The College of Medicine and Community Connection

UCF Health offers the community a glimpse into the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine by experiencing the quality of its faculty physicians and the latest innovations that change the health care experience.

Things are different at UCF Health. The modern, open-concept lobby is welcoming and does not hide the receptionist behind glass doors. At your first visit, you sit with a representative to discuss things like insurance coverage and services offered. That person also schedules follow-up visits. The team is hospitality trained, going above and beyond to make sure you feel involved and heard in your health care.

More Than a Medical Practice
UCF Health is open to anyone in the community. The practice offers primary care for individuals ages 16 and up and specialty care for individuals ages 18 and up. Its services include internal medicine, family medicine, occupational medicine, sports medicine, rheumatology, geriatric medicine, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, integrative medicine, gastroenterology and more. There are two office locations: one near the UCF main campus on University Boulevard and the other in Medical City, just off Narcoossee Road.

The UCF slogan, “we practice what we teach,” is more than just a saying. It’s exactly what the doctors there do. In addition to teaching medical students in the classroom, this group of College of Medicine educators actually demonstrates patient-centered care.

“Teaching and practicing at the same time is the best of both worlds for me,” Cardiology Site Director at UCF Health and UCF College of Medicine Assistant Professor Bernard Gros says. “I love teaching, but I also value my time in the clinic helping people. So this is the perfect fit.”

Transforming the Health Care Environment
The goal at UCF Health is to provide outstanding, innovative, patient-centered care while transforming health care delivery, and the practice is doing just that. Recently, UCF Health was awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home designation, a title that only about 10 percent of primary care practices in the U.S. hold.

Having this designation is a reflection of its team approach to health care. To earn the designation, UCF Health demonstrated its accessibility to patients, enhanced coordination of care, effective use of electronic medical records and increased patient support services.

One example of increased patient support services is the in-house behavioral health team. Services are available to help patients better cope with chronic medical conditions such as headaches, sleeplessness, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, pain and irritable bowel syndrome; help with lifestyle modifications such as smoking cessation, alcohol use, weight loss and improved exercise; and to develop skills to effectively manage emotional and behavioral challenges related to areas such as anger, anxiety, stress, depression and bereavement.

Bringing More to Central Florida
Just like UCF, UCF Health is always growing. The practice is currently expanding its Medical City office in Lake Nona to include a new dermatology suite. The third floor of the current office location is under construction with expectations to be open this fall. Included in the suite will be a Mohs surgery center. Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment available for both basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, and surgeons must be specially trained in this type of surgery. Dr. David Weinstein, a dermatologist at UCF Health, is one of a few doctors in the Central Florida area to complete a fellowship in Mohs surgery.

Also opening later this year, a new division of UCF Health called UCF Health On-Site will provide on-site medical care to employees of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and their families. This fills the current void of medical providers in Osceola County, which makes it difficult for law enforcement officers and civilian employees to seek medical attention without major disruptions to their work schedule.

UCF Health allows patients to experience firsthand how the UCF College of Medicine is different. It’s just one way UCF is having a positive impact on our community.

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Two office locations!

East Orlando
3400 Quadrangle Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32817

Medical City
9975 Tavistock Lakes Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32827


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Written by Megan Pabian

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