The Spine Center at Altamonte
The Spine Center at Altamonte is located in the Florida Hospital Lakeview Plaza near Florida Hospital Altamonte. The state-of-the-art facilities consist of more than 11,000 square feet designed specifically for spine patients, including a rehabilitation and sports medicine center. Features include a gym area for physical therapy and rehabilitation; a spa function for patients to receive therapeutic care, including massage; pain medicine facilities; diagnostic imaging; treatment rooms; equipment; and offices. Concierge services are provided to patients and their families for needs ranging from dry cleaning and auto detailing to flight research and hotel discounts. The comprehensive approach at The Spine Center at Altamonte provides a unique opportunity for patients with neck and low back pain to improve their quality of life at an all-inclusive destination, utilizing the least invasive method possible. If a surgical solution is the most effective option, patients will be in the great hands of The Spine Center’s medical director, Chetan Patel, M.D., a renowned spine surgeon. Dr. Patel will use his expertise as a specialist in minimally invasive, endoscopic back and neck surgery to ensure the patient is back on track. Dr. Patel has a vast reputation as a leader in educating neuro and orthopedic spine surgeons around the world in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Patel’s passion for research also acts as a catalyst in the treatment of national spinal disorders. His research projects help provide a better understanding for the causes of lower back pain and minimally invasive treatments that can dramatically improve upon the traditional treatment options available.
711 E. Altamonte Drive, Suite 210, Altamonte Springs • 407-303-5452www.floridahospitalspine.com
Sutton Homes — Memory Care Homes
Established in 1994, Sutton Homes has earned a reputation as Central Florida’s premier Alzheimer’s, dementia care and memory loss assisted-living facility. The February 2012 opening of its newest home in Southwest Orlando provides person-centered care in a residential-style living environment. Licensed for only five residents per home, Sutton Homes’ highly trained staff offers residents a unique and relaxing environment, as well as the respect, understanding and compassion they deserve and their families expect. Each of the eight homes is an elegant ranch-style house located in finer suburban neighborhoods in the Greater Orlando area, with locations in Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, downtown Orlando, Mount Dora and Dr. Phillips. The Sutton Homes staff is caring, creative and specifically trained in helping people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other types of memory loss. By keeping things streamlined and familiar, loved ones will feel comfortable and relaxed in their new home with 24-hour personalized care. While the staff encourages independence, assistance is always available. Sutton Homes’ caregivers provide assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, special diets, medication and more. The activities director plans outings to parks, senior centers and appropriate cultural events, as well as in-home activities. Locally owned and operated, Sutton Homes has served residents with person-centered care since 1994.
919 Orange Ave., Suite 200, Winter Park • 407-740-8815www.suttonhomes.com
Threshold Center for Autism Medical and Dental Clinic
The Threshold Center for Autism Medical and Dental Clinic was designed specifically for families with special-needs children and adults. The clinic offers a full range of internal medicine, pediatric and dental services for patients seeking primary/specialty-care providers. Threshold has been serving families affected by autism and related developmental disabilities for more than 35 years. Because of that depth and experience, Threshold is able to offer dental and medical tolerance training programs that help make the experience rewarding. The facility welcomes all patients with or without developmental and related disabilities and accepts most health insurance plans.
3550 N. Goldenrod Road, Winter Park • (medical) 321-527-2064 • (dental) 321-527-2062www.threshold-center.org
Felipe Collazo-Pagán, M.D.Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care
Felipe Collazo-Pagán, M.D., is the regional 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.
8009 S. Orange Ave., Orlando • 407-206-2273
Lucy W. Ertenberg, M.D.Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care
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.
Gary Lehman, M.D., C.M.D.Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care
Gary Lehman, M.D., C.M.D., 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 Florida State University. Dr. Lehman is also an ordained minister of the Church of the Nazarene.
8009 S. Orange Ave., Orlando • 407-206-2273www.cornerstonehospice.org
Autumn Frandsen, N.D.The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine
Autumn Frandsen, N.D., is a holistic health care practitioner with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She received training in nutritional medicine, homeopathy, Chinese medicine and botanical medicine. Her focus at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine is detoxification and weight loss, as well as diabetes and cardiovascular health using a natural approach. Dr. Frandsen works closely with Kirti Kalidas, M.D., N.D., and Thomas Moraczewski, M.D., at The Center for Natural & Intergrative Medicine in preconception care and infertility. She believes that one of the most important things missing in medicine today is the willingness of physicians to educate people about the cause and treatment of disease, as well as how to prevent disease from occurring.
