about us

Medical services that span 5 locations around Lake county and Sumter county.

who we are

We provide comprehensive health care for both children and adults. We also specialize in the care of premature babies. We provide Physicals, Vision and Hearing Screening and all childhood vaccines. We also draw blood in office to save you a trip to the lab. We also provide treatment for Allergies, Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, Gastric Issues, Reflux, Infection Treatment, Skin Disorders, Eczema, High Cholesterol, Minor Injuries, School and Sports Physicals, Immigration and DOT Physicals, as well as ADHD and other Behavioral Issues.

Dr. Mohammad Afzal has been managing autism and autistic spectrum disorders for last 15 years and he is also experienced in managing genetic disorders

Medical services that span 5 locations around Lake and Sumter counties. The Excel Pediatrics and Family Care location which is located near the Citrus Tower has been open for over 10 years. That location is open 6 days a week to serve you and your families medical needs. Saturdays are reserved for Pediatric Urgent Care to better serve you.

Commitment to Excellence

Excel Pediatrics and Family Care does not want to turn anyone away, regardless of their situation. That is why we accept Medicaid and have discounted rates for those who are uninsured at all 5 of our locations.

Different services are available for when you need them. Such as a same day sick visit, minor injuries or if a comprehensive healthcare visit is needed. We are able to do minor procedures in the office such as Hearing and Vision Screens, EKG, Spirometry, Treatment of Cuts and Bruises, IV Fluids, Allergy Injections as well as Suture and Staple Removal.

If you or a loved one are suffering from an Opioid Dependency please call us at the Excel Pediatrics and Family Care location and we can help.

Excel Pediatrics and Family Care at all locations accepts all Medicaid HMOS in Lake and Sumter County to serve you better. We also provide opioid dependency out patient treatment at our Citrus Tower location.

Meet Our Excellent Provider Team

Dr. Mohammad Afzal

Dr. Mohammad AfzalPeditrician

Dr. Afzal is Board Certified by American Board of Pediatrics and also MBA in Health Care Management..

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Adam Figliola, ARNP

Adam FigliolaARNP

Adam Figliola is an ARNP with specialization in family medicine and board certified from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He earned his advanced degree from NOVA Southeastern University in West Palm Beach, FL. Adam works at the Clermont office treating pediatric and adult patients.

Melissa Rodden at our Leesburg location

Melissa RoddenNurse Practitioner

Melissa Rodden is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Leesburg Pediatrics. She attended Western Governor 's University and received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing and obtained her Master 's degree in Nursing from South University. Melissa 's certification was earned from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a proud mother of three beautiful children and married to her high school sweet heart. Melissa is proud to be a part of the Leesburg Pediatrics team and provide care to the pediatric residents of Lake County.

Richard Olton, Physician Assistant

Elizabeth BargerNurse Practitioner

Elizabeth Barger is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner at the Tavares office. She was graduated with her Master's of Science in Nursing -- specializing in family practice -- from Samford University, and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to that, she spent the majority of her nursing career working in the level one Trauma-Surgical ICU at Shands at UF. She also was an assistant nurse manager at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and spent several summers as a summer camp nurse. She is a former award-winning newspaper journalist and has bachelor's degrees in both nursing, journalism and Spanish from the University of Florida. Elizabeth lives locally with her husband and four children.

Suzanne Wallis, Nurse Practitioner

Suzanne WallisNurse Practitioner

Suzanne Wallis is a Certified Nurse Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She attended Seminole State College, University of Central Florida, and obtained her Masters degree in Nursing at University of South Florida. She has a unique background performing as a dancer at Disney's Beauty and the Beast show for over 10 years, along with other various shows. As well as being a mother/baby nurse taking care of newborns and postpartum mothers at Winnie Palmer hospital and FL Hospital for Women. She is proud to be apart of the Excel team seeing pediatric and adult patient at the Clermont location.

Jennifer Valentin, Physician Assistant

Jennifer ValentinPhysician Assistant

I am a Board Certified Physician assistant. I graduated from the University of Florida with my Masters in Physician Assistant studied in 2007. After graduation I practiced in Fort Myers Florida in Internal Medicine treating patients both inpatient and out as well as Cardiology, Dermatology. In 2014 I relocated to Groveland Florida and I have worked in Urgent Care/Primary Care, and most recently Psychiatry. I joined Professional Pediatrics in 2018.

Contact us today to see what kinds of medical services we have available to you with Excel Pediatrics and Family care in Clermont, Florida. Awards/Recognition: Board Certified University of Florida Assistant Professor of Pediatrics