Tara was raised in Key West where she graduated Key West High School in 1990. She continued her education with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Health Information Management at Florida International University in 1995. Subsequently, she received Associate in Science degree in Nursing as she felt being in the medical world she needed to be well versed with the clinical side of health as well. Beginning her career in Health Information Management she ran her own business in the medical billing in Key West, FL., while working part time in nursing. In 2002 she decided to work full time in nursing where she found herself loving the specialty of surgical nursing. She has since worked as a surgical nurse and then in 2007 was asked by the local surgeons to help open and run the Surgery Center of Key West, LLC and out-patient surgical service to present. Finally, in her off time she spends her time with her two children and husband enjoying sports and the water.
American Board of Urology
University of Virginia
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Gonzalez-Blanco graduated with his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He completed his Urology residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Clinics. He enjoys practicing in the Florida Keys. During his leisure time, Dr. Gonzalez-Blanco enjoys fishing the waters of the Florida Keys.
Education: Doctor of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Miami/Jackson, Miami, Florida
Fellowship: Spinal Surgery, OrthoCarolina Spine Center, Charlotte, NC
Dr. Larrauri received his medical education from Emory University undergraduate and Medical College of Georgia. He did his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he also completed his internship. Dr. Larrauri has been in practice in General and Vascular Surgery in Key West since 1990.
Dr. Maurer attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma. He subsequently fulfilled his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine and Tulane Medical Center, respectively. Dr. Maurer also has practiced medicine in the Miami area at Parkway Regional Medical Center and Columbia Cedars Medical Center.
Board-certified neurologist and fellowship-trained pain specialist. Dr. Schnapp completed his nuerology resideny at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and furthered his training by completing a fellowship in interventional pain management at the University of Miami.
General Surgery and Gastroenterology
Dr. Smith earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, and fulfilled her intership and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in General Surgery and has been in the Keys for six years. She is partnered with Dr. Michael Klitenick and Dr. Juan Larrauri, General Surgeons.
Dr. Wolszczak earned his medical degree from Indiana University. He subsequently fulfilled his residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Dr. Wolszczak's professional experience includes Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, Florida.