Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP

Primary Care That Makes You Primary

Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine
4.3 /5
289 reviews

Dr. Hitchcock offers the MDVIP Wellness Program Plus.

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Residency

Florida Hospital
Orlando, FL
Family Medicine 1999-2001

Internship

Florida Hospital
Orlando, FL
1998-1999

Medical School

Mayo Clinic Medical School
Rochester, MN
Doctorate of Medicine 1998

Undergraduate

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology 1994
Summa Cum Laude

American Board of Family Medicine

Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital

Consultant Physician, Independent Medical Examiner for US Veterans 2016-present
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

Castle Connolly 2014-2024
Degree of Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians 2018
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

Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association
Florida Academy of Family Physicians

Florida

MDVIP Annual Membership Fee

MDVIP’s annual fee covers the Wellness Program and generally can be made in quarterly, semi-annual and annual payments.

Quarterly
$787.50 every 3 months**

Semi-Annual
$1,575.00 every 6 months**

Annual
$3,150.00 each year**

** This physician offers Wellness Program Plus, an even more enhanced prevention program. Learn more about the Plus program.

Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP

Meet Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP


I believe that each patient should be heard and treated with compassion. I am not a fan of what I call “cookie-cutter medicine.” I believe I can help my patients better achieve their health goals thanks to having more time with them and by helping formulate a plan after taking the time to listen and better understand their needs. My family medicine practice has served the Bay Hill, Windermere, Isleworth, Golden Oak and other southwest Orlando, Florida, communities for more than 20 years.

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! 

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Primary Care That Makes You Primary

A new healthcare model to suit your lifestyle
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Benefits of joining Dr. Hitchcock's practice with MDVIP

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Same/Next-Day Appointments

See Dr. Hitchcock quickly and take your time during each appointment.

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Reachable 24/7

Reach Dr. Hitchcock by phone or text after-hours, and on weekends.

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Smaller Practice Size

MDVIP practices are smaller than most primary care practices, which means your doctor has more time to help you.

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Your Dedicated Doctor

See Dr. Hitchcock when you go to the office — not someone else like a nurse practitioner or physician assistant

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Travel Benefits

If you need urgent care while traveling, your physician can help arrange your care with a local hospital, pharmacy or doctor.

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Medical Centers of Excellence

For patients who need care beyond what is available locally, MDVIP can connect your doctor with specialists at some of the country’s leading medical institutions

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Better Health Outcomes

Members have better control of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.

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+ Plus Program

Members in MDVIP Plus practices receive similar testing and diagnostic screenings as members in standard practices. But the Plus program also includes important, advanced testing on cognitive, cardiovascular and metabolic health.

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+ Cognitive Health

From head injury to the early signs of Alzheimer’s, cognitive impairment can have a significant and lasting impact. The wellness program plus uses advanced tools to look at brain health and provides a reliable score for comprehensive cognitive health.

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+ Personalized Medication Program

An advanced review of existing medications as well as a personalized schedule that indicates how and when to safely take your medications are included in the program.

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+ Metabolic and Nutritional Check

Plus testing includes a comprehensive metabolic panel as well a check for certain vitamins and other nutrients. These tests can help identify risk markers for multiple diseases.

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+ Advanced Heart Disease Testing

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. and kills more people than all cancers combined. It’s also largely preventable. The MDVIP Wellness Program Plus includes advanced heart disease testing.

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+ Inflammation Testing

Chronic inflammation can trigger disease processes that cause significant damage to your blood vessels, heart, brain, liver, gastrointestinal system and joints. It's linked to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and arthritis.

Frequently Asked Questions

MDVIP-affiliated physicians use the Wellness Program Plus to help prevent little things from becoming big things – working to help patients enjoy life and be healthier. Those who value their health will appreciate having a closer doctor-patient relationship. Because MDVIP-affiliated physicians have smaller practices, they have more time for you, so you can receive the individualized care and service you deserve. Physicians offering the Plus program have a different set of testing to choose from than physicians in the traditional program; this testing looks at additional health risks. Plus doctors also use an advanced cognitive testing system to evaluate brain health and offer a medication review program.

