Family Medicine – Osteopathic Residency

Family Medicine – Osteopathic Residency

About the Program

Welcome

The Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando is among the most progressive in the country. The program enjoys full accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association. Florida Hospital is a member institution of the Center for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) of Nova Southeastern University (NSU); the program is a member program of CEME and NSU.

Philosophy

Founded in the osteopathic tradition, the program integrates the principles of continuity, whole person and family care and maintains a guided philosophy of caring for the mind-body-spirit with attention to its inter-relation in health. Through continuity care at the Center for Family Care - the academic practice for the residency, the Family Medicine Residency Service at the East Orlando campus, home visits and continuity care at local Skilled Nursing Facilities, the program practices and teaches family medicine, striving to achieve the Family Medical Home model. The program integrates behavioral health and osteopathic principles and practice in all aspects of patient care and education.

Residency

The program is three years in duration with a progressive curriculum. The curriculum includes dedicated rotations that meet and exceed Basic Standards for family medicine training. Focused areas of excellence include a very strong inpatient service where residents manage their own patient panels to include intensive care patients under the supervision of core faculty physicians. The program exceeds pediatric requirements and provides outstanding training experiences at both, Florida Hospital East Orlando and Florida Hospital for Children-Walt Disney Pavilion. A dedicated pediatric continuity practice is operated by the residency where residents get additional exposure to primary care pediatrics that augments their own continuity practice. The program offers three years of osteopathic manipulation (OMM) rotations along with an integrated 4 year Family Medicine/Neuromuskuloskeletal Medicine (NMM) track. Residents rotate through both outpatient and inpatient OMM services. Scholarly activity, behavioral health and pharmacy training are delivered through continuity curriculums. The program also offers an international medicine experience with mission trips abroad.

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Brian L. Browning, DO
Director of Medical Education, Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM and NMM+1

Residents have the opportunity to mentor, teach and lead medical students. Florida Hospital is a major clinical campus for several medical schools. The residency faculty hold clinical professor appointments at these schools which include Nova Southeastern University, The University of Central Florida, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton and Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences. Medical students do year long core clerkships at the East Orlando campus, hosted by the residency program.


 

Faculty

of Florida Hospital Medical Education

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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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    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
    Director of Medical Education, Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine, 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
    Associate Director of Medical Education, Associate Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine and NMM
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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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      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
      Director of Medical Education, Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine, 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
      Associate Director of Medical Education, Associate Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine and NMM

Residents

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      Yasmin Mohiuddin, DO
      Chief Resident
      PGY-3
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      Konstantin Alekseyenko, DO
      PGY-3
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      Cristina Alekseyenko, DO
      PGY-3
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      Erin Hutchins, DO
      PGY-3
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      Justin Mahon, DO
      PGY-3
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      Lindsey Chasan, DO
      PGY-2
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      Katelyn Meade, DO
      PGY-2
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      Erica Mirigliani, DO
      PGY-2
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      Amanda Nadeau, DO
      PGY-2
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      Nikole Stephens, DO
      PGY-2
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      Amy Williams, DO
      PGY-2
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      Dolor Akpore, DO
      PGY-1
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      Jubeth Burlison, DO
      PGY-1
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      Jason Faucheux, DO
      PGY-1
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      Ji Eun Kim, DO
      PGY-1
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      Krystle Morris, DO
      PGY-1
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      Daniel Moses, DO
      PGY-1
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      Tracy Nogle, DO
      PGY-1
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      Yasmin Mohiuddin, DO
      Chief Resident
      PGY-3
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      Konstantin Alekseyenko, DO
      PGY-3
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      Cristina Alekseyenko, DO
      PGY-3
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      Erin Hutchins, DO
      PGY-3
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      Justin Mahon, DO
      PGY-3
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      Lindsey Chasan, DO
      PGY-2
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      Katelyn Meade, DO
      PGY-2
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      Erica Mirigliani, DO
      PGY-2
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      Amanda Nadeau, DO
      PGY-2
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      Nikole Stephens, DO
      PGY-2
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      Amy Williams, DO
      PGY-2
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      Dolor Akpore, DO
      PGY-1
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      Jubeth Burlison, DO
      PGY-1
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      Jason Faucheux, DO
      PGY-1
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      Ji Eun Kim, DO
      PGY-1
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      Krystle Morris, DO
      PGY-1
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      Daniel Moses, DO
      PGY-1
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      Tracy Nogle, DO
      PGY-1

Curriculum

Rotation Schedule
  • FMRS 8 Weeks
  • CC 4 Weeks
  • Nights 6 Weeks
  • Surgery 4 Weeks
  • Ortho 4 Weeks
  • Peds 8 Weeks
  • Vacation 2 Weeks
  • OB 4 Weeks
  • Pharm 2 Weeks
  • OMM 4 Weeks
  • GYN 2 Weeks
  • EM 4 Weeks
  • FMRS 8 Weeks
  • Nights 4 Weeks
  • Peds 6 Weeks
  • Gyn 2 Weeks
  • Sports Med 2 Weeks
  • OMM 2 Weeks
  • Med Select 2 Weeks
  • Elective 8 Weeks
  • Geriatrics 4 Weeks
  • AR/PM 4 Weeks
  • Vacation 2 Weeks
  • Comm Med 2 Weeks
  • ENT 2 Weeks
  • Pharm 2 Weeks
  • Cardio 2 Weeks
  • FMRS 8 Weeks
  • Nights 2 Weeks
  • OMM 2 Weeks
  • Peds 8 Weeks
  • OB/Gyn 4 Weeks
  • EM 4 Weeks
  • AR 4 Weeks
  • Urology 2 Weeks
  • Optho 2 Weeks
  • Vacation 2 Weeks
  • Geriatrics 2 Weeks
  • Elective 10 Weeks
  • Surg Selective 2 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 in health. Through continual care at the Center for Family Care, the academics practice for the residency. The Family Medicine Residency is based at the East Orlando campus, with home visits and continuity care at local Skilled Nursing Facilities. The program practices and teaches family medicine, striving to achieve the Family Medical Home model. We integrate behavioral health and osteopathic principles and practice in all aspects of patient care and education.

To accomplish this, we train physicians to apply all current methods of medical care. In addition, 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. Through application of this philosophy, residents develop as competent, confident, life-long learners, who can provide high-quality, comprehensive medical care for the whole person.

Electronic Medical Record System:
Documentation of patient care is done using an “Electronic Medical Record” or EMR called EPIC. EpicCare© is the most successful Ambulatory EMR in the healthcare IT industry with proven features that streamline care processes, improve community-wide health and strengthen the patient-provider relationship. EpicCare© replaces the traditional paper chart, freeing users from the hassles associated with incomplete or missing information and ensuring that care is well coordinated when patients are referred to different providers for treatment. Efficient workflows and an intuitive user interface encourage physician adoption and contribute to ongoing success.
EpicCare© is inherently flexible, accommodating specialty providers and facilities while ensuring that clinical information is stored in a seamless ambulatory care record. An active clinical decision support system works at every point of the care process to minimize medical errors, encourage formulary compliance, ensure that patients receive recommended health maintenance and disease management services, and allow for the accurate and effective evaluation of practice data and outcomes.

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 AOA match through the National Matching Service (NMS). 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 18-resident program.

18 positions are 6-6-6 (Traditional Family Medicine).

We additionally offer 2, PGY4 (plus 1) positions in NMM.

Apply Here

If interested in the (+1) NMM position please apply through our link provided on our (+1) NMM program page.

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 201 Orlando, FL 32822