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Dr. Jorge Minera

Dr. Jorge Minera MD, ABFM, ABOM

Dr. Minera has been practicing Family Medicine since graduating in 2004 from Warren Hospital Family Practice Residency in New Jersey (An Affiliate of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Rutgers). As a Board Certified Obesity Medicine specialist, he has been helping patients of all ages achieve their weight loss goals through medically proven, evidence based, comprehensive and safe methods. His passion for this field and scope of practice comes from not only providing weight loss for his patients but in helping prevent disease, reversing metabolic dysfunction and overall improvement in the quality of life they experience. His focus doesn’t end with weight loss, it continues through strategies for weight loss maintenance. Dr. Minera is married to Dr. Soledad Minera, a local orthodontist. He has a 16-year-old daughter, Sofia and a 10-year-old son, Sebastian. They live and work in Warrenton. In his spare time, he enjoys fun with family, reading, participating in long distance triathlons and martial arts.

Valerie Oare RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Valerie Oare RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Valerie Oare grew up in Yorktown, VA and studied Biology at the University of Mary Washington. She then went on to study Nursing at Riverside School of Nursing. After graduating with her Bachelors of Nursing in 2008, she attended George Mason University-George Washington University’s collaborative nurse practitioner program where she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing. During that time, she also worked as an RN in the Emergency Department. She is a board certified NP and has practiced family medicine for 10 years, joining Piedmont Family Practice in June 2012. During this time, she realized that there are so many chronic medical conditions that can be treated by weight loss. Valerie has developed a strong passion for health and overall wellness. Her professional credentials include board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), as well as membership to the National Obesity Medicine Association. She is also experienced in IUD insertions, colposcopies, and performing Botox. In her free time, Valerie enjoys spending time with her husband, Reynolds, of 14 years and two sons, James (9) and Noah (5). You can find them on the soccer field, basketball courts, or swimming pool in their free time. She also enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Valerie is extremely excited to be a part of this team. Most of all, she is excited to help our patients achieve their health and wellness goals.

Lindsey Fircetz, Medical Assistant, CCMA, LWMS

Lindsey Fircetz, Medical Assistant, CCMA, LWMS

Lindsey graduated from Heritage Institute in 2010 where she studied to become a Medical Assistant. She is clinically certified through the National Healthcareer Association. She accepted her first job as a Medical Assistant in 2011, working for an Allergist. She joined Piedmont Family Practice three years ago and joined Dr. Minera’s team in 2019. After quickly discovering her interest in weight management, she enhanced her career by becoming a Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist. Her goal was to acquire more knowledge in an attempt to provide exceptional patient care. Lindsey feels she is able to connect with patients on a personal level as she has struggled with weight loss in the past. From her love of the healthcare profession to her kind and caring personality, she remains steadfast in her abilities and passionate for all that the practice offers. In Lindsey’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her two kids Zachary and Ellie.

Kadeidra Lacy CCMA, CPT

Kadeidra graduated from Rappahannock Center for Education in 2021 where she studied to become a Medical Assistant. She is clinically certified through the National Healthcare Association. She is also a certified Phlebotomy Technician. In 2021, Kadeidra joined Piedmont Family Practice and has worked hard to provide compassionate support and care to all of her patients each day. She plans to strengthen her career by becoming a Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and going back to school to become a Registered Nurse. In her spare time, Kadeidra loves to shop and spend time with her family, which includes three sons (Caiden, Kaizen, and Cairo).

Kayla Snead CNA, CPT

Kayla graduated from the View Aide Program, Orange County in December 2013 where she studied to become a Nursing Assistant. She is clinically certified through the VA Department of Professions. In October 2021, she went on to study Phlebotomy and became a certified Phlebotomy Technician. She is certified through the National Healthcare Association. Kayla joined Piedmont Family Practice in 2021 and is currently employed by the Bariatric & Metabolic Weight Loss Center which is a subsidiary of Piedmont Family Practice. Her ultimate goal is to go back to school to become a Registered Nurse. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys anything that involves her family.

