Pedro. P. Ylisastigui, MD.

Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui, “Dr. Pedro”, as he is known to his patients and close colleagues, is an internist and practices general internal medicine in Lehigh Acres, about 10 miles east from the city of Fort Myers, Florida. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree with high distinction and Gold Medal from University of Havana School of Medicine (Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de La Habana, ISCM-H) in Cuba. He completed a specialization in Clinical Pharmacology at the ISCM-H and also trained at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, under the sponsorship of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) or German Academic Exchange Service. Dr. Ylisastigui completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, MeritCare Medical Center in Fargo.

Since 2000, Dr. Ylisastigui has been a member of the medical community of Lehigh Acres, Florida, where he has served as a primary care physician. While attending to his full-time clinical practice, he has also served as principal investigator in numerous clinical trials in his practice and in association with other local and regional institutions, ranging from Phase I to IV. He has spoken on treatment of hypertension to other primary care physicians.

He is a member of the medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System Hospitals Gulf Coast Medical Center, a 349-bed acute care state-of-the-art hospital, which opened in March 2009; and Lee Memorial Hospital, a 355-bed acute care facility that opened in 1916 and is ranked among the 50 best hospitals in the nation by Healthgrades. Dr. Ylisastigui is also a member of the staff at Lehigh Regional Medical Center in Lehigh Acres. Dr. Ylisastigui has trained and practiced medicine in Cuba, Ethiopia, Africa, Germany, and the United States of America.

Duke University – B.S. Biology and Psychology
Durham, NC completed 1986

Medical School
University of Maryland School of Medicine – M.D.
Baltimore, MD completed 1990

Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine
Norfolk, VA – OB/GYN residency completed 1994

Board Certified

Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Special Training Experience

daVinci Robotic Surgical System
Pelvic Repair
Novasure Impedance Controlled Endometrial Ablation System
Boston Scientific Pinnacle System
Boston Scientific Solyx SIS Mid-Urethral ; Sling System
Conceptus Essure in Office Tubal Occlusion System
Gynecare Thermachoice Uterine Balloon Therapy System
Bostons Scientific Advantage Fit Retropubic TVT Sling
INTONE non invasive incontinence treatment
Gentle Cesarean Section
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section
Single Site DAVINCI Surgery (Training ongoing)

Principle Investigator on the following clinical studies:

1.Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to evaluate the safety and efficiency of Elagix
2. Reamdomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled Study to evaluate the effects of Odanacatib MK-0822 on bone mineral density and overall safety in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women previously treated with an oral bisphosphonate
3. A Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Dose -Finding trial to evaluate the efficaty and safety of TBS-2 Intranasal Testosterone Gel in women with acquired female orgasmic disorder

Career Interests

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Incontinence, pelvic floor disorders
Chronic Pain Disorders
Menopause Management
Preventive Medicine
Clinical research in women’s health

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Member, Florida Medical Association
Member, Lee County Medical Society
Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists(AAGL)


Florida Atlantic University  B.A. – Boca Raton, Florida
Completed 1999
Florida Atlantic University MS – Boca RAton, Florida
Completed 2001

Medical School
University Of Miami Leonard M. Miller School Of Medicine- Miami Florida
Completed 2005

University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Center
Completed 2009

Board Certified
Board Certified

Professional Memberships

Member, American Medical Association
Fellow, American College of OB/GYN
Member, Florida Medical Association
Member, Lee County Medical Society

Internal Medicine Associates


Cindy Zughbi, M.D.

Dr. Cindy Zughbi attended Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, and St. Christopher College of Medicine, in London, United Kingdom. She further trained at Memorial Health University Medical Center, an affiliate of Mercer University in Savannah, Georgia where she completed both her Internship and Residency.

While training at Memorial Health University in Savannah, GA., she helped launch SASH (Sickle Cell Adult Savannah Home) a medical home for Sickle Cell patients.  Being co-founder and a leader of SASH brought special attention to helping hundreds of sickle cell patients bridge their care with a primary physician. All aspects of Internal Medicine is her walk of life, although special interests include Women’s Health and Preventative medicine.

Upon completion of her Residency, Dr. Zughbi joined Internal Medicine Associates. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and she is a member of The American Academy of Family Medicine. Also she completed a fellowship with the University of Arizona.

Sergio R. Mather, M.D.

Born in Argentina and raised in Peru, Dr. Mather began his medical studies in Lima, Peru and completed his medical training at the University of Miami School of Medicine.  He served his two-year fellowship in Endocrinology in Houston, TX. Dr. Mather is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.

Dr. Mather has a special interest in the management of diabetes mellitus and is active in the local chapter of the American Diabetes Treatment Center at Lee Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Mather also works extensively with patients suffering from disorders of the thyroid, pituitary tumors, infertility and adrenal disorders.


Florida Skin Center

Board Certified Dermatologist
  • University of Miami, B.S.
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O
  • University of Health Sciences School of Medicine, M.D.
  • Miami Childrens Hospital, Pediatric Residency
  • Albany Medical College, Dermatology Residency
  • Miami Childrens Hospital, Pediatric Dermatology Mini Fellowship
  • Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

Dr. Badia opened Florida Skin Center in July 2001, just after completing her dermatology training in Albany, New York. Since then, she has developed the practice to be a full service facility, offering state of the art amenities to her patients. As Dr. Badia is a pediatrician, in addition to being a dermatologist, she is well versed in treating patients of all ages, even newborns. She is on the national osteopathic pediatric dermatology certification board. Medical dermatology for children and adults is the focus of Florida Skin Center. Under her direction, Florida Skin Center offers the only narrow band UVB phototherapy treatment center in the area for psoriasis and eczema, full Mohs services, dermatopathology services, and a full complement of laser, cosmetic and aesthetic services.

While her emphasis is patient care, she also makes efforts to be involved with the community, and has been recognized locally, with the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board Volunteer of the Year and nationally, with the Congressional Medal of Distinction. Dr. Badia is a regular lecturer at the Miami Children’s Hospital Pediatric Postgraduate Course and is a national speaker for the American Association of Anti Aging Medicine. She lectures nationally and locally on a variety of dermatology topics, and is published in leading dermatology and pediatric journals.


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