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Sara Cáceres, M.D.

veriMED Health Group North Tampa

3000 Medical Park Drive, Suite 450, Tampa, FL, 33613
Tel: (813) 972-5420
Fax: (813) 977-2021

Dr. Cáceres is a board-certified Family Physician. She received a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as a certificate in Translation for Spanish/English.

She graduated from the Universidad Central del Caribe-School of Medicine in her native Puerto Rico. After that, she completed her Family Medicine Residency at Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta, where she was presented with the Community Service Award.

Throughout her career, Dr. Cáceres has volunteered for different organizations that address the needs of medically under-served communities. She has written health related pieces for Latina Magazine and NBC Latino, as well as multiple appearances as a guest speaker at CNN Español. She has, also, participated in mission work in the Caribbean and South America, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Languages: English & Spanish

BARBARA CALDERON-VIZCARRONDO, MD

veriMED Health Group Carrollwood, LLC

8521 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604 (813) 932-0996 Phone (813) 932-0266 Facsimile Multiple Locations: Land O’Lakes Office
Dr. Calderón attended medical school at the Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the VA Caribbean Healthcare Systems in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Calderón completed a fellowship residency in Geriatric Medicine at the VA Caribbean Healthcare Systems in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatric Society. Dr. Calderón is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is board certified in Geriatric Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Languages: English & Spanish

Fernando Diaz-Mori, M.D., A.B.F.M.

veriMED Health Group Carrollwood, LLC

8521 No. Armenia Avenue Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 932-0996 Phone
(813) 932-0266 Fax

Multiple Locations:  Land O’Lakes Office

 

Dr. Diaz-Mori attended medical school at the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal in in Lima, Peru. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Diaz-Mori served as the Chief Resident in the Department of Family Medicine at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and graduated 5th in his class. He has been practicing medicine since 1993. He was the only Doctor supervising a quarantine in Santo Domingo de Morropon, Puira, Peru with people who had the Bubonic Plague. Dr. Diaz-Mori is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. Languages: English, Spanish

NADIA A. JIVANI, MD

veriMED Health Group South Tampa, LLC

2919 Swann Avenue, Suite 400A, Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 871-2959 Phone (813) 877-8891 Facsimile
Dr. Jivani attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College, University of Mumbai in India. In 1995, she received a degree in Medical & Radiological Diagnosis from the University of Bombay in India. Dr. Jivani completed her residency in Internal Medicine from St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in Jamaica, New York. She completed a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in Jamaica, New York. Dr. Jivani is a member of the American Geriatrics Society. She is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Jivani is certified in Geriatric Medicine by the American Board of Geriatric Medicine. Languages: English, Hindi & Gujrati

JENNIE WILSON , ARNP

veriMED Health Group South Tampa, LLC

2919 Swann Avenue, Suite 400A, Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 871-2959 Phone (813) 877-8891 Facsimile
Ms. Wilson attended the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida where she received her Masters of Science degree and completed the program as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. She has professional affiliations with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Ms. Wilson is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is supervised by area primary physicians depending on counties; Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando. Languages: English

DAVID T. THIELE, MD

veriMED Health Group Plant City, LLC

1706 So. Alexander Street, Plant City, FL 33566 (813) 717-9000 Phone (813) 717-9005 Facsimile
Dr. Thiele attended medical school at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He has completed a residency in Family Medicine at Tallahassee Memorial Center in Tallahassee, FLorida. Dr. Thiele has professional affiliation with the Academy of Family Physicians and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. He was awarded the “Best of Brandon 2011” by readers of the Brandon/Tampa Tribune. Dr. Thiele is certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. Languages: English

SUMITA CHANDRAN, MD

veriMED Health Group Plant City, LLC

1706 So. Alexander Street, Plant City, FL 33566 (813) 717-9000 Phone (813) 717-9005 Facsimile
Dr. Chandran attended medical school at Stanley Medical College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Chandran received a professional service award of Compassion from Mercy Hospital. She is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Languages: English, Tamil & Hindi

Craig Gage, MD

veriMED Health Group Brandon, LLC

 500 Vonderburg Dr., Suite 310, Brandon, FL  33511

(813) 324-9463  Phone
(813) 324-9713  Facsimile 

Dr. Gage attended the University of Vermont
where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in
Chemistry and his Doctorate of Medicine.
He completed his residency at Washington
Hospital Family in Washington, PA. Dr. Gage is
Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Gage has been practicing medicine for
over thirty five years across the United States.
He served as Medical Director for several health
plans across the country.

