Family Medicine – Osteopathic Residency

Family Medicine – Osteopathic Residency

About the Program

Our Commitment to Osteopathic Family Medicine

Our mission is to train osteopathic Family Physicians that excel in their medical knowledge, clinical practice, professionalism, commitment to life-long learning, and service and leadership in their communities. We promote this development in an environment grounded in our osteopathic heritage, caring for the mind-body-sprint and promoting whole person and whole family care. We are ACGME accredited with Osteopathic Recognition, and we continue to maintain our American Osteopathic Association Accreditation.

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Kamini Geer, MD
Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine


 

Faculty

of Florida Hospital Medical Education

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    Pallavi Deliwala, MD
    Associate Director for Pediatrics
    Pallavi Deliwala, MD Associate Director for Pediatrics Associate Professor of Family Medicine Dr. Deliwala has been with the program for 15 years and oversees the pediatrics curriculum for the residency. She attends at the Center for Family Care as well as the hospital. She is a world-traveler and has been to almost every continent!
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    Sonia Madrazo-Rico, MD
    Faculty Pediatrician
    Sonia Rico, MD Associate Director for Pediatrics Associate Professor of Family Medicine Dr. Rico teaches the pediatrics curriculum for the family medicine residency and attends at the Center for family care and the inpatient service. She has been with the program for 20 years. Her personal interests include dining, travel and spending time with her two boys.
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    Timothy Spruill, Ed.D
    Associate Director for Behavioral Sciences, Research & Quality Initiatives
    Timothy Spruill, EdD Associate Director for Behavioral Sciences, Research & Quality Initiatives Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Psychiatry Timothy Spruill earned an M.A. (Counseling Psycology) from George Mason University in 1977. After four years teaching undergraduate psychology, he worked in a psychiatric hospital, while pursuing his EdD in counselor education and counseling psychology at Western Michigan University. Following three years as a rehabilitation psychologist, he became an associate professor in counseling psychology at Andrews University. In 1998, Timothy Spruill accepted his current position as behavioral medicine faculty at Florida Hospital. He joined the FH Medical Staff in 2001 as a consultant to the ED for suicidal patients, and has evaluated over 3,000 patients since. Current research activities involve characteristics of exemplary ER physicians and intimate partner violence screening in the ED. He oversees the behavioral science curriculum for the residency and actively sees patients for counseling at the Center for Family Care and the Emergency Department for acute mental health evaluations. His clinical expertise is in acute intervention psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback among other techniques. He leads research efforts for the residency and facilitates the Quality improvement and scholarly activity curriculum. In his free time, he enjoys football, spending time with his wife and children and reading.
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    Brian L. Browning, DO
    Program Director NMM and NMM+1
    Brian Browning, DO Director for Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Programs Associate Director for Osteopathic Manual Medicine Curriculum Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Osteopathic Manual Medicine Undergraduate: University of Central Florida, BS, Biology Medical School: Nova Southeastern University Residency: Florida Hospital Family Medicine/NMM Integrated Program Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine & American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Dr. Browning is “home-grown.” After completing his clinical rotations at Florida Hospital, he stayed on for residency training and then as faculty. Dr. Browning’s professional interests include inpatient and outpatient OMM, prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, ultrasound-guided joint injections, OMM and Sports Medicine. His personal interests include volleyball, sports and spending time with his family. He lives in Orlando with his wife and two sons.
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    Naz Gandikal, DO
    Assistant Director of Inpatient Services
    Naz Gandikal, DO Assistant Director for Inpatient Services Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Undergraduate: Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences Residency: Florida Hospital Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine Dr. Gandikal’s professional interest is in acute inpatient care. Her focus is on improved outcomes for hospitalized patients, improved communication between settings and academic hospital medicine. Her personal interests include travel, playing the cello, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
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    Richard Margaitis, DO
    Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM & Primary Care Sports Medicine
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    Eileen Conaway, DO
    Core Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM and NMM+1
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    Kamini Geer, MD
    Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine
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    Arlene O'Donnell, DO
    Core Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM and NMM+1
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    Shawn St. Marie, DO
    Faculty Hospitalist
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    Alyaz Somji, DO
    Faculty Hospitalist
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    Edward Jackson, MD
    Medical Director
    Edward Jackson, MD is board certified in family medicine and holds qualifications in geriatrics, hospice and palliative care. He was recognized as one of the top Family Physicians for the state of Michigan in 2008. His efforts in teaching residents and medical students was recognized with the Family Physician Educator of the Year Award, given by the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. He earned his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine of the Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Saginaw Cooperative Hospital in Michigan where he served as faculty and program director. He moved to Florida in 2017 and is the Medical Director for the Center for Family Care. Dr. Jackson continues to active in the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, serving on the Membership committee and is an invited speaker for the Florida and American Academy of Family Physicians. He enjoys traveling, reading SciFi, food and swimming. His practice philosophy is to treat everyone with respect and as a friend. He is very interested in skin procedures but also in end of life care.
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    Shing-Yu Lin, MD
    Clinical Faculty
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      Pallavi Deliwala, MD
      Associate Director for Pediatrics

