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Orlando Health Choose Health Magazine Issue 1

Premiere Issue of the New Orlando Health Choose Health Magazine




Lisa’s Breast Cancer
Survival Story

Coping with Tragedy

Health Education
Classes & Programs



I choose the experience ChooseHealth
and skill of a board-certified AUTUMN 2016
I choose Orlando Health. healthy

At Orlando Health Imaging Guide
Centers, our skilled physicians use
the most sophisticated imaging Lisa’s Breast Cancer
tools available, providing highly Survival Story
detailed images that lead to
an accurate diagnosis. We are Coping with Tragedy
accredited by the American
College of Radiology and all Health Education
screenings are evaluated by Classes & Programs
board-certified radiologists.
To learn more about our services
or to make an appointment,
call 407.331.9355 or visit us at INAUGURAL ISSUE
Orlando Health Imaging Centers are fully
accredited by the American College Diane Robinson, PhD
of Radiology and the FDA. Neuropsychologist at Orlando Health
No hospital fees.
Alix Casler, MD, FAAP
Chief of Pediatrics,

Orlando Health Physician Associates


Cristiano Jodicke, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist,
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Danny Betancourt
Service Line Marketing Manager
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Rod James
Manager, Brand Marketing

Erica Baghrzadeh
Service Line Marketing Manager
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Lauren Popeck, RD, LD/N
Registered and Licensed Dietitian Orlando Health

Marisa Sanchez
Brand Marketing Specialist

Lisa Cooper, RD
Registered and Licensed Dietitian Orlando Health

Kim Marcum
Director, Strategic Communications

Tracy Choroco
Director, Foundation Communications


Beth Smith
Manager, Community Relations

Amie Russell, MS, ACSM EP-CI
Manager, Wellness Services

Jennifer Foley
Manager, Brand Management

Lisa Nickchen
Marketing Content Communication Specialist

Diana (Didi) Lomont
Digital Content Strategist



We are excited to share
the inaugural issue of
Orlando Health Choose
Health magazine with
you. Our goal is to provide

you with tools you can use
to best care for yourself and
your family. Inside, you’ll find
informative articles, helpful
tips and nutritious recipes – all
from the experts at Orlando
Health. We hope you find them
beneficial on your journey to
choosing health.


4 Things to Know About Women’s Health
New Food Labels
18 & 19

Healthy Holiday Coping with Tragedy
Guide 7 – 13
26 & 27

Zika Virus: Upcoming Classes,
What You Should Know Programs & Events

6 28 – 32

Lisa’s Breast Cancer Community Good
Survival Story
16 & 17



4 Things

to know about

Food Labels

By Lisa Cooper, RD
Registered and Licensed Dietitian at Orlando Health

After 20 years, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) is

changing the nutrition labels you
see on packaged foods to reflect

how Americans actually eat.

The new labeling highlights how much
added sugar is in food products and adjusts
serving sizes to reflect the fact that most
Americans eat more than one serving of
food in a sitting. The changes to nutritional
labels will begin to appear on products in
July 2018, and the FDA hopes the changes
will help consumers be more informed
about what they eat.


Added Sugars Here’s what you Serving Sizes
are Now Included should know: Have Been Updated

Added sugars soon will be included on The existing serving size requirements

the label, listed in both grams and as a haven’t been updated in about 23 years.

percent of the Daily Value (how much a With the new labeling, a serving of soda will

specific nutrient in one serving of food change from 8 ounces to 12 ounces, which is

contributes to a 2,000-calorie diet). The the amount typically consumed in one sitting.

FDA defines added sugars as syrups, honey A label on a 20-ounce soda will show the
and concentrated juices that are added entire bottle as 1 serving providing 240
during processing. The definition does not calories and 130 percent of the recommended
include natural sugars found in foods such added sugar for the day. This change will help
as fruit or dairy. Listing added sugars can consumers easily identify the calorie impact
help diabetics identify carbohydrate foods of larger packages such as “grab bag” chips,
with low nutritional value by separating out 20-ounce sodas and large candy bars.
added sugars from the naturally occurring

carbohydrates in the product. For example, Larger Font
consumers will be able to recognize the on the Labeling
difference between the naturally occurring
sugar (lactose) in yogurt and the extra added To help consumers be more aware of the
sugars. It’s important to include added nutrients in packaged foods, the font size on
sugars on nutrition labels because research nutrition labels also will change. The FDA is
has shown they are associated with an increasing the font size for calories, serving
increased risk of weight gain, Type 2 diabetes size and servings per container. Making these
and cardiovascular disease. The label will items more visible could enable consumers to
guide consumers to limit sugar to less than make better choices before they put a product
10 percent of their calories or 50 grams, which is equivalent to in their grocery cart.

about 12 teaspoons of sugar. By making this addition, the FDA Different Nutrient Information
is helping Americans become more aware of the added sugar in
their favorite packaged foods. Seeing this on the label may cause Another key change: The list of required nutrients also will be
many to think twice about consuming a product high in sugar. updated. While calcium and iron will remain, Vitamins A and C
no longer will be required (although manufacturers voluntarily

can include this information). Vitamin D and potassium will be

added. Total fat, saturated fat and trans fat will remain on the

label, but the FDA is removing “Calories from Fat” from the label

because it says this type of fat that people consume has more of

an effect on their diet than the amount of calories.

The bottom line: The new food labels coming in 2018 will provide information that can help
Americans make better choices for their diets and long-term health.



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By Cristiano Jodicke, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

The Zika virus, most commonly spread by the Aedes species mosquito, is affecting
Florida for several reasons. First, our year-round tropical weather provides ideal living
and breeding conditions for the Aedes mosquito, which is most active during daylight.
Many Florida residents also visit and vacation in Caribbean and South American
countries with current Zika outbreaks, and may become infected that way. Because
Central Florida sees record tourism numbers every year, infected travelers arriving here
could contribute to Zika’s spread. While state and federal agencies work to combat the

virus, here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and your family.

