Southeast Georgia Health System Welcomes Four New Providers to Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Pediatrics

Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome Juan S. Arana, D.O., Jacob K. LeBas, M.D., Leanna M. Hollander, D.O., and Benjamin T. Sandifer, M.D., to Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Pediatrics (SGPA-Pediatrics).

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Juan S. Arana, D.O., is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at the SGPA-Pediatrics Brunswick practice (Community Care Center). In 2019, Arana earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His heart to serve the community through physical, emotional and spiritual needs led him to pursue a profession in health care. Originally from Colombia and fluent in both English and Spanish, Arana is passionate about bringing care to the Spanish-speaking population in the area. As a pediatrician, he hopes to have a significant impact on youth through advocacy and physical care.

Board-certified pediatrician Jacob K. LeBas, M.D., has also joined the Brunswick SGPA-Pediatrics team. LeBas attended Louisiana State School of Medicine and went on to complete his residency at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in 2015. With a background in nutrition, LeBas enjoys helping families overcome childhood obesity through nutrition counseling and support. His approach to patient care allows for a more casual environment where he encourages questions and works with a family as a team to create a plan that works best for everyone.

Leanna M. Hollander, D.O., a board-certified pediatrician practicing at SGPA-Pediatrics on St. Simons Island, earned her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019. When asked to share her approach to patient care, Hollander said “With every patient encounter, I ask myself, ‘if this child were my own, would I be happy with the care he/she just received?’ I strive for that answer to always be ‘yes.’ I want my patients and their families to feel heard and for their thoughts, feelings and fears to be validated and addressed at the end of each visit.”

The SGPA-Pediatrics team at the St. Simons Island location also welcomes board-certified pediatrician Benjamin T. Sandifer, M.D. After earning his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, Sandifer completed his pediatric residency through the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. He genuinely enjoys taking care of others, working together with families to keep people healthy and interacting with his patients.

All four of these providers are now accepting new patients; call 912-466-5870 to schedule an appointment in Brunswick or 912-466-5840 to schedule an appointment on St. Simons Island. To learn more, visit