Fall Medical Directory

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Allergy / Asthma & Pulmonary Medicine

AlabiFortune O. Alabi, M.D., MBA, FCCP, ABSM
Florida Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists, P.A.
400 Celebration Place, Suite A110, Celebration • 407-303-4515
4553 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee • 407-303-4515
http://www.floridalungdoctors.com

 

Fortune O. Alabi, M.D., MBA, FCCP, ABSM, specializes in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, asthma, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer and persistent cough. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in critical care, pulmonary disease, sleep medicine and internal medicine. He also is board-certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, American College of Physician Executives, and American Board of Quality Assurance for healthcare management. Dr. Alabi offers home sleep tests to patients with obstructive sleep apnea and treats insomnia, narcolepsy and other disorders. He earned his medical degree at the University of Ilorin Medical School in Nigeria and completed a residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where he served as an assistant professor. Dr. Alabi completed his fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. He is on staff at Florida Hospital and is co-medical director of the intensive care unit at Florida Hospital Celebration Health, where he serves as chairman of the medicine section. Dr. Alabi shares a private practice with Donald R. Elton, M.D., FCCP; Maximo E. Lama, M.D.; Irtza Sharif, M.D., FCCP; and Fred C. Umeh, M.D., MRCP (UK), FCCP.


anderson_harleenHarleen “Leena” K. Anderson, M.D.
Allergy & Asthma Associates of Central Florida
1890 Semoran Blvd., Suite 215, Winter Park • 407-678-4040
8061 Spyglass Hill Road, Suite 103, Viera • 407-678-4040
http://www.aaacfonline.com

 

Harleen “Leena” K. Anderson, M.D., specializes in the areas of allergy, asthma and immunology. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Anderson completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., and a fellowship in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology at Albert Einstein University, Bronx, N.Y. She is board-certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and board-certified in internal medicine. Dr. Anderson is a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American Lung Association; Central Florida Pediatric Society; and Orange County Medical Society. She practices at Allergy & Asthma Associates of Central Florida.


broussard_perry_danaDana L. Broussard-Perry, M.D.
Windermere Allergy and Asthma
8946 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando • 407-876-1009

 

 

 

Dana L. Broussard-Perry, M.D., is board-certified in allergy/immunology and pediatrics. She specializes in diagnostic testing for food, environmental and insect allergies; pulmonary-function testing; and the treatment of allergies, asthma, hives and contact dermatitis. Dr. Broussard-Perry graduated magna cum laude from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed a pediatric residency at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center and a fellowship in allergy/immunology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and National Medical Association; and is a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Broussard-Perry is affiliated with Orlando Health.


elton_donaldDonald R. Elton, M.D., FCCP
Florida Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists, P.A.
400 Celebration Place, Suite A110, Celebration • 407-303-4515
4553 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee • 407-303-4515
http://www.floridalungdoctors.com

 

Donald R. Elton, M.D., FCCP, specializes in the treatment of pulmonary disease and breathing disorders, and has special interest and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, sarcoidosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary diseases. Dr. Elton has been a principal investigator in many clinical trials in the areas of pulmonary arterial hypertension, asthma, COPD and emphysema. He earned his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and completed his residency in internal medicine and his pulmonary disease fellowship at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital and the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both affiliated with USC in Columbia, S.C., where he also served as an associate clinical professor of medicine. He is on staff at Florida Hospital in Celebration, Poinciana Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center near Davenport. Dr. Elton shares a private practice with Fortune O. Alabi, M.D., MBA, FCCP, ABSM; Maximo E. Lama, M.D.; Irtza Sharif, M.D., FCCP; and Fred C. Umeh, M.D., MRCP (UK), FCCP.


jacinto_carlosCarlos M. Jacinto, M.D.
Allergy & Asthma Associates of Central Florida
1890 Semoran Blvd., Suite 215, Winter Park • 407-678-4040
7232 Sand Lake Road, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-370-3705
http://www.aaacfonline.com

 

Carlos M. Jacinto, M.D., is board-certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He completed his fellowship in allergy and immunology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. This fellowship provided two additional years of training, specializing in the treatment of allergies, asthma and immunology, and included training at the Pediatric Allergy Clinic at USF and Immunology Clinic at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Dr. Jacinto graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in chemistry and earned a medical degree with honors from Brown University in Rhode Island. He completed a three-year residency at Hartford Hospital/University of Connecticut. Dr. Jacinto is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society; and Kids’ Docs. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


lama_maximoMaximo E. Lama, M.D.
Florida Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists, P.A.
400 Celebration Place, Suite A110, Celebration • 407-303-4515
4553 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee • 407-303-4515
http://www.floridalungdoctors.com

 

Maximo E. Lama, M.D., specializes in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, asthma, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer and persistent cough. He takes care of patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and other sleep disorders. He performs diagnostic sleep studies, continuous positive airway pressure titration studies, dyspnea evaluations and allergy testing. Dr. Lama earned his medical degree at Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo’s School of Medicine, Dominican Republic, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J. He also completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in critical care, pulmonary disease and internal medicine. Dr. Lama is on staff at Florida Hospital and Health Central Hospital, and is the co-medical director of the intensive care unit at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. He shares a private practice with Fortune O. Alabi, M.D., MBA, FCCP, ABSM; Donald R. Elton, M.D., FCCP; Irtza Sharif, M.D., FCCP; and Fred C. Umeh, M.D., MRCP (UK), FCCP.


rosenberg_stevenSteven Rosenberg, M.D., FAAAAI
Allergy & Asthma Associates of Central Florida
1890 Semoran Blvd., Suite 215, Winter Park • 407-678-4040
685 Palm Springs Drive, Suite 1E, Altamonte Springs • 407-331-6244
8061 Spyglass Hill Road, Suite 103, Viera • 407-678-4040
http://www.aaacfonline.com

 

Steven Rosenberg, M.D., FAAAAI, has been in practice in Central Florida for more than 30 years. He received his Doctor of Medicine from The State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center; and completed his residency in pediatrics at SUNY, Buffalo; and fellowship in allergy and immunology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Rosenberg is president of the Orange County Medical Society and former president of the Central Florida Pediatric Society. He holds a Medical Specialties Seat with the Florida Medical Society’s Board of Governors and has held positions in the Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society. He’s on staff at Florida Hospital and was chairman of the hospital’s Department of Pediatrics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, and a member of American Medical Association; Florida Medical Association; Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; The American Association of Immunologists; and Kids’ Docs. He holds faculty positions at the University of Central Florida and The Florida State University College of Medicine.


schwartz_eugeneEugene F. Schwartz, M.D.
Allergy & Asthma Consultants of Central Florida
14050 Town Loop Blvd., Suite 202, Orlando • 407-859-9099
http://www.orlandoallergy.com

 

 

Eugene F. Schwartz, M.D., specializes in all approved forms of allergy and asthma testing and offers personalized medical care for children and adults. He is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Schwartz, a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society, is listed in Best Doctors in America. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Shands Teaching Hospital, and a fellowship in adult and pediatric allergy and clinical immunology at National Jewish Hospital/National Asthma Center in Denver. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Florida Hospital, Orlando Health and Winter Park Memorial Hospital. He practices at Allergy & Asthma Consultants of Central Florida and offers evening-hour appointments.


sharif_irtzaIrtza Sharif, M.D., FCCP
Florida Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists, P.A.
400 Celebration Place, Suite A110, Celebration • 407-303-4515
4553 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee • 407-303-4515
http://www.floridalungdoctors.com

 

Irtza Sharif, M.D., FCCP, specializes in the treatment of asthma, including bronchial thermoplasty, emphysema, bronchitis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and bronchiectasis. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the specialty of pulmonary medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Sharif has a bachelor’s degree in physiology and neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. He completed medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine and his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, where he served as chief resident in internal medicine and was a member of the junior faculty for internal medicine. He also completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the same institute. Dr. Sharif is on staff at Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Poinciana Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center near Davenport. He shares a private practice with Fortune O. Alabi, M.D., MBA, FCCP, ABSM; Donald R. Elton, M.D., FCCP; Maximo E. Lama, M.D.; and Fred C. Umeh, M.D., MRCP (UK), FCCP.


UmehFred C. Umeh, M.D., MRCP (UK), FCCP
Florida Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists
400 Celebration Place, Suite A110, Celebration • 407-303-4515
4553 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee • 407-303-4515
http://www.floridalungdoctors.com

 

Fred C. Umeh, M.D., MRCP (UK), FCCP, specializes in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, asthma, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer and persistent cough. He takes care of patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and other disorders. He performs diagnostic sleep studies, continuous positive airway pressure titration studies, dyspnea evaluations and allergy testing. Dr. Umeh earned his medical degree at the University of Nigeria College of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in critical care, pulmonary disease and internal medicine, and he is a diplomate of the Royal College of Physicians, London. Dr. Umeh is on staff at Florida Hospital and is the co-medical director of the intensive care unit at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. He shares a private practice with Fortune O. Alabi, M.D., MBA, FCCP, ABSM; Donald R. Elton, M.D., FCCP; Maximo E. Lama, M.D.; and Irtza Sharif, M.D., FCCP.


zeffren_bernardBernard S. Zeffren, M.D.
Allergy & Asthma Consultants of Central Florida
14050 Town Loop Blvd., Suite 202, Orlando • 407-859-9099
http://www.orlandoallergy.com

 

 

Bernard S. Zeffren, M.D., specializes in all approved forms of allergy and asthma testing and offers attentive, personalized medical care for children and adults. He is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Zeffren attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He trained in general pediatrics at Saint Louis University Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and in allergy and clinical immunology at the University of South Florida All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg. Dr. Zeffren is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and 2009-10 president of the Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society, for which he still serves on the executive committee. He is listed in the guide America’s Top Doctors. Dr. Zeffren is affiliated with Florida Hospital, Orlando Health and Winter Park Memorial Hospital. He offers evening-hour appointments and practices at Allergy & Asthma Consultants of Central Florida.


Chiropractic Services

mattia_geraldGerald R. Mattia, B.S., D.C.
Mattia Spinal Care & Rehab Center, P.A.
8915 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando • 407-909-4788
http://www.mattiawellness.com

 

 

Gerald R. Mattia, B.S., D.C., has 36 years of experience as a chiropractic physician. He earned his chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1976 and has been a member of the International Chiropractors Association for 38 years. He was the Northeast regional director and a member of the board of directors of the ICA. He was named chiropractor of the year and sports chiropractor of the year and was appointed to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners by the governor of New Jersey. Dr. Mattia served as president of the ICA Council on Fitness & Sports for 18 years and currently holds the immediate past president role. He annually joins Arnold Schwarzenegger for the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness. He practices several chiropractic techniques, including decompression therapy, specializing in disc problems in the low back and neck, and he travels the country speaking about this subject. Dr. Mattia practices at Mattia Spinal Care & Rehab Center, P.A., with his wife, Paulette Mattia, B.S., D.C., and their nephew, Brian Moriarty, B.S., D.C.


RoseBarry L. Rose, M.S., D.C., FIAMA
Rose Healthcare Centre
6638 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando • 407-298-9211
http://www.rosehealthcareorlando.com

 

 

Barry L. Rose, M.S., D.C., FIAMA, is a chiropractic physician, with additional certification in acupuncture. He also has training in nutritional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Wash., and has extensive experience in the treatment of neuromuscular injuries resulting from sports, motor vehicle, or workers’ compensation accidents. Dr. Rose’s therapies include acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and nutritional medicine. He treats patients with various conditions, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, asthma and diabetes, as well as those with recurrent headaches and back, neck and shoulder pain. Dr. Rose received his bachelor’s degree with honors from The State University of New York at Albany, master’s degree in biochemistry from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and Doctor of Chiropractic medicine from National University of Health Sciences in Chicago.


SuharMimi Suhar, D.C.
Rose Healthcare Centre
6638 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando • 407-298-9211
http://www.rosehealthcareorlando.com

 

 

Mimi Suhar, D.C., is a chiropractic physician, with additional certification in acupuncture. She also has training in nutritional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Wash., and has extensive experience in the treatment of neuromuscular injuries resulting from sports, motor vehicle and workers’ compensation accidents. Dr. Suhar’s therapies include acupuncture, chiropractic, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. She treats patients with headaches, and back, neck and joint pain. She has treated numerous women with nutritional medicine and acupuncture for premenopause, post-menopause, endometriosis and fibrocystic breasts, as well as infertility and gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Suhar received her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Florida and doctorate from National University of Health Sciences in Chicago. The office offers spinal decompression, a nonsurgical treatment for disc herniations/bulges. The office also offers Kinesio Taping and Graston soft-tissue techniques for sport, work and motor vehicle accident injuries. Dr. Suhar uses special decompression treatment for disc hernia and disc bulges.


Dentistry

addabbo_frankFrank M. Addabbo, D.D.S., FAGD
Advanced Esthetic Dentistry, P.A.
6001 Vineland Road, Suite 119, Orlando • 407-352-6001
http://www.advancedestheticdentistry.com

 

 

Frank M. Addabbo, D.D.S., FAGD, has a profound love for the specialities within dentistry. He graduated from The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and completed his general residency at E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo. He continued his education by completing the continuum at The Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne. Dr. Addabbo completed residencies in craniofacial pain, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He continually seeks out the newest technologies to deliver the highest quality of dental care. Dr. Addabbo served as president of The Dental Society of Greater Orlando and its foundation. He was elected as a delegate to both the Florida Dental Association and American Dental Association. Dr. Addabbo is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentists.


aldea_ximenaXimena Aldea, D.M.D.
Windermere Center for Dentistry
401 Main St., Suite A, Windermere • 407-909-1097
http://www.windermeresmiles.com

 

 

Ximena Aldea, D.M.D., received her dental education at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Aldea’s love of the newest technology enables her to give her patients high-quality care in comfortable surroundings. Dr. Aldea provides an array of general and cosmetic dentistry services, including root canals, metal-free fillings, porcelain crowns, veneers, bonding and smile brightening. She is also a certified provider of Invisalign clear braces. Dr. Aldea, who is originally from Chile, prides herself on excellent patient education and rapport, and believes that trust and confidence are the cornerstones of a good relationship with her patients. Dr. Aldea has also been named as one of Orlando’s top dentists by her peers for four consecutive years in Orlando magazine.


baaquee_susanneSusanne Baaqee, D.M.D.
Classic Smiles
2677 Maguire Road, Ocoee • 407-293-3002
http://www.myclassicsmile.com

 

 

Susanne Baaqee, D.M.D., practices all aspects of dentistry and is best known for creating beautiful smiles. A 1978 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Dr. Baaqee opened Classic Smiles in 2001. She has practiced dentistry for more than 30 years. Continually expanding her knowledge and focusing on patient care in the most gentle and comprehensive way, Dr. Baaqee uses high-tech, state-of-the-art dentistry with digital X-rays, Comfort Control anesthesia, nitrous oxide and conscious sedation, laser technology and Velscope oral cancer screenings. She provides numerous services, including one-day porcelain restorations, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles braces, implants, crowns and bridges, tooth-colored fillings, root canals, cleanings, gum treatments and teeth whitening. Dr. Baaqee is a member of many organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implantology, Academy of General Dentistry, and Florida Dental Association; and she is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


boers_davidDavid W. Boers, D.D.S., P.A.
Chain of Lakes Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
1805 Maguire Road, Suite 159, Windermere • 407-876-6708
chainoflakesdental@gmail.com
http://www.davidboers.com

 

David W. Boers, D.D.S., P.A., has practiced general dentistry in Central Florida since 1981. He offers the latest procedures in family and cosmetic dentistry, including clear braces, Lumineers porcelain veneers, chairside teeth whitening, diode laser surgery, and Botox Cosmetic and facial fillers as related to dentistry. The Illinois native earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago. Dr. Boers is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and The Dental Society of Greater Orlando. He maintains a private practice in Windermere called Chain of Lakes Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.


cervenka_johnJohn F. Cervenka, D.D.S.
Southpark Dental Group
8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100
http://www.southparkdentalgroup.com

 

 

John F. Cervenka, D.D.S., offers the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, including Zoom whitening, porcelain veneers, one-visit Cerec 3D restorations, periodontal and root-canal therapy, and the Cone Beam 3D Imaging scanner. New patients are always welcome. Dr. Cervenka has practiced in Central Florida for more than 30 years. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loyola University Chicago School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry. He practices at Southpark Dental Group, located at the corner of John Young Parkway and Sand Lake Road.


enfinger_rossRoss T. Enfinger, D.M.D.
Advanced Esthetic Dentistry, P.A.
6001 Vineland Road, Suite 119, Orlando • 407-352-6001
http://www.advancedestheticdentistry.com

 

 

Ross T. Enfinger, D.M.D., combines his artistic nature with a devotion to the health sciences to produce a passion for dentistry. He received a bachelor’s in biology from the University of Central Florida and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Florida. Dr. Enfinger is committed to completing more than 150 continuing education hours per year, and he has received extensive training in smile design, cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics, including the use of Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers. Dr. Enfinger also is dedicated to serving his community by volunteering at Orlando Tech, Give Kids a Smile, and dental mission trips to the Dominican Republic. He also serves as a board member on the Dental Research Council of Orlando.


gaumer_coen_shaunaShauna Gaumer Coen, D.M.D.
Southpark Dental Group
8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100
http://www.southparkdentalgroup.com

 

 

Shauna Gaumer Coen, D.M.D., offers state-of-the-art dental care in both comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry. Her services include cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Zoom whitening, one-visit Cerec 3D restorations, veneers, implant restorations, root-canal therapy and gentle extractions with bone preservation. She also uses a Cone Beam 3D Imaging scanner, a cutting-edge 3-D CT scan that uses lower radiation and shows more detail. Dr. Gaumer Coen graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2006 and completed advanced education in general dentistry at the University of Florida. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, The Dental Society of Greater Orlando, and Academy of General Dentistry. She practices at Southpark Dental Group, located at the corner of John Young Parkway and Sand Lake Road.


gomez_dianaDiana Gomez, D.M.D.
Southpark Dental Group
8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100
http://www.southparkdentalgroup.com

 

 

Diana Gomez, D.M.D., offers cosmetic and restorative dentistry, including Zoom whitening, veneers, one-visit Cerec 3D restorations, dentures, white composite fillings and digital X-rays, and she uses a Cone Beam 3D Imaging scanner. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Gomez is a member of the American Dental Association. She practices at Southpark Dental Group, and new patients are always welcome.


Kashlak_MariaMaria A. Kashlak, D.M.D.
Bay Hill Dental Associates
6068 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Suite 6, Orlando • 407-345-5620
http://www.myorlandosmile.com

 

 

Maria A. Kashlak, D.M.D., has served Southwest Orlando residents since 1990, providing gentle dental care for adults and children. She is committed to dental excellence, personalized care and attention. She offers the latest techniques in all phases of cosmetic, preventive and restorative dentistry, including tooth-colored, mercury-free fillings; Invisalign, invisible (aligner) braces; Lumineers porcelain veneers; and nonsurgical periodontal (gum) treatments. For her patients’ convenience, early morning and evening appointments are offered, and new patients and emergencies are welcome. Dr. Kashlak received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and doctorate in dental medicine in 1985 from Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia. She served a general practice residency at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. She and Anthony F. Oswick, D.M.D., maintain a practice that is located in the Bay Hill Village Office Center.


levine_geraldGerald M. Levine, D.M.D.
4558 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando • 407-294-0067

 

 

 

Gerald M. Levine, D.M.D., is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He served his general-practice and oral-maxillofacial surgery residencies at the University and Montefiore hospitals. Additionally, he served a miniresidency in implantology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Levine has 38 years of clinical experience and is constantly expanding his level of expertise through hundreds of hours of continuing education and training programs. Dr. Levine offers general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as implant and oral surgery services. For anxious patients, sedation dentistry is also available. Dr. Levine provides dental services seven days per week, and emergencies are welcome.


