Meet the Team

Meet Rafael Piñero, MD

Dr. Rafael Piñero attended the Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, where he graduated Magna cum Laude with his medical degree. In July of 1994, he relocated to Florida to complete his residency, specializing in family medicine, at the University of Florida’s Shands Hospital in Jacksonville. Dr. Piñero is board certified and has been in private practice since 1997. Dedicated to staying on the cutting-edge of the latest advancements in the medical field, he maintains memberships with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Florida Medical Association.

Meet Claudia Zuriarrain, DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Claudia M. Zuriarrain graduated with a doctorate in nursing from the University of Florida in 2015. Claudia relocated to Central Florida in November of 2015 to join Piñero Preventive Medical Care Prior to relocating to Central Florida, Claudia practiced in Gainesville, Florida at the Primary Care Institute.

Meet Giovanni Velez, MD

Dr. Giovanni Velez attended the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico where he graduated with his medical degree in 2008. Upon completion of his family practice residency training at Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency Program in Kingston, New York, Dr Velez relocated back to Central Florida. Dr Velez Is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is board certified in family medicine.

Heather M. Gable, PA-C

Heather M. Gable, Certified Physician Assistant, joined Piñero Preventive in the Fall of 2021. She obtained her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Myers where she was an integral part of a Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and Wound Care practice, working in the office, hospital, and operating room. However, her true passion was always forming patient relationships, preventative care, and getting patients on a healthier path in life. Heather is a part of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.

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