      Pallavi Deliwala, MD
      Associate Director for Pediatrics
      Associate Professor of Family Medicine

      Dr. Deliwala has been with the program for 15 years and oversees the pediatrics curriculum for the residency. She attends at the Center for Family Care as well as the hospital. She is a world-traveler and has been to almost every continent!

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      Sonia Madrazo-Rico, MD
      Faculty Pediatrician

      Sonia Rico, MD
      Associate Director for Pediatrics
      Associate Professor of Family Medicine

      Dr. Rico teaches the pediatrics curriculum for the family medicine residency and attends at the Center for family care and the inpatient service. She has been with the program for 20 years. Her personal interests include dining, travel and spending time with her two boys.

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      Timothy Spruill, Ed.D
      Associate Director for Behavioral Sciences, Research & Quality Initiatives

      Timothy Spruill, EdD
      Associate Director for Behavioral Sciences, Research & Quality Initiatives
      Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Psychiatry

      Timothy Spruill earned an M.A. (Counseling Psycology) from George Mason University in 1977. After four years teaching undergraduate psychology, he worked in a psychiatric hospital, while pursuing his EdD in counselor education and counseling psychology at Western Michigan University. Following three years as a rehabilitation psychologist, he became an associate professor in counseling psychology at Andrews University. In 1998, Timothy Spruill accepted his current position as behavioral medicine faculty at Florida Hospital. He joined the FH Medical Staff in 2001 as a consultant to the ED for suicidal patients, and has evaluated over 3,000 patients since. Current research activities involve characteristics of exemplary ER physicians and intimate partner violence screening in the ED.

      He oversees the behavioral science curriculum for the residency and actively sees patients for counseling at the Center for Family Care and the Emergency Department for acute mental health evaluations. His clinical expertise is in acute intervention psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback among other techniques. He leads research efforts for the residency and facilitates the Quality improvement and scholarly activity curriculum. In his free time, he enjoys football, spending time with his wife and children and reading.

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      Brian L. Browning, DO
      Program Director NMM and NMM+1

      Brian Browning, DO
      Director for Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Programs
      Associate Director for Osteopathic Manual Medicine Curriculum
      Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Osteopathic Manual Medicine

      Undergraduate: University of Central Florida, BS, Biology
      Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
      Residency: Florida Hospital Family Medicine/NMM Integrated Program
      Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine & American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

      Dr. Browning is “home-grown.” After completing his clinical rotations at Florida Hospital, he stayed on for residency training and then as faculty.
      Dr. Browning’s professional interests include inpatient and outpatient OMM, prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, ultrasound-guided joint injections, OMM and Sports Medicine. His personal interests include volleyball, sports and spending time with his family. He lives in Orlando with his wife and two sons.

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      Naz Gandikal, DO
      Assistant Director of Inpatient Services

      Naz Gandikal, DO
      Assistant Director for Inpatient Services
      Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

      Undergraduate:
      Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
      Residency: Florida Hospital Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency
      Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine

      Dr. Gandikal’s professional interest is in acute inpatient care. Her focus is on improved outcomes for hospitalized patients, improved communication between settings and academic hospital medicine. Her personal interests include travel, playing the cello, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.

