Jessica Auffant, MD received her medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando, FL, where she served as chief resident.
At Loch Haven OB/GYN, we offer complete women’s care through a team of experienced physicians and midwives. Members or our provider team have consistently been listed in expert rankings such as "Best Doctors in America" and "Central Florida's Top Doctors,” and serve as leaders in the midwifery and physician community. We have hand-picked caring and talented physicians and midwives. In fact, our providers consistently rank at the top of hospital patient care surveys.
Our physicians are leaders in the medical field and work hard to practice cutting-edge medicine. In fact, several of our physicians and midwives give national lectures and help prestigious medical journals review articles for publication. Our entire faculty has been chosen to participate in teaching medical students and young doctors through Florida Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education program, and serve as faculty for the Florida State College of Medicine and University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
The Loch Haven OB/GYN midwives and physicians believe that your safety is critically important. Because of this, our providers are a part of hospital safety committees that involves women’s health. And, many of our physicians and midwives serve as leaders in the hospital, helping hospital administrators and staff to run the hospital safely and efficiently. We are proud that Loch Haven Ob/Gyn was the first practice in the entire United States to receive formal recognition by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as being safety certified.
Lynda Balint, MD, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, and her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York
Dr. Boone received academic scholarships to Duke (Angier B. Duke Award) and to UNC-Chapel Hill (Morehead Fellowship) for undergraduate studies and medical school respectively. He subsequently trained in Family Practice at the University of South Carolina, and then he completed his OB/GYN residency at the University of Florida in Jacksonville.
Her advanced training and multitude of certifications, combined with a level of compassion that seems to come naturally, make both patients and physicians feel comfortable and confident in her care. Her active community service at a local church and professional memberships in Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and American College of Nurse-Midwives, prove her dedication to patient care, and the life-giving field of labor and delivery nursing
Dr. Crider received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship at Wake Forest University and his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Diane Graumlich, MSN, CNM, ARNP received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville and became a certified nurse-midwife upon completing the University of Florida Nurse-Midwifery Program. Diane is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
Dr. Hill received his medical degree from the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine. He completed an internship at Louisiana State University’s Charity Hospital in New Orleans and residency training at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine in Tampa.
Dr. Johnson is an outstanding clinician and researcher who joins Loch Haven OB/GYN from the University of South Carolina, where she recently completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency. She has substantial training and experience in laparoscopic surgery, high-risk pregnancies, and adolescent gynecology.
Kathleen Maniscalco received her Associate of Science in nursing at Excelsior College in Albany, NY before completing her Master of Science in nurse midwifery at Frontier College of Nurse Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, KY. Her active commitment to women’s health allows her to provide quality, first-class health care to patients in the greater Orlando area.
Dr. Patil received his undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University Hospital.