Dr. Ricardo Navarro
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Ricardo Navarro is a local Internal Medicine physician who practices medicine in his hometown of Lake Wales, Florida. Prior to completing his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, he worked as an Emergency Medicine Technician, as well as a Mental Health Associate at Winter Haven Hospital. He obtained his medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine from LECOM, Bradenton campus, where he solidified his foundation of the basic medical sciences and the principles of osteopathic medicine. After medical school, he completed his training in internal medicine at Bayonet Point Trauma Center in Hudson, Fl.
Throughout his education and training, Dr. Navarro came to understand that the human body is an intricate system with the amazing capability of healing itself under the right circumstances. It is his philosophy that the role of a physician is not to completely change the chemistry of an individual’s body with medications but rather to educate his patients on their disease process in an easy to understand manner. Dr. Navarro firmly believes that the ancient phrase " Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food" combined with today's evidence-based medicine can not only expand the human life span but increase the quality of life as well.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Melissa Mosier, APRN is a family nurse practitioner who has cared for patients in our community for more than 20 years. She became a registered nurse in 2000, caring for patients in the hospital setting as well as primary care here in Lake Wales. In 2017, Ms. Mosier received her master’s degree in Nursing at the University of South Florida and has continued to treat patients in the field of Family Medicine. She is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease and COPD. She is also well trained in routine Pediatric care and immunizations, Women’s Health and gynecological services. Her kind and thorough bedside manor precedes her as she is well-loved by patients and colleagues alike. Born and raised in Polk County, Ms. Mosier takes great pride in serving her community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and saltwater fishing.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Jenafer Garcia is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a Florida native and obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of South Florida. Jenafer has an extensive background in emergency medicine as well as family practice. Jenafer is focused on providing overall wellness for patients across the lifespan, with specific motivation towards pediatric, women’s health, and nutritional education. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her busy family. She loves the beach and her kids are very active in softball
Chief of Operations
As our office manager, Aleia takes great pride in assuring that all aspects of your office visit are enjoyable and satisfactory. With over a decade of managerial experience, she also graduated from nursing school in 2011. Since that time, she has worked primarily as an Emergency Room nurse but has also held positions as an nursing administrator and transfer facilitator for a large health system in Tampa. She prides herself on being comforting and compassionate to everyone she meets.
Tina has over 20 years working in healthcare ensuring that patients receive extraordinary care and customer service. Her hobbies mainly include spending time with her three children and five grandchildren. She spends her downtime being a great “ MeMe” and adding fun and meaning to their lives.
Lead Medical Assistant
Rosa has over 10 years of Medical Assistant experience, she enjoys making her patients feel at home and well cared for. Her job as the Lead Medical Assistant in the office, makes sure the back end runs smoothly for both the provider and the patients. Rosa was born and raised in Polk County, FL who is a graduate of the Frostproof Bulldogs! She pursued her career in the medical field in Tampa. Her hobbies include raising her 4 children and for years has enjoyed watching them play soccer for the city of Lake Wales.
Front Desk Receptionist
Ciara is a proud to be a Lake Wales native. She has worked in the customer service industry for 9 years and you can always count on her to make you smile. Cleanliness and organization are important to her, and you may find her tidying up around the clinic when she’s not helping patients. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her daughter and relaxing at the beach.
Juliana has been working at Navarro Medical for one year as the referral coordinator. She is currently enrolled in her last year of Polk State College to earn her degreee in Business Administration, where she hopes to one day work in human resources. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
IT / Facilities Coordinator
Brad has worked for Navarro Medical for over a year, doing everything he can to keep Navarro Medical's computers and technology working efficiently and effectively with his IT knowledge and hardworking mindset. In his free time Brad likes to tinker with tech/computers and spending time with his family and friends.