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Good health is one of the most important aspects of a satisfying life, and it’s something that can never be taken for granted. That’s why Palm Medical Centers offer quality medical services for all ages. We are dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive care to every person who walks through our doors so that you and your family can stay healthy.
JESUS MENENDEZ, M.D
Family Medicine
Palm Medical Centers – Little Havana

Dr. Jesus Menendez-Rivera, obtained his Medical Degree from the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences in Havana, Cuba in 1990. He did his residency in Pinar del Rio Cuba, from 1990 to 1991. Began his own practice in 2002, which has recently become part of the Palm Medical Centers Family.

RENE HASBUN, M.D
Family Medicine
Palm Medical Centers – Miami

Dr. Hasbun received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional de El Salvador in 1976, followed by a residency in General Surgery at Hospital Rosales, El Salvador (1978-80). He has been a Primary Care Physician with Palm Medical Centers since 2015.

EDGAR GONZALEZ, M.D
Family Medicine
Palm Medical Centers – Miami

Dr. Edgar Gonzalez received his medical degree from the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Villa Clara, in Cuba, in 2004. He completed his internship in Family Medicine in 2013, at the Hospital San Gerardo in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Gonzalez is also certified in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He recently, in August 2017, joined the Palm Medical Centers Family.

ALEXANDER ALVAREZ, PA-C
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Hollywood

Alexander Alvarez, PA- C received his Associates in Science Physician Assistant from Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida in 2006. He is NCCPA Certified and his professional memberships include AAPA (The American Academy of PAs) and FAPA (The Florida Academy of Physician Assistants). Alvarez joined our Palm Medical Centers family early 2017.

LEYANY NODARSE FLEITES, P.A
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Little Havana

Leyany Nodarse Fleites, PA-C, attended to Miami Dade College, where she completed her associate in Science-Physician Assistant, with highest Honors, on July 2016. On 2017 she finished her Bachelor of Applied Health Science with Highest Honors as well in Miami Dade College. She has several certifications as NCCPA PA-C Certificate, BCLS certified along with Honors and Awards like Physician Assistant Scholarship Award in 2016. She joined recently the Palm Medical Centers family.

YUNEISY GARCIA, M.D
General Medicine/Pediatrics
Palm Medical Centers – Aventura

Dr. Yuneisy M. Garcia, MD, FAAP, obtained her Medical Degree from the Federated University of Costa Rica, in San Jose, Costa Rica in March 2006. On June 2015, she finalized her Pediatrics Residency training in San Juan City Hospital. Dr. Garcia is board certified by The American Academy of Pediatrics, and she holds as well a NALS certification and a PALS certification. Dr. Garcia joined the Palm Medical Centers family in 2017.

AIDA MARTINEZ, P.A
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Little Havana

Aida Martinez, PA-C, attended Miami Dade College where she received on 2014 her diploma from the Physician Assistant Program. She completed her bachelor of Applied Science Physician on 2016. Professional certifications: American Heart Association ACLS certification, American heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED). She recently joined Palm Medical Centers on July, 2017.

NDEMIE MENDS PRICE, M.D
Pediatrics
Palm Medical Centers – Plantation

Dr. Ndemie Mends Price, M.D., obtained her Medical Degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., in May 2008. She completed her University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami in 2011. As well she has an association with the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2011. Dr. Mends Price joined recently in September 2019, the Palm Medical Centers family.

ARLENE HAYWOOD, M.D
Pediatrics
Palm Medical Centers – Plantation

Dr. Arlene E. Haywood, M.D. obtained her Medical Degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., in June 1975. She as well finalized her Residency, straight pediatrics, at the D.C. General Hospital in Washington in 1976. As well she has an association with the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1981. Dr. Arlene Haywood joined the Palm Medical Centers family in 2017.

JESUS CORTES, MD
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Hialeah

Jesus Cortes, MD, attended the University of Miami and received his medical degree from the East Central University in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. In May 1987, he finalized his residency at St. Mary of Nazareth in Chicago, Illinois. He has been part of the Palm Medical team since 2019.

