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 Janice R in FL March 24, 2023 for René F. Cruz, MD

Dr. Rene Cruz was so helpful in finding the right neurosurgeon for my back surgery. I had not heard good outcomes from some friends who'd had various types of back problems, so was hesitant to even risk surgery at age eighty. My surgery was successful and after seven months I'm now back doing much more than I thought would ever be possible. Thanks Dr. Cruz for steering me in the… See more

from Christine in FL May 12, 2022 for René F. Cruz, MD

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Cruz and his amazing staff. Dr. Cruz’s office is the exception to the healthcare norm. I feel like a person rather than a number, and I always receive the best care. From the moment I walk in the door I have a pleasant experience, which is unique to this fast-paced healthcare industry. Madeline, at the front desk, is always a joy to see. Whether… See more

from erica in FL March 31, 2022 for René F. Cruz, MD

First time I call Dr Cruz office to make an appointment Emely the office manager is bathing me in healing energy through the phone calming my fear. Always going out of her way for me.

The next appointment I had with Dr Cruz, my nurse of more than a decade joined Dr Cruz's practice & my heart sang even more. I am blessed by skills of Emely and Nancy.

Dr Cruz has… See more

from Matt in FL April 13, 2021 for René F. Cruz, MD

Dr Cruz has taken over the practice of Dr STANSBURY’, who had been our family’s MDVIP physician for many years. We have been impressed by his bedside manner, quick response, and very helpful staff during the past year he has been our physician.

We are very happy to have this support in place for our medical needs, and feel we are in very capable hands.

from Rick in FL April 12, 2021 for René F. Cruz, MD

To whom it may concern: Dr. Cruz took me on as a patient in October 2020, and I have been very pleased with the responsiveness and care their office provides. At a time when I have seen a degradation in the caliber and quality of medical administrators within doctors offices, I have been blown away by the professionalism of his staff, Emely Edwards and Madeline Artitas. They are both awesome.… See more

from William in FL April 12, 2021 for René F. Cruz, MD

Our 20+ year family physician retired and Dr. Rene Cruz was among the recommendations for a transition. We interviewed Dr. Cruz and found him to be a warm, caring professional. He accepted us into his practice and we have never looked back. He and his staff have looked after our family's health needs - both pro-active and reactive. The annual wellness exam was more comprehensive than I… See more