Dr. Ricardo Navarro
Doctors 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.
Aleia Navarro RN
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 administrator and transportation facilitator. She prides herself on being comforting and compassionate to everyone she meets and strives to spread the healing touch of Jesus Christ through her profession and interactions with others.
Jane Griffin RN
Jane Griffin was born and raised in central Florida and grew up just outside of Frostproof. She has been a registered nurse since 1986 and has held many nursing positions since then, including home health nurse, office manager for Dr. Rene Navarro, and most recently, case manager at Heart of Florida Hospital. She is proud to join her son, Dr. Ricardo Navarro, as he seeks to serve the medical needs of their community. Jane helps our patients in many different ways, including billing questions, new patient registration, and assuring your referrals to other facilities are done with ease.
Tiffany became a medical assistant after graduating from Florida Technical College in 2005, with an Associate of Science degree. She is proud to be a local, born and raised in Lake Wales.
Her favorite aspect of working as a medical assistant is being able to interact and educate patients, as well as being a part of their primary care.
She is a proud mother of one and has been happily married since 2008. In her time outside of the practice, she enjoys spending it outdoors, working on cars and taking care of her many animals.
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.