ERNESTO AGUILERA, MD
General Medicine/Pediatrics
Palm Medical Centers – Bartow

Ernesto Aguilera, MD, received his medical degree from the Manila Central University in Caloocan, Philippines. He was certified with Emergency Medical and Neuroscience in 1992. He has been part of the Palm Medical team since 2018.

TRUSHA PATEL, C-PA
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Bartow

Trusha Patel PA attended Malcom X College in Chicago, IL where she graduated in and continued to Saint Francis University to receive her masters in medical science. Along with various awards she is also NCCPA Certified. Dr. Patel has been with jay care since 2017.

KHIN LATT, MD
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Lakeland North

Dr. Khin M. Latt M.D Graduated from the University of Medicine with his Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He is board certified with ABIM and has received America’s Top Physicians by the Consumer’s Research Council of America three times. He has been part of the Jay Care team since 2003.

ZAW MIN, MD
General Medicine/Pediatrics
Palm Medical Centers – Lakeland North

Dr. Zaw Min received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Institute of Medicine in Yangon, Myanmar. He began his practice at Palm Medical Centers in 2018.

KRISTEN HERISTCHI, PA
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Lakeland North

Kristen Heristchi P.A has over 15 years of experience in the Medical Field. One of her many accomplishments was being an Undergraduate Research Assistant for Cellular Biology Labs at USF while she attended in 1996.

ADRIANA LOZADA, APRN
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Lakeland North

Adrianna P. Lozada, APRN, studied at the University Del Valle in Cali, Columbia, where she graduated in 1996. She has experience in the medical field since 1989 and has a specialization in Chiropractic care.

HALIDE KATTAN, MD
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Lakeland South

Dr. Halide Kattan graduated with her medical degree from the University of Medicine, in Zagreb, Croatia. She has affiliations with the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the America Society of Internal Medicine. She has been a part of the Palm Medical practice since 2018.

LOU ANN ALBANO, ARNP
General Medicine/Pediatrics
Palm Medical Centers – Lakeland South

Lou Ann Albano, PA, attended the University of South Florida, where she graduated with a Maters in Nursing in 2010. She joined the Palm Medical Centers team in 2018.

ANNE J. LAFONTANT, MD
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Plant City

Anne Lafontant M.D received her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean in 2009. She has been with Jay Care since 2015.

DAYMI COWGILL, MD
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Tampa

Daymi Cowgill, MD, studied at the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba, where she received her medical degree in 2001. She completed her internship in Family Medicine in 2018 San Pablo Caguas, Puerto Rico. Dr. Cowgill joined the Palm Medical Centers team 2017.

OKOROAFOR MADUAGWU, MD
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Tampa

Dr. Okoroafor Maduagwu obtained his medical degree from the First Moscow State Medical University in Moscow, Russia in 1996. He has practiced medicine in various countries and has received the Exceptional Patient Care Award in 2017. Dr. Maduagwu joined Palm Medical Centers in 2018.

ERIC RANON, MD
General Medicine/Pediatrics
Palm Medical Centers – Winter Haven

Eric Ranon P.A Received his medical degree from DAVAO Medical School in 1998. He continued his education at Woodhull Hospital where he graduated in 2005.Along with his many awards, Dr. Ranon is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been with the Jay Care family for over 13 years.

NESTOR GARCIA, MD
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Winter Haven

Dr.Nestor Garcia received his Doctor Degree in General Medicine at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico in 2008. He then completed his Internship at Bella Vista Hospital in 2010 and became licensed in Puerto Rico as a General Practitioner. In 2015 Dr. Garcia became Licensed in Florida ACN as a General Practitioner and joined the Jay Care family the same year.

NICOLE DOMENECH, MD
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Davenport

Dr. Nicole Domenech M.D received her medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in 2013. Dr. Domenech has Been with Palm Medical Centers since 2018.

MARY TYREE, PA-C
Family Practice
Palm Medical Centers – Winter Haven

Mary-Tyree, PA-C, received her degree from Barry University in 2002. She has professional memberships with the American Association of Physician Assistants and the Florida Association of Physician Assistants. Mary began practicing with Palm Medical Centers early 2018.

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