SAMSUNG DIGITAL MOVIEZiyad Maali, D.M.D.
Sandlake Dental
7932 Sand Lake Road, Suite 301, Orlando • 407-355-0608
http://www.sandlakedental.com

 

 

Ziyad Maali, D.M.D., is a general dentist practicing at Sandlake Dental in Dr. Phillips. He offers comprehensive dentistry with a focus on cosmetics in a family-oriented, friendly office. He brings high-tech dentistry, such as oral cancer screenings, digital X-rays, computerized anesthesia and Invisalign clear aligners, to achieve a high standard in dental care. Dr. Maali and his highly trained staff take time during patient visits to explain treatment options to improve and enhance their patients’ dental health and appearance based on the doctor’s diagnosis. Dr. Maali graduated from Dr. Phillips High School and received his dental degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and The Dental Society of Greater Orlando.


mckissock_matthewMatthew D. McKissock, D.M.D., FAGD
Windermere Dentistry
4769 The Grove Drive, Suite 100, Windermere • 407-909-1099
http://www.windermeredentist.com

 

 

Matthew D. McKissock, D.M.D., FAGD, offers treatment in all aspects of general, family, implant and cosmetic dentistry, including cosmetic smile makeovers with veneers, in-office tooth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, Invisalign, root canals and implants. He completed his dental education at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and a one-year residency in advanced general dentistry at Evans U.S. Army Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. He has owned and operated Windermere Dentistry since April 2002. Dr. McKissock is a certified provider of Invisalign clear braces and member of the Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has published research about dental anesthesia in the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. McKissock was honored with fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. This status is the most recognizable designation within the dental profession and serves as a model to measure professional excellence. Dr. McKissock completed the 10-month New York University dental implantology MaxiCourse and practices CT-guided implantology.


oswick_anthonyAnthony F. Oswick, D.M.D.
Bay Hill Dental Associates
6068 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Suite 6, Orlando • 407-345-5620
http://www.myorlandosmile.com

 

 

Anthony F. Oswick, D.M.D., has practiced family and cosmetic dentistry in the Bay Hill/Dr. Phillips area since 1990. He has a special interest in restorative and reconstructive dentistry for adults and offers the latest techniques in crowns, bridges, implants, partials, dentures, Invisalign (invisible braces), Lumineers porcelain veneers, and restorative and preventive dentistry. Early morning and evening appointments also are available, and new patients and emergencies are welcome. Dr. Oswick received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his doctorate in dental medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia. He and Maria A. Kashlak, D.M.D., maintain an office in the Bay Hill Village Office Center.


reiter_yadirisYadiris R. Reiter, D.M.D.
Southpark Dental Group
8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100
http://www.southparkdentalgroup.com

 

 

Yadiris R. Reiter, D.M.D., offers optimal comprehensive care in restorative and aesthetic dentistry, including Zoom whitening, Cerec 3D restorations, Invisalign clear braces, veneers, root canal therapy, dentures, extractions and the use of a Cone Beam 3D Imaging scanner. Dr. Reiter completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. She practices at Southpark Dental Group.


rizzo_jeffreyJeffrey S. Rizzo, D.M.D.
Rizzo Dental Group
6150 MetroWest Blvd., Suite 207, Orlando • 407-521-8765
http://www.rizzodentalgroup.com

 

 

Jeffrey S. Rizzo, D.M.D., received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Rizzo has practiced implant, family and cosmetic dentistry in the Central Florida area for more than 12 years. He is able to better diagnose patients’ dental needs through the use of state-of-the-art digital X-rays and an intraoral camera. He has advanced training in endodontics (root canal therapy) and implant restorations. He routinely updates his office with the most advanced bonding and cosmetic products, including in-office Zoom 2 whitening and the newest generations of tooth-colored filling material. Dr. Rizzo also offers Invisalign, a proven, clear alternative to traditional braces. New patients and dental emergencies are always welcome, and scheduled and seen in a timely manner.


rizzo_williamWilliam J. Rizzo, D.M.D.
Rizzo Dental Group
6150 MetroWest Blvd., Suite 207, Orlando • 407-521-8765
http://www.rizzodentalgroup.com

 

 

William J. Rizzo, D.M.D., provides all phases of family and cosmetic dentistry. His practice offers advanced dental technology, including digital X-rays, an intraoral camera that allows each patient to see exactly what the doctor sees, Zoom 2 whitening, porcelain veneers, and tooth-colored fillings. He now offers Invisalign, an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign features clear trays that are comfortable and removable, with a typical treatment time of six to 12 months. Free Invisalign consultations are available. Dr. Rizzo also offers surgical procedures, such as wisdom-teeth extractions. In addition to local anesthesia, he offers nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia that relaxes the patient and is a helpful tool in combating dental fears. Dr. Rizzo, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, completed a general-practice residency at The Veterans Affairs Hospital in Pittsburgh before moving to Orlando 14 years ago.


thakkar_rupalRupal Thakkar, D.M.D.
Windermere Dentistry
4769 The Grove Drive, Suite 100, Windermere • 407-909-1099
http://www.windermeredentist.com

 

 

Rupal Thakkar, D.M.D., earned a bachelor’s in biology and psychology from Syracuse University in New York before entering Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston. After receiving her doctorate in dental medicine, she entered a private practice in the Boston area. In August 2005, Dr. Thakkar relocated to Windermere. She practices at Windermere Dentistry. Dr. Thakkar is trained and proficient in all areas of general dentistry. She has a special interest in health-focused dentistry, including metal-free fillings, porcelain crowns, veneers, bonding and smile brightening. She also treats sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and snoring, with dental sleep appliances.


vergara_ruthRuth M. Vergara, D.D.S.
Universal Dental Spa
6000 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-248-0484
http://www.universaldentalspa.com

 

 

Ruth M. Vergara, D.D.S., earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at New York University. She graduated as a general dentist in Colombia, South America, in 1985. She has been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years. Dr. Vergara has had extensive dental training in all aspects of dentistry to be up to date on the latest techniques. She specializes in general dentistry with a focus on cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. She is also an Invisalign Preferred Provider, and she offers early orthodontic intervention for younger patients and traditional braces for adults. Dr. Vergara has several professional memberships, including the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Dental Society of Greater Orlando, International Association of Orthodontics, and Hispanic Dental Association. She strives to build a foundation of trust by treating patients as special individuals who are vital to her practice’s success. Dr. Vergara is accepting new patients.


Dentistry / Pediatrics

sotto_jasonJason J. Sotto, D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentistry
3720 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden • 407-347-5956
http://www.drsotto.com

 

 

Anyone who spends five minutes in the kid-friendly office of Jason J. Sotto, D.M.D., quickly understands Dr. Sotto’s ability to communicate with children and his special talent for making every dental visit a fun experience. A native Floridian, Dr. Sotto is extremely dedicated to the community and enjoys visiting elementary schools to reinforce good dental hygiene. Dr. Sotto is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he also completed a pediatric residency. He is board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and recently received an award for his article published in the Journal of Dental Education.


Dermatology

arthur_allisonAllison K. Arthur, M.D.
Sand Lake Dermatology Center
7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 370, Orlando • 407-352-8553
http://www.sandlakedermatology.com

 

 

Allison K. Arthur, M.D., is a double board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist who cares for patients of all ages. After completing her undergraduate studies at Emory University, she graduated with honors in academic excellence from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She spent five years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as a dermatology resident, dermatopathology fellow and staff dermatologist. Dr. Arthur joined Christopher Crotty, M.D., in practice at Sand Lake Dermatology Center in 2012. They are proud to provide the full spectrum of dermatologic care, including complex medical, surgical, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology. The practice offers many diagnostic and therapeutic tools that are not widely available, including patch testing, Mohs surgery, narrowband UVB phototherapy, PUVA, excimer laser and Blu-U photodynamic therapy. Cosmetic procedures performed include Botox Cosmetic, dermal fillers, Sculptra, laser therapy, intense pulse light treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and sclerotherapy. Dr. Arthur takes great pride in her attention to detail, patient education, and kind and compassionate care.


crotty_christopherChristopher P. Crotty, M.D.
Sand Lake Dermatology Center
7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 370, Orlando • 407-352-8553
http://www.sandlakedermatology.com

 

 

Christopher P. Crotty, M.D., is a double board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist who cares for patients of all ages, With extensive training and practice in internal medicine, dermatology, pathology and surgery, Dr. Crotty welcomes the challenge of difficult problems of the skin, hair and nails. A graduate of Notre Dame University and the University of Nebraska School of Medicine, he completed his dermatology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He continued his studies with a fellowship in dermatopathology at New York University. Dr. Crotty established Sand Lake Dermatology Center in 1988 and was pleased to welcome a partner, Allison K. Arthur, M.D., this past year. As a skin-cancer surgeon, Dr. Crotty uses a frozen-section technique known as Mohs micrographic surgery to minimize scarring and recurrence of cancer. A former president of the Central Florida Society of Dermatology, Dr. Crotty has served as an active participant since 1991. He also serves on the admission committee of the UCF School of Medicine.


endicott_elisaElisa Endicott, PA-C
Windermere Dermatology & Aesthetics
7798 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Suite 100, Windermere • 407-876-0994
http://www.amazingskindoc.com

 

 

Elisa Endicott, PA-C, graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor of Arts. She also received a bachelor’s in biology with honors from Stetson University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in physician assistant studies at Nova Southeastern University, graduating with honors in 1998. Endicott is certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and Florida Association of Physician Assistants. Her services include removal of moles, warts, spots and rashes; treatments for acne, psoriasis, eczema and skin cancers; and Botox Cosmetic injections. She practices at Windermere Dermatology & Aesthetics.


helsel_theresaTheresa Helsel, PA-C
Sand Lake Dermatology Center
7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 370, Orlando • 407-352-8553
http://www.sandlakedermatology.com

 

 

Theresa Helsel, PA-C, is the newest addition to the staff at Sand Lake Dermatology Center. She is trained to manage disorders of the skin, hair and nails in both adults and children, as well as perform a variety of aesthetic procedures. Helsel is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is an active member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She grew up in the Dr. Phillips community, attending Dr. Phillips High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in health and human performance at Brigham Young University, a Master of Science in sport and exercise science from the University of Florida, and graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern University with a Master of Science in physician assistant studies.


hill_nicoleNicole Hill, PA-C
Sand Lake Dermatology Center
7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 370, Orlando • 407-352-8553
http://www.sandlakedermatology.com

 

 

Nicole Hill, PA-C, is a native of the Sunshine State, as she grew up on the coast of Melbourne, Fla. She manages disorders of the skin, hair and nails for adults and children, and specializes in aesthetics and cosmetics. She performs injections of Botox Cosmetic, dermal fillers, intense pulsed light treatments, and various laser procedures. Hill earned her Bachelor of Science in food science and human nutrition from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from South College in Knoxville, Tenn. Continuing education and training are priorities for Hill, and she strives to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate care for her patients. She has trained extensively under Christopher P. Crotty, M.D., and Allison K. Arthur, M.D., since joining Sand Lake Dermatology Center. She is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.


hudgens_jeannetteJeannette Hudgens, M.D., FAAD
Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center
7450 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 200, Orlando • 407-704-7546
http://www.hudgensmd.com

 

 

Jeannette Hudgens, M.D., FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist in the Dr. Phillips area. She was born and raised in Central Florida and graduated from Lake Brantley High School. Dr. Hudgens received her medical degree and completed her internship and residency in dermatology at the Medical College of Georgia. She has started a solo dermatology practice in Central Florida, treating patients of all ages. In addition to medical and surgical dermatology, she offers cosmetic procedures, including Botox Cosmetic and Juvéderm.


lateef_farooqFarooq Lateef, M.D.
Orlando Dermatology Inc.
6000 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 110, Orlando • 407-351-1888
http://www.orlandodermatologyinc.com

 

 

Farooq Lateef, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist at Orlando Dermatology Inc., and fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Dermatology. He has been in practice for more than 15 years. Dr. Lateef is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails in patients of all ages. He offers a full range of dermatological services, from treating common skin disorders to skin cancers and surgeries. Dr. Lateef is the assistant clinical professor of dermatology at The Florida State University College of Medicine, and he is well-practiced in the art of cosmetic dermatology. His cosmetic services, which are performed at the Beau Terre Skin Clinic, include laser hair removal, sclerotherapy for spider veins, chemical peels and facials, microdermabrasion, Botox Cosmetic and fillers such as Radiesse and Juvéderm, fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing, and more. Orlando magazine named Dr. Lateef one of Orlando’s Top Doctors in 2011 and 2012.


mangin_ginaGina Mangin, MPAS, PA-C
Sand Lake Dermatology Center
7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 370, Orlando • 407-352-8553
http://www.sandlakedermatology.com

 

 

Gina Mangin, MPAS, PA-C, has been a practicing physician assistant for 13 years. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She completed physician assistant training at East Carolina University and went on to receive her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska. Mangin is active in the National Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and is currently president of the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She has earned the high honor of diplomate status within the National Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Mangin has always been passionate about taking care of her skin. She shares her passion for skin care through educating patients about skin-cancer prevention, anti-aging and skin rejuvenation. She treats all skin disorders and performs cosmetic procedures, including Botox Cosmetic, fillers and lasers. She is pleased to have joined Sand Lake Dermatology Center to perform high-quality patient care alongside Christopher P. Crotty, M.D., and Allison K. Arthur, M.D.


mcpherson_stephanieStephanie McPherson, PA-C, MPAS
Associates in Dermatology
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 800-827-7546
530 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee • 800-827-7546
http://www.dermorlando.com

 

Associates in Dermatology’s patients have had the pleasure of enjoying the energetic and caring character of Stephanie McPherson, PA-C, MPAS, for the past six years. Board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, she received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida and Master of Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University. Besides being dedicated about the skin’s health and skin-care routines of the practice’s patients, she also is passionate about cosmetic dermatology. She performs Botox Cosmetic, but also safe and effective laser skin rejuvenation treatments, including intense pulsed light and Pixel resurfacing for prematurely aging skin and sun-damaged skin. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. McPherson also receives assistance from Associates in Dermatology’s paramedical aesthetician, who performs medical-strength chemical peels and a number of acne and Blu-U light treatments.


meisenheimer_johnJohn L. Meisenheimer, M.D.
The Meisenheimer Clinic and Day Spa
7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Suite 105, Orlando • 407-352-2444
http://www.orlandoskindoc.com

 

 

John L. Meisenheimer, M.D., treats diseases of the skin, nails and hair. A dermatologic surgeon for 25 years, he has treated more than 22,000 skin-cancer surgery patients and offers Mohs micrographic surgery. He provides cosmetic services, including nonablative laser facial rejuvenation for sun-damaged skin, peels, sclerotherapy, Botox Cosmetic and fillers. In addition, The Meisenheimer Clinic and Day Spa, with its medical aestheticians and massage therapists, also provides a variety of facials, microdermabrasion, customized massages and reflexology. Dr. Meisenheimer earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and served his dermatology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Contact Dermatitis Society, American Society for Mohs Surgery, and American Medical Association. Dr. Meisenheimer serves as chief of dermatology at Orlando Health. He is in private practice at The Meisenheimer Clinic and Day Spa, where all patients are seen by the doctor.


monteleone_marioMario MonteLeone, PA-C, MPAS
Associates in Dermatology
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 800-827-7546
530 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee • 800-827-7546
400 Celebration Place, Suite A-120, Celebration • 800-827-7546
http://www.dermorlando.com

 

Mario MonteLeone, PA-C, MPAS, has been practicing in all areas of dermatology, working alongside Michael Steppie, M.D., for nearly 10 years. MonteLeone received his bachelor’s in physician assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University, where he was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award; and his master’s in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska. He also earned a bachelor’s in biology/chemistry from the University of Southern Colorado. He specializes in the treatment of skin cancer, skin diseases and conditions of the skin, hair and nails, as well as cosmetic dermatology, such as Botox Cosmetic. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.


steppie_michaelMichael Steppie, M.D., President, Medical Director
Associates in Dermatology
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 800-827-7546
530 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee • 800-827-7546
400 Celebration Place, Suite A-120, Celebration • 800-827-7546
http://www.dermorlando.com

 

Michael Steppie, M.D., has treated more than 40,000 skin-cancer patients throughout the past 10 years. He is a board-certified physician who has completed residencies in internal medicine, dermatology and dermatologic surgery, and is an experienced Mohs micrographic skin-cancer surgeon. Recently named as one of the Elite Doctors of Orlando by Orlando Style magazine, Dr. Steppie is a dedicated member of the prestigious Amonette Circle of the Skin Cancer Foundation. Last year, he accepted the physician of the year award and became the featured skin-cancer expert at WebMD. His article, “Skin Cancer and the Gender Gap,” was published in the Skin Cancer Foundation Journal, and Men’s Health Magazine recently quoted him in “Health Her Way.” Just as his patients trust his expertise for their skin cancer, they can trust his groundbreaking innovation in skin care — Steppie MD Dermaceuticals — which defies gravity and all visible signs of skin aging.


stokes_sharonSharon A. Stokes, M.D., P.A.
Windermere Dermatology & Aesthetics
3276 Greenwald Way N., Kissimmee • 407-944-0999
7798 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Suite 100, Windermere • 407-876-0994
http://www.amazingskindoc.com

 

Sharon A. Stokes, M.D., is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. She earned her medical degree and completed her residencies in internal medicine and dermatology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Her affiliations include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association, American Contact Dermatitis Society, American Medical Association, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Her services include the removal of moles, warts, spots and rashes; skin cancer surgery; acne treatments; and psoriasis treatments. She is an expert at Botox Cosmetic and cosmetic filler injections using state-of-the-art microcannulas, resulting in less pain, bruising and swelling. Dr. Stokes is the medical director of Fleur de Lis Medispa located adjacent to her medical practice in Kissimmee. The medical spa offers facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and the Fleur de Lis skin care line.


stricker_jeffreyJeffrey Stricker, D.O., MBA, CPE, FCAP
Associates in Dermatology
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 800-827-7546
530 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee • 800-827-7546
http://www.dermorlando.com

 

Jeffrey Stricker, D.O., MBA, CPE, FCAP, has been practicing medicine for more than 10 years. Board-certified in dermatology, dermatopathology, anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine, he is trained and proficient in all these areas, and skilled in Mohs micrographic surgery and the cutting-edge superficial radiation technology with SRT-100. Dr. Stricker earned his medical degree at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., and completed residencies in dermatology and pathology, and a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Texas. He practices in Associates in Dermatology’s in-office College of American Pathologists-accredited laboratory, which is subject to stringent quality. Dr. Stricker is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, College of American Pathologists, and American College of Physician Executives.


wallace_kennethKenneth Wallace, M.D.
Associates in Dermatology
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 800-827-7546
530 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee • 800-827-7546
http://www.dermorlando.com

 

Kenneth Wallace, M.D., is one of the newest board-certified physicians at Associates in Dermatology. He has 10 years of professional experience within the medical field and is board-certified in dermatology. After receiving his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Dr. Wallace completed a general surgery internship at Orlando Regional Medical Center, followed by a residency at the Detroit Medical Center. He specializes in the treatment of skin cancer, including the cutting-edge superficial radiation technology with SRT-100, but also in skin diseases and conditions of the skin, hair and nails. Among other affiliations, he is a member of the Florida Medical Association.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARobert Mark Winstead, PA-C
3276 Greenwald Way N., Kissimmee • 407-944-0999
http://www.amazingskindoc.com

 

 

 

Robert Mark Winstead, PA-C, graduated cum laude from Kettering College of Medical Arts in 1993. During his career as a physician assistant, he has worked in vascular surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation/wound care. He has worked with Sharon A. Stokes, M.D., P.A., in dermatology since 2001. He is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He has particular interest in medical dermatology, especially acne, psoriasis, eczema and skin cancers. He performs laser treatments for psoriasis and vitiligo, and performs intense pulsed light treatments for hair removal, telangiectasias (broken vessels), and unwanted sunspots.