What Infection How to Protect Yourself
While everyone may want to protect themselves against Zika,
The biggest threat Zika poses is to all pregnant women living in or traveling to Florida should
pregnant women. If infected by a especially follow these precautions issued by the Centers for
mosquito with Zika or by having sex Disease Control and Prevention(CDC):
with an infected partner, a pregnant
woman can pass Zika to her fetus, Cover up. Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.
causing microcephaly and other
severe fetal brain defects. Use insect repellent. Yes! It is safe. When used as directed,
insect repellent is the BEST way to protect yourself from
All women who are pregnant or who mosquito bites. Higher percentages of active ingredients
are planning a pregnancy should talk provide longer-lasting protection. Active ingredients include
with their doctor about minimizing picaridin, DEET and IR3535.
their infection risks.
Treat your clothing with permethrin, a form of insect
Only 20 percent of people who repellant.
contract the virus will have
symptoms, which include headache, Stay and sleep in screened-in or air-conditioned rooms.
fever, rash, joint pain and pink eyes
that may last for several days to a Avoid traveling to areas with active outbreaks of the virus.
week. If you recently have traveled to
a Zika-affected area and have any of Remove any standing water from around your home or
these symptoms, see a doctor right treat it with standing-water treatment tabs.
away to confirm a diagnosis. Getting
tested for the virus may help prevent Use condoms or abstain from having sex. Zika can
the spread of infection and protect be passed through sex by a partner before, during and after
pregnant women from the virus’s symptoms appear.
serious long-term complications.
With a staff of skilled maternal-fetal medicine and infectious
disease specialists, Orlando Health is equipped to deal with a
potential Zika outbreak and to help prevent the spread of the
disease locally. For more information about the Zika virus, visit
the CDC website at


healthy & Recipes




By Lauren Popeck, RD, LD/N Registered and Licensed Dietitian at Orlando Health Shopping for
Slow Release Carbs
Choose Wisely. For Americans,
The following are
November is a month of contrasts. On great examples of
one hand, we celebrate the abundance of carbohydrates that are
Thanksgiving with a huge meal, and on the absorbed slowly by
other, we are cautioned against the health the body, which means
risks of eating too much with November’s they will keep you full
designation as National Diabetes Month. while helping to prevent
chronic disease.
That contradiction can’t be ignored here in Central Florida, where diabetes is a top health concern.
A recent Community Health Needs Assessment identified diabetes as the number one health risk Sweet Potatoes
for Orange County residents and the number two risk in Seminole County.
Winter Squash
To turn the tables on diabetes, I recommend a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in
fat and added sugar, and moderate in calories. (See our recipes on pages 12 & 13) While those with Spinach
diabetes must pay close attention to their food choices, a diabetes-friendly diet is healthy for anyone.
The holidays are a time to enjoy family, friends
and good food. This year, add some healthy eating Cauliflower
habits. Here are a couple of helpful tips:
It’s best to limit highly refined
carbohydrates, such as white bread, pasta, Quinoa

rice, soda and snack foods, in favor of the slow- Beans
release carbs found in sweet potatoes, winter
squash, quinoa, beans and lentils. These complex Lentils
carbs are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, and
help keep blood-sugar levels even because they
are digested more slowly. They also provide lasting
energy and help you stay full longer.

Be smart about sweets. Eating a

diabetes-friendly diet doesn’t mean eliminating
sugar altogether. The key is choosing wisely. Eat
sweets with a meal rather than as a stand-alone
snack. Eaten alone, sweets cause your blood sugar
to spike, but when consumed with other healthy
foods such as yogurt and nuts, your blood sugar
won’t rise as quickly.


By Amie Russell, M.S., ACSM EP-CI, Manager, Wellness Services at Orlando Health

Keep Moving. Take advantage of holiday shopping.

Instead of dealing with the hassle of finding a parking space

During the holiday season, close to the shopping center, park farther away and walk. If the
routines often go out the window. shopping center has an escalator and stairs, choose the stairs for
Diet? What’s that? Sleep? Pass an extra activity boost. Additionally, commit to a walk around the
the coffee, please. Exercise? shopping center before you begin looking for holiday gifts.

Pass on screen time, workout instead.

Research suggests that one of the worst things you can do for

Who has time? Don’t fret about your overall health is to be sedentary. If you have to give up
not having time for exercise this something to meet your holiday commitments, skip the screen
time instead of the exercise. If you have a tradition of watching

holiday season. Log your exercise particular shows during the holidays, exercise during the
minutes while you enjoy the commercials. You’d be surprised by how many exercise minutes
you can accumulate!

holidays with these tips. What you are already doing counts.

Did you vacuum the entire house before guests arrived? Did you

spend an afternoon stringing lights outside? Think about the extra

work you put in over the holidays – from spending hours on your

feet cooking to bringing down boxes of decorations from the attic.

When you ask yourself if you are getting enough exercise over the

holiday season, don’t forget to consider these activities!

It’s not necessarily how hard or how often you exercise over the
holidays, but how consistent you are with your activity. Keeping
yourself active on a regular basis, regardless of the activity, and
being mindful of the food you eat will help limit the holiday
weight gain.

For more health tips, visit



By Orlando Health Editorial Staff

Beating the Holiday Blues. We tend to think

of the holidays as a time of joy and merriment, but
for many, the reality can be quite the opposite.

Feelings of anxiety and depression during the holidays are And for nearly 44 million American adults who already live with
more common than you may realize, with about 64 percent of mental illness, the holiday season can feel especially daunting.
Americans experiencing “Holiday Blues” each year, according to
the National Alliance on Mental Health. Dr. Gilbert Tamakloe, Medical Director at Orlando Health says,
“The ‘holiday blues,’ as some call it, can be a challenging period
“Our past experiences and interactions with others can be for some people. It may be partly due to recurrent depression,
the source of good times or sadness and that will color our the time of year, life’s stressor or seasonal changes. When these
perceptions during the holidays. Our health, finances and feelings occur, it is important to talk to your doctor or therapist
relations can elevate or deflate our mood and motivation,” says and get some help.”
Dr. Marcial Serrano, Psychiatrist at Orlando Health.

Mentally Prepare. Remember, trying

to achieve the “Hallmark” holiday is an
unrealistic expectation. Find joy in the
present moment, set realistic goals, be
flexible, and focus on accepting yourself
and your loved ones. You can improve your
mental outlook for the holidays by:

• Making a financial plan to avoid over-extending.

• Preparing to set boundaries and limits with others.

• Staying connected to a healthy support system rather than
isolating yourself.

• Writing in a journal about your feelings as they pertain to the
holidays, and trying to identify what your challenges will be.

• Avoiding alcoholic beverages, which act as a depressant and can
worsen depressive symptoms.

• Taking time to exercise.

• Getting adequate sleep and as much exposure to natural light as

• Pacing your intake of holiday sweets. The extra fats and sugars
affect your mood and zap your energy.

