Carlos Lara, MD

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Specialty: Family Medicine
Medical School: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima-Peru Residency: New York Medical College, NY
Board Certification: American Academy of Family Physicians
Hospital Affiliations: Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL
                                  West Marion Community Hospital, Ocala, FL
                                  Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL

About me: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I am fluent in Spanish and English

Personal Interests: Health and Exercise, Soccer, Music, Spend time with family.

Philosophy: My practice philosophy is to treat patients as I would want my family members treated by their healthcare provider. We are committed to providing our patients with excellent quality of care


Andrew Pogiatzis, MD

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Specialty: Internal Medicine

Medical School: University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens- Greece

Residency: Catholic Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

About me: I am married with two children. I enjoy listening to good music and relaxing with his friends and family.

Languages: Greek, Spanish, French and English.

Personal Interest: I enjoy playing tennis and spend time with the family

Philosophy: We are committed to providing our patients with the safest, highest-quality, most satisfying care possible.



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Specialty: General Medicine 

Medical School:  University of Havana School of Medicine; Havana, Cuba.

Status:  Dr. Guia is accepting new patients including Gynecology exams. She is available Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

About me:   Dr. Guia is a General Practitioner with an expertise in Family Care, Preventive Care and Emergency Care. She earned her medical degree from University of Havana school of Medicine with honors in 1999. Dr. Guia practiced medicine in Cuba for several years as a Family Care Physician.

 She completed her training at “ Auxilio Mutuo” Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she practiced as an emergency room Physician.

Dr. Guia is energetic and passionate about medical care, she speaks fluent English and Spanish.

She is very excited to be part of West Marion Family Practice since April 2017 and is proud to work with such a fantastic team.

Personal interest:  Dr. Guia enjoys traveling, reading and spending time outdoors with her family.

Philosophy:   My goal is to help my patients achieve optimal health by promoting a healthy lifestyle along with disease prevention. I will treat each patient as a unique human being, providing competent, empathetic and compassionate care.

Eldere Germain, MD

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Specialty: General Medicine

Medical School: Hospital Metropolitano Yauco,Puerto Rico. Doctorate in General Medicine and Surgery 2011.

 About me: I relocated to Puerto Rico as a Generalist physician assisting geriatric patients in different towns south of the island. During my childhood I witnessed the health issues that my country suffered and realized that I had a passion for medicine. I am Vice president of ACODOSAH SALESIENS an organization that is committed to supplying food, offering educational talks on health and preventive medicine to the people in Haiti that are most in need. My professional interest has been to provide medical service to everyone equally. I am a strong advocate of leading a healthy life.

Personal Interest: Exercise, reading, soccer.

Philosophy: I believe that patients care should be a physician's first priority.


Roberto Alvarez Garcia, ARNP

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Specialty: General Medicine
I graduated from Universidad de La Habana Medical School in 1992 and practiced as a Medical Doctor until 1995.

In 1995 I moved to Guayaquil Ecuador where I specialized in Family Medicine until 2007.

2016 I graduated as a Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain University in Illinois and practiced medicine in Palmetto Hospital, Coral Gables Hospital and Westchester Hospital.

2019 I joined a Neurological group where I worked part time and continued practicing Family Medicine.

About me: I am fluent in Spanish and English and love to spend time with family and friends.

Personal Interest: I love fishing, farming, cooking and spending time with my family.

Philosophy: Is to always put my patient's health interest first.