VIPcare is home to some of the greatest providers you will ever meet. They’re caring, compassionate, and fun, especially Dr. Lourdes Colon-Cacho from our Ocala SR 200 primary care clinic. She brings a bit of spunk to medicine with her purple hair. Yes, purple hair.
Dr. Colon-Cacho is a primary care physician who brings over 14 years of experience to VIPcare and her patients.
Who is Dr. Lourdes Colon-Cacho?
For over 11 years, Dr. Colon-Cacho has called Ocala home. A home that came to be simply from a job offer.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Colon-Cacho moved around before making her way to the Sunshine State. She set up roots in Mexico for a short time as well as the Dominican Republic, where she attended Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra earning her medical degree. She then returned to Puerto Rico to complete her residency at Metropolitan Hospital.
Practicing medicine was always Dr. Colon-Cacho’s dream. “Since I was a kid, I always wanted to be a doctor,” she said. “I wanted to help, I wanted to take care of people, I wanted to save lives.”
Pediatrics was her intended specialty entering medical school. Ever since she was a little girl, she wanted to be a pediatrician. However, she soon realized that specialty wasn’t for her.
“It broke my heart to be taking care of kids that were sick,” she said, “so then I switched, and I went to take care of older patients.”
Her Medical Journey that Led to VIPcare
Dr. Colon-Cacho found her way to Florida after receiving an offer to work in the prison system. It was a position she enjoyed and had fun in, but one she didn’t feel allowed her to provide the right care for her patients.
This led her to accept a position with the Veterans Health System. But again, a position that didn’t complete her.
“It was awesome to take care of the veterans, but I wanted to do more,” she said.
And so, her desire to do more led her to VIPcare, where she has the resources and support to care for her patients how she wants and feels they deserve to be cared for.
“I like to listen to my patients because you need to get to know them in order to earn their trust,” she said. “They’re trusting you with their lives. That’s a lot.”
Yes, Ocala is her home now, but so is VIPcare. “I love VIPcare and not just because I work here.”
Providing 5 Star Primary Care Service
At VIPcare, we specialize in geriatric care for Medicare Advantage patients. And it’s always our top priority to provide you with great health care that leads to Better Health. We pride ourselves on providing you with providers who care and will always put your health first, such as Dr. Colon-Cacho in Ocala. It’s because of our providers’ diverse specialties that we’re able to provide you with specialized care built around you and your needs.
Come Meet Dr. Lourdes Colon-Cacho at VIPcare Ocala SR 200
Visit Dr. Lourdes Colon-Cacho at VIPcare Ocala SR 200 and see just how great she is. She is currently accepting new Medicare Advantage patients and can’t wait to meet and join you on your journey to Better Health. Schedule an appointment with her today by calling 352-580-6787. If you live outside Ocala, head over to our locations page to find a VIPcare provider near you.