About Our Office

Our primary care team strive for excellence while practicing confident, compassionate and empathetic patient care.
We are committed to comprehensive quality healthcare for patients who desire continuity of care. We understand choosing an internal medicine physician is a difficult decision to make, and we are prepared to meet a broad range of adult health care needs.  Our primary care practice specializes in the care of patients 18 years of age and older.  We are located on the campus of HCA Mercy Hospital in central Coconut Grove.  

We place an emphasis on preventative medicine and take an active role in maintaining your good health.  We believe in providing the best care to our patients.


Diagnostic procedures offered right in our office include

♦Blood work
♦EKG & 24 hour Holter Cardiac Monitoring
♦Vaccinations including influenza, pneumonia (Prevnar 20 & Pneumovaxx 23) and tetanus/diptheria/pertussis (Tdap)
♦Quantiferon Gold Tuberculosis Screening

Services also provided in the office include:

♦Comprehensive Physical Exam
♦High Blood Pressure Assessment & Management
♦High Cholesterol Assessment & Management
♦Allergy Management
♦Cold & Flu Treatment
♦STD Screening & Treatment
♦Smoking Cessation
♦Suture or Staple Removal
♦Ear Wax Removal
♦Rapid Flu Testing
♦Rapid Strep Throat Testing
♦Urinalysis & Urine Culture
♦Comprehensive Physical Exams
                Routine Annual Physicals
                School Physicals
                Sports Physicals
♦Pre-operative Clearance
♦General & Preventive Health
♦Women's Health
♦Men's Health, including Testosterone Screening & ED
♦Geriatric Health
♦Heart Disease Assessment & Management
♦Diabetes Assessment & Management

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Ricardo Calonge, MD, FACP is a board certified Internal Medicine doctor who has been practicing medicine since 2001 after he graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  He then completed his internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was selected by medical students to receive the Resident Teaching Award.   He is a member of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) and was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.  Hospital privileges include Mercy Hospital and Doctor's Hospital.  He is a member of the board and volunteer physician of St. John Bosco Clinic (Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami) providing health care to the most medically indigent population in Miami-Dade County.  Dr. Calonge is also an Internal Medicine Clinical Instructor for the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

Nizme Meza-Ruiz, ARNP, FNP-C obtained her ARNP degree through the University of Miami.  Prior to this, she earned her Medical Degree (M.D.) at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 1998.  She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  

Marise Heredero Diaz, ARNP, FNP-C obtained her ARNP degree at Miami Regional University. Prior to working with Dr. Calonge, she has held jobs at the University of Miami Hospital and HCA Mercy Hospital.  She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  

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