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Women's Health

About Center for Women's Health

The Center for Women’s Health at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is a unique environment in which special care is given to women in all stages of life--we are here to cater to your unique needs.

The newly designed fifth floor of Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is geared to provide services exclusively for women from prenatal care and hormone replacement therapy to breast treatment and more.

To schedule a tour or speak with a representative about the Center, call (863) 419-BABY (2229). To select a physician, please see below, or call our Physician Referral Line at (863) 419-2341 for further assistance.

Mark Alkass, M.D

Mark Alkass, M.D

OB/GYN

Dr. Alkass received his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. His residency training was at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. He has been in private practice since 1995 and moved to the Haines City area in 1997. He received his Certification by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1998.

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Edmund Andah, M.D

Edmund Andah, M.D

OB/GYN

Dr. Edmund Andah received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Ghana in Africa. He went on to complete his residency and training through Cambridge University in England, where he became a member of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Andah & his family moved to the United States where he completed a second residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, and became a Resident Member of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. His family then moved to central Florida in 2006. He is Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology since 2009.

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Vincent G. Carifi, M.D.

Vincent G. Carifi, M.D.

Breast Surgery

New Jersey College of Medicine, Newark, NJ, awarded Dr. Carifi’s medical degree, and his surgical residency was completed at the same location. He was first certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1976, and has maintained that certification continuously. Dr. Carifi devotes his practice to breast care and breast surgery.


Eric Edwards, M.D.

Eric Edwards, M.D.

OB/GYN

Dr. Edwards attended the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. He completed his internship in OB/GYN at University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa, OK, and a residency in OB/GYN at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Edwards has been practicing in Central Florida since 1995. He is a Fellow of the American College of Gynecology and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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LaReesa Ferdinand, M.D.

LaReesa Ferdinand, M.D.

OB/GYN

Dr LaReesa Ferdinand’s medical degree was received from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA. Her residency program was completed at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center, a division of Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. She received her American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology certification in 2009 and has practiced in the Central Florida area since 2007.

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Robert Lemert, M.D.

Robert Lemert, M.D.

OB/GYN

The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, awarded Dr. Lemert’s medical degree. He served his residency at University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. He began practicing in OB/GYN in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2000, but in 2004 returned to Florida to practice.

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David Marcantel, M.D.

David Marcantel, M.D.

OB/GYN

Dr. Marcantel studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA, and completed a residency in OB/GYN at the same institution. He has been practicing since 1995. Dr. Marcantel is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Daniela Pachova, M.D.

Daniela Pachova, M.D.

 OB/GYN

Dr. Pachova graduated from Medical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria, and completed a residency in OB/GYN in Varna, as well. She relocated to the United States and completed a residency in OB/GYN at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Gynecology.

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Edwin M. Salamanca, M.D.

Edwin M. Salamanca, M.D.

OB/GYN

Dr. Salamanca earned his medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. His served two residencies; first at the Catholic Medical Center, New York, Brooklyn and Queens, Inc. (affiliated with Cornell University); and then at Ponce Regional Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico. He practiced OB/GYN with the Air Force for three years, and has been in practice in Central Florida since 1991.

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Julio R. San Martin, M.D.

Julio R. San Martin, M.D.

Gynecology

Dr. San Martin received his medical degree from Cetec University in the Dominican Republic. His residency training was completed at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He has been in private practice since 1991, and came to the Haines City area in 1995. In late 2011, Dr. San Martin retired from obstetrics and is only practicing gynecology at this time.

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Karlene E. Sinclair, M.D.

Karlene E. Sinclair, M.D.

Breast Surgery

Dr. Sinclair earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, and completed her residency training at Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC. She further trained with a fellowship at University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She has been Board Certified in Surgery since 1994. Dr. Sinclair devotes much of her practice to breast surgery.


Glenda (Susie) Bailey, CNM, ARNP

Glenda (Susie) Bailey, CNM, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Susie completed her associate’s degree in nursing in 1994 from Redlands College in Edmond, OK. In 1996 she began working as a labor delivery nurse and she found her calling. She then returned to college at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, where she received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2005. Susie then continued on to Frontier School of Midwifery Family Nursing and has been working as a midwife since 2008.

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LeAnn Long, CNM, ARNP

LeAnn Long, CNM, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

LeAnn Long received her first bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, in 2003, then continued her education and completed a second bachelor's degree in nursing in 2005 from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. While working as a labor & delivery/post-partum nurse for eight years, LeAnn completed her master’s degree and received her midwifery certification from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, in 2012. She joined Heart of Florida OB/GYN in the spring of 2013.

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