Luke Prest, M.D.

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

Professional Organizations:

American Academy of Pediatrics – member
American Board of Pediatrics – Board-certified pediatrician

Area of Focus:

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


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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Professional Background

Luke Prest is an accomplished general pediatrician who has been providing medical care to children and adolescents 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. As a lifelong learner, he remains committed to staying up-to-date with the latest medical advances and best practices in pediatric care. He is always on the lookout for opportunities to expand his knowledge and skills to provide the highest quality of care to his patients and their families.

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. For three years after residency, he worked for Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph, MO, where he continued to manage the care of patients in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Currently, he cares for patients in his office at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia while still seeing newborns in the newborn nursery. His dedication to his profession has earned him the trust of his patients and their families when managing their care. As a pediatrician, Dr. Prest places high importance on being an advocate for children, as they often cannot advocate for themselves. He strongly believes that collaborating with caregivers as a team is the best way to enhance the livelihood and growth of his patients. Through his writing, he is able to provide concise, accurate information to his patients and readers.