Our Services

Lake Howell Health Center offers a variety of services to its patients. Experienced doctors and medical professionals use proven treatment methods to help patients stay healthy. Our family practice and addiction treatment services are highly regarded for their effectiveness. The TRY Weight Loss program helps people lead healthier lifestyles. Additionally, our research branch helps discover new and better treatment options. Our success is driven by the specialized care we provide to each of our patients.

Family Practice

Family medicine practitioners give people of all ages the care they deserve. Family physicians focus on overall health, treating concerns big and small with care and precision. This approach provides you with the care you need through every stage of your life.

The staff at Lake Howell Health Center takes time to get to know patients on a first-name basis. They tailor treatment plans to suit your needs, concerns or restrictions. The independent nature of LHHC ensures you get care for your ailments at the most affordable rates. The staff is devoted to helping everyone lead healthy lives for years to come.

Our family practice provides a variety of services for many common issues and illnesses.

These services include:

  • Care for chronic illnesses
  • Physical examinations
  • Preventative care
  • Minor injury treatment
  • Women’s health screenings
  • Pediatric care
  • Geriatric care
  • General checkups
  • Mole/cyst removals
  • Cold/flu shots

Kent S. Hoffman, DO will study your overall health and medical history before developing treatment plans to fit your needs. Not only does this ease a current issue, but it lessens the chances of other problems developing later on. The ultimate goal at Lake Howell Health Center is to help people stay healthy.

Weight Loss

Obesity in the United States is a very prominent health issue. According to a 2017 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 20% of adults in every state were obese. The study found that more than a quarter of Florida’s population was considered obese. Obesity can lead to many different health issues including strokes, diabetes, depression, and death.

If you are unhappy or frustrated with your weight, you are not alone. Many of our patients struggle with the same issues you do. That is why Lake Howell Health Center is pleased to offer a weight loss plan with proven results.

TRY Weight Loss Program

The TRY Weight Loss program uses dieting, exercise and prescription medication to help you lose weight and live a healthier life. Doctors first consult with you to better understand your concerns. They craft custom exercise and meal plans to improve your health. You may be qualified to take helpful dietary suppressants, vitamins or injections during the program. Doctors also offer weekly accountability sessions to make sure you stay on track of your goals.

Unlike others, Lake Howell Health Center’s staff doesn’t just prescribe diet pills. They address your weight loss concerns from every angle. Through this approach, the TRY Weight Loss program will help you reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Call 407-691-3960 now to learn more about the TRY weight loss program or schedule an appointment.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

As you journey through different life stages, hormonal imbalances can introduce challenges like hot flashes, mood fluctuations, and sleep disturbances. Our specialized Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) service address these concerns, catering to both women transitioning through perimenopause and menopause as early as their mid-30s, and men navigating andropause.

What We Offer:

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Our advanced HRT solutions can significantly reduce the symptoms of hormonal imbalances. We customize treatments using either bioidentical hormones, derived naturally from yams, or synthetic alternatives, tailored to your unique needs.
  • Safety First: While HRT is transformative, we prioritize your safety. Our team thoroughly evaluates your health history, ensuring you’re aware of the rare risks, such as blood clots or certain cancers.

Holistic Hormonal Support:

  • Estrogen Therapies: Primarily aimed at alleviating hot flashes and resolving vaginal discomfort.
  • Progesterone Solutions: Address challenges like sleep disorders and mood alterations.
  • Testosterone Treatments: Beneficial for both men and women, these treatments enhance energy levels, muscle mass, and libido.

Your journey to hormonal harmony is our mission.

Learn more about hormone replacement therapy or simply contact us right now to schedule an appointment.

Addiction Treatment

Addiction is one of the most serious issues that our society faces today. Addictions to drugs like opioids have skyrocketed over the last two decades. Alcohol, nicotine and prescription drug addictions still claim the lives of millions each year. If unaddressed, addictions can destroy your relationships, finances and job security.

Lake Howell Health Center is one of the best places to get the help you need to end your addiction.

SoberDoc Treatment Program

Dr. Kent S. Hoffman, a board-certified addiction specialist, has provided successful addiction treatment to patients for over 15 years. He is the founder of SoberDoc, a treatment program that combines outpatient therapy, medications and counseling to get patients off drugs for good. The SoberDoc program is six times more effective than the average inpatient rehab center – and much cheaper. Lake Howell Health Center offers same-day appointments for those seeking addiction treatment.

Treatment plans change to fit each person’s needs. Our staff will work to find the most effective treatment options for you. Treatment almost always consists of several different methods for best results.

Medical-assisted treatment is a proven part of long-term recovery from drug addiction. Medications are very effective for easing symptoms of drug withdrawal and cravings. They also save lives during overdoses or other health issues caused by drug addiction. Our staff is licensed to prescribe anti-addiction drugs like Suboxone when needed.

Counseling is also highly recommended due to its proven track record for long-term success. Working with licensed therapists and peers decreases the chance of a relapse. Kristen Umholtz, LMHC, is Lake Howell Health Center’s in-house addiction counselor. sHE helps patients work through their issues and instills helpful coping habits. Counseling may also be done through outside therapists or associations like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

Executive Recovery Service

Our Executive Recovery Service is available for people who require discretion during addiction treatment. This service is convenient for high-profile patients, as they are treated out of the watchful eyes of the public. This service includes a private entrance and waiting room when visiting our facility. The Executive Recovery Service allows patients to treat their addiction while keeping their reputation safe. Call 407-691-3960 for more information about this service.

Lake Howell Health Center’s SoberDoc program treats hundreds of addiction patients every year with proven success. Addiction can be conquered with SoberDoc. Find more information on this program at www.SoberDoc.com. You can also visit AddictionHelp.com, co-founded by Dr. Hoffman


Research and clinical trials have been an important part of Lake Howell Health Center from the start. TRY Research, our on-site investigative division, is led by Dr. Hoffman. TRY Research studies treatments for prevalent diseases like addiction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and diabetes.

These studies are conducted on-site by doctors and professionals. Many of these studies give participants opportunities for treatments that they otherwise couldn’t afford. TRY Research has conducted nearly 30 clinical trials to date. These studies have helped put better medicines in the hands of those who need it. Pharmaceutical companies put their trust in TRY Research to test the effectiveness of new drugs or treatments.

By investigating different medications, the Lake Howell Health Center staff can find more effective — and more affordable — ways to help its patients. If you would like to participate in a research study, contact Lake Howell Health Center at 407-691-3960.

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: October 9, 2023

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