Languages:  English

 

OSMANI PILOTO, MD

veriMED Health Group Brandon, LLC

veriMED Health Group Sun City, LLC

500 Vonderburg Drive, Suite 310, Brandon, FL 33511

(813) 324-9463 Phone
(813) 324-9713 Facsimile

 139 S. Pebble Beach BLVD, Suite 207, Sun City, FL  33573

(813) 633-4000 Phone
(813) 633-4001 Facsimile

Dr. Piloto attended medical school at the Ernesto Guevara de la Serna University in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Abel Santamaría Hospital in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba before moving to South Africa to serve as a Principle Medical Officer for a Medical Center. Dr. Piloto completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York. Languages: English & Spanish

Enrique Xavier Vaca, PA

veriMED Health Group Brandon, LLC

500 Vonderburg Drive, Suite 310, Brandon, FL  33511 

 

(813) 324-9463 Phone
(813) 324-9713 Facsimile

Enrique Vaca recieved his Physician Assistant
Degree with the Highest Honors from Miami
Dade College in Miami Florida. He also has a
Doctor of Medicine and Surgery Degree from
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Escuala de
Medicina, Universidad Central del Ecuador
from Ecuador.
His clinical rotations include Emergency
Medicine, Internal Medicine, Clinical
Cardiology Training, Orthopedics, Surgery, and
Psychiatry all in Miami Dade County.
Enrique Vaca holds an NCCPA Certification, as
well as a BCLS AND ACLS Certificication both
by the American Heart Association. He hold a
State of Florida PA License.

 

ELBA ARROYO-VELEZ, MD

veriMED Health Group Riverview, LLC

9366 Balm Riverview Road, Riverview, FL 33569 (813) 672-3200 Phone (813) 672-3202 Facsimile
Dr. Arroyo-Velez attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Arroyo-Velez completed a fellowship residency in Geriatric Medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. She is a member of the American Geriatric Society and the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Arroyo-Velez is certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and is board certified in Geriatric Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Languages: English & Spanish

Marisol caraballo, agnp

veriMED Health Group Riverview, LLC

9366 Balm Riverview Road, Riverview, FL 33569 (813) 672-3200 Phone (813) 672-3202 Facsimile

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VIVIANA S. GONZALEZ, PA-C

veriMED Health Group Sun City, LLC

139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 207, Sun City Center, FL  33573
(813) 633-4000 Phone
(813) 633-4001 Facsimile

 

Dr. Viviana Gonzalez attended medical school at Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil in Educador in 2000. Dr. Viviana Gonzalez relocated to Florida and obtained her Physician’s Assistant Degree from Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. She is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Languages: English & Spanish

Joel Biggers, DO

Biggers Family Medicine, PA

538 Wilbur St., Brandon, FL  33511
(813) 655-4646 Phone
(813) 655-4113 Facsimile

Dr. Joel Biggers, D.O. obtained his Medical Degree at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale in 2006.

He completed a three year residency in family medicine at Florida Hospital in East Orlando.

Dr. Biggers is Board Certified in Family Practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

Chief Resident and resident of the year award 2008-2009, Florida Hospital East Orlando.

Language: English

Elizabeth Biggers, DO

Biggers Family Medicine, PA

538 Wilbur St., Brandon, FL  33511
(813) 655-4646 Phone
(813) 655-4113 Facsimile

Dr. Elizabeth Biggers, DO obtained her Medical Degree at Nova Southeastern College of Osteppathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale in 2006.

She completed a three year residency in family medicine at Florida Hospital in East Orlando.

