It is more than a coincidence that Dr. Hardy was born in Orange County, California and now lives in Orange County, Florida. The circuitous route that brought him here from the West Coast to the East Coast involves his immigrant father and mother from England and Canada respectively, his early teenage years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, High School in Santa Rosa and Escondido, California, College in Walla Walla, Washington, teaching conversational English in Seoul, South Korea, graduating in Medical Technology at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland Oregon, and receiving his commission as an Officer in the United States Air Force in Loma Linda California while attending medical school in his birth city at Loma Linda University Medical School. Slightly more than coincidence…
Legacy Family Medicine was founded in 2010 in honor of his grandparents, Jim and Doris Hardy who held the record in the United Kingdom as the oldest, longest married couple at 78 years of marital harmony. Jim passed from this world at 103 years of age after gently closing his eyes to answer a question posed by his lifetime bride, with his son, Philip O. Hardy, DDS sitting beside him. Doris passed several years later after reaching 99 years of age.
The name Legacy can mean “a person delegated” as legatus from medieval latin, but more specifically, Legacy Family Medicine is founded on a Tradition of Longevity, a tradition of long life and service. This is the fundamental goal of LegacyFM.com, not only to live longer, but to achieve a lasting existence of service to self through achieving the delicate balance of health and with that attainment, to be of service to others.
Capitalizing on his experience while on active duty in Guam, as Assistant Chief of Family and Urgent Care Medicine at the Andersen Air Force Base Medical Facility in Yigo, Chief of the Emergency Room at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, and furthering his studies at the Family Medicine Residency at AdventHealth (formerly Florida Hospital), Dr. Hardy uses his training gained as an intern in Internal Medicine, “Oak Leaf Cluster” medal awarded Military Medicine experience, and his Board Certified training in Family Medicine to Legacy Family Medicine.
“Traditional Family Medicine with a Technological Advantage” is a mantra you might hear him say, and frankly, it is true. A robust technological infrastructure rooted in an Electronic Health Record that is linked to Quest, Lab Corp, AdventHealth, Simon Med, and Professional Imaging Consultants and affiliated with Orlando Health. This EHR offers a patient portal that allows for secure review of testing results with HIPPA compliant messaging between patient, providers and specialists which provides a coordination of care that is considered to be the “State of the Art.”
Utilizing a Collaborative Model that enlists the patients energies and background to achieve overall wellness through education, holistic therapeutic interventions (Sports Medicine Injections including Supartz and Traumeel, Accupunture, and Florida State Medical Cannabis Certifications), office based ultrasound studies, and traditional Allopathic modalities with focused clinical testing, Dr. Hardy is able to offer a traditional model of family medicine based on holistic care that builds on a synergistic approach between patients and their health practitioner.
Dr. Hardy invites you to visit his modern 4,000 square foot appointed facility conveniently located in the East Orlando Waterford Lakes area between Rouse and Alafaya on Lake Underhill Road adjacent to the 408 Tollway. He would be honored to introduce his bilingual staff, Registered Nurse, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioner, and Acupuncturist.
Welcome to Legacy Family Medicine, a Legacy of Longevity!
11602 Lake Underhill Road, Suite 119
Orlando, FL 32825