Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Winter Haven Hospital Fund
The critical need for an increased supply of primary care physicians in Polk County Florida is well documented through numerous community health needs assessments conducted by federal and state agencies as well as our own organization. These studies all confirm Polk County’s primary care physician to patient ratio is substantially below national and state standards.
Heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, and psychiatric disorders are the major causes of death and disability in our community. The simple fact is early detection and treatment of these conditions is most often provided by the professional we so desperately need, the Family Medicine Physician.