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12 x February 16 - March 1, 2017 x x February 16 - March 1, 2017 x 13 BUSINESS Retail shopping malls developed across the country in the 1960s and made the idea of one-stop shopping a matter of convenience and choice. Soon malls also became popular destinations for entertainment and dining. Today, the model of one location to take care of all one’s personal needs is being adapted to a variety of businesses in as many industries, including the field of medicine. Windermere Medical Center, located at 11600 Lakeside Village Lane in Windermere, is leading the way for one-stop medical care. Windermere Medical Center provides comprehensive medical services, which include both internal medicine and pediatric primary care, a walk-in clinic that is open until 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays, and chiropractic services. The center also features on-site digital X-ray imaging, blood-draw services, and dermatology and specialty imaging services. The fact that it’s all under one roof is unique and greatly appreciated by the practice’s patients, especially those with children and the elderly with limited mobility. “We are looking at the possibility of bringing in additional specialty physicians in the future to give more access to our patients, which will add more services to our practice,” said Sara Dee, practice administrator. Windermere Medical Center officially opened in March 2014 under the direction of CEO and founder Niral Patel, M.D. Taking a more personalized focus on wellness than big metropolitan hospitals, the center administers care on an individual, patient-centered basis. Dr. Patel and his staff of eight board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, a physician assistant and chiropractor are committed to creating a partnership and personal health plan for each PROFILE One-Stop Medical Care Medical Center Offers Individual, Patient-Centered Care for All Ages Niral Patel, M.D., and his team of experts provide comprehensive medical services, including both internal medicine and pediatric primary care, a walk-in clinic, chiropractic services and more, at Windermere Medical Center. patient by focusing on strategies to achieve optimal health. Windermere Medical Center was designed with patient comfort and efficiency of operation in mind. Long wait times are unheard-of. The lobbies are spacious, bright, warm and welcoming to ensure patients do not feel cramped or stressed. The color schemes were selected with the specific goal of making patients feel at ease and comfortable. Exam rooms are situated around central nursing stations to allow for quick access by providers and staff. One of the most distinguishing features of the multipurpose clinic is the sun-tunnel walkways, which let vast amounts of natural light permeate the hallways and workspaces. “One of the many benefits of increased natural light is improved sleep quality, which also improves the quality of a person’s health,” Dee said. Dee also noted that in the sunny environment, patients don’t feel like they are walking down a darkened hallway through a stuffy office and into an isolated exam room, all of which can produce unwanted stress. Both staff and patients report that the abundance of sunlight makes for a more relaxed, productive and enjoyable environment. CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 swim sch En roll your child i n Safety First Swi m Sch o ol today! SWIM LESSONS REDUCE RISK OF DROWNING BY 88%* l Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 4 years old** *National Institutes of Health **U.S. Center for Disease Control Safety First Swim School teaches children as young as six months old how to roll on their back and float in case they accidentally fall into water visit call 321-236-0240 ext. 5