Our Doctors
Paul G. Preste M.D.
Internal Medicine

 Dr. Preste, a south Florida Native, grew up in Ft Lauderdale. He attended the Univ. of Florida where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa at the top of his class. Graduating from the University of South Florida Medical School. He prides himself on giving the same quality care to all of his patients, as do all of the Doctors at Preste Medical.

Karen Williams M.D.
Family Medicine
Dr. Williams wants her patients to know they are individuals and not just numbers. She prides herself on giving them the special attention they need and not offering cookie-cutter medicine. She focuses on understanding each patient as an individual with different healthcare needs.
Edward N. Smolar M.D.

Dr. Smolar graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. He specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Dr. Smolar is affiliated with Broward Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital.

Lauri Deane APRN
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
Certified Diabetes Educator
She received her master’s in Nursing with Graceland University. Lauri specializes in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is currently working on her board certification in Advanced Diabetes Management. She believes in working collaboratively with each individual to achieve their best possible state of health.

Julian A. McQuirter M.D.
Internal Medicine

Dr. McQuirter graduated from Howard Unversity Medical School and completed his Residency at East Tennessee State University. He brings his southern hospitality to our office with every patient visit. He treats his patients like family and is attentive to every one of them.

Anita Laloo M.D.
Noor Alaina APRN

Carolina Buitrago APRN
Family Medicine
Carolina earned her master's degree in family nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She attends to varied medical needs of patients to help ensure that our patients have a positive experience at the clinic.

Our Practice


At Preste Medical Center, we treat you like Family. From standard checkups to advanced treatment of complex illnesses, our board-certified doctors provide the compassionate care you deserve. Our skilled team of primary care physicians and nurse practioners will work with you to manage chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and more. And, with multiple locations throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, we are dedicated to the well-being of each community.