About Lake Howell Health Center

Lake Howell Health Center was established in 2010 with the goal of helping patients get well. Under the direction of Dr. Kent Hoffman and Dr. Kathleen Todd, patients get treatment plans that work for them. The staff at Lake Howell Health Center has decades of experience treating everything from broken bones to families broken by addiction.

Our Story

Lake Howell Health Center is a private medical practice established in April 2010. Our goal is to treat and prevent illnesses and injuries of all kinds in people of all ages.

The medical staff at Lake Howell Health Center specializes in family practice, weight loss and addiction treatment services. They use a whole-body approach when treating patients, examining overall health and medical history to determine the best method of treatment.

Addiction treatment is perhaps our best-known service. SoberDoc is Lake Howell Health Center’s in-house addiction treatment program. Dr. Hoffman developed SoberDoc to provide specifically-designed treatment plans for each patient. This program has successfully treated hundreds for addictions to alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs. To learn more about SoberDoc, visit its website.

Our staff provides each patient with personal care that is often missing from big hospitals. To learn more about the talented doctors, nurses and counselors at Lake Howell Health Center, keep scrolling.

Kent Hoffman, D.O., P.A.

Dr. Kent Hoffman graduated from the University of Illinois with his Bachelor of Science in 1983 and went on to study physiology at Illinois State College in 1984. In 1988, he graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Hoffman completed his family practice residency at Florida Hospital in 1991. In 2008, joined the medical staff for the Orlando Magic basketball team as a physician.

Dr. Hoffman resides in Winter Springs, Florida with his three children and wife of over 25 years.

Nicole Floyd Palm, PA-C

Nicole Floyd Palm is a Physician Assistant certified by the NCCPA who is new to Lake Howell Health Center. She has been practicing internal medicine for the past 8 years, and addiction medicine for 4. She will be working with Dr. Hoffman to provide excellent care and a whole-patient approach to health and wellness.

Nicole graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a BS in Health & biomedical sciences with a minor in psychology.

She graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Orlando with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

Allison Libert, A.R.N.P.

Allison Libert is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners who is new to working with Lake Howell Health Center. She works closely with Dr. Hoffman to provide quality care to every patient.

Allison is a two-time graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. As a registered nursing she has spent 6 years working in various areas of medicine including working with school-aged children administering vaccinations and adults in the inpatient setting. Her current areas of focus include family medicine, chronic disease management, wellness exams, sick visits, and well-women exams.

Sam Beckman, L.M.H.C.

After moving to Florida in 1979, Sam Beckman earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida. He went on to receive his master’s degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College.

Sam is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional. He has experience working with alcoholics and addicts in both residential and intensive outpatient settings.

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Lake Howell Health Center

Our physicians are board certified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine. They focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human illness and injury. They selectively utilize all accepted medical modalities to maintain and restore good health. In addition, our doctors have training in manipulative therapy, a helpful treatment for many musculoskeletal disorders.

Last modified: March 22, 2021