Spring Medical Directory 2016


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Aesthetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Allergy / Asthma & Pulmonary Medicine

Chiropractic Services

Dentistry

Dentistry / Pediatric

Dermatology

Diagnostic Services

Endocrinology

Family Medicine

Gastroenterology

Hormones & Wellness

Hospital / Health Facility

Internal Medicine

Medical Spas, Aesthetic Skin Care & Massage Services

Nephrology

Neurology / Neurosurgery

Obstetrics / Gynecology

Optometry / Ophthalmology

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Orthodontics

Orthopedics / Sports Medicine

Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology / Plastic Surgery

Pain Management

Pediatrics

Pharmacies

Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation

Podiatry

Psychiatry

Psychology & Counseling

Urogynecology / Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Urology

Vascular Surgery

Veterinary Medicine


Aesthetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

advanced_centre_plastic_surgeryAdvanced Centre for Plastic Surgery

7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Bldg. A, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-345-8145

www.yournewlook.com

The Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery is an established, well-respected plastic surgical and skin care center that has served the Dr. Phillips area and Central Florida for more than 30 years. The center has a dedicated, caring staff under the leadership of Medical Director James A. Matas, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Central Florida since 1981. The center includes a fully accredited on-site surgery center with board-certified anesthesia providers and overnight recovery capabilities. Its Medical Spa offers complimentary skin analysis, organic microdermabrasion, and the most effective treatments and products available. Injectables, including Botox Cosmetic, and soft-tissue fillers such as Juvéderm, Voluma, Restylane and Radiesse are performed exclusively by Dr. Matas. On the surgical side, Dr. Matas offers complimentary, private, individual consultations. He performs a variety of procedures, including body contouring; aesthetic vaginal surgery; face-lifts; eyelid, neck and forehead lifts; breast augmentations, reductions and lifts; earlobe repairs; skin lesion and cancer removals; and reconstructions. Finally, whatever service is provided at Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery, the staff’s mission is to build trusting, long-term relationships with its patients, along with communicating realistic expectations and providing safe, affordable, quality care.


karlin_janJan V. Karlin, M.D., Medical Director

Nova Cosmetic Center & Vein Centers of America

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 58, Orlando • 407-378-7276
www.novacosmeticcenter.com • www.novacosmeticmedspa.com

Jan V. Karlin, M.D., a Harvard and Duke University Medical School graduate, has practiced plastic surgery for more than 30 years. He previously practiced in Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, California, prior to becoming the medical director of Nova Cosmetic Center & Vein Centers of America in Orlando. Dr. Karlin creates realistic solutions for his patients’ needs with the latest surgical and noninvasive procedures in anti-aging, including SlimLipo, Vaser high-definition liposuction, natural breast augmentation, hormone replacement therapy and varicose/spider vein treatment. Dr. Karlin has authored numerous articles in respected journals and has made many TV and radio appearances, including CNN, KPLA-FM, Eye on L.A., KMAX, KZLA-FM and KGL.


moffett_bethBeth Moffett, RNFA

Nova Cosmetic Center & Vein Centers of America

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 58, Orlando • 407-226-0609
www.novacosmeticcenter.com

With a background of 38 years of surgical nursing experience, Beth Moffett, RNFA, has excelled in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery. A graduate of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York, Moffett furthered her education as a registered nurse first assistant at Southwest Florida College in Tampa. She specializes in Botox Cosmetic, Sculptra, Juvéderm, Restylane, Kybella, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microneedling, chemical peels and skin care products, such as Obagi, Biopelle, SkinMedica and more. Nova Cosmetic Center has been Orlando’s No. 1 volume Botox Cosmetic injector for many years and provides Central Florida with the newest, innovative procedures for anti-aging and maintaining a youthful appearance.


soto_armandoArmando Soto, M.D.

Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery

7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 100, Orlando • 407-218-4550

aestheticenhancements.com

Armando Soto, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon with memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Soto earned his medical degree at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before training in general and plastic surgery in the prestigious program of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University, St. Louis — the birthplace of American plastic surgery. After completing his plastic surgery training, Dr. Soto pursued further specialized fellowship training in advanced techniques for breast enhancement and reconstruction. Since arriving in Orlando, Dr. Soto has quickly made a name for himself as a creative, skilled and compassionate surgeon. In 2007, he opened Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery, a state-of-the-art plastic surgery center and surgical facility in Dr. Phillips.


vanitas_aesthetic

9938 Universal Blvd., Suite 102, Orlando
407-615-5844
www.vanitasaesthetic.com

Vanitas Aesthetic distinguishes itself by the highest quality of personal service. Its staff ensures that each and every patient feels comfortable the second they walk into the office. They understand that a patient’s image and appearance are important to his or her personal and professional life. Vanitas’ commitment to excellence is the recognition that sometimes the staff needs to go the extra mile to make sure patients are happy and satisfied with their results. They offer extensive experience and knowledge in surgical and nonsurgical procedures, such as tumescent liposuctions, Brazilian butt lifts, breast augmentations, face-lifts, facial implants, and eyelid surgeries. For those who prefer a noninvasive alternative to turn back time with the help of nonsurgical beautification treatments, Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm, Radiasse, Restylane, vein therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and much more is offered. The experts at Vanitas want their patients to obtain the best results on any procedure they undergo, with safety as a top priority. Vanitas’ goal is to build long-lasting relationships with each of its patients, guiding them through the process, not just before and during surgery, but in aftercare as well. Enduring bonds are established, because the staff cares about each individual case and provides unwavering attention to every phase of treatment from initial consultation to the end of the recovery process. Everyone is invited to visit and experience the Vanitas difference. Complimentary consultations are available for anyone wanting to discuss Vanitas’ procedures.


 

Allergy / Asthma & Pulmonary Medicine

Broussard-Perry, DanaDana L. BroussardPerry, M.D.

Windermere Allergy and Asthma
8946 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando • 407-876-1009

Dana L. Broussard-Perry, M.D., is a board-certified allergist/immunologist who treats children and adults. She specializes in diagnostic testing for food, environmental and insect allergies. Dr. Broussard-Perry treats allergies, asthma and hives. She graduated magna cum laude from Southern University (Louisiana) and earned her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed a pediatric residency at Los Angeles County and USC 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 the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Dr. Broussard-Perry is affiliated with Orlando Health.


jacinto_carlosCarlos M. Jacinto, M.D.

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates of Central Florida

7232 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-370-3705

1890 Semoran Blvd., Suite 215, Winter Park • 407-678-4040

685 Palm Springs Drive, Suite 1E, Altamonte Springs • 407-331-6244
www.aaacfonline.com

Carlos M. Jacinto, M.D., is board-certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He completed his fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His fellowship provided two additional years of training, specializing in the treatment of allergies, asthma and immunology, and included training at the Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Clinic at USF and Immunology Clinic at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Dr. Jacinto earned a medical degree with honors at Brown University in Rhode Island. He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society.


Schwartz, EugeneEugene F. Schwartz, M.D.

Allergy & Asthma Consultants of Central Florida

14050 S. Town Loop Blvd., Suite 202, Orlando • 407-859-9099

7560 Red Bug Lake Road, Suite 2064, Oviedo • 407-366-7387
www.orlandoallergy.com

Eugene F. Schwartz, M.D., practices at Allergy & Asthma Consultants of Central Florida. He specializes in all approved forms of allergy and asthma testing and treatment, and offers attentive personalized care for adults and children. He is American Board of Allergy and Immunology-certified. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine, the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, and a fellowship at the National Jewish Hospital/National Asthma Center in Denver. He is listed in America’s Top Doctors. Evening hours are available.


zeffren_bernardBernard S. Zeffren, M.D.

Allergy & Asthma Consultants of Central Florida

14050 Town Loop Blvd., Suite 202, Orlando • 407-859-9099

7560 Red Bug Lake Road, Suite 2064, Oviedo • 407-366-7387
www.orlandoallergy.com

Bernard S. Zeffren, M.D., works with Allergy & Asthma Consultants of Central Florida. He specializes in approved forms of allergy and asthma testing and treatment, and offers attentive, personalized care for adults and children. He is American Board of Allergy and Immunology-certified. He trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and specialty trained at Saint Louis University and University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. He was president of the 2009-10 Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society. He is listed in America’s Top Doctors. Evening hours are available.


Chiropractic Services

MattiaGerald R. Mattia, B.S., D.C.


Mattia Spinal Care & Rehab Center
, P.A.

8915 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando • 407-909-4788
www.mattiawellness.com

Gerald R. Mattia, B.S., D.C., has 40 years of experience as a chiropractic physician. Dr. Mattia was named chiropractor of the year, sports chiropractor of the year, appointed to the New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners, served as president of the ICA Council on Fitness and Sports Health Science, and has joined Arnold Schwarzenegger for the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports. Dr. Mattia practices several chiropractic techniques, including decompression therapy, specializing in disc problems in the low back and neck. He practices with Paulette Mattia, B.S., D.C.; and Jason B. Kaplan, B.S., D.C.


Barry L. Rose, M.S., D.C., FIAMA

Rose Healthcare Centre
6638 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando • 407-298-9211
www.rosehealthcareorlando.com

Barry Rose, M.S., D.C., FIAMA, is a chiropractic physician with additional certifications in acupuncture and nutritional medicine.  He has training in nutritional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Washington, and has extensive experience in the treatment of neuromuscular injuries resulting from sports, motor vehicle and workers’ compensation accidents. Dr. Rose’s treatments, including acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, rehabilitation and nutritional medicine, is very successfully for injuries of all types, such as motor vehicle and sports-related, arthritis-based, recurrent headaches, back, neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee and ankle pain. He also provides nonsurgical treatment of disc herniations and nerve compression.


Mimi Suhar, D.C.

