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Dr. Jose Luis Diaz - Ranked Top 10% Nationally for Patient Satisfaction

Pulmonary Group of Central Florida | Dr. Jose Diaz

The Pulmonary Group of Central Florida, with offices in Leesburg and in The Villages, offers a personalized approach to treating diseases of the lungs. Recently, the Pulmonary Group of Central Florida acquired a state-of-the-art Pulmonary Function testing machine for greater patient convenience and accuracy when diagnosing and treating patients.

Dr. Jose Diaz is a highly qualified professional pulmonologist, with almost a decade of experience diagnosing and treating disorders of the lungs. He is passionate about his patients and encourages them to become actively involved in the management of their illness. Dr. Diaz’s passion recently earned him a ranking in the top 90th percentile or higher among physician-specific questions in a 2008 survey by a national health improvement firm.

Lake Magazine - 2009 Hottest Husbands

Dr. Diaz has developed protocols on pneumonia and weaning of mechanical ventilation at Central Florida Health Alliance. He also has been published in the Journal of Bronchology and through various studies he has done throughout North and South America.

The Pulmonary Group of Central Florida staff is committed to ensuring their patients understand their illnesses and treatment. Computers with Internet access and dry erase boards are in every examining room so that Dr. Diaz has immediate access to educational information and clear communication with his patients.

Dr. Diaz has privileges at Central Florida Health Alliance's Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital.

Congratulations to Dr. Jose Diaz, voted Lake Magazine's 2009 Hottest Husband.

Dr. Jose Diaz

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Board

Staff Appointments

Chairman, Pulmonary Division - Central Florida Health Alliance (CFHA)
Chairman, Special Care Committee - CFHA
Chairman, Antibiotic Committee - CFHA
Vice Chief, Internal Medicine - CFHA
Medical Care Evaluation Committee, Member - CFHA


American Medical Association
American College of Physicians
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Cuidado Critico
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Medical School

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lima, Peru

Medical Doctorate Received
January 1998


Internal Medicine
San Juan Bautista Medical Center
Caguas, Puerto Rico
July 2000-June 2003

Chief Resident
July 2002-June 2003


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
San Juan VA Medical Center
San Juan, Puerto Rico
July 2003-June 2006

Commitment to the Community

Staff Pulmonologist at Lazarus Free Medical Clinic, Wildwood, Florida
Cornerstone Hospice Advisory Board, Lake County

Candice Coleman-Pope, ARNP

Medical School

Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, University of South Florida, 2015

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN Program, University of South Florida, 2012

Associate of Science, Nursing Program, Lake Sumter Community College, 2007


Florida Hospital Orlando
Orlando, FL

Central Florida Health Alliance
Leesburg, FL & The Villages, FL

Florida Hospital Waterman
Tavares, Florida

South Lake Hospital
Clermont, FL


Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 2015
Florida Hospital Employee Model of Excellence Award, 2013
Florida Hospital Employee Model of Excellence Award, 2012
Leesburg Regional Patient Care Award, 2009
Winner of "The Women's Club of Leesburg" nursing scholarship, 2007
Elected as President of the Student Nurses Association, 2007
Winner of "Women's Club of Kings Ridge" nursing scholarship, 2006

Pulmonary Group of Central Florida