The reason why the name of our practice was originally conceived was because our two physicians are both father and son. The logo itself represents both physicians who are not only themselves part of a loving family, but also who consider their staff and patients to also be a part of that family.
Bharat Desai, M.D.
Dr. Bharat Desai has been a established physician in the West Pasco community for over 40 years. He was born and raised in Gujurat, India and after hard work and unparalleled dedication to his field, he graduated medical school and moved to the US for his postgraduate training. He completed 3 years of residency in Internal Medicine and 2 years of fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Soon after completing his training, Dr. B Desai moved to New Port Richey, FL where he not only started a family but also his medical practice in both Pulmonary and Internal Medicine. Throughout the years, he has been able to lay a deep footprint in the community by not only establishing a high quality of medical care for his patients but also for those who are unable to obtain it due to financial or social reasons. He started the Good Samaritan clinic many years ago and it has grown to a facility that is capable of providing medical care to a large population of those in need. He has been joined by his son, Nilesh Desai, M.D., in growing this practice into what it is today.
Update 5/2023: Bharat Desai has officially retired from seeing patients but he still remains an integral part of the practice. He focuses his time helping manage the company on the business side as well as providing ongoing teaching to our staff. He will at times still come to the office and see emergency patients as he does love being a doctor and helping others.
Nilesh Desai, M.D.
Dr. Nilesh Desai is one of the skilled, board-certified internal medicine physicians at Family Medical Doctors in Trinity, Florida. Dr. Desai offers unparalleled patient-centered care to those he treats. He was born in Detroit, MI yet raised as a local resident in Tampa, FL up until the end of high school. He formally received his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Miami and completed 3 years of residency at Rush University in Chicago, IL. He eventually returned back to Florida to continue his medical career. Nilesh was given the opportunity to join his father, who has been an established physician in the community for 40 years, in starting a new medical practice in Trinity, FL. The practice has been growing over the last 14 years and he hopes to continue to grow so that he can provide the care that this community needs.
Esmeralda Horozovic, APRN
Amanda Clevenger, APRN
Esmeralda is one of our two new NPs who have joined our family of excellent and caring providers. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who received her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Florida (go Gators!) and spent 7 years working as a hospital nurse in intensive care, cardiology, and vascular surgery. She went on to obtain her master’s in nursing practice at the University of South Florida right here in Tampa. Esmeralda is dedicated to caring for patients with honesty and kindness, focusing on educating and empowering them to live healthier lives. Her approach to care is to treat each patient as if they are her own family member. You will often find Esmeralda greeting you with a big smile and lots of enthusiasm. On her free time Esmeralda enjoys spending time with family/friends, traveling, and trying new cultural foods.
Amanda Clevenger is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is excited to work with the adult population improving their health outcomes and becoming someone they trust. Originally from
Tennessee, Amanda had the opportunity to travel and live in several states before settling in Florida in 2014. Working as a patient care technician she received her ADN from Indian River Community College
in Ft. Pierce, FL and began working at a local hospital in the Med Surge/Telemetry Unit. After 3 years in the hospital, Amanda continued to increase her knowledge base, working in other specialties including
outpatient wound care and as pre/ post op nurse in a Cath lab. During this time Amanda attended the University of South Florida where she completed her BSN and then finally earning her MSN. When not
at work Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, son and her 3 cats.
The staff at FMD are second to none. Most of our staff have been with us since the beginning and are full of compassion, hard work and a commitment to ensure the quality of care that we provide starts the very moment you step into our office.
Laurie Parrish was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She later moved to Florida in 1986 where she eventually got married and started a family that has grown to include 2 wonderful children. Laurie has been with us since the beginning. She started working with Dr. B Desai in 1991 where she was in charge of billing and has worked her way up through the office to become our dedicated office manager.
Amber Fredrickson has been a local resident since birth. She graduated with her RMA from Central Florida Institute and has completed an externship at Trinity Urgent Care. She started working for Dr. B Desai 8 years ago but has been working with Dr. N Desai as his medical assistant for the past 14 years. She has been dedicated to ensuring that we provide you with the best quality care. She recently graduated with her associates degree in Health Science.
Venessa Xavier has been working with us for the past 14 years. She is originally from Rhode Island and moved to Florida in 2005. She went to the Ultimate Medical Academy in Clearwater, FL and did an externship at the North Pinellas Children's Medical Center. She just recently graduated from nursing school at Rasmussen and is now a Licensed Practical Nurse. She is currently Amanda's nurse.
Emily Poe is one of our newest medical assistants. She has been here at FMD since 2022. Originally from Virginia, she moved to Florida 28 years ago. She went to school at Advanced Medical and works as Esmerelda's medical assistant.
Holly Bradt has been with us since 2015. She was born in Fort Hood, TX and moved to Lutz in 1991. She is married to a loving husband and has one child. She was one of our main receptionist at our old office but has since moved to our authorization department.
Marilyn recently joined our administration and clinical team again and will be helpful as we continue to grow. She is super excited to be part of this great medical team and to be of service to our community. She works alongside Holly to meet all of our administrative needs.
Bianca has been with us since 2022 and has become a great addition to our team as a phlebotomist and medical assistant. She has been with FMD since 2021. She was born and raised in Kenosha, WI and came to Florida in 2012. She enjoys working in the medical field and learning new skills.
Briahnna joined us in 2023 and is will be helping at checkout. She has been with FMD since 2021. She is a local resident, born and raised here in New Port Richey, Florida.
Asma is one of our great new receptionists. She is from Tampa, FL. She is a full time student majoring in nursing. She enjoys spending time with family and friends on her spare time and is an advocate for good health and regular excercise. She hopes to one day be a travel nurse.
Ayana is one of our great new receptionists. She is from Florida and is currently going to school for business and sports medicine. She is an avid basketball player and fan.
Julia has been with FMD for many years. She has been in different positions over the years. She is currently going to school to become a nurse. You may see her recently in the checkout or administrative departments but has been working with Venessa to sharpen her clinical skills. She is always a friendly face here at FMD.
Alyssa has also been with us for many years. She is also in school to hopefully one day become a doctor. She currently works in our administrative department but you may see her at checkout or at the front desk helping out.