Rose Healthcare Centre
6638 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando • 407-298-9211
www.rosehealthcareorlando.com

Mimi Suhar, D.C., is a chiropractic physician certified in acupuncture and trained in nutritional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Washington. She 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, physical therapy, rehabilitation and nutritional medicine. She has enjoyed successfully treating patients with headaches; back, neck and all other areas of joint pain; as well as nonsurgical treatment for herniated discs and nerve compression. She has also treated numerous women with nutritional medicine and acupuncture for menopause-based conditions, fibrocystic disease and infertility.


Dentistry

aldea_ximenaXimena Aldea, D.M.D.

Windermere Center for Dentistry
401 Main St., Suite A, Windermere • 407-909-1097
www.windermeresmiles.com

Ximena Aldea, D.M.D., received her dental education from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale. 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 she believes that trust and confidence are the cornerstones of a good relationship with her patients. Dr. Aldea has been named as one of Orlando’s top dentists by her peers for seven consecutive years in Orlando magazine.


AlfordGabriella Alford, D.M.D.

Chain of Lakes Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

1805 Maguire Road, Suite 159, Windermere • 407-876-6708

Gabriella Alford, D.M.D., is pleased and honored to be serving and caring for her community in and around Windermere. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, but has resided in Central Florida since 1987. Dr. Alford received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Rollins College. She went on to receive a dental degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. Upon completion of her dental studies, Dr. Alford opted, of course, to return to where her heart has always been, Central Florida. Dr. Alford has been practicing general dentistry locally for more than 10 years and is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Central Florida District Dental Association, and Dental Society of Greater Orlando.


All About Beautiful Smiles

7450 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 215, Orlando • 321-234-1200

www.allaboutbeautifulsmiles.com

Orlando’s highest-rated dental office on Google, voted as the 2014 Emerging Best Business by the Dr. Phillips Chamber of Commerce, and the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards by Orlando Style to name a few, All About Beautiful Smiles focuses on implant, anxiety-free and cosmetic dentistry under the direction of Tejumade St. MatthewDaniel, BDS, D.M.D., MICOI. At AABS, the staff prides itself on attention to detail, which brings about a delightful dental experience and world-class clinical excellence. Most importantly, the team is focused on achieving all of these through caring competency every day. They remove the fear of going to the dentist and give their patients the confidence to smile and chew again. Same-day emergency appointments are guaranteed before 1 p.m.


Maya Ayoub, D.D.S.

Southpark Dental Group

8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100

www.southparkdentalgroup.com

Maya Ayoub, D.D.S., provides up-to-date dental treatments, including same-day crowns, Zoom whitening, veneers, Invisalign, implant restorations, root canal therapy, extractions and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Ayoub graduated from New York University College of Dentistry with honors and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society. She completed her general practice residency at New York Methodist Hospital and was later chosen to be chief resident, resulting in increased dental proficiency. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Dental Society of Greater Orlando, and American Academy of General Dentistry. She practices at Southpark Dental Group.


David W. Boers, D.D.S., PA

Chain of Lakes Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

1805 Maguire Road, Suite 159, Windermere • 407-876-6708

davidboers.com

David W. Boers, D.D.S., P.A., is excited about his two locations: Island Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Cocoa Beach and Chain of Lakes Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Windermere. For the past 30 years, he has practiced dentistry in the west Orlando area. Dr. Boers attended undergraduate school at Northern Illinois University and Loyola University, earning a degree in psychology with minor areas of study in business and biology. He later earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery at Loyola University Chicago School of Dentistry. Continuing education is very important to Dr. Boers, and he attends professional conventions, seminars, study groups and self-study programs to stay current with advances in dentistry.


John F. Cervenka, D.D.S.

Southpark Dental Group

8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100

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 for the placement of implants. New patients are always welcome. Dr. Cervenka has practiced in Central Florida for more than 30 years. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at 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.


coen_shaunaShauna Gaumer Coen, D.M.D.

Southpark Dental Group

8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100

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 dentistry, Zoom whitening, one-visit Cerec 3D restorations, veneers, implants, root canals and gentle extractions with bone preservation. She also uses the Cone Beam, a cutting-edge 3-D CT scan that uses lower radiation and shows more detail, for the placement of implants. Dr. Coen graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and completed advanced education in general dentistry at the University of Florida. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Dental Society of Greater Orlando.


gomez_dianaDiana Gomez, D.M.D.


Southpark Dental Group

8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100

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 the Cone Beam 3D for the placement of implants. 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.


ladley_leahLeah Ladley, D.D.S.

Southpark Dental Group

8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100

www.southparkdentalgroup.com

Leah Ladley, D.D.S., specializes in all aspects of periodontal treatment, including cosmetic and regenerative surgical procedures and the 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, located on the corner of John Young Parkway and Sand Lake Road.


maali_ziyadZiyad Maali, D.M.D.

Sand Lake Dental

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 301, Orlando • 407-355-0608

www.sandlakedental.com

Ziyad Maali, D.M.D., is a general dentist practicing at Sand Lake Dental. He offers comprehensive dentistry with a focus on cosmetics in a family-oriented, friendly office. Dr. Maali and his highly trained staff provide many new treatment options to improve and enhance the dental health and appearance of every smile, including composite white fillings, bonding, veneers and Lumineers, whitening and Invisalign. Dr. Maali 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 Dental Society of Greater Orlando.


McKissickMatthew D. McKissock, D.M.D., FAGD

Windermere Dentistry

4769 The Grove Drive, Suite 100, Windermere • 407-909-1099

www.windermeredentist.com

Matthew D. McKissock, D.M.D., FAGD, offers treatments in all aspects of general, cosmetic and implant dentistry to include cosmetic smile makeovers with veneers and Invisalign clear braces. He is a graduate of The Citadel and the University of Florida College of Dentistry, with a one-year general dentistry residency while on active duty in the U.S. Army. He is a published author on dental anesthesia and a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, completed a 10-month 300-hour miniresidency in dental implantology at NYU, and practices CT-guided implantology. He has owned and operated Windermere Dentistry since April 2002 and lives in Windermere with his wife and three children.


reiter_yadrisYadiris R. Reiter, D.M.D.

Southpark Dental Group

8801 Commodity Circle, Orlando • 407-248-0100

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 the Cone Beam 3D for the placement of implants. 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

www.rizzodentalgroup.com

Jeffrey S. Rizzo, D.M.D., has been practicing implant, family and cosmetic dentistry in the Central Florida area since 2000. 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 and implant restorations. He routinely updates his office with the most advanced dental procedures, including in-office tooth whitening procedures and oral appliances to treat sleep apnea. Dr. Rizzo also offers Invisalign, a proven, clear alternative to traditional braces. New patients and dental emergencies are always welcome and scheduled in a timely manner.


rizzo_williamWilliam J. Rizzo, D.M.D.

Rizzo Dental Group

6150 MetroWest Blvd., Suite 207, Orlando • 407-521-8765

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 whitening and porcelain veneers. 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. 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 17 years ago.


ThakkerRupal Thakkar, D.M.D.

Windermere Dentistry

4769 The Grove Drive, Suite 100, Windermere • 407-909-1099

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.


Dentistry / Pediatric

miller_allisonAllison A. Miller, D.D.S.

Little Gators Pediatric Dentistry

3650 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden • 407-347-5956

www.littlegatorspediatricdentist.com

A native of Winter Park, Allison A. Miller, D.D.S., is excited to have joined the team of Jason J. Sotto, D.M.D. Dr. Miller completed her undergraduate degree as a Harrison Scholar at the University of Virginia. She then attended dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, where she was awarded the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Student Award. Dr. Miller completed her pediatric dentistry residency as chief resident at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and Florida Dental Association.


sotto_jasonJason J. Sotto, D.M.D.

Little Gators Pediatric Dentistry

3650 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden • 407-347-5956

littlegatorspediatricdentist.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

endicott_elisaElisa Endicott, PAC

Windermere Dermatology & Aesthetics

7798 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Suite 100, Windermere • 407-876-0994

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 Academy 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.


FellenzSarah Fellenz, NPC

Associates in Dermatology

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 800-827-7546

530 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee • 800-827-7546

www.dermorlando.com

Sarah Fellenz, NP-C, is a board-certified nurse practitioner who has 11 years of professional experience within the fields of dermatology and aesthetics. She obtained her Master of Nursing at the University of Central Florida. She is experienced in treating chronic and acute conditions of the skin, hair and nails of patients of all ages, as well as proficient in cosmetic dermatology, and she performs Botox Cosmetic injections, fillers and sclerotherapy. In addition, Fellenz was a recognized world trainer in fractional laser technology and is passionate about offering innovative rejuvenating procedures to her patients.


FormanOlga Forman, PAC

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

1655 E. State Road 50, Suite 201, Clermont • 800-827-7546

www.dermorlando.com

Olga Forman, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant who has seven years of professional experience in the field of dermatology. She obtained both her Master of Medical Science and Bachelor of Science in microbiology and cell biology from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Besides treating skin diseases and conditions of the skin, hair and nails, she is skilled in cosmetic dermatology and performs Botox Cosmetic injections and fillers, and also laser treatments and sclerotherapy. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.


MeisenheimerJohn L. Meisenheimer, M.D.

The Meisenheimer Clinic and Day Spa

7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Suite 105, Orlando • 407-352-2444

www.orlandoskindoc.com

John “Lucky” Meisenheimer, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist. A dermatologic and Mohs surgeon in Orlando since 1987, he has successfully treated more than 25,000 skin cancers. 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, microdermabrasions, customized massages and reflexology. He is in private practice at The Meisenheimer Clinic and Day Spa, where all patients are seen by the doctor.


MonteLeoneMario MonteLeone, PAC, 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

www.dermorlando.com

Mario MonteLeone, PA-C, MPAS, has been practicing dermatology for more than 18 years. He received his master’s in physician assistant studies in dermatology from the University of Nebraska and his bachelor’s as a physician assistant from Nova Southeastern University of Fort Lauderdale. He specializes in the treatment of skin cancer, and diseases of the skin, hair and nails. His passion is in medical dermatology, and his belief is to treat his patients as individuals who deserve customized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.


