Lonna Patrice Gordon, MD

Adolescent Medicine

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I am an adolescent medicine specialist because I believe adolescents are not just big children or young adults. It is a time of transition, development of health and life beliefs, and the springboard for a successful life.

Why I Treat Children

I treat children because they are our future and represent the best that we have to offer as humans. I first stated I wanted to be a pediatrician when I was 18 months old, and I feel privileged to get to practice my childhood dream every day. I believe that if you can help a young person make good choices around their health, relationships and education now — you are securing for them an adult life of good health.

What I'm Passionate About

I am passionate about education and view one of a doctor's primary jobs as a teacher. I am motivated by the ""aha"" look in a patient's eyes when they understand a new concept related to their health. In addition to patients, I also enjoy teaching medical students, residents and fellows. I volunteer my spare time doing community health talks and mentoring. I also enjoy learning new things about others through reading, travel, photography, the arts and culinary exploration.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I try to make a difference by advocacy on the individual and societal level. Adolescents need caring adults who listen to them, empower them and fight for them. I give each young person that I encounter time to speak what is on their mind — what their biggest dreams and biggest fears are. I learn so much from these stories and I use them to fuel the passion I bring when I advocate for adolescents on the local, state, and national levels of government and medical organizations.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Adolescent Medicine - Icahn School of Medicine - Mount Sinai Program, 2015

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Arnold Palmer Hospital/University of Florida, 2012

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of South Florida, 2009

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • 2011 Resident Community Service Award
  • 2012 Resident Community Service Award
  • 2012 Resident of the Year

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO/POS/PPO/EPO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Devon Health Services
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • HEALTHSMART HLTH PLANS PPO ORL
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • HUMANA HEALTHY HORIZONS (FKA HUMANA MEDICAID)
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC MCAID/CHIP PA DE
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Contraception
  • Gynecology

Medical Interests

  • Menstrual disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Long acting reversible contraception
  • Teen pregnancy and prevention
  • Culinary medicine
  • Contraception
  • Obesity

  • Wasserman, R. M., Houck, C. D., Gordon, L., & Gurnurkar, S. (2021). Diabetes-Specific Risk-Taking in Young Adulthood: A Closer Look. Diabetes Spectrum, 34(4), 371-377. doi:10.2337/dsi21-0008

  • Gordon, L. P., & Santelli, J. S. (2020). The Welcome to Adolescent Healthcare Letter: A Rite of Passage. Journal of Adolescent Health, 67(1), 21-23. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.036

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