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.
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
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.
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.
Alyssa Kovacs was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. She moved to Land O Lakes, FL when she was 8 years old and grew up locally with her family. She graduated from Land O Lakes High School in 2019 with honors and currently attends Pasco Hernando State College where she will be achieving her Associates degree in Arts and Sciences. After achieving her associates degree, she plans on transferring to USF to achieve a bachelor's degree in biology. She recently joined us at Family Medical Doctors as our 3rd receptionist. She enjoys the medical profession and her dream job would be to become a doctor to help others. She is another friendly face who will be one of the first to greet you at the office and check you out before you leave. We are excited to have her with us.
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