Chad E. McRae, MD

Primary Care

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Horizon West Nemours Children's Health, Horizon West 7315 Winter Garden Vineland Road Suite 101 Windermere, FL 34786 Appointment: (407) 217-7979

Get to Know Me

I went to college on a tennis scholarship at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Since I knew I wanted to go to medical school, in the off-season, I worked in a hospital radiology department. I think being active is so important. I started tennis at age six. Today, I’m enjoying the chance to support my children with their sports, tennis included.

Why I Treat Children

I worked with children as a tennis pro after college. By the time I started medical school, I already knew how much fun they could be. So for me, it was an easy decision to go into pediatrics. I relate to kids and enjoy them, especially their humor and their honesty. It’s great to help them get well and feel better.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about preventing illness. I take time to talk to my patients and their families about things they can do that will make a difference. Preventive medicine means helping kids live healthier lives through diet and exercise and getting their vaccinations. I do a lot of counseling about the importance of vaccinations. These things are big concerns for me.

How I Try to Make A Difference

My goal is to establish trusting relationships with families and children so they can be comfortable and honest with me in the exam room. I want them to be able to talk to me about anything and know that I’ll be right there with them. I really try to connect with my families — inside the office and out in the community.

Education & Training

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Orlando Regional/Arnold Palmer, 2003

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2000

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid
  • Aetna HMO/PPO
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of FL Network Blue
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of FL PPO/Traditional
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida HMO/Health Options
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Community Care Plan Healthy Kids
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Humana Commercial
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • Private Healthcare Systems CHA (PHCS)
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid

  • English