MDVIP makes wellness and prevention easier by providing your physician with innovative tools and technology. MDVIP supports your physician’s practice and seeks to eliminate barriers to a positive healthcare experience. Your doctor will determine whether and how to incorporate these tools at his/her discretion.

Most MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices accept insurance (your physician can tell you whether they accept your specific insurance plan). Your annual fee pays for preventive care medical services that insurance usually doesn’t cover (e.g., advanced diagnostic testing and screenings). Your MDVIP-affiliated physician will continue to bill your insurance and charge copays, co-insurances and deductibles as he or she currently does for other medical services like sick visits.

MDVIP Annual Membership Fee

MDVIP’s annual fee covers the Wellness Program and generally can be made in quarterly, semi-annual and annual payments.

Quarterly
$787.50 every 3 months**

Semi-Annual
$1,575.00 every 6 months**

Annual
$3,150.00 each year**

** This physician offers Wellness Program Plus, an even more enhanced prevention program. Learn more about the Plus program.

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Testimonials from patients of Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP

Simply the Best!

from Valerie in FL • March 19, 2024
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I started with Dr. Hitchcock about 25 years ago when she was just starting out in her family practice. I was in my mid-forties. I was looking for a doctor that would communicate well with me and provide preventative care. From the start of our relationship, I told Dr. Hitchcock that my goal was to stay off prescription medications as long as possible and to work with me towards that goal. If my Read more...

A doctor with compassion

from Evelyn in FL • March 12, 2024
Dr, Hitchcock is a wonderful doctor and i am so glad that I made the decision t continue to be her patient when she changed her status. One Saturday morning I injured my foot. I am a diabetic and was concerned about damage that could have occurred as a result of the accident, called Dr. Hitchcock, who was out to breakfast with her family. Dr. Hitchcock had me meet her at her office and took care Read more...

Dr. Lara Hitchcock

from Madeline in FL • March 9, 2024
I have been a patient of Dr. Hitchcock for almost 15 years....so before MDVIP. I have always been impressed with the personal interest she takes in her patients. Speaking for myself there have been several times where I have been concerned over something and she has that perfect ability to zone in on exactly what was concerning me. She listens.... She is the first person I thought of during the Read more...

Dr. Lara Hitchcock

from Victoria in FL • March 4, 2024
There is not just one moment that stands out with Dr. Hitchcock but rather the care I have recieved over the last 25 years. The relationship we have built is invaluable to me. There has never been a time that I have walked away from an appointment disappointed with Dr. Hitchcock's knowledge, thouroughness, empathy, or kindness. I don't know what I do without Dr. Hitchcock!

Dr Hitchcock is the Best!

from Margaret in FL • March 1, 2024
I called the office recently and requested a need to see Dr. immediately. I had a problem that had occurred when I was out of town, and then it re-occurred once I returned home. I received the appointment the same day that I called. I know that Dr had a lot of patients to see that day , but she did fit me in and she did not make me feel rushed. Dr Hitchcock listened carefully to what I had to say Read more...

The Office of Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP


Dr. Hitchcock offers the MDVIP Wellness Program Plus.

Locations & Hours

Primary Office

7932 West Sand Lake Road Suite 201
Orlando, FL 32819

call 407.447.9038

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Hours

Mon 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

MDVIP Annual Membership Fee

MDVIP’s annual fee covers the Wellness Program and generally can be made in quarterly, semi-annual, and annual payments.

Quarterly
$787.50 every 3 months**

Semi-Annual
$1,575.00 every 6 months**

Annual
$3,150.00 each year**

** This physician offers Wellness Program Plus, an even more enhanced prevention program. Learn more about the Plus program.

Get Started Today

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