Endocrinology

patil_veenaVeena Patil, M.D.
Florida Center for Endocrinology, P.A.
6001 Vineland Road, Suite 111, Orlando • 407-250-6770

 

 

 

Veena Patil, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She completed her internal medicine internship at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, and internal medicine residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patil completed her endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She has been trained in and exposed to both university and community hospital settings. She is passionate about her specialty and brings a fresh, enthusiastic, up-to-date approach to her field. Dr. Patil is a member of The Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. She specializes in treating diabetes, pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis and calcium disorders; as well as adrenal, pituitary and other endocrine disorders.


taneja_deepaDeepa Taneja, M.D.
Florida Diabetes, Thyroid & Endocrine Center
9430 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 214, Orlando • 407-574-5161
http://www.floridaendocrinecenter.com

 

 

Deepa Taneja, M.D., is board-certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and she practices evidence-based medicine, providing a full range of endocrinological services. She has a special interest in thyroid, diabetes, calcium, bone diseases and pituitary disorders. With her specialized training, Dr. Taneja strives to improve awareness and provide state-of-the-art management of endocrinological ailments. Dr. Taneja graduated with honors from medical school in India. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic Health System and fellowship training in endocrinology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. She received awards for academic merit and was the chief fellow of the Endocrinology Fellowship Program. Dr. Taneja routinely teaches medical and nursing students. She is on staff at Orlando Health and Florida Hospital, and is an active member of The Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.


Family Medicine

boor_paulPaul Boor, M.D.
JSA Medical Group — Hunter’s Creek
2000 Cypress Crossing Drive, Suite A, Orlando • 407-515-1507
http://www.jsamedicalgroup.com

 

 

Paul Boor, M.D., is board-certified in family medicine. He received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Boor completed his residency in family practice at Middlesex Hospital, affiliated with The University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Middletown, Conn. Dr. Boor served in the U.S. Air Force from 1982-96 and has been recognized and awarded many times. He belongs to the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Sports Medicine Association, American Medical Association and The Hughston Society.


boyer_davidDavid Boyer, M.D.
Physician Associates
7472 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-381-7366
http://www.paof.com

 

 

David Boyer, M.D., a board-certified family-medicine physician, practices adult and adolescent medicine. He has a special interest in hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and asthma. Dr. Boyer received his doctorate in medicine at the Medical College of Ohio and completed his residency at Mercy Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Florida Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Boyer is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health, and he practices at Physician Associates’ Sand Lake office. Located behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Physician Associates offers immediate appointments for urgent-care needs.


carr_deannaDeanna Carr, M.D.
Physician Associates
1134-A Kelton Ave., Ocoee • 407-381-7369
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Deanna Carr, M.D., is a board-certified family-medicine physician. She sees toddlers to seniors. Dr. Carr received her medical education at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, Calif., and completed her residency at the University of North Dakota Family Practice Center. She is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Florida Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Carr practices at Physician Associates’ West Orlando office. Located in the Lake Bennet Medical Centre across from Health Central Hospital, the medical center offers same-day appointments for urgent-care needs.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJeffrey Carr, M.D.
Physician Associates
1134-A Kelton Ave., Ocoee • 407-381-7369
http://www.paof.co

 

 

Jeffrey Carr, M.D., is a board-certified family-medicine physician. He sees toddlers to seniors. Dr. Carr completed his medical education at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, Calif., and his residency at Florida Hospital. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health. Dr. Carr is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Florida Academy of Family Physicians. He practices at Physician Associates’ West Orlando office. Located in the Lake Bennet Medical Centre across from Health Central Hospital, the medical center offers same-day appointments for urgent-care needs.


dean_bonnieBonnie Dean, M.D.
Longenix Health & Aesthetics
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 200, Orlando • 407-355-7759
http://www.longenix.com

 

 

Bonnie Dean, M.D., graduated with highest honors from The Ohio State University, where she also attended medical school. She studied at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego and served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. She is board-certified in family medicine. During her 36 years in Orlando, she has been selected for America’s Top Doctors for 15 consecutive years. She served four terms as chief of family practice at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She has been honored as one of AOL’s Top Doctors and Consumer Council’s Top Doctors. Most recently, Dr. Dean was listed among America’s Top Doctors and featured in U.S. News & World Report. She is a clinical professor at Florida State University College of Medicine. At Longenix Health & Aesthetics, Dr. Dean treats conventional health problems, as well as offers nonsurgical facial restoration, using a variety of fillers, Botox Cosmetic and the Sciton laser. She specializes in nonsurgical face-lifts using Sciton skin-tightening technology.


duffe_yvonneYvonne Duffe, D.O.
10131 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 1, Ocoee • 407-447-9596
http://www.jsamedicalgroup.com

 

 

 

Yvonne Duffe, D.O., is board-certified in family medicine. She completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Science in medical education at Nova Southeastern University College of Health Care Sciences. After completing an internship at Florida Hospital East Orlando, formerly Orlando General Hospital, she entered her residency training at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, where for four years she helped train medical students, as well as practiced at NSU-COM. She has practiced medicine for more than 20 years.


gonzales_patrickPatrick P. Gonzales, M.D.
Southwest Orlando Family Medicine, P.L.
7400 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-352-9717
http://www.swofm.com

 

 

Patrick P. Gonzales, M.D., completed a two-year general practice residency at the U.S. Naval Regional Medical Center., Subic Bay, Philippines, and a three-year family practice residency at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, N.J. He held the distinction of being chosen chief resident in both programs. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Gonzales has actively served as a family practitioner in Southwest Orlando since 1987.


hitchcock_lauraLara D. Hitchcock, M.D.
Hitchcock Health Institute
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 201, Orlando • 407-578-3303
http://www.hitchcockhealthinstitute.com

 

 

Lara D. Hitchcock, M.D., is board-certified in family practice and has more than 10 years of experience. She works at Hitchcock Health Institute, where she offers preventive care, such as sports physicals, Pap smears, breast exams, prostate exams, colon cancer screening, immunizations, complex disease management, aesthetics, natural therapies and weight loss. She offers acute care, and same-day and early morning appointments. After graduating from the University of Florida with highest honors, Dr. Hitchcock graduated from the world-renowned Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. She returned to Florida to practice. She has won awards for academia, a Nurses’ Choice award, and been listed in Best Doctors in America. She also has acquired an excellent rating on Angie’s List. She has taught for UF and The Florida State University’s medical schools and nurse practitioner programs. Dr. Hitchcock is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.


horn_inaInna Horn, ARNP
Longenix Health & Aesthetics
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 200, Orlando • 407-355-7759
http://www.longenix.com

 

 

Inna Horn, ARNP, practices family medicine alongside Bonnie Dean, M.D., at Longenix Health & Aesthetics. She graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida with an advanced nurse practitioner degree. She has served in both hospital and private medical settings, where she gained a wealth of experience treating a wide variety of health issues. Her patients appreciate the clinical expertise and warm, caring approach she brings to family medicine and medical aesthetics. In addition to her medical practice, Horn is trained and certified in Botox Cosmetic and injectable fillers, as well as cosmetic laser procedures.


langley_adamAdam Langley, M.D.
PremierMed Family & Sports Medicine
2658 Maguire Road, Ocoee • 407-581-9065
http://www.premierfsm.com

 

 

Adam Langley, M.D., is a board-certified family physician. After growing up in Florida, he received his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology at The Florida State University, and then was part of the third class to graduate from FSU College of Medicine. Dr. Langley’s residency training was completed in Clearwater at the University of South Florida-Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program. While there, he worked with athletes, including those in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Dr. Langley believes in hearing his patients’ personal stories so he can customize recommendations for each one’s unique situation, helping them discover and reach their goals. His professional philosophies integrate nutrition and fitness, preventative medicine with proactive education, and encouraging a balanced life. Dr. Langley practices at PremierMed Family & Sports Medicine, centrally located between Windermere, Winter Garden and Ocoee, and is currently accepting new patients.


Holy Family AdJohn Martin, M.D.
Southwest Orlando Family Medicine, P.L.
7400 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-352-9717
http://www.swofm.com

 

 

John Martin, M.D., has been practicing in the Central Florida area for seven years. He was born in Pennsylvania. He went to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J., and completed his family medicine residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville. He practices the full range of family medicine, from children to older adults. Dr. Martin also has an interest in minor office procedures. He is on staff at Florida Hospital and Orlando Health, and he practices at Southwest Orlando Family Medicine, P.L.


personalized_primaryPersonalized Primary Care
8976 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando • 407-876-0073
602 Front St., Celebration • 407-566-2454
http://www.personalizedprimarycare.com

 

 

Crowded lobbies of sick people and hours spent waiting to see a physician are finally things of the past. At least they are at Personalized Primary Care. James G. Scelfo, M.D., opened Personalized Primary Care of Celebration and, most recently, Windermere. PPC is a membership-based family practice that offers patients an option to receive more personalized health care. By charging a membership fee, Dr. Scelfo is able to limit his practice to 600 patients, a significant difference from the typical family practice of more than 4,000 patients. Although this concierge-style of medicine has been successful throughout the country, Dr. Scelfo was the first to bring his vision of this particular brand of personalized medicine to Central Florida, and has had 12 successful years of business. The vision of PPC is comprehensive, individualized health care. The goal is not only to provide medical care, but to educate each patient about all aspects of their personal health care needs. It is modern medicine in an old-fashioned style. PPC’s practice philosophy is to provide optimal evidence-based, patient-centered health care through guaranteed patient access, education and preventative medicine. This means that the patient-physician relationship is built on trust, understanding and mutual respect. Patients are not only given the personalized time needed for each visit, but also have direct access to Dr. Scelfo 24 hours per day. PPC offers same-day and next-day emergent appointments at either location as an added convenience. Upon joining, patients receive an initial comprehensive 90-minute consultation/physical, where Dr. Scelfo goes over their complete medical history, with all follow-up appointments scheduled for at least 30 minutes. The staff at PPC helps coordinate insurance authorizations and referrals. Memberships are offered for individuals, couples and families, with several different payment plans to suit patients’ needs. It is high-quality medicine that is both accessible and convenient.


tak_raviRavi S. Tak, M.D.
Physician Associates
1134-A Kelton Ave., Ocoee • 407-381-7369
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Ravi S. Tak, M.D., is board-certified in family medicine and has a fellowship in sports medicine. He sees toddlers to seniors. Dr. Tak, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, completed his medical education at SN Medical College, India, and his residency at Florida Hospital. He received his fellowship in sports medicine at the Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Dr. Tak is fluent in English and Hindi. Dr. Tak is affiliated with Florida Hospital, Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health. He practices at Physician Associates’ West Orlando office. Located in the Lake Bennet Medical Centre across from Health Central Hospital, the medical center offers same-day appointments for urgent-care needs.


visser_garyGary Visser, M.D.
PremierMed Family & Sports Medicine
2658 Maguire Road, Ocoee • 407-581-9065
http://www.premierfsm.com

 

 

Gary Visser, M.D., is a board-certified family physician and fellowship-trained in sports medicine. After growing up in the Dr. Phillips area, he received his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology at The Florida State University. He graduated from FSU’s College of Medicine’s third class and completed his residency training in family medicine at the University of South Florida-Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program. While pursuing a fellowship in sports medicine, Dr. Visser worked closely with Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies, USF athletics and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Dr. Visser believes in hearing his patients’ personal stories so he can customize recommendations for each one’s unique situation, helping them discover and reach their goals. His professional philosophies integrate nutrition and fitness, preventative medicine with proactive education, and encouraging a balanced life. Dr. Visser practices at PremierMed Family & Sports Medicine, centrally located between Windermere, Winter Garden and Ocoee, and is currently accepting new patients.


vu_huyHuy Vu, M.D.
Physician Associates
7472 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-381-7366
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Huy Vu, M.D., a board-certified family-medicine physician, practices adult and adolescent medicine, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and asthma. Dr. Vu received his medical education at the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed his residency at UF. He is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Florida Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Vu is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health. He is fluent in English and Vietnamese. He practices at Physician Associates’ Sand Lake office. Located behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, the medical center offers immediate appointments for urgent-care needs.


young_michaelMichael Young, M.D.
Physician Associates
2101 Park Center Drive, Suite 130, Orlando • 407-985-1670
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Michael Young, M.D., is a board-certified family-medicine physician whose practice is in the care of toddlers to seniors, as well as preventive and sports medicine, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Young received his medical education at Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Florida Hospital. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health. Dr. Young practices at Physician Associates’ MetroWest office, where immediate appointments for urgent-care needs are available.


Gastroenterology

alar_nasirNasir Alar, M.D.
7328 Stonerock Circle, Orlando • 407-345-7990
10000 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 480, Ocoee • 407-345-7990

 

 

 

Nasir Alar, M.D., is a graduate of the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and he completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Alar’s private practice, established in 1985, focuses on the diagnoses and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, with an emphasis on the prevention of disease through procedures such as colon-cancer screenings. Voted one of the best doctors in Florida by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s How to Find the Best Doctors in Florida and voted one of the top 100 physicians in America by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Alar has a passion for practicing medicine, and the opportunity to serve people in need has shaped and guided his life.
Hair Removal & Aesthetic Skin-Care Services


boone_michelleMichelle Boone, ARNP-BC
7565 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite A, Orlando • 407-569-2639
http://www.michelleboone.com

 

 

 

Michelle Boone, ARNP-BC, is one of the most experienced aesthetic nurse practitioners in Central Florida. She has vast experience using many different lasers for hair, tattoo and birthmark removal; pigment disorders; skin tightening and resurfacing; and photofacials. She also is well-versed in leg vein treatments using laser and injection therapies, and she excels in facial contouring and enhancement with the use of injectables such as Botox Cosmetic, fillers and volumizers. She cared for patients for almost 20 years as a critical-care registered nurse before pursuing further education at Emory University. She is a licensed nurse practitioner and holds a national certification in women’s health. Boone is a fellow of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. She has presented research on laser application in aesthetic surgery in Scotland, Texas and Orlando. Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox and Juvéderm, has selected Boone to train other medical professionals. She is collaborating with double board-certified plastic surgeon David Poole, M.D.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAElham “Ellie” Mirali, MPAS, P.A.-C.
Breeze Laser Center
7565 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando • 407-370-9142
http://www.breezelasercenter.com

 

 

Elham “Ellie” Mirali, MPAS, P.A.-C., is a board-certified physician assistant with master’s degrees in surgery and internal medicine. She specializes in anti-aging laser skin-care treatments. Her professional services include a variety of FDA-approved laser treatments for both men and women. The most recent service she offers is the newest and most effective Pain-Free Hair Removal Laser in the market. Other services include tattoo removal, spider vein treatment, acne treatment, VelaShape II (cellulite treatment), Ideal Protein Medical Weight Loss, Fraxel (skin resurfacing), Venus Freeze (skin tightening), laser hair growth therapy, Botox Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Ellie practices at Breeze Laser Center in the Dr. Phillips area. The center also employs medical aestheticians who perform a variety of facials and medical-grade skin peels, as well as carries several professional skin-care product lines, including Obagi, Avéne, Glytone, NeoCutis, EltaMD and Clarisonic MD.


Homeopathic Services

healthy_cellsHealthy Cells Wellness
505 Main St., Windermere • 407-909-0625
http://www.healthycellswellness.com

 

 

 

At Healthy Cells Wellness, consumers can take prevention to a whole new level. Instead of only eating right and staying active, they can find out what they personally need to do versus a blanket diet or suggestion that is for everyone. Healthy Cells’ cutting-edge wellness has innovative specialty lab testing. Its specialty labs are desigined to make patients more aware of what is going on inside their bodies. Offered tests include the Alcat Food Intolerance, micronutrient, cardiovascular disease, lipoprotein particle profile, telomere, and a variety of hormone and genetic tests. If those tests are unknown to clients, they do not need to worry. The first order of business at Healthy Cells Wellness is educating the patient.


Hospice & Palliative Medicine

collazo-pagan_felipeFelipe Collazo-Pagán, M.D.
Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care
8009 S. Orange Ave., Orlando • 407-206-2273
fcollazo@cornerstonehospice.org
http://www.cornerstonehospice.org

 

Felipe Collazo-Pagán, M.D., is the regional medical director of Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care for Orange, Osceola and Polk counties. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and has a geriatric fellowship. He is board-certified in family practice and geriatrics. Dr. Collazo-Pagán is frequently heard on radio interview programs and seen in TV spots and print media, as he brings awareness of hospice to Central Florida’s multicultural community, both through English and Spanish media.


ertenberg_lucyLucy W. Ertenberg, M.D.
Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care
8009 S. Orange Ave., Orlando • 407-206-2273
lertenberg@cornerstonehospice.org
http://www.cornerstonehospice.org

 

Lucy W. Ertenberg, M.D., is Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care’s chief medical officer and is responsible for the seven-county service area of the nonprofit organization. She is board-certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Ertenberg is on the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and she is licensed by the National Board of Medical Examiners. She is a graduate of both Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ertenberg has held various positions at St. Luke’s Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. She is one of the most recognized medical personalities in Central Florida, as she is frequently on radio and TV and in print media bringing the message of hospice to Central Florida communities.


lehman_garyGary Lehman, M.D., CMD
Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care
8009 S. Orange Ave., Orlando • 407-206-2273
http://www.cornerstonehospice.org

 

 

Gary Lehman, M.D., CMD, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami and completed his residency at Charleston Naval Hospital, S.C. He is board-certified in family practice, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine, and is a certified medical director. Dr. Lehman also specializes in long-term care. In addition, he is a forensic medical expert; the division chief of Orlando Health’s geriatric internal medicine program; a clinical professor of Orlando Health’s internal medicine residency program; and a clinical assistant professor for the department of geriatrics at The Florida State University. Dr. Lehman is also an ordained minister of the Church of the Nazarene.