Dr. Biggers is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

Language: English/Spanish

MIGUEL MAZARIEGOS, MD

Family Practice Center of Brandon, LLC

205 So. Moon Avenue, Suite 105, Brandon, FL 33511 (813) 681-6064 Phone (813) 653-4132 Facsimile
Dr. Mazariegos attended medical school at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala in Guatemala City, Guatemala. In 1990, He has completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at San Juan de Dios Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Dr. Mazariegos completed his residency in Family Medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his specialty in Bariatric Training Seminar at the Center of Medical Weight Loss in New York, New York. Dr. Mazariegos has staff privileges at Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Florida. Languages: English & Spanish

OCTAVIO PÉREZ-VELASCO, MD

Octavio Pérez-Velasco, MD, PA

1312 W. Fletcher Avenue, Suite A, Tampa, FL 33612 (813) 964-0595 Phone (813) 963-5071 Facsimile
Dr. Pérez-Velasco received his medical training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He completed his residency at the University of New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1997. Dr. Pérez-Velasco also completed a residency in Family Medicine at St. Peter’s Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He holds staff privileges at Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. Pérez-Velasco is certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. Languages: English & Spanish

THANHMY NGUYEN, MD

Waters Medical Clinic, LLC

18408 N Grady Ave, Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 885-9091 Phone (813) 885-3527 Facsimile Multiple Locations: St. Petersburg Office
Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the Ross University School of Medicine in Illinois, Maryland. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine from West Suburban Hospital Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Nguyen holds staff privileges at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsborough County. She is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Languages: English & Vietnamese

ANIL M. BHATIA, MD

14447 University Cove Place, Tampa, FL 33613 (813) 975-1501 Phone (813) 975-1505 Facsimile Multiple Locations: Wesley Chapel Office
Dr. Bhatia attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College/King Edward Memorial Hospital in Bombay, India. In 1990, He began his residency in Internal Medicine at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. Dr. Bhatia completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New York University Medical Center in New York, New York. He has authored peer-reviewed publications of medical literature: –Comparison of Exercise & CPT on Normal & Abnormal Coronary in the American Journal of Cardiology Jan. 1st, 1995 –Radiofrequency Guideline for Angioplasty in Cathetering & Cardiovascular Diagnosis. Dr. Bhatia has professional affiliation with the American College of Physicians. He currently holds staff privileges at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Florida Hospital Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida. Dr. Bhatia is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Language: English & Hindi

JIN M. KIM, DO

TLC Family Medical & Rehab. Center

10205 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Suite B, Tampa, FL 33615 (813) 884-2300 Phone (813) 884-2390 Facsimile 11357 Countryway Blvd. Tampa, FL 33626 (813) 925-8800 Phone (813) 925-8840 Facsimile
Dr. Kim received his medical training at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. In 2000, he completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Northside Hospital & Heart Institute in St. Petersburg Florida. Dr. Kim holds staff privileges at Town & Country Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He is certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Languages: English & Korean

ZUBAIR J. FAROOQUI, MD

New Tampa Internal Medicine

14486 University Cove Place, Tampa, FL 33613 (813) 252-2770 Phone (813) 252-2772 Facsimile
Dr. Farooqui attended medical school at UNIBE School of Medicine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Farooqui is an Active member of the Palliative Care & Pharmacy therapeutics Committee. He currently holds staff privileges at Florida Hospital Tampa and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Farooqui is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Languages: English, Spanish & Urdu

A. ROBAINA, MD

A. Robaina, MD., PA.

230 Harbor Village Ln, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Tel: (813) 751-3570

Fax: (813) 641-9500

 

Dr. Robaina received her medical degree the Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de la Habana, Havana, Cuba He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Damas Hospital, Ponce, P.R. Dr. Robaina is an independent hospitalist at Florida Hospital Tampa. He is certified in ABIM. He also specializes in diagnosis and management of Hypertension, Diabetes, Hyperlipidernias, and Cardiovascular disease prevention. Languages: English

