René F. Cruz, MD

Primary Care That Makes You Primary

René F. Cruz, MD

Internal Medicine
4.7 /5
122 reviews

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Residency

Seton Hall University
Newark, NJ
Internal Medicine 1993-1995

Internship

Seton Hall University
Newark, NJ
1992-1993

Medical School

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

Postgraduate

Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Intensive Internal Medicine Review 2000

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

AdventHealth Orlando

English and Spanish

Doctors of Clinical Specialties, Hospitalists Group 2017-present
Medical Director, Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss 2011-2019

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

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
$525.00 every 3 months*

Semi-Annual
$1,050.00 every 6 months*

Annual
$2,100.00 each year*

René F. Cruz, MD

Meet René F. Cruz, MD


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.

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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. Cruz' practice with MDVIP

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MDVIP Wellness Program

Expect comprehensive screenings and tests and a custom wellness plan designed for you.

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Better Doctor-Patient Relationship

97% of MDVIP members are satisfied with their relationship (vs 58% in traditional PCP).

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Same/Next-Day Appointments

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

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Reachable 24/7

Reach Dr. Cruz 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. Cruz 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Doctors who operate in the MDVIP models typically see far fewer patients than traditional primary care doctors. That gives them more time to develop deeper doctor-patient relationships that can lead to better outcomes. They can also offer conveniences that most primary care doctors can’t, including same- and next-day appointments. They’re available after hours for urgent matters. And they have time to focus on prevention. That focus begins with the MDVIP Wellness Program, which patients pay for with their annual membership fee.

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 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.

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
$525.00 every 3 months*

Semi-Annual
$1,050.00 every 6 months*

Annual
$2,100.00 each year*

Get Started Today

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Testimonials from patients of René F. Cruz, MD

We Are Grateful To Be In Dr Cruz’s Care

from Valerie And Blake in FL • April 3, 2024
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 Read more...

Dr Cruz saved my life!

from jerold in NC • March 19, 2024
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 calcium Read more...

A Doctor Who Cares

from Karla in FL • March 11, 2024
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 Read more...


Compassionate & Caring = Dr. Cruz

from Kimberly in FL • February 22, 2024
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 progress Read more...

The Office of René F. Cruz, MD


Locations & Hours

Primary Office

424 Lake Howell Road
Maitland, FL 32751

call 407.644.4595

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Hours

Mon 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tue 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri 8:30 AM - 2:00 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
$525.00 every 3 months*

Semi-Annual
$1,050.00 every 6 months*

Annual
$2,100.00 each year*

Get Started Today

Fill out the form to join now, receive more information, or schedule a meeting with Dr. Cruz.

Get Started | Today
I want to...

*MDVIP respects your privacy and will only use your personal information as stated in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. By providing your number, you are giving your express written consent to receive telemarketing calls or text messages using an automatic phone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice at that number. You can contact us at any time if you wish to stop receiving such messages.

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