SteppieMichael Steppie, M.D., President, Medical Director

Associates in Dermatology

1655 E. State Road 50, Suite 201, Clermont • 800-827-7546

106 Boston Ave., Suite 100, Altamonte Springs • 800-827-7546

531 Wekiva Commons Circle, Apopka • 800-827-7546

400 Celebration Place, Suite A-120, Celebration • 800-827-7546

2205 North Blvd. West, Davenport • 800-827-7546

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 800-827-7546

7824 Lake Underhill Road., Suite J, Orlando • 800-827-7546

725 E. Oak St., Kissimmee • 800-827-7546

530 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee • 800-827-7546

339 Cypress Parkway, Suite 110, Poinciana • 800-827-7546

3106 17th St., St. Cloud • 800-827-7546

1389 U.S. 301, Sumterville • 800-827-7546

www.dermorlando.com

Michael Steppie, M.D., is the president and medical director of Associates in Dermatology, a leading dermatology practice established for more than 25 years in Central Florida. 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. Dr. Steppie is a dedicated member of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s prestigious Dr. Rex and Johnnie Amonette Circle, and his article, “Skin Cancer and the Gender Gap,” was published nationally in its journal in 2012. His practice boasts a staff of dedicated, caring professionals, including physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.


StokesSharon 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

www.amazingskindoc.com

Sharon A. Stokes, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist and certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University and completed her residency in both internal medicine and dermatology at the LSU School of Medicine. Dr. Stokes’ practice carries a vast array of skin care products and offers cosmetic dermatology with services such as injectable fillers, chemical peels, fractional laser resurfacing, Coolsculpting fat reduction treatments, Titan skin tightening, laser hair removal and more. She also provides general and surgical dermatologic services, including removal and/or treatment of moles, warts, spots and rashes, skin cancer, acne and psoriasis.


Diagnostic Services

menacardenas_mariaCarlos Cardenas, M.D.

University Diagnostic Institute

5787 Vineland Road, Suite 101, Orlando • 407-975-3315

alwayshere4u.com

Carlos Cardenas, M.D., is a Duke fellowship-trained and board-certified neuroradiologist. He joined the University Diagnostic Institute team in 2014 from Colorado Springs Radiology and Imaging Consultants. During his time in Colorado, Dr. Cardenas worked with physicians who treated Olympic athletes, which added to his musculoskeletal expertise. He received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Florida. He earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida, where he also completed his diagnostic radiology residency training. He is committed to providing exceptional customer service, setting UDI apart from other local outpatient radiology facilities.


stanley_georgeGeorge A. Stanley, M.D., MBA

University Diagnostic Institute

5787 Vineland Road, Suite 101, Orlando • 407-975-3315

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George A. Stanley, M.D., MBA, is the owner and chief radiologist at University Diagnostic Institute, which has three locations in Central Florida — Orlando, Winter Park and Longwood — and offers a variety of diagnostic exams. Dr. Stanley earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Florida. He completed his internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of South Florida. His company’s mission to provide the highest level of medical care to its patients in a respectful, empathetic and congenial manner gives additional depth to UDI. The focus is always on the patient and the referring physician’s needs.


Endocrinology

Patil_veenaVeena Patil, M.D.

Florida Center for Endocrinology, PA

6001 Vineland Road, Suite 111, Orlando • 407-250-6770

Veena Patil, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Patil completed her residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and did 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. She specializes in treating diabetes, pump therapy, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis and calcium disorders, as well as adrenal, pituitary and other endocrine disorders.


Family Medicine

daur_andrewAndrew Dauer, D.O.

Florida Hospital Medical Group

2000 Fowler Grove Blvd., Third Floor, Winter Garden • 407-614-0528

www.wintergardendocs.com

Andrew Dauer, D.O., a board-certified family physician with more than 20 years of experience, provides a full spectrum of care for the entire family from age 6-older. Dr. Dauer is committed to providing comprehensive primary care for individuals and families — from acute and chronic illnesses to routine health screenings. He is part of a unique multispecialty practice, conveniently located at Florida Hospital Winter Garden, that also provides cardiology; diabetes; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; general surgery; and urologic services.


de_leon_mariaMaria De Leon, M.D.

Southwest Orlando Family Medicine, P.L.

7400 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-352-9717

www.swofm.com

Maria De Leon, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician who specializes in women’s health and preventive medicine, focusing on healthy lifestyles. Dr. De Leon provides comprehensive family medicine services for patients 6 years and older, which includes, but is not limited to school, work, sports and Department of Transportation physicals. Her expertise also includes child, adult and geriatric well exams; preventive care; health screenings; minor office procedures and injury care; and acute and chronic illness management.


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Lara D. Hitchcock, M.D.

Hitchcock Health Institute

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 201, Orlando • 407-578-3303

www.hitchcockhealthinstitute.com

Lara D. Hitchcock, M.D., is board-certified in family practice. She has worked at the Hitchcock Health Institute — where she offers preventive care, physicals, Pap smears, prostate exams, immunizations, complex disease management, aesthetics and weight loss — since 2005. She offers same-day and 7 a.m. appointments. After graduating from the University of Florida, Dr. Hitchcock graduated from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic Medical School. She has won awards for academia and been listed in Best Doctors in America. She has taught for UF and Florida State University’s medical schools and nurse practitioner programs.


langley_adamAdam Langley, M.D.

PremierMED Family & Sports Medicine

2658 Maguire Road, Ocoee • 407-581-9065

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 from the Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Langley’s residency training was completed 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, fitness and preventative medicine, and encourage a balanced life.


perez_vivianVivian Perez, PAC, MPAS

Southwest Orlando Family Medicine, P.L.

7400 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-352-9717

www.swofm.com

Vivian Perez, PA-C, MPAS, was awarded her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Alderson Broaddus University, West Virginia, physician assistant program in 2015. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens and as an office assistant at a pediatrician’s office. Her special interests include pulmonary disorders, hypertension and sports medicine. Perez speaks fluent Spanish.


sanantonio_mariaMaria San Antonio, M.D.

JSA Medical Group Hunters Creek

2000 Cypress Crossing Drive, Suite A, Orlando • 407-515-1507

www.jsamedicalgroup.com

Maria San Antonio, M.D., is board-certified in family medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus. Dr. San Antonio has been practicing medicine for more than 12 years.


Sofy Sendoya, M.D.

JSA Medical Group Hunters Creek

2000 Cypress Crossing Drive, Suite A, Orlando • 407-515-1507

www.jsamedicalgroup.com

Sofy Sendoya, M.D., is board-certified in family medicine and geriatrics medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. Dr. Sendoya completed her residency training at Indiana University School of Medicine while congruently earning a master’s degree in health administration. Afterward, she completed a geriatrics fellowship, focusing on the medical care of older adults. Dr. Sendoya is fluent in English and Spanish.


sheldon_heatherHeather Sheldon, ARNP

PremierMED Family & Sports Medicine

2658 Maguire Road, Ocoee • 407-581-9065

www.premierfsm.com

Heather Sheldon, ARNP, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. After growing up in the panhandle of Florida, she received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Florida State University and then earned a master’s in nursing at the University of Florida. She is an Ironman Triathlon finisher and believes nutrition and fitness play vital roles in maintaining health and wellness for all ages. She currently practices at PremierMED Family & Sports Medicine, centrally located among Windermere, Winter Garden and Ocoee, and is currently accepting new patients.


visser-garyGary Visser, M.D.

PremierMED Family & Sports Medicine

2658 Maguire Road, Ocoee • 407-581-9065

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 from Florida State University. He graduated from FSU’s College of Medicine and completed his residency training in family medicine at the University of South Florida-Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program. He worked with the Philadelphia Phillies, USF athletics, Arena Football League 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, fitness and preventative medicine, and encourage a balanced life.


williams_heatherHeather Williams, PAC, MPAS

Southwest Orlando Family Medicine, P.L.

7400 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-352-9717

www.swofm.com

Heather Williams, PA-C, MPAS, was awarded her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University’s Orlando program in 2014. She graduated with the highest honors and was also awarded Nova Southeastern’s Chancellor’s Scholarship. In 2010, she graduated cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University, receiving her baccalaureate degree in biology with minors in chemistry and interdisciplinary studies. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. Her interests include preventive medicine, women’s health, diabetes management and pediatrics.


Gastroenterology

dumois_richardRichard A. Dumois, M.D., FACG

Central Florida Gastroenterology

6735 Conroy Road, Suite 214, Orlando • 407-395-7040

www.myorlandogastro.com

Richard Dumois, M.D., FACG, offers comprehensive services in gastroenterology, specializing in the prevention of colon cancer, and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the digestive tract. Dr. Dumois and his assistant, Tina Bruefach, PA-C, treat gastrointestinal conditions, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, chronic constipation, diarrhea, hepatitides B and C, colitis, pancreatitis, gallbladder disease, diverticulitis, ulcers and hemorrhoids. Dr. Dumois is board-certified by the American Board of Gastroenterology. He is fluent in English and Spanish.


Hormones & Wellness

carrozzella_johnJohn Carrozzella, M.D., FAARFM

Florida Center for Hormones and Wellness

7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 370, Orlando • 407-505-6345

www.hormonesandwellness.com

John C. Carrozzella, M.D., FAARFM, graduated from Yale University and received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. After 25 years as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Carrozzella retrained in the field of hormones, wellness, age management and nonsurgical cosmetics. He will soon receive a master’s degree in metabolic and nutritional medicine from the University of South Florida School of Medicine. Dr. Carrozella’s credentials include being a diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine; fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine; member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health; certificate in advanced endocrinology; certificate in sexual health; and certified in Vampire procedures, the O-Shot and Priapus Shot.


SWOB2-18-16Ad_3.inddMarissa E. Magsino, M.D.

