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JUNE 23, 2022

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Financing Your Future

The team at Charles Schwab offices in Windermere and Clermont

— (back, l. to r.) Drew Hoppen; Michael Wytiaz, independent

branch leader; Stephen Wytiaz; (front, l. to r.) Wendy Wytiaz and

Marina Troyan — cater to each client’s unique financial needs.

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Kidney & Hypertension Specialists

of Central Florida, P.A.

Adnan Ahmed, MD, FACP

Board Certified Internist

and Nephrologist

• High Blood Pressure

• Acute & Chronic Kidney Disease

• Fluid and Electrolytic Abnormalities

• Proteinuria & Hematuria

• Kidney Stone Disease

• Cystic Kidney Disease

• Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis

& Kidney Transplantation


• 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 daytime for productivity pursuits.

FMC Clermont East Dialysis Clinic

17319 Pagonia Road

Specializing In:



306 Mohawk Road



10000 West Colonial Drive

Suite 382

Rizwan Khan, DO, FACOI

Board Certified Internist

Clermont, FL 34711

(407) 877•0454

and Nephrologist


MATTER OF HEALTH ........................................................................... 3

Maintaining Brain Health

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE ................................................................... 4

Financing Your Future / Charles Schwab

SOUTH LAKE MEDICAL DIRECTORY .................................................... 5

June 23, 2022

P.O. Box 851

Windermere, FL 34786



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Many people are fearful of developing

Alzheimer’s disease, especially those

with a family history of the condition.

Researchers are investigating innovative

treatments for Alzheimer’s and other dementias,

but no cure exists right now.

There are steps people can take, however,

to help maintain and support their

brain health. These activities often help

with physical and emotional health and

are generally positive habits to foster, especially

as people age. In fact, a report

from The Lancet found the risk of dementia

is lower among people who adhere to

these healthy habits:

• Get physical. According to Harvard

Medical School, exercise keeps the brain

healthy by helping release chemicals

that support the development of new

nerve cells and connections between

brain cells. Exercise also improves mental

health, blood pressure and the regulation

of blood sugar, all of which can impact

the development of cognitive diseases like

Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Staying

physically active can become more difficult

if someone’s health declines, but

doctors and other medical providers can

share ways to maintain physical activity

even if mobility is limited.

• Keep your brain active. Engaging in

mentally stimulating activities may help

keep the brain fit and potentially stave off

dementia or other types of cognitive decline.

For example, people who have cognitively

demanding jobs (like accountants

or math teachers) or who engage in cognitively

stimulating activities (like learning

a second language or how to play

a musical instrument) may be at lower

risk for developing cognitive decline and

dementia, according to Harvard Medical

School. Activities like these and more can

also decrease feelings of depression,


Maintaining Brain Health

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Staying mentally active and tracking your brain health can

help improve your chances against dementia.

isolation and loneliness, which occur

more frequently as people age and are

also associated with an increased risk for

developing dementia, according to the

National Institute on Aging.

• Track your brain health and get

help early. One way to detect changes

in brain health is to track memory and

other thinking-skill performance over

time. Detecting changes in memory is

critical to slowing the progression of

Alzheimer’s, which can begin 15 to 20

years before the onset of obvious symptoms.

Some changes in mood or memory

that may raise red flags are often noticed

by other people, not by the individual

experiencing the changes, making it important

for older adults who live alone or

who do not have large social circles to

track their own brain health.

One option for tracking brain health

is the Alzheimer Prevention Trials (APT)

Nurse Practitioners:

Esther Pelissier, ARPN-BC

Irene Gan, PMHNP

Raykha Crag-Chaderton, PMHNP-BC

Rachael Pittala, ARPN-BC


Michael Kellogg, LMHC, ATR-BC

Randie Morillo, LCSW, ACSW

Amy Singleton, LMHC

Brooke Parker, LMHC

Cristal Daniel, LMHC

Rachael Pittala

Esther Pelissier

Webstudy, funded by

the National Institutes

of Health, which monitors

an individual’s brain

health through regular

online memory testing

that can be completed

anywhere, anytime from

a computer, laptop or

tablet. Participants take

no-cost, online memory

tests quarterly that are

automatically shared with

researchers who track results

over time. If changes

in memory are detected

and a participant is close enough to a

study site, he or she may be invited to an

in-person evaluation and, if appropriate,

given the option to join an Alzheimer’s

clinical trial.

