Joan Alvaranga, MD

Joan Alvaranga, MD
Joan Alvaranga, MD

Memorial Primary Care

4105 Pembroke Road
Hollywood, FL 33021



Get Directions

About Me

I am a pediatrician at Memorial Healthcare System, providing care on the system’s pediatric primary care mobile unit. The clinic provides healthcare services in various locations to children younger than 18 years old who are uninsured or underinsured. We offer school physicals, well-child assessments and medical care for sick children, as well as post-discharge follow-up for children who were seen in the emergency room or urgent care center or were hospitalized.

I have always desired to pursue a career in healthcare, initially attending nursing school and working as a nurse, then studying medicine to become a practicing physician. I realized early on that my greatest joy came from caring for children, and I feel fulfilled by my positive impact on my patients and their families.

Today, being with the children is still the most rewarding part of my job and I strive to continue to offer pediatric services most comfortably and effectively.

We have a very diverse community in South Florida and each family is unique. I aim to meet each family where they are, evaluating, empowering, supporting, educating and connecting them to necessary and requisite services in a caring, understanding and respectful manner. I provide each child and caregiver the highest quality care as I have always desired to be offered to my beloved mother.

Hospital Affiliations


  • Female


  • English



University of the West Indies, 2000


Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami, 2007


Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami, 2009, Pediatrics



American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics

Awards, Achievements, and More

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, national and Florida chapter