Bumatako

7450 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 204, Orlando • 407-292-6778

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Marissa Estiva-Magsino, M.D, received her medical degree from the University of the East, Philippines, and continued medical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics. In 1997, she worked as a primary care internist and in pediatrics in Orlando, and later completed certification in sexual medicine, training with Dr. Jennifer Landa and Dr. Lisbeth Roy, known for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedures like the Vampire Facelift, the O-Shot and Priapus Shot. Her practice is centered around helping patients rediscover their vitality and energy through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutrition and PRP procedures.


Hospital / Health Facility

fl_hosp_wintergardenFlorida Hospital Winter Garden

400 Celebration Place, Winter Garden • 407-303-4000

www.celebrationhealth.com

Florida Hospital Winter Garden is a comprehensive, hospital-based emergency room, including overnight monitoring. This facility specializes in treating chest pain, heart attacks, strokes, orthopedic injuries and other major conditions. The ER features advanced technology along with the clinical expertise that delivers better patient outcomes. Its board-certified physicians are trained in the care of both adults and children. ER patients are also able to have commonly prescribed medications filled on-site before leaving the hospital. Conveniently located in the heart of west Orange County, Florida Hospital Winter Garden also offers outpatient imaging, laboratory and surgical services — as well as primary care and specialty physician offices. On-site physician offices include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, urology, OB-GYN, general surgery and primary care. The Outpatient Surgery Department is a convenient resource located on the second floor and features on-site registration, comfortable private rooms for pre- and post-surgery, and fully equipped, state-of-the-art operating rooms. Florida Hospital Winter Garden Imaging serves west Orange County with the same compassionate care, convenience, reliability and value patients have come to expect from Florida Hospital. From routine X-rays to advanced screenings, patients are provided with the quality care and clinical expertise that only Florida Hospital can deliver. The hospital also specializes in state-of-the-art women’s imaging services that adhere to the highest national safety standards. Patients are provided with high-quality laboratory services, including blood testing and urinalysis. The lab meets and exceeds standards set by the College of American Pathologists, American Association of Blood Banks, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. While Florida Hospital Winter Garden features board-certified emergency physicians and advanced technologies, it works closely with area trauma centers and other Florida Hospital facilities to treat patients no matter how serious their condition. Services are offered for both adults and children, because its board-certified emergency physicians specialize in pediatrics, and all clinical providers are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. A pediatric lobby helps entertain children and families during their visits, and private rooms are available as well. A pediatric transport team can quickly and carefully transfer patients who need to be admitted for further treatment at Florida Hospital for Children. A unique aspect of Florida Hospital Winter Garden is the Care Coordinator Program. A care coordinator is a specially trained registered nurse who provides expert, clinical assistance and support to patients who are receiving health care at Florida Hospital Winter Garden. This confidential service is available — free of charge — to all of Florida Hospital Winter Garden’s patients and their families. A care coordinator can be an invaluable resource along the health care journey. At Florida Hospital Winter Garden, the goal is to provide care for the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. In keeping with that mission, chaplains are available to patients and their families as a spiritual resource. The hospital’s nondenominational chapel is open 24 hours a day to anyone seeking a place of tranquility, prayer and spiritual strength.


Internal Medicine

army_sarahSarah Army, MPA, PAC

Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists

5979 Vineland Road, Suite 310, Orlando • 407-345-0005

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.


galceran_mjM.J. Galceran, M.D.

Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists

5979 Vineland Road, Suite 310, Orlando • 407-345-0005

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. He 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. Dr. Galceran now offers nonsurgical facial aesthetics, including Botox Cosmetic and a full line of facial fillers.


hernandez_aparnaAparna Hernandez, M.D.

Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists

5979 Vineland Road, Suite 310, Orlando • 407-345-0005

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 is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and Orange County Medical Society.


hill_susanSusan Hill, M.D.

Florida Hospital Medical Group

2000 Fowler Grove Blvd., Third Floor, Winter Garden • 407-614-0528

www.wintergardendocs.com

Susan Hill, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine with more than 20 years of experience practicing in Central Florida. She focuses her practice on chronic disease management, women’s health, minor office procedures and preventive medicine. Dr. Hill recently joined Florida Hospital Medical Group in Winter Garden and is accepting new patients. The multispecialty practice, conveniently located at Florida Hospital Winter Garden, also provides cardiology; diabetes; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; general surgery; and urologic services.


james_rebekahRebekah James, MHS, PAC

Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists

5979 Vineland Road, Suite 310, Orlando • 407-345-0005

www.southwestinternalmedicine.com

Rebekah James, MHS, PA-C, joined Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists in October 2008. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and 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 of Health Sciences. She graduated with class honors. She is licensed to practice in Florida and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.


PU Maria MenaCardenas, M.D.

JSA Medical Group Turkey Lake

5911 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 205, Orlando • 407-226-3388

www.jsamedicalgroup.com

Maria Mena-Cardenas, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine and holds certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program. She received her Doctor of Medicine in 1986 from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Mena-Cardenas completed her internal medicine residency in 2003 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has been practicing medicine since 1988. Dr. Mena-Cardenas is bilingual in English and Spanish.


morales_carmenCarmen Morales, M.D.

JSA Medical Group Park Place

882 S. Kirkman Road, Suite 206, Orlando • 407-615-8180

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, Rhode Island. Dr. Morales has been practicing family and general medicine since 1994. Dr. Morales is fluent in English and Spanish, and is a compassionate physician.


painter_hermanHemant Painter, M.D., M.B., B.S.

7232 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 102, Orlando • 407-237-0900

www.walkinmedic.com

Hemant Painter, M.D., M.B., B.S., provides his personal attention to treat all age groups. He has been in the Dr. Phillips area for 15 years. Dr. Painter is a strong believer in maintaining the old-fashioned family doctor-patient relationship. Spending time with his patients is the most important part of his philosophy, as well as providing economical health care for the uninsured. Dr. Painter provides home visits for frail and elderly homebound patients. He completed postgraduate training in New York in pediatrics and internal medicine, and received fellowship training in geriatrics.


patel_niralNiral Patel, M.D.

Windermere Medical Center

11600 Lakeside Village Lane, Windermere • 407-876-2273

www.windermeremedicalcenter.com

Niral Patel, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician and the founder of Windermere Medical Center. His mission is to provide the most coordinated, cost-effective and improved access to care for his patients and their families. The Southwest Orlando community has recognized this commitment and vision, and has voted Dr. Patel the Best Physician in Southwest Orlando for two consecutive years since he opened his practice in March 2014.


Medical Spas, Aesthetic Skin Care & Massage Services

black_ritaRita Black, M.D.

7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Suite 220, Orlando • 407-668-4757

www.ritablackmd.com

Rita Black, M.D., grew up in New York City and attended New York University as an undergraduate. She then completed her medical training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Black understands that active women have thnlimited downtime and want procedures or skin care that works hard. She also knows that everyone has a budget, so she tailors each approach with this in mind. Sometimes less is more, and a well-rested look should be attainable for every income. Dr. Black personally performs all of the injections, treatments and free consultations.


breeze_laserBreeze Laser Center Inc.

7565 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando • 407-370-9142

www.breezelasercenter.com

Breeze Laser Center is one of Orlando’s leading laser specialists and boasts a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere and the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art laser equipment. It is a medical laser center with trained and certified professionals, and has been in business for more than 12 years. Board-certified Physician Assistant Ellie Mirali has a master’s in general surgery, with experience in plastic surgery and internal medicine. Since Breeze Laser Center opened its doors in 2003, Ellie Mirali has performed more than 30,000 laser services and is an expert in cosmetic injections and advanced trainings. Breeze Laser Center provides complimentary consultations for all services, including laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, Fraxel skin resurfacing, body contouring, photorejuvenation and spider veins, Botox Cosmetic and filler injections, acne treatments, skin care and more. Breeze Laser Center specializes in laser tattoo removal and offers discounts on tattoo removal for all branches of the armed forces and first responders, both active and veterans. Weekend and late hours are available.


hand_stoneHand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 18, Orlando • 407-321-2121

www.handandstone-drphillips.com

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Dr. Phillips offers various spa services, including massages, facials, microdermabrasion, peels and hair removal, at affordable prices. First-time guests can receive a one-hour introductory massage or facial for only $49.95 while the spa’s signature hot-stone massage is $69.95. A variety of enhancements are also available for clients to upgrade their massage and facial services. The spa’s licensed massage therapists and aestheticians customize each client’s service to meet their individual needs. Hand & Stone also offers a month-to-month lifestyle program where members can enjoy a one-hour massage or facial each month for only $49.95, along with discounted rates for additional spa services, a 10 percent savings on product sales, gift cards at member prices, and a rewards program. The spa is open seven days a week with extended hours to meet clients’ schedules.


massage_envyMassage Envy Spa Dr. Phillips

8081 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-354-3689

www.massageenvy.com

Massage Envy Spa Dr. Phillips opened its doors in 2008 and is part of one of the most notable massage brands in the country. As the number of proven health benefits from massages grows, so does the number of Americans who turn to Massage Envy Spa for a more balanced lifestyle. The Dr. Phillips location offers Murad Healthy Skin Facials. These facials feature Murad’s high-performance clinical skin care formulas. Each facial targets a specific skin concern to help guests rapidly and dramatically improve the look and feel of their skin. In an effort to build the positive benefits of total body care, Massage Envy Spa offers an introductory rate of $49.99 for a one-hour massage session and an introductory Murad Healthy Skin Facial for just $59.99. The company’s professional massage therapists and aestheticians are eager to customize a therapeutic service that fits each guest’s specific needs. Best of all, Massage Envy Spa is open late weeknights and weekends to provide their guests relief when they need it most. Hours of operation are 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.


spa_blueSpa Blue

6735 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando • 407-772-2583

www.spablueorlando.com

Spa Blue is Orlando’s newest medical spa, where personalized attention is top priority. Spa Blue has a caring, dedicated staff under the leadership of Janet Beres, PA-C, a board-certified physician assistant; and Medical Director Brian Joseph, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon. Whatever skin concerns a patient has, Janet Beres, an advanced cosmetic injector with more than 17 years of experience in dermatology and cosmetic surgery, provides a complimentary initial consultation and takes the time to listen to what the patient would like to achieve. The elegant medispa provides a tranquil environment where clientele can relax and be assured they are in the hands of caring, compassionate and highly skilled experts known for their exceptional skills and natural-looking results. Spa Blue’s skin care services are designed for women and men of all ages. The staff treats patients’ skin with a clinical approach and uses only the highest-quality medical-grade products. Offered services include acne treatments, facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, microneedling and lash extensions that give skin that radiant glow. Cosmetic treatments, including Botox Cosmetic and fillers like Juvéderm Voluma, Radiesse and Belotero Balance, restore lost volume and, if done precisely, can enhance a person’s natural beauty. Other offered services include state-of-the-art laser treatments for skin tightening and removal of redness from rosacea or sun damage, pigmented lesions (freckles & age spots), tattoos, leg veins, hemangiomas, facial veins, acne scars and stretch marks, as well as hair removal. Blue Spa’s staff is passionate about skin and committed to their clients’ needs. Clients should inquire about Spa Blue’s memberships and private parties.