While researchers are working to advance

treatments and find a cure for

Ryan L. Mendro, D.D.S, MS

Lucia Roca Mendro, D.D.S, M.D.S

Alzheimer’s, it’s important that people

practice healthy brain habits and monitor

their brain health as they age to detect

any changes in memory as early as

possible. Without a cure, taking preventive

measures and maintaining a healthy

lifestyle are the best defenses against the


Find more information at aptwebstudy.org.

Alzheimer’s Facts

• More than 1 in 9 people age 65

and older has Alzheimer’s disease, according

to the Alzheimer’s Association.

• Black adults are twice as likely to develop

Alzheimer’s as compared to white

adults, according to the National Institute

on Aging.

• Hispanic or Latino adults are 1.5

times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s

compared to white adults, according to

the Alzheimer’s Association.

• According to the Alzheimer’s

Association, 1 in 3 seniors dies with


Source: APT Webstudy

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Charles Schwab Caters to All Clientele

It’s important to choose the right

team to help you reach your financial

goals. Certified financial planner

Michael Wytiaz, independent

branch leader of Schwab branches

in Windermere and Clermont, can

help. Michael and his team of financial

consultants give personalized attention

and guidance to each client

with access to all the resources and

tools available through Schwab.

“The long-term relationships we

have with our clients are based

on trust, loyalty and our ability to

work together,” Michael said. “They

get to experience the power of

Schwab and feel confident in their


Michael spent more than 30 years

in the financial service business

before opening his own Schwab

Independent Branch 10 years ago in

Windermere. The Clermont branch

was opened 4 years ago. Each is a

full-service office with several financial

consultants who work as a team

to serve all clients.

Whether someone is looking for

portfolio advice, financial or retirement

planning, wealth management,

investment options or educational

advice, Schwab offers individualized


“We meet with the clients regularly

and on an as-needed basis;

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it’s customized for each client,“ said

Wendy Wytiaz, office manager.

“We’re consultants,” added

Marina Troyan, financial consultant.

“We meet with clients to help

them pursue their specific goals and

connect them with specialists. They

have access to expertise, specialists

and other insights through us to

get to their goals. We’re available

for our clients both proactively and


With Michael and his team, there

is alwasy someone avaialble to help

with any concern. The consultants

welcome any questions from members

of the local community and

are committed to connecting clients

with any resources or specialists depending

on what each client is looking

for. And, Schwab offers clients

24/7 support with professionals

ready to help answer their questions

any time.

“We have a wide variety of different

clientele,” Marina said.

“They’re looking for personalized

help from an experienced team.

Whether they want advice or education

or need a financial plan, we’re

here to help achieve their financial


For more information or to request

an appointment, chat with the support

team, or sign up for a local or

virtual workshop, clients can visit the

offices’ websites at www.schwab.

com/clermont and www.schwab.


To learn more about Charles Schwab, contact

Michael Wytiaz and his team at 407-909-0485.

His office in Suite 204 at 4848 S. Apopka-Vineland

Road in Windermere is open Monday through Friday

from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The Clermont office is located

in Suite D at 1600 Hancock Road. Its operating

hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Compliance #: 0722-2MUL

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Health Center ....................

Nephrology .........................

Periodontics .......................

Psychiatry ...........................





Health Center

Community Health Centers Inc.

