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Health for Her

Advancements in health care for women show the importance of a whole-body approach. Women traditionally put themselves last when it comes to health and wellness, prioritizing appointments for their family members first—whether children or aging parents. Busy schedules are an easy excuse, but the pandemic has placed even more stress on women as statistics show they are shouldering... Read More

Top Dentists 2020

94 of Central Florida’s leading dental professionals. There’s no reason to fear going to the dentist when you look at the many wonderful providers we have here in the Greater Orlando area. And so our readers spent months nominating and voting for their favorite dental professionals and the result is our annual Top Dentists list. The doctors chosen are known for going above... Read More

Top Physicians 2020

364 of Central Florida’s leading doctors. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our everyday lives, the renewed focus on our health and overall well-being has been increasingly important. Of course, that means not only keeping ourselves safe from the virus, but also staying on top of our other medical needs. Thankfully, Greater Orlando is full of amazingly skilled... Read More

Entering the Mainstream

CBD products are poised to be the next big thing as more people seek natural alternatives to opioid medications and Florida is set on being a pioneer. When she was 14, Betsy Greene’s daughter began having seizures in her sleep. A neurologist placed her on anti-epilepsy medication, and while it helped, it also caused a change in personality and a decline in her straight A grades.... Read More

From the Front Lines

We recognize the local health care heroes that have gone above and beyond in the fight of their lives. The word hero holds a special meaning when you are talking about the countless health care workers locally and across the globe that have risen to the occasion and worked tirelessly to try and combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The unprecedented nature of this crisis has thrust these... Read More

Family Matters

A look at issues of interest for parents and their children. For our annual parenting guide, we wanted to explore some of the topics of discussion that frequently arise for families in the area. From caring for aging loved ones as well as children with special needs to educational concerns and the latest health and wellness trends, we draw on expert advice and insight to find out... Read More

Lifting the Burden

Central Florida’s mental health providers aim to improve our well-being, especially in times of crisis.  Dialogue about mental health has increasingly been encouraged in society over the past few years as the stigma surrounding the topic lessens. History has shown more people seek resources after traumatic events occur, and this current pandemic experience will be no different,... Read More

The Pandemic Puzzle

Now in the thick of the COVID-19 outbreak, Central Floridians are beginning to put together the pieces that will give them a clearer picture of what lies ahead. For many under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home order, life over the past month has been made up of social distancing, restaurant takeout, closed down schools and businesses, and anxiousness over what happens next. Unfortunately,... Read More

Making a Difference, One Baby at a Time

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Florida lead physician and medical director Dr. George Patounakis helps patients fulfill their dreams of becoming parents through compassionate, personalized care and the most advanced treatment When it comes to growing a family, everyone has their own ideals, wants and desires, but when problems arise—such as infertility or trouble getting... Read More

The Challenge Ahead

Central Floridians are feeling the effect of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but leaders from all across the community are determined to return to a sense of normalcy. There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly had a profound effect on our daily lives. And as health care, business and community leaders are rapidly working around the clock to try and... Read More

Animal Lovers

Our pets are like members of the family, which is why finding the right veterinarian is not a task to be taken lightly. The Greater Orlando region is filled with compassionate doctors who go the extra mile to ensure the long-term health and wellbeing of every animal they come across, making their work less of a job and more of a passion. Find out which trusted professionals our... Read More

Helping to Heal

Driven by a passion to brighten the lives of sick children, Ryan Seacrest and his foundation give pediatric patients a creative outlet to escape their harsh realities. Ryan Seacrest is certainly no stranger to the public eye. He’s a morning talk show co-host. He has a syndicated radio program. He’s an executive television producer. He replaced Dick Clark as our New Year’s... Read More

Oral Report: Top Dentists 2019

Central Florida’s premier dental health professionals. A trip to the dentist doesn’t exactly top anyone’s list of favorite things, but maybe it should. After all, these professionals maintain the first thing people notice about us: our smiles. It’s time to show some appreciation for their field, from the general dentists who keep our teeth clean and cavity-free and the orthodontists... Read More

A Medical Legacy

Dr. Michael Steppie has been on the forefront of skincare services for decades and is now leading the way on advancing research and educating patients. Dr. Michael Steppie is not your average dermatologist. As president and medical director of Associates in Dermatology, founded in 1989, Dr. Steppie has an unrivaled passion for serving Central Florida’s community through clinical... Read More

Experience Dentistry Differently

Park Smiles Dentistry is taking the fear and stress out of a trip to the dentist with its innovative approach to care. When Dr. Drew Byrnes was growing up, he usually dreaded trips to the dentist’s office. Now that he is an adult and actually a dentist himself, he wants to make dental visits easier for everyone. Of course, he is not alone in that feeling, as many people experience... Read More

Top Physicians 2019

254 of Orlando’s leading medical minds. From the pediatricians who keep our children in good health, to the family doctors and specialists that play a direct role in our daily lives, Central Florida is full of leading medical providers making a difference. For our annual Top Physicians list we turned to our readers and asked them for some help and in turn we received thousands... Read More

Best of the Best 2019

Each year, we like to take inventory of some of Orlando’s BESTS. From the best food to the best shops to the best places for pampering yourself to the best activities for family fun. After a number of years of packing our Best of the Best list with all this goodness, you’d think we’d have run out of recommendations by now? But as always, compiling this feature reminds us that... Read More

Tales of Triumph

As the advancements in technology and cutting-edge treatments continue to push modern medicine forward, there are plenty of real-life examples of groundbreaking health care happening right here in our backyard. Each year, Orlando Family Magazine looks to highlight shining examples of how the local medical community consistently rises to the occasion and these wonderful stories will... Read More

Ties That Bind

With the growth of at-home DNA testing, more people than ever are finding out what their genetic information can tell them, with some surprises along the way. Ancestry-tracing companies have been offering genealogical DNA testing for years, but it was only around 2007 that a new genetic analysis using autosomal chromosomes brought about a major shift to the industry. Superior to... Read More

Top Dentists 2018

Meet the Top Dentists who will leave you smiling with confidence. The confidence that comes with being able to flash a toothy smile is invaluable. But, of course, a mouth full of pearly whites needs the best care to keep up appearances. In that regard, Orlandoans are blessed because Central Florida has some of the most dedicated and highly skilled dental professionals. For our annual... Read More

Top Physicians 2018

251 of Greater Orlando’s leading medical minds. From the family physicians we see for routine checkups to the specialists who help guide us through challenging times, finding doctors who not only care for you, but also care about you is no small feat. For our annual Top Physicians list this year we once again tapped our readers and asked them to vote for the doctors who have made... Read More

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