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...
Similar to conveniences often associated with concierge medicine practices, my MDVIP-affiliated practice offers same- or next-day appointments that start on time. The annual MDVIP Wellness Program Plus is important for my patients. This program of comprehensive diagnostic tests and screenings focused on key areas of your health has been shown to help better detect certain risk factors earlier.
In addition to working on better preventing heart disease, stroke and other illnesses, I also am also passionate about trying to help patients maintain better cognitive health. My team and I work hard to try to help alleviate the stress out of being a patient in today’s healthcare system by having more time to work with specialists and offering after-hours reachability.
We also offer screenings for genetic anomalies, food sensitivity, cancer markers and cardiac and cognitive function. I believe that, with these screenings, we can better identify, treat and manage conditions such as obesity, insulin-resistance and type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, cognitive changes and brain fog, chronic fatigue and other chronic disease, as well as acute illnesses.
In addition to the services included in the MDVIP Wellness Program, I also offer women’s health procedures, as well as dermatologic services and other advances testing and treatments.
I feel that staying connected with academia and the medical community helps me to offer a more personalized experience and services for my patients. I have achieved a Degree of Fellow with the American Academy of Family Physicians for outstanding service to family medicine. I am affiliated with Orlando Health. I also serve as an associate professor of medicine with the Florida State University College of Medicine and serve on the board of Independent Physicians Network. And I proudly serve as regional chair for the Medical Advisory Board of MDVIP. I am excited to have the time and resources as a MDVIP-affiliated physician to help improve the health of my patients and their quality of life now and for the future!
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.