Family Practice

Serge Thys, M.D.

Staff Physician

Dr. Thys joined FoundCare in 2015, immediately after completing his residency at University of Arkansas. He received his MD from Ross University in Dominica. Dr. Thys speaks English and Creole.

Prasad A. Iragavarapu, M.D.

Staff Physician

Dr. Iragavarapu, who joined FoundCare in 2017, has been in practice for more than 43 years. Specializing in geriatrics, Dr. Iragavarapu attended medical school at Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam in India, and completed his residency in internal medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Iragavarapu is fluent in English, Telugu, Hindi and Spanish.

Stella Medina, M.D.

Infectious diseases

Dr. Medina has been practicing medicine for 11 years, joined FoundCare in early 2018. Her focus is on infectious diseases, including HIV and viral Hepatitis. Dr. Medina received her MD from Iberoamerican University SOM in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Medina speaks English and Spanish.

Michelle Barthe, APRN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Michelle has been a nurse practitioner for five years, including the last three at FoundCare. Specializing in family practice medicine, she received her BSN from Nova Southeastern University and her MSN from Florida Atlantic University. Michelle speaks English, Creole and French.

Gabrijela Mekic-Ruiz, APRN, FNP-BC,C

Nurse Practitioner

Gabrijela joined FoundCare in 2016, immediately after becoming an ARNP and after spending seven years as an RN. She received her BSN from Nova Southeastern University and her MSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Ms. Mekic-Ruiz is particularly interested in preventative health and women’s health. She speaks English, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian.

Corlina Johnson, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Corlina Johnson joined FoundCare in 2017, bringing with her 12 years of experience as a registered nurse and four years as an ARNP. Her areas of focus include HIV, viral hepatitis, chronic disease management and disease prevention. Ms. Johnson received a BA in philosophy and a BS in nursing from Johns Hopkins University, and her MSN from Florida Atlantic University. She speaks English and Spanish.

Pediatrics

Lourdes Nieves, M.D., FAAP

Staff Physician

Dr. Nieves, who has been practicing for more than 30 years, has been with FoundCare since 2013. She graduated from University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus and completed her residency in pediatrics at University of Puerto Rico Pediatric Hospital. Her medical specialty interests include childhood obesity, ADHD, respiratory diseases and allergies, and depression and anxiety in children. Dr. Nieves speaks English and Spanish

Oneka Marriott, DO, MPH, FAAP, FACOP

Medical Director for Pediatrics

Dr. Marriott received her bachelor of science from Oakwood University, her Master of Public Health from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health and her Doctorate (DO) from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Osteopathic Pediatric Residency at the Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Marriott then went on to a Health Policy Fellowship at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Institute of Technology/New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, a year-long program for professional physicians preparing for leadership within the medical and health policy arenas. In addition to her duties as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marriott is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Marquila C. Freeland, DO

Staff Physician

Dr. Freeland joined FoundCare in 2016 after graduating from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completing her residency in pediatrics at Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Florida. She is particularly interested in adolescent health and childhood obesity. Dr. Freeland speaks English and Spanish.

Dentistry

Dr. Vic Rampertaap, Dentist

In addition to being a Dentist in the FoundCare, Dr. Rampertaap was also a Professor of Dentistry at Nova University College of Dental Medicine. 

Behavioral Health

Mariel Paralitici-Morales M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Paralitici-Morales has six years of experience as a psychiatrist, including one at FoundCare. After graduating from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Medical School she completed her residency in general psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Harlem Hospital Center in New York. Her areas of special interest are child and adolescent pharmacology. Dr. Paralitici-Morales speaks English and Spanish.

Nabil Karroum, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Karroum brought 25 years of experience with him when he joined FoundCare in 2017. His areas of special interest include child psychiatry, depression, addiction and anxiety. Dr. Karroum received his MD from Universidad Central Del Este in the Dominican Republic. He speaks English, Spanish and Arabic.

Myriam Glémaud, LCSW, PsyD

Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. Glémaud joined FoundCare in May of 2017, bringing with her seven years of experience as a psychologist and 20 years as a social worker. She received her MSW from the University of Ottowa in Canada and her PsyD from Albizu University in Miami, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is particularly interested in helping patients achieve optimal health through behavior modification, positive thinking and addressing underlying mental health issues that may hinder their overall health. Dr. Glémaud speaks English, Creole and French.

Serge Thys M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Thys joined FoundCare in January of 2016, bringing with him close to 30 years of experience. He completed three separate residencies in pediatric medicine, psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Thys received his MD from Universidad Centro de Estudios Tecnologicos in the Dominican Republic. He speaks English, French, Spanish and Creole,

Sharron Frederick, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sharron Frederick joined FoundCare at the end of 2015. She has been a practicing LCSW for six years and is dedicated to working with patients who have depression and anxiety, and focusing on goal-setting, increasing self-esteem, communication, life changes, coping with medical issues, grief and loss, and anger management. She received her MSW from Florida Atlantic University.

FoundCare North Palm Beach

Leslie Diaz, M.D.

Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Diaz has been practicing medicine for 22 years – including four at FoundCare from 2008 to 2012 and then again since 2015. Her focus is on infectious diseases, including HIV. She received her MD from Universidad Central Del Este in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Diaz speaks English and Spanish.

Sophia Giscombe, APRN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Sophia Giscombe joined FoundCare in early 2017, focusing on infectious diseases. She received her MS in Administration and Management from Aspen University and her MS in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing.