Pedro I Troya, MD, FACE, ECNU+ Diplomate American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
+ Assistant Professor of Medicine University of South Florida College of Medicine
Pedro I Troya, MD, FACE, ECNU is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine where he is involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. He earned the ECNU certification from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and his practice is one of a few in the state of Florida accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) in Dedicated Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasonography. He is actively involved in both clinical and bench research related to thyroid conditions and has co-authored publications in peer reviewed medical journals. His main clinical interest is in the application and incorporation of thyroid and parathyroid ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of thyroid and parathyroid conditions.
Pedro I Troya, MD, FACE, ECNU also manages the full spectrum of diabetic patients from the ones recently diagnosed to the most brittle on an insulin pump or on complicated insulin regimens with varying degrees of insulin sensitivity and resistance. He recognizes that partnering with the patient is the most effective tool to achieve adequate control. He also stresses the importance of individualizing targets rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach. He follows the latest guidelines from the American Thyroid Association, American Diabetes Association and other professional organizations as the framework for recommendations to his patients. He is very approachable, likes to educate his patients and tries to work very closely with his patients’ primary care physicians, other specialists and family members. He recognizes that thyroid conditions and diabetes have broad reaching manifestations and complications requiring team work.
Carlos A. Fumero, MD, FACE+ Diplomate American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
+ Assistant Professor of Medicine University of South Florida College of Medicine
Dr. Fumero is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE). Dr. Fumero received his training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine where he currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. In this capacity he is involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. He enjoys mentoring the next generation of physicians.
Dr. Fumero’s main clinical interests revolve around the clinical management of diabetes, thyroid conditions, hormone deficient states, and obesity. He believes in an all-hands-on-deck approach when it comes to addressing the rapidly growing obesity problem as part of a multi-disciplinary team approach. The complexities of the root causes and barriers to treatment make this a very challenging field and one that he enjoys. His philosophy for sustained results involves addressing the many social, psychological, and physical barriers to weight loss. As such, his comprehensive weight loss program attempts to focus on these underlying issues and provides therapeutic alternatives for patients under his very close medical supervision.
He also has a unique interest in the management of hormone deficient states such as “low T”. The practice offers the latest and most comprehensive testosterone replacement options and he closely monitors for adverse side effects related to therapy. Sorting out the patients who would best benefit from therapy, choosing the best option of the many available, and establishing long term goals for treatment are some of the factors for which a specialist with expertise and interest in this condition should be sought. The practice also offers less commonly used agents such as Clomid and HCG for patients who have experienced side effects while on conventional therapy, those who are not candidates for conventional therapy, and those who have used these agents in the past for anabolic purposes.
Dr. Fumero greatly enjoys the interaction with his patients, listens to their concerns and always factors in their wishes when giving his recommendations.
Sean Amirzadeh, MD
Dr. Amirzadeh was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Central Florida and completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Bradenton campus. He received his training in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida, during which time he also served as Chief Resident. Following his board certification in Internal Medicine, he pursued subspecialty training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of South Florida, where he also served as Chief Fellow. He is an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and has authored numerous publications and quality improvement projects.
Dr. Amirzadeh has extensive training and experience in treating a variety of endocrinological diseases, including use of continuous glucose monitors in treating diabetes mellitus and performance of thyroid fine needle aspiration in evaluating thyroid disease. His particular areas of clinical interest include management of complex diabetes cases, assisting with individualized weight loss plans, and diagnosing and treating hyperthyroidism. He practices patient-centered and holistic care that is inclusive and innovative. He is dedicated to lifelong learning and enjoys working with his patients to promote healthy lifestyles.
Alberto Garcia Mendez, APRN
Alberto joined Bay Area Endocrinology Associates in 2018 and has been a valuable asset to the practice. Originally from Cuba where he earned his medical degree in 1999 from ISCM in Villa Clara. He subsequently pursued Family Practice (2000-2004) and Geriatric (2006-2010) subspecialty training which provided him additional clinical training and experience. He immigrated to the US in 2015 and he enrolled in the online Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner program from South University which he completed in 2018. A father of two, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Alberto’s superb clinical knowledge and experience are matched by his tremendous leadership skills and dedication to patient care. In 2013 he traveled to Ecuador and practiced as a physician. He visited various cities including Quito, Santa Domingo de los Tsachilas, and Oriente. During this endeavor he supervised a group of twenty medical professionals including other physicians, nurses, and supporting personnel. It was during this time that he began to hone his interest in managing diabetes and worked to improve access to care of the native population he was assigned to serve. He oversaw a diabetes screening and management outreach program based on the model from the LADA (Latin American Diabetes Association). He also managed diabetic patients with end stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis.
His strong commitment to patient care has garnered him strong praise from patients in our
practice. He is a good listener, attentive to patient’s needs, and always willing to go the extra mile to help patients. Besides his strong interest in taking care of diabetics his broad medical foundation affords him the ability to handle other challenging thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid, and pituitary cases. His favorite motto is “you never stop learning”. As such he is very motivated to maintain and improve his knowledge base with the latest medical practice guidelines from the different Endocrine societies and by attending annual meetings.
His addition to our practice has been a tremendous asset and he looks forward to continuing to provide excellent care to our patients. Alberto is also playing a role in the education of the next generation of medical providers currently training at South University and Ana G Mendez where he currently serves as adjunct faculty, preceptor and instructor.
Lauren Sosdorf, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CDCES
Lauren Sosdorf, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CDCES is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She has been working as an advanced practice nurse in endocrinology for over 10 years. Lauren received her Nurse practitioner education at the University of South Florida and her Post-Masters Certification in Family Practice at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Lauren is also the author of several peer reviewed articles published in Advanced Practice Nursing magazines and she is one of the contributing reviewers of the endocrinology section in the Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care, 4th edition textbook. The mother of 2, she loves spending time with her family and friends and is active in volunteering in her church and in their schools. Her main clinical interest is in diabetes care and education. Helping patients to incorporate diabetes care into all areas of their lives is her true passion. Lauren is also a certified insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor educator and has helped many patients learn how to optimize their diabetes care through the use of insulin pumps and CGM devices.
She embraces the use of technology to help simply and improve the lives of her patients. Lauren was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 9 years old. As a result of this
she has become a diabetes advocate and is active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and also volunteers as a guest lecturer for the Cups of Hope local gatherings.
Lauren has also been an adjunct professor for nursing students in Hillsborough Community College, as well as a precept for Nurse Practitioner students at USF and medical students at UF. Diabetes care and education are her passion and because of her personal experience with diabetes, she is a great resource to our patients and our team.
With great confidence, I am proud to recommend to you, Dr. Pedro Troya. After suffering for years in relentless pain and hopelessness, I was lucky enough to have been referred to Dr. Troya by my internal medicine doctor. During my first visit, Dr. Troya had assessed my medical record and with his first examination, came up with a preliminary diagnosis of Acromegaly. Dr. Troya took the time to examine my entire history of ailments and complaints. His thorough examination and attention to detail found, what countless others could not. Dr. Troya took the time to edify and ease my fears as we faced the challenge of stopping additional damage. My first visit with Dr. Troya was in October of 2009 and we had the tumor removed in February of 2010. When complications forced me back into the ICU, Dr. Troya ensured that the care I was receiving met with the challenges that I faced. He coordinated with the Neuro-Surgeon, the staff at Tampa General Hospital, and USF Medical. Dr. Troya was there when I was fearful and unsure of my recovery. Dr. Troya follows up with his patients in a way few other doctors do today. He truly cares. As a person, Dr. Troya is more than just my endocrinologist. He is a trusted doctor and friend that I can call on when medical issues cause me concern. There is no one I trust more than Dr. Troya.Warren Merkle Jr.
As a patient of Dr. Troya’s for several years I would highly recommend this endocrinologist to anyone. He gives full attention to you and your needs w/o being pressed for time. His diagnosis and treatments are thorough with up to date technology and years of experience. His concern and compassion are genuine with your best interest at heart. After having multiple biopsies preformed by Dr. Troya I am definitely a loyal follower.Deborah Diaz
I have been going to Dr. Troya for a year He has treated my Diabetes with great success. He communicates with my other doctors so he has a complete medical history of all my health issue. We need more caring doctors like Dr. Troya who has the patients best interest at heart. I am very thankful for Dr. Pedro Troya.Victor Cruz
I was a Private Pilot for 34 years before contracting Type 1 diabetes after a severe case of food poisoning in March of 2008. My first Endocrinologist refused to assist me in working with the FAA to retain my Pilots license. I became a patient of Dr. Troya in 2010. Since that time he has put me on a Continuous Glucose Monitoring regime and helped me to stabilize my blood glucose levels to levels that will allow me to pass my FAA medical exam. His caring and interest in each patients personal issues as well as their medical outcome marks him as an outstanding physician.Michael Hoover
Dr. Carlos Fumero is a very personable and caring physician. He takes the time to listen and is very thorough in his evaluations and explanations. He exercises incredible care and concern. I have been referring family members and friends to Dr. Carlos Fumero for almost two years now. We are all exceptionally grateful to have found such a trusted physician. Thank you - Dr Carlos Fumero. Your kindness and your medical expertise are more appreciated than I could ever express in words.KC Mullis