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Q Gotha<br />

Gotha resident Bill Cowles,<br />

Orange County’s longest-serving supervisor<br />

of elections, announced that<br />

he intends to retire at the end of his<br />

current term, Jan. 6, 2025. He has<br />

been an integral part of the Orange<br />

County Supervisor of Elections office<br />

since 1989. Prior to joining the<br />

elections team as chief deputy, Bill<br />

served 13 years on the staff of the<br />

Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts<br />

of America. He was elected as the<br />

Orange County supervisor of elections<br />

in 1996 and was reelected in<br />

every election since. Bill supervises<br />

the fifth-largest county elections office<br />

in the state of Florida. “It has<br />

been the role of a lifetime to be<br />

trusted by the citizens of Orange<br />

County to conduct secure elections<br />

with the highest standards of integrity,”<br />

Bill said. “After a fulfilling 33<br />

years (which will be 35 years at the<br />

end of the term), first as chief deputy<br />

and now supervisor, it is time to<br />

pass the torch and retire to private<br />

life and enjoy time with my wife and<br />

four grandsons.”<br />

Q Windermere<br />


Windermere resident<br />

Martha Harriman,<br />

CPA, was appointed<br />

interim board chairperson<br />

of Dave’s House.<br />

During her one-year<br />

term, Martha will be the<br />

first woman to lead the<br />

nonprofit’s work to end<br />

homelessness for men<br />

and women with serious<br />

mental illness through<br />

the development of<br />

permanent supportive<br />

housing. She succeeds<br />

Adam Schwartz of<br />

Schwartz Coaching &<br />

Advisory Inc., who completed<br />

his three-year<br />

term in 2022. Martha,<br />

a longtime Dave’s<br />

House advocate, previously served<br />

as board treasurer and an executive<br />

committee member for nine years.<br />

During this time, the nonprofit established<br />

best practice accounting<br />

procedures and met solid financial<br />

objectives year-over-year.<br />

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Windermere<br />

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Martha<br />

Harriman,<br />

CPA, of<br />

Windermere<br />

is the new<br />

interim board<br />

chairperson for<br />

Dave’s House.<br />

This year, Woodlands of<br />

Windermere’s homeowners association<br />

combined its annual meeting<br />

with the community’s Chili Cook-off.<br />

Residents who attended the meeting<br />

ate delicious food and mingled with<br />

their neighbors. The Chili Cook-off<br />

winners were Heather Mangum,<br />

Heather Mangum (right), Nancy Borkes (center)<br />

and Marjorie Dillingham place first, second and third,<br />

respectively, at the Woodlands of Windermere annual Chili<br />

Cook-off.<br />


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first; Nancy Borkes, second; and<br />

Marjorie Dillingham, third.<br />

Q Et Al<br />

Kudos to the following Southwestarea<br />

residents on their recent<br />

graduations:<br />

• The University of Tampa<br />

graduates included Ocoee resident<br />

Renata Candas-Cavazos,<br />

Bachelor of Science in marketing;<br />

Winter Garden resident Aya<br />

Farihi, Bachelor of Science in international<br />

business and marketing;<br />

and Winter Garden resident<br />

Andrea Mesqueue, Bachelor of<br />

Science in management information<br />

systems.<br />

• Celebration resident<br />

Thor Earp, Master of Business<br />

Administration, and Gotha resident<br />

Cynthia Freeman, Master<br />

of Science in management: human<br />

resources management, graduated<br />

from the University of Maryland<br />

Global Campus.<br />

• The University of Alabama graduates<br />

included Windermere resident<br />

Peyton Haines, Bachelor of<br />

Arts in communication and information<br />

sciences; Winter Garden resident<br />

Abigail Kennedy, Bachelor<br />

of Science; and Oakland resident<br />

Steven Rosser, Bachelor of Arts.<br />

• Matthew Geronimo of<br />

Windermere graduated from<br />

Palmer College of Chiropractic with<br />

a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.<br />

• Kelly Javar of Gotha graduated<br />

from the University of Northern<br />

Colorado with a Master of Arts in<br />

teaching American Sign Language.<br />

A group of women from the West<br />

Orange Republican Women,<br />

Federated and two men traveled<br />

to Tallahassee with 24 Orange<br />

County voters for the first reading<br />

of House Bill 1, The School Choice<br />

Mark<br />

Ramey<br />

(center),<br />

president of<br />

the Rotary<br />

Club of Dr.<br />

Phillips,<br />

welcomes<br />

Impact<br />

Innovators<br />

representatives<br />

Patrick<br />

Longano,<br />

Rotarian, and<br />

Katie Tocci<br />

to speak at a<br />

recent meeting.<br />

bill. Joined by groups from all over<br />

the state, they were excited to be<br />

able to participate in this legislative<br />

activity. The trip was sponsored<br />

by Americans for Prosperity, which<br />

paid for the transportation, meals<br />

Appointments are now available<br />


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Greece, for a program celebrating<br />

Woman’s History Month. Directed by<br />

Southwest Orlando resident Todd<br />

Thompson, Woman In Motion<br />

chronicles how Nichelle Nichols (Star<br />

Trek’s Lt. Nyota Uhura) transformed<br />

her sci-fi TV stardom into a real-life<br />

science career when she embarked<br />

on a campaign to bring diversity to<br />

NASA in 1977. Woman in Motion is<br />

available on demand and digitally<br />

and is streaming on Paramount+.<br />

Southwest Orlando native and<br />

University of Central Florida graduate<br />

Ciera Horton McElory held<br />

a launch party at Zeppelin Books<br />

for her debut novel, Atomic Family.<br />

The book is based on the work her<br />

grandfather did as a chief scientist<br />

at Salt River Project (SRP), one of<br />

the country’s leading nuclear weapons<br />

facilities. It explores the environmental<br />

fallout of the Cold War<br />

— and what it means to reckon<br />

West Orange Republican Women, Federated members (l. to r.) Ann Moy, Nancy<br />

Borkes, Amania Seluste, Donna Brown, Teresa Snipes, Maria Jones, Dayna<br />

Gaut, Vickie Herrington and JuDian Guimbellot attend the first reading of House Bill<br />

1, The School Choice bill, in Tallahassee. Not pictured: Bob Brown and Gregg Jones.<br />

and lodging. The West Orange<br />

Republican Women, Federated<br />

meets once a month for lunch at<br />

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club &<br />

Lodge. For meeting information,<br />

visit worwf.org or email the group at<br />

info@worwf.org.<br />

a presentation to their parents and<br />

some members of the Rotary club.<br />

Officials of Orlando-based Stars<br />

North Films, Shout Studios and<br />

Concourse Media announced that<br />

the feature documentary Woman in<br />

photo courtesy of WOCC<br />

West Orange Chamber of Commerce ambassadors celebrate the 15th anniversary of<br />

Women in the Arts.<br />

Tangelo Park Elementary School students make presentations about the scientist whose<br />

name is embroidered on their white lab coats donated by members of the Rotary Club of<br />

Dr. Phillips.<br />

West Orange Chamber of<br />

Commerce ambassadors held a<br />

15-year anniversary celebration<br />

for Women in the Arts. WOCC<br />

builds partnerships, strong businesses<br />

and commitment to the<br />

community by serving as the leading<br />

business advocate in Central<br />

Florida, facilitating opportunity to<br />

nearly 1,000 member businesses.<br />

For more information about<br />

WOCC, call 407-656-1304 or visit<br />

wochamber.com.<br />

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presented above is the most current,<br />

correct and dependable available, we do<br />

rely on others for the source of our news.<br />

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and Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media<br />

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As a Partner in Education for<br />

