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South Lake Gastroenterology Opens New Office In Winter Garden

South Lake Gastroenterology serves the communities of Winter Garden, Windermere, Horizon West, Clermont, and Central Florida to help residents with digestive health and wellness challenges. They have a complete team of expert practitioners with four locations who will effectively diagnose and treat your needs with personalized attention.

Dr. Rajab Abukhadrah, MD, FACG, serves South Lake Gastroenterology patients in Winter Garden, rotating his appointments at all locations. Known as ‘Dr. Khadrah’, he has been in practice for over 30 years and remains inspired to help people feel better, so they can enjoy their active lives. He is the founder and practicing physician of the Clermont clinic. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He received his medical degree from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. He is the current Chief of Gastroenterology at South Lake Hospital. Dr. Khadrah is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Florida Gastroenterology Society, and Fellow in American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Silvia Fernandez is one of the primary Winter Garden doctors. Born in Cuba, she graduated from the Higher Institute of Medicine of Havana in 2001. She completed three years of Family Medicine in Havana. After that, she practiced Family Medicine in Chile while gathering experiences as a Family Doctor, Emergency Services Physician and Hemodialysis Associate Physician. Dr. Fernandez moved here to the United States and first worked in the Rheumatology field in Miami. She received her Internal Medicine training at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan. She continued to pursue her dream of becoming a Gastroenterologist by completing her advanced training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Metropolitan Hospital, Woodhull Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Dr. Fernandez works at South Lake Gastroenterology Winter Garden and South Lake Hospital with Orlando Health. Dr. Fernandez earned prestigious diplomas and awards over the past 20 years. Her colleagues respect her as a compassionate and thorough doctor as she builds strong personal bonds with each of her patients. However, she notes her best reward is having her patients cured and satisfied with the care she provides.

Inspired Professionalism! Dr. Fernandez’s personal mantra is “Keep the patients first!” She has volunteered in institutions dedicated to the care of elderly and disabled children. Dr. Fernandez has excellent experience with diverse multi-ethnic patients. She and the Winter Garden team offer bilingual consultations and attention.

Dr. Fernandez notes, “I was happy to join South Lake Gastroenterology to serve a growing community. I enjoy educating the community in healthier lifestyles to promote good digestive health. My best-kept secret is “to keep always in mind that to practice medicine is a privileged opportunity to serve others. I treat my patients as I would like my own family or myself to be treated when we are the patients. I am grateful also to provide care to the Hispanic community and communicate in their language to better understand their symptoms and disease challenges.”

South Lake Gastroenterology: A few of their team’s most notable and essential services include Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, Constipation, Colon Polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Liver Cirrhosis, Gall bladder Disease/Gallstones, Heartburn/Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Swallowing Disorders, Peptic Ulcers, Hiatal Hernia, Diverticulosis, Diverticulitis, Rectal Bleeding, Hemorrhoids, Barrett’s Esophagus, Hepatitis, Pancreatitis and Gastroparesis.

Dr. Khadra shares, “We proudly have earned a positive reputation for treating our patients like family. I am happy to have Dr. Fernandez on our team as a brilliant young Hispanic specialist to serve the Winter Garden and Windermere areas.” Dr. Khadra says, “Our team mission is to work together with you to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in gastroenterology. My personal motto is to … Always Make It Count! We are looking to continue our successful growth with another office in Kissimmee eventually.

For a complimentary first consultation, contact: South Lake Gastroenterology, located at 1210 East Plant Street. Suite 120A in Winter Garden, FL 34787, phone 407-573-7812. They have other nearby locations at 821 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont, Florida 34711 – 352-242-1665, at 2302 North Boulevard, West Suite D in Davenport, FL 33837 – 863-547-9610 and at 201 Mohawk Road in Minneola, FL 34715 – 352-242-1665. Email:, visit their website at, and follow them on Facebook at @slgdocs.

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