To contact one of our behavioral health physicians, please call 407.262.2220.

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By Diane Robinson, PhD, Neuropsychologist at Orlando Health

7 Healthy Ways to Diffuse Stress

The last two months of the year are Manage expectations. Ask family and 4
crammed with holidays that can stress out
even the most mellow among us. Aside friends for gift suggestions within your price range,
from the emotional toll stress takes, it also then shop during off-peak hours when there are fewer
affects our health. crowds and shorter lines.

5 Watch your budget. Create a shopping
budget you can live within. Consider budget-friendly
gifts that will have meaning to your friends and family,
To help you have a more enjoyable holiday season,try these
seven stressbusters. whether it’s a handcrafted item or something with

sentimental value.

Take a deep breath. A simple technique to help Take a hike. Actually all you need is a quick walk to 6

1 you stay in the present, instead of worrying about the relieve some of the tension building up in your muscles.
future, is to slow down your breathing. Bringing your
breath into a slower cycle signals to your body that you Walking helps your body produce endorphins — your body’s
are in control and signals your brain to stop releasing the
cascade of stress chemicals. feeling good chemical.

2 Plan ahead. Set boundaries on your time and 7 Squeeze in some vitamin C.
availability during the holidays. Try to say yes to what When women are stressed, their bodies
will bring you joy and no to what will cause you stress. metabolize at a slower rate, according to recent
research. Instead of indulging in those high-calorie
Be gentle. Stop pressuring 3 comfort foods, try foods high in vitamin C,
such as blueberries and oranges.
yourself to get everything right. Be
flexible and speak to yourself with
acceptance and loving kindness.

stress weakens
our immune system
and can compromise
the digestive system.



Tomato Crostini

Ingredients: Makes 6 Servings

2 cups sliced Mini San Marzano tomatoes
OR chopped Plumb tomatoes

1 tbsp fresh Parsley, chopped

1/2 tbsp fresh Tarragon, nipped into small pieces

1-1/2 tbsp White Balsamic Glaze

Pinch of Salt

healthy Ground Pepper

Whether it’s fresh appetizers or sweet treats that Baguette, thinly sliced
you’re looking for, these healthy holiday recipe
ideas from Lauren Popeck and Lisa Cooper, Olive Oil
Licensed and Registered dietitians at Orlando
Health, will deliver taste and nutrition. Directions:
Mix the first four ingredients, season with salt
and pepper to taste. Toast Baguette slices – let
cool slightly then lightly brush slices of bread
with olive oil. Top with tomato mixture.

Nutritional Value: 139 calories, 3 g fat,
0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol,
244 mg sodium (without salt), 24 g carbohydrate,
1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 5 g protein


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Ingredients: Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: Makes 2 Servings
4 cups raw kale, stems removed Peach, Blackberries 1/2 cup skim milk
(any fresh seasonal fruit of your liking)
2 tbsp olive oil (divided) 1 cup dark roast coffee or espresso -
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt. freshly brewed
1/2 fresh lime (For a thicker sauce, use greek yogurt.)
1/2 tsp peppermint extract (1/4 tsp each)
1 cup uncooked quinoa (cook as directed) 1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp instant cocoa - divided
1 tsp minced garlic 1/4 tsp orange zest
2 packets of stevia
2 medium-size zucchini, cut in large cubes Angel food cake
(store purchased or homemade) 2 peppermint candies crushed
1/8 tsp powdered garlic
Directions: Directions: In a small saucepan heat milk and
Cook quinoa as directed, set aside. Heat oven to 385˚. Mix yogurt with cinnamon and orange whisk until milk is hot and a nice froth
Toss cubed zucchini in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and zest. Cut cake into cubes. In individual tall, is created. Pour coffee into 2 tall mugs
powdered garlic. Roast for about 15 minutes, or until glass serving dishes, layer yogurt sauce, stirring in the extract, cocoa and stevia.
golden brown, stirring halfway through roasting time fruit and cake. End with yogurt a little bit Pour hot milk into coffee mugs reserving
to ensure even roasting. In a large sauté pan, heat of orange zest. the foam for the top. Sprinkle the top with
remaining olive oil with minced garlic. Careful not crushed candy!
to burn the garlic. Toss in kale and sauté. Cook until Nutritional Value: 165 calories, 1 g fat,
kale is wilted and tender – tossing frequently. Brown, 0 g saturated fat, 248 mg sodium, Nutritional Value:
crispy edges are okay. Squeeze juice from lime into 34 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g sugars Per serving 106 calories,
kale and toss. Remove from heat. Remove zucchini (with yogurt that has sugar), 6 g protein 0 g saturated fat, 18 g carbohydrate,
from oven. Place quinoa on a serving platter. Top 6 g protein, 0 g fiber, 94 mg sodium
with kale and roasted zucchini.

Nutritional Value: 222 calories, 10 g fat, 1 g saturated fat,
0 g sugar, 33 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber,
8 g protein



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By Lisa Cooper, RD
Registered and Licensed Dietitian at Orlando Health

One in every eight women will
develop breast cancer. When you
hear this statistic, the first thing
any woman thinks is “I will never
be one of the eight.” Especially
if you lead a healthy lifestyle.
I used to think I could never be
one of those eight women until
two years ago. That’s when my
own battle with breast cancer
began. This is my story.

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As a healthcare practitioner working in prevention and wellness, I felt almost immune
to the possibility of developing cancer. I was healthy, I ate right, and I thought I knew the
risk factors. In hindsight, I had more risks than I wanted to admit. With one in eight women
developing breast cancer, the likelihood is high that many of us will be touched personally.

