About Latitude Pediatric & Family Clinic

We provide readily accessible and highly personalized primary care. Your individual needs matter to us and we will work with you to tailor your healthcare to your needs while honoring your beliefs and supporting your choices.

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Vanessa Hamalian APRN
Family Nurse Practitioner

Vanessa Hamalian NP

A commitment to providing high quality healthcare while respecting your preferences and beliefs is the foundation of my practice at Latitude Family Clinic. I am a firm believer in the fact that people are capable of making decisions for themselves when provided with accurate information and thoughtful guidance.

I am an Autonomous Family Nurse Practitioner, License Number APRN9272277, certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, F0113073. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master of Science in 2012.

Previously, I worked as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit and specialized in diabetes and wound care at Sarasota Memorial Hospital after completing my AA and AS at the State College of Florida in 2008. I started my career in healthcare in 2004 as a Licensed Practical Nurse after graduating from the Sarasota County Technical Institute.

From my earliest memory, my dream has been to become a doctor. Being the oldest of 8 children and growing up in a very rural setting, educated to the 8th grade, I was not provided with an easy path toward this ambition. Instead, I found myself calculating how I could work my way through school to be able to work in the field I am passionate about.

The skill of listening is the most important tool I continuously strive to cultivate. This is most essential to be able to provide accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment plans. I hold a strong belief that the quality of care improves dramatically when there is a strong relationship, built on respect between the patient and healthcare provider.

My promise to you: I will listen and work with you to help you find the best possible health outcome for you, always recognizing, your inherent right to make your own medical decisions.

Family Nurse Practitioner

Sonya Merritt NP

I am committed to providing excellent primary care to my patients and I take a personalized approach in order to formulate a successful plan to improve their health and wellness.

​I’m an Autonomous Family Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. I received my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida in 2003.

Since 2003, I have provided primary care to a wide range of patients from pediatric to geriatric age groups with an emphasis on health promotion, women’s health and diabetes management.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1997. I worked as a nurse in oncology and in dialysis before returning to UCF for my master’s degree.

When I’m not working, I spend time with family and friends. I love to travel, ski, ride my bike and join in local running events.

Sonya Merritt NP - Family Nurse Practitioner at Latitude Clinic
Office Assistant

Office Assistant


Quality is what drives Natalie. She is committed to ensuring each patient is given the time and attention they need. Her motto is “Quality, not Quantity.”

Natalie has worked in the medical field for about 20 years, her expertise ranges from Family Medicine to Gastroentewrology to Hematology and Oncology. Her favorite aspect in all her exerience is the interaction with her patients.

As a true Florida native, Natalie has never stopped loving the sunshine and palm trees! She enjoys traveling from time to time but is always happy to come back to the sunshine and her two beautful kitty-cat babies, Tinkerbell and TubTub!



Calm, kind, steady, with steadfast persistence when advocating for a patient, this is Marie.

Marie is a Bachelors Prepared Nurse, obtaining her degree in 2009, with extensive clinical experience abroad. She worked as a General Nurse in a Hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2017 to 2021. She has also worked as the Clinic Nurse in an Orphanage and as a Home Care Nurse.

She believes that providing appropriate treatment increases satisfaction, reduces aggravating factors, and achieves a satisfactory outcome. In her own words, “dedication towards work is fulfilling and I’m here to assist you in providing exceptional service.”

Marie enjoys traveling and meeting and working with different people from different countries and cultures.

Marie - Nurse at Latitude Clinic