6651 Vineland Road, Suite 150, Orlando • 407-355-9246www.drkalidas.com
Aimee Jordan, L.M.T.The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine
Aimee Jordan, L.M.T., graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in exercise physiology and later acquired certification as a licensed massage therapist to accompany her work in fitness and wellness. The majority of her more than 15 years of experience has been in the medical field creating wellness and rehabilitative exercise programs for weight loss, injury rehabilitation and general fitness. Her focus in massage therapy includes deep tissue, integrative, sports and rehabilitative massages, as well as massage for geriatric clientele. Jordan is passionate about holistic medicine and believes that exercise and massage therapy are crucial elements to manage stress and maintain a balance of mind, body and spirit. Under the guidance of Kirti Kalidas, M.D., N.D., she offers I-Therm, a hyperthermia therapy that speeds healing, stimulates the immune system, and reduces pain and inflammation, as well as neuropathies.
Kirti Kalidas, M.D., N.D.The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine
Kirti Kalidas, M.D., N.D., is the only board-certified internist and naturopathic physician in Central Florida. As a dual doctorate, he finds and addresses the root causes of disease and focuses on individualized holistic treatments to restore optimal health and balance. Dr. Kalidas specializes in anti-aging, preventive care, restoring and balancing hormones and brain chemistry, chronic diseases, Lyme disease and intravenous chelation for heart health. His cancer support and recovery program, which uses vitamin infusions, helps patients regain strength and stamina. Dr. Kalidas offers Prolozone therapy, a natural, effective treatment for joint and back pain. True healing takes place when the mind and body are nurtured, and The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine provides massage, colonics, yoga and meditation, along with detoxification, weight loss, cooking classes and fitness programs to provide a bridge to health, hope and healing. Dr. Kalidas’ integrative programs optimize immune functions, decrease illness, rebalance, heal and offer hope.
Michael Kehoe, Ph.D., P.A.-C.The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine
Michael Kehoe, Ph.D., P.A.-C., earned his doctorate degree with an emphasis on exercise and human performance. He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and administration in fitness and wellness. He later felt the calling to work in the medical field to continue to help others in a different way. Dr. Kehoe went back to school and obtained his license as a physician assistant. His background and personal experience give him a unique perspective on nutrition, wellness and human performance from a medical, exercise and wellness perspective. His passions in the medical field and focuses at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine include men’s health, preventive care, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, musculoskeletal disorders and rehabilitation support.
Anna Maria Mercado, L.P.N.The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine
Anna Maria Mercado, L.P.N., earned a licensed practical nurse degree and uses her skills in the I.V. Suite at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine as an infusion nurse. Her expertise is in assessing, starting and monitoring infusions prescribed for her patients. These include high-dose vitamin C for cancer recovery; mulitvitamin, mineral and Myers cocktail infusions for chronic fatigue; or any condition when the body is unable to assimilate nutrients needed for repair and recovery. Delivering nutrients directly into veins means they are available to the body for immediate use to speed the healing process. Chelation also is frequently prescribed for those with cardiovascular disease and toxicity from mercury or heavy metals. Other therapies Mercado provides are autohemotherapy using ozone gas and ultraviolet blood irradiation, which reduces chronic viral infections and boosts the immune system. Mercado is bilingual, and she provides a comfortable and quiet experience.
Kiara Oberhaensli, B.S.The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine
Kiara Oberhaensli, B.S., earned a Bachelor of Science in nutrition at Bastyr University, Kenmore, Wash. For the past 10 years, Oberhaensli has worked with people of all ages to improve their health and vitality. Her expertise in weight loss has helped clients lose thousands of pounds, and she has successfully coached them to make nutritional changes that last a lifetime. Oberhaensli offers several weight loss and detoxification programs, including HCG. She also provides cooking demonstrations, stress-free menu planning, and one-on-one nutritional guidance for those with food allergies and diet restrictions. She offers nutritional education in creating gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan menus, as well as reading food labels and grocery shopping tips. She works with Thomas Moraczewski, M.D., a gynecologist at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine, to help identify hormonal imbalance, which can lead to weight-loss stumbling blocks. This approach, along with coaching, has proven to be very successful in helping people reach their weight-loss and detoxification goals.
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