Hospitals / Health Facilities

flhoscelebrationFlorida Hospital Celebration Health
400 Celebration Place, Celebration • 407-303-4000
http://www.celebrationhealth.com

 

 

 

Florida Hospital Celebration Health is a global health care leader, providing continuously innovative, thoughtfully designed health care in a comprehensive facility that contains programs and services that are a model for future facilities around the globe. The facility is committed to providing exemplary care to the community at every opportunity, from preventive medicine to advanced treatment methods. Its reputation for delivering patient-focused care allows the facility’s staff to achieve optimum health and wellness for patients, with an emphasis on healing the whole person — mind, body and spirit. In addition to treating those who are sick or injured, the hospital actively supports community members in their journey to be healthy through nutritious food, exercise at the Fitness Centre & Day Spa, and educational classes. In August 2011, Celebration Health completed an expansion of the hospital with the addition of a new patient tower. Included in the new tower are 31 additional emergency department spaces, 62 additional private patient rooms, and an expanded imaging department with the latest in technology, like the Flash CT scanner. With the expansion, Celebration Health is equipped to handle the increase in the number of patients, while continuing to provide patients with personalized care and the latest technology and innovation. This new tower also has been awarded a silver level status by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design organization, which recognizes environmental leadership in the building industry and promotes innovative design, efficient use of resources, and sustainability. The patient takes center stage at Celebration Health. The hospital has been designated as a Center for Interactive Patient Care — the first of its kind in the country — and will focus on innovative health care, research and engaging patients in their own care. The hospital is dedicated to providing inventive, groundbreaking health care solutions through clinical innovation, educational partnerships, research and publishing, and technological breakthroughs in a manner that could be viewed as a “living laboratory.” In accordance with its mission to be a world leader in health care, the Global Robotics Institute represents a world-class, multidisciplinary surgical program of leading head and neck, urologic, gynecologic, bariatric and colorectal physicians dedicated to providing superior patient outcomes through the use of robot-assisted laparoscopic technology. The physicians are international pioneers in their field and utilize the most advanced technologies and leading-edge minimally invasive treatments available, all designed to offer the most compassionate, precise and professional care in the country.


hcexpressHealth Central’s Express Care Walk-In Urgent Care
Medical Treatment Center
2700 Old Winter Garden Road, Ocoee • 407-253-7850
http://www.healthcentral.org

 

 

Urgent-care centers have been open in the U.S. for more than 30 years and see up to 160 million patient visits each year. Express Care is Health Central Hospital’s walk-in urgent-care medical treatment center. For 25 years, Express Care has served the west Orange community, having introduced the concept of convenient and exceptional urgent-care practices to this rapidly growing area. Today, this concept has become a standard that the community has come to rely on. Locally based in Ocoee, Express Care offers patients quick, quality medical services beyond the traditional hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Express Care welcomes patients on evenings, weekends, holidays and other “off” hours with no appointment necessary. A visit to Express Care ensures that every patient is cared for by a board-certified physician, registered nurse and highly experienced staff members who take Health Central Hospital’s motto of “Caring, Compassion and Commitment” to heart. Express Care medical professionals expertly treat a wide array of ailments that simply cannot wait until the next business day. In fact, patients are often seen in 30 minutes or less to get them on a rapid road to recovery. Express Care services range from the treatment of coughs, ear infections, colds and sore throats to fevers and flulike symptoms; minor burns and injuries to animal bites; simple bone fractures to sprains and strains; nonlife-threatening allergic reactions to mild asthma; and workers’ compensation cases and minor automobile accident injuries. Treatment is given to patients in a comfortable, state-of-the-art facility that is close to home. In addition, Express Care offers flu shots and employment, school and sports physicals. Express Care’s services are designed to accommodate patients with affordable access to high-quality health care on their own schedules. Express Care’s extended hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., including holidays.


5.0.2Health Central Hospital
10000 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee • 407-296-1000
http://www.healthcentral.org

 

 

 

Health Central Hospital, the newest member of Orlando Health’s family of hospitals, continues its mission to “improve the health of the community” by providing safe, quality health care services in an atmosphere of caring. Health Central Hospital’s commitment, attitude and actions reflect more than 60 years of service to its surrounding communities and neighbors. The staff, made up of nearly 1,600 employees and more than 400 doctors, having use of the most advanced equipment and technology, ensures that every patient receives the safe, quality and personalized care they deserve. Health Central Hospital’s 440,000-square-foot, 171-bed Joint Commission-accredited, Leapfrog group A-rated for patient safety, acute care hospital and physician offices include a 34-bed emergency center; rehabilitation services for inpatient and outpatient occupational, physical and speech therapies; and a complete surgical suite that includes seven operating rooms and an outpatient center for diagnostic testing. Health Central Hospital has continued to advance its cardiovascular care offerings with its team of interventional cardiologists, catheterization suites, minimally invasive interventional vascular and cardiac procedures, and the addition of its Chest Pain Center for specialized chest pain observation and treatment. The hospital is also recognized as a Joint Commission-accredited primary stroke receiving center. Health Central Hospital launched its 24/7 intensivist program to enhance the care provided to ICU patients and engage physicians with advanced critical-care board-certification who specialize in treating the most seriously ill or injured patients. The hospital also brought innovation into its cardiac intensive care unit with the introduction of Robodoc. Officially known as RP-7, the high-tech robot is equipped with technology and medical tools to allow doctors to be in two places at once. RP-7 features interactive software to connect an offsite intensivist with patients, nurses and other clinicians. Health Central Hospital recently unveiled its state-of-the-art cancer center in Ocoee. Staffed by the physicians at world-renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center — Orlando, the hospital now offers the community general radiation oncology, chemotherapy, IV therapy and supportive care — all close to home. Health Central Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 228-bed, short- and long-term-care skilled nursing facility, is dedicated to providing professional, compassionate care that enriches and enhances life. The Park has been nationally recognized for quality patient care and awarded the silver medal by the American Healthcare Association. The Rehabilitation Center at Health Central Park, staffed with in-house licensed physical and occupational therapists and speech language pathologists, offers both inpatient and outpatient therapy services. With these new technologies and procedures added to its services, along with a staff of seasoned physicians, Health Central Hospital will continue to grow to meet the needs of the community.


health_central_woundHealth Central Hospital’s Wound Healing
and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
10000 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee • 407-253-2780
http://www.healthcentral.org

 

 

Almost 6 million Americans suffer from wounds that take longer than two weeks to heal. Known as chronic wounds, many of these wounds are associated with complications from diabetes or can result from vascular disorders. Other types of chronic wounds originate from pressure sores or trauma. Chronic wounds are not only an uncomfortable problem for those who suffer from them, but they also place patients at heightened risk for serious infections, circulation problems, nerve damage and even loss of extremities. Health Central Hospital’s staff members understand the needs and challenges of patients coping with chronic wounds. Health Central Hospital, which has been treating west Orange County residents for more than 60 years, offers patients a state-of-the-art, highly specialized Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center with the latest technologies and care regimens for the effective treatment of chronic wounds. The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy combined with inclusive on-site wound care. HBO therapy is used to treat a variety of wounds and infections by improving the body’s immune system and advancing the healing response. The clear, spacious, acrylic, tubular chamber provides 100 percent oxygen to create a comfortable healing environment, allowing tissue to restore from the inside out. In addition, Health Central Hospital’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center physicians and support team develop customized treatment plans designed to not only treat patients, but also to educate and empower them on the road to faster recovery. Therapies include wound debridement, specially chosen dressings and wraps, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, ultrasonic debridement, platelet-derived growth technologies, bioengineered tissue substitutes and lymphedema treatment. These approaches can lead to the healing of chronic wounds in 16 weeks or less and significantly enhance comfort and the quality of life for patients. The ability to offer this level of quality care to the west Orange County community is an essential part of Health Central Hospital’s belief that health care begins with caring.


osceola_regionalOsceola Regional Medical Center
700 W. Oak St., Kissimmee • 407-846-2266
http://www.osceolaregional.com

 

 

 

Trusted by physicians and recognized for excellence, Osceola Regional Medical Center, home to Central Florida Cardiac & Vascular Institute and the largest hospital in Osceola County, is a Joint Commission-accredited, full-service hospital with a friendly community setting. It features state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled team of physicians and professionals. Located in Kissimmee, just minutes away from Orlando, St. Cloud, Celebration and Poinciana, Osceola Regional Medical Center is committed to providing accessible high-standard health care to the surrounding communities. Recognized Sept. 19, 2012, as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission — a national distinction earned by only two Central Florida hospitals — Osceola Regional Medical Center offers a full range of accessible health care services, such as a 24-hour emergency room and Pediatric ER Care, 24-hour obstetrician coverage, the Central Florida Cardiac & Vascular Institute, cardiac rehabilitation, accredited chest pain center with percutaneous coronary intervention, certified advanced primary stroke center, robotic surgery technology, baby suites maternity with Level 2 neonatal intensive care unit, Orthopedic and Spine Center, Gastroenterology Center of Excellence, Osceola Imaging Center, Breast Care Center, Kissimmee Physical Therapy Center, and Wound Healing Center. Osceola Regional Medical Center has earned many medical industry accreditations, awards and recognitions for its high standard of care in specialized areas. It is the only Joint Commission-accredited advanced primary stroke center in Osceola County and the only certified chest pain center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers in the county. Its other distinctions include Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications in Joint, Hip and Knee Replacement; Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care plus Hip, Knee and Spine Surgery; the highest 3-Star national rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, placing their heart surgery program in the top 13 percent nationally; Get With the Guidelines — Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association; Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award in quality stroke care; certified in carotid stenting by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and a three-year accreditation with six commendations to the cancer program granted by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The hospital was one of only three Central Florida hospitals to earn an “A” in safety, as seen in Orlando Sentinel’s June 6, 2012, edition. In addition, the hospital was recognized by American Heart Association’s ad in U.S. News & World Report’s July 2012 issue. Currently expanding to a 317-bed facility with a new 60-bed patient tower, Osceola Regional Medical Center is owned by Hospital Corporation of America, the nation’s largest and leading provider of health care services. HCA is currently overseeing the construction of a sister hospital, Poinciana Medical Center. The hospital offers free physician referrals and assistance with health care questions, answered by a registered nurse, 24/7, at 800-447-8206.


Scanned DocumentSutton Homes — Memory Care Homes
919 Orange Ave., Suite 200, Winter Park • 407-740-8815
http://www.suttonhomes.com

 

 

 

Established in 1994, Sutton Homes is Central Florida’s original memory care provider. Each home is licensed for only five residents and is fully licensed by the state of Florida. The homes are comfortable and secure, providing a sense of safety and familiarity. The highly trained staff provides person-centered care in a home setting for those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. The Sutton Homes staff strives to make each of their residents feel important and encourage success while meeting their physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs. With a registered nurse on staff, the needs and choices of each resident is top priority. Sutton Homes’ professional activity director tailors programs designed to bring purpose and pleasure to each resident’s life. While the staff encourages independence, assistance is always available with bathing, dressing, toileting, special diets, medication and more. Each of the nine homes is conveniently located in upscale residential neighborhoods in the area. Locally owned and operated, Sutton Homes has locations in Southwest Orlando, Dr. Phillips, downtown Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Altamonte Springs and Mount Dora.


Internal Medicine

army_sarahSarah Army, MPA, PA-C
Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists
5979 Vineland Road, Suite 310, Orlando • 407-345-0005
http://www.southwestinternalmedicine.com

 

 

Sarah Army, MPA, PA-C, has been a practicing physician assistant at Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists since January 2005. A native of Virginia, she received her undergraduate degree in biology from The University of Virginia. After receiving her Master of Physician Assistant from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she graduated first in her class, she relocated to Orlando. She is licensed to practice in both Virginia and Florida. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.


colella_kaitlinKaitlin “Katie” Colella, PA-C
Harris Internal Medicine
5900 Turkey Lake Road, Suite A, Orlando • 407-351-9696
http://www.harrisinternalmedicine.com

 

 

Kaitlin “Katie” Colella, PA-C, is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the state of Florida. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and minors in chemistry and art. She decided to pursue a medical career as a physician assistant by attending Nova Southeastern University in Orlando. Katie is originally from New Jersey.


delariva_michelleMichelle De La Riva, M.D.
Southwest Orlando Family Medicine, P.L.
7400 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-352-9717
http://www.swofm.com

 

 

Michelle De La Riva, M.D., was born in Manhattan, N.Y., but she has called Florida “home” since the age of 8. She attended college at the University of Florida, graduating with a bachelor’s in food, science and human nutrition. She received her medical degree from Cebu Doctors’ University College of Medicine in her parents’ hometown of Cebu City, Philippines. She completed her internal medicine residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. After practicing in New Jersey for almost one year, she relocated back home to be near family. Dr. De La Riva’s interests include preventive medicine and promoting wellness.


floyd_nicoleNicole Floyd, PA-C, MPAS
Harris Internal Medicine
5900 Turkey Lake Road, Suite A, Orlando • 407-351-9696
http://www.harrisinternalmedicine.com

 

 

A native Floridian, Nicole Floyd, PA-C, MPAS, is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the state of Florida as a certified physician assistant. In 2010, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in health and biomedical sciences with a minor in psychology at the University of Central Florida. She completed her Master of Science in physician assistant studies in 2013 at Nova Southeastern University.


galceran_mjM.J. Galceran, M.D.
Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists
5979 Vineland Road, Suite 310, Orlando • 407-345-0005
http://www.southwestinternalmedicine.com

 

 

M.J. Galceran, M.D., practices internal medicine with an emphasis on preventive health care and men’s and women’s wellness. He has been in the Southwest Orlando area since 1983. Dr. Galceran graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami, received his medical degree from the University of Florida, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and served a two-year term as chief of medical staff at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. He also served twice as chairman of the Department of Medicine at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and has served on the board of directors of the Orange County Medical Society on several occasions. Dr. Galceran practices at Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists and has Saturday morning appointments available. He now offers nonsurgical facial aesthetics, including Botox Cosmetic and a full line of facial fillers. He was named as one of Orlando’s Top Doctors by Orlando magazine.


harris_thomasThomas D. Harris, M.D.
Harris Internal Medicine
5900 Turkey Lake Road, Suite A, Orlando • 407-351-9696
http://www.harrisinternalmedicine.com

 

 

Thomas D. Harris, M.D., is an alumnus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry. He earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Harris served his internship and residency in internal medicine at The University Hospital in Newark, N.J. Dr. Harris was first board-certified in internal medicine in 1992. Before establishing Harris Internal Medicine in 1993, he was an emergency physician at Florida Hospital. Dr. Harris was recertified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2002 and 2012. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.


hernandez_aparnaAparna Hernandez, M.D.
Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists
5979 Vineland Road, Suite 310, Orlando • 407-345-0005
http://www.southwestinternalmedicine.com

 

 

Aparna Hernandez, M.D., graduated with honors from medical school in India. She served one year as a research associate in transplantation medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. After finishing an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she served as chief resident for one year, she completed a yearlong fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. First board-certified in 1995, Dr. Hernandez was re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with full honors in 2005. She served as chairwoman of the Department of Medicine and director of the critical-care committee at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, as well as a young physician’s representative with the Orange County Medical Society. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and OCMS. Since establishing her practice at Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists in 1998, Dr. Hernandez was named one of Orlando’s Top Doctors by Orlando magazine in 2011 and 2012.


hinton_annaAnna Hinton, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
Harris Internal Medicine
5900 Turkey Lake Road, Suite A, Orlando • 407-351-9696
http://www.harrisinternalmedicine.com

 

 

Anna Hinton, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and licensed by the state of Florida as a family nurse practitioner. In 2004, Hinton obtained her Associate of Science in nursing from Valencia College. She worked as an acute care registered nurse for eight years prior to advancing her degree. In 2010, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing, and she completed her Master of Science in nursing in 2012. Hinton is from Brazil and is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish.


james_rebekahRebekah James, MHS, PA-C
Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists
5979 Vineland Road, Suite 310, Orlando • 407-345-0005
http://www.southwestinternalmedicine.com

 

 

Rebekah James, MHS, PA-C, joined Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists in October 2008. Originally from Minneapolis, she has lived in Central Florida since 2000. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She attended the University of Central Florida to complete her prerequisites for admission to physician assistant school. She attended the Drexel University physician assistant program in Philadelphia, where she received her master’s of health sciences in August 2008. She graduated with class honors and was an active member in both academic and community programs, including community outreach and educational programs. She is licensed to practice in Florida and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.


jorge_vanessaVanessa Jorge, M.D.
JSA Medical Group — Hunter’s Creek
2000 Cypress Crossing Drive, Suite A, Orlando • 407-515-1507
http://www.jsamedicalgroup.com

 

 

 

Vanessa Jorge, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine. She received her medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She completed her internal medicine residency at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee.


lajoie_marilynMarilyn Lajoie, M.D., D.C.
Lajoie Medical Group
5911 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 215C, Orlando • 407-226-3388
http://www.jsamedicalgroup.com

 

 

 

Marilyn Lajoie, M.D., D.C., is board-certified in internal and chiropractic medicine. She received her medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine in Saba, Netherlands-Antilles, and completed her internal medicine residency through Orlando Regional Healthcare. Dr. Lajoie is a nationally qualified competitive bodybuilder and an expert in diet and exercise.


morales_carmenCarmen Morales, M.D.
JSA Medical Group — Park Place
882 S. Kirkman Road, Suite 206, Orlando • 407-615-8180
http://www.jsamedicalgroup.com

 

 

Carmen Morales, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Monterrey in Mexico. She completed her internship at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and her residency at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket, R.I. Dr. Morales has been practicing family and general medicine since 1994. Dr. Morales is fluent in English and Spanish, and is a compassionate physician.


nathanson_richardRichard P. Nathanson, M.D.
10000 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 380, Ocoee • 407-298-6210

 

 

 

 

Richard P. Nathanson, M.D., a board-certified internist, has practiced in Orlando since 1991. He graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 1986. He completed his residency program in internal medicine at the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio in 1989. Dr. Nathanson opened his solo practice in April of 2012. He is affiliated with Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health, and he speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Nathanson is currently accepting new patients.


rodriguez_rodolfoRodolfo Rodriguez, M.D.
JSA Medical Group — St. Cloud
2301 13th St., St. Cloud • 407-891-7244
http://www.jsamedicalgroup.com

 

 

Rodolfo Rodriguez, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine and National Committee for Quality Assurance-certified in diabetes and heart/stroke care. He received his medical degree from Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Dr. Rodriguez completed his internal medicine residency at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn. He has been practicing internal medicine for more than 22 years. Dr. Rodriguez is fluent in English and Spanish.


rodriguez_sandraSandra Rodriguez, M.D.
JSA Medical Group — Hunter’s Creek
2000 Cypress Crossing Drive, Suite A, Orlando • 407-515-1507
http://www.jsamedicalgroup.com

 

 

 

Sandra Rodriguez, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine. She received her medical degree from Escuela de Medicina Juan N. Corpas, Bogotá, Colombia. Dr. Rodriguez completed her residency at Damas Hospital/Ponce School of Medicine Consortium, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Matthew Snell, M.D.


snell_matthewMatthew Snell, M.D.
Physician Associates
7472 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-381-7366
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Matthew Snell, M.D., is a board-certified internist whose practice is in treating multiple acute and chronic illnesses in adults. Dr. Snell received his medical education at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Snell is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health. He practices at Physician Associates’ Sand Lake office. Located behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, the medical center offers immediate appointments for urgent-care needs. Currently, Dr. Snell is not accepting new patients.


trevett_mildredMildred Trevett, M.D.
JSA Medical Group — Hunter’s Creek
2000 Cypress Crossing Drive, Suite A, Orlando • 407-515-1507
http://www.jsamedicalgroup.com

 

 

 

Mildred Trevett, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine. She received her medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She completed her internal medicine residency in the Department of Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Trevett is fluent in English and Spanish.