The best thing you can do is to know your risks, and take My life was re-routed, driven by testing, procedures and doctor
charge of the ones you have control over. Obesity, use visits. I had to put my life into the hands of my medical team and
of birth control pills, intake of alcohol, and hormone trust that they would prescribe the right treatment. Once I had
replacement therapy following menopause are some an accurate diagnosis and plan of care, I could go forward with
examples. However, there also are several uncontrollable purpose. Receiving a cancer diagnosis was mind-numbing. At
factors that can increase risk for breast cancer, according times, I felt the information I received was just washing over me
to Dr. Nikita Shah, who serves as the medical oncology in waves. I could no longer assimilate or comprehend what was
team leader for the Breast Cancer Specialty Section and being said. Luckily, I had the support of my family, friends and
is the medical director of the Cancer Risk Evaluation co-workers to hold me up through the tough times and gently
Program at UF Health Cancer Center—Orlando Health. nudge me in the right direction.
These include age, family and personal history of breast
and ovarian cancers, certain benign breast conditions, and I am a living testimony to the importance
previous chest radiation. of self-exam. My cancer was identified early,

Based on these criteria, more than 50 percent of the providing for a good prognosis.
uncontrollable risk factors applied to me, with family
history probably being the strongest. As my doctors were I was blessed to have Dr. Nakita Shah from UF Cancer Center—
aware of my risks, I was followed closely with annual Orlando Health as my oncologist. Greeting me with a hug at
mammograms and ultrasounds. Although all the factors each visit, Dr. Shah and her team skillfully guided me through
were presented to me and I had been told I was a high-risk the most difficult time in my life. I want to take this opportunity
case, I was still in denial. It would never be me. to personally thank the gifted caregivers at UF Health Cancer
Center—Orlando Health. From the women who graciously took
Until, one day, it was. Three months after my routine my emergency phone calls to the nurses in the port room, they
mammogram, I found a pea-sized lump that was sore to treated me with care, respect and dignity at every touch-point.
touch. After that, my life changed forever.
My journey continues with regular mammograms, MRIs,
Suddenly, I was plunged into the patient arena. I was now medication and follow-ups with my healthcare team. I am a
a cancer patient, a title that to this day is hard to accept. member of the Cancer Support Community, which has provided
my family and I with many free services to aid in recovery and
healing. As a survivor, I have controllable risk factors such as
staying at a healthy weight, exercising and focusing on a plant-
based diet. I have been given another chance – and I am going to
do it right.

My advice? Take control of the things you can change. Be diligent
about breast exams, mammograms and preventive lifestyle factors.

For information on the risks for breast cancer, visit
and for a listing of events offered by UF Health Cancer Center Orlando Health visit



Breast Self Examination

Brought to you by:

While clinical and self breast exams are no longer a part of the American Cancer Society’s
(ACS) standard screening guidelines, we agree with the ACS that all women should
be familiar with how their breasts normally look and feel and report any changes to
their healthcare provider immediately. We also include regular self breast exams in our
screening recommendations for women at high risk. The instructions below will serve as
a helpful guide and reminder for you to examine your breasts regularly.

In the Shower In Front of the Mirror

Step 1 Step 1

Feel for lumps above and below the collarbone. Place your hands on hips; turn from side
From the collarbone, rub down firmly with a to side. Press shoulders inward and bend
soapy hand to the nipple of one breast. Feel for forward. Gently squeeze each nipple to look for
any lumps. discharge.

Step 2 Step 2

Support the breast with one hand while the Place your hands behind your head and press
other hand and fingers slide across the top forward, turning from side to side.
of the breast.
Look for:
Step 3 Changes in breast size, shape, skin texture or
color, redness, dimpling or puckering
Check for lumps under your arm while relaxing
your arm at your side. Keep fingers together Nipple changes such as discharge, scaliness,
and flat. a pulling to one side, or a change in direction

Repeat exam on other breast. Report STEP 3
any changes to your healthcare provider
immediately. Lie down and place a small pillow or towel
under your left shoulder. Put your right hand
Feel for lumps, thickening or any changes from at the top of the left breast, keeping fingers
one self-exam to the next. Report any changes together and flat. Move your fingers in a wide
to your healthcare provider immediately. circle around the breast, moving inward in
smaller circles until you have examined the
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“Have You
Made Your

At Orlando Health, we urge every woman to always
practice vigilance and awareness when it comes to breast health.

Be diligent about the things you can control, including
breast exams, mammograms and preventive lifestyle choices.

Your healthcare provider can advise you on the screening ORLANDO HEALTH IMAGING CENTERS:
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equipped with GE’s Senographe Mammography System and iCAD’s
computed aided detection software.

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Research Could Be
for Athletes

By Lisa Nickchen, Marketing Content Communication Specialist, Brand Management at Orlando Health

Concussions have been in the news a lot lately. Many of the “Dr. Papa’s research could be a potential game-changer in
stories — and even a major motion picture — have focused on the way that we manage sports-related concussions,” said
the NFL and the long-term effects of multiple concussions in Dr. Harrison Youmans, a sports medicine physician at the
professional athletes. Orlando Health Orthopedic Institute.

But there is also growing concern about even mild concussions With funding from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Papa’s

and the dangers of them going undiagnosed or under-treated. most recent study found that a simple blood test could detect

Unfortunately, concussions can be difficult to diagnose. evidence of a concussion up to a week after injury. The results

Dr. Linda Papa, an emergency were published in the March 2016 issue of JAMA Neurology.

medicine physician at Orlando “There are blood tests for everything in the body. We can check the kidneys,

Health Orlando Regional Medical

Center, and her colleagues hope to heart, liver, thyroid — you name it — but there’s nothing for the brain.

change this by taking the guesswork We think this particular test could change that.” – Linda Papa, MD

out of diagnosing concussions —

all with a simple blood test.

“In emergency medicine, we are the primary care for “Currently, as sports medicine physicians, we rely on
concussions,” Dr. Papa said. “I’ve seen so many people suffering, clinical suspicion, an athlete’s reported symptoms, physical
I knew there was a need. This blood test for the brain is an exam findings and other assessment tools to diagnose and
avenue to getting more information about the severity of the manage concussions,” Dr. Youmans said. “The development
injury, especially in the milder cases.” of a test that could be used to objectively quantify the
extent — and especially the resolution — of an injury to

Dr. Papa has focused on brain injury research for more than a the brain could revolutionize the way that we diagnose and
decade. Much of the research has involved glial fibrillary acidic treat our athletes.”

protein (GFAP), a biomarker normally found in brain cells. From Dr. Papa and her colleagues plan to do more studies to validate
earlier research showing evidence of GFAP in cerebral spinal their results, and they hope a standard test will be available
fluid after a severe brain injury, to discovering the biomarker in within the next five years.
blood serum after even a mild brain injury — a true “eureka”

moment — the evolution of her research has been significant.