Tangelo Park Elementary School,<br />

Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips members<br />

encouraged science students to<br />

improve the school’s performance<br />

in academics. They donated white<br />

lab coats courtesy of fellow Rotarian<br />

Danielle Solomon Alhemovich,<br />

D.O., and her colleagues. To make<br />

it even more special, names of scientists<br />

were embroidered on the<br />

coats. The students were inspired<br />

to research their scientist and make<br />

Motion was named an official selection<br />

of the 2023 American Film<br />

Showcase (AFS). AFS is the premier<br />

film diplomacy program of the<br />

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau<br />

of Educational and Cultural Affairs<br />

and produced by the University<br />

of Southern California School of<br />

Cinematic Arts. The film was screened<br />

at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou,<br />

China, last month during an event<br />

focused on promoting diversity and<br />

will again this month in Loannina,<br />

You’re invited: Annual<br />

Rummage Sale on March 18<br />

hosted by St. Luke’s United<br />

Women in Faith! Discover<br />

fabulous finds like gently<br />

used clothes, household<br />

items, electronics, and<br />

MORE, and all proceeds<br />

benefit missions.<br />

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2023 <strong>Spring</strong><br />

<strong>Medical</strong> <strong>Directory</strong><br />

• Aesthetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery......... 10<br />

• Chiropractic Services.......................................... 10<br />

• Clinical Research................................................ 10<br />

• Dentistry.............................................................11<br />

• Dermatology..................................................... 14<br />

• Family Medicine................................................. 15<br />

• Functional / Medicine & Hormones..................... 15<br />

• Gastroenterology & Digestive Diseases.............. 17<br />

• Health Center.................................................... 17<br />

• Internal Medicine............................................... 17<br />

• Neurology / Neurosurgery................................ 18<br />

• Obstetrics / Gynecology..................................... 18<br />

• Optometry / Ophthalmology............................. 19<br />

• Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery............................. 22<br />

• Pain Management............................................. 23<br />

• Pediatrics........................................................... 23<br />

• Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation /<br />

Interventional Pain Management....................... 23<br />

• Psychiatry.......................................................... 24<br />

• Vascular Surgery............................................... 24

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Aesthetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery<br />

Keshini Parbhu, M.D.<br />

Remagin<br />

4750 The Grove Drive, Suite 230, Windermere • 407-704-3937<br />

www.remagin.com<br />

shop.remagin.com<br />

To capture the essence of youth, the eyes and periorbita must look fresh and<br />

natural. Keshini Parbhu, M.D., is a fellowship-trained, board-certified oculoplastic<br />

surgeon who has created her practice around this very premise. She<br />

specializes in eyelid and brow surgeries, skin cancer reconstructions, laser skin<br />

rejuvenation, injectables, FaceTite, Morpheus8 and liposuction with facial fat<br />

transfer. She has curated her own medical-grade skin care line called Remagin<br />

+ ParbhuMD. Dr. Parbhu performs all treatments herself. She believes each person<br />

is unique and enjoys creating customized treatment plans with her patients.<br />

including decompression therapy, which specializes in disc problems in<br />

the lower back and neck; Functional Movement Technique (FMT) certification,<br />

which integrates innovative mobility and stability strategies along with<br />

a movement-based, practical kinesiology taping framework; Active Release<br />

Technique (ART), a manual therapy for soft tissue structures of the body; and<br />

chiropractic care for athletes, families and people involved in auto accidents<br />

and injuries. Dr. Nazario is member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of<br />

Metro Orlando and the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips, and he continues to serve<br />

and support the Central Florida community.<br />

Clinical Research<br />

Nicholas Weber, D.O., <strong>Medical</strong> Director<br />

K2 <strong>Medical</strong> Research<br />

1584 Citrus <strong>Medical</strong> Ct., Ocoee • 407-500-5252<br />

k2med.com<br />

Chiropractic Services<br />

Guillermo J. Nazario, D.C.<br />

Mattia Spinal Care & Rehab Center, P.A.<br />

8915 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando • 407-909-4788<br />

www.mattiawellness.com<br />

Nicholas Weber, D.O., is the medical director of K2 <strong>Medical</strong> Research’s<br />

clinic in the Winter Garden area. He is an experienced primary care provider<br />

and researcher who has worked on more than 100 clinical trials, including 35<br />

Alzheimer’s disease studies. Dr. Weber is a graduate of the Chicago College<br />

of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, and he completed his family<br />

residency at Franciscan St. James Health in Illinois. Dr. Weber is a boardcertified<br />

physician in family medicine.<br />

Guillermo J. Nazario, D.C., graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic<br />

in Port Orange. Dr. Nazario practices several chiropractic techniques,

Dentistry<br />

Ziyad Maali, D.M.D.<br />

Sand Lake Dental<br />

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 301, Orlando • 407-519-3079<br />

www.sandlakedental.com<br />

Ziyad Maali, D.M.D., has practiced dentistry at Sand Lake Dental since<br />

2004. He offers comprehensive dentistry with a focus on cosmetics. Dr. Maali<br />

and his staff offer many new treatment options to improve and enhance the<br />

dental health of every smile. Services include composite white fillings and<br />

bonding, porcelain crowns and veneers, teeth whitening and clear aligner<br />

therapy such as Invisalign, and sleep apnea oral appliances. Dr. Maali received<br />

his dental degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.<br />

He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of<br />

Cosmetic Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry,<br />

and Dental Society of Greater Orlando.<br />

Matthew D. McKissock, D.M.D., FAGD<br />

Windermere Dentistry<br />

4769 The Grove Drive, Suite 100, Windermere • 407-909-1099<br />

www.windermeredentist.com<br />

Matthew D. McKissock, D.M.D., FAGD, offers treatments in all aspects<br />

of general, cosmetic and implant dentistry to include cosmetic smile<br />

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makeovers with veneers and Invisalign clear braces. He is a graduate of<br />

The Citadel and the University of Florida College of Dentistry with a oneyear<br />

general dentistry residency while on active duty in the U.S. Army. He<br />

is a published author on dental anesthesia and a fellow in the Academy<br />

of General Dentistry. Dr. McKissock completed a 10-month, 300-hour<br />

miniresidency in dental implantology at New York University and practices<br />

CT-guided implantology. He has owned and operated Windermere<br />

Dentistry since April 2002 and lives in Windermere with his wife and<br />

three children.<br />

Emilia Rapport, D.M.D.<br />

Windermere Center for Dentistry<br />

401 Main St., Suite A, Windermere • 407-909-1097<br />

www.windermeresmiles.com<br />

Emilia Rapport, D.M.D., is the lead dentist at Windermere Center<br />

for Dentistry. She graduated from the University of Florida College of<br />

Dentistry and has been practicing in Central Florida for more than 20<br />

years. Dr. Rapport strives to treat each of her patients as if she was treating<br />

a member of her own family. She continually learns new and innovative<br />

dental techniques and procedures to ensure her patients’ comfort<br />

and that they undergo as minimally invasive treatments as possible. She<br />

has been voted as a top dentist in Orlando Family Magazine’s Readers’<br />

Choice Poll. She lives in Windermere with her husband and four sons. Se<br />

habla español.<br />


401 Main Street, Suite A, Windermere, FL<br />

Windermere Center for<br />


Emilia Godoy-Rapport, D.M.D.<br />

Always Friendly & Gentle<br />

Cosmetic and family dentistry<br />



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(407) 909-1097

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Jeffrey S. Rizzo, D.M.D.<br />

Rizzo Dental Group<br />

6150 MetroWest Blvd., Suite 207, Orlando • 407-521-8765<br />

www.rizzodentalgroup.com<br />

Jeffrey S. Rizzo, D.M.D., has practiced implant, family and cosmetic dentistry<br />

in the Central Florida area since 2000. He is able to better diagnose<br />

patients’ dental needs through the use of state-of-the-art digital X-rays and<br />

an intraoral camera. He has advanced training in endodontics and implant<br />

restorations. He routinely updates his office with the most advanced dental<br />

procedures, including in-office tooth whitening procedures and oral appliances<br />

to treat sleep apnea. Dr. Rizzo also offers Invisalign, a proven, clear<br />

alternative to traditional braces. New patients and dental emergencies are<br />

always welcome and scheduled in a timely manner.<br />

William J. Rizzo, D.M.D.<br />

Rizzo Dental Group<br />

6150 MetroWest Blvd., Suite 207, Orlando • 407-521-8765<br />

www.rizzodentalgroup.com<br />

offers Invisalign, an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign features<br />

clear trays that are comfortable and removable, with a typical treatment time<br />

of six to 12 months. Dr. Rizzo, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh<br />

