Frequently Asked Questions

What Is An Advance Practice Nurse (APRN)?

“The definition” 

 All nurse practitioners must complete a master’s or doctoral degree program along with advanced clinical hours beyond their initial registered nurse preparation. Training includes hands-on and advanced clinical course work which prepare nurses with more specialized knowledge and clinical competency to provide primary care to a wide variety of patients. 

 In order for a nurse practitioner to be recognized as a health care provider and ensure the highest quality medical care, nurse practitioners formerly known as (ARNP’s) must undergo a rigorous national certification program, periodic peer review, clinical outcome evaluations and adhere to a code of ethical medical practices. Nurse practitioners must also continue self-directed learning and attend professional development courses to maintain clinical competency.  

 Nurse practitioners are licensed to practice under specific rules and regulations of the state for which they are licensed to practice. Nurse practitioners provide high quality health care in rural, urban, and suburban communities and a wide variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care sites and in clinical practice. 

Nurse practitioners provide a complete range of primary, acute and specialty medical care services, including:

  • Ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays.
  • Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections and injuries.
  • Prescribing medications and other treatments.
  • Managing patients’ overall care.
  • Counseling
  • Educating patients on disease prevention and positive health and lifestyle choices
What Is Direct Primary Care?

Direct Primary Care in Ormond Beach and its surrounding areas is a new approach to medical care management. This affordable, patient-center model gives our members access to unlimited primary care. Our focus is to provide every patient with individualized attention to meet specific health care needs.

Direct Primary Care utilizes a monthly direct pay, flat fee that is likely to cover 80-90% of the issues for which you will need to seek medical care. These are including: routine and preventative care; sick visits, weight loss management, chronic disease management. You may still keep your high deductible insurance while getting optimal low-price healthcare needs. We provide referrals to multi-specialty groups.

Our members are not required to sign a long-term contract.

