Recently, I've run across three people who think exercising for an hour or two a day is too much and means the person has an exercise addiction. I do Pure Barre and I just love it. I go there to see my friends and to get a workout I like. Yesterday, I read that 77% of Generation Z is ineligible for US military service. They gave three main reasons for this. The first was obesity. Some… See more
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
As your personal primary care doctor, I am able to invest the necessary time to thoroughly review your records, discuss lab results and truly understand your concerns and goals. I am committed to building a strong doctor-patient relationship by being there for you and your family when there is a new health issue or illness and to coach you along your personal path to wellness. Similar to concierge medicine practices, I also offer conveniences like same- or next-day appointments that start on time.
With over 18 years of practicing primary care in the Orlando community, I have relationships with many specialists to help you with your specific needs. I am affiliated with Dr. Phillips Hospital/Orlando Health and have taught at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine. I was recently selected as one of Orlando’s Elite Doctors by Orlando Style Magazine and have maintained my standing as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 2005. As one of the few female family medicine physicians in Southwest Orlando to offer this type of personalized healthcare, I see patients from Dr. Phillips, Windermere, Bay Hill and surrounding towns.
Dr. Hitchcock's Credentials
Family Medicine 1999-2001
Mayo Clinic Medical School
Doctorate of Medicine 1998
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology 1994
Summa Cum Laude
Best Doctors in America 2005-2018
Cigna Care Designation Award 2016-2018
Opencare Patient's Choice 2016
Top 3 physicians in Southwest Orlando, Southwest Bulletin 2015, 2016
Board of Directors, Integrated Independent Physician's Network 2017-2021
Consultant Physician, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2018-2021
Financial Committee Member, Clinical Integrated Network for Orlando Health 2016-2017
Associate Professor of Medicine, FSU College of Medicine 2003-2006
American Medical Association
Florida Academy of Family Physicians
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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Hitchcock
Dr. Lara Hitchcock has been my doctor for about 17 years before she recently became a part of MDVIP. I always felt comfortable with Dr. Hitchcock and felt confident in her care as my doctor. I had to move to England in 2008 for five years because of my husband's work. A couple of months after I moved there, I wasn't feeling well, and I was having problems with my breathing. The… See more
Dr. Lara Hitchcock really cares about her patients .. Dr. Hitchcock goes above and beyond most doctors .. she really listens which is a true art .. always positive, and with a smile . Even on her vacation, and holidays she takes time to accommodate her patients needs .. Dr. Hitchcock has helped me in crucial situation in providing a positive solution..
Like exercise, nutrition is an important component of maintaining your brain health. Studies show that following the right diet and eating the right foods can help improve your cognitive function.
While certain foods are commonly associated with a healthier brain, we know that a healthy… See more
Drs. Lara Hitchcock, Gregory W. Nestor and Raul E. Tamayo Deliver MDVIP’s Patient-Centered, Preventive Medicine
Boca Raton, Fla. – July 31, 2019 – MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, today announced that three Central Florida doctors –… See more
It should come as no surprise that Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP, describes her practice as “patient-centered,” but those in her care will see that term take on new meaning. In May, she will open her new MDVIP-affiliated practice.