The three owners of Children First Pediatrics founded the group in July of 1999 with the philosophy that medicine should be practiced in a personal – not corporate – environment where the patients’ well-being is the primary focus. Drs. Perez-Adam, Gulde and Ferreris chose a name to reflect their practice philosophy: Children First. The owners of Children First Pediatrics have over 50 years combined Pediatric experience, and are all parents, as well as Pediatricians. The practice is 100 percent physician owned, and is not controlled by any insurance company, HMO or hospital, although the physicians are accredited by all of the major insurance carriers and have privileges at Methodist & Baptist Children’s Hospitals in San Antonio, The physicians of Children First believe that all children deserve the special care that qualified, board certified Pediatricians like themselves, can provide. When it comes to medical evaluation, approach and treatment, children are unique and cannot be treated simply as small adults. Drs. Perez-Adam, Gulde, Ferreris and Merritt invite you to call them or visit Children First Pediatrics, where your child’s health is our first priority.