11 months ago


24 x February 1 — 14,

24 x February 1 — 14, 2018 x I choose the best possible healthcare experience for my patients. I was born a caregiver. Each step in my career, from nursing assistant to registered nurse to doctor, taught me invaluable lessons to better understand my patients’ needs and strengthened my desire to better people’s lives. Women’s Health offers many exciting areas of practice. I feel fortunate to be part Orlando Health has a proven dedication to Women’s Health. They provide me with the most advanced surgical tools for my specialty and a highly skilled team of compassionate caregivers to work with. Together, I believe we give my patients the best possible healthcare experience. 321.8HEALTH (321.843.2584) n Dr. Phillips Sally Kamrada, a longtime Dr. Phillips resident, recently joined The Real Estate Firm of Orlando’s Dr. Phillips office as a broker associate. She previously served for three years as the managing broker of Realty Executives Central Florida. Sally is very active with Rotary International through the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips, which is a part of Rotary District 6980. She serves as a board member and past president of the club, as well as a board member of the Dr. Phillips Rotary Foundation. Sally has been married to Marty Kamrada for more than 30 years and loves working with both sellers and buyers. n Sterling Pointe Sterling Pointe resident Rep. Robert “Bobby” Olszewski joined Gov. Rick Scott to announce $1.7 billion in environmental funding to secure Florida’s beauty and natural resources. Gov. Scott held a press conference to declare the governor’s state environment budget. n Et Al IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD Rep. Robert “Bobby” Olszewski (left) of Sterling Pointe attends Gov. Rick Scott’s (at podium) press conference to announce his state environment budget. Congratulations to the following Southwest-area residents on their recent academic achievements: compiled by Lauren Salinero • Ocoee resident Joshua Burns graduated from Bethel University with a Bachelor of Science. • Barbara Hamberg of Dr. Phillips received a Master of Science in counseling and psychology from Troy University. • Hannah O’Malley of Kissimmee earned a Master of Arts in Teaching in the biological sciences from Miami University through Project Dragonfly. The Orange County Clerk of Courts office will perform special wedding ceremonies on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. They will take place in the Clerk of Court’s newly renovated ceremony room at the downtown Orlando Courthouse. For Valentine’s Day only, couples will receive a package that includes the wedding ceremony fee, a reserved appointment time in the newly renovated ceremony room, a commemorative certificate and wedding photos on a flash drive for a $50 fee. Celebratory cupcakes will also be served. “I want to provide a special day for couples getting married at the courthouse, and our newly updated and beautiful ceremony room is a great way to do this,” said Southwest Orlando resident and Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell. West Orange Chamber of Commerce members held a oneyear anniversary celebration for Fully Promoted, located in Ocoee. WOCC builds partnerships, strong businesses and commitment to the community by serving as the leading x February 1 — 14, 2018 x 25 Yog Melwani of Southwest Orlando is the new president of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Orlando. West Orange Chamber of Commerce members commemorate the first anniversary of Fully Promoted in Ocoee. business advocate in Central Florida, facilitating opportunity to nearly 1,000 member businesses. For more information, call 407-656-1304 or visit Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips held its meeting last month at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge. During the meeting, Rudy Tapia was named Rotarian of the day. Also, Elizabeth Lynn, community relations of Orlando Photo courtesy of WOCC Union Rescue Mission, spoke to the group. The new year brings new opportunities for business professionals across Florida. For the Indian American Chamber of Commerce in Orlando, 2018 brings a new president with a new vision for the future. Southwest Orlando resident Yog Melwani will serve as president for 2018 and 2019. As a new initiative this year, the chamber is taking a proactive role in Orlando’s Smart City initiative by facilitating meaningful dialogue with community leaders to see how the program can benefit the community, whether it be via health care, transportation or tourism. CONTINUED ON PAGE 26 Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips President Steve Clapp welcomes Elizabeth Lynn, community relations of Orlando Union Rescue Mission, to speak at a recent meeting. Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips President Steve Clapp (right) names Rudy Tapia Rotarian of the day. Kidney & Hypertension Specialists of Central Florida, P.A. Now offering NOCTURNAL HEMODIALYSIS Benefits of Nocturnal Dialysis • Excellent blood pressure control with less medications • Decreased requirement of phosphorus binders • Liberalization of dietary restrictions • Improved heart function • Better quality Dialysis resulting in better quality of life • Availability of day time for productivity pursuits. Ocoee 407-296-1976 10000 West Colonial Drive Suite 483 Adnan Ahmed, MD, FACP Board-Certified Internist and Nephrologist Medical Director FMC Clermont East Dialysis Clinic 17319 Pagonia Road, Clermont, FL 34711 (407) 877•0454 Minutes away from Ocoee and Winter Garden Clermont 352-394-1361 306 Mohawk Road