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52 W. Underwood St. Orlando Regional Medical Center Arnold Palmer
Orlando, FL 32806 Hospital
321.841.5111 For nearly 100 years, Orlando Health Orlando Regional for Children
Medical Center (ORMC) has provided the most advanced
options available for surgical, medical, rehabilitative and ORLANDO
emergency care. Today, ORMC offers a wide range of medical
services and numerous specialty centers as we continue to Winnie Palmer
meet Central Florida’s growing healthcare needs. Hospital
for Women
Through our leading-edge technology and expertise in trauma, & Babies
heart, vascular, stroke, neuroscience, oncology, surgery and
orthopedics, we provide a comprehensive continuum of care ORLANDO
for you and your family. And with the recent expansion of our
Emergency Department and the construction of a 10-story UF Health
patient tower, we have increased the capacity of our most Cancer Center –
complex and lifesaving services while enhancing the Orlando Health
patient experience.
As Orlando Health’s flagship hospital, Orlando Health ORMC is
home to the region’s only Level One Trauma Center, providing Orlando Health
care for the most critically ill and injured. Caring for patients Heart Institute
at ORMC and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, the ORMC
Level One Trauma Center is supported by Central Florida’s only ORLANDO
hospital-based emergency air-rescue transport service.
Dr. P. Phillips
Orlando Health ORMC has received numerous quality and Hospital
safety recognitions over the years. Such honors reflect our
continued commitment to providing you and your loved SOUTHWEST
ones with the highest quality of care – a commitment we feel ORANGE COUNTY
privileged to provide every day.
Health Central


South Seminole


South Lake




New doctors in town.

Meet the newest members of the Orlando Health Team*

Alka Bobby Hilary James Nishant Jeffrey
Arora, MD Gibbons II, MD Hawkins, MD Mayo, MD Patel, MD Petrie, MD

& HEMATOLOGY Baldwin Park area
Dr. Phillips area 407.895.4737 SURGERY Downtown Orlando Downtown Orlando
West Orange 407.354.1202 Campus Campus
County Dr. Hawkins Downtown Orlando
Dr. Gibbons joined joined Orlando Campus 321.841.3338 321.843.5851
321.843.7440 Orlando Health in Health Physician
August 2016. He has Associates in 321.841.7090 Dr. Nishant Dr. Petrie joined
Dr. Arora joined a particular interest July 2016. She is Patel is a board- the Orlando
UF Health Cancer in minimally board certified in Dr. Mayo joined certified pediatric Health Orthopedic
Center — Orlando invasive and family medicine UF Health Cancer gastroenterologist Institute in August
Health in August robotic surgery. and specializes in Center — Orlando who joined the 2016 as a board-
2016. She is After completing a preventive care Health in August Center for Digestive certified orthopedic
board certified in bachelor’s degree as well as the 2016. He is board Health at Arnold surgeon with a
medical oncology, in Biomedical management of certified in general Palmer Hospital for special interest in
hematology and Engineering complex or chronic surgery and plastic Children in August hip arthroscopy. He
internal medicine. at Vanderbilt conditions. She surgery. Dr. Mayo 2016. He earned earned his medical
Dr. Arora earned University, he earned her medical earned his medical his medical degree degree from the
her medical degree designed medical degree from the degree from from Universidad Medical College of
from Maulana Azad simulation University of North Medical University Iberoamericana Georgia at Augusta
Medical College in technologies. He Carolina School of South Carolina. in the Dominican University. Dr.
New Delhi, India. then earned his of Medicine and He completed a Republic. His Petrie completed
She completed an medical degree spent nine years general surgery pediatric residency his orthopedic
internal medicine from the University in Durham, N.C., residency at was completed surgery residency
residency at of Louisville School as a physician at Orlando Health, at Case Western at Orlando Health
Jamaica Hospital of Medicine, and Triangle Family a plastic and Reserve University/ and completed a
Medical Center completed his Practice, a part reconstructive MetroHealth fellowship in adult
and a fellowship general surgery of Duke Health surgery residency Medical Center reconstruction
in hematology residency at System. at Louisiana State and his pediatric surgery at
and oncology Orlando Health. University Health gastroenterology Washington
at Brookdale Sciences Center fellowship at Arnold University School of
University Medical and a microsurgery Palmer Medical Medicine in
Center. fellowship at New Center. St. Louis, MO.
York University.

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The physicians at Orlando Health are part of a collaborative network
that works seamlessly together toward one common goal: your health.

Elise Benjamin Louis Annabella Justin
Riddle, MD Service, MD Stern, MD Torres, MD Zumsteg, MD

Downtown Orlando
Downtown Orlando Downtown Orlando Downtown Orlando Campus Downtown Orlando
Campus Campus Campus Campus
407.649.6907 321.843.5851 321.841.5560 321.843.5851
Dr. Torres joined
Dr. Riddle joined In August 2016, A board-certified Arnold Palmer Dr. Zumsteg joined
the Heart Center Dr. Service joined obstetrician and Medical Center in the Orlando
at Arnold Palmer the Orlando gynecologist, Dr. August 2016 as a Health Orthopedic
Hospital for Health Orthopedic Stern joined the pediatrician with Institute in August
Children in June Institute as an Comprehensive a special interest 2016. He specializes
2016 as a board- orthopedic surgeon Women’s in adolescent in hand, upper-
certified pediatric specializing in Healthcare practice medicine. She extremity and
cardiologist. shoulder and elbow in July 2016. He earned her medical microvascular
She earned her surgery. He earned earned his medical degree from the surgery. After
medical degree his medical degree degree from the University of earning his medical
from University from the University University of Florida College degree from
of Arkansas for of Florida College Florida College of Medicine and the University
Medical Sciences of Medicine. of Medicine and completed her of Michigan
College of Medicine His orthopedic completed his residency at Arnold Medical School,
in Little Rock, surgery residency residency at the Palmer Hospital he completed
AR. Dr. Riddle was completed at University of South for Children. She an orthopedic
completed her Orlando Health, Alabama Medical has been in private surgery residency
pediatric residency followed by a Center Hospital practice in Central at Vanderbilt
at Arkansas shoulder and and Clinics. He Florida since 2007. University Medical
Children’s Hospital elbow surgery has been in private Center and a
in Little Rock and a fellowship at the practice in Central fellowship in hand,
pediatric cardiology University of Florida since upper-extremity
fellowship at Texas Washington in 1987. In 2015, he and microvascular
Children’s Hospital Seattle. received an Orlando surgery at the
in Houston, TX. Health Exemplary Indiana Hand to
Physician Colleague Shoulder Center.
Award. *New physicians
from June through
August 2016.

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Focus on Men’s Health – Prostate Health

By Orlando Health Editorial Staff

It’s a fact – prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in
American men, second only to skin cancer. Even so, a prostate cancer diagnosis
can often come as a surprise, because many men do not experience any prior
symptoms. Prostate cancer awareness is vital, because even in the absence of
symptoms, it can be a serious medical condition.

