Lakewood Ranch Health is a primary care practice that delivers exceptional, affordable, and patient-centered health care.
With Leo Kao, MD, at the helm, the practice follows a hybrid direct primary care approach at the practice’s office in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, where they offer extensive services for a reasonable membership fee.
Dr. Kao is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with years of experience in outpatient primary care. After graduating with honors from Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his three-year internship at Flushing Hospital in Queens, New York. His years of training in New York City, in a busy, fast-paced hospital, provided him with exceptional opportunities to learn and manage a substantial variety of patient care needs. Dr. Kao also co-authored a medical publication at that time called “Coronary Artery Fistula with Associated Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report”.
His subsequent outpatient care experience, and hospitalist years, have given him the skill and confidence to provide the best possible care to his patients today. Although his training is complete, Dr. Kao works to stay up to date on innovations in his field, publications, new therapies, techniques, and advances in primary care, that give his patients the competence to take charge of their health.
A direct primary care membership at Lakewood Ranch Health gives patients advantages like after-hours communication, no co-pays, and extended appointment times, so they never feel rushed. Patients can schedule same-day and next-day appointments with flexible times available.
Dr. Kao also offers in-house medications at wholesale prices and reduced fees for lab work and diagnostic imaging.
The team at Lakewood Ranch Health offers secure messaging and email updates about health care trends.
They take advantage of today’s digital technology and use remote monitoring to get the information needed to support telehealth visits and to watch over the health of people who need chronic care for diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Remote monitoring also works for weight loss management.
With a well-earned reputation for providing personalized care that meets each person’s health care goals, Lakewood Ranch Health recognizes every patient as an active member of the team. They explain the diagnosis and evidence-based treatment options, then collaborate to find the best choice.
Lakewood Ranch Health practices wellness medicine, identifying risk factors and potential health problems, then taking steps to help patients prevent chronic diseases. They also offer urgent care because no one can predict when a sudden illness or injury may occur.
Patients at Lakewood Ranch Health have access to compassionate behavioral health care, which includes help for anxiety, depression and stress. The team also provides counseling to optimize your hormones with oral, topical, and injection formulations, and is certified in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (https://www.biotemedical.com). Services offered also include treatment for thyroid dysfunction and in office lab work. To learn more about Lakewood Ranch Health or schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment, call the office, or use the online booking feature today.
Dr. Kao listened to our medical needs and helped set a medical plan in place for our family of 4.
Dr. Leo Kao is awesome. He takes the time to understand your healthcare background and medical issues. No rush, kind, compassionate and attentive.
I highly recommend Dr Kao! He was helpful, a great communicator, and very time effective. No complaints at all.
My visit with Dr. Kao was great. The conversation was natural as we discussed where I am at medically and physically and what my goals are. I highly recommend a visit.
Dr. Leo Kao had an easygoing and friendly bedside manner. He made the experience relaxing and was super informative.
I had an amazing experience with Dr.kao. Thanks to his knowledge he was able to help me out a lot I will definitely recommend him if you are in the area.