Since our founding in 1948, we have established a reputation for providing outstanding healthcare. Our highest priorities include:
- Exceptional responsiveness and availability, including attending our patients in the hospital and at home, and returning your calls!
- Maintaining credentials and continuing medical education to assure that our patients receive the most up-to-date care and advice.
- Seeking out and embracing new technologies that enhance patient care while avoiding those of dubious value.
- Developing and nurturing an expert and attentive staff.
Our vision of comprehensive care extends beyond our walls. We have developed a carefully chosen network of consulting sub-specialists. Our role as patient advocate includes oversight and coordination of consultants as well as representation of our patients' interests with hospitals and insurers.
Robert Cava, MD, FACP, FACRRobert Cava, MD, FACP, FACR, has been practicing medicine in the community since 1982. A graduate of Brown University's School of Medicine and Emory University’s residency training program, Dr. Cava is dedicated to providing an exceptional level of healthcare. His practice is known for bringing cutting edge medicine to patients in a supportive, caring environment.
A clinical assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Cava is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care and re-certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Geriatrics.
Dr. Cava is committed to continuing his medical education to assure patients receive the most up-to-date care and advice. He has been recognized by NCQA for delivering quality cardiovascular/stroke care and diabetes.
His mission is to serve as his patients’ advocate and adviser in the most compassionate manner possible. He started Miami Medical Consultants to provide the meaningful, one-on-one medical care he feels his patients deserve.
Dr. Sandra KrauthamerDr. Sandra Krauthamer MD is a board certified internist. She has been practicing Internal Medicine for the last 9 years. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Temple University Medical School. As a student she published research in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Dr. Krauthamer completed her Internal Medicine residency training program at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Following her residency she gained experience working as a hospitalist in several hospitals in New York before returning to her hometown of Miami. She lives with her husband and young daughter.
Gloria Nuñez-TurkelGloria Nuñez-Turkel, ARNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, has spent her entire professional career working to improve people’s health and quality of life.
Gloria received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Miami and worked as a cardiac and neuro-intensive care nurse. Then she joined Vitas where she worked as a hospice home health care nurse.
Returning to school, Gloria earned her master’s degree in nursing, with a specialty in family health at Florida International University (FIU).
She is certified in family health by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the American Nurse Credentialing Center (AANC), and is an inductee in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
Gloria joined Miami Medical Consultants in January of 2011 and is committed to our mission of providing optimal patient care.
Patricia Arosemena-RomeroPatty is a native of Panama, who joined our practice in 1990 at the ripe old age of 17. She comes from a large family and has grown into the role of Practice Administrator, otherwise known as “La Jefa.”
She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida International University (FIU).
Patty was instrumental in transitioning MMC into one of the first retainer-based medical practices in the country and has helped several other practices do the same. Through the many challenges of managing a busy medical office, Patty has succeeded in creating a culture that continually aspires to excellence in patient service. One of her patients once commented, “Patty runs a well-oiled machine.”
She is happily married to husband, Ronnie, and has two beautiful girls, Rebekah and Rachel.
Susana AgurciaSusana first joined the practice in 1995 and is currently the office Medical Assistant.
Her patients lovingly call her “La Vampira” because of her amazing knack for pain-free blood draws. One of her patients was quoted as saying, “I wish I could travel around with Susana with me so she could draw my blood whenever I need to.”
Susana has an amazing memory for details and is the official office “navigator.” Susi is compassionate and very involved in her patient’s care.
She is involved in many projects through her church and is an accomplished gourmet cook.
Miriam is our resident Diva and has been serenading our patients for over four decades. She was hired by our practice’s founder, Edward E. Cava, M.D. in May of 1978 (she jokes that she was 2 at the time). In that time she has come to know her patients very well. “You learn a thing or two and meet many helpful people when you’ve spent so many years in the medical field.” She navigates the healthcare world with ease and her warm heart and soothing demeanor make her an indispensable team member at MMC. Miriam has a gift for accents and languages (she speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese). Give her a challenge and ask her to impersonate your favorite celebrity: you’ll be in for a treat. Her name may be a tongue twister but it sure is fun to try to say. Miriam is very happily divorced, has two grown children and two grandchildren who are the light of her life. She has a special interest in children’s issues and in promoting literacy in her community. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, sewing and sailing with friends.
Sue joined the MMC team during the 2020 Covid pandemic. She comes to us with 28 years of knowledge and experience acquired at her previous employment in dermatology and plastic surgery offices. We’ve all learned so much from her. Sue always has a ready smile for everyone she meets and has gained the respect and admiration of her patients and coworkers. She and her life partner have two grown sons and are avid animal lovers. She enjoys time with her family boating and kayaking. Sue loves to listen to music with her husband and is a patron of the arts in all forms. Sue is also a big Dolphins fan GO Fins! Sue is very excited to be a part of MMC and is now fascinated with Internal Medicine.
Maria Elena Rubio
We are so happy to have Maria Elena on board heading our billing department here at MMC. She is the kind and patient voice on the phone that helps patients understand their billing issues. Maria Elena has been involved with our practice for decades in different capacities. She comes to us via her sister Lydia, an old employee of the practice. Thanks Lydia you’ve given us a gem! Mari (as we lovingly call her), is a passionate orchid cultivator. She has brought many a dying plant back from the brink. Her other interests include listening to music and reading voraciously. Ask her and she will enthusiastically provide a recommendation for a good read or good concert. Maria Elena has two beautiful daughters and if you have a couple of hours she will tell you about her fabulous grandkids who are her most valued treasures. Mari has lived a beautiful, real life love story. She married the love of her life when they reunited again after a 40 year separation. Maria Elena has a full and rich spiritual life and is very involved with her church. We are proud to have her on our team.
Katherine is a native of Colombia. She joined our practice in early 2016 but had been in the medical field twelve years before then. Kathy formally trained as a medical assistant. She has a keen interest in the use of technology as it is applies to patient care. Kathy is really committed to patient care and delivering the best care to her patients. Our hearts were won over when we first heard her infectious laugh (which is unique and makes us all laugh along!). One of her patients recently commented- “Kathy is so professional and goes quietly about her business. She makes me feel comfortable and at ease.” We are lucky to have an MA of Kathy’s caliber working with us. She is married and has two beautiful children, Audrey and Isaac. Kathy works out daily, eats a balanced diet, lives a healthy lifestyle and enjoys doing arts and crafts of all kinds with her kids. She is currently very involved with raising her children. Kathy is always planning outings and projects with them. Tell her a joke and wait for that laugh, you won’t regret it!