BPN STAR PHYSICIAN: Dr. Miguel Lorente
By Brevard Physicians Network // April 14, 2012
BPN STAR PHYSICIAN
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Devotion to others and treating patients with kindness and respect are the cornerstones of Dr. Miguel Lorente’s practice.
Lorente is board certified in internal medicine and also oversees the Dairy Road Urgent Care Center in Melbourne, but family is at the heart of everything he does.
“I chose a career in medicine because my father was a surgeon and I wanted to follow in his footsteps,” Lorente said.
Arriving in Brevard County in 2003, Lorente and his wife, Valerie, started a family of their own that now includes sons Ariel and Marcel.
Originally from Ohio, Lorente received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He then went on to obtain his medical degree from the Tulane School of Medicine in Louisiana.
His residency training was completed at three facilities in New Orleans – the VA Medical Center, Tulane Medical Center and at Charity Hospital, which offers medical care to the indigent.
For the 13 employees that make up his staff, Lorente said he asks that each of them treat patients with the utmost dignity and empathy.
“My father was a surgeon and I wanted to follow in his footsteps – everyone in the office works hard to take care of our patients.”
He attributes those efforts to his selection as a top performer for 2011 by the Brevard Physicians Network based upon Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set care and service.
“Everyone in the office works hard every day to take care of our patients,” he said. “I have received good training as well as practical experience over the years.”
He said there are a number of reasons why he likes practicing medicine here.
“I can enjoy kitesurfing, paddleboarding and other outdoor activities when I am not working,” Lorente said.
“Since we have children, we value the quality of the public school system in Brevard County. The diverse economy means that our patient base is a mix of retirees, public employees and young working families.”
Lorente’s practice and the Dairy Road Urgent Care Center are at 2107 Dairy Road in Melbourne.
For more information call 321-956-8224 or log on to DairyRoadUrgentCare.com