UCF College of Medicine Opens Clinical Practice
The University of Central Florida College of Medicine announced today the opening of UCF Pegasus Health, an outpatient medical center where the college’s physician-educators will practice medicine. The practice, blocks away from UCF’s Orlando campus, will serve the rapidly growing Central Florida community and be of particular benefit to residents in the East Orange and Southeast Seminole County corridor.
UCF Pegasus Health is now accepting patients 16 and older for appointments beginning November 7. A community open house will be held on October 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
“Pegasus Health will be staffed with UCF clinical faculty members who are responsible for training the next generation of physicians at our Lake Nona campus,” said Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs and founding dean of the College of Medicine. “Our goal is to take our dedication to excellence from the classroom to the clinic with this new state-of-the-art practice for our community.”
The center’s health care services are focused on primary care, including internal, family and geriatric medicine. Additional services include sports medicine, rheumatology, neurology, nephrology and infectious disease. Other services will be added based on community needs.
“The positive ripples of having a first-class medical school continue to benefit our community,” said Becky J. Cherney, founder of the Florida Health Care Coalition. “This clinic is representative of our motto of Quality First, Always and it is a welcome addition.”
As a convenience to Pegasus Health patients, the center will offer on-site lab and radiology services. The CLIA/CAP accredited laboratory will offer blood tests such as Complete Blood Count (CBC), clinical pathology services, including biopsy and Pap smear interpretation, and molecular diagnostic (genetic) testing. Soon the center’s radiology department will provide existing patients with digital diagnostic radiology such as X-rays of the chest, abdomen and extremities, bone density scans and ultrasound.
UCF Pegasus Health is located at 3400 Quadrangle Blvd., on the corner of University and Quadrangle boulevards, near the main UCF campus. The practice accepts most insurance programs. For more information, please go to http://ucfpegasushealth.org. To schedule an appointment, please call 407-309-4800.