School of Dental Medicine, completed a general practice residency at the<br />

Veterans Affairs Hospital in Pittsburgh before moving to Orlando in 1998.<br />

Rupal Thakkar, D.M.D.<br />

Windermere Dentistry<br />

4769 The Grove Drive, Suite 100, Windermere • 407-909-1099<br />

www.windermeredentist.com<br />

Rupal Thakkar, D.M.D., earned a bachelor’s in biology and psychology at<br />

Syracuse University in New York before entering Tufts University School of<br />

Dental Medicine, Boston. After receiving her doctorate in dental medicine, she<br />

entered a private practice in the Boston area. In August 2005, Dr. Thakkar relocated<br />

to Windermere. She practices at Windermere Dentistry. Dr. Thakkar is<br />

trained and proficient in all areas of general dentistry. She has a special interest<br />

in health-focused dentistry, including metal-free fillings, porcelain crowns,<br />

veneers, bonding and smile brightening. She also treats sleep disorders, such<br />

as sleep apnea and snoring, with dental sleep appliances.<br />


William J. Rizzo, D.M.D., provides all phases of family and cosmetic dentistry.<br />

His practice offers advanced dental technology, including digital X-rays,<br />

an intraoral camera that allows each patient to see exactly what the doctor<br />

sees, Zoom and Boost whitening systems, and porcelain veneers. He also

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Serving<br />

Orlando &<br />

Kissimmee<br />

for more than<br />

30 years<br />





(2 Blocks East of Osceola Regional Hospital)<br />

407.352.6301 407.932.0883<br />

Hal J. Levine,<br />

D.M.D., M.D.<br />

W W W. O R A L F A C S U R G . C O M<br />

Arturo A. Ydrach,<br />

D.M.D.<br />

Habla Espanol<br />

Erik J. Harriman,<br />

D.M.D., M.D.

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Dermatology<br />

Dean R. Goodless, M.D., FAAD<br />

Goodless Dermatology<br />

8690 Point Cypress Drive, Suite 110, Orlando • 407-566-1616<br />

www.goodlessdermatology.com<br />

Dean R. Goodless, M.D., FAAD, has practiced medicine for more than 30<br />

years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and boardcertified<br />

by the American Board of Dermatology. He has been a dermatologist<br />

in the Greater Orlando area since 1997. Dr. Goodless was voted a top<br />

doctor in Orlando by Castle Connolly for more than 20 consecutive years. As<br />

a well-trained, seasoned dermatologist, he is prepared to handle all dermatological<br />

conditions. Patients can schedule appointments with Dr. Goodless or<br />

one of his experienced dermatology nurse practitioners. He maintains offices<br />

in Dr. Phillips and Celebration.<br />

Sharon A. Stokes, M.D., FAAD<br />

Windermere Dermatology & Aesthetics<br />

3276 Greenwald Way N., Kissimmee • 407-944-0999<br />

7798 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Suite 100, Windermere<br />

407-876-0994 • www.amazingskindoc.com<br />

Sharon A. Stokes, M.D., FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist and certified<br />

by the American Board of Dermatology. She earned her medical degree<br />

at Louisiana State University and completed her residency in both internal<br />

medicine and dermatology at the LSU School of Medicine. Dr. Stokes’ practice<br />

carries a vast array of skin care products and offers cosmetic dermatology<br />

with services such as injectable fillers, chemical peels, fractional laser resurfacing,<br />

CoolSculpting fat reduction treatments, Titan skin tightening, laser hair<br />

removal and more. She also provides general and surgical dermatologic services,<br />

including removal and/or treatment of moles, warts, spots and rashes,<br />

skin cancer, acne and psoriasis.<br />

Guillermo J. Nazario, D.C.

Family Medicine<br />

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Lara Hitchcock, M.D., FAAFP<br />

Hitchcock Health Institute<br />

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 201, Orlando • 407-564-3264<br />

www.mdvip.com/larahitchcockmd<br />

Lara Hitchcock, M.D., FAAFP, is board-certified in family medicine. She is<br />

affiliated with MDVIP, the leader in personalized health care, allowing her to<br />

focus on wellness, prevention and disease management as well as offer onsite<br />

screenings and unhurried visits. Included in Dr. Hitchcock’s comprehensive<br />

annual wellness program is a brain health assessment to identify and help<br />

preserve cognitive ability. After graduating from the University of Florida with<br />

a neurobiology degree, Dr. Hitchcock graduated from the renowned Mayo<br />

Clinic Alix School of Medicine, formerly Mayo Clinic <strong>Medical</strong> School. She<br />

founded Hitchcock Health Institute in 2005 and has been voted a best doctor<br />

and top doctor every year since 2005.<br />

Functional / Medicine & Hormones<br />

John C. Carrozzella, M.D.<br />

Florida Center for Hormones and Wellness<br />

7505 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando • 407-507-3837<br />

hormonesandwellness.com<br />

John C. Carrozzella, M.D., was a practicing orthopedic surgeon for more<br />

than 25 years, until he saw a new path to helping people through medicine.<br />

For the past several years, he has focused on interests in nontraditional<br />

medical specialties such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, sexual<br />

health for men, sexual health for women, nonsurgical cosmetics, health and<br />

wellness, age management and integrative medicine. Dr. Carrozzella currently<br />

practices in the Windermere/Bay Hill/Dr. Phillips section of Orlando,<br />

where he devotes his practice to serving the needs of patients with hormonal<br />

deficiencies, sexual dysfunction, nutritional imbalances, incontinence, fibromyalgia,<br />

autoimmune disorders, etc.<br />

Erin Tongue, FNP-C<br />

Florida Center for Hormones and Wellness<br />

7505 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando • 407-507-3837<br />

hormonesandwellness.com<br />

Erin Tongue, FNP-C, is a family nurse practitioner at Florida Center for<br />

Hormones and Wellness. After witnessing her husband’s incredible transformation<br />

with hormone replacement two years ago, Tongue knew this was the<br />

only kind of medicine she wanted to practice as a provider. She believes<br />

patients need to be supported, seen, heard and understood to design the<br />

best possible care for them. Her philosophy aligned beautifully with FCHW’s<br />

patient-centric approach to care and helping others thrive — allowing them to<br />

experience true vitality for the first time in their lives. Her goal is to “help her<br />

patients feel as spectacular as she does.”<br />


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Gastroenterology & Digestive Diseases<br />

Digestive and Liver Center of Florida<br />

15536 W. Colonial Drive, Unit B, Winter Garden • 407-384-7388<br />

dlcfl.com<br />

Digestive and Liver Center of Florida promotes a patient-first experience,<br />

where the staff delivers sophisticated medical care in a compassionate, caring<br />

environment. Founded in 2005, the practice has attracted an exceptional<br />

and diverse team of physician specialists, serving Central Florida with a broad<br />

spectrum of internationally recognized authorities in gastroenterology, hepatology<br />

and colorectal expertise. Digestive and Liver Center continues to expand<br />

with five locations, two endo-surgical centers and tenured relationships with<br />

Central Florida’s leading hospitals. Patients find its brand of care promotes<br />

a clear and understanding view of their conditions and available treatments<br />

with a full range of procedure and screening options, from colonoscopy and<br />

esophageal endoscopy to advanced procedures addressing complex conditions.<br />

Co-founding partners Srinivas Seela, M.D., and Harinath Sheela,<br />

M.D. — both of whom earned their gastroenterology and digestive diseases<br />

fellowships at Yale School of Medicine — continue to architect the growth of<br />

