Meet The Team

Dr. Lara Hitchcock
Board Certified Family Physician

Lara Hitchcock, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Hitchcock graduated with highest honors from the University of Florida. She then attended the world-renowned Mayo Clinic for medical school. She returned to her hometown of Orlando, Florida, to train at Florida Hospital to become a family medicine physician. She has been board-certified by the American Board of Family Practice since 2001.

Since graduating from residency and receiving numerous awards including Resident of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Nurses’ Choice award and academic awards, Dr. Hitchcock has been an Associate Professor of Medicine for Florida State University Medical School and taught medical students in the office setting. She was recently selected as one of Orlando’s Elite Doctors by Orlando Style Magazine and has maintained her standing as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 2005.

Dr. Hitchcock founded the Hitchcock Health Institute for one simple reason: to provide patients with the individualized care and attention they deserve. She and her staff believe that all patients should have the best healthcare experience possible. Keeping up with the latest advances in medicine is necessary and vital in this time of continually evolving healthcare. Dr. Hitchcock has affiliated with MDVIP, the national leader in personalized healthcare, and is pleased to offer the MDVIP Wellness Program Plus, a comprehensive, annual wellness program that incorporates extensive screenings and diagnostic tests (performed on-site), along with an advanced cognitive assessment and personal medication management program aimed at prevention and early detection. Patients in Dr. Hitchcock’s MDVIP practice also enjoy unrushed, on-time appointments and the ability to reach her after hours and on weekends for more urgent needs.

To learn more about the MDVIP practice, please call 407 447 9038 or visit

Colleen | Hitchcock Health Institute
Hitchcock Health Institute Office Manager

Colleen M.

Colleen has over 21 years of healthcare experience ranging from emergency medicine, middle school health occupations teacher, medical billing, & medical office management, to name a few. Colleen has always had a passion for teaching and knows how important it is to secure our medical future. She has worked for Dr. Hitchcock since October 2019. Originally from Illinois, she has been a proud Floridian for the past 28 years. Colleen is married to her husband, Dana, and together they have 7 children, and 10 grandchildren. She enjoys anything outdoors, especially the beach, and underwater cave diving in our beautiful Florida springs. Colleen has made it a personal goal of hers to get into better health which is why she believes in the MDVIP Plus Wellness Program, and more importantly, why it is vital to be able to depend on your health care provider for care and guidance more so now than ever.

Jamie | Hitchcock Health Institute
Hitchcock Health Institute Medical Assistant

Jamie O.

Jamie is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and has been working in the healthcare field for over 15 years. Originally from Oregon, she has been a Florida resident for over 13 years. Jamie is a proud mother of two and is very passionate about helping others. She enjoys the beach, kayaking, swimming, camping and spending time with her family. Jamie strives to achieve an optimal quality of life through a healthy balance of eating well, fun exercise activities and excellent healthcare.