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Winter Park Geriatric Care Team

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Meet Our Geriatric Specialists

Led by three board-certified physicians who have completed additional formal training and certification in geriatric medicine, our interdisciplinary team is specialty trained in the aging process and in treating geriatric diseases nearly unique to older adults. With specialists in the fields of geriatric medicine, pharmacy, nutrition, behavioral health and social work, our team can knowledgably consider and address a broad spectrum of health-related factors — including medical, psychological and social — when treating patients.

Our medical team is skilled in providing treatment for a variety of conditions such as urinary incontinence, memory loss and dementia, arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and more. As an established teaching facility, our physicians are continuously involved in the latest research, education and leading-edge treatment options and have access to advanced technology, including a high-tech simulation training lab which allows physicians to maintain excellence in all aspects of patient care.

Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Cole pursued her medical degree at the University of South Florida in Tampa and went on to complete her residency and fellowship training in geriatric medicine at Florida Hospital. As director of Florida Hospital’s Geriatric Fellowship Program, Dr. Cole supervises medical students, residents, and geriatric fellows in the care of elderly patients in the hospital, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, and home visits.

Robin Creamer, DO, FAAFP

Robin Creamer, DO, FAAFP, pursued her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, in Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Creamer went on to complete her first residency in Family Medicine at Northwestern University – St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, IL and her second at Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL (where she held the position of Chief Resident).

John Fleming, MD

Dr. Fleming pursued his medical degree at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. He is double board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics. Before coming to serve as a faculty physician for the Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in 1993, Dr. Fleming was in private practice in Winter Park 25 years.

Rose Katherine Appel, DO

Rose Katherine Appel, DO pursued her medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where she received the Outstanding Medical Student Award. She completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Winter Park Memorial Hospital where she presented research on falls prevention and delirium in the hospitalized patient. Dr. Appel is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Serena Gui, PhD

Dr. Gui earned her PhD in counseling psychology from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She joined Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency in 1997 and serves as the Associate Director of Behavior Medicine.

Robert Vandervoort, PharmD

Dr. Robert Vandervoort received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 1995, and following that he completed a Primary Care Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Florida Hospital Family Health Center in Orlando, Florida.

Diane Burns, MSW, LCSW

As part of the the Centre for Aging and Wellness interdisciplinary team, Diane helps patients and their families plan and coordinate care. This includes referrals to community resources, communication with medical providers, assistance with life transitions and advance directives, and patient and caregiver consultations.