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 13 years. She worked at Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel 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. She also provides athletic massages and has worked with professional athletes and sports injuries, and is a certified personal trainer. Steding has education in treating migraines and received training in infertility, and prenatal and postnatal massage therapy. She creates wellness plans and also offers reflexology.


Liza Villali, LMA

Nova Cosmetic Center

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 58, Orlando • 407-378-7276

www.novacosmeticcenter.com • www.novacosmeticmedspa.com

Liza Villali, LMA, is licensed by the Florida College of Natural Health in Orlando. She assists Jan V. Karlin, M.D., with consultations and the treatment of spider and varicose veins, as well as duplex ultrasounds, at Nova Cosmetic Center & Vein Center of America.


woodhouse_spaThe Woodhouse Day Spa

8060 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 102, Orlando • 407-965-3131

orlando.woodhousespas.com

The Woodhouse Day Spa was voted No. 1 Day Spa Chain in America by DaySpa Magazine. The Woodhouse offers more than 70 distinct treatment options, but what really sets it apart is its focus on customer service. At The Woodhouse, clients don’t schedule an “appointment,” they schedule an “experience.” The Woodhouse Day Spa of Orlando is a 6,000-square-foot day spa and wellness center, featuring 15 private guest treatment rooms, including an exclusive Vichy shower, duet treatment rooms, hydrotherapy bath and massage room, relaxing facial rooms, serene massage rooms, private manicure/pedicure rooms, and quiet rooms to enjoy between services. The Woodhouse Day Spa’s expert staff believes that health, wellness and beauty are intricately linked. From beginning to end, the dedicated spa team ensures that the client’s journey enhances his or her well-being and enlivens the spirit. Signature services include the Minkyti Facial, Woodhouse Escape, Signature Four-Handed Massage and Signature Manicure and Pedicure. Guests will enjoy the tranquil experience and the transformational environment. Woodhouse Spa’s holistic approach to attaining beauty taps into the best of nature by combining natural and certified organic ingredients with breakthrough advanced skin care. The Woodhouse Hydrafacial leaves skin glowing for weeks with its breakthrough resurfacing and fusion technology. The Woodhouse Minkyti, a revolutionary seaweed facial, is a truly me-time treatment with extraordinary results. The Woodhouse massages incorporate a foot-cleansing ritual and essential oil treatment to induce deep relaxation. Each style of massage assures tension release, circulation enhancement and overall wellness. For the ultimate in relaxation, try The Woodhouse Signature Four-Handed Massage as two therapists perform seamless, choreographed rhythmic movements that induce deep relaxation. The Woodhouse’s body rituals are inspired and intended for very specific purposes. Whether to calm the nervous system, reduce water retention or increase circulation, clientele will return to their day feeling profoundly different. Let it be a lazy day. The Seaweed Body Buff re-energizes and re-mineralizes the skin. The relaxing waters of the seaweed bath dissolve cares and worries away. The journey continues with a full-body massage utilizing exotic seaweed extract. Each Woodhouse manicure and pedicure begins with a calming ritual that incorporates its signature essential oil blend to induce deep relaxation. Guests will enjoy the warmth of a neck and shoulder wrap while their experience is made complete with the perfect polish. Favorites include The Woodhouse Signature Hand Retreat and The Woodhouse Signature Seaweed Leaf Pedicure. Relax. Refresh. Renew … it’s what people do at The Woodhouse Day Spa.


Nephrology

awosika_banjiBanji Awosika, M.D.

West Orange Nephrology

1210 E. Plant St., Suite 120, Winter Garden • 407-297-8408

www.westorangenephrology.com

After attending elementary school in Tokyo, Banji Awosika, M.D., finished high school in Nigeria and attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine, receiving two bachelor’s degrees. After interning at the Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad, Dr. Awosika practiced for a year in England before completing his residency and fellowship at New York’s North Shore University Hospital and St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. His specialties include nephrology, hypertension and kidney dialysis with an emphasis on preventive care. Dr. Awosika is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and he practices at West Orange Nephrology.


Neurology / Neurosurgery

batz_taraTara Batz, PAC

NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando

2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585

www.neurospineinstitute.org

Tara Batz, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant specializing in neurosurgical services, having earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of North Carolina, graduating magna cum laude. She received a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). Batz has been a member of the neurosurgical community in Orlando since 2006. An expert on neurosurgical conditions and treatment strategies, she specializes in educating patients about their specific conditions and facilitating the rapid-recover protocols that NeuroSpine Institute is renowned for.


gardner_wayneWayne Gardner, PAC

NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando

2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585

www.neurospineinstitute.org

Wayne Gardner, PA-C, is a certified physician Assistant who earned his bachelor’s degree in medical science at 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. Gardner has worked in cardiac and neurologic surgery subspecialties exclusively throughout his 35-year career, and has served as a lecturer and preceptor to physician assistant students. He has been an integral part of the NeuroSpine Institute team for more than 10 years, specializing in patient evaluation, minimally invasive surgical technique, and postoperative patient care.


goodnough_charlesCharles Goodnough, PAC

NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando

2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585

www.neurospineinstitute.org

Charles Goodnough, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant who completed his undergraduate program at the University of Central Florida. He graduated summa cum laude from South College with a Bachelor of Science in physician assistant studies. He is a former Mr. USA, professional athlete and fitness trainer who has worked with professional, college and amateur athletes. An expert in designing and customizing fitness and rehabilitative programs, Goodnough has spent the past 14 years evaluating, treating and improving the quality of life for spine patients at NeuroSpine Institute.


masson_robertRobert L. Masson, M.D., FACS

NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando

2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585

www.neurospineinstitute.org

Robert L. Masson, M.D., is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon, specializing in spinal injury and sports neurosurgery. Employing minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge technologies that he developed, Dr. Masson is a leading force in transforming spine care. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Neurological Surgery, and surgeons worldwide study under Dr. Masson, learning to perform his innovative new lumbar reconstructive strategy, iMAS. He also is a global leader in performing and training artificial disc surgery, a rapid-recovery alternative to fusion. NSI is a global medical destination for active lifestyle patients interested in extreme and rapid recovery. Dr. Masson received his medical degree with honors from the University of Florida.


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

www.neuro-link.com

Max B. Medary, M.D., FACS, practices at Greater Orlando Neurosurgery & Spine, specializing in complex surgery of the brain and spine, including skull-base and intracranial tumors, aneurysms and carotid disease, as well as complex disorders of the spine. Dr. Medary completed his medical education at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Medical College of Pennsylvania, University of Miami, Cornell University and Allegheny General Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Acoustic Neuroma Association.


suplerMitchell Supler, M.D., FACS

NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando

2706 Rew Circle, Suite 100, Orlando • 407-649-8585

www.neurospineinstitute.org

Mitchell Supler, M.D., brings more than two decades of neurosurgical experience to NeuroSpine Institute. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida, receiving the Lyerly Award for excellence in neurosurgery. At UF, he trained under Albert Rhoton Jr., M.D., the father of advanced microneurosurgery. Dr. Supler has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques and is passionate about studying and implementing the latest in surgical and rehabilitative innovations. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and serves as a teaching consultant to multiple spine companies, helping to train other physicians in surgical reconstruction of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.  He is also an expert in the surgical treatment of complex pain.


Obstetrics / Gynecology

boone_scottpgScott Boone, M.D.

Loch Haven OB/GYN

2000 Fowler Grove Blvd., Third Floor, Winter Garden • 407-614-0528

www.wintergardendocs.com

Scott Boone, M.D., is a highly experienced, board-certified physician of obstetrics and gynecology, specializing in normal and high-risk pregnancies, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and hormone replacement. Dr. Boone has served as chair of the Florida Hospital System Department of OB-GYN and has been involved in multiple research studies as chief investigator through Southeastern Clinical Research. He is part of a diverse group of physicians conveniently located at Florida Hospital Winter Garden, who also provide services in cardiology; diabetes; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; general surgery; and urology.


crider_markMark Crider, M.D.

Loch Haven OB/GYN

2000 Fowler Grove Blvd., Third Floor, Winter Garden • 407-614-0528

www.wintergardendocs.com

Mark Crider, M.D., is  board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He has been honored for his research on infertility, one of his areas of expertise, which includes interests in polycystic ovary syndrome, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and normal and high-risk pregnancies. He recently joined a unique multispecialty practice conveniently located at Florida Hospital Winter Garden, with physicians who also provide services in cardiology; diabetes; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; general surgery; and urology.


lambert_loriLori K. Lambert, M.D., P.A.

7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 5, Orlando • 407-363-2000

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 1989 and 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.


patel_barryBarry Patel, M.D.

