Orlando Benitez MD is an Internal Medicine Physician with a Subspecialty Fellowship Certification in Geriatrics. His Managed Care experience as a Medical Director was in the field of Geriatrics. Dr. Benitez has been involved in research and has published articles during his training. Dr. Benitez is a graduate of the State of New York Downstate Medical Center and served as Chief Resident and completed Geriatric Medicine Fellowships at Mt Sinai School of Medicine in New York, Jewish Hospital and Home for the Aged, University of South Florida College of Medicine, the General Hospital and the James Haley Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Orlando Benitez loves to empower his patients with educational tools. For over 30 years patient education has played an important role for the health outcomes of his patients.
Dr. Benitez enjoys spending time with his family. He loves reading, traveling and playing tennis.
Ernesto L. Izquierdo
Dr. Izquierdo dreamed as a child of becoming a Physician. He has dedicated over 30 years of caring for his patients with love and compassion. Dr. Izquierdo feels his patients are his family and gives his patients 100% of his attention with love, compassion and knowledge.
Dr. Izquierdo is a Primary Care Physician with experience in Pediatric Care, Emergency Medicine and Neonatology. Dr. Izquierdo is a graduate of Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. He served as a Medical Director and as an Associate Director of Emergency Medicine and Trauma. Dr. Izquierdo’s role at NeighborMD is to provide the highest quality care to his patients working closely alongside them to reach optimal Health and Wellness.
Dr. Izquierdo loves to dance, travel and enjoys long walks on the beach. He enjoys learning different languages and experiencing different cultures.
Miriam Zapata is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 28 years of experience in Pediatrics, Cardiovascular and Endocrinology. Her passion for nursing is driven by the bonds she builds with her patients. She enjoys working closely with patients and their families to create Personal Care Plans for long healthy life. Miriam loves empowering patients through their health journey and believes in treating the whole person including their families and culture. Family and cultures influence the lifestyle which in turn impacts the health and well being of her patients.
Miriam values the provider patient relationship and believes that it is established through building strong communication and engagement.
Miriam enjoys gardening and she compares taking care of plants to taking care of the varying needs of her patients ensuring their nourishment, flourishing health and needs.