Dr. LaReesa Professional Experience


Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG)


Partner, Obstetrician/Gynecologist

September 2011 – Present

Heart of Florida OB/GYN & Associates, Davenport, Florida

Medical Staff Privileges

  • Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center
  • Winter Haven Ambulatory Surgery Center


Medical Director

September 2016 – Present

March of Dimes Grant: Centering Pregnancy Program, Polk County, Florida


Clerkship Site Director & Courtesy Appointed Assistant Professor

May 2015 – Present

University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Medical Student Clinical Years 3 & 4, Orlando, Florida



August 2007 – August 2011

Central Florida Health Care, Inc.

Director of the Perinatal & Gynecology program, Avon Park, Florida

Medical Staff Privileges

  • Florida Hospital Heartland Division of Sebring, Florida
  • Sun N Lakes Surgicenter


Adjunct Professor

August 2007 – August 2011

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Student Clinical Year 4


Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory Fellow

September 1998 – July 1999

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

Characterized the serologic response of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) patients involved in a 1998 outbreak of a Group C streptococcal strain in Nova Serrana, Brazil.



December 2009 – Present

Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology Certification


July 2003 – July 2007

Internship & Residency, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Florida (UF) Health Sciences Center Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida


August 1999 – May 2003

Medical Doctorate, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana


August 1994 – May 1998

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Summa Cum Laude, Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana

I provide comprehensive health care to women through integrative and preventative medicine.


Postgraduate Medical Skills Training

  • DaVinci Robotic Gynecologic and advanced minimally invasive surgery.
  • Centering Pregnancy facilitator training, Centering Health Institute.
  • Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, Medical Metabolic Institute, Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
  • Center of Education & Development of Homeopathy.


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow.
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist.
  • Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
  • Center of Education & Development of Homeopathy.
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.


  • Keynote Speaker, “Removing the Cloak to Healthier You”, Conversations of Women’s Health Luncheon sponsored by Margaret Byrd Hones Foundation. Winter Haven Housing Authority, June 2017.
  • Healthcare panelist, Spring into Leadership Women’s Day Conference, May 2017.
  • Breast Disorders and Lactation, 3rd year medical student lecture series, University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
  • Second Place Awardee, Early-onset neo-natal sepsis and the potential consequences of ampicillin: A case control study, OB/GYN resident Research Symposium, June 2007.
  • Evaluating Delivery Outcomes of Preterm Labor Patients in a University Hospital Setting, OB/GYN Resident Research Symposium, June 2006.
  • Contraceptive Counseling in the Antenatal Setting-Its Value in our Clinic Population, University of Florida Resident Research Day, May 2006; OB/GYN Resident Research Symposium, June 2005.
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness, Women’s Health Symposium, October 2005.
  • Nicholson, M., Ferdinand, L.,  Sampson, J.  Analysis of Immunoreactivity to a Streptococcus equi subs Zooepidemicus M-like proteins from Isolates Obtained from Different Host Species. Journal  of Clinical Microbiology. November 2000;38(11);4126-30.


  • OB Section Chair, Subcommittee of Surgery Department. Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.
  • Mentor, Coterie Program for female high school graduates.