Dr. Gloria Mendizabal Piedra
Dr. Gloria Mendizabal Piedra has been in business for the past twenty five years servicing the Hialeah medical needs in the greater Miami area. She received her doctorate from the Universidad De Oviedo in Spain. She would later obtain her residency and serve as chief resident at Metropolitan hospital in New York. She has hospital privileges locally at Metropolitan (formally Pan American Hospital), Hialeah hospital, and the Hialeah Clinic, University of Miami hospital (formally Cedars hospital), Palmetto General Hospital, and Palm Springs Hospital.
Dr. Mendizabal-Piedra was born in La Habana, Cuba. Her family wanting the best for her sent her to the United States at the young age of 15. While in Miami, FL, she graduated from Miami Springs Senior High. She then set out for Spain to attend Medical school, in an attempt to follow in her father’s footsteps. Accompanying her on her journey would be her new husband, Osvaldo Piedra, an aspiring physician himself. Dr. Mendizabal-Piedra obtained her Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from La Universidad De Oviedo in 1984. She completed her internship at Metropolitan Hospital in New York in 1986. Dr. Mendizabal-Piedra also completed her residency and served as a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital in 1989 and 1990, respectively. She opened her medical practice in 1990 and has been located in the same location since as a Hialeah based doctor.
Carmen Bustamante, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Carmen Bustamante was born in La Habana, Cuba. As a child she was driven towards the career of medicine with the passion she learned from her aunt, a primary care doctor of her town. She, later attended El Instituto Ciencias Medicas de la Habana and obtained a Doctorate in General Medicine in 1996-2002. Upon arriving in the United States in 2004, Carmen decided to follow a new path in her career — she enrolled and attended Florida International University Nursing program for foreign physicians and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Class of 2011). Then, she advanced her career at Barry University where she received her Masters in Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (Class of 2016). CanoHealth has been home to Carmen as she has grown from Medical Assistant to Nurse Practitioner, putting to practice experiences learned through the different fields in her career. Her loving, knowledgeable, and charismatic personality is a great addition to the CanoHealth family.
Yinelys Ramirez- Registered Nurse
Yinelys Ramirez was born in la Provincia Las Villas, Cuba. As a child, she was always interested in the medical field. Upon arriving in the United States in 2007, she began her path in Nursing, finishing her Associates in Nursing science at Miami Dade College. Then she enrolled at Florida International University where she graduated with her Bachelors in Science Nursing. Yinelys has been working with CanoHealth since 2011 and now is a Registered Nurse. Yinelys’ ultimate goal is to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the near future.
Stephanie Peña, Office Manager
Stephanie has been with CanoHealth since January 2011. As the Office Manager she is in charge of the Front Desk, Nursing, Referral, Billing and Medical Records Department. Stephanie also serves as a liaison to all established and new patients.
She studied in FIU and received a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration to strengthen her daily endeavors. Her professionalism, great personality and good mannered nature make her much appreciated by the patients and staff members of the office.
Sandra Veloso, Medical Assistant
Sandra Veloso is one of the Medical Assistants to the office which has a wide range of duties including, but not limited to performing EKG studies, phlebotomy when necessary, preparing patients prior to seeing the doctor, covering the front desk staff as needed and placing medical supply orders as well as keeping inventory. Sandra has been working with CanoHealth since she obtained her degree in 2010.
Migdalia Alvares, Medical Assistant
Migdalia Alvares works as one of the Medical Assistants to the office. Her duties include but are not limited to taking patient vitals, conducting EKG studies, performing phlebotomy when necessary and preparing patients prior to seeing the doctor. She also works alongside the ARNP visiting patients in a home-bound setting. Migdalia was born in Cuba and attended Universal Vocational Institute where she obtained her degree as a Medical Assistant in 2015.
Isadora Reyes, Front Desk
Isadora Reyes was born in Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba, and moved to the United States in 2010. She currently attends patients by answering phone calls, taking messages, obtaining patient insurance eligibility before being seen and schedules appointments. She is currently in Miami Dade College as a full time student pursuing her ultimate goal which is to become a Humans Resource Generalist.
Jennifer Pordieguez, Front Desk/ Medication Department
Jennifer Pordieguez has been a member of our staff since January 2015. She is our pharmacy coordinator and in change of e-prescribing medications directly to the pharmacy, ensuring all our patients receive their treatments in a timely manner. She also assists in directing phone calls, scheduling appointments and taking messages. Jennifer is currently pursuing a career within the medical field, specializing in nuclear medicine.
Evelyn Irrizary- Referral Coordinator
Evelyn is currently studying in Miami Dade College in order to obtain a degree in Health Services Administration next year. She has been part of our staff for a short time, but is already an essential part of our team. She began in our Customer Service Department but due to her outstanding work ethic she now runs our Referrals Department. She is also very proud to be part of the CanoHealth family.
Ashley Mendizabal, Front Desk
Ashley Mendizabal joined our office in June 2016. In the front desk she attends patient’s needs by scheduling appointment, e-prescriptions, and insuring all patient’s inquiries and concerns are relayed efficiently to the corresponding person. Born and raised in Miami, she received her Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from Florida International University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Healthcare Administration.
Yeneika Lima, Medical Biller and Coder
Yeneika Lima has been with CanoHealth since March 2014, she studied in Keiser Carrer College and graduated in 2012 with a Medical Billing Degree. She actively continues to study in this field. In 2016 she obtained several other certifications, in order to advance her work potential. She is proud to be part of the great family of Gloria Mendizabal Piedra at CanoHealth.
Ashley Mendizabal, Front Desk
Carmen Landaburu, Medical Records
Carmen was born in the city of Habana, Cuba. She graduated in 1976 as a mathematics professor. She began working as a professor in different high schools and in 1988 graduated with her PHD in Mathematics. After a very active teaching career, she was able to immigrate to the United States.
Upon reaching the US, she received her diploma from Miami Dade College to work with children in a Day Care setting. Carmen has been with the office of Dr. Mendizabal since 2009 in the medical records department.
Iris Nurquez, Phlebotomy Technician
Iris works as the phlebotomy technician & laboratory specialist to the office. She has worked alongside Dr.Gloria Piedra for over 5 years now. Iris was born in Cuba and attended Florida Institute ASSN of Phlebotomy Technicians where she obtained her degree as a phlebotomy technician in 2005.