Both the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test and digital rectal examination
(DRE) are recommended for prostate cancer screening. The PSA test is a
simple blood test that measures the level of a protein produced inside the
prostate gland and is effective for early detection. However, it’s not clear if,
for all men, the potential benefits of testing outweigh the possible risks, such
as detecting and treating cancers that may never cause any problems. It’s
important to talk to a healthcare provider about the pros and cons of prostate
cancer screening.

While a primary care physician can perform the routine screenings, there are
times when a urologist is the best choice. Typically, an elevated PSA level
prompts a visit to a urologist, who will perform a prostate biopsy to confirm or
rule out cancer. Urologists are specially trained to treat problems affecting the
urinary tract and disorders of the male reproductive system. If the diagnosis is

prostate cancer, a urologist can carry out or manage treatment,
which may range from active surveillance to radiation
therapy to surgery.

To make an appointment with a urologist near
you call 321.843.2584 or visit


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Things You Should Know About the Flu Vaccine

By Alix Casler, MD, FAAP – Chief of Pediatrics, Orlando Health Physician Associates

Influenza virus causes sudden high fever, body reduces hospitalizations. By getting the flu
aches, stuffy nose and nasty cough. Every year vaccine, we reduce our own chance of illness and
in the U.S., up to 20 percent of people get the help control the spread of influenza throughout
flu. It can become a serious illness, especially our community.
in the very young, the elderly, pregnant women
and those with chronic conditions such as It’s a myth that you can get the flu from a flu
asthma, obesity and diabetes. Most years about shot. In fact, the most common side effects of a
200,000 Americans are hospitalized and more flu shot range from a little local discomfort and
than 35,000 die due to influenza. swelling at the injection site to a low-grade fever.

The flu vaccine not only reduces flu-related So don’t wait! Vaccinate! To find a physician
deaths by up to 80 percent, but dramatically offering pediatric flu vaccines, visit

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Our country understands
tragedy all too well.

Coping with Tragedy

By Diane Robinson, PhD, Neuropsychologist at Orlando Health

June 12, 2016, is a day that the Orlando community will never forget. Never has the feeling of grief hit closer
to home than that day when 49 innocent people were killed in Pulse nightclub — the worst mass shooting in
modern American history.

Aside from the fear, shock and disbelief that we usually feel after these types of tragic events, there’s also psychological
trauma. Even if you didn’t know anyone involved in these tragedies, watching the news coverage or reading stories
in the newspaper could make anyone wonder about the world we live in, and how to cope with that reality. If you’ve
experienced trauma from these events or any other events in your life, here are some helpful ways to cope.

Know that Everyone Reacts Differently

Every person won’t react the same after experiencing a tragedy, and reactions
may differ depending on the nature of the trauma, whether it’s a natural
disaster, terrorist attack or serious illness.

Some people may feel helpless, while others may be angry. Others may
experience survivor’s guilt and wonder why they were spared and others
weren’t. There’s no playbook for grief, so it’s important to remember that it’s
OK if your response isn’t similar to someone else’s after a tragedy.

Take Time and Be Patient with Yourself

After a tragedy, you may have difficulty sleeping, thinking or eating. You may
wonder about the what-ifs and think there was something you could have done
to prevent what happened. It’s also common to experience physical pain. It
takes time to come to terms with a tragedy, and the grieving process often can
be long. Taking time for yourself can help you deal with all the emotions you
experience after something tragic happens.

Seek Support

You don’t need to cope with your feelings alone. Talk to family and friends
who understand. Joining a grief support group also can help. If you feel
overwhelmed by grief or anxiety for a long period of time or feel increasingly
isolated, it may be time to seek medical help. Your doctor can refer you to
someone who specializes in dealing with traumas, and that professional can
offer treatment that may include counseling or talk therapy.

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Pulling Together

Orlando Health Copes with Pulse Tragedy

By Orlando Health Editorial Staff

Just after 2:00 am on June 12, the Orlando Regional Medical “For years we’ve raised funds to support the unique needs of
Center Level One Trauma Center and Emergency Room the region’s only Level One Trauma Center,” said John Bozard,
began receiving dozens of seriously injured patients who were president of the Orlando Health Foundation. “Thanks to the
victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. ER doctors, nurses, community’s support, ORMC was able to save many lives in
anesthesiologists and respiratory therapists were quickly joined a short period of time.”
by off-duty surgeons and other team members to respond to the
largest mass casualty they had ever faced. Apart from doing everything possible to support the healing of
the victims and their families, Orlando Health also made sure its
Because staff at ORMC had prepared for a mass casualty team members received the support they needed to deal with the
incident, team members knew what their role was and how to tragedy. Counselors from Orlando Health’s Employee Assistance
respond. And yet, as Dr. Michael Cheatham, chief surgical quality Program offered post-trauma group support sessions and
officer for ORMC, pointed out: “There is no way to prepare for individual counseling 24/7 in the first three weeks following the
the reality of an event such as this, but everybody stepped up to massacre.
the plate. It was a huge team effort.”
“Psychological first aid is so important in post-trauma
Thanks to the support of the community, the ORMC Trauma situations,” said Mary Senne, PhD, a physician coach at Orlando
Center also had the right equipment in place to serve the 44 Health with an extensive background as a clinical therapist.
patients who arrived that morning. Community donations in “Providing it in those first few hours and weeks is critical to help
recent years had enabled the hospital to purchase three portable people move toward resilience, to bounce back you might say,
ultrasound machines that were deployed during the response. and prevent or minimize psychological distress.”

A Circle of Remembrance

The new Memorial Paver Garden
overlooking Lake Beauty is Orlando
Health’s tribute to the 49 victims of
the Pulse nightclub tragedy. Each
victim’s name is engraved on a
limestone paver, which helps form a
path around the entryway fountain to
Orlando Health’s downtown campus.
The memorial garden is intended
to serve as a source of healing and
remembrance for all those touched by
the tragedy. The 49 wooden crosses
previously at the site were transferred
to the Orange County Regional
History Center.

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Childbirth Education

These classes will be held at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, 83 W Miller St, Orlando, FL 32819
(unless otherwise indicated)

Baby Inside You Preparing for a Healthy Baby

Specifically designed to provide information during a woman’s Designed for women planning a pregnancy or in the early weeks of
second trimester. Topics: Relaxing techniques, pre-term labor pregnancy. Topics include protecting your unborn child and coping
recognition, nutrition, exercise etc. $40 per couple. with the physical discomforts of early pregnancy. $40 per couple.