Digestive and Liver Center of Florida and its associated endo-surgical centers<br />

and ancillary services of pathology, anesthesiology, clinical research and imaging.<br />

Their goal is to create a destination where patients learn about their<br />

conditions and how to better manage their own care with the sensitive guidance<br />

and treatment of the practice’s specialists. Its GI specialists are Basher<br />

Atiquzzaman, M.D., Moin Kola, M.D., Jessica Narváez-Lugo, M.D.,<br />

Seth Lipka, M.D., Joseph Webster, M.D., and Sedat Ekici, M.D. Its<br />

colorectal surgeons are Sergio Larach, M.D., Sam Atallah, M.D., and<br />

Elisa Bianchi, M.D. In addition, Digestive and Liver Center of Florida boasts<br />

14 advanced practice providers who, with the physician corps, cover 365<br />

days per year in the medical centers, supporting the work of the center’s<br />

physicians. Among the conditions and diseases its specialists and team of<br />

advanced practitioners treat at the state-of-the-art facilities are abdominal<br />

pain, swallowing disorders, heartburn and GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, constipation,<br />

colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, complex liver diseases, diverticulosis,<br />

fatty liver, inflammatory bowel diseases, hemorrhoids, hepatitis, fecal incontinence,<br />

lactose intolerance, rectal bleeding, pancreatitis and weight loss.<br />

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For convenience, CHC also offers evening hours Monday and Tuesday,<br />

and Saturday hours at its Apopka and Winter Garden centers. They accept<br />

Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance plans. They also offer a sliding<br />

discount program available for those with or without insurance. With a<br />

proud history dating back to 1972 in Apopka, CHC is a Federally Qualified<br />

Health Center organization, and it was accredited as a medical and dental<br />

home by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.<br />

Internal Medicine<br />

Niral Patel, M.D.<br />

Windermere <strong>Medical</strong> Center<br />

11600 Lakeside Village Lane, Windermere • 407-876-2273<br />

www.winmedhealth.com<br />

Niral Patel, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician and the<br />

founder of Windermere <strong>Medical</strong> Center. His mission is to provide the most coordinated,<br />

cost-effective and improved access to care for his patients and their<br />

families. The Southwest Orlando community has recognized this commitment<br />

and vision and has voted Dr. Patel the Best Physician in Southwest Orlando for<br />

nine consecutive years since he opened his practice in March 2014. Dr. Patel<br />

was also named one of Greater Orlando’s leading internal medicine doctors<br />

in Orlando Family Magazine’s Top Doctors Readers’ Choice Poll from 2016-<br />

2022. Dr. Patel has expanded the practice to two new locations: WinMed<br />

Health Kissimmee and WinMed Health Clermont.<br />


Health Center<br />

Community Health Centers Inc.<br />

840 Mercy Drive, Orlando • 407-905-8827<br />

13275 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden • 407-905-8827<br />

www.chcfl.org.<br />

Community Health Centers Inc. (CHC) is the go-to destination for comprehensive<br />

medical and dental care for families in Central Florida. With 16<br />

centers conveniently located across the region, they are dedicated to providing<br />

quality and compassionate health care services for both children and<br />

adults. Whether in need of pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics, gynecology,<br />

optometry, dental services, behavioral health, a pharmacy or an on-site<br />

lab, they’ve got patients covered. Visit www.chcfl.org for a list of services,<br />

hours of operation, to view the providers, and even request an appointment.

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Neurology / Neurosurgery<br />

Max B. Medary, M.D., FACS<br />

Greater Orlando Neurosurgery & Spine, P.A.<br />

7340 Stonerock Circle, Orlando • 407-355-0575 • 866-355-0576<br />

www.neuro-link.com<br />

Max B. Medary, M.D., FACS, practices at Greater Orlando Neurosurgery &<br />

Spine, specializing in complex surgery of the brain and spine, including skullbase<br />

and intracranial tumors, aneurysms and carotid disease, as well as complex<br />

disorders of the spine. Dr. Medary completed his medical education at the<br />

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, <strong>Medical</strong> College of<br />

Pennsylvania, University of Miami, Cornell University and Allegheny General<br />

Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member<br />

of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Congress of Neurological<br />

Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Acoustic<br />

Neuroma Association.<br />

Obstetrics / Gynecology<br />

Lori K. Lambert, M.D., LLC<br />

7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 5, Orlando • 407-363-2000<br />

www.lorilambertmd.com<br />

Lori K. Lambert, M.D., earned her medical degree at the University of<br />

Florida College of Medicine and completed her residency at Orlando<br />

Regional <strong>Medical</strong> Center. She is a fellow of The American Congress of<br />

Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has been in private practice since<br />

1989 and is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health and<br />

Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. She is a board-certified<br />

obstetrician-gynecologist and specializes in many areas of obstetrics and<br />

gynecology, including high-risk pregnancies; ultrasounds; endometrial<br />

ablations; and menopause management, including bioidentical hormone<br />

replacement, pellet therapy and minimally invasive surgery. She is also<br />

certified in laser hair removal, performs Juliet vaginal laser treatments in<br />

her office, and provides the O-Shot and aesthetic treatments for double<br />

chins. The office is also an authorized retailer for SkinCeuticals skin care<br />

products.<br />

Jose A. Torres, M.D., P.A<br />

Pain Management Specialist<br />

956 E. Osceola Parkway<br />

Kissimmee, FL 34741<br />

3813 Oakwater Circle<br />

Orlando, FL 32806<br />

(407) 933-6506<br />

Fax (407) 933-6526

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Heather Temkin Welch, ARNP-C<br />

7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 5, Orlando • 407-363-2000<br />

www.lorilambertmd.com<br />

Heather Temkin Welch, ARNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in biology<br />

from Rollins College. She graduated with her nurse practitioner degree<br />

from Emory University in 1995. Since then, she has worked in women’s health<br />

in both public and private health care settings. She is certified by the National<br />

Certification Corp. in OB-GYN and had research published while at Rollins.<br />

She enjoys assisting women of all ages with their health care concerns. Temkin<br />

Welch has been working alongside Lori K. Lambert, M.D., since 2011. In<br />

her spare time, she enjoys studying genealogy, organic gardening and spending<br />

time with her son and family.<br />

Michael J. Tortorella, M.D.<br />

7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Medplex A, Suite 320, Orlando •<br />

407-363-1003<br />

michaeljtortorellamd.com<br />

Michael J. Tortorella, M.D., is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist<br />

who offers treatment in operative gynecology, family planning, obstetrics,<br />

infertility, menopausal disorders, laser surgeries, laparoscopic surgeries<br />

and uterine-ablation technique. Dr. Tortorella completed his education at the<br />

University of Central Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology,<br />

and the University of Florida, with a Doctor of Medicine. He completed his<br />

residency at The University of Texas, Houston. Dr. Tortorella is a member of the<br />

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Tortorella is affiliated with<br />

Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. He<br />

maintains a private practice, where patients can always see the doctor and<br />

receive personalized, specialized care.<br />

Optometry / Ophthalmology<br />

Wendy U. Bui, O.D.<br />

Bay Hill Eye Care<br />

7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 3, Orlando • 407-351-3232<br />

www.bayhilleyecare.com<br />

Wendy U. Bui, O.D., practices optometry at Bay Hill Eye Care. She graduated<br />

from Illinois College of Optometry in 2006 and has been practicing in<br />

Central Florida for more than 10 years. Her office is equipped with the latest<br />

technologies in eye care and can handle all eye care needs, including ocular<br />

disease treatment; comanagement of LASIK and cataract surgeries; and glasses<br />

and contact lenses, including multifocal, astigmatism and scleral lenses.<br />

Bay Hill Eye Care is an optical boutique specializing in personalized optical<br />

care with more than 1,500 frames, including designs from Cartier, Gucci, Tom<br />

