Dr. Victor M. Torres relocated from Orlando to Lake County Area in 2000 to join the staff at Lake Health Care Center. Dr. Torres is a member of the APMA (American Pediatric Medical Association) as well as the FPMA (Florida Podiatric). Dr. Torres is Board Certified Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Certified in Foot Surgery. Dr. Torres received his podiatric training at the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, better known today as Temple University, with his residency done at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Torres served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Midway. He is on staff at Florida Hospital Waterman, FH Waterman Wound Care center and Surgery Center of Mount Dora. Dr. Torres' scope of practice is general podiatry, wound care specialist and surgery for foot and ankle wellness. We offer foot and ankle care for all ages and look forward to serving Lake and surrounding counties.
Dr. James S. Fernandes was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, attended Bridgewater State College and graduated with a degree in Biochemistry/Biology. He also attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1992. He has been at Lake Health Care Center since 1999. He was chosen to participate in a research fellowship for the American Cancer Society investigating the use and efficiency of immunotoxins and monoclonal antibodies in treating patients with colorectal and lung cancers. Dr. Fernandes is active in the community. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Eustis Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the Golden Triangle of Lake County Rotary Club. He lives in Mount Dora with his family.
Dr. John F. Heiligenthal Jr. was born in Illinois at Lake Forest Hospital, and graduated from Waukegan West High School in Waukegan, Illinois. He attended Western Illinois University and received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Anatomy and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1992. He graduated summa cum laude, was an honorary member of the Pi Tau Delta Fraternity and was selected to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. He has been practicing at Lake Health Care Center for greater than 20 years and has successfully nurtured thousands in the community back to optimal health. In 2003 he received a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from The University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. In 2005 he received a prestigious fellowship in acupuncture through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Heiligenthal and his wife Cindi live in Eustis and have four children. Brent, Kelly, Kiley and Joey. "Dr. John" is an avid sports fan, enjoys exercising and listening to music.
Jim and Flora settled in Eustis in 1963 after Jim graduated from Chiropractic College. Together they founded Glisson Clinic in 1963 which is now Lake Health Care Center, Inc. Flora has Christian Academy Preschool which is located next to the Lake Health Care Center complex. Jim graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic, and is past Chairman of State of Florida Board of Chiropractic Examiners, past Member of Florida and American Chiropractic Association. Served the community in the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate from 1968 to 1978. Jim is retired from active practice. We adopted the motto, "We Treat Your Family Like Our Family" because it describes how we feel about our patients. We care about you, and will do everything we can to help you regain your good health. Our goal is your recovery.