JEAN CLAUDE BOURQUE | MD, FAAFP

Specialties: Family Practice, Gerontology

Locations:

Coconut Creek, Boca Raton, Hallandale

Languages:

Fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Some German and Creole.

Education:

  • M.D. (Magna Cum Laude) University of Montreal

  • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) College Andre-Grasset

Other:

  • Board Certified, American and Canadian Academy of Family Practice

  • Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine

  • Immigration, INS Certified

  • Fellow American and Canadian Academy of Family Practice

Hospital Affiliation:

  • North Broward Medical Center

  • Boca Raton Community Hospital

  • Memorial Regional

  • Holy Cross

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MARTA KHRIS | MD

Specialties: Family Practice / Civil Surgeon

Education:

Graduated from University of Montreal

Work Experience:

Practicing in US/Florida since 1997. She had her own private practice in West Boca before joining CLSC in May 2012.

Languages:

Fluent in French and Czech

Extra Curricular:

  • Participates actively in sports, like triathlons and marathons.

  • Accomplished 2 ironmen races and has completed multiple marathons.

  • Participated in the 2013 NYC marathon where she raised funds for Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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ANAMARIA APOLTAN | MD FACP

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Global citizen,  compassionate, entrepreneurial physician and humanitarian interest, currently in practice, with over 20 years experience in the medical universe. Broad, international travel and experience working amongst a multicultural population. Previous equal opportunity employer with longevity of staff employment, possessing leadership and effective communication skills. Advocate for patient education, encouraging compliance and optimizing patient health by ensuring the understanding of diagnosis, prognosis, medications and treatments necessary.

Certifications

ABIM- Certification 11/2004-Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.  Recertified 2015, due for recertification again in 2025.

Licensure

Active, unrestricted Florida Medical License (due for renewal again in 2020). Compliance with federal regulations. Completed the Florida Medical Board mandatory guidelines for prescribing controlled substances and addressing opioid abuse. CME 2.0 AMA PRA category 1, credits ACGME (certified 07/30/2018).

Education

  • Carol Davila University School of Medicine and Pharmacy (Bucharest, Romania 1988-1994 [graduated with title Medical Doctor].

  • MEDICAL EDUCATION (USMLE/ECFMG/ABIM CRITERIA MET BY ACGME)

  • University Hospital (Bucharest, Romania 1994-1999 [intensive care, anesthesiology-surgical pathway 1994

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (McKeesport, Philadelphia PGY1 categorical year [Internal Medicine]).

  • Yale University School of Medicine -New Haven, Connecticut in 2014 -336 hrs

  • Yale New Haven Hospital (New haven, Connecticut 2000-2002 [intensive care and anesthesiology residency).

  • New York Medical College (Mount Vernon, New York PGY2 2002-2003; transferred to St. Vincent Medical Center secondary to long commute).

  • St. Vincent Medical Center- Columbia University Affiliated (Bridgeport, Connecticut PGY3 2003-2004. [Curriculum specialty rotations included Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine]).

Honors & Awards 

  • Patients Choice Award (2008 and 2009).

  • Government Stipend Award (third year of medical school for excellence in education and score of 9.33 out of 10).

  • Recognized training of 20 months (Critical Care equivalent) Critical care/ Anesthesiology pathway (Dr. Robert L. Hines 2016).

  • Assistant Clinical Professor- Recognition by Yale University School of Medicine for superb medical teaching with 336 teaching hours.  (Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Connecticut 2014).

Volunteer Work

  • Medical updates on different topics, as per the request of organization president Mrs. Mary Rossi, at Cheshire Rotary Club (Cheshire, Connecticut).

  • Peer  recognition and proposal (Dr. Matthew Cohen MD, FACP, FACG and Dr. Phillip Jaffe MD, FACP, FACG) to be inducted as Fellow of the American College of Physicians for Connecticut, for social competence and merits (Toronto, Canada 2009).

  • Open House- Multiple regularly organized community requesting gatherings, to address different medical updates; topics related to female reproductive science (with Dr. Lubna Pal), use of OTC multivitamins, age appropriate screenings and many others requested by community needs.

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LEON RAWNER | MD

Primary Care/General Practice/Civil Surgeon/PCMH Clinician

General Practice / Primary Care

Education:

  • B.S. Biology From Brandeis University

  • M.D. AUC School of Medicine

  • Internal Medicine Residency Training at Mt. Sinai Elmhurst Hospital

Other:

  • Compassionate and Caring Medical Professional with a Strong Emphasis
    on Preventive Care

  • Member of the Florida Medical Association

  • Interests include Family & Friends, Traveling, Nature, Jogging, Reading, and Continuing Medical Education (CME) Topics

  • “May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.” -Hippocrates

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JOELLE ESTRADA | MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Dr. Joelle Estrada is a Primary Care Physician who was born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Paraguay. Dr. Estrada received her Medical degree as an Internist at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Brooklyn N.Y. She attended school at Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay. She is a member of American College of Physician.

After graduating from Medical School worked as House Physician at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, NY.

Eventually joined the Department of Medicine Residency Training Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center NY. During Residency she was selected Resident of the Month.

My Goal is “To keep my patients healthy combining their mind, soul and body so they could have a good quality of life and enjoy themselves, as well as with their family and friends treating them with love and respect “. Her hobbies are spending time with her family and friends, watching her son play soccer and teaching her children to grow with happiness and respect to help others.

ERIC EWALD | MD

Specialties: Primary Care/PCMH Clinician

Primary Care

Education:

  • Graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC

Experience

  • Primary Health Care with Public Health Services and the VA in Jax, Florida

  • Practiced Primary Health Care in Pompano Beach and Broward Health Department.

  • Practiced Preventative Medicine and Public Health at Martin County Public Health

Languages: Fluent in French, English and Spanish

Focus: Places a strong Emphasis on Preventative Care

Interests: Enjoys, sports , exercise, skiing, and jogging

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JEAN-CLAUDE JEAN | MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine/Civil Surgeon

Professional Summary:

I am a board certified internist. I ran a solo medical practice in Queens, NY from 1985 to December 2013. I conducted the day to day operation of the practice, writing and reinforcing policies, teaching and education staff and patients. However the main focus has always been patient care.

I am actually living in Boynton Beach since 2014 and joined CLSC in 2015. I remain active, still passionate and in love with the practice medicine. I also try to stay abreast of all new medical literature.

Licenses:

  • I am licensed to practice in the State of Florida.

  • I am board certified in internal medicine.

Skill Highlights

  • I am reliable, dependable

  • Trustworthy

  • With good ethics

  • Very meticulous with good sense of listening

  • Opened to approach

  • Share medical information

  • Fluent in French and Spanish

  • Compassionate and caring

Education and Training

M.D. : Medicine, 1979
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Brooklyn NY
Medical Residency Program from 1980 to 1983

Professional Experience

– Attending Physician
July 1983 to April 1985
Ralph Ave Medical Center

– ER Physician
July 1983 to April 1985
Woodhull Hospital

– Private Medical Practice
Jean-Claude Jean Physician PC
Attending Physician
April 1985 to December 2013

Community Service

  • Delivered countless of speeches in neighborhood high schools and community churches.

  • Participated and organized a number of health fairs in churches and senior citizens centers.

  • Contributed in massive vaccination campaigns of seniors against the flu and pneumonia.

ANTHONY SLONIM, MD

Dr. Anthony Slonim, MD, DrPH is a passionate advocate for the health and well being of patients regardless of age. With a background in public health and healthcare leadership, Dr. Slonim has led hospitals, practices and programs aimed at providing the best in quality and satisfaction to patients at major organizations during his career. He recently moved to Florida to be closer to family and enjoy the beauty of the Sunshine State.

Education:
BA-New York University
MD-New York Medical College
MPH, DrPH-George Washington University School of Public Health

Residency:
Resident, Med-Peds: Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey
Chief Resident, Med-Peds

Fellowships:
Fellow, Critical Care Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center

Board Certifications:
-Internal Medicine
-Pediatrics
-Critical Care
-Pediatric Critical Care

JONIAS DESTINE | PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Jonias Destine is a PA-C at CLSC Inc. and an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Miami Dade College Physician Assistant Program. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital and he is a member of AAPA and FAPA.

Jonias is a community leader who always encourages people to stay in good health. He is the current Senior Pastor of Bethany Evangelical Baptist Church Inc. and a guest speaker of many spiritual revivals in churches of South Florida.

Jonias is a foreign medical graduate and a General Surgeon from Haiti. He was the Medical Director of Hôpital Lumière Bonne Fin, Haiti and Director of Universite Lumiere, Haiti.

Jonias speaks French, Creole, English and Spanish.

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ARIEL PASCUAL | PA-C

Specialties: Certified Physician Assistant

Ariel graduated with the highest honors from the Physician Assistant program at Miami Dade College where he received excellent and extensive training in all areas of the medical field. Ariel has a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from the Institute of Medical Sciences, Havana, Cuba. Currently, he is working on a Master of Medical Sciences program from Saint Francis University. He proudly represented Miami Dade College in 2 State competitions and 1 National competition of medical knowledge. He has over 20 years experience in the medical field, which he uses to give his patients the best care.

Ariel enjoys giving back to the community, so he has participated in many health fairs at Miami Dade College that were offered in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health to promote disease prevention and healthy life styles. In the future, he would like to use some of his free time to bring health and hope to communities and countries in need.

Ariel is fluent in English and Spanish.

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JEAN MAX ALCE | PA-C

Specialties: Certified Physician Assistant

Max graduated from Miami Dade College with an Associates Degree in Science Physician Assistant in 2013. He has extensive experience and is a proud member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. He has completed clinical rotation in various outpatient settings.

Max is fluent in English, Spanish, Creole and French.

