Michelle Lecher Kushnir, MD

Primary Care

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Maitland Nemours Children's Health, Maitland 100 E. Sybelia Ave. Suite 100 Maitland, FL 32751 Appointment: (407) 636-6520

Get to Know Me

I always wanted to be a pediatrician because I love caring for children, especially babies.  I also enjoy talking to families and helping them. Every office visit is an opportunity to improve a child’s health.  Whether a child has eczema and I can stop the itch, or it’s a routine well-child check, I’m here to help kids.

Why I Treat Children

I’ve had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people because I was part of a military family. I’ve practiced medicine around the world, which has shown me many perspectives. I’m happy to return to Central Florida so I can take part in helping the kids and babies I care for as they reach every milestone.

What I'm Passionate About

I have a special interest in treating the chronic conditions that can get in the way of a child enjoying an active, happy childhood.  For example, when I help families get their child’s asthma under control, I know I’m not just helping that child breath more easily, I’m also helping the child and family lead an active lifestyle that contributes to lifelong health.  When I’m not at work, I enjoy cooking, playing with my children at the park, Zumba, and traveling with my kids and my husband.

How I Try to Make A Difference

Parent education is an important part of my job. I’m a mom with two small children, so I understand the challenges of juggling work and parenthood.

Education & Training


  • Pediatrics - National Naval Medical Center, 2004


  • Pediatrics - Duke University Medical Center, 2011

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003

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
  • Health First Health Plans
  • 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