MidFlorida Womans 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, New York. 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.


temkinwelch_heatherHeather Temkin Welch, ARNPC

7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 5, Orlando • 407-363-2000

www.lorilambertmd.com

Heather Temkin Welch, ARNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Rollins College. She graduated with her nurse practitioner degree from Emory University in 1995. Since then, she has worked in women’s health in both public and private health care settings. She is certified by the National Certification Corp. in OB-GYN and had research published while at Rollins. She enjoys assisting women of all ages with their health care concerns. Temkin Welch has been working alongside Lori K. Lambert, M.D., since 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys studying genealogy and history, and loves spending time with her son and family.


Michael 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. Dr. Tortorella completed his education at the University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and a Doctor of Medicine. He completed his residency at The University of Texas, Houston. Dr. Tortorella is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 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

deforrest_brendaBrenda DeForrest, O.D.

DeForrest Eye Center & Optical

5006 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando • 407-298-8819

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, New Mexico; 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.


eye_physiciansEye Physicians of Central Florida

1781 Park Center Drive, Suite 220, Orlando • 407-398-7730

www.eyephy.com

With board-certified ophthalmologists Drs. Robert Gold, David Auerbach, Louis Blumenfeld, Victor Thomas, Andrew J. Schneier, Lynda Kleiman, Rebecca Adams, Jerry Shuster and Robert Hered, and board-certified optometrist Dr. Larry Lewis, Eye Physicians of Central Florida’s MetroWest office specializes in both pediatric and adult eye care. The office is located off MetroWest Boulevard, between Kirkman and Hiawassee roads. With its subspecialized and fellowship-trained physicians, Eye Physicians of Central Florida provides a full range of eye care, from thorough eye examinations to surgery, including urgent and emergency eye care, examination and treatment of eye muscle and tear duct disorders, neuro-ophthalmic problems, cosmetic eyelid surgery, cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and general eye exams for eyeglasses and contact lenses. In addition, the MetroWest office physicians and staff are committed to not only providing patients the absolute highest level of care possible, but also ensuring that the level of caring matches it. From offering access to the latest medical advances and treatment options to comforting a young child who is nervous about an eye exam, the team treats each of its patients like family — with respect, warmth and compassion. And every member of the team believes in taking the time to provide the one-on-one, personal attention patients expect and deserve. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eye Physicians of Central Florida also has a second office location in Maitland.


nowell_johnJohn Nowell, O.D.

Southwest Orlando Eye Care

7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 110, Orlando • 407-271-8931

www.southwestorlandoeyecare.com

John Nowell, O.D., is the owner of Southwest Orlando Eye Care. He is board-certified and has provided eye care to residents in Orlando since 1991. Dr. Nowell has a reputation for delivering excellence in eye care and eyewear for all ages. He has special interest in ocular diseases, challenging contact lens fittings, and ocular nutrition. The practice uses the latest technology in diagnosing and treating macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eyes and diabetic eye problems. There is an award-winning optical boutique with more than 1,300 designer frames to chose from. Dr. Nowell is an Orlando native. He attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, Auburn University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.


parbhu_keshiniKeshini Parbhu, M.D.

Orlando Eye Institute

4750 The Grove Drive, Suite 230, Windermere • 407-704-3937

www.orlandoeyeopener.com • www.orlandoeyeinstitute.com

Keshini Parbhu, M.D., graduated summa cum laude from Duke University. She completed medical school, a general surgery internship, and an ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University. She pursued two years of subspecialty training in oculoplastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Parbhu serves as a volunteer faculty member at the UCF College of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is board-certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology. Her areas of interest include eyelid surgery, skin cancer reconstructions and treatment of dry eyes. She is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — the only female and only one of two in the Orlando area.


raja_deepakDeepak Raja, M.D.

Orlando Eye Institute

4750 The Grove Drive, Suite 230, Windermere • 407-704-3937

www.orlandoeyeinstitute.com

Deepak Raja, M.D., received a degree in biomedical and electrical engineering from Duke University before earning his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital and his ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He also completed a cornea and anterior segment fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and was a clinical instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for two years. He is an assistant professor at the UCF College of Medicine and board-certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Raja is the current chair of Orlando Health’s Department of Ophthalmology. His specialties include laser cataract surgery, corneal disorders, glaucoma treatment/management, and dry eye evaluation/treatment.


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

levine_halHal J. Levine, D.M.D., M.D.

Oral & Facial Surgery Center

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-352-6301

200 W. Oak St., Kissimmee • 407-932-0883

www.oralfacsurg.com

Hal J. Levine, D.M.D., M.D., was born in Long Island. He received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology in 1985 and finished dental school in 1989, both at the University of Florida. He practiced general dentistry until he attended the University of Kentucky, where he received his medical degree in 1996 and his specialty certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1998. 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. He has lived in Orlando since 1998 and practices at Oral & Facial Surgery Center, which has served Central Florida for more than 25 years.


ydrach_arturoArturo A. Ydrach, D.M.D.

Oral & Facial Surgery Center

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-352-6301

200 W. Oak St., Kissimmee • 407-932-0883

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 and then completed dental school at the University of Puerto Rico in 1995. 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 has lived in Orlando since 1999, and he practices at the Oral & Facial Surgery Center, which has served Central Florida for more than 25 years.


shrager_alexAlexis A. 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

www.championorthodontics.com

Alexis A. Shrager, D.M.D., practices in Southwest Orlando and has been servicing the community for more than a decade. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and completed her residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Shrager offers advanced treatment options to give her patients beautiful, healthy smiles. Dr. Shrager and her team believe open communication and a caring atmosphere are the keys to providing the best orthodontic results. She supports the community by volunteering her time for educational classes and dental services.


Orthopedics / Sports Medicine

noweckiKevin Nowicki, M.D.

Sports Medicine Institute

2020 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont • 352-242-0404

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.


pirozzolo_jasonJason Pirozzolo, D.O.

Orlando Hand Surgery Associates

7940 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 142, Orlando (
Opening Spring 2016) • 407-841-2100

801 N. Orange Ave., Suite 600, Orlando • 407-841-2100

www.orlandohandsurgery.com

Jason Pirozzolo, D.O., is the director of trauma and sports medicine at Orlando Hand Surgery Associates. Dr. Pirozzolo completed his sports medicine fellowship at The Ohio State University and residency at Duke University, where he cared for the student-athletes of both universities. He is currently an assistant clinical professor at Florida State University College of Medicine, and is active in both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. As an active member of the Florida Medical Association, Dr. Pirozzolo is a member of the Board of Governors and serves as the vice chair of the Council on Legislation Board and is a member of the PAC Board.


white_brianBrian White, M.D.

Orlando Hand Surgery Associates

7940 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 142, Orlando (Opening Spring 2016) • 407-841-2100

801 N. Orange Ave., Suite 600, Orlando • 407-841-2100

www.orlandohandsurgery.com

Brian White, M.D., completed his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University and attended medical school and residency at the University of South Florida. At the USF, Dr. White completed a residency in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Southern California. While in Los Angeles, Dr. White received specialized training in plastic and orthopedic hand surgery, pediatric hand disorders and brachial plexus injuries. He has published numerous scientific articles in the Journal of Hand Surgery and has been recognized for his research by the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.


white_georgeGeorge M. White, M.D.

Orlando Hand Surgery Associates

7940 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 142, Orlando (Opening Spring 2016) • 407-841-2100

801 N. Orange Ave., Suite 600, Orlando • 407-841-2100

www.orlandohandsurgery.com

George M. White, M.D., a Maryland native, received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He completed two years of general surgery and an additional three years of orthopedic residency at Hopkins. He then went on to complete a hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. White was named one of the top-10 shoulder surgeons in the United States by Becker’s ASC Review. He was named as a Best Doctor for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by U.S. News & World Report. He also has been named as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., as well as a top doctor by Consumers’ Checkbook. Dr. White practices at Orlando Hand Surgery Associates, located at 801 N. Orange Ave., Suite 600, Orlando; and 7940 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 142, Orlando, (Opening Spring 2016). To schedule an appointment, call 407-841-2100 or visit www.orlandohandsurgery.com on the Web.


Otolaryngology


florida_olaryngologyFlorida Otolaryngology Group
, P.A.

1781 Park Center Drive, Suite 210, Orlando • 407-351-0675

7251 University Blvd., Suite 300, Winter Park • 407-677-0099
www.flotogroup.com
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. Its 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.; Nick Debnath, M.D., FACS; John F. Huhn, M.D., FACS; Luis G. Izquierdo, M.D.; Michael S. Mokris, M.D.; and Bradley R. Reese, M.D., FACS.


Otolaryngology / Plastic Surgery

sinus_facial_plasticSinus & Facial Plastics Institute

7327 Stonerock Circle, Orlando • 407-944-3340

3270 N. Greenwald Way, Kissimmee • 407-944-3340
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 via I-4 and Florida’s Turnpike. It is equipped with fiber-optic diagnostic systems, a professional studio with computer imaging, and an on-site high-resolution CT scanner. Wade W. Han, M.D., has 25 years of research and clinical experience in treating thousands of patients with chronic sinusitis, nasal obstructions and external nasal deformities. His double board-certified expertise enables him to evaluate the nose and sinus structures as a whole and treat them in a complete manner, achieving optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes. 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 patients. Some come after experiencing unsatisfactory results elsewhere. 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.


Pain Management

creamer_michaelMichael Creamer, M.D.
Central Florida Pain Relief Centers
100 W. Gore St., Suite 500, Orlando • 407-649-8707
www.centralfloridapainrelief.com
Michael Creamer, M.D., is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty certificate in spinal cord injury medicine and pain management. Dr. Creamer earned his Doctor of Osteopathy at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983 and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University. The goal of a physiatrist (a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation) is to maximize function by relieving pain and minimizing the social, psychological and vocational effects that may accompany physical impairments.


fernando_nilushaNilusha Fernando, M.D.

Central Florida Pain Relief Centers

100 W. Gore St., Suite 500, Orlando • 407-649-8707

www.centralfloridapainrelief.com

Nilusha Fernando, M.D., is a fellowship-trained interventional  pain physician who is double board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as the subspecialty of pain medicine. Dr. Fernando grew up in southwest Florida, completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University, and attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital and also completed extensive fellowship training in interventional spine procedures at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Fernando’s primary goal as a physician is to provide optimal relief and improved quality of life for her patients by utilizing a wide range of balanced treatment options.


placer_carlosCarlos J. Placer, M.D.

