Meet our doctors
MERCEDES GADEA LOPEZ, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Gadea Lopez was born in the small town of Ocotal in Nicaragua and was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She graduated from the University of British Columbia and received her Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Biology. She graduated from the American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine and completed all her clinical rotations in New York before receiving her Medical Degree as a Doctor of Medicine in 2008. She completed her residency in General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois and further proceeded to complete a year as a Pediatric Chief Resident before moving to South Florida in 2013.
She is an active member and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Florida Medical Association (FMA). She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is currently licensed to practice Medicine in the states of Illinois and Florida.
SHERLEY DAVID-GRATIA, ARNP
Born and raised in Haiti. She is a companionate, hard worker and passionate of children individual. She is married and has 2 wonderful children. She speaks English, French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.
Sherley is a Doctor of Medicine in Haiti graduated from Notre Dame University in 2004 . As a clinician, she worked as a general practitioner in a pediatric hospital for 2 years in an orphanage for 1 year. She also worked in public health area in a NGO as a family planning manager for 5 years. Two years after the earthquake, she moved to USA in 2012 to rejoin her family. She return to school and attend a nursing program at Florida International University for foreign physician from 2012 to 2015 where she graduated with a Cum Laude Bachelors in Nursing. As a passionate of children and medicine she continued her Master’s degree in Nursing as Pediatric Primary care Nurse Practitioner. She is a ANCC Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has 840 hours of experience in diverse hospital and clinical settings providing pediatric medicine.
In the US, she volunteered in a catholic charities NGO to provide education, resources, and support to families, during and after pregnancy as well times of crisis. She worked as a faculty in a nursing school to assist students in tutoring for anatomy, health assessment, Medsurg, review and med-calculation class. She also provides professional nursing care for assigned pediatric patients in a home care agency.