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Pediatrix Expects to Exceed Prior 2001 Third Quarter EPS Guidance

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2001--Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc., (NYSE:PDX) today announced that it expects to earn 39 to 40 cents per share for the three months ended September 30, 2001. Pediatrix had previously provided earnings guidance of 35 to 37 cents per share.
    Pediatrix attributes the higher earnings to continued operating improvements, same-unit growth and continued improvements in cash collections over the past 18 months.
    Consistent with its previous statements regarding earnings guidance, Pediatrix believes that EPS for the 2001 fourth quarter will be comparable to the results of the 2001 third quarter.
    On October 31, 2001, Pediatrix expects to report results of operations for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2001.

    About Pediatrix

    Pediatrix was founded in 1979. Its neonatal physicians provide services at more than 185 NICUs and through Obstetrix its perinatal physicians provide services in 16 markets where Pediatrix's neonatal physicians practice. Combined, Pediatrix and its affiliated professional corporations employ more than 575 physicians in 27 states and Puerto Rico. Additional information is available on the Internet:

    Except for historical information, matters discussed in this release include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, business, financial and integration risks. In addition, Pediatrix details other risk factors in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated in the forward-looking statements.


    CONTACT:  Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc., Fort Lauderdale
              Bob Kneeley, 954/384-0175, x-5300

    SOURCE:  Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.