Florenda L. Fortner, M.D.

Physician located in New Port Richey, Florida, specializing in treating adults 18 and older.


Second generation Gulf High School graduate, 1987 Bachelor’s degree in biology, University of South Florida, 1994 Medical degree, American University of the Caribbean, with clinical training at Waterford Regional Hospital in Ireland, 1999 Residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University in affiliation with Englewood, N.J., 2003 Geriatric Medical Fellowship, Shands at the University of Florida, 2004 Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine Awards Excellence in Ambulatory Care, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2003 Consumers’ Research Council of America list of top physicians, 2007-2009.

Best moments in medicine Diagnosing a Vietnam veteran’s pancreatic cancer early on despite previous negative test results, extending his life for four years. Diagnosing a 46-year-old nonsmoker’s lung cancer in time to be cured. “We saved her life,” she says.

Volunteer Work

Good Samaritan Clinic sponsor of numerous community events, including Rock for Autism.

Affiliated Hospitals

HCA Florida Trinity Hospital

Florenda L. Fortner, M.D.