James MedcalfJames Medcalf
12:50 02 Jul 24
Luis is awesome
Lynne JohnsLynne Johns
16:32 01 Jul 24
Great fast friendly service and it works!
General FL Pavers LLCGeneral FL Pavers LLC
13:31 28 Jun 24
Finding this place has been my saving grace! Dr. Gomez is straight foward, but very motivating and wants to see me succeed 💜
Danielle TabbDanielle Tabb
15:31 19 Jun 24
I can't say enough about Louis and his team. I needed to lose a few lbs and get rid of some inflammation and pain I had been experiencing, withing a month I was feeling soo much better and my clothes were finally fitting again. I'm back for round 2 after taking a little time off and can't wait for my results!!
Jessica BreedloweJessica Breedlowe
15:54 15 Jun 24
Samantha BowyerSamantha Bowyer
20:35 28 May 24
Luis Gomez, NP was a professional in setting up our initial telehealth meting. He was using a new system that sent me some conflicting information but was easy to call and clarify. He was diligent about making sure he understood the issue so that he could fix it moving forward. He was patient with my several questions. He set clear expectations and and worked with me to set reasonable goals. Looking forward to continue working with him.
Carla HillCarla Hill
19:06 09 May 24
Luis at Stellar Performance was very comprehensive in his assessment, and listened and answered my questions. He is very knowledgeable and quick to respond to any messages I have sent him. I feel safe and trust him to give me the best of care! I highly recommend Luis and Stellar Performance Medical.
Rhonda SherrerRhonda Sherrer
11:06 24 Apr 24
Luis and the staff at Stellar Performance Medical will go above and beyond to serve their clients! Luis is very knowledgeable and listens! I am a very active almost 50 athlete and figure competitor. I was stopped in my tracks with a knee injury that could have ended my bodybuilding journey, but after visiting Luis and undergoing a protocol he put together for me I am successfully 5 weeks from my next body building show!! Regenerative medicine was something I had never considered but after my results with Luis I am a believer!!
Alana mAlana m
22:47 16 Feb 24
Luis and his staff really make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in. He helped me come up with a goal for weight loss including a meal plan/options. All my questions were answered professionally. You can tell Luis really cares about bettering the lives of his patients. He also does lab work right in his office which is so convenient as a mom because it saves me a trip! I recommend Stellar Performance to anyone looking to better themselves.
Nancy SuttonNancy Sutton
23:36 17 Nov 22
I see Luis Gomez at Stellar Performance Medical. The name of the practice speaks for itself! Luis Gomez's approach to medicine is brilliant! I'm an ovarian/brain cancer survivor, he has mapped out a treatment plan to restore my energy, hormones, weight and over all well-being. It's only been a few weeks of implementing my wellness program and I feel amazing. Thank you Luis for all your help. You have been nothing but incredibly professional and helpful. I Highly recommend this practice.
Mandy NorvellMandy Norvell
17:02 17 Nov 22
In the medical world, it is a challenge to find a provider who is empathic and truly cares about your overall wellness. If you’re tired and struggling, look no further. I’ve been very pleased with the services and Luis is wonderful. I’m down 8lbs in two weeks and haven’t skipped a beat with my healthy eating and active life style.
Vicki E HendersonVicki E Henderson
14:41 11 Nov 22
Luis Gomez and Stellar Medical are top notch! Luis listens intently and gives you care, compassion and his expertise. I am so thankful to be one of his patients! If you want a practitioner who makes you feel like you are a priority, then call Stellar Performance Medical and see Luis Gomez.
Cait ClarkCait Clark
15:51 08 Nov 22
Luis at Stellar Performance Medical is truly a gift! His office has offered me life changing help that I couldn’t find anywhere else. He is kind, compassionate, and incredibly dedicated to actually helping people! Most doctors just rush you in and out but Luis takes the time to sit down, explain everything, and tailor treatments to exactly what your body needs. His office offers so much more than I even realized and as a result I am well on my way to a healthier outlook and I couldn’t have done it without him. If you haven’t called him already, you’re missing out!
Marie HudsonMarie Hudson
21:02 30 Aug 22
Luis E. Gomez APRN, at Stellar Performance Medical was terrific! He was extremely knowledgeable, sensitive and informative… I immediately felt at ease – and felt confident in my receiving expert medical care. I highly recommend Luis to anyone looking for a specialist. I walked away, very impressed with the overall experience.
K DeatonK Deaton
20:08 19 Jul 22
Fantastic! I hit a roadblock in my weight loss, even with consistent diet and exercise. I had a nutritionist, and was doing CrossFit consistently. I was going all the right things, and not losing weight like I should. I was so frustrated. I started seeing Luis at Stellar Medical and I have been consistently losing weight since. I have referred multiple friends to him who have also had good experiences. Will continue to refer people! Highly recommend!
Amanda SmithAmanda Smith
01:57 27 May 22
I'm so glad to have found Stellar Performance Medical. Luis is very knowledgeable and thorough. He listens to my concerns and I have great results after every visit! He's also very accommodating with scheduling.Highly recommend this place.
Tracie LogsdonTracie Logsdon
14:39 24 Apr 22
My husband I go to Luis Gomez at Stellar Performance Medical for all of our Covid Testing. We take several cruises each year and we need a test 48 hours prior to boarding. Rather than waiting in a crowded waiting room full of people, we make an appointment with Luis. We are in and out in 20 minutes. He is professional and pleasant and the most accommodating medical professional I have ever met. He was referred to me by a friend and I am so grateful for the referral. I would recommend Luis for any and all of your medical needs. He has a can do attitude and you can count on him when you are in need.
Arianna SalasArianna Salas
22:37 28 Mar 22
Luis Gomez APRN is the best ! He truly cares for his patients! Treating my mom like family was the best part ! I have no words to describe how kind and dedicated he is ! Every time we go to see him is an hour drive but it’s totally worth it ! My mom trust him and that’s very important for us! Thanks Luis !