WINTER GARDEN — When it comes to their bodies, some women prefer being examined by a female doctor who understands what it feels like to have a menstrual cycle, go through a pregnancy, give birth or have breast issues.
Dr. Jeanmarie Texier is bringing her obstetrics and gynecology practice to Winter Garden and will open next week in the TD Bank building on West Colonial Drive. She is one of several doctors at Women’s Care Florida, The Women’s Centre for Excellence, which also has offices in Orlando and Clermont. This is her fifth year with the company.
“There is a large portion of my patients already from this area, so I desired to be in the office that would be most convenient for them,” Texier said.
She is also familiar with Winter Garden because she grew up here and attended West Orange High School.
“This area has been showing a huge growth in population and businesses,” Tanis Hudson, division administrator, said. “We want to be able to accommodate the Winter Garden, Windermere and surrounding communities so our current and new patients won’t have to travel as far.”
Women’s Care Florida is accepting new patients. The office will specialize in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility and aesthetics and will offer a variety of injectables, such as Dysport (which is similar to Botox), and will carry a line of medical-grade skin care.
“Dr. Texier is an artist when it comes to fillers and injectables,” Hudson said.
Texier will be the only doctor at the Winter Garden location in the beginning, but the company’s other board-certified doctors will be on call: Kristina McLean, Mary Beth Lewis-Boardman, Debra Ortiz and Alana McGee. Tiffany Knightly is a nurse practitioner, and she also has a doctorate. There are three midwives on board, as well: Cyndy Perkins, Kathryn Sorensen and Joan Bardo; a fourth, Michele Anderson, is joining the practice. Two sonographers and four aestheticians are also with the group.
McLean left her hometown of Tampa in 2003 and started Clermont Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility. She wanted to raise a family and practice medicine in a small community. The practice grew rapidly, and by mid-2005, Lewis-Boardman left her medical practice in New York and joined McLean.
In July 2009, their practice became part of Women’s Care Florida.
Texier graduated from Rollins College with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and earned her medical doctorate from the University of South Florida. She trained at USF’s medical school and completed her OB-GYN residency there.
“Women seem to always put their needs last,” Texier said of her decision to specialize in women’s care. “I wanted to be an advocate for them and their health care needs. I enjoy that, as an OB-GYN, I can care for my patients throughout their lifetime. Not many specialties get that opportunity.”
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THE WOMEN’S CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE
ADDRESS: TD Bank building, 12200 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 202, Winter Garden
APPOINTMENTS: To make an appointment, call (407) 395-9990.
OTHER OFFICES: (352) 241-6460 for Clermont, 2400 Hooks St.; and (407) 422-1608 for Orlando, 100 W. Gore St., Suite 102