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Advent Health


October 2021: Breast Cancer Awareness with Dr. Walter Hayne

Christopher RussellWalter 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.

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September 2021 : Men’s Health Month with Dr. Christopher Russell

Christopher RussellChristopher M. Russell, MD, is a board-certified urologist. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Dr. Russell earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine before going on to complete a residency in urology at the University of Michigan. He is an experienced researcher in the field of urology and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Russell is a member of the American Urologic Association.

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During Men’s Health Month, AdventHealth urges men to get annual prostate exams. To learn more go to ScheduleYourTuneup.com!


August 2021: National Immunization Month with Dr. Matthew Ho

Mattew D. HoMatthew D. Ho, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Orange City. Dr. Ho provides whole-person care for patients with acute illnesses, mental health needs and chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. After earning his medical degree from the University of South Florida, Dr. Ho completed his residency in family medicine at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Winter Park in Florida. He has experience in skin biopsies, excisions and providing continuity and acute care to pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. Dr. Ho’s areas of focus are educating patients on chronic disease management and mentoring future health care professionals.

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July 2021: Back to School with Dr. Elizabeth Fisher

Elizabeth FisherDr. Elizabeth Fisher is a board-certified family medicine physician serving the Dr. Phillips community with whole-person care for ages four and up.

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June 2021: Summer Safety with Dr. Yaritza Arriaga

ArriagaDr. 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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May 2021: Women’s Health Month with Dr. Jessica Auffant

AuffantJessica 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. For more information click here!


April 2021: Dr. Markus Agito, MD, Board-Certified Gastroenterologist

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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March 2021: Dr. Mohamedtaki A. Tejani

Sean McCannMohamedtaki 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 2020: Dr. Tanton

Sean McCann 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. For more information click here!


September 2020: 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. For more information click here!


July 2020: Dr. Miles Bennett

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. For more information click here!


June 2020: Dr. Sean McDann, DO

Sean McCann 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. For more information click here!


May 2020: Dr. Timothy Hendrix, MD

Timothy Hedrix 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. For more information click here!




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