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.
317 S. Dixie Freeway
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
P: 386-424-1414 F:386-424-9130
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.
Dr.Delgado obtained her Medical Degree in 1999 after which she proceeded to pursue residency training in Pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center in New York. After completing training in 2002, she moved to Florida where she has been practicing as a pediatrician since. Dr. Delgado is Board Certified in Pediatrics, achieving initial certification in 2002. Since this time she has had the opportunity to serve different communities and also to be a clinical teacher for Florida State University Medical students in several of its campuses. In 2012 she was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor at FSU College of Medicine with subsequent reappointment in 2014. Dr. Delgado was awarded the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation by the American Medical Women’s Association upon graduation of medical school from which she also graduated with honors. Dr. Delgado has particular interest in the field of infectious diseases, in which she is currently pursuing graduate studies. As part of her hobbies, Dr. Delgado enjoys kayaking, cycling and cross fit training.
Oliver Chiapco, M.D., F.A.A.P.,
Dr. Chiapco has been practicing pediatric medicine for over 15 years. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology in 1990 and obtained his medical degree in 1994. He completed his pediatric residency at Miami Children's Hospital and served a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York.
He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
He has written two non-fiction titles: The Baby Formula Cheat Book and The Breastfeeding Cheat Book published in 2014.
Same Day Sick Visits
Comprehensive Physical Exams for School, Camp, Sports and College admission
Nutrition Counseling for Children and Adolescents
Well Child Visits
Ann Schlaefer, ARNP, DNP
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.
Michelle Powell, A.R.N.P.
Michelle received her Master of Science in Nursing from Florida State University and a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Shippensburg University.
Michelle is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and has worked at Florida Hospital and Orlando Regional Medical Center .
She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
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 now have 2 locations and 6 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: