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You and your family’s health is our top priority.  With hectic daily schedules staying on the path to a healthy lifestyle can be challenging. Below you will find helpful articles and quick tips to make staying healthy a little easier.     

Posted on February 4, 2014 in Events, General News

Thirty years ago, Physician Associates, then known as the Orlando Health Care Group (OHCG) opened its doors with a handful of employees and two physicians. It was a move that would forever change the face of healthcare options for Central Floridians. Now, as they celebrate their 30th anniversary, Physician Associates boasts 670 employees, including 96 physicians. Annually, the physician group records more than half a million patient visits and delivers over 3,000 babies, which equates to more than eight births a day. With nearly 30 locations around Central Florida, Physician Associates is where families can turn to for high quality, easy access to healthcare. Just this flu season alone, Physician Associates has given more than 29-thousand flu shots to adults and children.

Posted on February 3, 2014 in New Physicians

Physician Associates is pleased to announce that Deborah Lauridsen, MD, has joined its Oviedo West practice effective February 3, 2014. Her new office is located at 7408 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, Florida, 32765.

Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Lauridsen treats both children and adults of all ages, providing comprehensive primary care. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she comes to Physician Associates from Orlando Health Physician Group (OHPG) and has served the Central Florida area since 2006 and the Oviedo community since 2011. Dr. Lauridsen earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio.

“We are excited to have Dr. Lauridsen join the Physician Associates...

Posted on February 3, 2014 in New Physicians

Physician Associates is pleased to announce that internist Hina Lone, MD, has joined our Sand Lake practice effective February 3, 2014. Her office is located at 7472 Doc's Grove Circle, Orlando, Florida, 32819.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Lone provides comprehensive primary care, focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. “I believe in providing my patients with comprehensive care that extends beyond the treatment of illness and disease, and also includes compassion, clear communication and a personalized approach,” she explains.

Dr. Lone earned her medical degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed her internship and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, also in...

Posted on January 7, 2014 in New Physicians

Physician Associates is pleased to announce that the internal medicine practice of Adnan A. Khan, MD, has joined our group effective January 2, 2014. The practice is located in Winter Garden at 3724 Winter Garden Vineland Road, right next to the Walgreens.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Khan provides expertise in treating common conditions such as seasonal colds, allergies, flu and skin disorders as well as more serious medical issues such as heart and lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol management. Dr. Khan treats older teens, adults and senior citizens. He is a long-time Southwest Orange County resident and has been practicing in Ocoee and Winter Garden for over 10 years. Dr. Khan earned his medical degree from Dow Medical College and...

Posted on December 16, 2013 in Community

Thanks to the help of the communities surrounding our offices throughout Central Florida, Physician Associates was able to collect many toys this Holiday Season for the boys and girls in our communities.

Our Toys for Tots Drive ended on December 11th and was extremely successful. Thanks again to all of those who came out and...

Posted on December 6, 2013 in General News, Physician News

With so many kids now having their own smartphones, tablets, gaming devices and televisions, questions are now being raised if having such technology in kids' bedrooms is affecting their sleep. A recent study out of Canada found that such technology in kids' rooms does cause anxiety and sleep loss.

Dr. Alix Casler, Pediatrician, Physician Associates appeared on FOX 35 Good Day Orlando over the weekend to discuss the topic. Dr. Casler shared important information on the impact that loss of sleep can have on kids' cognitive and emotional functions and advised parents on how to handle the influx of technology in their kids' lives.

Check out the story at the video below. Enjoy!



Posted on December 2, 2013 in New Physicians

Physician Associates is pleased to announce that the internal medicine practice of Scott D. Marsel, MD, Truc T. Tran, DO, Jennifer Lin, PA-C, and  Kimberly A. Monahan, PA-C, has joined its group effective December 1, 2013. The practice is located in Ocoee at 10000 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 487, inside Health Central Hospital.

Drs. Marsel and Tran, along with physician assistants Lin and Monahan, provide comprehensive primary care, focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases as well as caring for special health problems of the elderly. Dr. Marsel has been serving the Ocoee and West Orange communities since 1999, and Dr. Tran since 2006. 

“We’re still in the same place with the same familiar faces our patients know and trust....

Posted on November 11, 2013 in Community

Please stop by any of our 26 locations to drop off a toy for a child in need this holiday season.

To find the office in your area, please enter your zip code in the box below and click "Search" or click on the link below to see all of our locations.

Posted on October 30, 2013 in General News

In an effort to enhance our communication with our patients we have updated our patient portal system.

By creating an account you have the ability to:

  • Schedule your appointment
  • Pay your bill on-line
  • Update your insurance information
  • View messages
  • Receive health updates such as when flu shots are available and more

It only takes a couple of minutes to complete.

Beginning November 1st, all patients who create a new account will be entered to win an American Express gift card. Monthly drawings will be held until the end of February; with a winner every month!

We thank you for your participation.


  • Must be a new portal account.
  • Employees are...
Posted on April 4, 2013 in Events, General News

We have moved our Clermont location from Don Wickham Drive to Pagonia Drive.

The New Clermont Location

The address for the new Clermont location is:

17327 & 17325 Pagonia Drive
Clermont, FL 34711

Get Directions →

Good health from our family to yours.

Physician Associates

235 N. Westmonte Drive
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714

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