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.