We Offer COVID-19 Antigen & Antibody Testing! We Offer COVID-19 Antigen, RT-PCR & Antibody Testing! Learn More

Team

About Our Team

Welcome to Avecina Medical where your health is our priority. We are focused on providing urgent care and disease prevention to people of all ages. We strive to make quality, individualized healthcare accessible and affordable to all.

Dr. Saman Soleymani

President/CEO
After graduating high school at the age of 15, Dr. Saman Soleymani went on to earn his undergraduate degree at the University of North Florida in Biology, and subsequently went on to study medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. After fulfilling his residency at the University of Florida, Shands Jacksonville, he stayed on as an assistant professor for the next three years. In 2005, he went on to open Avecina Medical, (https://www.avecina.com ) which is a multi-specialty private practice.
 
Dr. Soleymani is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and is the owner/operator of three offices in the greater Jacksonville area. Dr. Soleymani has been a national speaker for international pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, and is currently an active national speaker for Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
 
Dr. Soleymani has studied and trained extensively in advanced nutrition, physiology, sports medicine and anti-aging practices. He emphasizes a sound and meticulous nutrition and exercise program for all his patients, and aids them in achieving optimum levels of health and wellness. Throughout his life, Dr. Soleymani has been a practitioner and enthusiast of health and wellness, both personally and as a professional expert.

Dr. Dmitriy Model

Vice President /Co-Owner
Dr. Dmitriy Model, co-owner and vice president of Avecina Medical has helped make the urgent care facility the success that it is today. He has successfully been integrated in the lives of tens of thousands of patients and continues to be one of the few physicians who is focused on the well-being and improvement of his patients. His dedication towards his patients continues to allow him to be a favorite among his counterparts.
 
At the tender age of 5, his uncanny ability to give comfort was seen in his dedication for his ailing grandmother. His attentiveness towards her, improved his patience and gave him the determination to pursue the necessary steps to become one of the best in his field.
 
His medical education and training began early and he dedicated himself at the age of 15 to understanding what would be required to pursue his dream of becoming a medical doctor. At 18 years of age, he worked as a medical assistant at different hospitals throughout Moscow and at 19 years, his competency in handling emergencies made him a popular physician’s assistant on the busy streets of Moscow with the city’s finest fire rescue team. Dmitriy received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida and completed his medical degree with Ross University. It was there that he learned grace under pressure and understood that having solid credentials was not only important but having an empathetic attitude and an open and responsive manner was the key to maintaining patient /doctor loyalty.
 
Dmitriy completed his clinical rotations in New York City and his internal residency at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His professional journey took him from treating patients at The University Hospital of Newark, East Orange Veteran Hospital and The Hackensack Medical Center, to eventually an assistant professorship at the University of Florida in Jacksonville Florida.
 
His vigorous training prepared him for a business partnership with a longtime friend, Dr. Saman Soleymani, and the two created Avecina Medical, a state-of-the-art urgent care facility.
 
Dmitriy (or Model as he is known throughout his community) is a family man, with his beautiful wife Elena and their two children Benjamin and Dasha. On days when he feels free spirited, his love for ballroom dancing is seen on the floors of Arthur Murray Studio.

Our Leadership Team

Fred Pazmino

Director of Operations

Fred is one of our newest and most valuable members of the Avecina team. Prior to joining Avecina Medical, he served in several executive roles at JPMorgan Chase. While with JPMorgan, he was able to increase productivity through unique philosophy of employee growth and satisfaction. With over 20 years of experience in managing an employee workforce, he offers a unique blend of leadership, vision, and knowledge. Fred initially came onboard Avecina as an independent contractor in 2020 to help lead key roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Avecina was fortunate enough to recruit him full time as Director of Operations for the entire practice in May of 2021. He is very passionate about developing team members, building culture, and processes to effectively support growth. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, sports and spending time with family and friends.

Zahra Soleymani

Practice Administrator

Zahra started working at Avecina Medical in 2013 as a front desk receptionist. She quickly proved to be one of the brightest Avecina team members and climbed the ranks and was promoted to the front desk lead and supervisor in 2015.  With the expansion of the practice, she was filled the role of practice administrator in 2017. Combined with her prior positions, Zahra has more than a decade of management experience and is deeply involved with the day to day operations at Avecina. Zahra is married to Avecina’s founder Dr Soleymani and together they have two boys. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, and trying out new recipes.

Amanda Moretti

Billing Manager

Amanda has been an integral part of Avecina’s success. She joined the Avecina team nearly a decade ago as the billing manager and has excelled in every measurable category. Amanda has an A.A. in Practice Administration from the University of Phoenix. Amanda loves to travel because her father was in the United States Navy and had the experience of travelling to many countries. Her fondest memories come from the four years she lived in Japan with her parents. She is a proud mother of two daughters enlisted in the military and her 11-year old son who desires to be in the Space Force. Amanda loves spending time with her family including her new Boxer puppy named Kyojin.

Brittany Turner

Front Receptionist Lead & Trainer

Brittany started her journey with Avecina in 2018 as the front desk receptionist at our Oakleaf office. She quickly proved to be a valuable and dedicated team member. She had extensive experience working at another competing urgent care center for several years and quickly rose through the ranks at Avecina. In 2020, Brittany was promoted to front receptionist lead at our Oakleaf office and eventually was promoted to front office lead trainer for the entire Avecina practice. Brittany is deeply involved in the training, improvement and development of our front office team to deliver excellent results. She has been a part of the Oakleaf community since 2015 as the PFA president for one of the local elementary schools, coordinating events, and volunteering. Brittany is a proud mother of two amazing children. When away from work, she enjoys camping, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

Melida Arnaut

Lead Clinical Coordinator

My name is Melida and I am the Lead Clinical Coordinator at Avecina Medical. I was born in former Yugoslavia and moved to the United States in 1999 from Germany. Shortly after arrival, I completed my education associates degree at the Heritage Institute as an radiology technician and medical assistant. I began my journey with Avecina Medical in 2008 as an Xray tech and medical assistant. I have been fortunate to be promoted multiple times into my current role. I truly considered Avecina as family and feel blessed to work with such an amazing team!

Loading...