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Convenient Specialty Care for Kids

With some of the leading experts in pediatric health care, AdventHealth for Children has established an international reputation for compassionate care and excellence. And now, you can enjoy this same level of care right in Lake County.

Explore our pediatric services and get to know our pediatric specialists in Tavares. Please note that physician schedules rotate daily and weekly (scheduled days are subject to change). Contact our office directly to schedule an appointment at our Tavares location.


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  • Ashishkumar Patel, MD

    Meet Ashish Patel, MD

    Ashish Patel, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist with advanced training in cardiac imaging. After receiving his medical degree from Pramukhswami Medical College in India, he completed a pediatric residency at The Children’s Hospital at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He then underwent his fellowship training in pediatric cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging. Dr. Patel’s primary focus areas are general pediatric cardiology and fetal cardiology, and he researches tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) abnormalities and hybrid stenting in congenital surgery.

    Please call 407-303-2001 for an appointment.

  • Pediatric Cardiologist Elizabeth Thomas

    Meet Dr. Patricia "Elizabeth" Thomas, MD

    Patricia “Elizabeth” Thomas, MD, is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist. After receiving her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Thomas went on to complete a pediatric internship and residency at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine and fellowships in pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology. She is certified by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners as a pediatric electrophysiology specialist and is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society.

    Please call 407-303-2001 for an appointment.

  • Matthew Zussman, MD

    Meet Matthew Zussman, MD

    As a board-certified general interventional cardiologist, Matthew Zussman, MD, MSc brings the highest level of care and expertise to his patients. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures to help diagnose and treat congenital heart problems. He specializes in closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and atrial septal defects (ASD). He also has extra training in pulmonary hypertension in children.

    Please call 407-303-2001 for an appointment.

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Our health navigators are specially trained nurses who can assist with all your family's health care needs. Their complimentary services help coordinate your overall care, including:

  • Finding a care provider
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  • Assistance with scheduling annual office visits and screenings
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  • Resources and support for you and your family

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