Great news for those of you that live near the Oviedo/Winter Springs area of Central Florida! Many of the doctors in our group have started practicing at the new Oviedo Medical Center. We are doing deliveries (both scheduled sections and vaginal ), as well as surgery procedures including hysterectomies and minor gyn cases. Our Gyn Oncologists Dr Bryant and Dr Seward are doing surgeries there as well.
The hospital is also offering maternity classes, including: childbirth, breast-feeding and newborn care. If you are interested in delivering at this hospital, talk to your providers when you are in the office and request more information about whether this would be a good place for you. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you will likely still want to deliver at Winnie Palmer Hospital.
We would like to welcome Dr. Shannon Hahn to our practice!
Dr. Hahn was born in Orlando and grew up in Titusville, Florida. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami and was a four year recipient of the King Henry Stanford scholarship. He received his Medical Degree in 2013 from St. George’s University where he again finished Magna Cum Laude and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies where he was selected to serve as Chief Resident. While there, he was honored as the recipient of the Robert Bowles Excellence in Medicine Award, Best Resident in Gynecological Oncology Award and the CAPI Best Resident Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Hahn has a commitment for providing the highest quality care for women and specializes in general obstetrics and gynecology. His special interests include high risk obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, utilizing both laparoscopic and DaVinci Robotic approaches.
Dr. Hahn joined our group in 2017. He enjoys going to theme parks and the beach in his free time. Dr. Hahn resides in Lake Nona with his wife. He practices exclusively at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, and cares for patients at our Winter Park and Lake Nona offices.
This week we are highlighting another doctor in our group:
Dr Michelle Rothen. She is a busy mother of two kids, but finds plenty of time to listen to her patients ....and has a heart of gold! She has been with our group since 2013. You can see Dr Rothen at both the Winter park and Oviedo locations.
This week we are highlighting Dr. Shawn Lee. He has been in practice with us since 2015.
Dr Lee is available to see patients at the Winter Park and Lake Nona office locations by calling (407) 644-5371.
We are pleased to announce that we are opening a new office location in Lake Nona! Our opening day is May 1st. You can call now to make your appointment : (407) 644-5371
9650 Lake Nona Village Place Orlando,FL 32827
Last year I delivered the Presidential address to the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in which I discussed the fact that the United States spends much more money on our health care than any other country in the world. In spite of this huge difference in spending, we don’t do as well as many other countries when we look at the statistics which measure quality such as life expectancy, perinatal mortality and many others. A report by the respected Institute of Medicine in 2013 revealed that we also have a higher number of people with chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart disease. So it would seem at first glance that our health care system is not up to the same level as other developed countries around the world and we should be ashamed of it.
But first impressions can sometimes be deceiving and we need to look a little deeper. Many of us have benefitted from “miracles of medicine” and survived conditions that once may have been fatal because of incredible scientific advances. We also have a huge and incredibly diverse population and one which has always welcomed immigrants and people from around the world. The other developed countries we have been compared with have much more homogeneous populations and are much smaller. Our population is larger than the combined populations of Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland. With size comes many problems of the distribution of medical care and many issues of social inequality. Other major issues are related to personal choices and responsibility that people make to smoke, not exercise and take care of themselves in general. It is well known that there is a huge increase in chronic conditions associated with obesity and smoking. We shouldn’t blame the resulting illnesses on inadequate quality of our healthcare system for what are self-induced habits and life styles. An interesting statistic is that 5% of U.S. population account for 50% of the money spent on healthcare.
So I don’t think we should be quite so hard on ourselves and our healthcare system in the United States for being second rate. America is still the place people from around the world come to for their healthcare when facing difficult problems The profession, which is made up of dedicated, caring individuals will continue to strive to improve the health of all our citizens as we always have. Our efforts need to be ongoing in trying to correct the social inequalities in our population, the access to healthcare and assist people in taking more responsibility for their own health with life style changes.