Orlando Health Physician Associates

Dr Jennifer Sharp Thielhelm is honored to receive this award. Dr Thielhelm has been practicing in Central Florida for the last twenty-five years. She is a board certified Pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics practicing with Orlando Health Physician Associates in Maitland. Her office has a staff of eight in addition to her partner, Andy Summers, MD, and her nurse practitioner, Jacey Dykstra. She tells everyone God has blessed her with an amazing, caring and talented team of office staff, partners, nurses and specialists, as well as a supportive family. She is also grateful for the trust of her patients and their families.

Dr Thielhelm is a home-grown Central Floridian who has lived in this area since she was 10 months old. As a competitive swimmer from junior high through college, she became interested in Sports Medicine. After volunteering in a hospital and working for a local Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, she decided to pursue medicine.

Dr Thielhelm received her Bachelor of Science from Duke University and then attended Medical School at The University of Florida. She fell in love with Pediatrics during her third year medical school rotations because of the children and the kindness of the Pediatricians she encountered. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Arnold Palmer Hospital, serving as Co-Chief Resident during her third year.

She and her “team” are dedicated to caring for children from newborns to young adults in a thorough and compassionate manner. “We try to treat all patients and their families as if they were part of our family.” Her office offers comprehensive pediatric care including well checks, acute illnesses, special needs, asthma, ADHD and behavioral consults.

Dr Thielhelm also enjoys teaching. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor for the FSU School of Medicine and Community Faculty for the Arnold Palmer Hospital Pediatric Residency Program. She feels that teaching “keeps you on your toes” and is a great way to give back to others.

When she is not working, she enjoys working out and spending time with family, friends and her two dogs. She and her husband Rob are proud parents of two children who are pursuing careers in medicine. She serves as a board member of a family foundation called The Clive Foundation. She recently joined the board of The Gift of Swimming, and is an Elder in her Church.

Looking towards the future, Dr Thielhelm is excited to continue to welcome new patients to the practice. She considers referrals from peers, current families, and former patients who are now parents as the biggest compliment.


800 N, Maitland Ave., Suite 102, Maitland, FL. 32751 | P: 407-660-7000 | F: 407-660-7106 | www.ORLANDOHEALTH.com