How One MDVIP-Affiliated Physician Assesses Brain Health

Dr. Lara Hitchcock discusses how she uses the screenings in the MDVIP Wellness Program to help track patients' brain health.


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Protect Your Cognitive Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 18, 2020
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Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES

Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Joining Their Primary Care Practice

When it’s time to look for a new doctor, what are the most important factors to consider? This is a decision you’ll want to handle with care. A primary care doctor who is a good fit can help optimize your health, increase longevity and lower your medical costs.


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4 Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 18, 2020

Most of us are stressed every day (in fact 55 percent in one Gallup poll reported feeling stressed for a good portion of the previous day). Unfortunately, that stress isn’t healthy. Uncontrolled stress is tied to heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, depression … it’s a long list. That’s why it’s important to find an effective method of relaxation.  


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Five Factors for Better Brain Health

Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP
By Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP
September 17, 2020
About the Physician
Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP

My passion as a family medicine physician is to provide you and your family with highly personalized care and attention in order to effectively treat your current health concerns and prevent new problems. To help accomplish this, I am pleased to be offering MDVIP Wellness Program Plus, which incorporates an advanced cognitive screening and personal medication management program among other tests and tools to help us combat the problems that can creep up as we age.
 
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.

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, similar to concierge medicine, I see patients from Dr. Phillips, Windermere, Bay Hill and surrounding towns.

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Flu Shots are Crucial This Year – Here’s Why

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 18, 2020

If you’re one of those people who gets their flu shot occasionally — or who never gets it — here’s a reason to sign up early: Public health officials are warning of an impending crisis during the upcoming flu season. Why? The coronavirus is still spreading, putting a strain on healthcare systems. If it’s a bad flu season, the combination of illnesses could create shortages at hospitals. 


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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