Ford, Salt and many others. Dr. Bui is accepting new patients.<br />



Patients in Dr. Hitchcock’s highly regarded family<br />

medicine practice benefit from personalized,<br />

proactive care and service.<br />

Top-Ranked Annual Wellness Program*<br />

Cognitive Health Program<br />

Health Education Events<br />

Same/Next-Day Appointments<br />

24/7 Physician Reachability<br />


Board-Certified Family Physician<br />

Voted “Top Doc” and “Best Doctor” Consecutively Since 2005<br />

* Worth magazine named MDVIP a top 10<br />

executive wellness program and a top 7<br />

executive wellness program for women.<br />

Hitchcock Health Institute • 407.564.3264 • mdvip.com/LaraHitchcockMD<br />

7932 West Sand Lake Rd., Suite 201 • Orlando, FL 32819

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Sean P. Coughlin, O.D.<br />

Bay Hill Eye Care<br />

7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 3, Orlando • 407-351-3232<br />

www.bayhilleyecare.com<br />

Sean P. Coughlin, O.D., practices optometry at Bay Hill Eye Care. He graduated<br />

from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1992 and has been in<br />

Central Florida since 2005. His practice is equipped with the latest technologies<br />

and can handle all eye care needs, including ocular disease treatment;<br />

comanagement of LASIK and cataract surgeries; glasses and contact lenses,<br />

including multifocal, astigmatism and scleral lenses. Bay Hill Eye Care is an<br />

optical boutique, specializing in personalized optical care, with more than<br />

1,500 frames, including designs from Cartier, Gucci, Tom Ford, Salt and many<br />

others. Dr. Coughlin is accepting new patients.<br />

Becky Crockett, O.D.<br />

Southwest Orlando Eye Care<br />

7208 Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 407-271-8931<br />

www.southwestorlandoeyecare.com<br />

Becky Crockett, O.D., of Southwest Orlando Eye Care offers comprehensive<br />

eye care to the Dr. Phillips and Southwest Orlando communities. She is a boardcertified<br />

optometric physician who specializes in ocular diseases, pediatrics and<br />

contact lenses. Dr. Crockett earned her undergraduate degree at the University<br />

of Waterloo in Canada, where she graduated with honors in biomedical science.<br />

She received her Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University<br />

College of Optometry, graduating with professional distinction along with a<br />

small group of students who earned the highest GPAs in the class and took part<br />

in extra lectures, presentations, volunteer work and tutoring other students.<br />

Brenda DeForrest, O.D.<br />

DeForrest Eye Center & Optical<br />

5006 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando • 407-298-8819<br />

www.deforresteyecenter.com<br />

Brenda DeForrest, O.D., is a Florida board-certified optometric physician<br />

offering complete eye care, including optical and contact lens fittings, LASIK<br />

evaluations, diabetic retinopathy evaluations and glaucoma treatment. She<br />

also provides no-puff glaucoma testing. Dr. DeForrest attended the University<br />

of Florida and New England College of Optometry, graduating with honors.<br />

She completed internships around the world, including Jerusalem; Boston;<br />

Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Atlanta. She completed her residency, specializing<br />

in ocular disease and postoperative care, at the Magruder Eye<br />

Institute in 1990. Dr. DeForrest is a clinical examiner for the Florida State<br />

Board of Optometry and a volunteer for Prevent Blindness Florida and Grace<br />

<strong>Medical</strong> Home.<br />

Benjamin Konynenbelt, O.D., FAAO<br />

Southwest Orlando Eye Care<br />

7208 Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 407-271-8931<br />

www.southwestorlandoeyecare.com<br />


7345 W. Sand Lake Rd. Ste 301<br />

Orlando, FL 32819<br />

321-204-8237<br />

www.flwellnessmd.com<br />

• Mayo Clinic trained and double board-certified M.D. in Interventional<br />

Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation<br />

• Voted and featured in Best Doctors in Orlando Magazine<br />

• Fluent in Spanish<br />

Services offered:<br />

• High-quality Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and image-guided<br />

injections for chronic injuries and arthritis<br />

• PRP for male and female hair restoration<br />

• Worker’s compensation, auto accidents and Slip and falls<br />

• Botox® injections for Migraines and aesthetics<br />

• Joint and spinal injections under X-ray and ultrasound guidance<br />

• Evaluation and non-opioid treatment of pain disorders<br />

• Specialized tests for muscle and nerve problems (EMG/NCS)<br />

Ben Konynenbelt, O.D., FAAO, of Southwest Orlando Eye Care offers comprehensive<br />

eye care to the Dr. Phillips and Southwest Orlando communities.<br />

Dr. Konynenbelt is a board-certified optometric physician and fellow of the<br />

American Academy of Optometry who specializes in pediatrics, post concussion<br />

and neuro-rehabilitative vision, myopia management and vision therapy<br />

services. He provides routine eye exams, specialty contact lens evaluations,<br />

emergency eye care, treatment of all eye diseases, and LASIK consultations.<br />

Southwest Orlando Eye Care has a brand-new optical boutique that carries<br />

several designer frames and sunglasses, including lines by Silhouette, Tom<br />

Ford, Maui Jim, Oakley and more. Most insurances are accepted.<br />

Michael J. Tortorella, MD<br />

Obstetrics & Gynecology<br />

Board Certified<br />

Pregnancy<br />

Family Planning<br />

Menstrual Disorders<br />

Menopause<br />

Second Opinion for Surgery<br />

In-Office Ultrasounds<br />

In-Office Surgery<br />

Minimally Invasive<br />

Surgery<br />

Sterilization<br />

(407) 363-1003 Michaeljtortorellamd.com<br />

7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd.<br />

Suite 320, Medplex A<br />

next to Dr. P. Phillips Hospital<br />


Listed in Best Doctors<br />

in Orlando Magazine

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407-351-3232<br />

7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Ste. 3<br />

Orlando, FL 32819<br />


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John Nowell, O.D.<br />

Southwest Orlando Eye Care<br />

7208 Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 407-271-8931<br />

www.southwestorlandoeyecare.com<br />

John Nowell, O.D., of Southwest Orlando Eye Care offers comprehensive<br />

eye care to the Dr. Phillips and Southwest Orlando communities. Dr. Nowell is<br />

a board-certified optometric physician who specializes in keratoconus, myopia<br />

control and specialty contact lenses. He provides routine eye exams, contact<br />

lens evaluations, emergency eye care, and LASIK and cataract pre- and<br />

post-op care. He also treats eye diseases, including the management of glaucoma,<br />

macular degeneration and diabetic eye care. Southwest Orlando Eye<br />

Care has a brand-new optical boutique that carries several hundred designer<br />

frames and sunglasses, including lines by Nike, Tom Ford, Kate Spade, Calvin<br />

Klein and more. Most insurances are accepted.<br />

Deepak Raja, M.D.<br />

Remagin<br />

4750 The Grove Drive, Suite 230, Windermere • 407-704-3937<br />

www.remagin.com<br />

Deepak Raja, M.D., is a fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist<br />

specializing in cataract surgery, glaucoma and dry eyes. He recently became<br />

the first person in Central Florida to offer the light adjustable lens, currently the<br />

most accurate intraocular lens on the market. This lens implant can be easily<br />

altered after cataract surgery, giving patients unprecedented control over their<br />

visual outcomes. Dr. Raja continues to offer an array of minimally invasive lasers<br />

and microincisional glaucoma surgeries that have minimal discomfort and<br />

downtime. As a corneal specialist, he treats dry eye patients of all levels of<br />

severity, offering a variety of treatment options. Dr. Raja practices at Remagin,<br />

located in the heart of Dr. Phillips/Windermere.<br />

Remagin<br />

4750 The Grove Drive, Suite 230, Windermere • 407-704-3937<br />

www.remagin.com<br />

For more than 12 years, the team at Remagin has proudly treated the residents<br />

of Dr. Phillips and Windermere, serving their eye and oculoplastic needs<br />

with compassion, respect and professionalism. As the practice has grown,<br />

thanks to the community’s support, it has been able to integrate cutting-edge<br />

technologies into its services and broaden the scope of what it can provide.<br />