CHARLES TALAKKOTTUR, MD

TLC Medical, LLC

5106 North Armenia Avenue, Suite #1, Tampa, Florida 33603
(813) 874-1852 Phone
(813) 227-8526 Facsimile

10866 Sheldon RD, Tampa, FL  33626

(813) 874-1852 Phone
(813) 227-8526 Facsimile 

Dr. Talakkottur attended medical school and received his Doctorate of Medicine Degree at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. He completed his clinical training at Norwalk Hospital and Kern Medical Center in affiliation with UCLA located in Bakersfield, California. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, TX. He later combined Internal Medicine Residency with Pediatric Residency and completed his Internal Medicine Residency in Houston, TX Dr. Talakkottur is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Languages: English

Laura TALAKKOTTUR, arnp

TLC Medical, LLC

5106 North Armenia Avenue, Suite #1, Tampa, Florida 33603
(813) 874-1852 Phone
(813) 227-8526 Facsimile

 10866 Sheldon RD, Tampa, FL  33626

(813) 874-1852 Phone
(813) 227-8526 Facsimile 

 

Laura completed her BSN and MSN at the
University of Texas Health Science Center in
Houston. She has provided excellence in health
care for almost 20 years,
Laura’s experience in the ICU/acute care setting
inspired Laura to become a primary care
nurse practitioner with a focus on preventive
health care and careful management of
chronic conditions.
Laura’s passion is helping patients protect their
most precious gift- mental and physical health so
they can enjoy life to the fullest.

 

ORLANDO PORTAL, MD

Orlando Portal, MD, Inc

13150 Vail Ridge Drive, Riverview, FL 33579 (813) 374-8883 Phone (813) 443-8361 Facsimile
Dr. Portal attended medical school and recieve his Doctorate of Medicine Degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Portal has extensive research experience and has been published in a number of publications He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Languages: English, Spanish

OSVANNY NODAL, MD

(813) 488-4801 Phone
(813) 405-4506 Facsimile

Dr. Nodal attended medical school and received his Doctorate of Medicine Degree at Central America Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Belize. He completed his medical internship at Hospital Cayetano Coll y Toste in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Dr. Nodal loves to read, play tennis & racquetball. Languages: English, Spanish

Esther Marie Avellar, ARNP-BC

veriMED Health Group Plant City, LLC

1706 S Alexander Street, Suite B, Plant City, FL  33563

(813) 717-9000 Phone
(813) 717-9005 Facsimile

Lisset Maria Suarez, MD

Lisset Maria Suarez, MD, PA

8316 Hanley Road, Ste. 1, Tampa, FL, 33634
(813) 964-8080 Phone
(813) 512-2733 Facsimile

Dr. Lisset Suarez practices family medicine in Tampa, FL. She graduated from the Superior Institute Of Medical Sciences in Havana, Cuba. She then took a Rotating Internship at San Gerardo Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Suarez also completed her residency in family medicine at the Luis Pasteur Polyclinic in Havana, Cuba.


Dr. Suarez has spent over 30 years in the med¬ical field practicing all over the United States, including Houston, Miami and Tampa. She is dedicated to giving her patients complete managed care. Dr. Suarez prides herself on maintaining open communication with her pa¬tients and maintaining their health to her fullest capacity.


Languages: English & Spanish

Orlando Mieles, MD

Santurce Medical Center, LLC

500 Vonderburg Drive, Suite 305E, Brandon, FL  33511
(813) 651-0005 Phone
(813) 902-7234 Facsimile

Dr. Orlando Mieles, MD obtained his
Medical Degree at Central America Health
Science University in Belize.
He is a proud Veteran of the United States
Air Force and served in the Miami VA
Healthcare System as a Health Clinician.
Dr. Mieles spent six years in Puerto Rico practicing
Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Mieles still practices good old-fashioned
Compassionate Medicine.

Personalized, Concerned Care

Our entire staff is committed to offering excellent medical care as well as superior customer service.

CONTACT INFORMATION

26838 Tanic Drive Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

info@verimedipa.com

(813) 991-4000

(813) 991-4403

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