Neurology / Neurosurgery

batz_taraTara Batz, PA-C
NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando
2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585
http://www.neurospineinstitute.org

 

 

Tara Batz, PA-C, earned her Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of North Carolina, graduating magna cum laude. She then received a Master of Science in physician-assistant studies at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. Batz has been a member of the neurosurgical community in Orlando since 2006, developing a growing understanding of the complexity of various neurosurgical conditions and treatment strategies. Her primary goal is to educate patients about their conditions so they can make appropriate management decisions with their NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando team of health care professionals. She is accredited by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and is active with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, and Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants.


Tamar Dragon, PA-C
NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando
2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585
http://www.neurospineinstitute.org

Tamar Dragon, PA-C, graduated from West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s in biology, and she received her emergency medical technician certificate from Valencia College. She graduated summa cum laude with a master’s in clinical medical science from Barry University, St. Petersburg, and also was the recipient of a scholarship for the physician assistant student who demonstrated the qualities of compassion and caring. She has worked as a clinical researcher in Phase I-IV trials in many different therapeutic areas, including heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, smoking cessation and weight loss. Dragon also has a passion for teaching health and wellness. She was voted Personal Trainer of the Year by Orlando magazine in 2000 and was featured in The Wall Street Journal regarding innovative personal training methods. Prior to joining NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando, she worked several years at The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center — Orlando.


gardner_wayneWayne Gardner, PA-C
NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando
2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585
http://www.neurospineinstitute.org

 

 

Wayne Gardner, PA-C, earned his bachelor’s in medical science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He graduated first in his class from the Surgical Physician Assistant Program of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center, receiving the Margaret K. Kirklin Award for academic excellence. He has maintained the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. During his more than 25 years of service, Gardner has been a lecturer and preceptor for physician-assistant students. His expertise is in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery, tissue banking and management of intensive-care-unit patients. Currently, his interests include the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has taught these techniques to physician assistants and surgeons. Gardner is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He practices at the NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando.


masson_robertRobert L. Masson, M.D.
NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando
2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585
http://www.neurospineinstitute.org

 

 

Robert L. Masson, M.D., is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon specializing in spinal injury and sports neurosurgery. He also is the founder of the NeuroSpine Institute Foundation. He is an international consultant for minimally invasive neurosurgery and one of the world’s leading advocates for spinal disease being recognized as a recoverable sports injury. Although Dr. Masson has a background in complex skull-base intracranial surgery, he began applying brain surgery techniques to spinal surgery, including artificial disk surgery instead of spinal fusion. Dr. Masson received his medical degree with honors from the University of Florida. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Neurological Surgery and teaches surgeons worldwide. He developed techniques and products for two of the world’s top spine companies, which produce advanced products for minimally invasive spinal reconstruction. He treats a variety of athletes, representing players from the NFL, NBA, PGA/LPGA tours, among others, and is a Golf Fitness Magazine Advisory Team member. He was featured on Discovery Health as an expert in neurological surgery.


medary_maxMax B. Medary, M.D., FACS
Greater Orlando Neurosurgery & Spine, P.A.
7340 Stonerock Circle, Orlando • 407-355-0575 • 866-355-0576
3100 17th St., Suite 3102, St. Cloud • 407-355-0575 • 866-355-0576
http://www.neuro-link.com

 

Max B. Medary, M.D., FACS, practices complex surgery of the brain and spine, including skull-base and complex intracranial tumors, vascular lesions that include aneurysms and carotid disease, and complex disorders of the spine. Dr. Medary received his medical education at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Medical College of Pennsylvania, University of Miami, Cornell University and Allegheny General Hospital. He is a member of The American Board of Neurological Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Acoustic Neuroma Association. He also is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Medary is affiliated with Florida Hospital, Orlando Health and St. Cloud Regional Medical Center. He practices at Greater Orlando Neurosurgery & Spine, P.A.


supler_mitchellMitchell Supler, M.D.
NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando
2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585
http://www.neurospineinstitute.org

 

 

Mitchell Supler, M.D., brings 17 years of neurosurgical experience to NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1989, receiving the Lyerly Award for excellence in neurosurgery. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at UF, where he trained with Robert L. Masson, M.D. While at UF, he was trained in advanced microneurosurgical anatomy and surgery by Albert Rhoton Jr., M.D., known as the father of microneurosurgery. Dr. Supler was inspired by Richard Fessler, M.D., to become skilled in minimally invasive spine surgery, and, subsequently, joined Dr. Masson as faculty on the iMAS project, where he trains surgeons worldwide. Dr. Supler specializes in artificial disc replacement of the lumbar spine, and he has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of chronic pain. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and serves as a teaching consultant to multiple spine companies, where he helps to train other physicians.


Obstetrics / Gynecology

bipin_chudgar_pranazPranav Bipin Chudgar, M.D.
Physician Associates
1134B Kelton Ave., Ocoee • 407-306-6386
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Pranav Bipin Chudgar, M.D., received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Chudgar practices evidence-based medicine and offers a full range of obstetrical and gynecological services. He practices operative gynecology, endometrial ablation, pelvic relaxation surgery, minimally invasive surgery — including advanced laparoscopy and robotics, certified in the da Vinci Surgical System — well-woman examinations, obstetrics and high-risk pregnancy care. Dr. Chudgar is a member of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association. He is also affiliated with Orlando Health and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. He practices at Physician Associates’ West Orlando office and is currently accepting new patients.


lambert_loriLori K. Lambert, M.D., P.A.
7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 5, Orlando • 407-363-2000
http://www.lorilambertmd.com

 

 

 

Lori K. Lambert, M.D., earned her medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed her residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She is a fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has been in private practice since 1981, and she is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. She is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and specializes in many areas of obstetrics and gynecology, including high-risk pregnancies, ultrasounds, nuchal translucency ultrasounds, endometrial ablations, menopause management, minimally invasive surgery, BRACAnalysis and infertility. She is also certified in laser hair removal, which is done in her office.


londono_jorgeJorge J. Londoño, M.D., FACOG
Physician Associates
7472 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-381-7336
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Jorge J. Londoño, M.D., FACOG, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, practices operative gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, pelvic-relaxation surgery, urinary incontinence, gynecologic ultrasound, infertility, well-woman examinations, obstetrics and high-risk pregnancy. He is certified in the da Vinci Surgical System, minimally invasive surgery and in-office sterilization; experienced in OB-GYN ultrasounds; and director of the ultrasound department. Dr. Londoño attended Javeriana University School of Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia, and completed his residency at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Orlando Health. He is affiliated with Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and Orlando Health. Dr. Londoño is a member of the American Medical Association, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. Londoño practices at Physician Associates’ Sand Lake office. Located behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, the medical center offers on-site 3-D and 4-D obstetric and gynecologic ultrasounds and immediate appointments for urgent-care needs.


lopez_ricardoRicardo Lopez, M.D., FACOG
Physician Associates
7472 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-381-7336
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Ricardo Lopez, M.D., FACOG, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, specializes in robotic surgery, infertility, high-risk obstetrics, advanced laparoscopic surgery for complex pelvic pathology, urinary incontinence, and treatment for multiple gynecologic conditions. He is certified in the da Vinci Surgical System, minimally invasive surgery and in-office sterilization. Dr. Lopez received his medical education at Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Orlando at Orlando Health. He is a member of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society. Dr. Lopez is affiliated with Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and Orlando Health. He is fluent in English and Spanish and practices at Physician Associates’ Sand Lake office. Located behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, the medical center offers immediate appointments for urgent-care needs.


patel, bBarry Patel, M.D.
Mid-Florida Woman’s Center
207 Park Place Blvd., Suite 3, Kissimmee • 407-870-5050

 

 

 

Barry Patel, M.D., a board-certified obstetric and gynecology physician, completed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dr. Patel specializes in high-risk pregnancies, laser laparoscopy, laparoscopic hysterectomies, endometrial ablation and infertility. He is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society of Obstetrics/Gynecology, and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health. He maintains a private practice in Kissimmee.


peppy_terrenceTerrence Peppy, M.D., FACOG
Physician Associates
7472 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-381-7336
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Terrence Peppy, M.D., FACOG, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, practices operative gynecology, including advanced laparoscopy, endometrial ablation, urinary incontinence — both diagnosis and treatment — pelvic organ prolapse with reconstructive surgery and nonsurgical treatment options, obstetrics and high-risk pregnancy. He is certified in the da Vinci Surgical System, minimally invasive surgery and in-office sterilization. Dr. Peppy received his medical education and served his residency at The State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Florida Medical Association and Orange County Medical Society. Dr. Peppy is affiliated with Orlando Health and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, and is the chief of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Physician Associates. He practices at Physician Associates’ Sand Lake office. Located behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, the medical center offers immediate appointments for urgent-care needs.


tortorella_michaelMichael J. Tortorella, M.D.
7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Medplex A, Suite 320, Orlando • 407-363-1003

 

 

 

Michael J. Tortorella, M.D., is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who offers treatment in operative gynecology, family planning, obstetrics, infertility, menopausal disorders, laser surgeries, laparoscopic surgeries and uterine-ablation technique. Graduating summa cum laude, Dr. Tortorella completed his education at the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and Doctor of Medicine. He completed his residency at The University of Texas, Houston, and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Tortorella is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Florida Medical Association, Orange County Medical Society, and Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society. He was listed in America’s Top Doctors for 2002 and Orlando magazine’s Top Doctors for Central Florida in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007. Dr. Tortorella is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. He maintains a private practice, where patients can always see the doctor and receive personalized, specialized care.


Optometry / Ophthalmology

biu_wendyWendy U. Bui, O.D.
Bay Hill Eyecare
7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 7, Orlando • 407-351-3232
http://www.bayhilleyecare.com

 

 

Wendy U. Bui, O.D., practices optometry at Bay Hill Eyecare. She graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 2006 and has been practicing in Central Florida for more than five years. Her office is equipped with the latest technologies in eye care and can handle all eye-care needs, including ocular disease treatment, co-management of Lasik and cataract surgeries, glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Bui excels in fitting complex contact lenses. Bay Hill Eyecare is an optical boutique specializing in personalized optical care. Its boutique carries more than 2,000 frames from designers like Cartier, Chrome Hearts, Tiffany & Co. and many others. Dr. Bui is currently accepting new patients.


cartwright_montMont J. Cartwright, M.D., FAACS
Medical Eye Associates
921 N. Main St., Kissimmee • 407-933-7800 • 877-320-6405
1525 S. Orange Ave., Orlando • 407-423-2400 • 877-320-6405
http://www.medeyedoc.com

 

Mont J. Cartwright, M.D., FAACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. His postgraduate medical training and merits include general and neurosurgery ophthalmology residencies. He received additional training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in glaucoma and general cosmetic, reconstructive and oculofacial surgery. With a career that spans nearly two decades, Dr. Cartwright is a leader in eye microsurgery and facial plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He uses the most advanced eye and facial surgical techniques to improve patients’ outcomes, resulting in faster healing times, while minimizing surgical risks. Dr. Cartwright founded Medical Eye Associates to provide patients with a medical center that is sincerely committed to providing only the highest quality medical and surgical care.


coughlin_seanSean P. Coughlin, O.D.
Bay Hill Eyecare
7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 7, Orlando • 407-351-3232
http://www.bayhilleyecare.com

 

 

Sean P. Coughlin, O.D., practices optometry at Bay Hill Eyecare. He graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1992 and has been in Central Florida since 2005. His practice is equipped to handle all eye-care needs, including ocular disease treatment, co-management of Lasik and cataract surgeries, glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Coughlin excels in fitting complex contact lens cases, including bifocal and astigmatism. Bay Hill Eyecare’s optical boutique carries more than 2,000 frames from designers like Cartier, Chrome Hearts, Tiffany & Co. and many others. Dr. Coughlin is currently accepting new patients.


deforrest_brendaBrenda DeForrest, O.D.
DeForrest Eye Center & Optical
4884 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando • 407-298-8819
http://www.deforresteyecenter.com

 

 

Brenda DeForrest, O.D., is a Florida board-certified optometric physician offering complete eye care, including optical and contact-lens fittings, Lasik evaluations, diabetic retinopathy evaluations and glaucoma treatment. She also provides no-puff glaucoma testing. Dr. DeForrest attended the University of Florida and New England College of Optometry, graduating with honors. She completed internships around the world, including Jerusalem; Boston; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Atlanta. She completed her residency, specializing in ocular disease and postoperative care, at the Magruder Eye Institute in 1990. Dr. DeForrest is a clinical examiner for the Florida State Board of Optometry and a volunteer for Prevent Blindness Florida and Grace Medical Home.


nowell_johnJohn Nowell, O.D.
Southwest Orlando Eye Care
7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 110, Orlando • 407-271-8931
http://www.southwestorlandoeyecare.com

 

 

John Nowell, O.D., is the owner of a growing private practice of optometry called Southwest Orlando Eye Care. He is a board-certified optometric physician who has provided eye care to Southwest Orlando residents since 1991. Dr. Nowell has a reputation for delivering excellence in eye care and eyewear for the entire family. He has special interest in ocular disease, contact lens fittings of all types, and ocular nutrition. Southwest Orlando Eye Care provides the latest technology in accessing the risk of macular degeneration and glaucoma, and offers the latest high-definition eyeglasses and contact lenses. Dr. Nowell is an Orlando native, and he attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, Auburn University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, where he received his Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Nowell completed a fellowship in refractive surgery and ocular disease at the Neumann Eye Institute in Deland.


parbhu_keshiniKeshini Parbhu, M.D.
Orlando Eye Institute
6068 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Suite 10, Orlando • 407-704-3937
http://www.orlandoeyeopener.comhttp://www.orlandoeyeinstitute.com

 

 

Keshini Parbhu, M.D., is a native of Tallahassee. She graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a bachelor’s in biology. Dr. Parbhu attended medical school and completed her general surgery internship and ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. She pursued two years of subspecialty training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham under the auspices of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is a frequent contributor to academic journals and has presented research at a variety of meetings around the country. Dr. Parbhu serves as a volunteer faculty member and has an appointment with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor of ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is also certified by ASOPRS, an elite and prestigious society of about 500 members. Her areas of interest include eyelid surgery and skin cancer reconstructions.


raja_deepakDeepak Raja, M.D.
Orlando Eye Institute
6068 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Suite 10, Orlando • 407-704-3937
http://www.orlandoeyeinstitute.com

 

 

Deepak Raja, M.D., is a native of Englewood. He attended Duke University for his undergraduate studies and received a degree in biomedical and electrical engineering. He attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. He completed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and his ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, Tenn. He completed a cornea and anterior segment fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis before joining the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a clinical instructor for two years, where he helped teach residents. He was recently appointed as an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and The Cornea Society. Dr. Raja is the new chair of Orlando Health’s Department of Ophthalmology. His areas of interest include cataracts and dry eyes.


thai_hangHang H. Thai, O.D.
Dr. Thai & Associates
LensCrafters at Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves
3119 Daniels Road, Suite 110, Winter Garden • 407-654-5453
http://www.drthaieyecare.com

 

Hang H. Thai, O.D., is a native of Orlando. After graduating from the University of Florida, she attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, where she received her Doctor of Optometry in 2001. She is a board member of the Central Florida Society of Optometric Physicians, and an active member of the American Optometric Association and Florida Optometric Association. As part of her giving back initiative, Dr. Thai has paired with One Sight, an international organization that provides free eye care for in-need children and adults in the Orlando community. She believes in building relationships with her patients through expert eye care and educating them regarding the health of their eyes. She emphasizes that a comprehensive eye examination is an important component of overall preventive health maintenance. In addition to having state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, Dr. Thai works to make each patient’s experience pleasant, fun and relaxing.


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

bedford_winstonWinston G. Bedford, D.M.D., M.D.
Oral & Facial Surgery Center
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-352-6301
http://www.oralfacsurg.com

 

 

Winston G. Bedford, D.M.D., M.D., was born in Minneapolis and spent his first 11 years growing up in Fargo, N.D. He earned his Bachelor of Science in physiology, graduating a President’s Scholar in 1978, at Southern Illinois University, Chicago. He received his dental degree from the same school in 1982. Dr. Bedford completed training and received his certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1985 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences, Antigua School of Medicine in 1999. He is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Bedford resides in Orlando, and he practices at the Oral & Facial Surgery Center, which has served Central Florida for more than 20 years.


hardeman_johnJohn H. Hardeman, D.D.S., M.D.
Oral Surgical Institute, P.A.
6001 Vineland Road, Suite 108, Orlando • 407-566-1510
2940 Mallory Circle, Suite 101, Celebration • 407-566-1510
http://www.osi-ch.com

 

John H. Hardeman, D.D.S., M.D., is the chief operating surgeon and president of Oral Surgical Institute, P.A. With offices in Celebration and Southwest Orlando, he has been serving residents of the area for more than 22 years. Dr. Hardeman received his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a member of multiple local, state and national professional associations, including the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association. Dr. Hardeman currently sponsors meetings and lectures about bone grafting and dental implants in local, state and southeastern U.S. regions. He provides the complete scope of oral and maxillofacial services, including removal of impacted wisdom teeth; bone grafting to reconstruct jaws; placement of dental implants; oral pathology; and Pellevé nonsurgical facial rejuvenation for his patients.


levine_halHal J. Levine, D.M.D., M.D.
Oral & Facial Surgery Center
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-352-6301
1650 Sand Lake Road, Suite 112, Orlando • 407-852-0757
http://www.oralfacsurg.com

 

Hal J. Levine, D.M.D., M.D., was born in Long Island, N.Y. He received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Florida in 1985. He then finished dental school in 1989, as well as a general practice dental residency in 1990 from the UF College of Dentistry. He practiced general dentistry for two years until he attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1996. He completed a general surgery internship and received his specialty certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1998 from Chandler Medical Center at UK. He is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Levine has lived in Orlando since 1998, and he practices at the Oral & Facial Surgery Center, which has served Central Florida for more than 20 years.


pantzoulas_spiroSpiro J. Pantzoulas, D.M.D.
Oral & Facial Surgery Center
200 W. Oak St., Kissimmee • 407-932-0883
http://www.oralfacsurg.com

 

 

Spiro J. Pantzoulas, D.M.D., was born in Beaver Falls, Penn. He received his Bachelor of Science and dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He then finished an advanced education in general dentistry residency at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, affiliated with Case University. He then continued on to finish a general practice residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. His studies led him to finish a two-year dental anesthesiology fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center. In 2002, he did a one-year oral surgery internship. He continued on and received his certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery from MetroHealth Medical Center, affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in 2007. Dr. Pantzoulas is a fellow and diplomate of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He lives in Orlando and practices at the Oral & Facial Surgery Center, which has served Central Florida for more than 20 years.


plank_danielDaniel Plank, D.M.D.
Oral Surgical Institute, P.A.
6001 Vineland Road, Suite 108, Orlando • 407-566-1510
2940 Mallory Circle, Suite 101, Celebration • 407-566-1510
http://www.osi-ch.com

 

Daniel Plank, D.M.D., is the most recent surgeon to join the professional staff of the Oral Surgical Institute, P.A. He grew up in Central Florida and has now returned after completing his education at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and his oral surgical training at Tufts University, Boston. During his educational endeavors, he was recognized and awarded for his excellence in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Plank is an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Dental Society of Greater Orlando. He is experienced in the repair and reconstruction of craniomaxillofacial disorders and maxillofacial trauma, as well as dentoalveolar and implant surgery. His special interests are in bone reconstruction of the jaws and the placement of dental implants. He is a recognized member of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias and helps to restore the smiles and functions of children and adults stricken with this disorder.


ydrach_arturoArturo A. Ydrach, D.M.D.
Oral & Facial Surgery Center
1650 Sand Lake Road, Suite 112, Orlando • 407-852-0757
200 W. Oak St., Kissimmee • 407-932-0883
http://www.oralfacsurg.com

 

Arturo A. Ydrach, D.M.D., was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received his Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1991. He then completed dental school and earned his dental degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in 1995. He is a member of the Florida Dental Society, Florida Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Chalmers Lyons Oral Surgery Society. In 1999, he received his certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Ydrach resides in Orlando, and he practices at Oral & Facial Surgery Center, which has served Central Florida for more than 20 years.


