Department Center for Geriatric Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Physical
  • Challenges and Choices of Aging
  • Diabetes - Care & Treatment
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Management of Polypharmacy (Multiple Medications)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Control
  • Pain Management
  • Pre-Op for OUTSIDE surgeon
  • Preventive Care
  • Preventive Health
  • Preventive Medicine
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alzheimer's
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Arthritis
  • Breast Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Debility
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes - Care & Treatment
  • Diabetes - Management
  • Diabetes - Prevention
  • Diabetes - Type 1
  • Diabetes - Type 2
  • Diabetes in the Elderly
  • Ear Ache
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness
  • Functional Decline
  • Functional Impairment
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • General Medicine Complaints
  • Gout
  • Heartburn
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lymph Nodes - Armpit & Neck
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Impairment
  • Memory Loss
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Joints
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis - Acute
  • Sinusitis - Chronic
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Warts
View all 43 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Geriatric Medicine
Miami, FL USA
2017

Residency - Bella Vista Hospital
Family Medicine
Mayaguez, PR
2016

Medical Education - Universidad del Norte
Barranquilla,
2004

Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/2/2018, Dr. Sierra has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

87 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

the care provider listened attentively and patiently

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

We have been satisfied with the care we have received since joining the Cleveland Clinic. There are so many of us patients but it seems you are keeping up with us all. We are on our third doctor (with a nurse practitioner in between) because the first two left for some reason. They have all been professional, as well as caring, and our new Dr. Karen Sierra is exceptionally helpful and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

There was no fear, no dread with this doctor. I was perfectly comfortable and therefore relaxed.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

i am happy with the help of nurses and the attention from the dr Sierra I am very happy I had very good experience only I need to made my test but I am very busy in my work

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

no real concern or thought by care provider. Not a very informed doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018

Dr. Sierra and Nurse Gloria are amazing, caring, warm and eager to make me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Dr. Sierra will be my PCP. She is a very smart doctor and a good diagnostician. I've worked in health care for 30 years. I know 'em when I see 'em. Dr. Sierra is the real deal.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Very satisfied with Dr. Sierra and Dr. Galindo

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Dr. Sierra's nurse, Gloria, is excellent. She does a great job.

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