Name: Yasmin Ramasco
Occupation: Autonomous Nurse Practitioner
Name of business/workplace: Heart of Florida Health Center
Grand goal in life: To be fulfilled in life, surround myself with loved ones, start a family, travel the world, and grow in my career.
When not working, I … am usually outdoors with my husband and dog, in my butterfly garden or pool.
What I like most about Ocala: I can get a table at one of my favorite local restaurants when I crave them without a long wait — you can’t do that in a big city.
Pet peeve: Being late. I am the person that always shows up 30 minutes early because I’m afraid of being late.
Philosophy in a word: Love.
What I consider my personal superpower: My speed walking.
If you could have a superhuman power, it would be … teleportation, so I could travel the world and be wherever I want within seconds.
Community cause: Given the pandemic, access to COVID19 vaccinations. Heart of Florida Health Center was extremely involved in outreach for COVID19 vaccinations, and I was so proud to be a part of it. We touched so many people’s lives — some people cried tears of joy because they wanted to be near their families again after getting vaccinated. I have also enjoyed volunteering for FreeD.O.M clinic and their mission to serve the underserved.
Guilty pleasure: Late night trips to get ice cream.
Historical dinner date: Hippocrates, the famous physician of ancient Greece, to thank him for influencing how medicine is practiced, based on observation and science.
People who know me say I am … driven.
Biggest professional achievement: Being granted autonomous practice as a nurse practitioner.
Favorite part of my profession: Creating relationships with my patients. We get to grow old and hopefully healthy together.
I indulge too much in … mashed potatoes.