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Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that there are hardworking men and women on the front lines continuing to provide for our communities regardless of the challenges. They are our teachers, our bankers, and most importantly, our health care providers.

Today is National Women Physicians Day, a day in which we honor the female doctors for their progress in the profession. The date, Feb. 3, symbolizes the birthdate of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to ever receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849. Please help us celebrate National Women’s Physicians Day as we recognize some of the female physicians in our community!

AdventHealth

Dr. Juliette Gervais

Dr. Juliette Gervais has a 12-year career as a Board Certified Emergency Physician, currently caring for patients at the Advent Health hospitals of Lake Mary and Altamonte Springs. Dr. Gervais graduated from Albany Medical College in New York and completed an emergency medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Gervais also earned a master’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Albany Medical College, her research focused on gene therapy. Her experience as a flight physician with Air Ambulance World Wide has allowed her the opportunity to provide medical service for patients across the globe.

In addition, Dr. Gervais is fluent in French, English and Spanish. This enables her to provide a high level of care and understanding in the diverse Central Florida community. Her current research interests focus on preventative medicine.

Dr. Gervais is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. 

Dr. Heidi-Marie Kellock

Heidi-Marie Kellock, MD is board certified in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. She is the medical director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Advent Health for Children. Dr. Kellock received her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed a combined residency in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric patients with life-threatening conditions. Her areas of clinical interest are airway management, sedation, and toxicology. Dr. Kellock is also fluent in both English and French.

Dr. Jaclyn Gunn

Jaclyn Gunn, DO, chose osteopathic medicine because she saw an opportunity to help entire families with preventive care that can impact multiple generations. She proudly serves patients at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Winter Garden.

Dr. Gunn is an active community volunteer. In fact, her work as a medical provider for migrant farm workers earned her the Penn State Health Migrant Farm Worker Award. She’s a member of the American Osteopathic Association, has been named a Healthgrades top doctor for 2020 and was recognized as a top 1 percent for patient experience in 2019. She’s also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.

Dr. Gunn’s love of family starts with her own. When she’s not busy at AdventHealth, you can find her spending time with her loved ones, bike riding, traveling or going to the beach.

Dr. Melissa Morello

While Melissa Morello, MD, was in college, her mother experienced a stroke. During this time, she realized a part of practicing medicine was not only treating a disease or condition, but also working with a patient to prevent it. The experience of her mother’s illness drew Dr. Morello to primary care. Today, she strives to provide you the best care by focusing on both treatment and prevention.

A board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Morello treats acute and chronic illnesses in patients ages six and older at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Center for Health and Wellbeing in Winter Park. Her areas of interest include women’s health and pediatrics.

One of Dr. Morello’s goals outside of medicine is to travel more. In the meantime, she’s a fan of Harry Potter and the New York Yankees, and enjoys bike riding, jogging and cooking/eating good food.

Dr. Emeline Ramos

Emeline Ramos, MD is a board-certified pediatrician with over ten years of clinical experience. Dr. Ramos is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and completed the National Hispanic Medical Association Resident Leadership program. Dr. Ramos has special interests in the prevention of childhood obesity and chronic illnesses in the pediatric population. 

Orlando Health

Dr. Cynthia P. Bernal

Cynthia P. Bernal, MD, FACOG, is a gynecologist and obstetrician with Orlando Health Physician Associates, where her focus is on minimally invasive procedures and robotic surgery. Her areas of interest include the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders that affect women such as endometriosis, adnexal masses, uterine fibroids, postmenopausal symptoms and high-risk obstetrics. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Conveniently located in Winter Springs, Dr. Guirguis and Dr. Bernal provide trusted expert care for women and their families in the community and surrounding neighborhoods.  

Dr. Monica Guirguis

Monica S. Guirguis, DO, is a board-certified pediatrician with Orlando Health Physician Associates. She provides her patients with newborn care, breast feeding support, preventative medicine, acute care and sick visits, well child exams, immunizations, asthma care, and school and sports physicals. She is fluent in English and Arabic and proficient in Spanish.

Dr. Bernadette Antonyrajah

Bernadette Antonyrajah, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician with Orlando Health Physician Associates and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics Society of Critical Care Medicine (FAAP). She specializes in providing compassionate care for children and their families experiencing chronic or life-threatening diseases with a special interest in nutrition and exercise for children’s health.

The Orlando Health Medical Pavilion – Summerport offers residents of Windermere, Winter Garden and neighboring communities a convenient, one-stop location for comprehensive health care.

Dr. April Oxford

April Oxford, MD, is an internal medicine physician with Orlando Health Physician Associates. Conveniently located in the Summerport neighborhood in Windemere, Dr. Oxford provides comprehensive care to patients, including wellness checks, physical exams, immunizations, treatment and management of illnesses and chronic conditions and more. 

Dr. Natasha Spencer

Natasha Spencer, MD, is an obstetrician and gynecologist with Orlando Health Physician Associates. Conveniently located in Altamonte Springs, she offers a full range of women’s health services like gynecologic, family planning and obstetric care. She is dedicated to treating women at every stage of their life and sees adolescents through those in their senior years. With a focus on putting patients at ease, Dr. Spencer offers well-woman visits, preventative services, and diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the reproductive system. She cares for women with painful menstruation, pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, incontinence, sexually transmitted diseases, pelvic organ prolapse and more.

Conveniently located in Altamonte Springs, Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Spencer provide trusted expert care for women and their families in the community and surrounding neighborhoods.  

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