Suntree Internal Medicine Doctors, Nurses and Physicians
Dr. Abe Hardoon, MD
Dr. Abe Hardoon is an Internal Medicine physician, Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Abe Hardoon was born in Israel. He grew up in New York City, graduating from Newtown High School and then York College of the City University of New York.
While in high school and then in college, Dr. Abe Hardoon supported himself with many odd jobs including taxi driving, selling cutlery, house painting, working as a stock person in a supermarket, a cashier in a fruit store, and even as a Baskin Robbins ice cream manager. Eventually, he established a fund raising company where he was very successful and able to retire at the age of 30. Married, with 2 young children, he applied and got accepted to the AUC School of Medicine, where he was able to start working towards his lifelong dream of medicine.
During most of his clinical training, Dr. Hardoon rotated in St. Thomas in the USVI, the New Britain Campus in Connecticut (a Major affiliate of the University of Connecticutt School of Medicine), and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Campus in New York City (a Major affiliate of Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine). After graduating medical school, Dr. Abe Hardoon was very fortunate to secure a spot at North Shore University Hospital in NY to continue his training in Internal Medicine for the next 3 years, which was right down the road from where he grew up.
During his training, he focused on the the primary care aspect of Internal Medicine. After completing his Internal Medicine Residency, he worked in several Emergency Rooms and then started a private practice. However, it wasn't long before he got tired of the snow and moved down to Florida.
Dr. Abe Hardoon has been practicing in the Suntree area of Melbourne since 1996. He started Suntree Internal Medicine in September 2002. In June 2015, Suntree Internal Medicine moved to the new facility at Brevard Medical City.
In 2009 Dr. Edwin Chan joined Dr. Hardoon at the practice. Dr. Chan was a childhood friend of Dr. Hardoon children, Scott and Eric.
In 2011 Dr. Hardoon’s son, Dr. Scott Hardoon joined his father at their practice.
In 2015 Dr. Hardoon was proud to welcome his nephew, Dr. Gary Hardoon to the practice.
Dr. Scott Hardoon, MD
Dr. Scott Hardoon is an Internal Medicine physician, Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Hardoon grew up on Long Island, New York during his youth, and moved to Orlando, Florida with his family during the early 1990’s. After completing high school in Orlando, FL, he was awarded the Florida Academic Scholarship via Bright Futures and chose to pursue his studies at Rollins College, in Winter Park, FL. During his time at Rollins College, he completed his major in Biology while appearing on the President’s List during multiple years.
Soon after graduating, he proceeded down the journey of medical school via AUC School of Medicine. During most of his clinical training, Dr. Hardoon was based in Southfield, MI and rotated through St. John Hospital as well as St. John Providence Hospital in Southeast Michigan. However, his ultimate goal was to get back to the warm weather of Florida and he was delighted to be able to rotate through Cleveland Clinic in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as well as Bayfront Medical Center, in St. Petersburg, FL.
After graduating medical school, Dr. Hardoon was very fortunate to secure a spot in Orlando Regional Medical Center to continue his training in Internal Medicine for the next 3 years, which was his hometown program where he always dreamed of being trained. During his training, he started to place an emphasis on the geriatric and primary care aspect of Internal Medicine. After completing his Internal Medicine Residency in 2011, he joined Suntree Internal Medicine, where he can continue to pursue his passion while administering Primary Care to the ever enlarging population of the Space Coast.
Dr. Hardoon has two children, Ashley and Emily, as well as a therapy dog, Indy, who makes visits to Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and local Elementary Schools. Dr. Hardoon continues to look forward to being a part of this community for many years to come.
Dr. Gary J. Hardoon, MD
Dr. Gary J. Hardoon is an Internal Medicine Physician, Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Hardoon grew up on Long Island, NY, then moving to Upstate New York to attend College at Cornell University. He graduated with an Honors degree, while double majoring in Biology and History.
He then accepted a Chancellor’s Scholarship to attend AUC School of Medicine, where he excelled, and joined the Medical Honor Society. Dr. Hardoon did his clinical rotations throughout New York City Hospitals, where he had a wide breadth of hands-on training.
Then moving to Orlando, he did his residency at Orlando Health, where he served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine, a 38-person program, in his last year. During his time at Orlando health, his interest in primary care truly blossomed, becoming the first person to ever win the primary care award for outstanding dedication and service in the primary care setting, all three years that he was a resident.
Dr. Hardoon then joined Suntree Internal Medicine in 2015, where he not only treats patients daily, but also teaches educational classes for patients at night. Dr. Hardoon holds active admitting privileges at Orlando Health, Holmes Regional Hospital, and Viera Hospital.
