Stroke Prevention: How to Lower Your Risk

Every two seconds, someone in the world has a stroke, making it the second leading cause of death globally — more than 6 million people die from stroke every year. Stroke kills more people each year than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. In fact, stroke is more common than most people think: one in five [...]

The Difference Between Allergies, a Common Cold, and a Sinus Infection

Florida is known for its sunny weather, tropical plants, and warm temperatures. However, our perennially great weather comes with a downside; allergies can last year-round for many Floridians, putting us at the top of the list for the number of allergy sufferers nationwide. If you or your little ones are stuffy, sneezy, or just feeling [...]

Top Physicians List Features Our Providers

Niral Patel, M.D., and Justin Napotnik, D.C., were selected as some of Orlando’s leading physicians as chosen by readers of Orlando Family Magazine in their 2018 Reader’s Choice poll for Top Physicians. The 2018 Reader’s Choice Top Physicians list includes 251 physicians across 52 specialties throughout our community who make the health of their patients [...]

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Your nose is stuffy, your throat is sore, you sneeze non-stop, and your body aches. How do you know if you have the common cold or the dreaded flu virus? What’s the difference between the two anyway? A cold is a contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus. More than 200 [...]

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

Thank you to all of our patients for voting Niral Patel, M.D., the Best Physician in Southwest Orlando for the fourth consecutive year! Here are some of the reasons why Dr. Patel won: Comprehensive medical services for the entire family Pediatric Care Internal Medicine Chiropractic Care Dermatology Services Cost-effective care Our higher level services, such as laceration repair, IV fluid [...]

Make a Difference this Holiday Season by Giving to Toys for Tots

This year, Windermere Medical Center is partnering with Toys for Tots to help less fortunate children in our community. We need your help before Monday, December 18! The US Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distributes them as Christmas gifts to disadvantaged children in [...]

Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage: What’s the Difference?

The health insurance landscape, including coverage plans provided by the government, can be complicated to navigate. Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage, for example, have similar names but several distinct differences in terms of care coverage and benefits for patients. Niral Patel, M.D., founder of Windermere Medical Center and board-certified internal medicine physician, says he deals with [...]

2017 Holiday Hours

With the holiday season in full swing, we want to be sure that our employees and patients enjoy the season. Please see updated holiday hours below: Wednesday, November 22 - Closing at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 23 - Closed for Thanksgiving Friday, November 24 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25 - 9:00 [...]

Dr. Patel Discusses Immigrant Program on WFTV9 ABC News

Amid the recent terror attack in New York City, the “Diversity Immigrant Visa Program” is up for debate in Washington. Niral Patel, M.D., joined WFTV9 ABC News to discuss the immigration program. Dr. Patel entered the country through the program and is worried people like him will no longer have a chance. Dr. Patel was born in Kenya [...]

What’s the Difference Between HMO and PPO Insurance?

Healthcare insurance can be a confusing landscape, and one of the common questions we are often asked from patients is to explain the difference between HMO and PPO insurance. “Something my patients always ask me is ‘What does it mean to have an HMO insurance versus a PPO insurance,” says Niral Patel, M.D., founder of [...]