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.
Ashley Clark, MSN, ARNP-C.
Ashley began her journey with Digestive and Liver Center of Florida just over a year ago. In 2017, she was merited her Master's degree of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida. Prior to this accomplishment, she completed her BSN from the University of Central Florida in 2013. To supplement her experience in the Nurse Practitioner field, a clinical rotation was completed at DLCFL as a Nurse Practitioner student. She currently makes daily hospital rounds @ Advent Health east in Orlando, and Winter Park. You may see her at any one of these campuses, as she is our float Nurse Practitioner.
Amy P. Romito, PA-C
She forms part of our team here at the Digestive and Liver Center of Florida. In 2014, She earned her Master of Clinical Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University. Prior to this milestone in her career, she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida in 2012. Along her journey to becoming a Certified Physician Assistant, she has undergone a vast amount of time working many clinical rotations to develop her skills in this field. Some of these include rotations based on the following areas: Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Behavorial Health, Family Medicine, Internal medicine, among others. She has over 4 years of experience as a PA-C within the urgent care 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.
Shelly Ann Scott, DNP, APRN-C
Shelly started working with Digestive and Liver Center of Florida since 2005! She was the first Nurse Practitioner on board with the team at Digestive and Liver Center of Florida. She graduated from Seminole State in 1998, and was merited her Nurse Practitioner degree in 2003. Furthermore, Shelly was a part of the first graduating class of UCF's Clinical Doctoral program in 2010. Her research is titled, "Retrospective Analysis" of HCC screening in Cirrhotic patients. You may encounter Shelly rounding at Advent Health Winter Park.
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.