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Warm welcome from Shield Medical Group and Dr. Kulmeet Kundlas
Dr. Kulmeet Kundlas

Dr. Kulmeet Kundlas

MD (Internal Medicine)

On behalf of our staff and Providers, we welcome you to our office and thank you for selecting us as your primary health care provider. Our mission is to become our patients’ medical home for primary care services. We believe in providing Prompt, Comprehensive, Cost Effective and Personal Care. We treat everyone with dignity and respect in a warm friendly manner. We focus on adult medicine and emphasize prevention and the treatment of adult diseases. We deal with whatever medical problem a patient brings - no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex.

Dr. Kundlas is a Board Certified Internist practicing in Sebring, Florida and has been practicing medicine for more than 25 years.

  • Medical school: Medical College Amritsar [1983-1987]
  • Internship: Compulsory Rotating Internship [1987-1988]
  • House physician: SBLS Civil Hospital Department of Surgery (January 1989-June 1989), Medicine [July 1989-December 1989] and orthopedics July 1989-December 1989.
  • Residency: New York Methodist Hospital Department of Surgery House Physician (June 1993-June 1994
  • Hospital affiliations: Lake Wales Medical Center, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and Winter Haven Hospital.
  • Nursing Home affiliations:Grove Nursing Home - Lake Wales, Grace Nursing Home-Lake Wales, Royal Care Nursing Home, Sebring.

Executive Positions

  1. Chief of Medical Staff of Lake Wales Medical Center (2005-2006, 2013-2014, 2017-2018, 2019-present).
  2. Chief of Staff, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center-(2009-2011)
  3. Vice Chief Of Staff of Lake Wales Medical Center-(2003/2004)
  4. Vice Chief of Staff, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center-(2007-2009)
  5. Member,Medical Executive Committee-Lake Wales Medical Center. [2001-present]
  6. Chairman, Peer Review Committee-Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.
  7. Chairman, Credentialing Committee - Lake Wales Medical Center and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center 
  8. Board Member, Lake Wales Medical Center.
  9. Board Member, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.
  10. Board Member, Central Florida Healthcare Alliance [2008-2012]
  11. CEO, Precision Healthcare Systems [2009-2014]
  12. CEO, Physician Services LLC. [1997-2014]
  13. Medical Director, Grove nursing home [2001-present].
  14. Medical Director, Grace Nursing Home [2001-2008]
  15. Lead physician - DaVita Medical Group-Polk County [2014-2019]

Employment

  1. Physician Services LLC [1997-2014]. - Self-employed
  2. DaVita Medical Group [2014-2019]. - Lead physician.
  3. Shield Medical Group [2019-present]. - Self-employed

Awards and Honors

  • National Scholarship in Matriculation
  • MBBS Dean’s List during First and Second Years
  • DAV College Cricket Sports Scholarship
  • Lake Wales Medical Center Best Physician of the Year Award (Multiple years).
  • Patient satisfaction award, WellCare.
  • Maximum patient retention and acquisition, DaVita Medical Group.
  • Highest quality scores, Humana Healthcare

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • Polk County Medical Association

Additional Professional Skills and Expertise

Public Speaking:
  • Holds Public Health classes for preventive care and disease management.
Writing:
  • Frequently writes regular newsletters for Lake Wales Medical Center.
  • Helped develop the Rules and Regulations for Lake Wales Medical Center.
  • Helped develop Quality Manual for Physician Services, LLC.
Computer Skills:
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Power point, and Excel
  • Intermediate knowledge of Macintosh OS-X and Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Intermediate knowledge of WordPress, GoDaddy, Mail Chimp
Languages:
  • Proficiency in English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu

Welcome to Shield Medical Group, the office of Dr. Kulmeet Kundlas. I have been serving Central Florida for the last 22 years. I completed my medical school education in India and then immigrated to United States. I completed my residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn New York in 1997 and started my practice in Lake Wales, Florida. I was very fortunate that Dr. Sukumar Mathan joined my practice.. We served our patients with head, heart and hands. We provided them with evidence-based care, timely and compassionately. Our practice quickly expanded from Lake Wales to Winter Haven, and to Haines City. We had hospital affiliations with Lake Wales Medical Center, Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. We were also affiliated with Grove Nursing Home and Grace Nursing Home.

We dedicated ourselves to be a true medical home. We had insured that we were available to our patients 24/7. Our office had extended hours of operation, weekend hours and after-hour answering service. We took care of our patients in the hospital and in nursing homes. Our offices were staffed by highly-qualified teammates. We were one of the top ranking practices in Central Florida for many years. We received many awards for patient satisfaction surveys from many insurance plans and other quality reports. We took pride in preventing chronic medical problems, in managing chronic medical problems in order to mitigate the long-term ill effects. Our patients could count on our practice that if they were sick they will be seen on the same day. In 2014, we were approached by DaVita Medical Group to acquire the practice and to incorporate our quality practices into their existing multiple primary care offices.

I truly consider now, that I am in the second phase of my life. I believe that I have learned and experienced a lot about healthcare and the healthcare delivery model. I feel that this is my calling to start a new practice with an integrated healthcare delivery model meeting the current needs of our patients. It is my philosophy that every patient deserves timely, comprehensive and cost-effective care. I will accomplish this by giving our patients online access to schedule their own appointments, 24 hour availability via a healthcare patient portal, and virtual visits via Telemedicine.

I feel blessed to have a beautiful family. I have been married for 29 years and have a son and a daughter. Both of our children were recently accepted into medical school. We are proud that they aspire to be physicians. I enjoy traveling, exercise, cooking and reading. Our family has established an educational endowment fund [Kundlas Family Endowment Fund] which annually sponsors students at the University of South Florida. I fully intend to support more community projects.