1666 Mound Street
Phone: (941) 365-5898
Fax: (941) 366-5728

Meet Our Staff

Theo Meyer, MD, FAAP: is Board-Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, he earned a BS in Biology from Emory University (1977), a MD from Vanderbilt University (1981), completed a Pediatrics Residency at USF/Tampa General (1984), and then moved to Sarasota and assumed the practice of F. Edwards Rushton, MD.  He and wife, Anne, have 2 grown daughters, Sarah and Allison (Allie) who live in Chicago

Samantha Brocato, PA-C:  is originally from Baltimore, MD but considers Sarasota, FL to be home after moving here in grade school. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2014 with her bachelor’s in Anthropology with a focus in Medical Science. She decided to major in Anthropology to better understand various beliefs and behaviors associated with medicine and health in diverse cultures. She continued her education at Barry University in Miami, FL where she received her master’s in Medical Science as a Physician Assistant in 2017. After graduating Samantha worked in Urgent Care and Orthopedics prior to working in Pediatrics. When not at work Samantha enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, cooking new vegan recipes for her family and snuggling her many rescue pets.

Kristen Moeller, PA-C: is from Tampa, FL where she was born & raised. A Double Gator, Kristen earned her bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Medical Science, including her Physician Assistant Degree, from University of Florida. Kristen has always had an interest in children, particularly their emotional well-being & happiness. Since graduating High School, she has worked with children; from being a YMCA camp counselor, a nanny to young infants and then working in the Pediatric Development Center at UF, children have always been a major part of her career. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family & Australian Shepard Luna. She particularly enjoys outdoor adventures and is excited to explore the natural beauties that Sarasota has to offer.

Heather Freed, ARNP: is a Florida native, nurse practioner who has worked almost exclusively in pediatrics for the last ten years!  When not spending time with her Husband and two sons, Heather enjoys painting, illustration and storing writing for kids. She hopes to one day publish a children’s book! Additionally, she is a big fan of roller coasters! Her family also consists of Cam the chocolate lab and a rescue cat named Cashew.

Chris, Office Manager: Our office manager Chris is a man of many hats! He comes from managing a local psychiatry office but prior to that worked in public service as a paramedic and volunteer firefighter/policeman. Additionally, he worked as an appraiser for rare coins, luxury watches and fine pens! In his spare time, he enjoys bike riding, wilderness trails, aerial yoga and nature photography. Chris has three pets at home including a chorkie (chihuahua yorkie mix) named Bella and two Maine Coon cats named Pixel and Bit (a tribute to Chris’s days as a computer programmer).

Skylea, Nurse Manager: Starting as a nanny and transitioning into pediatric nursing, Skylea joins Meyer Pediatrics with years of child care experience. Being a Sarasota native, Skylea has a personal interest in the health of our littlest community. More often than not, patients have left the room talking about how great Skylea is with giving vaccines, a must in pediatric nursing! In her spare time Skylea enjoys playing with her lab Cooper and 2 cats Nikita & Cove. She is also an avid Tampa Bay Lightening Fan- Go BOLTS!

Valerie, Front Desk: Though born up north in Philadelphia and residing in New Jersey, Valerie moved to Sarasota at a young age and has lived here since! Valerie worked for two decades in the insurance industry, prior to pursuing a career in childhood education. Most recently she was the director for a local preschool for several years.  She is happiest outdoors with her husband and two daughters; whether it be hiking, camping or kayaking!  Valeria also is an art enthusiast and majored in music in college- she can even play the piano and trumpet! She shares her home with a Belgian Malinois, Lily and a bearded dragon named Atreyu.

Iesha, Registered Medical Assistant: Originally from Punta Gorda, Iesha joins our staff with experience as a phlebotomist and experience medical assisting. When not taking exceptional care of our patients, she enjoys make-up artistry and being the Football Team Mom. She has three kids of her own, one boy named Dennis, one daughter named De’nyia and a furbaby named Zeus who is just under 1 year!

Serah, Medical Assistant: Serah is originally from Boca Raton and also has experience with phlebotomy, particularly on children! Her past experience working with children has made her patient and understanding with our patients. On her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, watching movies, going to sporting events, reading novels and traveling to new places! Serah is currently in school for nursing and hopes to one day be a labor and delivery nurse. After a long day of work, she enjoys snuggles from her two cats Riley and Sophie!