Our Providers


Dr. Jadira Irizarry-Padilla

Jadira Irizarry-Padilla, MD
Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Irizarry-Padilla completed her training at Hospital Episcopal San Lucas/Ponce School of Medicine Program, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She provides Pediatric care at our Belleview location. Dr. Irizarry-Padilla likes dogs (she has 4 dogs; all of them rescued) and loves to spend time with her husband and son.

Dr. Yasmin Ramasco

Yasmin Ramasco, ARNP
Adult Medicine

Yasmin Ramasco became a nurse at the early age of 19 and continued on to obtain her Masters degree from South University. She is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has worked in the healthcare field for over a decade and has experience in acute care, long-term care, and outpatient primary care. She has been providing adult primary care at our Central location since 2015. Yasmin is passionate about preventative care and improving quality of life. She enjoys spending time with her family in her free time. She also loves traveling, exercising, gardening, coffee, and animals.

Dr. Millie Poole

Millie Poole, MD
Pediatric/Internal Medicine

Dr. Millie Poole brings 17 years of experience as a working physician to Heart of Florida as a Board Certified Internist and a Board Certified Pediatrician. Dr. Poole specializes in all ages and behavioral pediatrics. After earning her medical degree at the University of Miami, Florida, Dr. Poole completed her residency at Metrohealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Claudia Gonzalez-Matos

Claudia Gonzalez-Matos, MD
Adult Medicine

Dr. Gonzalez-Matos received her medical degree from the School of Medicine at Universidad Autonoma, Guadalajara, Mexico in 2005 and completed her internship at Hospital del Maestro, Puerto Rico from 2006 to 2007. She joined the Heart of Florida Health Center in September 2015 where she is an Adult Primary Care Physician in our Belleview location. In her off time, she can be found playing volleyball, exercising and playing with her daughter.

Dr. Debra Cherry-Lederman

Debra Cherry-Lederman, ARNP
Adult Medicine

Debra completed her Master of Science Degree and Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Program through the University of Oklahoma Graduate College of Nursing at the Health Science Centers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2001. Currently, she provides Adult Primary Care at our East location. She loves being close to her family. and especially enjoys trips with her husband to visit their children and grandchildren.

Dr. George Gilbert

George Gilbert, MD
Family Medicine

Dr. Gilbert attended Medical school on the Island of Montserrat in the British West Indies. Clinical training in Ireland and Residency in Ohio.
Dr. Gilbert is Board Certified in Family Practice Medicine and provides general medical care for all ages at our Dunnellon location. On his time off, he loves relaxing with his wife on their patio and watching the sunset.

Dr. Esther Gonzalez

Esther Gonzalez, MD
Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Gonzalez is a Board Certified Pediatrician who completed her Medical School and Pediatric training in Puerto Rico.  She completed her Pediatric Residency in the Children University Hospital in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico in 1981.  She provides General Pediatric Care in our Southwest location in Marion Oaks. She has over 17 years of experience in Children Mental Health Services.  She is married and very proud of her 3 grown children.  Her passion is dancing, listening to music, and writing poetry.

Ma. Teresita Ribay

Ma. Teresita Ribay, MD
Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Ribay completed her Pediatric Residency Training at the University of Florida Shands Children Hospital in Gainesville, Florida in 1995. She provides general medical care for infants and children at our Central location. She enjoys zumba, going to the beach, and loves spending time with her family.

Dr. Libby Marks de Martino

Libby Marks de Martino, ARNP
Pediatric Medicine

Libby obtained her nursing education at Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida. For over 30 years, she has provided advanced nursing practice to children from primary care to tertiary care, and is currently providing Pediatric primary care in our Dunnellon location. Family, farm life, and friends, give Libby a full life adventure.

Regina Rodabaugh

Regina Rodabaugh, ARNP
Family Medicine

Gina Dubois-Rodabaugh received her early education at local college and USF, Orlando, Florida before pursuing MSN for Family practice at USF, Tampa Florida 6 years ago. She provides medical care to all ages at the Belleview Site. She enjoys NASCAR, camping, music, spending time with her family, and especially teaching her son to play the guitar.

Jessie Caudill

Jessie Caudill, ARNP
Pediatric Medicine

Jessie became a nurse (LPN) in 2005 from Glen Oaks Community College Centreville Michigan. She continue her education receiving her Associates of Applied Science in Nursing (RN) in 2006 from Glen Oaks Community College.  Jessie went on to complete her training at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana receiving her BSN in 2008 and her MSN FNP-C in 2013.  She provides Pediatric Care in our Central location.  Jessie enjoys swimming, reading, puzzles, playing video games and spending time with my family, including a yorkie named Bella.

Miguel Nunez

Miguel Nunez, MD
Family Medicine

Dr. Nunez completed his medicine study at UNIBE (Universidad Iberoamericana Dominican Republic) in 2005 as a General Practitioner. He provides general medical care for adult and pediatric patients above 4 yrs. of age at our Southwest Marion Oaks location. Dr. Nunez is Puerto Rico Boarded and Florida Board Licensed. He enjoys going to the beach, riding his mountain bike, exercising and spends most of the time with his family.

Martha Halsey-Lyda

Martha Halsey-Lyda, ARNP
Family Medicine

Martha earned her nursing degree at the University of Florida and spent thirty years in clinical practice and research with pediatric endocrinology at UF. In 2006 she received her MSN from Northern Illinois University (Go Huskies!) and served as a family nurse practitioner in metropolitan Chicago, working as both a clinician and a research coordinator for NIH studies. She returned to Gainesville, Florida in 2016, and maintains her passion for serving children and families with Type I diabetes by volunteering at the Florida Diabetes Camp. She is also a trained Stephen Minister.

Martha Halsey-Lyda

Maria Colon, LCSW

Maria has an impressive range of background and education. The diversity in her professional career lets her find the best therapeutic direction for each individual patient. Maria started her social work career over fourteen years ago and gained the highest license in the profession as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2014.  Maria is a Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida, and a doctoral student at Arizona State University in Behavioral Health Management with a focus on Integrated Care.

Chandra E. Torry

Chandra Torry, MS, PharmD, BCGP

Dr. Torry completed her undergraduate work at UNC-Greensboro in pre-medicine Biology in 1997. After a teaching stint, she completed a Master of Science in Biology from Fayetteville State University in 2002, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Campbell University in 2006.  After a 10 year career in retail pharmacy, she obtained a Board Certification in Geriatrics in 2016 and joined the Heart of Florida in May as the Director of Pharmacy Services.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.

Caroline Northrup, PA-C

Caroline is a certified Physician Assistant, practicing in family medicine at Heart of Florida’s Central location. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of South Florida in Tampa, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Spanish. She completed her graduate training at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, earning a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies. She is a National Health Service Corps Scholar, passionate about preventive and primary care.

Elsa Abrams

Elsa F. Abrams, DDS

Elsa F. Abrams, DDS is a practicing Dentist in Ocala, FL. Dr. Abrams graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1991 and has been in practice for 26 years.