Dr. Jorge Minera

Dr. Jorge Minera MD, ABFM, ABOM

Dr. Minera has been practicing Family Medicine since graduating in 2004 from Warren Hospital Family Practice Residency in New Jersey (An Affiliate of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Rutgers). As a Board Certified Obesity Medicine specialist, he has been helping patients of all ages achieve their weight loss goals through medically proven, evidence based, comprehensive and safe methods. His passion for this field and scope of practice comes from not only providing weight loss for his patients but in helping prevent disease, reversing metabolic dysfunction and overall improvement in the quality of life they experience. His focus doesn’t end with weight loss, it continues through strategies for weight loss maintenance. Dr. Minera is married to Dr. Soledad Minera, a local orthodontist. He has a 16-year-old daughter, Sofia and a 10-year-old son, Sebastian. They live and work in Warrenton. In his spare time, he enjoys fun with family, reading, participating in long distance triathlons and martial arts.

Valerie Oare RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Valerie Oare RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Valerie Oare grew up in Yorktown, VA and studied Biology at the University of Mary Washington. She then went on to study Nursing at Riverside School of Nursing. After graduating with her Bachelors of Nursing in 2008, she attended George Mason University-George Washington University’s collaborative nurse practitioner program where she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing. During that time, she also worked as an RN in the Emergency Department. She is a board certified NP and has practiced family medicine for 10 years, joining Piedmont Family Practice in June 2012. During this time, she realized that there are so many chronic medical conditions that can be treated by weight loss. Valerie has developed a strong passion for health and overall wellness. Her professional credentials include board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), as well as membership to the National Obesity Medicine Association. She is also experienced in IUD insertions, colposcopies, and performing Botox. In her free time, Valerie enjoys spending time with her husband, Reynolds, of 14 years and two sons, James (9) and Noah (5). You can find them on the soccer field, basketball courts, or swimming pool in their free time. She also enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Valerie is extremely excited to be a part of this team. Most of all, she is excited to help our patients achieve their health and wellness goals.

Lindsey Fircetz, Medical Assistant, CCMA, LWMS

Lindsey Fircetz, Medical Assistant, CCMA, LWMS

Lindsey graduated from Heritage Institute in 2010 where she studied to become a Medical Assistant. She is clinically certified through the National Healthcareer Association. She accepted her first job as a Medical Assistant in 2011, working for an Allergist. She joined Piedmont Family Practice three years ago and joined Dr. Minera’s team in 2019. After quickly discovering her interest in weight management, she enhanced her career by becoming a Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist. Her goal was to acquire more knowledge in an attempt to provide exceptional patient care. Lindsey feels she is able to connect with patients on a personal level as she has struggled with weight loss in the past. From her love of the healthcare profession to her kind and caring personality, she remains steadfast in her abilities and passionate for all that the practice offers. In Lindsey’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her two kids Zachary and Ellie.

Kadeidra Lacy CCMA, CPT

Kadeidra graduated from Rappahannock Center for Education in 2021 where she studied to become a Medical Assistant. She is clinically certified through the National Healthcare Association. She is also a certified Phlebotomy Technician. In 2021, Kadeidra joined Piedmont Family Practice and has worked hard to provide compassionate support and care to all of her patients each day. She plans to strengthen her career by becoming a Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and going back to school to become a Registered Nurse. In her spare time, Kadeidra loves to shop and spend time with her family, which includes three sons (Caiden, Kaizen, and Cairo).

Kayla Snead CNA, CPT

Kayla graduated from the View Aide Program, Orange County in December 2013 where she studied to become a Nursing Assistant. She is clinically certified through the VA Department of Professions. In October 2021, she went on to study Phlebotomy and became a certified Phlebotomy Technician. She is certified through the National Healthcare Association. Kayla joined Piedmont Family Practice in 2021 and is currently employed by the Bariatric & Metabolic Weight Loss Center which is a subsidiary of Piedmont Family Practice. Her ultimate goal is to go back to school to become a Registered Nurse. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys anything that involves her family.

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