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Endocrine Associates of Florida also conducts clinical trials  


A referral from a family physician to a specialist for particular symptoms can be a daunting and impersonal experience. Aside from a staff that doesn’t know you, confusion about new medical terms and tests are personally perplexing and frightening.


It doesn’t need to be that way. Endocrine Associates of Florida PA offers a better, more comfortable approach to monitoring and treating ailments associated with hormonal imbalance. Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dedicated to managing metabolic disorders caused by changes to the endocrine glands. Affected hormones secreted by the endocrine glands are insulin, thyroid, growth hormone and adrenal hormones.


Endocrine Associates of Florida is a family-run, private practice located at 1510 Citrus Medical Court in Ocoee. Its caring staff strives to provide the best possible health care in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Their holistic and compassionate approach allows the staff time to get to know and listen to its patients.


José M. Mandry, M.D., directs the treatment and research clinic. Born in Puerto Rico, he came to the Greater Orlando area in the early ’90s. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and board-certified in internal medicine and disorders of endocrinology and metabolism. As a principal investigator, Dr. Mandry and his associates are active participants in clinical research, leading to positive outcomes that improve health.


“The studies enable our practice to offer more support to clients,” Dr. Mandry said. “Patients can take advantage of the comprehensive oversight a clinical study offers as compared to the benefits from an insurance company. We have observed many participants get better control of their chronic diseases because of their involvement in clinical trials.”


The office coordinator is Kathy Mandry, MS, RD, LD/N, Dr. Mandry’s wife of 28 years. A stay-at-home mother for 17 years — until the last of their four children left home for Florida State University — Kathy was reluctant to work with her husband because of the responsibility of the position. She was “pleasantly surprised at how well they work together.”


Research directors Maria Ines Marulanda, M.D., and Ineska Freire, M.D., both from Venezuela, are also on staff. With more than 10 years of experience in investigational pharmaceutical and epidemiological studies, their work is widely published in many prominent medical journals.


In addition to treatment and research, nutritional classes by a registered dietitian are available on request. Nutritional counseling assists patients with proper diet for blood glucose and weight control.


The staff of Endocrine Associates of Florida is dedicated to eradicating the devastating effects resulting from diabetes, obesity, hypertension, metabolic diseases and lipid disorders. To that end, patients are invited to go through a screening process for inclusion in one of the many studies conducted by Dr. Mandry and his team.


The practice is currently enlisting patients interested in participating in clinical research opportunities. Benefits include additional contact visits with the doctor and health care professional, medicines that are provided by the sponsor at no cost to the patient, and close monitoring of medical problems and progress. Patients receive a small stipend to compensate for time and duties performed, and there is no out-of-pocket expense. To find out if you qualify or to be pre-screened, call the research clinic at 407-480-4836.

José Mandry, MD

Board Certified Endocrinology and Metabolism

Board Certified Internal Medicine


Place of study

Washington University, St Louis, MO.

Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR.

Yale University, Bridgeport, CT.

Brown University, Providence, RI.



Internal medicine, Endocrinology

Career Training

1978 - 1981

Washington University, St Louis, MO.

BS degree in Biology, Dec 1981.


1982 to 1986

Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR.

M.D. degree May 1986.



St Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT.

affiliate of Yale University, Internal Medicine.



Roger Williams Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI.

Affiliates of Brown University, Endocrinology and Metabolism.



Private Practice in Endocrinology and Metabolism with Endocrine Associates of FL. PA, Orlando Florida.



Principal Investigator for Endocrine Associates of Florida, Ocoee FL.


Certifiying Examinations:

1. Diplomat of National Boards of Medical Examiners, March 1987.

2. Diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine, Sept. 1989.

3. Certificate in radioisotope handling for Nuclear Medicine procedures, April 1991.

4. Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Nov 1991 and re-certification Nov 2000 and Nov 2010.


Maria del Carmen Mandry, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant


Place of study

University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl.

Florida International University, Herbert Wartheim College of Medicine, Miami, Fl.

Maria Ines Marulanda, Director Clinical Research Division of Endocrine Associates of FL P.A. Ocoee

Carabobo University-Angel Larralde Hospital -Valencia, Venezuela Internal Medicine Doctor -Carabobo University - Faculty of Health Sciences  Valencia, Venezuela

Endocrine Associates Of Florida, P.A. Ocoee

Specializing in

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Nutrition Counseling


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Office Hours

Mon-Thur 8 am to 4:30 pm

Fri 8 am to 3 pm



Phone (407) 480-4830

Fax (407) 480-4834

Research Clinic (407) 480-4836

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