OUR PHYSICIANS & PRACTITIONERS
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 30 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.
Nilesh Desai, M.D.
Dr. Nilesh Desai 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 is board certified in Internal Medicine and has 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 over 30 years, in starting a new medical practice in Trinity, FL. The practice has been growing over the last 6 years and he hopes to continue to grow so that he can provide the care that this community needs.
Kyle Chacon, NP-C
Kyle Chacon has recently joined the team here at Family Medical Doctors. He started his training in Gainesville, FL, where he attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate education. While at the University of Florida, he was given several awards in recognition of excellent scholarship and patient care. Later, he attended the University of South Florida, where he graduated at the top of his class, obtaining his Master’s degree and becoming a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining Family Medical Doctors, he worked in the healthcare field for 7 years, including 5 years as an RN at Tampa General Hospital and 2 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa, where he taught courses and led clinical rotations. Kyle is passionate about patient empowerment and giving people the tools and education to live the healthiest, happiest life possible
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 6 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.
Holly Bradt has been with us for the past 3 years. 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 has been our main receptionist for the past 3 years and will likely be the first person you meet when you walk in the door and usually will be at the other end of the line when you call the office.
Venessa Xavier has been working with us for the past 8 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 and is now a Licensed Practical Nurse. She is currently Dr. B Desai's nurse
Marilyn Gonzalez is originally from Hammond, IN and moved to Florida in 2000. She graduated from Central Florida College and has been a medical assistant since 2004. She has been with us for 4 years now and is our authorization specialist. She helps to get authorization requests addressed so that patient care can be streamlined. She also helps as our floating medical assistant when things get busy and is a tremendous help.
Jahida Torres is one of the newest member of our staff. She was born in York, PA and moved to FL in 2006 after graduating high school. She has a wonderful family with 3 dogs. She works closely with Holly as one of our great receptionists. You will see her when you come into the office and will help direct you with whatever you need.