Orthodontics

baptiste_andreAndre Baptiste, D.D.S.
Baptiste Orthodontics
8907 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando • 407-217-2927
http://www.baptisteorthodontics.com

 

 

Andre Baptiste, D.D.S., prides himself on providing his patients with attentive, compassionate and personalized orthodontic care. Dr. Baptiste completed his residency in general dentistry at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he also received his certificate in orthodontics. Dr. Baptiste has published research in the Journal of Oral Oncology and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Baptiste uses state-of-the-art orthodontic technology and techniques, including the Invisalign system. Dr. Baptiste is active in the community and is a member of the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA board. He also is a Partner in Education with many area schools.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlexis Shrager, D.M.D.
Champion Orthodontics
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 105, Orlando • 407-351-5691
3311 Daniels Road, Suite 104, Winter Garden • 407-656-0990
http://www.championorthodontics.com

 

Alexis Shrager, D.M.D., earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. She completed her specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She has been a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2006. Dr. Shrager offers advanced treatment options to give her patients beautiful, healthy smiles in less time than traditional braces. Dr. Shrager uses Invisalign, which are virtually invisible trays. Dr. Shrager and her team believe open communication and a caring atmosphere are the keys to their patients’ continuing trust and the office’s reputation for providing a comfortable dental experience. Her practice accepts most insurance plans and offers flexible financing options. Dr. Shrager stands behind the community by supporting local organizations, including Relay For Life. She also is a member of many prestigious organizations. Dr. Shrager practices at Champion Orthodontics in Winter Garden and the Dr. Phillips area.


Orthopedics

angelopoulou_kristiKristi M. Angelopoulou, PT, DPT, OCS
Florida Center for Orthopaedics
1555 Boren Drive, Ocoee • 407-292-2156
http://www.fl-ortho.com

 

 

Kristi M. Angelopoulou, PT, DPT, OCS, is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, specializing in orthopedic and manual physical therapy and sports medicine. She has been practicing physical therapy and sports medicine since 2002. Dr. Angelopoulou holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University, Boston; a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Central Florida; and a bachelor’s in athletic training from Minnesota State University. She has advanced certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.


meinhardt_phillipPhilip A. Meinhardt, M.D.
Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic
7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Medplex A, Suite 127, Orlando • 407-345-1646
http://www.jewettortho.com

 

 

Philip A. Meinhardt, M.D., provides treatment, including minimally invasive surgery, for injuries and diseases of the back and spine, such as herniated/ruptured disks, spinal fractures and spinal stenosis. He came “home” to Florida to join Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic in 2010 after completing his spine fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Meinhardt completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center and earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida.


Jewett Orthopaedic ClinicRichard L. Shure, M.D.
Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic
7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Medplex A, Suite 127, Orlando • 407-345-1646
http://www.jewettortho.com

 

 

Richard L. Shure, M.D., has built his practice caring for many professional athletes with hand and arm injuries, especially professional golfers. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery with added qualifications in surgery of the hand. Dr. Shure cares for injuries to and diseases of all upper extremities, including hands, elbows and shoulders. This includes joint replacement, arthroscopy and tendon/joint reconstruction, as well as treatment of arthritis, fractures/sprains and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Shure joined Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic in 1988 after completing a fellowship in hand/microsurgery at Louisville Hand Surgery in Kentucky. Dr. Shure completed both his residency and internship in orthopedic surgery at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.


smith_richardRichard C. Smith, M.D., FACS
Florida Center for Orthopaedics
1555 Boren Drive, Ocoee • 407-292-2156
http://www.fl-ortho.com

 

 

 

Richard C. Smith, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon whose practice is in spine care and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Smith graduated from Hahnemann University Medical School and completed his orthopedic surgery training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Smith is a member of the North American Spine Society, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He practices at Florida Center for Orthopaedics.


Orthopedics / Sports Medicine

cameron_maryMary Cameron, PA-C
Florida Center for Orthopaedics
1555 Boren Drive, Ocoee • 407-292-2156
http://www.fl-ortho.com

 

 

 

Mary Cameron, PA-C, attended physician-assistant school at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C. She received her undergraduate degree in sports medicine with an emphasis in athletic training from the University of Idaho. Prior to her physician-assistant schooling, she worked as a rehab tech/athletic trainer in West Palm Beach. Cameron is affiliated with Health Central Hospital.


carter_deniseDenise Carter, M.D.
Florida Center for Orthopaedics
1555 Boren Drive, Ocoee • 407-292-2156
http://www.fl-ortho.com

 

 

 

Denise Carter, M.D., practices nonsurgical sports medicine and the treatment of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Dr. Carter received her medical degree from Louisiana State University. She served her residency at St. Vincent’s Family Practice in Jacksonville and her fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute. She also achieved the Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications. Dr. Carter is affiliated with Health Central Hospital and Florida Hospital. She practices at Florida Center for Orthopaedics.


nowicki_kevinKevin Nowicki, M.D.
Sports Medicine Institute
2020 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont • 352-242-0404
http://www.sportsmedicineinstitute.com

 

 

Kevin Nowicki, M.D., is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and practices sports medicine and general orthopedics at Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Nowicki earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his orthopedic-surgery residency at Orlando Regional Healthcare, now Orlando Health. He completed a fellowship at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and served as team physician for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats and Cincinnati Bengals. Dr. Nowicki is a member of the Florida Orthopedic Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, and Florida Medical Association. He is affiliated with Health Central Hospital, Orlando Health and South Lake Hospital.


robison_janetJanet M. Robison, M.D.
Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic
7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Medplex A, Suite 127, Orlando • 407-345-1646
http://www.jewettortho.com

 

 

A part of Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic since 1993, Janet M. Robison, M.D., is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and cares for a variety of orthopedic injuries, including fractures. She specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee. She completed her knee fellowship at Jewett with J. Allen Lacey, M.D. Dr. Robison completed her residency at The University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and her internship at The Methodist Hospital, both in Memphis, Tenn. She earned her medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa.


Otolaryngology

florida_otolaryngologyFlorida Otolaryngology Group, P.A.
1781 Park Center Drive, Suite 210, Orlando • 407-351-0675
7251 University Blvd., Suite 300, Winter Park • 407-677-0099
http://www.flotogroup.com
http://www.facebook.com/flotogroup

 

Founded in 1983, Florida Otolaryngology Group, P.A., is a six-physician ear, nose, throat and facial plastic surgery medical group. The board-certified physicians and specialty-trained support staff have provided the Central Florida community with more than 30 years of state-of-the-art medical care. The licensed and nationally certified doctors of audiology have more than 60 years of combined experience and are equipped with the latest in diagnostic and hearing-aid technology. The practice offers testing and solutions for hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and a variety of other conditions. Doctors at the practice are Gregory N. Boger, M.D.; Clifford B. Dubbin, M.D., FACS; John F. Huhn, M.D., FACS; Michael S. Mokris, M.D., FACS; Bradley R. Reese, M.D., FACS; and Alan J. Saffran, M.D., FACS.


Otolaryngology / Plastic Surgery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASinus & Facial Plastics Institute
7327 Stonerock Circle, Orlando • 407-944-3340
3270 N. Greenwald Way, Kissimmee • 407-944-3340
http://www.sinusrhinoplasty.comhttp://www.floridaent.com

 

 

Sinus & Facial Plastics Institute is the first and only facility in Central Florida dedicated to the complete medical care of the nose, both functional and cosmetic. The facility is located in Dr. Phillips, near Windermere, MetroWest, Hunter’s Creek and Celebration, with easy accessibility from all areas of Central Florida via Interstate 4 and Florida’s Turnpike. The institute is equipped with fiber-optic endoscopic and microscopic diagnostic systems, a professional photo and video studio with computer imaging, and an on-site high-resolution CT scanner, providing both conventional and 3-D image analysis of nasal and sinus structures. Wade W. Han, M.D., FACS, has more than 20 years of research and clinical experience in treating thousands of patients with chronic sinusitis, nasal obstructions and external nasal deformities or imperfections. His double board-certified expertise enables him to evaluate the nose and sinus structures as a whole and treat them in a complete and systematic manner, achieving optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes, while avoiding many potential limitations and pitfalls found in one-dimensional approaches. Patients no longer need to find a separate specialist to deal with both cosmetic and medical needs. Many of the facility’s referrals come by word of mouth from happy, satisfied patients. Some patients come to the institute after experiencing unsatisfactory results at other practices. Dr. Han was educated and trained at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has published many articles on the subject of rhinoplasty and sinusitis in leading professional plastic surgery and rhinology journals. The state-of-the-art facility, as well as Dr. Han’s credentials and experience, have established Sinus & Facial Plastics Institute as Central Florida’s center of excellence in total nose care.


Pain Management

amune_evansEvans Amune, M.D.
Center for Pain Medicine
2501 N. Orange Ave., Suite 331, Orlando • 321-422-7111
1055 Saxon Blvd., Orange City • 321-422-7111
http://www.centerforpain.com

 

Evans Amune, M.D., received his medical degree from Kalinin Medical College and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Amune completed his fellowship in pain medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Dr. Amune is a diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology, with subspecialty certification in pain management. He also is a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. At the Center for Pain Medicine, physicians provide a multidisciplinary approach in treating a variety of painful conditions, including neck and back pain, extremity pain, nerve-related pain conditions, cancer pain and more.


ariani_kayvanKayvan Ariani, M.D.
Center for Pain Medicine
661 E. Altamonte Drive, Suite 328, Altamonte Springs • 321-422-7111
http://www.centerforpain.com

 

 

Kayvan Ariani, M.D., received his medical degree and completed his residency and fellowship in pain medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology, with subspecialty certification in pain management. He also is a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. At the Center for Pain Medicine, physicians provide a multidisciplinary approach in treating a variety of painful conditions, including neck and back pain, extremity pain, nerve-related pain conditions, cancer pain and more.


gharavi_mohammadMohammad H. Gharavi, M.D.
Pain Care First
13650 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 100, Winter Garden • 407-905-0012

 

 

 

Mohammad H. Gharavi, M.D., a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, has been caring for pain patients for more than 30 years. He earned a bachelor’s in physical therapy at the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences in Tehran, Iran, and a Master of Medical Science in orthopedic physical therapy from Emory University, Atlanta. He went to medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gharavi designed and helped develop a medical device that locates and treats painful areas on the body’s surface. He also developed conservative nonsurgical treatments for patients with neck, back or knee pain. He is a strong advocate of rehabilitation and physical activities in addition to medications, and believes the correct medical approach is to treat the cause of pain, not the symptoms.


guerrero_diegoDiego F. Guerrero, M.D.
Center for Pain Medicine
7350 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Suite 3322, Orlando • 321-422-7111
400 Celebration Place, Suite A340, Celebration • 321-422-7111
http://www.centerforpain.com

 

Diego F. Guerrero, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Concepción and completed his residency in anesthesiology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Tufts University School of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in pain medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology, with subspecialty certification in pain management. He also is a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. At the Center for Pain Medicine, physicians provide a multidisciplinary approach in treating a variety of painful conditions, including neck and back pain, extremity pain, nerve-related pain conditions, cancer pain and more.


jager_brianD. Brian Jager, M.D.
Center for Pain Medicine
661 E. Altamonte Drive, Suite 328, Altamonte Springs • 321-422-7111
http://www.centerforpain.com

 

 

D. Brian Jager, M.D., received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology, with subspecialty certification in pain management. He also is a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. At the Center for Pain Medicine, physicians provide a multidisciplinary approach in treating a variety of painful conditions, including neck and back pain, extremity pain, nerve-related pain conditions, cancer pain and more.


kannan_sureshSuresh Kannan, M.D.
Center for Pain Medicine
2056 Aloma Ave., Suite 101, Winter Park • 321-422-7111
7727 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando • 321-422-7111
http://www.centerforpain.com

 

Suresh Kannan, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Jabalpur in India and completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology, with subspecialty certification in pain management. He also is a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. At the Center for Pain Medicine, physicians provide a multidisciplinary approach in treating a variety of painful conditions, including neck and back pain, extremity pain, nerve-related pain conditions, cancer pain and more.


montgomery_kaceyKacey A. Montgomery, M.D.
Center for Pain Medicine
2501 N. Orange Ave., Suite 331, Orlando • 321-422-7111
1055 Saxon Blvd., Orange City • 321-422-7111
1400 N. Highway 441, Suite 534, The Villages • 321-422-7111
http://www.centerforpain.com

 

Kacey A. Montgomery, M.D., is board-certified by The American Board of Anesthesiology, with a subspecialty board-certification in pain medicine. She earned her medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where she also completed her anesthesiology residency. Dr. Montgomery completed her fellowship in interventional pain medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Montgomery is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, International Spinal Injection Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and American Association of Pain Management in Ultrasound. She practices at the Center for Pain Medicine, where physicians provide a multidisciplinary approach in treating a variety of painful conditions, including neck and back pain, extremity pain, nerve-related pain conditions, cancer pain and more.


patel_anandAnand Patel, M.D.
Center for Pain Medicine
2501 N. Orange Ave., Suite 331, Orlando • 321-422-7111
1931 S. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud • 321-422-7111
2056 Aloma Ave., Suite 101, Winter Park • 321-422-7111
http://www.centerforpain.com

 

Anand Patel, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the university hospital for Cornell University. He also completed a fellowship in pain medicine at CU. In addition to his established downtown practice, Dr. Patel joined the center’s Celebration location. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology, with subspecialty certification in pain management. At the Center for Pain Medicine, physicians provide a multidisciplinary approach in treating a variety of painful conditions, including neck and back pain, extremity pain, nerve-related pain conditions, cancer pain and more.


rubeis_michaelMichael Rubeis, M.D.
Center for Pain Medicine
2056 Aloma Ave., Suite 101, Winter Park • 321-422-7111
7727 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando • 321-422-7111
http://www.centerforpain.com

 

Michael Rubeis, M.D., received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology, with subspecialty certification in pain management. He also is a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. At the Center for Pain Medicine, physicians provide a multidisciplinary approach in treating a variety of painful conditions, including neck and back pain, extremity pain, nerve-related pain conditions, cancer pain and more.


salem_muhammadMuhammad H. Salem, M.D.
International Center for Pain Management
1151 Blackwood Ave., Suite 150, Ocoee • 407-296-2000

 

 

 

 

Muhammad H. Salem, M.D., is a fellowship-trained interventional pain management specialist. Dr. Salem is board-certified in pain management, board-certified in anesthesiology, and a diplomate of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He completed his residency at Yale University School of Medicine and his fellowship at Dartmouth School of Medicine. Dr. Salem has more than 30 years of medical and surgical experience.


Sierra Exif JPEGJose A. Torres, M.D., P.A.
1405 S. Orange Ave., Second Floor, Orlando • 407-650-9145
102 Park Place Blvd., Suite D-3, Kissimmee • 407-933-6506

 

 

 

Jose A. Torres, M.D., P.A., is board-certified in anesthesia and pain management by The American Board of Anesthesiology. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 1993 and completed an anesthesiology residency at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans and pain-management fellowship at The State University of New York at Brooklyn, Kings County Hospital. Dr. Torres offers treatment in cancer pain, chronic pain and interventional pain management, such as nerve blocks, rhizotomies and spinal cord stimulator trials. He has been practicing anesthesiology and pain management in the Orlando area since 1998 and has solo practices in Kissimmee, the Sand Lake area, and downtown Orlando. Dr. Torres is affiliated with Health Central Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center; and is a member of the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, and American Society of Anesthesiologists.


wright_jayJay N. Wright, M.D.
Florida Center for Orthopaedics
1555 Boren Drive, Ocoee • 407-292-2156
http://www.fl-ortho.com

 

 

Jay N. Wright, M.D., practices physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, electrodiagnostics and spinal care. Dr. Wright received his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School and served his residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; and a member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, International Spine Intervention Society, and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Wright is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Health Central Hospital. He practices at Florida Center for Orthopaedics.