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TATSIANA YARASHEVICH | PA-C, MS

Specialties: Primary Care/General Practice

Education:

  • PA school, Miami Dade College

  • School of Nursing, Miami Dade College

  • PA school, Belarus

  • Master of Science in biology/chemistry, Belarusian State University

Experience: 
Over 10 years of experience as a Physician Assistant in USA and Belarus
Research Associate, Institute of Physiology of National Academy of Science, Belarus 

Languages: English, Russian, Belarusian
Fluency in English and Russian, including medical terminology, in conjunction with medical experience acquired in different countries, helps Tatsiana to deliver high quality care to patients in a multicultural community.

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CRAIG CAPPOLA | PA

Specialties: Certified Physician Assistant

Graduated from the Miami Dade College Physician Assistant program in 2021 with Highest Honors.

Obtained his Master’s in Medical Science from St. Francis University.

He previously worked as a radiologic technician and medical assistant for 10 years in both urgent care and rheumatology here in south Florida.

He is dedicated to the well-being of his patients through compassion and a strong focus on preventive care.

Enjoys spending his free time traveling and staying active with his wife and young daughter Olivia.

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TYLER PASSALACQUA| MPAS, PA-C

Specialties: Certified Physician Assistant

Education:

Tyler Passalacqua completed a Bachelors of Science in Biology with honors at Florida Atlantic University followed by a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies with honors at Florida International University.

Specialty: 

​Ms. Passalacqua is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. She is licensed in the state of Florida and nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Language

English, Spanish and German.

Interests

She prides herself in providing the best care within her scope of practice and building a professional relationship with her patients. Medicine has always been her passion and she looks forward to providing excellent care to her diverse patients every day.

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HUMBERTO ENCALADA | PA

Specialties: Certified Physician Assistant

Education:

He completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Nova Southeastern University.

Graduated From MDC Physician Assistant Program with Highest honors followed by a Masters in Medical Science with Highest honors at Saint Francis University

Specialty:

Mr. Encalada is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. He is Licensed in the state of Florida and nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians.

Language:

Humberto is fluent in Spanish, English, and conversational in Portuguese.

Interests:

Humberto loves interacting with patients while working together in the prevention and treatment of illness.

He enjoys traveling around the globe and meet new people of different cultures. He has travel around 33 countries to this day and hopes he can continue to meet more people from other countries. 

He enjoys playing soccer (played on NCCAA 2nd Division) with Nova University, and enjoys playing tennis on his spare time.

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MELISSA OLAH | PA-C, MMS

Specialties: Certified Physician Assistant

Melissa Olah was born in West Palm Beach, FL and was raised in Nicaragua until the age of 17. She grew up in a household of Electricians and CNAs. At the age of seven her parents brought her on a missionary trip where her passion for medicine sparked. Olah was deeply committed to pursuing a medical specialty where she efficiently provides high quality patient care.

Olah graduated from Miami Dade Medical College with a degree in Physician Assistant studies while simultaneously working on her Master’s degree in Medical Sciences at St. Francis University where she graduated with highest honors.

Melissa Olah considers herself as a knowledge enthusiast and medicine lover who puts the need of the patients first above all else. In her leisure of time, she loves to tackle do it yourself projects, home renovation and spending time with her loved ones.

MARGARITA TICONA | ARNP

Specialties: Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner

I have been practicing medicine and patient care before coming to the US. I am a Foreign Physician graduated as Medical Doctor in Peru, my country of origin, where I worked in several Family Practice Medical Centers along the coast and jungle. Awarded with the first position nation-wide on performing the most number of tubal ligation surgeries in the country.

In Florida, I started working at Miami Children’s Hospital as Medical Assistant in the Urology and Dermatology Department. Later on, I worked at US Coast Guard Medical Clinic at Miami Beach and Opalocka Military Bases.

I studied my professional carrier at Florida International University (FIU) graduating as Bachelor in Science (Cum Laude) in 2008. Thereafter, I worked at Hialeah Hospital in the Medical-Surgical floor. I achieved my Master of Science at FIU graduating as Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in 2011 with the specialty of Family Medicine. Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). I worked since then in a Family Practice Clinic taking care of patients at different counties until I joined CLSC in May 2016.

I speak fluently English, Spanish and I am learning French. I am caring and passionate with healthcare; love to help people specially assisting them to keep a healthy life. I enjoy going to the gym and dancing. I attend weekly Bible classes at Church which helps me grow and be a better person to help my community.

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DEIJA BADIA | ARNP

Specialties: Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner

Deija Badia is a certified and licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) at CLSC. She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She is passionate about providing optimal patient care with primary focus on preventative medicine.

​Deija began working in the health-care industry in 2012, where she graduated as a pharmacy technician and worked at CVS pharmacy.

In 2015, she earned her Associates of Science in Nursing and began her career as a Registered Nurse. During this time, she worked with Miami Jewish Health Care Systems and provided care to the elderly population. Deija continued her education and in 2017, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked at Kendall Regional Hospital in the Orthopedic/Spine Unit for some time and while furthering her education, was employed as an Allergy Nurse. Deija attained her Masters of Science in Nursing degree in April 2019 and became licensed and certified as an APRN by the AANP.

Deija enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and learning about different cultures.

Deija is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.