Physician Assistant, Emily Buchholz
Emily grew up in Pittsford, New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Emily lived in Texas for five years, where she worked at a Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for one year and then at Children's Medical Center in Dallas for two years before entering PA school. She received her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Emily joined Plant City Pediatrics in 2005. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Emily, her husband Kenny and 3 children, currently reside in Lakeland, FL.
Chandra R. Williams, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Chandra was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She then went on to receive her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.. She has worked at community heath centers in Baltimore, MA, Orangeburg, SC, and Bradenton, FL. She has been a clinical preceptor for health care professional students as well as pediatric and family practice residents. Most recently she was with Sun Coast Hospital/Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida. She briefly ran a private practice in Bradenton but was happy to join the Plant City Pediatrics team. She currently lives in Brandon with her husband, daughter, and son (who has Autism) She is very active in her church in Bradenton and in her spare time likes to start craft projects (by her own admission rarely finishing them).
Timothy Williams is a native of Bradenton, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in science education from the University of South Florida and a Master of Education degree from the University of Central Florida. Before medical school Dr. Williams taught physics, chemistry, earth/space science and anatomy/physiology at Clermont High School in Clermont, Florida for three years. He received his medical degree from Nova-Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in May of 1993. Dr. Williams completed his Pediatric Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas in June of 1996. He then completed his United States Army obligation at Ft Knox, KY. While serving at Ireland Army Community Hospital, Ft Knox, KY, he was twice awarded the Army Achievement Medal. Dr. Williams is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (F.A.A.P).
Dr. Williams has been practicing since 1993. He and his wife have lived in Plant City since 1998 and have five children. He attends New Hope Worship Center in Plant City.
Timothy B. Williams, D.O., M.Ed., F.A.A.P.
Francesca B. Sabia, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Francesca B. Sabia was born in New Orleans, LA and grew up in Tampa, FL.
She completed her undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Biology at Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL. and earned her Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She completed her post-graduate training in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sabia has been a Primary Care Pediatrician at Community Health Centers a Pediatric Hospitalist at a local Children’s Hospital. In 2016 she and her family returned to Florida after working for 6 years at a Regional Medical Center in Missouri, as the Vice-Chairman of the Pediatric department. Throughout her career she has served as Clinical Faculty for several Medical Schools and her professional interests include feeding problems, nutrition, asthma and allergies. Dr. Sabia is married and has school age twins. She enjoys Church and school activities with her family. Other interests include needle crafts and she has won many awards from the Strawberry Festival and Florida State Fair for her needlework.
Radhika Ranganthan, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Radhika Ranganathan is originally from India. She has her undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. After obtaining her medical school diploma in India, she got married and came to Tampa. She completed her residency in pediatrics from USF, receiving her training from All Children’s and Tampa General hospitals. She worked as an outpatient pediatrician for 5 years, after which had her successful solo practice, TenderCare Pediatrics in Wesley Chapel, FL for 10 years. She worked as a Hospitalist briefly at Mease Countryside. She missed outpatient practice and hence joined Plant City Pediatrics in 2017. She has been awarded Patients Choice Physician Award, and is recognized as a compassionate doctor. She is fluent in several Indian languages and medical Spanish. She is married and has 2 children. Her husband retired from USF recently as a Distinguished University Professor. Her daughter is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Georgetown and her son is in middle school. Radhika is a trained vocalist in Indian classical music. She loves listening to music, traveling, hiking and working out at the gym.
Graciela F. Egli, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Graciela Egli was born and raised in Manila, Philippines and earned her medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She moved to the US in 1990 to pursue further training and started her Internship at the MetroHealth Medical Center, a teaching hospital affiliated with the Case Western Reserve University system in Cleveland, Ohio. She finished her post-graduate residency training in Pediatrics at the Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in 1993. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is married to a United States Marine and because of her husband's military orders, she has practiced in different clinical settings in Ohio, North Carolina and military bases in Darmstadt, Germany and Mons, Belgium. After residency, she worked as one of only two pediatricians in a medically underserved county in North Carolina. She was also involved in the implementation of public health programs for the county. While most of her clinical experience is as a civilian pediatrician in the military health care system, she had also joined a group private practice while she was in North Carolina. In 2010, she became the only pediatrician in a joint military/NATO base in Belgium serving the children of military men and women from 28 allied nations. Her family moved to Tampa in 2012 and hopes to stay in the area as her husband retired from active duty in 2016. She has two children. Her oldest son is in college and the younger son is a junior in high school. She loves to travel with her family and enjoys exploring new places and trying different cuisines.