Top Primary Care Physicians in Orlando

Top Primary Care Physicians in Orlando

Your primary care physician serves as the trusted doctor for you and your family. You’ll see your primary care physician for general care, including diagnoses, treatments, regular check-ups, exams, and screenings. You’ll also visit your primary care doctor for referrals to specialists who have extensive training in the area of your health concern. 

At UCF Health, our physicians treat each patient with personalized care. We don’t believe in a single approach toward all patients, because every person has different needs and a unique medical history. We create individualized treatment plans that help manage existing health conditions, minimize risk factors to prevent diseases, and improve our patients’ lives.

Our physicians cultivate a comfortable and trusting environment for you and your family to express your concerns and receive the quality solutions you deserve. 

Exceptional Care for the Entire Family

Primary Care for Adolescents and Adults

Our Orlando family physicians provide a wide range of screenings, treatments, and preventative care for our adult and adolescent patients. We create customized treatment plans to prevent diseases, monitor existing conditions, and treat urgent care needs. 

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We offer expert lifestyle medicine services, Orlando internal medicine care, transgender health care, and care with our family medicine specialists to improve our patients’ quality of life through healthy lifestyle choices and preventative care.

Primary Care for Seniors

An important part of our Primary Care UCF Health Services is geriatric medicine. Our geriatricians in Orlando provide comprehensive care for our senior patients, including necessary screenings, monitoring of existing health conditions, evaluations of memory and prescribed medications, and care for their overall wellbeing. 

Our Orlando primary care physicians treat patients with the utmost respect, and they support our senior patients by creating fall-prevention strategies, emergency assistance plans, and providing guidance for assisted living options.

Importance of a Primary Care Physician

Visiting a primary care physician regularly enables you to build a trusted relationship with your doctor. A doctor who has treated and monitored you for years understands your lifestyle, your preferences, and your needs.

The more comfortable you are with your doctor, the greater quality of care you’ll receive. When you’re comfortable expressing your concerns with transparency, your doctor is able to consider the full picture when diagnosing conditions, treating conditions, or referring you to a specialist. 

Your primary care physician has a thorough understanding of your medical history, which aids them in detecting early signs and symptoms of diseases, based on changes in your health. 

If you or a family member has a chronic disease and requires regular check-ups or tests, you can visit your primary care physician and he or she will know the right questions to ask and the specific concerns to address to treat you effectively, efficiently, and thoroughly. 

For any of your health concerns, you can feel comfortable reaching out to your primary care physician. Treatment and routine care through your Orlando primary care physician are convenient and easily accessible. 

When to Visit Your Primary Care Provider

Visiting your primary care physician regularly will help you to mitigate risk factors that cause various diseases, and to maintain optimal health for years to come. You may also choose to see one of our experienced and qualified Nurse Practitioners who work alongside our doctors as part of the care team at UCF Health.

Reach out to your Orlando primary care provider if you need any of the following health care services:

Finding the Best Primary Care Physician

When searching for the best primary care physician for you, it’s important that you consider the doctor’s credentials, education, and past experience to ensure that they’ll provide you with the highest level of care.


Physicians who are board-certified are dedicated to learning and adopting the latest technologies and advancements in primary care. To earn a board-certification, a physician has to take their education and experience a step further than a physician who is simply licensed. 

These accredited physicians take it upon themselves to complete assessments, training, and continued education that are not necessarily required to practice medicine. 

Board-certified physicians strive to provide a superior patient experience, and they hold themselves to the highest standard.  

Extensive Experience

Physicians who have considerable experience providing primary care services are better suited to treat you and your family. Experienced physicians have dealt with a wide range of health conditions similar to the one you may be experiencing. 

Experienced physicians have a vast knowledge-base of solutions, approaches and answers to your questions and concerns. 

At UCF Health, we value the genuine relationships we build with our patients. We will help you find the best primary care doctor for you, because we go above and beyond to ensure your comfort, your satisfaction, your convenience—and your health. 

Our Orlando physicians are here to serve you with quality, expert care. Their high level of experience and skill makes them the qualified providers you and your family deserve. No matter your health concern, you can rest assured that we have the right doctor for you.  

Schedule your appointment with the best primary care physicians in Central Florida today. 

Through our convenient patient portal, you can communicate with your primary care physician, view your lab results, view statements, and manage your prescriptions. 

