Our Team

Our Providers

Primary Care Physician

Ivette Cardona Ruelle, M.D.

Dr. Cardona Ruelle has loved helping people and spent a lot of time in and out of the hospitals with lung issues as a child.  Dr. Cardona Ruelle knew as a young child that she could help bring a smile to the faces of the other patients because the nurses that cared for her brought a smile to her as a young child.  She always knew that she would grow up to become a Doctor after these life experiences. 

Dr. Cardona Ruelle is a graduate of the Centro de Estudios Universitarios Xochicalco in Ensenada, Mexico and completed her Residency at the Hospital Episcopal Guayama. Treating and caring for her patients as family is one of her priorities as a Primary Care Physician. She connects with her patients on a deeper level and gets to know them as a whole person holding their hand every step of the way.  Dr. Cardona Ruelle wants the NeighborMD patients to know that they can count on her to be there for them and that she is available 24/7. 

Dr. Cardona Ruelle loves to travel, experience other cultures and explore the different foods. She moved from Wisconsin to Florida 5 years ago. Florida is home to Disney, the Happiest Place on Earth and she knew this was where she had to end up. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family. They often spend time fishing and hanging out at the beach.   

Telemedicine Appointment

Nurse Practitioner

Miriam Zapata

Miriam Zapata is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 28 years of experience in Pediatrics, Cardiovascular and Endocrinology. Her passion for nursing is driven by the bonds she builds with her patients. She enjoys working closely with patients and their families to create Personal Care Plans for long healthy life. Miriam loves empowering patients through their health journey and believes in treating the whole person including their families and culture. Family and cultures influence the lifestyle which in turn impacts the health and well being of her patients. 

Miriam values the provider patient relationship and believes that it is established through building strong communication and engagement. 

Miriam enjoys gardening and she compares taking care of plants to taking care of the varying needs of her patients ensuring their nourishment, flourishing health and needs. 

Telemedicine Appointment

Health Coaches and Care Coordinator

Ashley Feliciano

Health Coach

Ahsley Feliciano is a Health Coach at NeighborMD of Orlando. She was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and loves serving the community where she was raised.  Ashley’s younger brother was diagnosed with Epilepsy and that inspired her to pursue a career in the medical field. 

She is a Medical Assistant and a graduate oAmerican College for Medical Careers. Caring for patients at Neighbor MD has helped her expand her experiences and fulfill her desire to help patients reach optimal Health and Wellness. 

Ahsley enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys working on her car and taking spontaneous trips.

Daysha Robles

Health Coach

Daysha Robles is a Health Coach at NeighborMD of Orlando. She was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and moved to Orlando, Florida when she was 11 years of age. Her grandmother was an Emergeny Room Nurse and always knew she wanted to fill in her grandmother’s shoes.  

Daysha is a Medical Assistant and graduate of Keiser University. Daysha loves being a Health Coach at NeighborMD. She is passionate about helping patients reach their Health and Wellness goals. There is nothing that makes her happier than seeing her patients happy and healthy.  

Daysha loves to traveling, goes hiking and enjoys thrilling experiences such as skydiving and parasailing. 

Edward Smith

Health Coach

Ed Smith is a dedicated Health Coach at NeighborMD of Longwood, NeighborMD of Kissimmee and NeighborMD of Orlando. Ed earned his Associate Degree in Science and Medical Assisting and has served in the medical field since 1981.

Ed is an experienced Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy both in the hospital and as a CCombat MMedic. 

Edward enjoys assisting providers and serving our patients as a Health Coach addressing questions and concerns our patients may have. 

Norma Feliciano

Health Coach

Norma Feliciano is a Care Coordinator at NeighborMD of Orlando. She was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and came to Orlando when she was 9 years old. She has lived in the Orlando for over 35 years.

Norma graduated with a background in Medical Billing and sees patients like family.  

Norma enjoys spending her time with her supportive husband of 15 years and loves going to church. 

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