Richard Rodriguez, MD
Dr. Rich graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa in 1986. He completed a 3 year pediatric residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center/Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children in 1991.
After his residency, Dr. Rich joined his father, Carlos Rodriguez, MD, in his private practice. By December of 1993, he joined Dr. David Carr at Pediatrics Plus, in Orlando, where he maintained a practice for over 13 years. While working with Dr. Carr was a great experience, Dr. Rich had dreams of owning his own practice closer to home. He knew that this would allow him to practice what he preaches and spend more time with his children.
Dr. Rich and his wife Cindy are the proud parents of Michael and Phillip, who enjoy time together in boy scouts. Dr. Rich and his sons coach and play hockey, respectively, while Cindy is proud to be their number one cheerleader.
Julie Muser, CPNP-PC
Julie Muser is one of our certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area but moved to Florida in 2014. Julie graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing in 2011.
Julie's nursing background includes working as a Registered Nurse at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies for 3 years with cross training in newborn nursery and newborn care. In addition, Julie has experience working as a travel nurse and a teaching assistant in the Greater Boston area. Julie’s passion for pediatrics drove her to continue her education at the University of South Florida, where she obtained a Master's of Science Degree in 2017 as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She joined Dr. Rich and the team at Sunshine Pediatrics in the spring of 2018.
Julie lives in the Maitland area where she enjoys living an active lifestyle, and traveling the world.
Kara Dobson, CPNP-PC
Kara is a born and raised Floridian, originally from Cortez, which is a small fishing village on the West Coast of Florida. Prior to becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's in Health and Behavioral Sciences.
Knowing that healthcare was her passion, she went on to become a certified EMT and obtain another Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Remington College of Nursing in Lake Mary. Her career as a registered nurse began working with the adult population but it quickly became apparent that her true calling was Pediatrics. For the past six years, Kara spent time working with congenital cardiac patients at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
It was this experience that led Kara to pursue her Master's degree as a Nurse Practitioner in Nursing from Maryville University and specialize in Pediatrics. Her dream is to focus on tiny patients whom she cared about the most. Kara is board-certified in Pediatric Primary Care.
When Kara is not caring for Sunshine Peds kiddos, she is caring for her own two beautiful daughters, with her husband. They enjoy travel and fun family activities such as boating!
Annis Trinidad, MSN,APRN,FNP-BC
Annis Trinidad is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She was born in the Dominican Republic, lived in New York for 11 years, and moved to Orlando in 2006. Her work experience has always been in the medical field where she started as a Nursing Assistant in 2004 at Albany Medical Center in New York. After moving to Orlando, she completed an Associate of Science in Nursing at Valencia College in 2012, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of South Florida in 2014.
Her nursing experience includes pediatric critical care, women’s triage, and pediatric acute care. As a bedside nurse, Annis knew she wanted to do more for her patients out in the community where she can make an impact on her patient’s health outcomes, leading her to pursue her Master in Nursing as a Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner from South University in Georgia which she completed in 2019. Even when working with other patient populations, Annis feels the most fulfilled when working with children. After completing her pediatric clinical rotation at Sunshine Pediatrics, she felt in love with our patients and their families and is the most excited to join our team. Annis is bilingual and speaks Spanish (“habla Español”).
Annis loves to spend her time off traveling, dancing and gardening. Her favorite part of traveling is learning about the different cultures and trying new foods. She is also a volunteer at Shepherd’s Hope.
Ashley is the Practice Manager here at Sunshine Pediatrics. She joined the Sunshine Pediatrics team in 2014. Ashley has a passion for medicine and children. She has lived in Orlando for over 15 years and is a proud UCF graduate. Ashley and her husband are the lucky parents of two boys! As a family, they enjoy spending time in central Florida, traveling and exploring life with their boys.
I have had the privilege of working for Dr. Rich since 1999, coming here from his previous practice when he opened Sunshine Pediatrics in 2006. I love my job and working here, helping parents with there children's medical needs.
I have wonderful children, who I have enjoyed watching grow into terrific young adults.
I enjoy riding with my husband and our Yorkie, Peanut, in our 1930 Module A and on our Harley trike.
Hi! My name is Liz and I joined Sunshine Pediatrics 8 years ago. I love working here and enjoy all my kids and families at Sunshine! I am a happily married mama to 3 daughters.
My family is the most important part of my life and I love spending time with them when I am not at work!
Hi! My name is Judith and I joined Sunshine Pediatrics 2 years ago. Watching babies grow every visit is the best part of my job.
I am the lucky mom of one beautiful little girl who I can't wait to get home and see everyday.