René F. Cruz, MD

Internal Medicine
424 Lake Howell Road
Maitland, FL 32751 Get Directions
René F. Cruz, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

525.00 every 3 months
1,050.00 every 6 months
2,100.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I have been practicing internal medicine for over 25 years as a hospitalist, as well as
operating my own primary care office. I believe that many visits to the hospital can be
avoided if patients could consult with their primary care physician when symptoms
appear. As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, my patients know to contact me before going
directly to the ER (unless it’s a true medical emergency) or a walk-in clinic. This can
help save time and money. However, if my patients are admitted to the hospital, I can
act as their hospitalist doctor, as well as their internist, as I maintain hospitalist
privileges at all Advent Health campuses. Being your advocate in and out of the hospital
can help eliminate fears or confusion that may come up during inpatient stays.

I’m confident that MDVIP will continue to help me provide personalized healthcare.
I want my patients to always feel they can discuss any problem or concern with me or
even just visit to share personal news. My goal is to be proactive and attentive to my
patients’ unique needs with an emphasis on prevention and wellness. I strive to
build strong doctor-patient relationships with clear communication, trust and
understanding.  Thank you for your trust in my care.

Dr. Cruz' Credentials

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Seton Hall University
Newark, NJ
Internal Medicine 1993-1995

Seton Hall University
Newark, NJ

Medical School:
Eastern Central University 
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Doctorate of Medicine 1986

Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Intensive Internal Medicine Review 2000

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
AdventHealth Orlando
English and Spanish
Provider of the Month, Advent Health 2015
Top Doctor, Orlando Magazine 2014
Patient's Choice Award 2010, 2011, 2012
Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2012
America's Top Physicians, Consumer Council of America 2007
Doctors of Clinical Specialties, Hospitalists Group 2017-present
Medical Director, Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss 2011-2019

Reviews from around the web

Reputation Reviews

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Cruz

from Valerie And Blake in FL April 3, 2024 for René F. Cruz, MD

Blake & I switched from our Family Practice doctor of many good years to MDVIP certified Dr Rene Cruz about 8 months ago. We wanted more time with our physician during appointments, we wanted easy 24 hour access, we wanted a close, personal relationship with a doctor who was willing to manage our whole health care needs and coordinate our care with interest, professionalism, and skill. We… See more

from jerold in NC March 19, 2024 for René F. Cruz, MD

I am an MD who, very fortunately, has been seeing Dr Cruz for a number of years. I flew down from North Carolina last year for my annual evaluation and was feeling fine. But during my exam, DR Cruz noted my BP was up and, based on his calculation of my cardiac risk, advised me to get a "calcium score test" when I got back home. Despite no symptoms of coronary disease or anything else, my… See more

from Karla in FL March 11, 2024 for René F. Cruz, MD

I appreciate the time that my doctor makes for me. That's what makes the MDVIP program so great. Just to know that I will be seeing a physician who values spending time getting to know my medical history, concerns, and also takes the time to give me an in-depth picture of how my body is working without me feeling rushed is why I appreciate my doctor's dedication to carrying out the… See more

from Kimberly in FL February 22, 2024 for René F. Cruz, MD

Dr. Cruz first impression when I interviewed him to understand his practice approach on medicine was absolutely the fit for my husband and I.

Dr. Cruz listens, he truly hears your words and what is going on with your body. Dr. Cruz has encouraged us to improve our health by eating smarter and exercising as part of our normal routine. We started with a personal trainer and we are making… See more

from Augustine in FL February 15, 2024 for René F. Cruz, MD

Listens well, ask questions, and engage in discussion to clarify and understand my issues.
Examinations are thorough.
Always taking and returning my calls for care.
He treats well and makes the necessary referrals.
Always up to date in his field. Fully aware of patient needs.
Office and virtual visits are well done.
Staff is very professional as well.
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from Lily in FL February 11, 2024 for René F. Cruz, MD

Dr. Cruz is the type of doctor everyone wants! He provides excellent care with a very personal touch! As a patient your appointments are never rushed and you receive his complete attention. Any necessary referrals are handled through the office without delay. Dr. Cruz is always accessible which is very reassuring. The entire office staff is focused on providing excellent care. This… See more

from Marcia in FL January 29, 2024 for René F. Cruz, MD

Recently my husband and I traveled on a 10 day cruise. We arrived at city of port destination the night before embarkation, as to avoid any traffic problems or issues to delay arrival. As we left hotel to arrive at port, I placed my prescription seasick patch. The patch was defective and would not adhere. I had another patch with me, but would need the additional later in the cruise. I… See more

from Rick in FL January 19, 2024 for René F. Cruz, MD

At a time when the healthcare provider industry is declining, but he’s very gratifying to have a relationship with Dr. Cruz and his professional staff who are always responsive and willing to help when needed.

from Edwina in FL January 19, 2024 for René F. Cruz, MD

During every appointment, Mom is a challenging patient with 40 stories and 400 questions for Dr. Cruz! He is an outstanding doctor, with excellent diagnostic skills, people skills and the patience of Job! He takes gives his time generously, answers every question and listens to each irrelevant story with interest. While his medical expertise is exemplary, his skills in making each patient feel… See more