Dr. Wanita Patterson, DNP, APRN
She is a graduate from University of Florida and has over 40 years experience in many areas including gastroenterology, cardiology, internal medicine and functional/restorative medicine. She has been a part of Digestive and Liver Center of Florida since 2013 you might see her making hospital rounds on weekends. She is also a favored frequent speaker at our practice.
She also has her own practice called Modern Medical and Wellness and in her practice she specializes in nutritional support w botanical medicine and supplements, weight loss, cancer support and bioidentical hormone therapy for men and women.
Gabrielle Bains, ARNP-C, MSN
She has worked at Digestive and Liver Center of Florida since 2012 helping our practice deliver the highest level of Compassionate, Caring and Sophisticated medical care. She is a graduate from the University of Central Florida. Gabrielle may see you at the hospital along with one of our Physicians if you are ever admitted. Her background in the medical industry includes involvement in an array of Professional Organizations. As an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, she has plenty of experience in Critical care, Multi-system Progressive Care Units, Medical Diabetes Unit, as well as other Health services.
Thelma Teresa Nelson, APRN-C, MSN
She has served our team @ Digestive and Liver Center of Florida since 2014. Some of her past educational merits include an M.S.N., Adult Nurse Practitioner w/ Honors from the University of Central Florida, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society in 2011. Prior to this achievement, she graduated in May 2008 w/ a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Central Florida. She has worked as an RN since 2008, and carries over 8 years of professional experience as an APRN in the acute care setting, Rehab facility, and office setting.
Monique D. Burnett, MSN APRN NP-C
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with a strong background in vascular, cardiac, surgical medical and critical care nursing. Nursing experience includes knowledge of modern nursing principles, practices, techniques and theory. Ability to establish a database, identify client’s health care needs, prepare a diagnostic statement, and apply nursing interventions. Provide leadership in the delivery of care and nursing practice within the unit. Proficient in understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions. Participate in Continuous Process Improvement changes and activities.
Anthony Sabu, ARNP
He is a graduate from South University of Savannah, Georgia and has nearly 25 years of experience in many different fields including gastroenterology, hematology and oncology. He has been part of Advent Health Medical Group since 2007 and is now currently performing in Hematology and Oncology as an ARNP. He has also shown a great skill in leadership, as he has earned a Nursing Excellent in leadership during the time he was an Assistant Nurse Manager from Florida East Hospital. In his social life, he is a very well respected member of the Syromalabar Catholic Church, due to being a choir lead and is very talented in many different instruments. He has been selected as the Trustee once again since January 2019, with this role being vital to the organization of the church. Before this, he was the President for 3 years of the Orlando Regional Malayalee Association, otherwise known as ORMA. During his time as the ORMA President, he conducted and organized many programs/stage shows across many platforms, many of which were successful in representing Indian Culture.
Stephanie Reed, MSN, APRN-C
I am a graduate of South Florida with my MSN in 2019 with a specialty in FNP. Prior to this, I obtained my BSN from University of Central Florida. I have worked with Advent Health for the last 8 years and have spent the last 7 years as an Emergency Room nurse.
Urmilla Medrano, APRN
Urmilla Medrano is a Nurse Practitioner at Digestive and Liver Center of Florida who partners closely with Dr. Sheela. She holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a family nurse practitioner. She originally attended University of North Carolina Wilmington, in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While working in the Cardiac Telemetry unit and Mother/Baby unit, she completed her Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University. She worked primarily in Cardiac Telemetry and Mother/Baby setting. She began working with Digestive and Liver Center of Florida in 2020. She believes in developing strong relationships with her patients, in order to provide personalized care, tailored to meet each patient specific needs. She enjoys living in Central Florida and spending time with her family.
Susan Mathew, APRN-MSN
Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 18 years of direct patient care experience. Follows Evidence based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation and intuition. Strong analytical skills, capable of assessing conditions and implementing appropriate intervention. Energetic and dedicated to delivering superior patient care in a timely manner. Adept at communicating organizational vision and ensuring goal achievement.
Herlieni Escalera, MSN, FNP-BC, APRN
Herlieni is one of the newest members to Digestive and Liver Center of Florida. She has earned her Master of Science in Nursing from South University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Central Florida. She has been part of Advent Health Orlando Nursing Team and earned 4 plus years experienced in Digestive, Liver, and Biliary systems. She is not only familiar with EGD and Colonoscopy, but also familiar with Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) procedures. She enjoys working directly with patients and believes in developing strong personalized care.