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Our mission is to help patients with a wide array of rheumatologic conditions find therapeutic alternatives that allow them to live healthier and more functional lives. We wish to raise our patients awareness of their conditions and the role they must play in understanding them to take control of their own health. It is of the utmost importance that each patient knows they have to be the principal agent working towards their health, and making decisions towards a fuller and healthier life.



Dr. Oscar Soto-Raices

Dr. Oscar Soto-Raices started his career as a Rheumatologist in private practice in Florida in 1999 where he began getting experience as a clinical investigator. Later, he joined the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. He continued his clinical practice along with several academic endeavors that included teaching and planning curriculum for students as well as teaching for Resident and Rheumatology fellows.  

Later on, he started his own private practice in Puerto Rico where he also joined Ponce School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor and most recently as an adjunct Professor at The Rheumatology Department at Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

At the same time, he had the opportunity of conducting clinical trials in his own practice and has kept on working on research since then. 

Throughout the years, research projects grew in number and complexity leading to the beginning of a clinical research site (San Juan Arthritis and Research Center). The possibilities of growth lead to the possibilities of an independent dedicated Clinical Research Center and Mindful Medical Research was later born.

He has been an active speaker for Several Companies throughout the years as well as an advisor for Companies on Medical, Marketing strategies and protocol design. Has also presented at Local and International educational Congresses throughout the years. Dr. Soto was the President and a Board member on the Puerto Rico Rheumatology Association and was the founder and first President of the Puerto Rican Foundation for Rheumatic Diseases - Fundacion FER, where he continues the preside on the board of directors.

Dr. Paloma Alejandro

Dr. Alejandro completed her medical degree at University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2012.  She completed her Internship and Residency on Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York on 2015.

Fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University Medical Center, Department of Medicine/Section Rheumatology, Washington, DC, 2015-2017, Chief Florina Constantinescu, M.D.

She has been working as an Attending Physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Department of Medicine,

Section of Rheumatology from 2016 until September 2020, where she also acted as Associate Director of the

Rheumatology training program.  Since September 2020 she is a full-time rheumatologist at Mindful Rheumatix, LLC. 

Dr. Alejandro is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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