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About Dr. Behner


Patients from in and around Apopka, Florida, count on expert medical care from Dean A. Behner, MD. He offers comprehensive adult medical care, building long-term relationships with patients to provide hands-on and informative care.

As a board-certified internist, Dr. Behner provides a comprehensive range of medical services for adults at his practice, Apopka Medical Center, including cancer screenings, skin surgery to remove lesions, and treatments for chronic issues like allergies, diabetes, and heart conditions.

After completing both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA at Andrew University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, Dr. Behner spent a few years working on the business side of medicine before deciding to retrain as a physician. He earned his medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at White Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Behner serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Florida. He has admitting privileges at local hospitals, which ensures continuity of care for patients who need hospitalization and specialist care.

Dr. Behner and his staff are committed to high patient satisfaction. He knows time is precious and follows a timely schedule, with patients seldom spending more than 15 minutes in the waiting room. With nearly three decades of experience, Dr. Behner is able to offer a variety of treatment options and is always happy to talk through the options and answer questions, so patients can make an informed decision.


    Our Mission



    Our Goal at Apopka Medical Center is to work with our patients to help them achieve and maintain optimum health for a longer lasting and more fulfilling life.




  • What is Diabetes?


    Diabetes is a chronic condition where your body is unable to properly process glucose — also referred to as blood sugar — into energy. Your body is unable to make this conversion either because it doesn’t produce enough insulin or it doesn’t use the available insulin correctly.

  • What are the signs of Diabetes?


    Diabetes causes a variety of symptoms, including:

    • Excessive thirst and hunger
    • Frequent urination
    • Fatigue
    • Dry skin
    • Slow-to-heal sores
    • Blurry vision
    • Numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
  • How is Diabetes diagnosed?


    Dr. Behner diagnoses diabetes with a physical exam and diagnostic blood tests. He discusses your symptoms and medical history and asks about your overall health and lifestyle. You’ll need blood work to check your glucose level and hemoglobin A1C, and you may need several blood tests over a period of time to confirm that your glucose levels are consistently high.

  • How is Diabetes treated?


    Dr. Behner usually begins treatment for diabetes by recommending lifestyle modifications. If you have prediabetes, often adjusting your diet to cut out sugar and refined carbohydrates and adding 30 minutes of moderate exercise to your day can improve the way your body uses blood sugar.

Accepted Insurances

Apopka Medical Center accepts a wide variety of insurances. If you do not see your insurance provider or have questions regarding payment, please contact our office directly.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
Apopka Medical Center
125 South Park Avenue
Apopka, FL 32703
Phone: 407-326-6649
Fax: 407-886-8386
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