Below you will find a list of our providers:
Ramon Martinez, M.D.
Board Certified Psychiatrist
Dr. Ramon O. Martinez attended Medical School at Autonoma University of Santo Domingo. He graduated in 1980 and trained in family practice for two years prior to relocating to the United States. His Psychiatric training was completed at the Yale University School of Medicine where he graduated in 1988. After finishing residency he relocated to Orlando, Florida where he established a private practice that has grown to be one of the most predominant groups in the area.
Through out his years of practice he has also sat as the Medical Director and other leadership positions for several facilities; including Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Florida Hospital Altamonte, Devereux Residential Centers, South Seminole Hospital and others. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has obtained Board Certifications in Adult, Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr. Martinez now dedicates the majority of his time to evaluating and treating patients on an outpatient basis. He sees a full range of ages from ten years and up, and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Eduardo Ysern, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Ysern is a board certified clinical psychologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. He is also a member of the Florida Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. A graduate of the Wright Institute, he did his predoctoral internship at the University of California at San Francisco and his postdoctoral training at the former Center for Integrative Psychoanalytic Studies of the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Ysern has worked as a psychologist at San Francisco General Hospital, the South of Market Mental Health Clinic,and the San Juan Mental Health Center (Puerto Rico) where he was a clinical supervisor. He has been practicing in Orlando since 2000.
Gladys Vargas, A.R.N.P., C.S
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Gladys Vargas, ARNP, CS, graduated from the University of Massachusetts and Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She is board certified as a clinical nurse specialist in adult mental health with over 20 years of experience in the field of psychiatry. Before moving to Orlando in 2007, she worked in private practice where she provided outpatient services, as well as consultation services to psychiatric patients in medical hospitals. She has experience in forensic settings, community mental health centers, and partial hospitalization programs.
As an Advanced Registered Nursing Practitioner, she works collaboratively with Dr. Ramon O. Martinez and performs psychiatric evaluations and medication management services to adult clients. She is originally from Puerto Rico and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Samira G. Thompson, M.S.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Samira G. Thompson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received her Bachelor in Arts degree from the University of Central Florida and Master in Science degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has been working with our practice since her Internship in 2009. She works with a wide variety of ages groups, and performs evaluations and individual, couple, and family psychotherapy. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Susan Smith, M.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Susan Smith is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, majoring in clinical social work. She completed internships at Jewish Family Services of Orlando and Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare. She is a qualified LCSW supervisor and member of NASW. She previously worked at the Children's Home Society and LifeStream Behavioral Center. In 2012 she joined Greater Orlando Psychiatric Associates specializing in children, marital, and individual therapies.