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Expertise of Desirae Nasrallah Friend, DO

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Desirae Friend, DO, MPH, is a family medicine physician who joined AdventHealth Medical Group’s dedicated team in Lake Mary from Wichita, Kansas, where she provided outpatient primary care for adults as well as children’s and women’s health services. An alumnus of the University of Florida where she majored in microbiology and cell science, she went on to earn a Master of Public Health at the University of South Florida followed by her medical degree at A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. She continued her training as part of the Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency program, where she was named Chief Resident. She has served as a medical consultant for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She also served as medical director for the Women’s Recover Center and Options, both addiction rehabilitation programs in Wichita, KS. She speaks English, conversational Arabic and basic conversational Spanish.


  • Acute and chronic disease management (children and adults)

  • In-office procedures

  • Primary Care for all ages (newborn and up)

  • Joint injections

  • Minor injuries

  • Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT)

  • Preventive health

  • Women’s health

Personal Interests

CrossFit, reading, learning Spanish, playing with dogs.

Care Philosophy

Dr. Friend uses evidence-based, traditional and holistic methods to treat everything from childhood illnesses to the physical and mental challenges facing your aging family members. She finds it rewarding to find the treatment plan that works best for you.

Awards & Recognitions
National Health Service Corps Scholar
Gold Humanism in Medicine Award
Press Ganey Recognition
Areas Served
Lake Mary, FL
Languages Spoken
Arabic (spoken only), English, conversational Spanish

A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Organization Memberships and Committees

American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, AdventHealth Quality Committee

Ages Accepted

Insurances accepted by Desirae Nasrallah Friend, DO


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