Classes offered on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in Classes offered the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in
classroom 2. For information call 321.843.2584. classroom 2. For information call 321.843.2584.

Basic Infant Care

Preparation for Childbirth A lecture style class where parents-to-be learn what they need
to know about caring for a newborn, information about normal
Access to our E-Class eight chapter, interactive, web based class behaviors and parenting is also included. $40 per couple.
that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities, and
games to teach all the essential information parents need to know Classes offered first three Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 pm
to prepare for their birth. $100 per couple. in classroom 2. For information call 321.843.2584.

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
92 W Miller St, Classrooms 3 & 4 Orlando, FL 32806

Classes offered twice a month on Saturdays at 9:30 am and
Sundays at 1:30 pm in classrooms 3 & 4. For information call

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Mother Baby Connection

This class was formerly known as Moms Meeting Moms. The
Mother-Baby Connection is designed for mothers with babies
from birth to 9 months. Meet other moms and receive interesting
information from our expert guest speakers. The fee for this class
is $10. Enroll online or call 3218Health. Payment is due at the time
of enrollment.

Classes offered the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am in
classroom 2. For information call 321.843.2584.

Mother Baby Tea Prenatal Breastfeeding

Created especially to meet the unique needs of mothers with Introduces women to breastfeeding basics: the benefits, how
babies just a few days old up to eight weeks of age, this group breast milk is made, how to know your baby is getting enough
provides information, education, reassurance and support along milk, prevention and treatment of common breastfeeding
with a little T.L.C. in an informal comfortable way. $5. problems and pumping, collecting and storage of breast milk.
$40 per couple.
Classes offered twice a week monthly on Mondays at 1:30 pm
and Thursdays at 10:00 am in classroom 2. For information call Classes offered twice a month on Thursdays at 7:00 pm in
321.843.2229. classroom 2. For information call 321.843.2584.

Mothers Matter

An emotional support group for pregnant and postpartum women.
The group will provide peer to peer support, emotional support,
facilitation by licensed clinician specialized in perinatal mood
disorders. No fee.

Medical Office IV
89 W. Copeland Dr. (3rd floor), Orlando, FL 32806

Classes offered every Friday at 10:30 am. For information call

Dates and times of all classes are subject to change without notice. Perinatal & Neonatal Support Group
Please call to register and confirm.
Support for grieving parents who have experienced a miscarriage,
stillbirth or neonatal loss. No fee. For more information call

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
92 W Miller St, Classrooms 3 & 4, Orlando, FL 32806

This support group is offered every second Tuesday and third
Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm in classrooms 3 & 4.

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Cancer Support, Classes & Programs

Cancer Support Groups Breast Cancer Support Family Connections

This group explores ways of coping with a cancer diagnosis This group is open to any This support group is an
and treatment. Whether you are newly diagnosed, in remission, woman at any stage of her opportunity for families with
experiencing a recurrence, making a treatment decision, or are breast cancer journey. school-aged children to gather
concerned about someone who has cancer, you are invited to join together for social support
this group. UF Health Cancer Center – and connection. Participate in
Orlando Health different activities each month
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health 1400 South Orange Ave with other families who have
Lake Mary Orlando, FL 32806 been impacted by cancer.
210 Rinehart Rd., Lake Mary, FL 32746
Support group offered the UF Health Cancer Center –
Support group offered twice a month on Monday at 11:00 am. third Tuesday of each month at Orlando Health
For more information call 321.841.5056. 11:00 am in the Cancer Support 1400 South Orange Ave.
Center Room. For more Orlando, FL 32806
Ocoee information call 321.841.5056.
1111 Blackwood Ave., Ocoee, FL 32761 Classes offered the last
Advanced Cancer Thursday of each month at
Support group offered Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am. Support Group 5:30 pm in the Cancer Support
Center Group Room. For more
Downtown This group is for people information call 321.841.5056.
1400 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32806 with any type of metastatic,
recurrent, and/or stage IV After You Ring The Bell
Support group offered every Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm cancers to share concerns and
in the Cancer Support Center Room. problem-solve. This is a safe Survivorship is not just about
place to discuss difficult issues, long-term survival; instead it
Women’s Cancer Support Group coping strategies and ways is about your quality of life
to enhance quality of life with after you ring the bell - living
Come for support and to connect with other women who have others who truly understand. with, through, and beyond
been diagnosed with cancer. This group covers a wide range of cancer. This group will address
topics and occasionally features guest speakers. UF Health Cancer Center – common issues of adjustment,
Orlando Health and will learn a variety of
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health 1400 South Orange Ave. strategies to help you cope
105 W. Miller St., Orlando, FL 32806 Orlando, FL 32806 with your new normal.

Support group offered every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in GYN Group Support group offered twice UF Health Cancer Center –
Room. For more information call 321.841.5056. a month on Wednesday at Orlando Health
11:00 am in the Cancer Support 1400 South Orange Ave.
Center Group Room. For more Orlando, FL 32806
information call 321.841.5056.
Support group offered the
first Thursday of each month
at 5:30 pm in the Community
Clubhouse. For more
information call 321.841.5056.

Dates and times of all classes are subject to change without notice.

Please call 321.8Health (321.843.2584) to register or for additional
information visit us at

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Caregivers Support Group Arts In Medicine

Drop by for a relaxing time with fellow caregivers. Learn ways to Each month we present gifted professionals who will lead a
cope with stress, while enjoying snacks and companionship. workshop in an area of the arts, including creative writing, painting,
and photography. For more information call 321.841.5056.
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health
1400 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32806 UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health
1400 South Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806
Second Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm in the CSC Group
Room. For more information call 321.841.5056. Classes offered the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am
in the Community Clubhouse.
Laryngectomy Support Group –
The New Voice Club of Orlando Open Art Studio

This group benefits anyone who is a laryngectomy patient as Join artist Angily Watson for creative art time. No art experience
well as their family members. The group features a guest speaker, necessary, just the desire to participate and surprise yourself!
followed by an informal “meet and greet.”
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health 1400 South Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806
1400 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32806
Classes offered the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm
Classes offered the fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in in the Cancer Support Center Room. For more information call
the classrooms on the 4th floor. For information call 321.841.8726. 321.841.5056.