Our Primary Care Specialists in Orlando

Dr. Mariana B. Dangiolo

Dr. Mariana Dangiolo, one of our top Orlando family medicine physicians, is board-certified with a subspecialty certification in geriatric medicine. As a bilingual doctor, she has dedicated part of her career to serving American Indian and Latino communities. Dr. Dangiolo is active in the American Academy of Family Physicians, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, American Geriatrics Society, Physicians for a National Health Plan and the Florida Medical Association.

Dr. Dangiolo’s patients recommend her, as she takes her time with each patient and treats medical conditions efficiently and effectively. 

Dr. Virgil Dawson

Dr. Virgil Dawson, an acclaimed primary care doctor in Orlando, is board-certified in family medicine. Prior to joining UCF Health, he owned and practiced at Longwood Family Medicine in Longwood, FL, for 26 years. Dr. Dawson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He’s also active in the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and serves as president of the Seminole County Medical Society.

Dr. Dawson’s patient reviews speak to his carefulness and attentiveness, as well as his easeful bedside manner. 

Dr. Yanisa Del Toro

Dr. Yanisa Del Toro is a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist who combines her passion for patient-centered care with expertise in educating the next generation of physicians.

Dr. Del Toro completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. She earned her M.D. from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico with Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and environmental sciences.

Before joining UCF Health, Dr. Del Toro was an Internal Medicine primary care provider at Chen Medical Associates in North Miami. She was also Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Naziha Slimani

Dr. Naziha Silmani, one of our Orlando internal medicine specialists, is board-certified in internal medicine and is familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She has interest in preventive medicine, and management of chronic diseases: diabetes, weight loss, cardiology, gastroenterology disorders and articular injections.

Dr. Slimani’s patients know her for her professional and compassionate bedside manner, as well as her focused and thorough efforts.

Dr. Sharon Wasserstrom

Dr. Sharon Wasserstrom

Dr. Sharon Wasserstrom, an Orlando FL primary care physician, is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She is uniquely skilled in providing tailored lifestyle management that helps prevent, improve, and reverse pre-existing diseases. 

Dr. Wasserstrom has achieved certification of professional achievement in medical nutrition and has completed nine courses in nutrition biochemistry, growth development, and aging, medical nutrition therapy, clinical nutrition, and counseling techniques. She was also in the first class to ever receive board certification in the field of lifestyle medicine from The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM). 

She is known for providing invaluable lifestyle information for her patients, and she is enthusiastic about improving her patients’ lives.  

Practicing Locations

East Orlando

3400 Quadrangle Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32817-1492

Lake Nona

9975 Tavistock Lakes Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827

  • Dr Dawson always takes time during my appointments to listen to my questions, he answers them, and does not make you feel rushed.

    John Coppes

    The excellent reviews are indeed correct. I hate dealing with my healthcare and am a difficult patient, but Dr Slimani and her team are making me take care of myself with outstanding communication and attention to my specific needs. My wife and I moved all the family over even though we had good doctors before.

    Beni Balak (DearBalak)

    I have received great care from Dr Slimani and her wonderful Team. She listens to me and we talk about options and how to handle my health needs. She always brings forward ideas that I hadn’t thought of or known about and I’m just so impressed by her knowledge. I feel well cared for and I trust her completely. Her Team is kind, smart and efficient, including the scheduling team and the reception team. I am so pleased with the care that they deliver!

    Stacy Calhoun
  • Dr. Wasserstrom has been helping me with my high blood pressure. Instead of trying to douse me with all kinds of drugs, she gives me nutritional and lifestyle advice. She listens to my concerns and helps me with diagnostics that I feel are important. When you get to know her you realize that she's working for you and has your best interest in her heart.

    A Google User

    Dr. Wasserstrom has been helping me with my high blood pressure. Instead of trying to douse me with all kinds of drugs, she gives me nutritional and lifestyle advice. She listens to my concerns and helps me with diagnostics that I feel are important. When you get to know her you realize that she's working for you and has your best interest in her heart.

    Alis Jordan

    I have been to many doctors, truly Dr. Slimani is the best I have ever been to. She sincerely cares for her patients, and goes to the fullest extent for them. I am so beyond grateful I have found her office, I will be a patient here as long as she is here.
    For the staff, they’re all amazing as well, so polite and friendly.

    A Google User