When he is not working, he spends his free time with his wife, Jackie (his high school sweetheart), and their Cockapoo, Olive. They like to go to the movies, travel, and eat at their local favorite restaurants here in Brevard County.
Dr. Edwin Chan, MD
Dr. Edwin Chan was originally from the Central Florida area and was raised here for most of his life. His pursuit of medicine started in his teenage years when he met the Hardoon family. Dr. Abe Hardoon encouraged him to attend medical school and also served as a mentor during his path to become a physician.
His medical training has bought him to several diverse places including Los Angeles, Detroit, London, England and eventually Toledo, Ohio where he served as chief resident during his tenure there.
Today Dr. Chan is well established in the Melbourne area with his wife, Mai, and three children, Carmelo, Olivia and Evangelina.
Dr. Ami Bhatt, MD
As a family medicine practitioner, Dr Bhatt's primary priority is to earn the trust and respect of her patients. She enjoys engaging with her patients and being their partner in their healthcare choices and to help overcome any personal challenges. As being a partner and supporter of each patient she understands the importance of being approachable and compassionate.
Dr Bhatt brings 3 years of family practice experience to Suntree. She comes from beautiful southern California where she attended the University of California, Irvine where she earned her degree in Biological Sciences with highest honors. Dr Bhatt attended medical school at St Georges University and did her clinical rotations in New York City. She then went back to California where she completed her residency in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente. Dr Bhatt and her husband have recently relocated to Florida.
On her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and family. She enjoys traveling, crafting, baking and meeting new people.
Dr. Lawrence Nelson, MD
Dr. Lawrence Nelson is a Family Medicine physician, Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Nelson grew up in Idaho prior to moving to San Jose, CA for college where he attended San Jose State University completing his Bachelors in Biology/Systems Physiology/ with a Minor in Chemistry. His enthusiasm for medicine was known to all when he worked during college at San Jose Medicine Center. He worked in the operating room with the surgeons and anesthesiologists that provided him many research opportunities; further increasing his desire in the pursuit for medicine as a career.
Soon after graduating, he proceeded to study medicine at Saint Matthews School of Medicine. He completed all of his medical school clinical training in the Orlando Regional Hospitals. After graduating medical school, Dr. Nelson completed his Internship and Residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Family and Preventive Medicine. After completing his Family Medicine Residency in 2007, He has practiced medicine in Utah, and North Carolina, where he worked as a contractor for the US Department of the Navy before moving to Florida.
Dr. Nelson is married enjoys and spending time with her surfing, working out at the gym, bicycling and playing the guitar. Dr. Nelson is active in his church activities and helping people abroad achieve goals for growth in education, health and wellness and hopes to bring his passion to the community in Brevard county.
Shannon Spreitzer, DNP, ARNP-BC
Shannon is a board certified advanced registered nurse practitioner specializing in family practice. Shannon has been a resident of Brevard County since 2000 and a registered nurse since 2003. She is a graduate of both Eastern Florida State College and the University of Central Florida.
Her experience as a nurse includes working in inpatient cardiac care and in outpatient surgery as a preoperative and post-operative nurse. Shannon’s special interests include patient education, quality improvement and chronic disease management.
On a personal note, she is married and has one son. In her time off she enjoys spending time with family, going to the movies and traveling.
Nikka Cohan, ARNP-C
Nikka is a board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner specializing in adult health. She has experience in primary care, general surgery, vascular surgery, dermatology and wound care. Nikka has been a resident of Brevard county since 2009, registered nurse since 2006 and advanced registered nurse practitioner since 2012. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and University of North Florida.
She spends her down time with her awesome 6 year old daughter, traveling and going to the beach.
Angela Armellini, ARNP-C
Angela is a board certified advanced registered nurse practitioner specializing in family practice. Angela is a lifetime resident of Brevard county and a registered nurse since 2011. Angela got her undergraduate degree at South University and her graduate degree at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Illinois.
Her experience as a nurse includes inpatient care of the medical-surgical patient with extensive knowledge in gastroenterology, pulmonology, and oncology. Angela has 6 years of experience in the management and administration of chemotherapy and biotherapies as well as management of the oncology patient. She has also precepted many nursing students and new graduates in the preceptor role.
On her time off she enjoys spending time with her son, kickboxing classes, cooking, and traveling.
Laura Moncada, ARNP
Laura is a board certified advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) specializing in family practice. She has experience in primary care and pulmonology. Prior to becoming an ARNP, Laura worked at Baptist Hospital in Miami as a nurse for over four years, where she received multiple certifications and awards.
Laura got her undergraduate degree at Barry University and her graduate degree at Florida International University.
On her time off she enjoys spending time with her husband and family. She is very passionate about her profession and traveling.