Central Florida Pain Relief Centers

7350 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Suite 2212-A, Orlando • 407-363-9668

www.centralfloridapainrelief.com

Carlos J. Placer, M.D., approaches pain management from an individualized perspective and carefully outlines a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to each patient’s specific needs. He takes pride in treating patients as he would a member of his own family. He utilizes procedures and techniques to permanently control and alleviate pain, restoring his patients to a better state. Dr. Placer’s staff is personable, their experience is extensive, and they are passionate about what they do. No matter the procedure or the patient, Dr. Placer strives to help to relieve his patients’ pain so they can focus and function better.


torres_joseJose A. Torres, M.D., P.A.

3813 Oakwater Circle, Orlando • 407-933-6506

956 E. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee • 407-933-6506

Jose A. Torres, M.D., is board-certified in anesthesia and pain management. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and completed an anesthesiology residency at Tulane Medical Center and pain management fellowship at The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital. Dr. Torres offers treatment in cancer pain, chronic pain and interventional pain management. He has been practicing in the Orlando area since 1998, and has solo practices in Kissimmee 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.


Pediatrics

dunn_maryannMaryann Missy Dunn

Windermere Pediatrics
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 501, Orlando • 407-297-0080
www.windermerepediatrics.org

Maryann “Missy” Dunn earned her master’s degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She specializes in pediatrics and is certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Dunn worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner for four years at a practice in Ormond Beach before moving to Orlando in late 2012 to plant a church. She has been with Windermere Pediatrics since May 2014.


eastwoodAmber Eastwood, ARNP

Windermere Pediatrics
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 501, Orlando • 407-297-0080
www.windermerepediatrics.org

Amber Eastwood, ARNP, earned her Master of Science in nursing, specializing in pediatrics, at the University of Central Florida. She is a nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner. Eastwood is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She has been with Windermere Pediatrics since September 2009.


feldman_marcMarc Feldman, M.D., FAAP

Windermere Pediatrics
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 501, Orlando • 407-297-0080
www.windermerepediatrics.org

Marc Feldman, M.D., FAAP, earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky. He completed his internship and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital of Cleveland. Before moving to Florida, he was in private practice for more than 30 years. He also was on staff at Mount Sinai of Cleveland Hillcrest Hospital and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, where he served as a clinical instructor. He was the team physician for Orange High School for 11 years. He is presently on staff at Florida Hospital. Dr. Feldman joined Windermere Pediatrics in 2014 and is a diplomate of The American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics.


guyton_ginnyGinny L. Guyton, M.D., FAAP

Windermere Pediatrics
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 501, Orlando • 407-297-0080
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.


negron_larissa

Larissa Negron, M.D.

Windermere Pediatrics
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 501, Orlando • 407-297-0080
www.windermerepediatrics.org

Larissa Negron, M.D., earned her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Miami Children’s Hospital. During her career, she has worked as a pediatric hospitalist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Dr. Negron moved to Orlando and joined Windermere Pediatrics in 2014. She is board-certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics. Her special areas of medical interest include infectious diseases, nutrition and newborn medicine. Dr. Negron speaks both English and Spanish fluently.


serafin_deniseDenise Serafin, M.D., FAAP

Windermere Pediatrics
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 501, Orlando • 407-297-0080
www.windermerepediatrics.org

Denise Serafin, M.D., FAAP, earned her medical degree at Ponce School of Medicine in 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. Dr. Serafin’s special areas of medical interest include asthma, allergic diseases and adolescent medicine. She speaks both English and Spanish fluently.


Pharmacies

olympia_pharmacyOlympia Compounding Pharmacy

6700 Conroy-Windermere Road, Suite 155, Orlando • 407-673-2222
www.olympiapharmacy.com

Olympia Compounding Pharmacy is a national leader in compounded medications. Olympia opened a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in June 2014. This new facility is also registered as a Food and Drug Administration outsourcing facility. As one of only a few outsourcing facilities in the state, Olympia can provide patient-specific prescriptions as well as “office use” medications for physician offices, clinics and hospitals. The Compounding Quality Act, which was signed into law in November 2013, stipulates that only an FDA-registered outsourcing facility can provide “office use” medications. Outsourcing facilities are held to a much higher standard of operation than traditional compounding pharmacies. The pharmacists at Olympia have more than 30 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 personalized, custom regimens. 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 hormones produced by the body. This is a safe, 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 compounds other injectables like B-12, vitamin B complex and fat-burning injections; topical medications such as pain, wound and bleaching creams; and other dermatologic treatments. The pharmacy also compounds 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. Physicians interested in touring the new facility can email dan@olympiapharmacy.com to set up an appointment.


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Al Sheikh
, B.S.

Good Homes Pharmacy
8873 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee • 407-253-2933

Al Sheikh holds a Bachelor of Science in biology/chemistry and pharmacy. He has been a pharmacy manager in Florida for 18 years and was a chemist in New York for five years. While working for big-chain pharmacies, he provided the highest quality of customer service, and now, as the owner of Good Homes Pharmacy, he can save customers money as well. He dispenses all prescriptions, including compound prescriptions, at the lowest prices, as his pharmacy’s prices are about 30-200 percent cheaper than the big chains when it comes to generic drugs. Good Homes Pharmacy also offers a full line of vitamins, medical supplies, free consultations, and glucose and blood pressure testing.


Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation

hofschild_jessicaJessica Hofschild, PT, DPT, CSCS

Select Physical Therapy
578 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee • 407-656-6639
www.selectphysicaltherapy.com

Jessica Hofschild, PT, DPT, CSCS, is a physical therapist at Select Physical Therapy. Hofschild earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Slippery Rock University in 2007. She then went on to earn a certified strength and conditioning specialist certification in 2010. Hofschild is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association. Her primary interest is in orthopedic physical therapy, but she also has experience in acute care, home health and skilled nursing facilities. She currently practices at Select Physical Therapy’s Ocoee location.


lamb_katelynKatelyn Lamb, PT, DPT

Select Physical Therapy
1181 Blackwood Ave., Ocoee • 407-292-0073
www.selectphysicaltherapy.com

Katelyn Lamb, PT, DPT, received her bachelor’s degree in sports and fitness, followed by her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Central Florida. She has an interest in orthopedic conditions of the lower extremity, including knee and foot/ankle. Lamb is a former college athlete and current performer at local theme parks. Her past experience includes personal training, and she holds a certification as a fitness nutrition coach through the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. She is currently practicing at the west Orange/Ocoee location of Select Physical Therapy.


sommer_brianBrian Sommer, PT, COMT

Select Physical Therapy
6000 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 203, Orlando • 407-352-3508
www.selectphysicaltherapy.com

Brian Sommer, PT, COMT, is the center manager and a physical therapist at Select Physical Therapy, located on Turkey Lake Road. He has achieved success in the treatment of orthopedic conditions, postsurgical repairs of the shoulder/knee and spine, and athletic injuries as well as extensive training in the Select Medical WorkStrategies program. He earned a bachelor’s in rehabilitation science and a Master of Science in physical therapy at Northeastern University in 2005. He is certified in the use of Graston Technique instruments to assist with soft-tissue healing and mobility.  He also recently completed his manual therapy certification through The Ola Grimsby Institute.


vandal_jeromeJerome Vandal, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS

Select Physical Therapy
6000 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 203, Orlando • 407-352-3508
www.selectphysicaltherapy.com

Jerome Vandal, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS, is a physical therapist at Select Physical Therapy’s Dr. Phillips location. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1996 and earned his doctorate in 2011. Dr. Vandal received a manual therapy certification in 2005, allowing him to use a hands-on approach to his treatments. He has achieved success in the treatment of orthopedic injuries, including neck/back pain, postoperative rehabilitation, shoulder/knee injuries and sport-specific rehabilitation. He was a physical therapist/athletic trainer for Cirque du Soleil in Orlando and Las Vegas for seven years. He has athletic therapy experience with collegiate football, ice hockey, baseball, volleyball and PGA-level golfers.


Podiatry

cowin_richardRichard M. Cowin, DPM, FACFAS

Laser Foot Surgery Specialist
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 106, Orlando • 407-722-8750
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 performs these procedures at his office, Laser Foot Surgery Specialist. Dr. Cowin 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.


fussell_taraTara Fussell, DPM

Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida
7350 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Medplex B, Suite 3329, Orlando • 407-339-7759

661 E. Altamonte Drive, Suite 210, Altamonte Springs • 407-339-7759
www.floridafootdocs.com

Tara Fussell, DPM, specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. Fussell has always called Central Florida home. She was born and raised here, and attended William R. Boone High School and Rollins College. She received her medical education from Temple University. Dr. Fussell was inspired to pursue a medical career after experiencing an injury requiring consultation with a specialist. She treats patients from pediatrics to geriatrics and especially enjoys sports medicine, surgery and treating children and young athletes. She treats patients at the Altamonte Springs and Sandlake Commons offices of Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida.


wagner_curtisCurtis Wagner, DPM, FACFAS

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

Curtis Wagner, DPM, FACFAS, specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle. He received his medical education from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando. Dr. Wagner treats patients of all ages with a wide variety of lower-extremity conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, diabetic foot care and laser treatment for toenail fungus. His goal for his patients is that they understand the causes of their foot/ankle problems, as well as the treatment options available to make them feel better. He currently is accepting new patients at the Sandlake Commons office of Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida.


Psychiatry

centralflbehavCentral Florida Behavioral Hospital
6601 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando • 407-370-0111
www.centralfloridabehavioral.com

Central Florida Behavioral Hospital is a private, state-of-the-art psychiatric center that offers a full continuum of care, including child, adolescent and adult inpatient treatment; ECT treatment for adults; a partial hospitalization program for adults; and an intensive outpatient program for adults. The facility’s programs serve patients of all ages 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 its commitment to service excellence, employee development, teamwork, compassion and ethical treatment.


sultana_syedaSyeda N. Sultana, M.D.

