Carlos Legra Elias, APRN
Family Nurse Practitioner
Carlos Legra Elias, APRN
Also speaks: Spanish
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Education
  • Doctor of Medicine, Institute of Medicine Santiago of Cuba, Santiago, Cuba
  • Registered Nurse, Management Resources College, Miami, FL
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Board certifications
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN): Florida Board of Nursing
About me

As a nurse practitioner at Sanitas, I provide focused care to prevent and treat disease through wellness education, offering excellent healthy modes and lifestyles for my patients. A good day at work means starting the day with a big smile and enjoying every second as the medical team and I work productively to meet the needs of my patients. 

I was born and raised in Cuba and graduated from medical school in 2006. I then traveled to Venezuela in 2007 where I practiced as a family doctor. Moving to the United States in 2010, I decided to continue my passion for healthcare by becoming a nurse and ultimately a family nurse practitioner. I am currently studying at Chamberlain University to earn a doctor of nursing practice (DNP). My native language is Spanish, but I am also fluent in English. Even as a young child, I had a passion for the medical profession. I would play with medical equipment and always remember the compassion that my family’s doctor would show us. His example taught me that being a healthcare provider is a special gift, and he had a great influence on my life.  

When I take off my coat, I like to share time with my family and pet. I also enjoy walking for one hour a day, preparing my own meals rich in fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and practicing spinning to relieve stress and help me sleep better. 

 

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