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      Richard Margaitis, DO
      Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM & Primary Care Sports Medicine
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      Eileen Conaway, DO
      Core Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM and NMM+1
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      Kamini Geer, MD
      Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine
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      Arlene O'Donnell, DO
      Core Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM and NMM+1
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      Shawn St. Marie, DO
      Faculty Hospitalist
    • fpo1
      Alyaz Somji, DO
      Faculty Hospitalist
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      Edward Jackson, MD
      Medical Director

      Edward Jackson, MD is board certified in family medicine and holds qualifications in geriatrics, hospice and palliative care. He was recognized as one of the top Family Physicians for the state of Michigan in 2008. His efforts in teaching residents and medical students was recognized with the Family Physician Educator of the Year Award, given by the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. He earned his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine of the Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Saginaw Cooperative Hospital in Michigan where he served as faculty and program director. He moved to Florida in 2017 and is the Medical Director for the Center for Family Care. Dr. Jackson continues to active in the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, serving on the Membership committee and is an invited speaker for the Florida and American Academy of Family Physicians. He enjoys traveling, reading SciFi, food and swimming. His practice philosophy is to treat everyone with respect and as a friend. He is very interested in skin procedures but also in end of life care.

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      Shing-Yu Lin, MD
      Clinical Faculty

Residents

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      Amanda Nadeau, DO
      Chief Resident
      PGY-3
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      Amy Williams, DO
      Chief Resident
      PGY-3
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      Lindsey Chasan, DO
      PGY-3
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      Katelyn Meade, DO
      PGY-3
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      Erica Mirigliani, DO
      PGY-3
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      Nikole Stephens, DO
      PGY-3
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      Catilin White, DO
      PGY-3
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      Dolor Akpore, DO
      PGY-2
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      Jubeth Burlison, DO
      PGY-2
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      Jason Faucheux, DO
      PGY-2
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      Ji Eun Kim, DO
      PGY-2
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      Krystle Morris, DO
      PGY-2
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      Daniel Moses, DO
      PGY-2
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      Tracy Nogle, DO
      PGY-2
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      Matthew Wilson, DO
      PGY-2
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      Trudy-Ann Alston, DO
      PGY-1
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      Allison Bardowell, DO
      PGY-1
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      Cory Cosgrave, DO
      PGY-1
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      Chad Hietschold, DO
      PGY-1
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      Daniel Junco, DO
      PGY-1
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      Roberto Leoni, DO
      PGY-1
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      Nathalie Perdomo, DO
      PGY-1
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      Kristin deBerard, DO
      PGY-1
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      Amanda Nadeau, DO
      Chief Resident
      PGY-3
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      Amy Williams, DO
      Chief Resident
      PGY-3
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      Lindsey Chasan, DO
      PGY-3
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      Katelyn Meade, DO
      PGY-3
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      Erica Mirigliani, DO
      PGY-3
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      Nikole Stephens, DO
      PGY-3
    • fpo1
      Catilin White, DO
      PGY-3
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      Dolor Akpore, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Jubeth Burlison, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Jason Faucheux, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Ji Eun Kim, DO
      PGY-2
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      Krystle Morris, DO
      PGY-2
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      Daniel Moses, DO
      PGY-2
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      Tracy Nogle, DO
      PGY-2
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      Matthew Wilson, DO
      PGY-2
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      Trudy-Ann Alston, DO
      PGY-1
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      Allison Bardowell, DO
      PGY-1
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      Cory Cosgrave, DO
      PGY-1
    • fpo1
      Chad Hietschold, DO
      PGY-1
    • fpo1
      Daniel Junco, DO
      PGY-1
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      Roberto Leoni, DO
      PGY-1
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      Nathalie Perdomo, DO
      PGY-1
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      Kristin deBerard, DO
      PGY-1

Curriculum

Rotation Schedule
  • Inpatient Family Medicine 14 Weeks
  • Critical Care 4 Weeks
  • General Surgery 4 Weeks
  • Orthopedics 4 Weeks
  • Inpatient Pediatrics 4 Weeks
  • Newborn Nursey 4 Weeks
  • Inpatient Obstertrics 4 Weeks
  • Pharmacy 2 Weeks
  • Inpatient and Ambulatory Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Ambulatory Gynecology 2 Weeks
  • Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Inpatient Family Medicine 12 Weeks
  • Inpatient Pediatrics 2 Weeks
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics 4 Weeks
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology 4 Weeks
  • Sports Medicine 2 Weeks
  • Inpatient and Ambulatory Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Ambulatory Family Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Geriatrics 4 Weeks
  • Practice Management 2 Weeks
  • Community Medicine 2 Weeks
  • ENT 2 Weeks
  • Pharmacy 2 Weeks
  • Cardiology 2 Weeks
  • Elective 4 Weeks
  • Inpatient Family Medicine 10 Weeks
  • Inpatient and Ambulatory Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 2 Weeks
  • Practice Management 2 Weeks
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics 4 Weeks
  • Ambulatory Gynecology 2 Weeks
  • Emergency Medicine 2 Weeks
  • Pediatrics Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Ambulatory Family Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Urology 2 Weeks
  • Ophthalmology 2 Weeks
  • Geriatrics 4 Weeks
  • Elective 10 Weeks

Founded in the osteopathic tradition, the program integrates the principles of continuity, whole person, and family care, maintaining a guided philosophy of caring for the mind-body-spirit with attention to its relation to health. Our curriculum is designed to train our residents to become osteopathic family physicians who can provide high-quality, comprehensive medical care for the whole person.

Teaching Sites

The Center for Family Care is the residency academic practice, where residents have their continuity clinic over their three years. This clinic offers a diverse patient population, and the equipment to perform outpatient family medicine procedures. Specialty clinics, such as the injection clinic and skin clinic, offer residents further specialized procedure training. The program offers three years of osteopathic manipulation (OMM) rotations along with OMM integrated into resident continuity clinics. A dedicated pediatric continuity practice is operated by the residency where residents get additional exposure to primary care pediatrics to augment their own continuity practice.

Florida Hospital East Orlando is the inpatient teaching site for the family medicine program. It is a 300-bed community hospital, including an 80 bed adult ED and 12 bed pediatric ED That conducts over 120,000 patient visits annually. Residents manage their own patients on the family medicine service under the supervision of core faculty and are taught by medical and surgical specialists who have a dedicated teaching relationship with our residency program.

Other teaching sites include Florida Hospital for Women, Florida Hospital for Children, Florida Hospital Winter Park, and several area nursing homes.

Academic Time 

We teach maximization of the body's inherent anatomic and physiologic capabilities to restore and maintain health. We teach that spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being are just as important as physical health. Dedicated Wednesday afternoon didactics are offered for residents to develop as competent, confident, life-long learners. Evidence based didactics are conducted by core faculty and invited guest speakers. Built into didactics are special sessions, including behavioral health, geriatrics, and simulation sessions in Florida Hospital East's Sim Lab.

Call

There is night float coverage on the family medicine inpatient service. Weekends are covering by a rotating call system.

Opportunities

The program also offers the opportunity for an international medicine experience with mission trips abroad and working with local underserved populations through the Community Medicine Clinic. Residents also can serve as game Physicians at home games for the Orlando Solar Bears and for local high schools.

Research

Eligibility

What You'll Need

  1. Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from an AOA-accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine
  2. Passed Part I and Part II of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)
  3. Personal interview with this program
  4. Proof of US citizenship

Sample Resident Agreement

Eligibility & Selection Policy

The program participates in the ACGME match through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Applications will only be accepted through the match process.

Benefits

We’ll Take Care of You

CME Allowance

OGME-1 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $250.

OGME-2 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $800.

OGME-3 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $1300.

OGME-4 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $1750.

Professional Fees

Florida State Medical License and DEA license fees. The cost of certification classes such as ACLS, PALS, BLS, NRP are covered as necessary for meeting program requirements.

For more information on the many benefits offered across all programs, click here.

Application Process

Join Our Resident Team

The Family Medicine residency is an 24-resident program.

24 Positions are 8-8-8 (Traditional Family Medicine)

Apply Here

Directions

  • From the airport:
    Head South on Semoran Blvd (State Road 436) Turn right onto Lake Underhill Rd
  • From the Tampa area:
    Take I-4 East to Orlando Take 408 East Exit (#82A) (Toll Road $1.25) Take Goldenrod Rd Exit (#16) Turn right onto Goldenrod Rd Turn left onto Lake Underhill Rd
  • From the Daytona area:
    Take I-4 West to Tampa Take 408 East Exit (#82A) (Toll Road $1.25) Take Goldenrod Rd Exit (#16) Turn right onto Goldenrod Rd Turn left onto Lake Underhill Rd

Celina Diaz

Residency Coordinator

407-303-8683407-303-8659 7975 Lake Underhill Road Suite 210 Orlando, FL 32822