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Welcome

Our office is quite the castle and “The Magic of Caring” is something that Doctor Helft and the entire Pediatric Wizards’ staff take seriously. Dr. Helft limits his schedule to an average of 30 patients per day, while many other pediatricians might see twice that number. His philosophy of taking care of children is simple. He will treat your child as if he/she were his own. He makes every effort to spend quality time with each of his patients and tries to address any concerns the caregivers might have. As a father, he understands the joys and challenges of raising a child.

Pediatric Wizards focuses on the prevention of illness with special emphasis on immunizations. We take great pride in educating parents regarding newborn care, disease processes, developmental milestones and behavioral management. The children are our top priority and we make every effort to make both patients and their families feel welcome and respected. Doctor Helft and his staff strive to provide your child with the most comprehensive and personalized pediatric care available…

MEET OUR STAFF

David A. Helft, M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.A.P.
David A. Helft, M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.A.P.The Doctor (Wizard)
Born and raised in New York, Dr. Helft moved to New Orleans in 1992 to complete a Masters Degree in Public Health & Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. He then attended medical school at Louisiana State University at Shreveport, and completed his pediatric residency at LSU in New Orleans in 2001. Geaux Tigers!!!

After working in a group practice in Titusville for 2 years, Dr. Helft moved to Melbourne in 2003 and started his own pediatric practice a year later. In July of 2005, Dr. Helft’s dream of building a brand new, kid-friendly office was completed and Pediatric Wizards moved into its current location at 1310 West Eau Gallie Boulevard. His dream of becoming a pediatrician began at the age of 6, when he was involved in a near-fatal car accident. After multiple surgeries, weeks of hospitalization and extensive rehab, it became clear that he was destined to take care of children. He also survived the loss of his mother at age 13, and became determined to be a pediatrician in order to help improve the lives of children and enable them to overcome obstacles as well.

Dr. Helft was named one of the Top Pediatricians in America. He is a Board-Certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, caring for children in Brevard County and surrounding communities since 2001. He has hospital privileges at Holmes Regional Medical Center. Dr. Helft has been named an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He also has a 10 year-old son named Michael Alexander and 2 dogs and 1 dragon.

Kate Obradovich A.R.N.P.
Kate Obradovich A.R.N.P.Nurse Practitioner
I was raised in Murfreesboro, TN, the middle child of three children (older and younger brothers). My mother is a retired Pharmacist (Auburn grad). My father was a Professional Engineer (also an Auburn grad) who succumbed to cancer at age 52 after an 8 year battle. His chronic and ultimately terminal illness played a major role in my deciding upon Nursing as a career path.

I graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with my BSN in 2006. I have always had a passion for children, first running the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church nursery in high school and continuing babysitting for the same family I met though the nursery throughout my undergraduate time at UTK. I then worked at Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Pediatric Trauma (Level I) following successful completion of their six month Pediatric Nurse Residency Program.

I relocated to Jacksonville, Florida in 2010, met my husband Daniel, and graduated from The University of North Florida with my MSN in 2013 while working at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in the emergency department. I am an ANCC Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling extensively with Daniel (a Physical Therapist) on out-of-the-country surf adventures, actively pursuing a Yogi path together with him, getting lost in a good book (paper not Kindle), attending concerts (at least two a year is our rule), eating authentic cultural cuisines that are too labor-intensive to make at home (Peruvian, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese etc), and getting in ample beach time wherever we can get it!

I believe adequate sleep, a healthy diet, an active lifestyle, and positive relationships = the fountain of youth.

We are excited for our new journey in Melbourne, Florida and I greatly look forward to providing the best care for your babies!

Chrisie
ChrisieOffice Manager
Crystalyn
CrystalynCheck Out
Amanda
AmandaBilling Manager
Melissa
MelissaAsst. Mgr/MA
Lisa
LisaMA
Michael
MichaelJr. Wizard
Janet
JanetFront Desk
Elizabeth
ElizabethMA
Komo
KomoThe Dragon

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