About Us

Our objective at Advanced Preventive Care Pediatrics (APC Pediatrics) is to provide outstanding, personalized pediatric care. We know how important your child is, and choosing the right pediatrician is a very important decision when considering the health and wellness of your child.

We provide patient care services to children 0-18 years with convenient office hours in two different locations. We are a PRO-VACCINE provider and are available to you and your family by phone after business hours in case of emergencies.

We welcome you to Advanced Preventive Care Pediatrics and look forward to watching your family grow up healthy.


Meet the Providers

Federico Frias, MD, FAAP

Federico Frias, MD, FAAP

Dr. Federico Frias received his Doctor of Medicine degree with honors Cum Laude from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena in the Dominican Republic and completed his Pediatric residency training at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, a primary affiliate of Albert Einstein School of Medicine (Yeshiva University).

Jayne E. Holt, MD

Jayne E. Holt, MD

Dr. Jayne E Holt received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she received the Pediatric Award at graduation. She completed her Pediatrics residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St Louis. Dr, Holt has been a member of the APC team since January 2016.

Steven Rippy, MD

Steven Rippy, MD

Dr. Rippy is a Board Certified Pediatrician. He received his undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Oklahoma. He attended medical school at St. George's University, with training in New York City. He graduated from Pediatric Residency at the University of Oklahoma, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr Rippy joined APC in June 2016.

Vivian Acebal, MD

Dr. Acebal received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston College. She attended Medical School at Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico, and completed her Residency in Pediatrics at University Pediatric Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Acebal has devoted her professional career to work in Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, as well as private pediatrics practice. Dr. Acebal relocated to Bradenton/Sarasota area in May 2018 and short there after joined the APC Pediatrics team.

Heather Lucero, ARNP

Heather Lucero, ARNP, PPCNP-BC

Heather Lucero joined APC Pediatrics in 2011. She attended the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at the University of South Florida, in which she earned her Masters of Science degree in Nursing.

Kay Stump, ARNP

Kay Stump, ARNP, PNP-BC

Kay Stump, ARNP, PNP-BC received a Master of Science and Post-Graduate Certification in Child Health at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She has over 13 years experience as a Pediatric/Adolescent Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in Asthma, Injury Prevention and Wellness Promotion.

Alexandra F. Lambert, ARNP

Alexandra F. Lambert, ARNP, PNP-BC

Originally born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Alexandra moved to the Philadelphia area in 2003 to attend nursing school at Villanova University. She started her nursing career at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia before returning to Villanova to continue her nursing education. She joined APC Pediatrics in December 2015.