Bay Hill Psychiatric Associates LLC
6068 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Suite 3, Orlando • 407-903-9696
www.orlandopsychiatrist.net

Syeda N. Sultana, M.D., child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, is the medical director of Bay Hill Psychiatric Associates. She is dual board-certified in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her child and adolescent fellowship at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital and trained in general psychiatry at St. Louis University Hospital, Missouri. 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 — for patients age 10-older. She stays well-informed of cutting-edge treatments and technologies in the field of psychiatry.


Psychology & Counseling

Lombardo_NEWMarina Lombardo, LCSW, PA

1151 Blackwood Ave., Suite 120, Orlando • 407-578-4566
www.marinalombardo.com

Marina Lombardo, LCSW, PA, is a psychotherapist and life coach practicing at the Lake Bennet Medical Center. With more than 25 years of experience, she provides a confidential, caring atmosphere to address issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, relationship and marital struggles, and personal growth. Lombardo is certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), which helps clients heal from past and present trauma, and addresses issues that hinder optimum well-being. She also provides emotion-focused therapy that allows couples to address problematic relationship cycles and create lasting intimacy. Lombardo has been published in both mainstream and professional publications.


robinson_reginaWindermere Counseling Corp.

104 W. Sixth Ave., Windermere • 407-876-2078
www.windermerecounseling.com

Regina D. Morrow, Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC, NCC, has been practicing for 29 years and offers counseling for individuals and couples. She assists clients in working through trauma (recent and old), stress, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles and complicated grief. Helping individuals rebuild their lives after the loss of a marriage to divorce or death has become a special interest for her. Emotion-focused therapy for couples is utilized to help couples rebuild intimacy and change problematic styles in the relationship. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is used to help recover from all sorts of overwhelming life experiences.


Urogynecology / Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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Kathy Y. Jones, M.D., FPMRS, FACOG

Orlando Urogynecology

2501 N. Orange Ave., Orlando • 407-228-8066

400 Celebration Place, Suite A130, Celebration • 407-228-8066
www.orlandolvr.com • www.yourpelvichealth.com

Kathy Y. Jones, M.D., FPMRS, FACOG, is the founder of Orlando Urogynecology, a private practice dedicated to female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, better known as urogynecology. She obtained her doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She completed her OB-GYN residency at New York University Langone Medical Center and completed her fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center. She is board-certified in gynecology and belongs to a unique subspecialty of gynecology called female pelvic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Medical Association, American Urogynecologic Society, Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society, and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.


laracuente_minedyMinedy Laracuente, ARNP

UroGyn Specialists of Florida
801 N. Orange Ave., Suite 710, Orlando • 407-648-9400
www.besturogyn.com

Minedy Laracuente, ARNP, began her love for patient care as a nurse in the busy high-risk Labor and Delivery Gynecological Unit at Florida Hospital. It was there that she was nationally certified in women’s inpatient obstetrics. Laracuente graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida with an advanced degree in nurse practitioner training. Laracuente is passionate about providing a patient-centric environment while providing preventative care to prevent disease and illness in women. Her emphasis is on optimal health maintenance through education and awareness. Her special interests include caring for patients with recurrent infections, pain during intimacy and female intercourse, menopause solutions and incontinence.


mushonga_nyaraiNyarai Mushonga, M.D.

UroGyn Specialists of Florida
801 N. Orange Ave., Suite 710, Orlando • 407-648-9400
www.besturogyn.com

Nyarai Mushonga, M.D., is fellowship trained in urogynecology, specializing in robotic surgery for bladder and bowel complications. Dr. Mushonga received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey followed by completing her residency training at Cooper University in Camden, New Jersey. She received fellowship training in urogynecology and robotic surgery at the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York. Dr. Mushonga has been very fortunate to train at a center that is well-known for robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgeries that treat pelvic floor disorders.


puig_kathyKathy Puig, ARNP

UroGyn Specialists of Florida
801 N. Orange Ave., Suite 710, Orlando • 407-648-9400
www.besturogyn.com

Kathy Puig, ARNP, is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner who found her passion in helping women more than 30 years ago. Puig originally graduated from Valencia College with her associate degree in nursing and received her bachelor’s in Cincinnati. She earned a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Cincinnati. Puig is an advocate for women, believing that women need to be actively involved in their health care choices. She specializes in women’s health, with emphasis on pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, menopause, interstitial cystitis and routine annual exams.


walker_christopherChristopher Walker, M.D.

UroGyn Specialists of Florida
801 N. Orange Ave., Suite 710, Orlando • 407-648-9400
www.besturogyn.com

Christopher Walker, M.D., an award-winning, double board-certified urogynecologist and robotic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience, leads UroGyn Specialists of Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies and practiced family medicine in Jamaica. Dr. Walker completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center and is a pioneer of the new board certification in urogyncecology. He is also board-certified in family practice in England with a cosmetic gynecology background and specializes in sexual health. Dr. Walker has been a winner of the Patients’ Choice Award for six consecutive years and is known for his impeccable bedside manner.


Urology

lotenfoe_richardRichard Lotenfoe, M.D., FACS

Urology Health Solutions

410 Celebration Place, Suite 203, Celebration • 407-566-1105
www.orlandourologistmd.com • www.orlandoprostatecancer.com • www.hifucare.com

Richard Lotenfoe, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified urological surgeon and the founder of Urology Health Solutions. Dr. Lotenfoe obtained his medical doctorate degree at what is now called Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, one of the top-rated medical schools in Europe. He performed his urology residency and fellowship at the University of South Florida. He is one of the most experienced surgeons using the recently approved high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) procedure for prostate cancer. Dr. Lotenfoe has been on staff at Florida Hospital Celebration Health for 15 years and has privileges at Poinciana Medical Center. He is currently accepting new patients.


Vascular Surgery

garnette_charlesCharles S.C. Garnette, M.D., FACS

Vascular Surgery & Vein Care Center
7412 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-363-7760
www.orlandoveins.com

Charles S.C. Garnette, M.D., FACS, is board-certified in both vascular and general surgery. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Rochester and completed fellowships in vascular and endovascular surgery at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, respectively. Dr. Garnette provides outstanding vascular surgical care for aneurysms, carotid-artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, leg bypasses, angioplasty and stents for blocked arteries, dialysis access procedures and more. He also provides comprehensive vein care, including laser, sclerotherapy and closure procedures for bad veins. His practice is located just behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.


harman_aubreyAubrey Harman, ARNP

Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.

80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323
2080 Oakley Seaver Drive, Suite 100, Clermont • 352-241-7585
www.arteryandvein.com

Aubrey Harman, ARNP, graduated from Florida State University in 1997 with a bachelor’s in nursing. 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. She 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. She received additional training from the Esthetic Skin Institute and provides sclerotherapy for the practice.


higgins_jonathanJonathan A. Higgins, M.D.

Vascular Surgery & Vein Care Center
7412 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-363-7760
www.orlandoveins.com

Jonathan A. Higgins, M.D., is board-certified in vascular surgery. He earned his medical degree at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, and completed his general surgery residency at The University of Toledo and fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He treats venous disease, aneurysms, carotid artery disease and peripheral arterial disease, and creates and maintains dialysis accesses. He uses the most current open and endovascular techniques available to treat his patients. Dr. Higgins’ practice is located just behind Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.


levitt_adamAdam 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
www.arteryandvein.com

Adam B Levitt, M.D., graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland and Tufts University School of Medicine. He did his general surgery residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He then pursued his vascular fellowship at Atlanta Medical Center and did a one-year fellowship at the American Cardiovascular Research Institute. He is board-certified in vascular and general surgery, and affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Health Central Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital.


muehlberger_michaelMichael J. Muehlberger, M.D., RPVI

Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.
7460 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-648-4323

80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323

2080 Oakley Seaver Drive, Suite 100, Clermont • 352-241-7585
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. He then completed a vascular fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is board-certified in vascular surgery and affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Health Central Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital.


patel_shonakShonak B. Patel, M.D., RPVI

Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.
10000 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 483, Ocoee • 407-648-4323
www.arteryandvein.com

Shonak B. Patel, M.D., graduated cum laude from Mercer University, Georgia, and obtained his medical degree with high honors from Ross University. He 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. In 2013, he completed a vascular fellowship at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is board-certified in vascular and general surgery, and affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Health Central Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital.


thompson_charlesCharles S. Thompson, M.D., FACS, RPVI

Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.

80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323

2080 Oakley Seaver Drive, Suite 100, Clermont • 352-241-7585
www.arteryandvein.com

Charles S. Thompson, M.D., is a graduate of the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami 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 was instrumental in creating the endovascular surgery program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Health Central Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital.


wesley_jonJon M. Wesley, M.D., FACS, RPVI

Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc.

80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323

2080 Oakley Seaver Drive, Suite 100, Clermont • 352-241-7585
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, Maryland. Dr. Wesley went on to complete specialty training in vascular surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. He is board-certified in vascular and general surgery. Dr. Wesley is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Health Central Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital.


Veterinary Medicine

pearce_douglasDouglas S. Pearce, D.V.M.

Animal Clinic of Windermere
1909 Maguire Road, Windermere • 407-876-3676
www.animalclinicofwindermere.com

Douglas S. Pearce, D.V.M., is a true native of Florida, having grown up in south Orlando. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida in 1988, where he also obtained a Bachelor of Science in animal science. Dr. Pearce has been working locally since 1988 and has been the owner of the Animal Clinic of Windermere since 2000. Along with his associates Susan E. Anderson, D.V.M., ABVP; Angela Chesanek, D.V.M.; and Hahna Thomas, D.V.M., they provide superior care for all of Windermere and Southwest Orlando’s most pampered pets.  ?

 

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