At Buena Vida Medical Centers

We want you to thrive, not just survive.

We want you to thrive, not just survive.

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Meet Our Doctors

Derrick Diaz, MD
Derrick Diaz, MD Medical Director

Dr. Diaz was born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents. From a young age, he had a great interest in the sciences and chose to major in Chemistry at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He completed medical school at Ross University and his clinical rotations at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Diaz was always inclined to family medicine as a specialty mostly because of its emphasis on care for the community. Shortly after completing medical school, he accepted a position as a resident doctor at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico where he practiced for 3 years. After completing residency, he moved home to Miami to practice medicine.

botox near meKatherine Soriano is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Born and raised in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents. From a young age she was interested in the health sciences and pursued a Nursing degree from Larkin School of Nursing. She began working as a nurse through the Baptist Health system for many years and later obtained a Bachelors degree from Grand Canyon University.

Some years later she decided to continue her education to become a Nurse Practitioner to work with adults and pediatric in the community and improve patient outcomes in a broader sense. She graduated with honors from South University and became licensed and Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners through which she is also a member.

Her goal through practice is to deliver patient centered care with a great focus on patient education through evidence based practice. Ensuring that each of the patient’s questions are addressed and they completely understand the plan of care appropriate to them. Katherine speaks both English and Spanish fluently.

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