– ABOUT US-
We Care About Your Health
Our practice is a blend of Primary Care with a focus in preventative care. The team at Riverside Family & Lifestyle Medicine believe that health care should extend beyond simply addressing symptoms as they arise, and that lifestyle medicine is the foundation on which medical care will be constructed in the future by integrating lifestyle medicine concepts into conventional medicine.
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– QUALITY STAFF –
Meet Our Dedicated Professionals
Riverside Family & Lifestyle Medicine Physicians are a standout family medicine practice. Offering comprehensive medical care from young adults to geriatric patients. Our providers and care team emphasize following guidelines, listening to all patients concerns and needs; and focusing on the quality of care rather than the quantity of care. We provide care for a wide range of medical issues. We are available at our office for face-to-face medical evaluation or via telemedicine visits.
Primary Care Provider
Luis Barata is an Autonomous Nurse Practitioner and dual board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner and by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. His professional background also includes a Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Havana Cuba, board certified Family Medicine Physician and Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Chile. His primary area of interest is Family Medicine. Luis is a firm believer in setting a good example for his patients by making healthy lifestyle choices such as exercise and plant-based nutrition. He was born in Cuba and a resident of Florida for over 15 years, bilingual in both English & Spanish. Luis is passionate about preventative medicine and helping his patients understand how to effectively manage their conditions. Luis is happily married; in his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and our beautiful southwest Florida beaches.
Primary Care Provider
Dr. Menendez considers it a privilege to guide patients through all aspects of life and for having the opportunity to improve their health and well-being. He enjoys the local connection he has with patients. Bilingual in both English and Spanish. He has a vast array of interests that include fishing, reading, music, and grilling. He cherishes the time with his wife and family. He holds a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Havana Cuba, Family Medicine Specialty from the University of Santiago de Chile and completed his Residency in Family Medicine in Bella Vista Hospital, in Mayaguez Puerto Rico. Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Primary Care Provider
Rafael Pineiro is a Doctor of Medicine from the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana and from the University of Chile. He is also an APRN-FNP board certified by the AANP and is an active member of the National Academy of Dermatologic Nurse Practitioners (NADNP). Dr. Pineiro enjoys sharing with family and friends, good cinema and literature, as well as doing outdoor activities. One of his basic concerns in the practice of the profession is to provide compassionate and quality care to his patients. Rafael Pineiro has vast experience in clinical dermatology, having studies in the specialty for 2 years at the Manuel Fajardo School of Medicine and practicing as a clinical dermatologist at Syria Clinic in Santiago de Chile, Chile, from 2000 to 2005. Dr. Pineiro completed his Post Graduate Program in Dermatologic for Foreign Physician in 2021 and obtained a Professional Certificate of General Dermatology for Foreign Physician from the Bond University, Plymouth University, University of Vienna and University of Lyon.
Aileen is a Florida native, she moved to Lee County in 2002 and graduated from Cape Coral High School in 2006. After attending Heritage College in Fort Myers, she obtained an occupational associates of science degree and earned a diploma in Radiology Technician, Medical Assistant Training & Management. She also studied and worked in the Real Estate industry and obtained a real estate sale associate license and worked in property management for an extended period however she has decided to return to her first love: healthcare. Aileen is a founding member of the Riverside team which began in November 2020. Aileen likes to take on new challenges and is always learning. She enjoys meeting new people, interacting with members of our community, patients, health professionals and sharing health and wellness knowledge. Aileen loves assisting in all aspects of our practice and spends her days solving problems and easing the flow of our practice. Her time away from the office she enjoys swimming, amusement parks, cooking and spending time with her three children and husband.