Tabatha Downey, MD, CMO
Dr. Tabatha Downey received an MD from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed residency at the Cook County Loyola Provident Family Medicine Residency Program. She is American Board of Family Medicine certified. Prior to medical school she was a Registered Nurse, primarily practicing in inner city Emergency Rooms, where she developed an understanding of the importance of primary care and preventative medicine. She witnessed first-hand the challenges faced by many patients who did not have health insurance or access to a primary care doctor. Dr. Downey is committed to eliminating disparities in health care. Her practice is focused on providing high quality care to those with socioeconomic barriers to care. She is fluent in Spanish and loves to travel and read in her free time.
Yasmin Ramasco, ARNP
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.
Claudia Gonzalez-Matos, MD
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.
Esther Gonzalez, MD
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, MD
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.
Regina Rodabaugh, ARNP
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.
Martha Halsey-Lyda, ARNP
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.
Dr. Chandra M. Evans, MS, PharmD, BCGP
Dr. Chandra M. Evans 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.
Stephen E. Fischer, M.D
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Jadira Irizarry-Padilla, MD
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.
Millie Poole, MD
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.
George Gilbert, MD
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.
Diana Ancona, ARNP
Diane has been working in pediatrics for 19 years including 10 years in labor and delivery, 3 years hospital pediatrics. She is also a Lactation consultant. Diane has 8 years as ARNP Pediatrics Provider. Her training allows her to provide mother and baby couplet postpartum care as well as continued care from newborn to adult. She received her degrees from University of Michigan and Frontier Nursing University Kentucky.
Libby Marks de Martino, ARNP
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.
Jessie Caudill, ARNP
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.
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.
Constance, NP-C, ARNP
Constance completed her Master of Science Degree with a specialty in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care at the University of South Alabama. She completed her clinical hours in Gainesville, Williston, Trenton and Starke Florida. She is passionate about preventative treatment and management of chronic conditions. She enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with her family, especially her daughter who is the youngest new addition.