Pediatrics

erhart_robertRobert Erhart, M.D.
Physician Associates
1132 Kelton Ave., Ocoee • 407-381-7360
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Robert Erhart, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician and winner of a 2012 Patients’ Choice Award, specializes in pediatric and adolescent preventive health care, nutrition, childhood weight issues and both the acute care of asthma episodes and the control of chronic asthma. Dr. Erhart received his medical education at Loyola University and completed his residency at the University of California, San Diego. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health. Dr. Erhart is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics. He was recognized as a Best Doctor in Orlando magazine for the last three years, and is on HealthGrades Honor Roll as a Recognized Doctor in his field. He practices at Physician Associates’ West Orlando office. Located in the Lake Bennet Medical Centre across from Health Central Hospital, the medical office offers same-day appointments for urgent-care needs.


gross_dennisDennis R. Gross, M.D.
Personal Pediatrics, P.A.
7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 1, Orlando • 407-345-9929
http://www.personalpeds.com

 

 

Dennis R. Gross, M.D., joined Personal Pediatrics, P.A., in May 2011. He has been in private practice in the Orlando area for 34 years, specializing in the care of infants, children and adolescents. Before entering into private practice, he directed the pediatric emergency room at Orange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gross received specialty training in pediatrics at the University of Miami-affiliated hospitals and obtained his medical degree at the State University of Buffalo School of Medicine, New York. He is a board-certified pediatrician through the American Board of Pediatrics and a member of the Central Florida Pediatric Society. Dr. Gross is currently accepting new patients, and ill children are scheduled for same-day appointments. He participates in most health insurance plans.


guyton_ginnyGinny L. Guyton, M.D., FAAP
Windermere Pediatrics
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 501, Orlando • 407-297-0080
http://www.windermerepediatrics.org

 

 

Ginny L. Guyton, M.D., FAAP, earned her medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1984. She completed her pediatric residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, including two years as chief resident, before joining Windermere Pediatrics in 1989. Dr. Guyton is board-certified in pediatrics, and she became a partner in the business in 1990. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Orange County Medical Society and Central Florida Pediatric Society.


kayaleh_lauriLauri J. Kayaleh, M.D.
Personal Pediatrics, P.A.
7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 1, Orlando • 407-345-9929
http://www.personalpeds.com

 

 

Lauri J. Kayaleh, M.D., joined Personal Pediatrics, P.A., in February 2007. She has been in private practice in the Orlando area since 1997, specializing in the care of infants, children and adolescents. She is a strong advocate of preventive pediatric care. Dr. Kayaleh received specialty training in pediatrics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., and obtained her medical degree from the University of Florida. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and member of the Central Florida Pediatric Society. Dr. Kayaleh is accepting new patients, and ill children are scheduled for same-day appointments. She participates in most insurance plans.


knapp_lindsayLindsay E. Knapp, PA-C
West Orlando Pediatrics
10125 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 102, Ocoee • 407-290-9355
http://www.westorlandopediatrics.com

 

 

Lindsay E. Knapp, PA-C, graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with a bachelor’s in applied physiology and kinesiology. Following graduation, Knapp attended the physician assistant program at Nova Southeastern University. Upon graduation in 2011, she became board-certified and decided to work close to her family and friends in Orlando. Following in the footsteps of her mother, a pediatrician, Knapp pursued a career in pediatrics. She is dedicated and committed to caring for children, and she is on staff at West Orlando Pediatrics.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADeborah Marcus, M.D.
Physician Associates
7472 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-381-7326
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Deborah Marcus, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric physician who specializes in the care of children from infancy to age 18. She completed her medical education at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Dr. Marcus is affiliated with the American College of Pediatricians and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She practices at Physician Associates’ Sand Lake office. Located behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, the medical center offers immediate appointments for urgent-care needs.


mcdowell_tammyTammy McDowell, M.D.
Physician Associates
7472 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-381-7326
http://www.paof.com

 

 

Tammy McDowell, M.D., a board-certified pediatric physician, specializes in the care of children from infancy to age 18. She completed her medical education at the University of Florida and residency at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Dr. McDowell is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and she practices at Physician Associates’ Sand Lake office. The medical center, located behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, offers immediate appointments for urgent-care needs.


noriega_carmenCarmen Noriega, M.D., FAAP
Windermere Pediatrics
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 501, Orlando • 407-297-0080
http://www.windermerepediatrics.org

 

 

Carmen Noriega, M.D., FAAP, earned her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan. She completed her internship at Miami Children’s Hospital and her pediatric residency at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Prior to joining Windermere Pediatrics in 2000, Dr. Noriega worked in general pediatrics and was involved in clinical research with Elmwood Pediatric Group in Rochester, N.Y. She is board-certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida Pediatric Society, Central Florida Medical Society and Central Florida Pediatric Society.


obrien_kevinKevin O’Brien, D.O.
West Orlando Pediatrics
10125 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 102, Ocoee • 407-290-9355
http://www.westorlandopediatrics.com

 

 

Kevin O’Brien, D.O., was born and raised in New Jersey but proudly considers himself a Floridian since 2002, when he moved here to attend college. Dr. O’Brien graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in neurobiology. Following graduation, he attended Nova Southeastern University and earned the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy. Dr. O’Brien completed three years of pediatric residency training at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, where he worked with Barry S. Yarckin, M.D., FAAP. His goal as a pediatrician is to work in collaboration with families to build a strong foundation in his patients.


robbins_marlaMarla A. Robbins, M.D.
Personal Pediatrics, P.A.
7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 1, Orlando • 407-345-9929
http://www.personalpeds.com

 

 

Marla A. Robbins, M.D., has served Southwest residents since 1985, specializing in the care of infants, children and adolescents. In 2006, she relocated her private practice to the Dr. Phillips area to get back to basics and do what she loves most — work in an intimate environment and interact with her patients, as well as their families. She is a strong advocate of preventive pediatric care. Dr. Robbins received specialty training in pediatrics at Beth Israel Medical Center and Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and member of the Central Florida Pediatric Society. Dr. Robbins is fluent in Spanish and English, and currently is accepting new patients. Ill children are scheduled for same-day appointments, and she accepts most insurance plans.


serafin_deniseDenise Serafin, M.D., FAAP
Windermere Pediatrics
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 501, Orlando • 407-297-0080
http://www.windermerepediatrics.org

 

 

Denise Serafin, M.D., FAAP, earned her medical degree at Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Puerto Rico. She completed a residency in pediatrics and adolescent medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Children’s Hospital in Ohio, where she served as chief resident during her final year. For one year, Dr. Serafin worked as a clinical associate in the emergency room/urgent care at Cleveland Clinic before she joined Windermere Pediatrics in 2005. She is board-certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


silverman_maxineMaxine L. Silverman, M.D.
Personal Pediatrics, P.A.
7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 1, Orlando • 407-345-9929
http://www.personalpeds.com

 

 

Maxine L. Silverman, M.D., joined Personal Pediatrics, P.A., in November 2012. Dr. Silverman has worked in Orlando and the Southwest area since 1990. She is a board-certified pediatrician specializing in the care of infants, children and adolescents. She enjoys spending time with new parents and teaching them about their newborns. A mother of premature twins, she has a special place in her heart and schedule for both. Dr. Silverman also likes working with the other end of the age spectrum — adolescents. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in psychology and received a master’s degree in counseling from the University of South Florida, Tampa. Dr. Silverman graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine and did her residency at Shands UF, Gainesville. She has continually been recognized by Tops Docs and Best Doctors of Orlando for the past 15 years. Dr. Silverman is accepting new patients and welcoming former patients, and she accepts most insurance plans. Ill children are scheduled for same-day appointments.


windermere_pediatricsWindermere Pediatrics
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 501, Orlando • 407-297-0080
http://www.windermerepediatrics.org

 

 

 

Established in 1985, the staff of Windermere Pediatrics welcomes new and returning patients to their new office in MetroWest. All physicians are board-certified, caring individuals who want to help parents obtain the best medical care for their children. Windermere Pediatrics’ physicians and their start dates include Ginny Guyton, M.D., 1989; Carmen Noriega, M.D., 2000; Kathleen Jones, DNP, ARNP, 2001; Hernando Cardona, M.D., 2003; Denise Serafin, M.D., 2005; Kathy Adragna, ARNP, 2009; and Amber Eastwood, ARNP, 2009. Windermere Pediatrics also offers a “Meet the Doctor” prenatal class every month. This informative gathering is led by one of the pediatricians and followed by a question-and-answer session. A tour of the office is included, and each participant receives a complimentary diaper bag with baby products. Windermere Pediatrics’ physicians would like to remind their patients that flu vaccines are now available. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


yarckin_barryBarry S. Yarckin, M.D., FAAP
West Orlando Pediatrics
10125 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 102, Ocoee • 407-290-9355
http://www.westorlandopediatrics.com

 

 

 

Barry S. Yarckin, M.D., FAAP, has served west Orange County for many years. Dr. Yarckin received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Massachusetts. He is board-certified in pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His commitment and devotion to the well-being of his patients is unwavering. Dr. Yarckin prides himself on getting to truly know his patients and enjoys watching his patients grow into healthy young adults. He personally attends to all of his patients during hospitalization, including newborns.


Periodontics

ladley_leahLeah Ladley, D.D.S.
Southpark Dental Group
8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100
http://www.southparkdentalgroup.com

 

 

 

Leah Ladley, D.D.S., specializes in all aspects of periodontal treatment, including cosmetic and regenerative surgical procedures and placement of dental implants. Dr. Ladley received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University. She completed her periodontal residency at Louisiana State University. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Ladley served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a captain after 21 years of service. She has been practicing in Central Florida for more than 10 years. Dr. Ladley practices at Southpark Dental Group, which is located on the corner of John Young Parkway and Sand Lake Road.


mendro_ryanRyan L. Mendro, D.D.S., M.S.
Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants
2666 Maguire Road, Ocoee • 407-905-6777
http://www.perioprecision.com

 

 

Ryan L. Mendro, D.D.S., M.S., recognizes the importance of restoring smiles to their optimal health and function. He is a periodontist, a dentist who is uniquely trained and specializes in the treatment of periodontal (gum) diseases and the placement of dental implants. A Florida native, Dr. Mendro received his bachelor’s in nutrition from the University of Florida. He received his Doctor of Dental Science from Columbia University in New York. He then returned to UF, where he completed his periodontics residency, Master of Science and training in intravenous and oral sedation. Dr. Mendro is a published author and teaches periodontics at the University of Florida as a courtesy faculty member. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Mendro is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art treatment in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. His office accepts most dental insurance plans and offers several flexible financing options.


Pharmacy

olympia_compoundingOlympia Compounding Pharmacy
6700 Conroy-Windermere Road, Suite 140, Orlando • 407-673-2222
http://www.olympiapharmacy.com

 

 

 

Olympia Compounding Pharmacy is a national leader in compounded medications. The pharmacists at Olympia have more than 25 years of experience in bringing patients high-quality medications and excellent customer service. Patients can call to receive a free, personal consultation about any of their specialty medications. Because one size does not always fit all, Olympia’s experts consult with patients every day and help develop a personalized, custom regimen. Olympia is a national leader in women’s health and bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical means the hormones that are used are an exact molecular match to the hormones produced by the body. This is a safe and effective way to bring a woman’s body back into hormonal balance. Balanced hormones help women of all ages look and feel younger, stay slimmer and have more energy. Men’s health is another Olympia specialty. As men grow older, they may experience one or more age-related symptoms, such as low testosterone or erectile dysfunction. These conditions are easily correctable with proper treatment, and Olympia’s staff has the necessary expertise. In addition, being overweight affects men and women of all ages, but there is hope. Medical weight loss is a safe, effective way to lose weight. With medications like HCG and Sermorelin, tremendous success is being enjoyed by many. Olympia has the largest lyophilization facility in the eastern U.S., allowing HCG and Sermorelin to be compounded on-site, making it very cost-effective and high-quality. The pharmacy also compounds large- and small-animal medications. These compounds offer a safe, effective, easy-to-administer, inexpensive way for pets to get the medications they need. Olympia Pharmacy is conveniently located at the intersection of Turkey Lake and Conroy-Windermere roads, and next-business-day shipping is offered throughout all of Central Florida.


Phlebology / Vein Care

arnold_danielDaniel L. Arnold, M.D., FACS
Vascular Vein Centers
1200 Edgewater Drive, Orlando • 407-244-8559
1128 Cypress Glen Circle, Kissimmee • 407-847-8404
4106 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Suite 325, Lake Mary • 407-936-2671
910 Old Camp Road, Suite 162, The Villages • 352-750-6191
121 Webb Drive, Suite 300, Davenport • 863-291-6313
http://www.bestveintreatment.com

Daniel L. Arnold, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of South Florida. He is a fellow of the American College of Phlebology, which is the professional society for vein doctors. Dr. Arnold also is a member of the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine and is certified to perform Botox Cosmetic and Juvéderm for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. He is also a certified skin-care specialist with PCA Skin, a leading skin-care company that focuses on the latest progressive treatments for problem skin.


hart_hugoHugo V. Hart, M.D., FACS
Vascular Vein Centers
1200 Edgewater Drive, Orlando • 407-244-8559
1128 Cypress Glen Circle, Kissimmee • 407-847-8404
4106 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Suite 325, Lake Mary • 407-936-2671
910 Old Camp Road, Suite 162, The Villages • 352-750-6151
121 Webb Drive, Suite 300, Davenport • 863-291-6313
http://www.bestveintreatment.com

Hugo V. Hart, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 29 years of experience. His educational background includes a bachelor’s from Southern Connecticut State University, a medical degree from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in the Dominican Republic, and a general surgery residency at Bridgeport General Hospital. He is certified with the American College of Surgeons and The American Board of Surgery. He has been practicing in the Central Florida area for more than 23 years and is currently on staff at Florida Hospital and Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Hart is an active member of the American College of Phlebology, the society for vein professionals. Dr. Hart is an active member of the Hispaniola Medical Charity, a medical mission organization that has been established to provide medical care to the impoverished people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.


martin_samuelSamuel P. Martin, M.D., FACS
Vascular Vein Centers
1200 Edgewater Drive, Orlando • 407-244-8559
1128 Cypress Glen Circle, Kissimmee • 407-847-8404
4106 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Suite 325, Lake Mary • 407-936-2671
910 Old Camp Road, Suite 162, The Villages • 352-750-6151
121 Webb Drive, Suite 300, Davenport • 863-291-6313
http://www.bestveintreatment.com

Samuel P. Martin, M.D., FACS, is a vascular specialist with more than 33 years of experience. He is board-certified in general and vascular surgery and received the phlebology board in 2008. He is also registered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, a board that recognizes special qualification to interpret venous and arterial diagnostic studies. His educational background includes a bachelor’s from Yale University, a medical degree from Duke University, a general surgery residency at New York Hospital — Cornell, and a vascular fellowship at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was the first fellowship-trained vascular surgeon in Central Florida. He also was one of the founders and the first medical director of the Central Florida Wound Care Center, the first in the tri-county area. Dr. Martin is on staff at Florida Hospital and Orlando Health. He is a member and former president of the Florida Vascular Society, and member of numerous regional and national vascular societies.


Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation

contino_matthewMatthew “Matt” N. Contino, DPT
Stride Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 203, Orlando • 407-355-9820
http://www.strideptandrehab.com

 

 

Matthew “Matt” N. Contino, DPT, owner/president of Stride Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, graduated with honors from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and Master of Science in physical therapy. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, graduating at Harvard. Dr. Contino completed his orthopedic clinical affiliation at Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, headed by the world-renowned James Andrews, M.D., and Kevin Wilk, DPT. Contino is also an A.C.E.-certified personal trainer and has traveled to numerous facilities throughout the country as a guest lecturer on topics such as post-rehabilitation and kinesiology. He also has spoken on the national stage at major fitness conferences, including IHRSA and Club Industry.


daniels_maryannMaryann Daniels, PT
Florida Center for Orthopaedics
1555 Boren Drive, Ocoee • 407-292-2156
http://www.fl-ortho.com

 

 

Maryann Daniels, PT, earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Central Florida in 1996. After six years of experience with neurological and orthopedic patients at Florida Hospital, she underwent advanced training in manual therapy in California for four years. While there, she worked at a private practice outpatient clinic, where she became proficient in spinal, pelvic girdle, costal and various other orthopedic dysfunctions. Daniels has been a physical therapist for more than 14 years. She currently practices orthopedic manual therapy at Florida Center for Orthopaedics.


Dr. PlacerCarlos J. Placer, M.D.
Florida Spine, Sports & Rehabilitation Inc.
7350 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Suite 2212, Orlando • 407-363-9668
1890 LPGA Blvd., Suite 210, Daytona Beach • 386-274-2488
http://www.floridaspinesports.com

 

Carlos J. Placer, M.D., is board-certified in pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and has a subspecialty in spine and sports medicine. He offers a full range of physical services, such as pain management, electrodiagnostic studies, adult rehabilitation, prolotherapy for spine injury, Pilates exercises, sport-specific rehabilitation, epidural injections and facet blocks. Dr. Placer completed his medical education at the Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He completed his residency at the University of Puerto Rico and his fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. Dr. Placer is affiliated with Health Central Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and Shands at UF. He maintains a private practice in Orlando and is now offering a spinal cord stimulator trial and platelet-rich plasma.


swartz_nicoleNicole Swartz, PT, MS
Florida Center for Orthopaedics
1555 Boren Drive, Ocoee • 407-292-2156
http://www.fl-ortho.com

 

 

 

Nicole Swartz, PT, MS, is licensed in orthopedic physical therapy with an emphasis in sports medicine. She received her bachelor’s in exercise and sports science from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and her master’s in physical therapy from Marymount University in Arlington, Va. Swartz practices at Florida Center for Orthopaedics.


Podiatry

cowin_richardRichard M. Cowin, DPM, FACFAS
Laser Foot Surgery Specialist
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 106, Orlando • 407-722-8750
http://www.orlandolaserfootsurgery.com

 

 

Richard M. Cowin, DPM, FACFAS, is a board-certified podiatric foot and ankle surgeon specializing in minimally invasive (one-stitch) surgery for foot problems, such as bunions, hammertoes and heel spurs; and laser surgery for problems like ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, warts and neuromas. He also specializes in noninvasive EPAT shockwave treatment for heel pain and other foot and ankle problems. He performs all of these procedures at his office, Laser Foot Surgery Specialist. Dr. Cowin graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago in 1980. He is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, American Board of Ambulatory Foot Surgery, and American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. In 2006, Dr. Cowin received the prestigious Hall of Fame Award from the Academy of Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Surgery.


duggan_robertRobert Duggan, DPM, FACFAS
Physician Associates
7472 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-381-7341
7408 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo • 407-381-7341
http://www.paof.com

 

Robert Duggan, DPM, FACFAS, a board-certified podiatric surgeon, specializes in a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, including structural conditions, trauma-related injuries, skin and nail conditions, and congenital deformities. Dr. Duggan received his medical education at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health, and he practices at Physician Associates. Dr. Duggan is a faculty member at both the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine and College of Education and Barry University, as well as a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Research and Public Affairs committees. Dr. Duggan was the president of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and is a member of FPMA and the medical advisory committee for The Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida.


fussell_taraTara Fussell, DPM
Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida
7350 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Medplex B, Suite 3329, Orlando • 407-339-7759
http://www.floridafootdocs.com

 

 

Tara Fussell, DPM, specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle, and care for patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. She was inspired to pursue a medical career after experiencing an injury that required consultation with a specialist. Dr. Fussell was born and raised in Central Florida, and she attended Boone High School and Rollins College. She received her medical education at Temple University. Dr. Fussell treats a wide range of foot/ankle pathologies and particularly enjoys the areas of sports medicine, pediatrics and surgery. She practices at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida, which offers five convenient office locations and eight podiatric physicians for its patients.


lombardo_markMark A. Lombardo, DPM
1151 Blackwood Ave., Suite 120, Ocoee • 407-578-9922
http://www.drgoodfoot.com

 

 

 

Mark A. Lombardo, DPM, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in a wide variety of foot and ankle pathologies, including skin and nail conditions, sports injuries, heel pain, bunions, diabetic complications, neuromas, degenerative arthritis, gout and trauma-related injuries. In practice for more than 30 years, Dr. Lombardo graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where he received the Excellence in Surgery Award. After residency, he remained at the college for more than a decade to teach surgery to other residents. He is affiliated with Health Central Hospital and the Millenia Surgery Center, and board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, where he served as board examiner for many years. Dr. Lombardo’s work has been published in academic texts, and he was granted a surgical instrument patent. He combines years of education and experience to provide the best care possible in a personal, warm, caring atmosphere.


wagner_curtisCurtis Wagner, DPM, FACFAS
Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida
7350 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Medplex B, Suite 3329, Orlando • 407-339-7759
http://www.floridafootdocs.com

 

 

Curtis Wagner, DPM, FACFAS, specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle, and care of patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. He was inspired to pursue a medical career after experiencing an injury that required a consultation with a specialist. He received his medical education at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando. Dr. Wagner treats a wide variety of lower extremity conditions, including diabetic foot care, laser treatment for toenail fungus, and surgery for bunions and hammertoes. His goal for his patients is to take care of each one as if they were family. Dr. Wagner practices at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida, which has five convenient office locations and eight podiatric physicians.


