lectures at local and regional medical centers and conferences.

Dr. Scarano has special interest in child development, adolescent medicine, nutrition and fitness. He actively participates in pediatric medical research. Dr. Scarano is a member of the Student Health Advisory Committee for the Manatee County School District.

Dr. Scarano is married to Arlene Scarano and has four children by his late wife, Dr. Peachie Scarano. He has resided in Bradenton since 1989. His interests include jazz piano, fitness, cycling, fishing and travel.

A. Florentina Taylor, M.D., F.A.A.P.


Dr. A. Florentina Taylor is board-certified in pediatrics and specializes in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of childhood illness.

She received her medical degree from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua and pediatric training at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women in Orlando, Florida.

Prior to her pediatric residency, Dr. Taylor served as a post-doctoral fellow and staff scientist. She was part of a team conducting groundbreaking cardiopulmonary studies at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in collaboration with researchers from the United States Air Force Wilford Hall Medical Center (Lackland Air Force Base).

Dr. Taylor participated in the development of a novel high frequency ventilator for premature newborns. She has co-authored numerous articles in professional journals and was principal investigator for a major research grant from the American Heart Association.

A mother of two children, Dr. Taylor readily understands the concerns of all parents and enjoys counseling expectant and new mothers. She has a particular interest in the area of prevention of asthma and obesity in children and adolescents. Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Florida chapter of the Academy. She also serves as a pediatrics clerkship faculty member for the Florida State University College of Medicine, Sarasota. Dr. Taylor has been actively involved in our community as a board member of the Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee County and the American Red Cross, Manatee chapter.