Practicing medicine is not for the faint of heart. Before prospective physicians even get to the parts that make most people queasy, it takes a lot of determination to make it through medical school. So if someone is willing to go through that more than once, it means they must really love the vocation. Dr. Livia Gadea completed her studies in Cuba in 1987, but she had to repeat some of the process to be able to set up a private practice in Miami in 2009. A specialist in family medicine, Dr. Gadea also performs outpatient procedures, pre-op, and general wellness and women's health exams. Patients looking to file immigration medical exams are also welcome, because she's a civil surgeon approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Gadea is also a caring and attentive communicator who takes her time with patients and offers holistic treatment plans based on their needs and lifestyles. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.