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Old 03-20-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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We have finally relocated to Orlando and are beginning the process of settling in. My husband and I need a primary care physician, and prefer Internal Medicine to Family Practice. Can anyone recommend a good Internist in the Orlando area? We live in Baldwin Park, so Maitland/Winter Park/College Park/downtown areas would be closest to us. I have so far been recommended Dr. Karen Echeverria (associated with ORMC) and Dr. Martin Derrow in Maitland (associated with Florida Hospital). Any advice on doctors and hospital affiliations would be appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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We've love out GP. His name is Dr Martin Darrow. He's located in Maitland.

And if you need a dematologist, his daughter is in the same building, just upstairs.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:50 PM
 
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Thank you, Granny Sue! He must be good, as he was booked out until June for new patients! I do need a dermatologist also, so I will call his daughter's office as well. Can you tell me what are the differences in the hospitals? Winter Park Hospital, ORMC, and Florida Hospital? Is one drastically better than the others?
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:22 AM
 
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I myself prefer Florida Hospital and I do believe that Winter Park Hospital is now part of the FH network. I've had a couple of bad experiences at Winter Park so I tend to shy away from it.

Now granted this was more than 10 years ago and before they joined FH so hopefully they've improved.

I really have no qualm with ORMC..matter of fact I've haveing a procedure done here in the next month or so there. Just because the doctor I'm using practices there.
The one difference is ORMC has a trama unit and FH does not.

I really don't think one is drastically better than the other. I prefer to think they keep each other on their toes.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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I really have no qualm with ORMC..matter of fact I've haveing a procedure done here in the next month or so there. Just because the doctor I'm using practices there.
The one difference is ORMC has a trama unit and FH does not.
ORMC also has a dedicated women's (Winnie Palmer) and Children's (Arnold Palmer) hospital while FH does not. There is also the affiliation of their cancer center with the esteemed MD Anderson cancer center in Houston, TX.

Technically, FH also does trauma, but it's not as acute. ORMC has Level I trauma services, FH has Level II
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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Thanks chopchop.....I knew I wasn't 100% sure on the trama units. Glad you cleared that one up.

And it's been 30+ years since I've had to deal with the Palmer part that I did neglect to mention it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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Thank you, both of you, for replying! I appreciate the input
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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We need a good internal medicine doctor and Family care doc, in the Windermere/Winter Garden/Clermont area.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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Check out UCF Faculty clinic..Pegasus Health .. Doctors who are at the leading edge of medicine and because they're not in private practice, don't have the greedy profit motives that many of the IM doctors have, especially in the Orlando area.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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Check out UCF Faculty clinic..Pegasus Health .. Doctors who are at the leading edge of medicine and because they're not in private practice, don't have the greedy profit motives that many of the IM doctors have, especially in the Orlando area.
I hate to break it to you, but yes they do. I am positive if they are in faculty practice that a portion of their pay is incentive based.
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