2140 N. Don Wickham Drive, Clermont • 352-314-7400

509 Cagan View Rd., Clermont • 352-314-7400

1296 W. Broad Street, Groveland • 352-314-7400


Community Health Centers Inc. is a one-stop shop for medical and dental

care for families. With 16 centers throughout Central Florida, CHC provides

quality and compassionate health care services for children and adults. Its

centers offer pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, optometry,

internal medicine, dental services for children and adults, behavioral health, a

pharmacy and an on-site lab. Services vary by location, so visit www.chcfl.org

for a list of services by center, hours of operation, provider bios and driving

directions. CHC offers expanded hours Monday and Tuesday evenings and

even offers Saturday hours at its Apopka and Winter Garden centers. CHC

accepts Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance plans. A sliding discount

program, based on family size and income, is available for those with

or without insurance. Community Health Centers is proud to be a Federally

Qualified Health Center organization that began its operations in 1972 in

Apopka. CHC has achieved accreditation as a medical and dental home by

the prestigious Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

his career, he has received several awards and recognitions, including the

Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association. He

currently serves as a member of several professional organizations, including

the Renal Physicians Association, American Society of Hypertension,

American College of Physicians, and American Heart Association.

Rizwan Khan, D.O., FACOI

Kidney & Hypertension Specialists of Central Florida, P.A.

306 Mohawk Road, Clermont • 352-394-1361

10000 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 382, Ocoee • 352-394-1361


Rizwan Khan, D.O., FACOI, is a board-certified internist, nephrologist and

University of Central Florida alumnus. He also attended Lake Erie College of

Osteopathic Medicine, where he earned a doctorate in osteopathic medicine.

He currently holds medical licenses in the states of Florida and Oklahoma.

Dr. Khan is a member of many organizations, including the American Society

of Nephrology, American College of Physicians, American College of

Osteopathic Internists, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, American

Osteopathic Association and Renal Physicians Association. Throughout his

career, he has been published in multiple peer-reviewed publications.



Adnan Ahmed, M.D., FACP

Kidney & Hypertension Specialists of Central Florida, P.A.

306 Mohawk Road, Clermont • 352-394-1361

10000 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 382, Ocoee • 352-394-1361


Adnan Ahmed, M.D., FACP, is a former assistant professor of medicine at

the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is a specialist in clinical hypertension

as designated by the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Ahmed

graduated from the University of Karachi and Dow Medical College, earning

his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. Throughout

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Ryan L. Mendro, D.D.S., MS

Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants

12100 Stoneybrook West Parkway, Winter Garden • 407-905-6777


Ryan L. Mendro, D.D.S., MS, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from

Columbia University and his Master of Science from the University of Florida.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implantology.

He provides the most advanced treatments, including the use of advanced

technology such as 3-D X-ray scanners and IV sedation. He performs the

laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP), an alternative to traditional

gum surgery, and also offers the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), a

minimally invasive procedure that can treat receding gums. Both techniques

require no scalpel or stitches.

Lucia Roca-Mendro, D.D.S., M.D.S.

Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants

12100 Stoneybrook West Parkway, Winter Garden • 407-905-6777


Lucia Roca-Mendro, D.D.S., M.D.S., received her Doctor of Dental Surgery

from Francisco Marroquín University. She went on to complete her advanced

education at the University of Connecticut and later completed her Master of

Dental Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now

Rutgers University). She is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

and Implantology. She provides the most advanced treatments, including the

use of technology such as 3-D X-ray scanners; IV sedation; laser-assisted new

attachment procedure (LANAP); and the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), a

minimally invasive procedure that can treat receding gums. This technique

requires no scalpel or stitches.


Syed O. Quadri, M.D.

Psych Pointe of Florida

5979 Vineland Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-270-7702


Syed O. Quadri, M.D., owner of Psych Pointe of Florida, is an experienced

psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of child, adolescent and adult

behavioral and mental health. Dr. Quadri has a reputation for delivering excellence

in outpatient psychiatric evaluation and medicine management. He

completed his neuropsychiatry residency at Texas Tech University Health

Sciences Center. He is a psychiatric associate by The American Academy

of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and

Adolescent Psychiatry, and American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Continuing his education at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr.

Quadri completed his fellowship program in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Psych Pointe of Florida aims to offer same-day and walk-in appointments. n

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