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Two New Primary Care Doctors Now Practicing in Lake Wales

Two new primary care providers have joined the Heart of Florida Physician Group and will be practicing together in Lake Wales.

Rodolfo S. Fernandez, M.D., an internal medicine physician and Amber Y. Shepard, M.D., a family medicine physician will be seeing patients at their office located at 1255 SR 60 E., Suite 500 in Lake Wales.

"We are very excited to welcome these two physicians to our group,'' said Sabrina Robinson, director for the physician group. "Dr. Fernandez had practiced in Winter Haven and is well-known in the area and Dr. Shepard, who is a Lake Wales native, is returning to the area to begin her practice. They are both wonderful additions to our group of physicians.''

Dr. Fernandez believes in taking a holistic approach to treating his patients. He also believes in making sure his patients are comfortable with their treatment plan. He sees patients 18 years and older.

"My goals are to listen to their needs and help resolve their issues and make them feel at home with me,'' Dr. Fernandez said.

Dr. Shepard is excited about being back in her hometown to start her practice.

"I am exactly where I need to be,'' Dr. Shepard said. "This is home for me and there is no place like home.''

Dr. Shepard said she listens to her patient's concerns and forms a comprehensive care plan to help them take control of their health. She sees patients ages 2 and older.

Both physicians see patients for treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure, COPD, wellness visits, immunizations and sports and school physicals as well as sick visits and injuries.

To make an appointment with either Dr. Fernandez or Dr. Shepard, please call 844-634-DOCS (3627). For more information, visit our web site at

Heart of Florida Physician Group is a multi-specialty Medical group that believes in providing quality, compassionate health care to the communities it serves in Davenport, Haines City, Lake Wales, Champions Gate, Winter Haven, Poinciana and surrounding areas. Our offices provide expert care in 11 different specialties including family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedics and gastroenterology. With same-day appointments available for most offices, you and your family receive personalized care when you need it most. For more information, visit us at Physicians are members of the Medical staff at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center or Lake Wales Medical Center. Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is owned in part by physicians. Lake Wales Medical Center is owned in part by physicians.


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