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
Lacie has been in the medical field for over 8 years, she is a certified medical assistant and a certified phlebotomist. Lacie has been with Navarro Medical since 2020 and is now starting her new adventure with us in Case management. When Lacie is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family and being a part of her oldest son's Future Farmers of America program and her youngest son's soccer tournaments. Lacie also enjoys the outdoors and is always looking for exciting activities she can do such as kayaking, mudding, ziplining and parasailing.
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 with Navarro Medical since 2019, she started out as the front desk receptionist, spent a year in the referral department and recently finished school to become the offices HR Director. She currently plans to relax for a few years before continuing her education for a master's degree in Business Administration and Supervision. When she is not in the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cuddling her fur babies or reading a good book.
Born and raised in Florida Tonia started her health care Career in North Pole Alaska where she was a tutor for mentally challenged kids in highschool. Her travels took her to Hendersonville NC where she spent the next 30 years increasing her skills and experience in the healthcare field. Tonia recently moved back home to Florida and although she is not hands-on with patients , 33 years later she is still in the medical field .In her off time she spends it with her fur baby that was rescued from being abused, and enjoys filming sunrises and sunsets,or just being outdoors with family and friends cooking out and enjoying the fresh air.
Julie Y, EMT-P
Paramedic / Fast Track / Liquivida Vitamin Infusions
Julie has been a paramedic for 5 years; prior to obtaining her paramedic license she was a combat medic in the Army where she gained her extensive experience. Julies driving force in life is to be the absolute best mom to her four beautiful kids and to always ensure her children are cared for no matter how stressful the day is. When Julie is not in the office, she enjoys working in her home garden, having movie nights or singing Karaoke with her children, and using her natural ability to heal and help others apart from work.
Front Desk Receptionist / Medical Assistant
Kirsten has worked over 18 years in the medical field as a physician and nurse secretary. When she is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her three children and her husband who proudly serves in the US Army. You can also find her cheering on her two boys at the baseball field as they hit a home run!
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.