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Navin Deshpande
Navin Deshpande, M.D., FAAP


Dr. Deshpande was a practicing Pediatrician in India before he moved to this country in 1994. After completing a 2nd residency in Pediatrics at the prestigious Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit he received the Sanford N Cohen award for the best outgoing resident. Thereafter he continued there as Chief Resident in Pediatrics for an additional year where he taught pediatric residents extensively.

During all his training here and abroad he has had a lot of experience in dealing with critically ill children as well as treating children with a wide variety of illnesses. He has also participated in research studies.

Dr. Deshpande has been a Pediatrician since 1986, and has been working at Heartland Pediatric Associates in Avon Park since June 1997. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He took over the practice in Jan 2009 and continues to provide quality care to his patients and some patient’s children too. His areas of special interest are Asthma, allergies and ADHD.

Dr. Deshpande resides in Sebring with his wife of 35 years. His older son Vrushak is a Gastroenterologist practicing in Daytona, Florida. The younger son Pranav is completing his Anesthesiology residency soon.

Dr. Deshpande received the 2016 and 2017 Best Doctor Award in Highlands County during the People's Choice Awards conducted by News Sun Highlands Today. He has received similar awards many times in preceding years.


Anna Malloy, CPNP-PC
Anna Malloy, CPNP-PC

Anna Malloy joined the practice in June of 2018. She relocated from Pennsylvania and graduated from Villanova University. Anna has been a nurse for 16years. in many areas of pediatrics, but her favorites are NICU and medical daycare for kids with complex and chronic health needs.  Anna is especially interested in helping to promote healthy development of children and empowering parents with the knowledge and support they need. 

Anna has been married for 9 years and has two children, Logan and Caitlin.  Anna keeps busy with her kids activities including dance, Awana and Cubscouts, where she also serves as a Den Leader.  Anna's kids keep her very busy, as well as her love of amusement parks, the outdoors and board games with friends. In her spare time she also enjoys participating in 5ks and most recently the Princess Half Marathon. She is looking forward to training and participating in the Wine and Dine Half Marathon this fall.

Erica Garcia Tovar, FNP-BC
Erica Garcia Tovar, FNP-BC

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