Stephanie Bryant, ARNP

Stephanie is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and her Master's in Nursing from Simmons University. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including more than 8 years at Halifax Health as a registered nurse with extensive experience in the medical/surgical units and the perioperative areas. Stephanie enjoys spending her spare time enjoying the Florida sunshine at the beach and pool with her husband and two children as well as exploring the local restaurant scene.

Cristina Garcia, M.D., F.A.A.P.,

 Dr. Garcia has been practicing pediatric medicine for over 20 years. She attended the University of Miami, School of Nursing and continued her education at the Universidad Central del Este School of Medicine in San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic, where she received her Medical Degree. 
She completed her Pediatric Residency training at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women in Orlando where she was chosen as the Pediatric Chief Resident for an additional year.
For 4 years, Dr. Garcia worked as the Medical Director in the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach. She also worked in various pediatric emergency departments as well as pediatric offices throughout central Florida. Dr. Garcia founded Volusia Pediatrics in 2005. In 2018, Dr. Garcia re-certified as a Board Certified Pediatrician.  (se habla español) 

Our Providers

  • Same Day Sick Visits
  • Immunizations
  • Comprehensive Physical Exams for School, Camp, Sports and College admission​
  • Ear Piercing

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Meet Our Team

317 S. Dixie Freeway

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

P: 386-424-1414  F:386-424-9130

Ann Schlaefer, ARNP 

Ann is a strong patient advocate. She considers the opportunity to interact with parents and their children as a privilege.
Ann was an active duty Army nurse for almost 7 years, and left the service to attend graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle. For two years Ann worked in the stem cell and bone marrow transplant practice at Duke University.
Ann has spent nineteen years as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She has been a preceptor to many graduate nursing and physician assistant students during this time. Ann is an avid animal lover and enjoys spending time outdoors.

Taylor Castellano, ARNP

Taylor received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida in 2010 and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in 2017.
Taylor worked in the Pediatric Step-Down Unit at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for two years before joining the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2012, where she spent six years as a registered nurse. 
Taylor is a local member of the community.  As a proud mom of three boys, she is thrilled to be providing pediatric care in the town where she lives and raises her family.

​​​​​Volusia Pediatrics was founded in Volusia County in 2005 by Dr. Cristina Garcia. As the need for pediatric care in our community grew, so did Volusia Pediatrics. We are currently located in New Smryna Beach with four providers to provide quality care for your family. Our providers come from a wide range of backgrounds and education. We truly have "someone for everyone". Our goal is to assure that you find a provider that you feel comfortable with, one who shares your individual health goals and priorities for your child.

We have two locations available and offer the following services:

  • Pre-Natal Consultations
  • Newborn care​
  • ADHD Management
  • Nutrition Counseling for Children and Adolescents
  • Well Child Visits