Windermere Medical Center Featured in Southwest Orlando Bulletin

Southwest Orlando Bulletin featured Windermere Medical Center in a recent business profile titled “Medical Center Offers Individual, Patient-Centered Care for All Ages.” Here’s some of what they had to say: “Niral Patel, M.D., and his team of experts provide comprehensive medical services, including both internal medicine and pediatric primary care, a walk-in clinic, chiropractic services [...]

Your Insurance May Be Changing

Every year health insurance changes a little, but this next year has some big changes. We care deeply about our patients and their access to medical care, so we want to make sure you know what is happening - and what you may need to do. Aetna, Humana, and United Healthcare are closing their Marketplace [...]

Backpack Safety Tips to Keep Your Child Safe

Is your child’s backpack too heavy? Do they struggle to walk while wearing it? Chances are your child has way too much stuff in their backpack. Luckily, these backpack safety tips to keep your child safe can be implemented with ease to help them avoid both short- and long-term damage. Did you know a child’s [...]

How Can I Tell if My Child is Experiencing Swimmer’s Ear?

Your family just enjoyed a lovely day at the beach or by the pool, but now your child is complaining of ear pain. How can you tell if your child is experiencing swimmer’s ear? What is Swimmer’s Ear? When water gets trapped in the outer ear canal, it creates a moist [...]

What’s the Difference Between Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Asthma?

Bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma all affect the respiratory system. The respiratory system (made up of the lungs, airways, and muscles) is responsible for moving oxygen to our body’s cells. The nose, mouth, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles make up the airway which carries air between the lungs and the body’s [...]

Dr. Patel Voted Best Physician in Southwest Orlando for Second Consecutive Year

Thank you to all of our patients for voting Dr. Patel the Best Physician in Southwest Orlando for the second consecutive year! Here are some of the reasons why Dr. Patel won: Greater access to care for his patients. We are open until 9pm on weekdays and until 5pm on Saturdays.  In-house X-ray, lab, specialty imaging, and dermatology services saving patients time [...]

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Your nose is stuffy, your throat is sore and your body aches. Do you know if it’s the common cold or the dreaded flu virus? What’s the difference between the two anyway? A cold is a contagious respiratory infection. Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is another type of respiratory [...]

Comprehensive Substance Abuse Testing

We’ve all heard the term “substance abuse”, but what does it really mean? Substance abuse can be defined in many ways, but is most commonly defined as abusing (excessively using) drugs, alcohol and even tobacco. Substance abuse tests are commonly required by employers of potential new hires. Read on to find [...]

Ear, Throat and Sinus Infections

Your ears, nose, and throat are all part of your upper respiratory system. They share anatomy and have similar mucus membrane linings, which means they are able to get similar infections. Understanding the anatomy of your ears, nose, and throat will help you know how to keep them in good health [...]