Psychiatry

cfl_behavior_hospitalCentral Florida Behavioral Hospital
6601 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando • 407-370-0111
http://www.centralfloridabehavioral.com

 

 

 

Central Florida Behavioral Hospital is a private, state-of-the-art psychiatric center that offers a full continuum of care, including inpatient care and partial hospitalization. The facility’s programs serve patients of all ages from across the country with behavioral health and substance abuse problems. The therapeutic environment is homelike, and the semitropical climate of Central Florida allows for year-round outdoor activities. Central Florida Behavioral Hospital offers comfort and support while patients restore their quality of life. The mission statement of the hospital is to provide the kind of health care that patients will recommend to families and friends; that physicians prefer for their patients; and where employees can take pride. The staff realizes this vision through their commitment to service excellence, employee development, teamwork, compassion and ethical treatment.


sultana_syedSyeda N. Sultana, M.D.
Bay Hill Psychiatric Associates LLC
6068 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Suite 3, Orlando • 407-903-9696
http://www.orlandopsychiatrist.net

 

 

Syeda N. Sultana, M.D., recently received her board certification in child and adolescent psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She already had her board certification in adult psychiatry. She completed her child and adolescent fellowship at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, and trained in general psychiatry at St. Louis University Hospital, Mo. She provides treatment for child, adolescent and adult psychiatric issues, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Asperger’s, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, life transitions, Tourette’s syndrome/trichotillomania and myriad other conditions. Her treatment philosophy revolves around taking the time needed to really listen to the patient. She combines her training and experience with logic and concern for her patient’s well-being to provide accurate, informed, caring guidance and treatment. She also stays well-informed of cutting-edge treatments and technologies in the field of psychiatry. Her treatment is strengthened by faith, encouraged by hope, and inspired by love and God.


Psychology & Counseling

LifeEnhancementCounselingServicesQTRYolanda Brailey, MA, LMHC, NCC
Life Enhancement Counseling Services
6200 MetroWest Blvd., Suite 202, Orlando • 407-443-8862
http://www.lifeenhancementcs.com

 

 

Yolanda Brailey, MA, LMHC, NCC, is the founder and owner of Life Enhancement Counseling Services. As a psychotherapist, she desires to help others resolve problems that cause strained relationships and feelings of unhappiness, disconnectedness, frustration or a general lack of purpose. Her practice offers individual, couples, marriage, premarital and family counseling. She provides a safe and supportive space, free of judgement, in which her clients are treated with respect, empathy and dignity. She helps clients become empowered, grow emotionally, gain insight, resolve past issues and learn skills to create a fulfilling life. Brailey’s therapeutic approach is collaborative, integrative, insight-oriented and holistic. She helps clients with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, communication, trauma, loss and grief. Brailey graduated from Rollins College with a master’s in mental health counseling. She is licensed to practice counseling in Florida and is a nationally certified counselor. She is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapist and Prepare/Enrich Program facilitator. Brailey accepts some insurances.


lombardo_marinaMarina Lombardo, LCSW, P.A.
1151 Blackwood Ave., Suite 120, Orlando • 407-578-4566
http://www.marinalombardo.com

 

 

 

Marina Lombardo, LCSW, P.A., is a psychotherapist and life coach practicing at Lake Bennet Medical Center. Her experience of more than 25 years builds on the premise that within life’s challenges are opportunities for growth. She provides a confidential, caring atmosphere to address issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, marital and relationship struggles and personal growth. Lombardo’s approach is designed to empower clients to set practical goals, overcome obstacles and learn the skills necessary to achieve success. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is effective in allowing clients to heal from past and present traumas, and addresses issues that hinder optimum well-being. Lombardo also provides Emotion-Focused Therapy that helps couples heal problematic relationship cycles and create lasting intimacy. She has been published in both mainstream and professional publications on many occasions.


morrow_reginaRegina D. Morrow, Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Windermere Counseling Corp.
104 W. Sixth Ave., Windermere • 407-876-2078
http://www.windermerecounseling.com

 

 

With 28 years of experience, Regina D. Morrow, Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC, NCC, offers counseling for individuals, couples and families. She assists clients in working through trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, marital and relationship struggles, and complicated grief. Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples is utilized to help couples rebuild intimacy, change problematic styles in the relationship, and improve problem solving. Together, she and her clients create the goals of therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is recommended for a recent trauma to prevent further long-term issues from developing. EMDR is also helpful for people who have had to face life-threatening medical challenges and find themselves unbalanced, depressed or anxious after the physical challenge has subsided. Morrow teaches other therapists how to perform EMDR. She earned her degrees from the University of Florida. She is a national certified counselor, and a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, American Counseling Association, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association, as well as an EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs trainer.


psych_counselThe Psychology and Counseling Group
2101 Park Center Drive, Suite 270, Orlando • 407-523-1213
http://www.thepsychgroup.com

 

 

 

The Psychology and Counseling Group has provided mental health services to the Southwest Orlando community since 1997. Its staff treats all age groups and provides services in English, Spanish, French and Arabic. In addition to providing individual, family and couples counseling, The Psychology and Counseling Group offers general assessment services — pre-adoption and presurgical (bariatric, spinal cord stimulation, etc.); educational/academic assessments — intellectual, ADHD, gifted; and neuropsychological evaluations — traumatic brain injuries, learning/developmental disabilities, memory issues. They also provide psychiatric services, including medication evaluation and management. All of The Psychology and Counseling Group’s clinicians are licensed in the state of Florida and most are currently accepting new patients. In addition to daytime appointments, many of the group’s clinicians offer evening and Saturday-morning appointments. The practice works with most major insurance companies and will verify insurance benefits prior to an initial visit. Some of The Psychology and Counseling Group’s clinicians also offer a sliding scale. The administrative staff answers the phone Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


rullo_dianeDiane Rullo, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT, LCADC, CAP
Rullo Psych Associates
7800 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 207, Orlando • 407-455-1347
http://www.rullopsych.com

 

 

Diane Rullo, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT, LCADC, CAP, has been practicing psychotherapy for 33 years, the past 21 as a private practitioner. Her work as a psychotherapist is focused on healing from a humanistic/holistic perspective, treating the mind, body and spirit. As a professor, Dr. Rullo has taught on a graduate level since 1995, first at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; followed by Barry University in Miami; and, currently, at Capella University. Dr. Rullo is licensed as a clinical social worker in Florida and New Jersey, a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified addiction professional in Florida, and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor in New Jersey. Dr. Rullo’s philosophy is to promote personal growth through understanding of the self. Clients are encouraged to explore their personal decisions and fundamental responsibilities in making healthy choices for themselves.


Reproductive Medicine/Infertility

fertility_careFertility C.A.R.E. (Center of Assisted Reproduction & Endocrinology)
1148 Celebration Blvd., Celebration • 407-672-1106
5931 Brick Court, Winter Park • 407-672-1106
http://www.myfertilitycare.com

 

 

Fertility C.A.R.E. (Center of Assisted Reproduction & Endocrinology) is the most comprehensive fertility center in the Southeast, specializing in male and female infertility diagnoses and treatments, including in vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination. Additional on-site services include fertility preservation for cancer patients with egg and semen cryopreservation, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, ICSI, semen analysis and family balancing. The center includes an on-site CAP-certified IVF and reproductive laboratory, as well as a male reproductive specialist, egg donor program, adoption agency and a reproductive psychologist. Fertility C.A.R.E. provides a free IVF webinar on its website, as well as a Care Free IVF Program. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month, Fertility C.A.R.E. is under the leadership of Director Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE. Dr. Trolice is double board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and obstetrics and gynecology. He has been awarded the American Medical Association’s Physicians’ Recognition Award annually and is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and also at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. Since 2007, his fellow physicians have annually selected him for Best Doctors in America, honoring him as among the top 5 percent of doctors in the U.S.


Rheumatology

alar_anikaAnika Alar, M.D.
6900 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 1-10, Orlando • 407-730-3270

 

 

 

Anika Alar, M.D., is a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, worked as an internal medicine hospitalist near Cleveland for two years, and then completed a rheumatology fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Alar won the 2012 American Society of Bone & Mineral Research Young Investigator Award for her research on osteoporosis. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Alar’s private practice in Orlando was established this year, and she is thrilled to be in the same city as her father, brother and sister-in-law, all of whom are local physicians. Her focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, lupus, vasculitis, and inflammatory muscle diseases, among many other rheumatologic disorders. She also is well-trained in the procedure of joint aspirations to further aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.


martorell_edgarEdgar A. Martorell, M.D., FACR
ARC — Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic
6735 Conroy-Windermere Road, Suite 320 • 407-313-0044

 

 

 

Edgar A. Martorell, M.D., FACR, is a board-certified rheumatologist and active member of the American College of Rheumatology. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, where he was awarded the Mayo Brothers Distinguished Award in recognition of an outstanding record in clinical performance, humanitarianism, research and scholarly activities. In 2007, Dr. Martorell completed his fellowship in rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He has published several research articles in prestigious academic journals. During his training in rheumatology, he participated in the implementation of a research protocol for the use of a new diagnostic test for lupus. He also completed additional training in musculoskeletal sonography at the University of Rochester and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. At present, he is an active participant of Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting Initiative. Dr. Martorell is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He specializes in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus, fibromyalgia, joint pain, and golfer and tennis elbow, among others.


Therapeutic Body Services

massage_envyMassage Envy Dr. Phillips
8081 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-354-3689
http://www.massageenvy.com

 

 

 

Massage Envy Dr. Phillips, located in the Phillips Crossing shopping center near Whole Foods Market, is open 90 hours a week and staffed by more than 40 licensed massage therapists. Massage Envy provides the same quality massage treatments found at other facilities at a lower cost, giving its customers more value for their money. Each massage is customized to meet the client’s needs. Whether it be a deep-tissue, Swedish, reflexology or sports massage, the facility offers all types of massage for the same low price. Massage Envy offers aromatherapy, deep-muscle therapy, hot-stone massage, and its newest enhancement — the sugar foot scrub. Its membership-based service includes a one-hour massage session each month for $59. Since its inception in 2002, Massage Envy has opened more than 900 clinics in 42 states and was named in the top 20 of the fastest-growing franchises in 2009. Massage Envy Dr. Phillips offers gift certificates and is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


steding_audraAudra N. Steding, LMT
Massage Therapy by Audra Steding
The Fountains at Dr. Phillips • 407-435-3152

 

 

 

Audra N. Steding, LMT, has worked as a licensed massage therapist for 11 years. She worked at Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando while establishing a client base. In 2005, she completed extensive training in medical massage therapy. With the knowledge she gained about muscular dysfunctions, she accepted a job at Florida Hospital’s Pain Management Center. Her medical massage certification allows her to treat patients of car accidents and injuries; therefore, she accepts some insurance cases. She also provides athletic massages and has worked with professional athletes and sports injuries. Most of her massage sessions are from 90 minutes to two hours for intense treatment. Steding also has education in treating migraines and received training in infertility, and prenatal and postnatal massage therapy. Steding creates wellness plans and also offers reflexology and body exfoliations. She serves her clients Monday-Saturday by appointment. Credit cards are accepted.


Urgent Care

centracareCentra Care
Florida Hospital Urgent Care
407-200-2273
centracare.org

 

 

Centra Care Urgent Care has been serving Central Florida for 30 years. Its board-certified, adult- and pediatric-trained physicians are accessible whenever patients need them, seven days a week. Centra Care is the affordable alternative to emergency-room visits for urgent, nonlife-threatening medical care. From broken bones, infections, allergies and pediatric concerns to orthopedic conditions and stomach problems, Centra Care has the medical experts and urgent-care technology to help its patients feel better again. Vaccinations, X-rays, labs and most prescriptions can be administered on-site. Centra Care offers a convenient online reservation system with its patients in mind. The staff knows that it is stressful enough to be sick or injured. This is just one way they hope to make urgent-care visits a little easier. The system is simple to access by visiting centracare.org. It allows patients to see a doctor on their schedule. And it is easy to use: enter your zip code, select the location of choice, click on an available time that you want to be seen, and confirm the reservation. For even more convenience, patients can fill out their registration paperwork online in advance of their visits. Of course, walk-ins are always welcome at any of Centra Care’s 22 locations, but online scheduling will significantly cut down on wait time.


Urogynecology / Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKathy Y. Jones, M.D., FACOG
Orlando Urogynecology LLC
508 N. Mills Ave., Suites C & D, Orlando • 407-228-8066
400 Celebration Place, Suite A130, Celebration • 407-228-8066
http://www.orlandolvr.comhttp://www.yourpelvichealth.com

 

Kathy Y. Jones, M.D., FACOG, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, provides advanced treatment to women who suffer with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. She has a subspecialty in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. Dr. Jones also treats vaginal relaxation and performs laser vaginal aesthetic surgeries. She offers Obagi products and Botox Cosmetic and Restylane injections. Dr. Jones earned her medical degree at Wake Forest University. She completed residency training at New York University Medical Center. She also completed a urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery fellowship at Wayne State University. Dr. Jones also is a certified associate of the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of America. She is a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society, and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Dr. Jones is the founder of Orlando Urogynecology LLC and The Orlando Institute of Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation. She is affiliated with Florida Hospital.


Vascular Surgery

WPP.Inc- MuslinCharles S.C. Garnette, M.D., FACS
Vascular Surgery & Vein Care Center
7412 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-363-7760
http://www.orlandoveins.com

 

 

Charles S.C. Garnette, M.D., FACS, is a diplomate of The American Board of Surgery and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is board-certified in both vascular and general surgery. Dr. Garnette is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his general-surgery residency at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital. He also completed fellowships in vascular and endovascular surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, respectively. Dr. Garnette provides outstanding vascular surgical care for aneurysms, carotid-artery diseases, peripheral arterial disease, leg bypasses, angioplasty and stents for blocked arteries, dialysis access procedures, and more. He also provides comprehensive vein care, including laser treatments, sclerotherapy, and closure procedures for bad veins. Dr. Garnette is affiliated with Orlando Health. His practice, Vascular Surgery & Vein Care Center, is located just behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.


harman_aubreyAubrey Harman, ARNP
Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.
7460 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-648-4323
80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323
1920 Don Wickham Drive, Suite 120, Clermont • 352-241-7585
http://www.arteryandvein.com

 

Aubrey Harman, ARNP, graduated from The Florida State University in 1997 with a bachelor’s in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse and educator at Florida Hospital for five years. In 2001, she decided to continue her education at the University of Central Florida. She graduated at the top of her class with a master’s in nursing in 2003 and was awarded a Provost Fellowship and the Graduate Research Award. Harman obtained her board certification as an adult nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the Society for Vascular Nursing and has worked for Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc. since 2004. Harman received additional training from the Esthetic Skin Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, and she provides sclerotherapy for the practice.


www.StevenMillerPix.comJonathan A. Higgins, M.D.
Vascular Surgery & Vein Care Center
7412 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-363-7760
http://www.orlandoveins.com

 

 

Jonathan A. Higgins, M.D., is a diplomate of The American Board of Surgery and a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He earned his medical degree at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Dr. Higgins completed his general surgery residency at the University of Toledo and a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He treats venous disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, and creates and maintains dialysis access. He uses the most current open and endovascular (minimally invasive) techniques available to treat his patients. Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Orlando Health, and he practices at Vascular Surgery & Vein Care Center, located just behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.


levittAdam B. Levitt, M.D., FACS, RVT, RPVI
Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.
7460 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-648-4323
80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323
1920 Don Wickham Drive, Suite 120, Clermont • 352-241-7585
http://www.arteryandvein.com

 

As a vascular doctor, Adam B. Levitt, M.D., FACS, RVT, RPVI, uses a variety of endovascular and open surgical techniques to optimize a patient’s vascular health. Dr. Levitt offers treatments for peripheral arterial disease, renovascular hypertension, cerebrovascular disease, stroke prevention, aneurysms, mesenteric ischemia, dialysis access and varicose veins. He performs peripheral arterial angioplasty/stenting/atherectomy, carotid stenting, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm stenting, vein procedures for varicose veins, as well as all open vascular surgery procedures. Many of these procedures are done on an outpatient basis. Dr. Levitt is board-certified in both general and vascular surgery. He completed additional training in noninvasive diagnostic vascular imaging and is a registered vascular technologist and registered physician of vascular interpretation. Dr. Levitt is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital.


muehlberger_mMichael J. Muehlberger, M.D.
Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.
7460 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-648-4323
80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323
1920 Don Wickham Drive, Suite 120, Clermont • 352-241-7585
http://www.arteryandvein.com

 

Michael J. Muehlberger, M.D., graduated summa cum laude from Austin Peay State University. He obtained his medical degree from The University of Tennessee in 2004 and completed his general surgery training at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, where he was recognized as best resident, best teaching resident of the year, and best trauma resident of the year. He also received an Emmet F. Ferguson Award. Dr. Muehlberger then completed a vascular fellowship at the University of Virginia. After his fellowship, he relocated to Orlando to join Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc. Dr. Muehlberger is board-certified with the American College of Surgeons — Vascular Surgery, and he is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital.


patel_shonakShonak B. Patel, M.D.
Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.
10000 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 483, Ocoee • 407-648-4323
1920 Don Wickham Drive, Suite 120, Clermont • 352-241-7585
http://www.arteryandvein.com

 

Shonak B. Patel, M.D., is a native of Titusville. He graduated cum laude from Mercer University, Ga., and obtained his medical degree with high honors from Ross University in 2006. Dr. Patel began his general surgery training at Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, and then transitioned to Akron, Ohio, where he completed his general surgery training at Akron General Medical Center. He was the chief administrative resident in 2010-11. He went on to complete his two-year vascular surgery and endovascular therapy training at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Patel completed his fellowship in 2013 and moved to Orlando to join Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc. He offers a wide breadth of experience in all areas of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. He is board-certified in general surgery and board-eligible in vascular surgery.


thompsonCharles S. Thompson, M.D., FACS, RPVI
Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.
7460 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-648-4323
80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323
1920 Don Wickham Drive, Suite 120, Clermont • 352-241-7585
http://www.arteryandvein.com

 

Charles S. Thompson, M.D., FACS, RPVI, is a graduate of the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami in 1993 and performed his general surgery and vascular surgery training at the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans. He pursued specialty training in endovascular procedures at the Arizona Heart Institute and is board-certified in general and vascular surgery. Dr. Thompson has written more than 25 scientific articles and given presentations at regional, national and international medical conferences. He participated in numerous research trials using new devices and techniques for the treatment of vascular diseases. Dr. Thompson is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Florida Vascular Society and International Society of Endovascular Specialists. Dr. Thompson was instrumental in creating the endovascular surgery program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital.


wesley_jonJon M. Wesley, M.D.
Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.
7460 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-648-4323
80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323
1920 Don Wickham Drive, Suite 120, Clermont • 352-241-7585
http://www.arteryandvein.com

 

Jon M. Wesley, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his general surgery residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., with two years dedicated to intensive research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Wesley went on to complete specialty training in vascular surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wis. He held a faculty position at UW before joining Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc. Dr. Wesley received numerous awards during his training and has had scientific articles published in major peer-reviewed journals. He also has given presentations at national scientific forums and is a diplomate of The American Board of Surgery. A founding member of the International Society for Vascular Surgery, he is board-certified in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Wesley is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital.