Florida Hospital Medical Group (FHMG) and FOX 35 WOFL have teamed up for Florida Hospital House Calls! Each week, one of our primary care or specialty physicians practicing here in Central Florida will be providing important health information to FOX 35 viewers and website visitors.
Listeners get the latest information on topics like weight loss, sleep disorders, pediatric recommendations, holistic and internal medicine, GERD and more. You can browse all our Healthy Living Housecalls below.
11/12/2018- Vascular Health, Dr. Alan Wladis
Alan Wladis, MD, FACS is a board-certified vascular surgeon and registered vascular technologist with the Vascular Institute of Florida, with offices next to Florida Hospital Orlando. He has years of experience providing the most advanced treatments for arterial and venous disorders via minimally invasive and nonsurgical methods.
11/05/2018- Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Richard Pratley
In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Richard Pratley will shed light on the number of people diagnosed locally, prevention tips and the latest treatment options during Florida Hospital House Calls on Fox 35 on Monday, November 5th at 8am.
Richard Pratley, MD is a board-certified internal medicine physician and a nationally recognized diabetes expert with advanced training in gerontology, geriatrics and clinical physiology and metabolism. He sees patients at the Florida Diabetes and Endocrine Center in Orlando and The Villages while also serving as the Medical Director of the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute and as a senior scientist in diabetes research for Florida Hospital.
10/15/2018- Flu Season, Dr. Timothy Hendrix
Dr. Timothy Hendrix has been part of the Centra Care Family since 1994. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from Loma Linda University and completed his Family Practice Residency at Florida Hospital.
10/08/2018- Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Lisa Minton
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Lisa Minton will discuss the latest developments in breast cancer detection and treatments on Monday, October 8th during Florida Hospital House Calls on Fox 35.
Lisa Minton, MD is board certified in general surgery with a specialty in breast care. She combines 20 years of clinical expertise and the most current surgical techniques with a passion to help patients return to good health and lead full, active lifestyles.
09/24/2018- National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Vipul Patel
In honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Vipul Patel will explain when men should get screened along with life-saving surgeries on Monday, September 21st, at 8am during Florida Hospital House Calls on Fox 35.
Vipul Patel, MD is a leading surgeon in the field of robotic-assisted surgery. He is considered one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the world and has developed robotic surgery techniques that have helped improve patient outcomes and patient care.
09/17/2018- Cholesterol Month, Dr. Eddie Needham
September is cholesterol month - do you know your numbers? Dr. Eddie Needham will discuss tips on how to stay in healthy ranges during Florida Hospital House Calls on Fox 35 on Monday, September 17th.
Dr. Eddie Needham is a board-certified family medicine physician and the director of the Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.
09/10/2018- Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Fouad Hajjar
Join us on Monday, September 10th at 8am for Florida Hospital House Calls on Fox 35 as our very own Dr. Fouad Hajjar will discuss new and innovative treatments that will help us shed light during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Fouad Hajjar, MD is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology and oncology. He has over 20 years of experience, including serving as the co-director of the Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Diseases at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.
08/20/2018- National Immunization Month, Dr. Eddie Needham
August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Dr. Eddie Needham will discuss benefits, common myths and more during Florida Hospital House Calls on Fox 35 WOFL on Monday, August 20th at 8am.
Dr. Eddie Needham is a board-certified family medicine physician and the director of the Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.
08/06/2018- Spine Health, Dr. Chetan Patel
Chetan Patel, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and spine specialist who is the Medical Director and founder of the Spine Health Institute in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
07/23/2018- eCare, Dr. Timothy Hendrix
How cool would it be to have a doctor's appointment from the comfort of your own home? Dr. Timothy Hendrix will talk about how you can make an appointment with our virtual physician care app (eCare) during Florida Hospital House Calls on Monday, July 23rd at 8am on Fox 35 WOFL.
07/09/2018- Scoliosis, Dr. Raymund Woo
Raymund Woo, MD is a board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating children with deformities of the spine and limbs as well as growth plate injuries, neuromuscular disorders, neurofibromatosis and a wide variety of sports injuries.
06/18/2018- National Hernia Awareness Month, Dr. Bill Huether
William L. Huether III, MD, FACS is a board-certified general surgeon with special interests in minimally invasive and robotic surgeries including laparoscopic anti-reflux, hernia repair and gallbladder surgery.
06/11/2018- Summer Safety, Dr. Kathy Rasmussen
Dr. Rasmussen is a highly experienced pediatrician, internist and obesity medicine physician who completed her residency training at Tufts University/Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.
05/21/2018- Back Pain, Dr. Christopher Baker
Dr. Christopher Baker will talk about back pain, when to see a doctor and how robotic advancements are changing the way he treats patients during Florida Hospital House Calls on Monday, May 21st at 9am on Fox35 WOFL.
05/07/2018- Brain Tumor Awareness Month, Dr. Herbert Newton
May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Herbert Newton, our neuro-oncologist, will talk about risk factors, symptoms and treatments during Florida Hospital House Calls on Monday, May 7th at 9am on Fox 35 WOFL.
Herbert Newton, MD, FAAN is a board certified neuro-oncologist and neurologist who has over 30 years of experience in his field. Dr. Newton earned his medical degree as well as a Master of Science from SUNY-Buffalo Medical School in Buffalo, NY.
04/16/2018- Donate Life Month, Dr. Cynthia Gries
As we continue to recognize Donate Life Month, Dr. Cynthia Gries, our medical director of lung transplant, discussed why some people need transplants along with the importance of becoming an organ donor during Florida Hospital House Calls on Fox 35 WOFL. This was aired on Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 9am.
Dr. Gries joins the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she served as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Immunology. Cynthia Gries, MD received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
04/02/2018- Pediatric Organ Transplant, Dr. Regino Gonzalez-Peralta
Regino Gonzalez-Peralta, MD, is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist with additional board certification in pediatric transplant hepatology. Prior to joining our group, he served as a tenured pediatrics professor, assistant dean and director of pediatric hepatology at the University of Florida and concurrently served as a pediatric hepatologist at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
03/19/2018- Trends In Colorectal Cancer, Dr. Maryam Kashi
Maryam Kashi, DO is board certified in gastroenterology and fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi. Dr. Kashi is the Medical Director of endoscopy at Florida Hospital Orlando and was recognized for three consecutive years in the Orlando “Top Doc” awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
03/05/2018- Colorectal Cancer Awareness, Dr. John Monson
Dr. John Monson, fellowship trained in colon and rectal surgery, surgical oncology, and vascular surgery joins the Orlando colorectal medical team at the Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery and has been appointed to be the Executive Director for Colorectal Surgery at Florida Hospital.
02/19/18- Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Matthew Zussman
Matthew Zussman, MD, MS is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist who is fellowship-trained in pediatric and congenital interventional cardiology.
02/5/18- Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment, Dr. Rohit Bhatheja
Rohit Bhatheja, MD, FACC is an award-winning cardiologist with board certification in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and internal medicine.
01/29/18- Cervical Health Awareness Month, Dr. Angel Gonzalez-Rios
Angel Gonzalez, MD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Gonzalez received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma deSinaloa.
01/08/18- Healthy New Year's Resolutions, Dr. Christopher Buelvas
Dr. Christopher Buelvas, MD, MBA, MHA is a board-certified family medicine physician experienced in caring for patients of all ages in office and hospital settings. He obtained his medical degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine.
12/18/17- Why Diets Don't Work, Dr. Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith, MD is a board certified bariatric surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery to treat obesity and metabolic-related health issues. Dr. Smith received his medical degree from UMDNJ Robert Wood Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Alabama Hospital.
12/4/2017- Pediatric Sports Injuries, Dr. Sean Keyes
Dr. Sean Keyes is board eligible in orthopedic surgery with advanced training in pediatric orthopedic surgery. Dr. Keyes received his medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, and went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Ohio.
11/20/2017- GERD Awareness Week, Dr. Maryam Kashi
Maryam Kashi, DO, is board certified in gastroenterology and fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi. Dr. Kashi is the Medical Director of endoscopy at Florida Hospital Orlando and was recognized for three consecutive years in the Orlando “Top Doc” awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
11/06/2017- Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Francisco Correa
Francisco Correa, MD, FACE, is a board-certified endocrinologist and internal medicine physician with nearly two decades of experience in nationally recognized hospitals and clinics.
10/23/2017- Women's Health, Dr. Mary Langenstroer
Mary Langenstroer, MD is a board-certified OB-GYN and Junior Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists with advanced skills in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery.
10/09/17- Breast Cancer Survivorship, Dr. Olga Ivanov
Olga Ivanov, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained breast surgeon at Florida Breast Health Specialists and the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Florida Hospital Celebration Health
9/25/17- Ovarian Cancer Awareness, Dr. Nathalie McKenzie
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Nathalie McKenzie will talk about symptoms and treatments during Florida Hospital House Calls at 9am on Fox 35.
Juan Omana, MD, is a board certified general surgeon with advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques and clinical research. He received his medical degree from the Universidad de Montemorelos in Mexico before relocating to New York where he completed his residencies and fellowships, including a prestigious clinical research fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Nathan Falk, is board certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine, and a member of the academic program at Centre for Family Medicine.
Michael Seidman, is board certified in otolaryngology and neurotology. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan. After a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Seidman completed a fellowship in Otologic/Neurotologic and Skull Base Surgery at the Silverstein Ear Research Foundation.
Diahann Alleyne, MD, is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Alleyne received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. She completed her residency at Mount Sinai at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and was a National Health Service Corp Scholar.
Dr. William Felix, MD, CAQSM is a sports medicine physician with board certification in emergency medicine. He provides non-surgical orthopedic care including evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, platelet-rich plasma therapy, regenerative medicine and prolotherapy to patients of all ages and abilities.
Dr. Indira Abraham-Pratt is a licensed psychologist specializing in the psychological aspects of weight management problems in children.
Dr. Chetan Patel, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and spine specialist who is the Medical Director and founder of the Spine Health Institute in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Dr. Keith Kim is board certified in general surgery with advanced training in bariatric surgery. He is the Medical Director at the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, a nationally and internationally recognized practice for its dedication to comprehensive care and state-of-the-art treatments.
Dr. Laird is a board-certified geriatrician who specializes in helping patients with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and dementia disorders at Florida Hospital's Centre for Senior Health in Winter Park.
Dr. Oh, is a board-certified family medicine physician with special expertise in sleep medicine including treatments for sleep apnea, insomnia and other disorders.
Dr. Monson, fellowship trained in colon and rectal surgery, surgical oncology, and vascular surgery joins the Orlando colorectal medical team at the Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery and has been appointed to be the Executive Director for Colorectal Surgery at Florida Hospital.
Dr. Constant-Peter is a board-certified family medicine physician with more than a decade of experience. Listen in as she discusses the benefits of choosing a Primary Care Doctor.