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About "Dr. Pedro"

Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui, "Dr. Pedro", as he is known to his patients and close colleagues, is an internist and practices general internal medicine in Lehigh Acres, about 10 miles east from the city of Fort Myers, Florida. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree with high distinction and Gold Medal from University of Havana School of Medicine (Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de La Habana, ISCM-H) in Cuba. He completed a specialization in Clinical Pharmacology at the ISCM-H and also trained at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, under the sponsorship of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) or German Academic Exchange Service. Dr. Ylisastigui completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, MeritCare Medical Center in Fargo.


Since 2000, Dr. Ylisastigui has been a member of the medical community of Lehigh Acres, Florida, where he has served as a primary care physician. While attending to his full-time clinical practice, he has also served as principal investigator in numerous clinical trials in his practice and in association with other local and regional institutions, ranging from Phase I to IV. He has spoken on treatment of hypertension to other primary care physicians.

He is a member of the medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System Hospitals Gulf Coast Medical Center, a 349-bed acute care state-of-the-art hospital, which opened in March 2009; and Lee Memorial Hospital, a 355-bed acute care facility that opened in 1916 and is ranked among the 50 best hospitals in the nation by Healthgrades. Dr. Ylisastigui is also a member of the staff at Lehigh Regional Medical Center in Lehigh Acres. Dr. Ylisastigui has trained and practiced medicine in Cuba, Ethiopia, Africa, Germany, and the United States of America.