Our Amazing Medical Team

Patients living in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas can get advanced and comprehensive health care from the providers at Piñero Preventive Medical Care. They’re excited to accept new patients, and can provide care for every member of your family 12 years of age and older.


All providers at Piñero Preventive Medical Care specialize in family medicine and preventive health care.

Meet Rafael Pinero, MD- Medical Doctor/Medical Director

Dr. Rafael Piñero is a renowned medical professional with a strong academic background and a commitment to excellence in Family Medicine. He graduated Magna cum Laude with his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in 1994.  Later that same year, Dr. Piñero relocated to Jacksonville, Florida to pursue his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Florida’s Shands Hospital. He has been providing high-quality care to his patients in private practice since completing his specialty residency in 1997 and getting Board-Certified in Family Medicine.  


In 2006, he established his own practice, Piñero Preventive Medical Care, providing primary care and preventive services to everyone in the community of Orlando and Central Florida with special emphasis for the LGBTQ+ community. Dr. Piñero’s dedication to remaining at the forefront of medical advancements is evident through his memberships with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Florida Medical Association, the GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality and keeping credentialed with local hospitals. He is also involved with several local non-profit organizations.  With his extensive experience in the field of family medicine and community service, Dr. Piñero continues to make a significant impact in his community.

Meet Claudia Zuriarrain, APRN, DNP- Family Nurse Practitioner

Claudia is a dedicated healthcare professional with an extensive academic background. She earned her doctorate in nursing from the University of Florida in 2015, following a successful tenure as a registered nurse at the Primary Care Institute in Gainesville, Florida.


With a strong foundation in nutrition and fitness education, Claudia brings a holistic approach to her practice. Fluent in both spoken and written Spanish, she can effectively communicate with a diverse range of patients. Upon joining Piñero Preventive Medical Care in 2015, she has successfully taken the role of Clinical Care Coordinator which has helped the practice to meet quality measures and accreditations. Claudia’s commitment to excellence and patient care is evident with her work as a nurse practitioner.

Meet Giovanni Velez, MD- Medical Doctor

Dr. Giovanni Velez is a distinguished medical professional born in Puerto Rico with a wealth of experience and expertise. He obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008. He subsequently completed his Family Medicine residency training at the Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency Program in Kingston, New York.


After successfully completing his training, Dr. Velez returned to Central Florida, where he established himself as a prominent figure in the medical community. He is a Board-Certified member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is credentialed with local hospitals. Dr. Velez’s dedication is to provide high-quality care to his patients, embodying a commitment to excellence in Family Medicine.

Meet Yoandra Perez, APRN, MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner

Yoandra Perez is a highly accomplished healthcare professional with a diverse international background. She obtained her master’s degree in nursing from South College, Knoxville TN in 2021. Hailing from Cuba, Yoandra initially earned her medical degree in Cuba in 2010, subsequently practicing medicine as a primary care physician in Venezuela and Brazil for 5 years. 


Following this, she made the transition to Houston, Texas, where she graduated as a registered nurse in 2019 before advancing to the role of nurse practitioner. Fluent in Spanish, Yoandra brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our practice, exemplifying a commitment to providing exceptional care to her patients.

Meet Kylie Secoy, APRN, MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner

Kylie Secoy is a dedicated and experienced Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated with a master’s in nursing from Chamberlain University in 2022. Relocating from South Florida, Kylie has a diverse healthcare background, having worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in that region. Prior to her role as a nurse practitioner, she gained valuable experience as an emergency room registered nurse and as a travel registered nurse, providing care in various healthcare settings.


Kylie’s ability to speak fluent Spanish has been instrumental in effectively communicating with and providing care to a diverse patient population. Her language skills have allowed her to bridge cultural and linguistic gaps, ensuring that all patients receive the highest quality of care and feel understood and supported.

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