While it has always been about improving the quality of its patients’ lives, the<br />

practice now has a clearer vision of how to do so — optimizing vision, decreasing<br />

spectacle and eyedrop use, bringing comfort and instilling confidence<br />

in its patients’ appearances — all in a safe, welcoming environment. Whether<br />

it be autologous serum eyedrops for bad dry eyes, the light adjustable lens for<br />

premium vision after cataract surgery, or minimally invasive surgical face-lifts<br />

to help improve one’s appearance, patients can feel comfortable knowing they<br />

have the most innovative treatment options available to them. The doctors are<br />

fellowship-trained and experts in their fields, being frequently called upon to<br />

speak on these topics to other health care providers. Refine. Refocus. Remagin.<br />

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery<br />

Erik J. Harriman, D.M.D., M.D.<br />

Oral & Facial Surgery Center<br />

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-352-6301<br />

200 W. Oak St., Kissimmee • 407-932-0883<br />

www.oralfacsurg.com<br />

Erik J. Harriman, D.M.D., M.D., was born in coastal Maine. He received<br />

his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine, graduating summa cum<br />

laude. He completed dental school at Boston University and then attended<br />

Drexel University, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine. He completed his<br />



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training in oral and maxillofacial surgery and served as chief resident at the<br />

University of Michigan. Dr. Harriman and his family moved to Orlando during<br />

the summer of 2022, and he practices at the Oral & Facial Surgery Center,<br />

which has served Central Florida for more than 30 years.<br />

Hal J. Levine, D.M.D., M.D.<br />

Oral & Facial Surgery Center<br />

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-352-6301<br />

200 W. Oak St., Kissimmee • 407-932-0883<br />

www.oralfacsurg.com<br />

Hal J. Levine, D.M.D., M.D., was born in Long Island, New York. He received<br />

his Bachelor of Science in microbiology in 1985 and finished dental<br />

school in 1989, both at the University of Florida. He practiced general dentistry<br />

until he attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where he<br />

received his medical degree in 1996 and his specialty certificate in oral and<br />

maxillofacial surgery in 1998. He is a diplomate of the American Board of<br />

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow of the American Association of<br />

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Levine’s interests include dental implant<br />

surgery, and hard and soft tissue grafting procedures. He is also a certifying<br />

physician for qualified medical marijuana patients.<br />

Arturo A. Ydrach, D.M.D.<br />

Oral & Facial Surgery Center<br />

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-352-6301<br />

200 W. Oak St., Kissimmee • 407-932-0883<br />

www.oralfacsurg.com<br />

Arturo A. Ydrach, D.M.D., was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received his<br />

Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1991 and then completed<br />

dental school at the University of Puerto Rico in 1995. In 1999, he received his<br />

certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.<br />

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and<br />

a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr.<br />

Ydrach has lived in Orlando since 1999, and he practices at the Oral & Facial<br />

Surgery Center, which has served Central Florida for more than 30 years.<br />

Pain Management<br />

Jose A. Torres, M.D., PA<br />

3813 Oakwater Circle, Orlando • 407-933-6506<br />

956 E. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee • 407-933-6506<br />

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Pediatrics<br />

Nasimul Siddiqui, M.D.<br />

Windermere <strong>Medical</strong> Center<br />

11600 Lakeside Village Lane, Windermere • 407-876-2273<br />

www.winmedhealth.com<br />

Nasimul Siddiqui, M.D., is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics<br />

and has been practicing medicine for 18 years. Dr. Siddiqui studied at D.J.<br />

Sindh Government Science College in Karachi, Pakistan, where he received<br />

his intermediate degree. He then earned a medical degree at Dow <strong>Medical</strong><br />

College in Sindh, Pakistan, and completed pediatric residencies at both Mount<br />

Sinai Beth Israel in New York and Mercy Hospital in Pennsylvania. Dr. Siddiqui<br />

performs minor urgent care procedures, including suturing lacerations, splinting<br />

fractured joints and draining abscesses, for Windermere <strong>Medical</strong> Center’s<br />

youngest patients. In his free time, Dr. Siddiqui enjoys playing tennis, reading<br />

and spending time with his wife and three children. Pediatricians are available<br />

in WMC’s walk-in clinic until 9 p.m. on weekdays.<br />

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation /<br />

Interventional Pain Management<br />

Diana Hussain, M.D.<br />

Florida Wellness and Regenerative Medicine LLC<br />

7345 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 301, Orlando • 321-204-8237<br />

www.flwellnessmd.com<br />

Diana Hussain, M.D., is double board-certified by the American Board of<br />

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Pain Medicine.<br />

She completed her internship in general surgery and residency in physical medicine<br />

and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She offers<br />

a variety of services, including evaluation and nonopiod treatment of painful<br />

conditions, Botox Cosmetic injections for migraines and other conditions, joint<br />

and spinal injections under X-ray and ultrasound guidance, electrodiagnostic<br />

studies, specialized nerve and muscle testing, and regenerative medicine with<br />

the latest technology in high-quality platelet-rich plasma. Dr. Hussain speaks<br />

fluent Spanish and is affiliated with AdventHealth and Orlando Health.<br />


Jose A. Torres, M.D., is board-certified in anesthesia and pain management.<br />

He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine<br />

and completed an anesthesiology residency at Tulane <strong>Medical</strong> Center and a<br />

pain management fellowship at The State University of New York Downstate<br />

<strong>Medical</strong> Center, Kings County Hospital. Dr. Torres offers treatments in cancer<br />

pain, chronic pain and interventional pain management. He has been practicing<br />

in the Orlando area since 1998 and has solo practices in Kissimmee and<br />

downtown Orlando. Dr. Torres is affiliated with Health Central Hospital and<br />

Osceola Regional <strong>Medical</strong> Center and is a member of the Florida Academy<br />

of Pain Medicine, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, and American Society<br />

of Anesthesiologists.<br />

Nurse Practitioners:<br />

Esther Pelissier, ARPN-BC<br />

Irene Gan, PMHNP<br />

Raykha Crag-Chaderton, PMHNP-BC<br />

Nadine Massillon, ARPN<br />

Therapists:<br />

Michael Kellogg, LMHC, ATR-BC<br />

Randie Morillo, LCSW, ACSW<br />

Amy Singleton, LMHC<br />

Brooke Parker, LMHC<br />

Cristal Daniel, LMHC<br />

Nadine Massillon<br />

Esther Pelissier

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Psychiatry<br />

Syed O. Quadri, M.D.<br />

Psych Pointe of Florida<br />

5979 Vineland Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-270-7702<br />

www.psychpointe.com<br />

Syed O. Quadri, M.D., owner of Psych Pointe of Florida, is an experienced<br />

psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of child, adolescent and adult<br />

behavioral and mental health. Dr. Quadri has a reputation for delivering<br />

excellence in outpatient psychiatric evaluation and medicine management.<br />

He completed his neuropsychiatry residency at Texas Tech University Health<br />

Sciences Center. He is a psychiatric associate by The American Academy of<br />

Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and<br />

Adolescent Psychiatry, and American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.<br />

Continuing his education at The University of Arizona College of Medicine,<br />

Dr. Quadri completed his fellowship program in child and adolescent psychiatry.<br />

Psych Pointe of Florida aims to offer same-day and walk-in appointments.<br />

Vascular Surgery<br />

Charles S.C. Garnette, M.D., FACS<br />

Vascular Surgery & Vein Care Center<br />

7412 Docs Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-363-7760<br />

www.orlandoveins.com<br />

Charles S.C. Garnette, M.D., FACS, is board-certified in both vascular and<br />

general surgery. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of<br />

Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of<br />

Rochester and completed fellowships in vascular and endovascular surgery at<br />

University of Massachusetts <strong>Medical</strong> Center and Cleveland Clinic Foundation,<br />

respectively. Dr. Garnette provides outstanding vascular surgical care for aneurysms,<br />

carotid-artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, leg bypasses,<br />

angioplasty and stents for blocked arteries, dialysis access procedures and<br />

more. He also provides comprehensive vein care, including laser, sclerotherapy<br />

and closure procedures for bad veins. His practice is located just behind<br />

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n Charities/Fundraisers<br />

