March: Dr. Mohamedtaki A. Tejani
Mohamedtaki A. Tejani, MD, is the medical director of the Colorectal Cancer program at AdventHealth. Dr. Tejani received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Amherst College. He later earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Tejani went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT, achieving the rank of Chief Resident. Following this, he completed his fellowship training in hematology/oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple University in Philadelphia. An award-winning physician, Dr. Tejani has authored numerous oncology-related publications. His research experience and areas of interest include gastrointestinal cancers, biomarkers and therapeutics, patient-provider communication and the culture of medicine. Dr. Tejani firmly believes that patient care is a privilege. Listening and responding to a patient's unique story is critical in helping that family on their cancer journey. Originally from Tanzania (East Africa), he is fluent in Swahili, Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati.
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November: Dr. Tanton
Dr. Tanton is the Medical Director of Clinical Practice for the AdventHealth Diabetes Institute and Florida Diabetes and Endocrine Centers, Dr. Tanton and his staff offer comprehensive services for pre-diabetes, obesity medicine, metabolism, diabetes, hypogonadism (low testosterone), osteopenia, osteoporosis, adrenal and pituitary disease, and vitamin D/calcium/ parathyroid disorders. Dr. Tanton specializes in ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (biopsy) of the thyroid and ethanol sclerotherapy of thyroid nodules.
May: Dr. Timothy Hendrix, MD
Dr. Tim Hendrix, AdventHealth Centra Care Medical Director, has worked as an urgent care physician at Centra Care for over 20 years. Board Certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Hendrix is a graduate of Loma Linda University and completed his residency training in Family Practice at Florida Hospital (now AdventHealth). He has extensive experience in Occupational Medicine as a physician with Centra Care and with Walt Disney World Employee Health. He has also served on the medical team for the NBA Orlando Magic. Prior to his career in medicine, Dr. Hendrix served as a volunteer firefighter with the San Bernardino County Fire Department and California Department of Forestry.
June: Dr. Sean McDann, DO
Sean McCann, DO, is double-board certified in family medicine and obesity medicine and has been providing expert primary medical care to Central Florida residents since 2014. Dr. McCann has substantial experience in outpatient primary care settings where he is proficient in providing everything from in-office X-rays to laceration repair, simple surgical procedures, splinting, and treatment for acute and chronic conditions. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit AdventHealthCentralFloridaPrimaryCare.com or call 407-303-6830.
July: Dr. Miles Bennett
Miles Bennett is the current emergency department medical director of AdventHealth Apopka and Winter Garden. He just completed his term as Chief of Staff of AdventHealth Apopka. He has been with AdventHealth for over nine years. During that time, he was awarded the compassion value award by the hospital and physician of the year by Florida Emergency Physicians. After graduating from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science he and his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, to attend medical school. Upon graduation he completed his emergency medicine residency in Gainesville, at the University of Florida Shand’s Hospital. His last year he was chief resident and was awarded the outstanding teaching resident award.
September: Walter Hayne, MD, Breast Cancer Surgeon
Walter C. Hayne, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and a former hospital Chief of Surgery who is part of AdventHealth Medical Group’s breast surgery specialty practice. He has a wealth of experience providing expert surgical care for breast cancer patients, and advanced skills in procedures like skin-sparing mastectomies. A summa cum laude graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, he continued at Temple as an award-winning medical student and thereafter undertook his general surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He has been a practicing surgeon for more than 20 years, during which time he has been honored with awards for his bedside manner and clinical excellence.
May 2021: Dr. Jessica Auffant, MD
Jessica Auffant, MD, is part of the AdventHealth Medical Group OB/GYN practice in Orlando and Oviedo. She received her medical degree at Florida State University College of Medicine and completed her residency at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando. Dr. Auffant has been practicing for nearly a decade and specializes in adolescent gynecology, family planning, menstrual disorders, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and high-risk pregnancies.
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June 2021: Dr. Yaritza Arriaga, Medical Director of Emergency Services
Dr. Arriaga is a Medical Director of Emergency Services at AdventHealth. She has practiced medicine for nearly 15 years, and has a wide variety of experience treating patients. Her specialty is emergency medicine and caring for acute and critical conditions for both adult and pediatric patients. She has served as a medical director since 2017 and is passionate about the care of the patients seeking help at AdventHealth. She enjoys learning all she can about her patients and taking time to have the conversations that make a difference in their medical care. She loves to learn about their lives and success in health as they continue treatment. Dr. Arriaga has an 11 year old son and a 9 year old daughter who are both very passionate about nature, art, and science. She and her husband have been married for 12 years and are both physicians. As a family, they enjoy spending time around the water.
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April 2021: Dr. Markus Agito, MD, Board-Certified Gastroenterologist (707-474-7783)
Dr. Markus Agito is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. He specializes in gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders, with expertise in chronic constipation, fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Agito received the Exemplary Teacher Award and helped develop one to the most comprehensive Motility and Pelvic Floor Programs in Florida, and is widely published in the field of Gastroenterology.
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