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Luke Prest MD


Licensing & Certifications:

  • Medical Physician – Pennsylvania (License number MD477503)
  • Board Certified Pediatrician by the American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Background

Luke Prest is an accomplished pediatrician  who has been providing medical care to children since 2019. A graduate of the University of Iowa in 2016, he received extensive training in the underlying aspects of health such as anatomy, physiology, and medications. Through his medical training, he developed a deep understanding of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various disorders.

After medical school, Dr. Prest went on to complete a three-year pediatric residency at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. During his residency, he managed the care of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He graduated with a focus on pediatric advocacy, which he believes is crucial to his role as a pediatrician.

Dr. Prest is currently a pediatrician for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, seeing patients in his office, as well as seeing newborns in the newborn nursery. Prior to this position, he was a pediatrician for Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph, MO.

Professional Affiliations


  • Pediatric Residency, Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Medical Degree, University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, University of Iowa
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Areas of Focus

Dr. Luke Prest specializes in the medical care and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents.

  • Child development and behavior, including physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development
  • Chronic pediatric diseases such as asthma, allergies, and eczema.
  • Adolescent mental health including ADHD, depression, and anxiety
  • Preventative care for children, including well visits, screenings, and counseling
  • Newborn medicine
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