Brain and Spine Tumor Support Group Gentle Yoga

This group benefits anyone currently or previously diagnosed and If you are a cancer patient or
treated for a brain or spine tumor. The group is open for patients survivor, newly diagnosed, in
and caregivers. treatment, gathering strength
or thriving as a survivor, you will
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health experience restoration learning
105 W. Miller Street, Orlando, FL 32806 yoga. Movements are tailored to
your ability.
Support group offered the first Wednesday of each month at
6:00 pm in the Telemedicine Room on the 4th Floor. For more UF Health Cancer Center –
information call Maureen O’Brien at 321.841.6512. Orlando Health
1400 South Orange Ave,
Healthy Living Series Orlando, FL 32806

This group benefits anyone who is a laryngectomy patient, as wll Classes offered every Tuesday
as their family members. Facilitated by Linda Stachowiak, MS/ at 9:30 am or 11:00 am and
CCCSLP BRS-S, speech pathologist. Thursdays at 6:30 pm of each
month in rooms Lewis Pavilion
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health 3 & 4. For more information call
105 W. Miller Street, Orlando, FL 32806 321.841.5056

Classes offered the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 pm
in the Community Clubhouse. For information call 321.841.5056.



Support, Classes & Programs

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Support Group

The support group is open to patients of all ages with pulmonary
embolism or deep vein thrombosis. This group provides an
environment where individuals can feel comfortable sharing their
experiences, increase knowledge about the medical conditions,
and gain support.

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children
92 W Miller St, Orlando, FL 32806

Support group offered the first Wednesday each month at
7:00 pm. For information call Ryan Laddu at 407.876.3876.

Pre-Operation Joint Replacement Bariatric and Metabolic
Patient Education Class Surgery Session

This class is a patient education class that will provide an overview Learn more about the current
of what you need to know about having joint replacement surgery. bariatric surgical options available,
The content will cover general information to prepare you for your find out if you are a candidate
surgery, recovering in the hospital, rehabilitation including physical for surgery and discover Orlando
therapy, and planning for your safe discharge. Regional Medical Center’s
approach. This free 90 minute
South Seminole Hospital session provides details about
521 State Rd. 434, Longwood, FL 32750 weight loss surgery and provides
you with the opportunity to speak
Offered every Thursday of each month at 10:30 am with a bariatric surgeon and other
in Room 401 on the 4th floor healthcare providers involved with
the program.
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
9400 Turkey Lake Rd., Orlando, FL 32819 Orlando Regional Medical Center
52 W Underwood St., North Tower,
Offered on the first two Wednesdays of every month at 5:30 pm Orlando, FL 32806
and the last two Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the
Atrium Conference Room Session offered twice a month at 6:00 pm.

Library Meeting Room Bariatrics Weight Loss Support Group
325 Belvedere Blvd., The Villages, FL 32162
Post-operative patients are strongly encouraged to attend this
Offered the first Friday of each month at 10:00 am group. We welcome pre-operative patients that are interested
in learning more about the lifestyle changes necessary to be
Orlando Health Heart Institute successful with weight loss to stop by as well.
1222 S Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32806
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Offered every Tuesday monthly at 9:00 am 52 W. Underwood St., Multi Purpose Room A, Orlando, FL 32806
in the Education Conference Room on the 1st Floor

Dates and times of all classes are subject to change without notice.
For information call 321.8HEALTH (321.843.2584) or email [email protected].

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Orlando Health in the Community


Orlando Health Team Members

A Gift of School Supplies

Marketing and External Affairs team members joined the Orlando After School All Stars, Fifth Third
Bank, Mayor Buddy Dyer and other community partners to help stuff 600 backpacks at A Gift for
Teaching. The campaign provides school supplies such as backpacks, notebooks and crayons, to the
growing population of homeless youth in Central Florida.

2016 Business Leader for the Arts

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education honored Orlando Health
as its 2016 Business Leader during the association’s annual summit
in Daytona Beach. Orlando Health was honored for supporting
the arts in our community, both within our hospitals and through
many arts and culture organizations throughout Central Florida.

Diane Robinson, PhD Neuropsychologist at Orlando Health Orlando Health Team Members
receiving honor on behalf of Orlando Health.

Home Revitalization

Orlando Health team members participated in a Habitat for
Humanity volunteer project. Volunteers installed siding, primed,
painted and performed other minor repairs to a home in Habitat
for Humanity’s newest community, Butler’s Preserve.

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A Legend. Award-winning Specialty Care Near You.
Our Hero.
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer
Hospital for Children is a place
of hope and healing dedicated
exclusively to the healthcare needs
of children. Nationally recognized as
one of the “Best Children’s Hospitals”
by U.S. News & World Report, Arnold
Palmer Hospital offers expertise in
virtually all pediatric specialties and
is one of the most trusted names in
children’s healthcare.

Orlando Health Winnie Palmer
Hospital for Women & Babies
is designed to meet the unique
health needs of women and
babies in a caring, family-centered
environment. A leader in obstetric
and neonatal intensive care,
Winnie Palmer Hospital also provides comprehensive healthcare
for women throughout all stages of life.

UF Health Cancer Center –
Orlando Health, state-designated
Cancer Center of Excellence, brings
together the most experienced cancer
doctors and top cancer researchers
from Orlando Health and the
University of Florida’s health system to
provide the most effective cancer care for our communities
and unique treatments tailored to each patient’s needs.

Orlando Health Heart Institute
is Central Florida’s premier
cardiovascular program, providing
the most advanced heart and
vascular care available. Our
team of renowned cardiac
care professionals, including
specialized heart physicians and surgeons, work together to
create the best possible patient experience.

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When it comes to medical care in Central Florida,
Orlando Health has you covered.
Choose Orlando Health.

Visit for exact locations.

Near You: Conveniently located in downtown Orlando, Orlando Health
Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) offers the area’s only Level
One Trauma Center. Also, located within the same downtown campus,
you will find Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Winnie Palmer
Hospital for Women & Babies and UF Health Cancer Center. Together,
they provide the most advanced care for all of your medical, surgical
and emergency care needs.

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Orlando, FL 32806


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Choose leading-edge
cancer care.
Choose Orlando Health.

When you choose UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health,
you have access to the latest technology and procedures to keep
you healthy. Home to groundbreaking cancer research, Central
Florida’s first proton therapy center and the area’s only Cancer
Center of Excellence, we are on the forefront in the fight against
cancer with a team of top specialists leading the charge.

By combining the knowledge, experience and expertise of
Orlando Health and University of Florida Health, we have
expanded care and treatment options for our patients.

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