IPALC Patient Newsletter






Future Events


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Thank You


Thank you to the community at large, who support the vision of IPALC and the leaders who devote their time, talent and treasure to keep goals in focus.  Without the patients of Lee County, the Physicians of Lee County wouldn't matter!

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Raymond Kordonowy, MD







Here we are beginning the 3rd quarter of the calendar year with local schools back in action.  With the coming of October the influx of snowbirds will create competition for all local business's attention especially health care.  Folks have perhaps a month to get a visit in with their local doctor before the appointment books are pushed out to Christmas.  Please consider using the Independent Physicians Association of Lee County to search for independent physician services. Our association is a champion for patient centered care.  Being independent we are aligned directly with our patients and minimally influenced by conflicts of interest when it comes to patient advocacy.


IPALC will soon be sponsoring a table with the Great Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.  We want local businesses and employers to learn more about the breadth of our doctor membership and representation.  As the insurance industry continues to provide less coverage but higher premiums in order to serve the "Health Care law of the land" (paraphrasing President Obama), the need for local markets to provide affordable services and price transparency options to the buyers of health services. IPALC wishes to be the solution to this dilemma.  2016 will be a very expensive year for this country as more of the taxes as well as rent-seeking price hikes get priced into our day to day costs.  To help people navigate the complex health care market some of us physicians provide price transparency and payment policies that remove insurance interference.  I recently became aware of a search tool that is striving to be a location for patients and doctors to seek and share price information.  The site is called DocCost.com.


Please forward this newsletter to your friends and encourage them to sign up for monthly informative newsletter.  We also feature articles/physician contributed blogs routinely on our website.



Humbly submitted,


Raymond W. Kordonowy MD ABIM ABCL, President of IPALC



Physician Spotlight


IPALC would like to offer you a different feature physician each month to help you learn who our Independent Physicians are in our community. 


As you begin reading our newsletter, if there is a specific group or physician in Lee County you wish to know more about, send an email to  so that we may feature that physician or group.



Beauty By Brueck




Primary Specialty: Plastic Surgery


Specializing in: Surgical Rejuvenation, Blepharoplasty/Rhinoplasty, Face & Neck Lifts, Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Reconstruction, Liposuction, Body Contouring, Laser Hair Removal, Botox® / Restylane®, Radiesse


Dr. Robert Brueck is a Board Certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon in Fort Myers and Southwest Florida, dedicated to beautiful results in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Brueck has over 33 years of experience in performing facelift, rhinoplasty, breast augmentations, tummy tuck, and liposuction procedures. The combination of rigorous training and more than three decades of experience assures you Dr. Brueck is the best choice in Southwest Florida.


Peer research by Castle Connolly LLC, in conjunction with Gulfshore Life magazine, has recognized Dr. Brueck as a top plastic surgeon in Southwest Florida (Northport to Marco Island).


Professional Memberships Include:

  • American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Aesthetic Surgery Association
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Education and Training:

Dr. Brueck complete his undergraduate degree from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois and his MD from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine in Chicago. Following medical school, Dr. Brueck was chosen to participate in a select surgical internship at Rush Presbyterian through the St. Luke's Medical Center, also in Chicago, and remained at St. Luke's Medical Center to complete his plastic surgery residency. Dr. Brueck received additional plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery training that culminated with the completion of a burn fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and an aesthetic surgery fellowship in Miami, Florida.


Dr. Brueck also dedicates a lot of his time to various mission trips and volunteer work all over world


Click here to send Dr. Brueck and his staff a message.






  • Many of our IPALC Physicians are posting blogs on a regular basis. We have even been enjoying some posts from new physicians.  Please be sure to check the News & Articles section of the IPALC website on a regular basis.  


  • Dr. Raymond Kordonowy has published a FREE RECIPE E-BOOK on the IPALC website.  It is full of recipes that are not only healthy, but delicious too!  Please take a moment to download the e-book and encourage your friends to do the same.









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