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Jose L. Ruiz, M.D.
EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SERVICES
HEARING AIDS
ALLERGY & SINUS
HEARTLAND OTOLARYNGOLOGY  est. 1990
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PAGE NAME: JOSE L. RUIZ, M.D. – ENT DOCTOR KISSIMMEE, FL

PAGE TITLE: OUR DOCTORS – JOSE L. RUIZ , M.D. – ENT DOCTOR KISSIMMEE , FL

PAGE DESCRIPTION: Our practice includes ENT Doctor, Doctor of Audiology, Balance and Dizziness Disorders. Doctor Ruiz is the only Spanish Speaking Ear Nose and Throat Doctor in Kissimmee. Locations in the Central Florida area, Kissimmee and Orlando.

KEYWORDS: Spanish Speaking Ear Nose and Throat Doctor, ENT Doctor, Ear Nose Throat Doctor, Ear Nose Throat, Pediatric ENT Doctor, Allergist, Audiologist, Audiology, Hearing Aids, Allergy, Asthma, Snoring, sleep apnea, sinusitis treatment, sinus surgery, allergy treatments, head and neck surgery, laser surgery, nasal and laser endoscopic sinus surgery, voice disorders, pediatric ENT care, pediatric ENT surgery, hearing disorders, digital hearing aids, thyroid surgery, vertigo treatment, facial skin cancer, dizziness, balance disorders


Jose L. Ruiz, M.D. 
Over 22 Years of Health Care Experience

Founded in 1990, Dr. Jose L. Ruiz began his private practice Heartland Otolaryngology. Doctor Ruiz is board certified in the specialty of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  

Over the years, doctors’ referrals and word of mouth have helped our practice to grow and become a leading healthcare provider in the Central Florida Area. Doctor Ruiz is the only Spanish Speaking ENT Doctor in the Kissimmee Area. Speaking both Spanish and English fluently allows for a better communication from Patient to Doctor therefore providing better diagnosis and patient care.

Heartland Otolaryngology has a clinical alliance with Florida Hospital, Nova Med Surgical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center and Kissimmee Outpatient Surgical Center for the treatment of patients with head and neck disorders.
Jose L. Ruiz, M.D. 
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Interamerican University
San German, Puerto Rico
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Graduated 1977, Magna Cum Laude

University of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine
Doctorate in Medicine
Graduated 1984

University of Puerto Rico-Affilliated Hospitals
Surgical Internship
1984-1985

University of Puerto Rico-Affiliated Hospitals
Surgical Residency
1985-1986

University of Puerto Rico-Affiliated Hospitals
Surgical Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1987-1990

Boards and Licenses

Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners

Diplomate of the Puerto Rico Board of Medical Examiners

Diplomate of the Florida Board of Medical Examiners

Military

United States Army National Guard
Captain, Medical Corps.
1985-1990



DOCTOR NELSON CARDENALES

INTRODUCING BI-LINGUAL HEARING SERVICES

Heartland Otolaryngology and Dr. Jose L. Ruiz are proud to announce the addition of our full time audiologist Dr. Nelson Cardenales to our practice. Dr. Cardenales is a native of Puerto Rico and a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico with a doctorate in Audiology.

Dr. Nelson Cardenales has worked in settings such as ENT Private Practice as well as Hearing and Balance Disorders Clinics.  He enjoys working with pateints of all ages and his interests include diagnostic assessments, amplification, balance assessments and occupational hearing conservation.  Dr. Cardenales loves to help people communicate and to improve their quality of life.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  He holds a Florida State License in Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence.  When not working, Dr. Cardenales enjoys going to theme parks, reading and quality time with family and friends.

Dr. Cardenales provides a full range of services including audiograms and vestibular testing as well as hearing aid evaluations and hearing aid fittings. Providing these services in both Spanish and English ensures proper patient/doctor communication which allows for excellent medical care in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders.  

Hearing aid dispensing and fittings will be available through our newest division Premier Hearing Institute. The focus of Premier Hearing Institute is to provide specialized care for hearing loss and hearing disorders. Our motto is “Doctors Caring for Your Hearing” which means every patient receives the highest quality care for the treatment of hearing loss and hearing aids specific to the unique type of hearing loss for each patient.  

Should you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment we are available Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 407-518-1810.


Nelson Cardenales, Au.D.
Audiologist


​EDUCATION 


Doctorate of Audiology 

08/2007-05/2012 

University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus 

School of Health Professions 

San Juan, Puerto Rico 

. Puerto Rico Audiology License #630 
. Florida Audiology License #AY1783 


Master of Sciences in Industrial Hygiene 

08/2005-05/2007 

University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus 

Graduate School of Public Health 

San Juan, Puerto Rico 


EXPERIENCE 

Department Chair Inter American University of Puerto Rico 

08/2012-02/2013

. Directive work which includes attending academic affairs, academic offer, 
relationship with students and faculty as well as articulation with academic 
programming and processes of curricular revision and accreditation. 
. Responsible to the higher authorities for the full compliance of the internal and 
external regulations as well as institutional values. 
. Director of Health Sciences Department-Nursing, Cardiorespiratory Care and 
Radiological Technology Programs. 


Assistant Professor Inter American University of Puerto Rico 

08/2012-02/2013 

. Prepare and teach courses of radiography program curriculum. 
. Supervise students in clinical practicum settings. 


Part-time Professor Inter American University of Puerto Rico 

08/2010-05/2012 

. Prepare and teach courses of radiography program curriculum. 
. Supervise students in clinical practicum settings. 

Audiology Intern VA Caribbean Healthcare System 

08/2011-05/2012 

. Perform basic audiological evaluations, evaluation and fitting of hearing aids, 
and prescription of assistive listening devices. 
. Perform balance assessments and auditory evoked potentials. 
. Repair hearing aids. 


Audiology Intern Advance Hearing Centre 

0 02/2010-12/2010 
. Practice in basic audiological battery, amplification, balance, and hearing 
conservation. 


Audiology Intern Audición y Habla Clinic 

07/2009-12/2009 

. Practice in pediatric audiological battery and amplification. 


Audiology Intern San Lucas Hospital in Guayama 

08/2008-05/2009 

. Practice in basic audiological battery, amplification, and hearing conservation. 


Research Assistant Medical Sciences Campus- 

 Audiology Doctoral Program 

0 8/2007-05/2010 
. Perform a written evidence-based practice and literature reviews in Audiology. 
. Data entry and analysis. 
. Work with assessment and investigations instruments. 


PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS 

“Clinical contribution of speech-ABR in diagnosis of auditory processing disorders” 

University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus 

2012 


“Styrene effect as a risk factor for hearing loss in boat manufacturing workers” 

University of South Florida and University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus 

2010 


CERTIFICATIONS 


Educator of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Prevention 

Oregon Health & Science University 

2010 


ORGANIZATIONS 


. Fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) 
. Member of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) 


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE 


Coameños por la Niñez Foundation 

01/1997-12/1997 

. Worked for an initiative of Coamo radio station gathering contributions from 
neighborhood residents to support children with special needs. 















HEARING AIDS
ALLERGY & SINUS
DOCTOR Nelson Cardenales, Au. D.