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 am happily married and have three children. 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

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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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YOANY GUIA, MD

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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.

Laura Zambrana-Morales, MD

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Specialty: General Medicine

Medical School: General Medicine with Minor Surgery Doctorate Degree from San Juan Bautista Caguas, Puerto Rico.

Residency: San Cristobal Hospital Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Emergency room, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Intensive care unit, Surgery, General Medicine.

About me: I am the mother of two beautiful children and grandmother of three who enjoys family time, music, animal lover and nature.

Philosophy: My guiding philosophy as I practice medicine is to always remember the words of the Lord Jesus who said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive".

Eldere Germain, MD

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Specialty: General Medicine

Medical School: Universidad de Las Americas; Costa Rica received a Doctorate in General Medicine and Surgery.

 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.

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