March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 — Lenten<br />

Fish Fries<br />

The Men of Holy Family present the 27th annual Lenten<br />

Fish Fry, including family-style fried fish, french fries,<br />

green beans and coleslaw, at Holy Family Catholic<br />

Church, 5125 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando.<br />

Dine-in and drive-thru meals are available. Time: 5:30-8<br />

p.m. Cost: $13 for adults, $5 children 6-12, free for<br />

children 5-younger. Children’s meals include mac ‘n’<br />

cheese. For $2 more, get salad niçoise with in-house<br />

smoked salmon, fried shrimp or the weekly special (such<br />

as baked or grilled salmon with steamed vegetables).<br />

Appetizers, craft beers, wine, desserts and a 50/50<br />

raffle are also available for purchase. Proceeds benefit<br />

HFCC. For more information, call 407-876-2211 or visit<br />

holyfamilyorlando.com.<br />

March 11 — March For Meals St.<br />

Patrick’s 5K Run & Walk<br />

The Osceola Council on Aging Meals on Wheels<br />

program holds the March for Meals St. Patrick’s 5K<br />

Walk & Run sponsored by KUA at Kissimmee Lakefront<br />

Park (rain or shine), 201 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee.<br />

Activities include a 5K run/walk for individuals or<br />

teams, the largest and most spirited team competition,<br />

a free kids run, silent auction and more. Those who<br />

bring a nonperishable food item are entered into a<br />

special prize drawing. Participants are encouraged<br />

to wear the color green. Time: 6:30 a.m. for registration,<br />

7:30 a.m. for the walk/run. Cost: $35 through<br />

March 10 or $40 the day of the event if not sold out.<br />

Early packet pickup is at the Kissimmee Civic Center,<br />

201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, on March 10 from<br />

10 a.m.-4 p.m. To register online, visit runsignup.<br />

com/race/fl/kissimmee/marchformealsstpatricks5<br />

krunwalkpresentedbykua.<br />

March 11 — More Than Pink Walk<br />

Susan G. Komen holds its More Than Pink Walk at Cranes<br />

Roost Park in Altamonte <strong>Spring</strong>s. Time: The event opens<br />

at 7:30 a.m., opening ceremony is 9:30 a.m., and walk<br />

begins at 9:45 a.m. Proceeds benefit cutting-edge research<br />

and patient care services. For more information or to register<br />

for the event, visit www.komen.com/orlandowalk.<br />

March 24 — Legacy Classic Golf<br />

Tournament<br />

Foundation Academy’s 12th annual Legacy Classic Golf<br />

Tournament, including an online auction with a variety of<br />

stays and plays and experiences, takes place at Orange<br />


County National Golf Center, 16301 Phil Ritson Way,<br />

Winter Garden. Time: 7:30 a.m. for check-in and continental<br />

breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start and 1 p.m. for<br />

lunch and award ceremony. Proceeds benefit FA’s athletics<br />

programs. For more information or to register a foursome,<br />

visit foundationacademy.net/golf.<br />

April 15 — Over The Edge<br />

Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive,<br />

Orlando, hosts Over the Edge, presented by Avalon<br />

Roofing Solutions. Participants rappel down the side of<br />

HRO’s 32-story building to raise funds for Give Kids The<br />

World. Cost: A nonrefundable $50 to register. A fundraising<br />

page is created for each participant, who must<br />

raise a minimum of $1,000 by April 10, 2023. For more<br />

information or to register, visit give.gktw.org/event/overthe-edge-2023/e394243.<br />

April 22 — Benefit Wine Tasting<br />

The Mini Cooper Showroom, 350 S. Lake Destiny Drive,<br />

Orlando, hosts Dunhill Companies & Fields Auto Group’s<br />

13th annual Benefit Wine Tasting, including a champagne<br />

reception, unlimited hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a variety of<br />

wines, live music, door prizes, a raffle, silent auction and<br />

more. Time: 7-10 p.m. Cost: $100, benefiting Variety, the<br />

Children’s Charity of Florida and all the special-needs children<br />

it serves. Sponsorships are available. For more information,<br />

call 407-992-4000, email winetasting@dunhill.net<br />

or visit www.varietyflorida.org.<br />

n Children’s/Teen<br />

Programs<br />

Ongoing — In-Person Storytimes<br />

Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden,<br />

hosts the following in-person storytimes for children:<br />

Storybook Fun for preschoolers is Fridays at 10:15<br />

a.m., Toddler Time is Fridays at 10:45 a.m., and Tiny<br />

Tales for babies up to 18 months is Fridays at 11:15<br />

a.m. For more information, call 407-835-7323 or visit<br />

www.ocls.info.<br />

March 8 & 14 — Library Programs<br />

The Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255 Della Drive,<br />

Orlando; and West Oaks Library and Genealogy Center,<br />

1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee, host Little Shamrock,<br />

www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x March 2 — 15, 2023 x 25<br />

including an Irish feast, a fun story, interactive stations<br />

and everything green. Time: 10:30 a.m. at Southwest<br />

Library and 11 a.m. at West Oaks Library. For more<br />

information, visit ocls.info.<br />

n Events/Performances<br />

Through March 17 — Art & History<br />

Exhibit<br />

In celebration of Black History Month, the town of Oakland<br />

invites the public to Hold Fast to Dreams, a new art and<br />

history exhibition that delves into Oakland’s African<br />

American heritage. Time: Wednesday-Friday from 10<br />

a.m.-3 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month. For more<br />

information, visit www.oaklandfl.gov/artsandheritage or<br />

www.facebook.com/hwoahatoakland.<br />

March 8 — Celebrating Extraordinary<br />

Women<br />

Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere,<br />

hosts West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Celebrating<br />

Extraordinary Women with a panel of leading businesswomen<br />

as guest speakers. Time: 4-6 p.m. Cost: $36 in<br />

advance, $46 at the door. The nonmember rate is $56.<br />

For more information or to RSVP, visit wochamber.com/<br />

event/celebrating-extraordinary-women-4.<br />

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March 10 & 11 — Ocoee Music Festival<br />

Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, hosts the<br />

Ocoee Music Festival, a free two-day event, including an<br />

array of festival food, carnival rides for children, a unique<br />

marketplace, car show, beer garden, lots of activities and<br />

epic musical performances. Pets, coolers and backpacks/<br />

large bags are not permitted. Acts on Friday, which start<br />

at 5 p.m., include Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Night<br />

Ranger, The Mavericks and Rocktown. Acts on Saturday,<br />

which start at 4 p.m., include Chris Janson, Niko Moon,<br />

Chapel Hart, Walker Montgomery and Mark Houghton.<br />

For more information, visit ocoeemusicfestival.com.<br />

April 13 — Best Fest “The Taste Of<br />

West Orange”<br />

Bill Breeze Park at Starke Lake, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive,<br />

Ocoee, hosts West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Best<br />

Fest, “The Taste of West Orange,” including samplings<br />

of a variety of beers, wine and spirits along with many<br />

delicious food offerings from more than 50 vendors. Time:<br />

5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $45 in advance. For more information,<br />

visit wochamber.com/event/best-fest.<br />

April 22 & 23 — Mary Poppins<br />

Performances<br />

Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at Dr. Phillips Center for the<br />

Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, hosts<br />

CFCArts Youth Theatre’s performances of Mary Poppins,<br />

the Broadway musical. Time: Saturday at 7 p.m. and<br />

Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $20.<br />

For more information, call 407-937-1800, ext. 701; email<br />

boxoffice@cfcarts.com; or visit cfcarts.com.<br />


Please pardon our mess while we are making<br />

improvements to our facilities and building new offices.<br />

Make sure to keep an eye out for our new product lines<br />

coming soon in <strong>Spring</strong> of 2023!<br />

Ask how to win a free potted plant as a token of our appreciation

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n Miscellaneous<br />

March 18 — Rummage Sale<br />

The Coleman Memorial Gymnasium in Building C at<br />

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-<br />

Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts United Women in Faith’s<br />

annual rummage sale. Items for sale include gently used<br />

clothing, furniture, household items, knickknacks, electronics,<br />

plants and more. Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds benefit<br />

local and global missions. For more information, call 407-<br />

876-4991 or visit www.st.lukes.org/rummagesale.<br />

March 23 — Food Truck Connection<br />

MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando,<br />

hosts the MetroWest Food Truck Connection, including<br />

food, fun and music. Time: fourth Thursday of every<br />

month from 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit<br />

www.metrowestcommunity.com.<br />

March 25 — Neighborhood And<br />

Community Summit<br />

The Pacifica Ballroom at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at<br />

Universal Orlando, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, hosts<br />

the 18th annual Neighborhood and Community Summit that<br />

aims to bring together more than 350 residents and community<br />

leaders to connect, learn and grow through a day of networking<br />

and workshops focused on building strong, vibrant<br />

communities and organizations. Time: 7 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Cost:<br />

$20 through March 10, $30 from March 11-22, and $50<br />

for walk-in registration/at the door from March 23-25. For<br />

more information or to register, visit orlando.gov/summit.<br />

n Networking/Clubs<br />

Ongoing — Members Wanted<br />

The West Orange Women seeks females of all ages<br />

to join its group for fun, friendship and philanthropy.<br />

Annual dues are $25. For more information, email<br />

Alice Bergeson, westorangewomen@gmail.com; or visit<br />

www.westorangewomen.com.<br />

March 7, 14, 21 & 28 — Virtual<br />

Toastmasters Meetings<br />

Windermere Toastmasters Club No. 4662754 holds Zoom<br />

meetings. Attendees learn to develop their oral communication<br />

and leadership skills in a supportive and positive<br />

learning environment. Time: Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.<br />

For more information or to request online Zoom meeting<br />

details, visit www.4662754.toastmastersclubs.org and<br />

click “Contact Us.”<br />

March 8, 15, 22 & 29 — Virtual<br />

Toastmasters Meetings<br />

The Turnpike Toastmasters Club holds Zoom meetings.<br />

Time: Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. For more<br />

information or to register for a virtual meeting, visit<br />

2362.toastmastersclubs.org and click “Contact Us” at<br />

least one day before the event.<br />

March 9 — West Orange Republican<br />

Women, Federated Luncheon<br />

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club, 9000 Bay Hill Blvd.,<br />

Orlando, hosts a luncheon of the West Orange<br />

Republican Women, Federated, featuring Tina<br />

Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty. Reservations<br />



International Baccalaureate Diploma & Certificate Program<br />

Collaborations with MIT, The Juilliard School, and UNICEF<br />

100% College Acceptance & Enrollment Rate<br />

Award winning Fine Arts programs<br />

Over 21 Athletic programs for Grade 6 - 12<br />


(407) 905-7737<br />

info@windermereprep.com<br />

windermereprep.com<br />

are required by the Friday before the luncheon. Time:<br />

11:30-1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Cost: $45.<br />

For more information, email info@worwf.org or visit<br />

worwf.org.<br />

March 9, 16, 23 & 30 — Virtual<br />

Thursday Morning Men’s Group<br />

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church hosts a men’s online<br />

group with the Rev. Jad. Time: Thursdays at 7:45 a.m.<br />

via Zoom. For more information or to register, call 407-<br />

876-4991 or visit st.lukes.org/adults.<br />

March 9, 16, 23 & 30 — Virtual<br />

Toastmasters Meetings<br />

The Vista Toastmasters Club holds Zoom meetings.<br />

Time: Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information,<br />

email vistatoastmasters.zoom@gmail.com or visit<br />

www.vistatoastmasters.org.<br />

March 23 — Lead & Feed Networking<br />

Luncheon<br />

Cracker Barrel, 3316 Daniels Road, Winter Garden, hosts<br />

West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Lead & Feed networking<br />

luncheon. Registration is required. Time: 11:30<br />

a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost: $25 in advance, $35 at the door<br />

for WOCC members; $45 for nonmembers. To RSVP,<br />

visit wochamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/<br />

register/2733.<br />

n Support Groups<br />

Ongoing — Hope For Hurting Parents<br />

Support Group Meetings<br />

The Parish Life Center at Holy Family Catholic Church,<br />

5125 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts<br />

Hope for Hurting Parents support group meetings<br />

for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., who<br />

have children of any age who struggle with mental<br />

health issues, self-harm, eating disorders, substance<br />

abuse, gender confusion, suicidal thoughts and more.<br />

Time: first and third Monday of each month from<br />

6-8 p.m. For more information, email Beth Denhof,<br />

bethdenhof@msn.com, or call her at 407-399-5872;<br />

or email Kelly Muscaro, kkmuscaro@aol.com, or call<br />

her at 407-963-5277. For more information, including<br />

resources and book recommendations, visit<br />

www.hopeforhurtingparents.com.<br />



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March 7 & 21 — Virtual Teen Grief<br />

Support Group Meetings<br />

The Cornerstone Hospice Bereavement Team holds virtual<br />

teen grief support group meetings for teens 12-17 struggling<br />

with the loss of a loved one or feeling anxious, upset<br />

or confused because of the pandemic. Groups are free<br />

and open to the public. Registration is required. Time:<br />

first and third Tuesday of each month from 5-6 p.m. For<br />

more information or to register, call 866-742-6655 or visit<br />

www.cornerstonehospice.org.<br />

March 14 — Virtual Support Group<br />

Meetings For Caregivers<br />

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center sponsors<br />

a free support group meeting for caregivers in the Suite<br />

281 Conference Room (next to the south elevators on<br />

the second floor) at Health Central Hospital, 10000 W.<br />

Colonial Drive, Ocoee. Time: second Tuesday of each<br />

month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 407-843-1910<br />

or visit www.adrccares.org.<br />

March 14 & 28 — Mental Health Support<br />

Group Meetings<br />

The second floor of Building B at St. Luke’s United<br />

Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road,<br />

Orlando, hosts free connection and family support group<br />

meetings for individuals affected by mental illness. The<br />

connection support group meets in Room B-204, and<br />

families meet in Room B-206. The 90-minute meeting<br />

is peer-led and helps participants connect with each<br />

other, learn from each other’s experiences, share coping<br />

strategies and offer each other encouragement and<br />

understanding. Time: the second and fourth Tuesday<br />

of each month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call<br />

407-253-1900, email information@namigo.org or visit<br />

www.namigo.org.<br />

March 15 & April 5 — Virtual Teen Talks<br />

Support Group Meetings<br />

The Cornerstone Hospice Bereavement Team holds virtual<br />

teen talks support group meetings for youth 12-17.<br />

Groups are free and open to the public. Registration is<br />

required. Time: first and third Wednesday of each month<br />

from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more information or to register,<br />

call 866-742-6655 or visit www.cornerstonehospice.org.<br />

n Volunteers Needed<br />

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed<br />

My Brother’s Keeper seeks volunteers — especially adult<br />

men (18-older) of color — who can serve as positive role<br />

models and mentor boys and young men of color. For<br />

more information, email Grace, gdearden@vcifl.org, at<br />

Volunteers for Community Impact.<br />

March 21, 23, 24, 30 & April 4 —<br />

Volunteer Judges Needed<br />

Junior Achievement of Central Florida seeks volunteer<br />

judges who can rate student presentations at Ocoee<br />

High School. For more information or to volunteer, email<br />

khammond@jacentralfl.org.<br />

Contributions to Community Bulletin Board are welcome. Please<br />

send information six weeks before the event to P.O. Box 851,<br />

Windermere, FL 34787; call 407-351-1573, option 5; or<br />

email Lisa@kearneypublishing.com. ª

P.O. Box 851<br />

Windermere, FL 34786

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