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Our Mission

 At Thrive Kids Clinic, our mission is to provide a better health care for children and their families. Through a bright, warm, modern clinic experience equipped with enhanced technology.

We are dedicated to promoting the well-being of children, from birth to young adulthood, through a compassionate and patient-first approach to care. We believe in empowering families with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions about their child's health and we are committed to providing the highest quality of care, to make a positive impact in the lives of children and their families. 

Better Kids. Better Families.

Kid in bear suit smiling at park


Better Kids. Better Families.

Why Choose Thrive Kids Clinic?

You may be asking yourself, "how do I choose a pediatrician?" or "what's a good pediatric clinic?" It's not an easy to make these decisions when it comes to your children's health care. Your children's health is your top priority, and at Thrive Kids Clinic, your children's health care is our top priority.

With a new approach to kids health care, our pediatric clinic strives to provide the best patient experience. Our clinic is equipped with the latest technology, and it is run by dedicated pediatricians, specialists, and staff that are kind, patient, and above all, caring. The Thrive Kids Clinic team is dedicated to providing the best possible kids health care. 

How Did Thrive Kids Clinic Start?

Before starting Thrive Kids Clinic, Dr. Raphael Buencamino had years of experience working in the health care industry, providing pediatric services for newborns and children. During his time working for other clinics, he noticed there was something missing in conventional kids health care. 

Oftentimes, it was very impersonal. Sometimes it could feel rushed. He knew children's health care could be better.

Determined to provide the best possible care to his patients, Dr. Buencamino decided to open his own clinic. Thrive Kids Clinic is a new progressive pediatric clinic that believes in a patient-first approach to health care. It's a pediatric clinic that decided it didn't want to have plain white walls that felt impersonal. He wanted to build a safe and welcoming space for parents and guardians to take their loved ones to receive the best possible health care in Toronto and all of its surrounding neighbourhoods.

About the Founder


Dr. Raphael Buencamino


Dr. Buencamino’s love of pediatrics began when he was volunteering as a camp counselor for children with cancer. The experience was memorable and eye opening; watching kids deal with the excitement and stresses of adolescence all in the face of an often unpredictable illness. It was a chance for them to breathe and play. He even taught an autistic teenager how to, “do the douggie.” 

Dr. B was moved by the sadness of their situation, but also the bravery and resilience they displayed in dealing with it. “It would be great if I could discover the cure for cancer or other childhood illnesses, but just being there for them; being a great doctor and trying to give these kids the best life possible is worth it for me.” 

When not in the hospital, Dr. B enjoys attending music festivals. He is an avid fan of all things fantasy and Sci-Fi, from Game of Thrones to Lord of the Rings and Star Trek...all of which goes perfectly with the PhD in Biophysics he earned in 2005 (we’re not kidding).

Pediatric SuperPower- Being fluent in multiple languages including toddler, teenager, scared Mama Bear, and millennial, Dr. B has a knack for diagnosing unusual illnesses, and being able to talk to children of all ages and their families in a way that makes them comfortable, relaxed and reassured.

Meet the Team 
The heart and soul to Thrive Kids Clinic. Come get to know us.

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