About Hometown Health | Medical Education Video Production


Click on the video below for the inside story behind the creation of
Hometown Health TV, LLC as seen on LSTV's "Profiles"

According to a 2003 study by the American Medical Association, the average wait time to see a doctor is 20 minutes. Not only does that statistic provide some interesting dialogue, it, along with some personal experiences, were the catalyst for Hometown Health TV, LLC and the source of the Hometown Health slogan, “Good Things for Those Who Wait.” 

With the support of some visionary physicians, Hometown Health launched in March, 2009 and ran monthly through December, 2020 with a two-fold objective.  First, help create a more valuable and dynamic waiting room experience for patients by providing education, information and entertainment.  Second, develop a specialty-exclusive, cost-effective video and web platform for area physicians and healthcare professionals to create more loyalty and trust with existing patients by sharing their expertise on health issues while introducing themselves to potentially new patients watching the video network in their peers’ offices. 

 “Hometown Health was developed with the intention of creating a better patient experience while allowing medical professionals a new multimedia forum for introducing themselves to prospective new clients,” said Marc Robertz-Schwartz, president of Hometown Health TV, LLC.  “Viewers receive valuable insight on a wide variety of health-related issues from local medical experts and they’ll likely see familiar faces and places as we incorporate the local community into our monthly episodes.” 

Hometown Health is complimented with a web site, www.YourHometownHealth.com, and a YouTube Channel which both include access to the most recent content featured in the video program as well as profiles of the participating medical professionals and support content.  Be sure to "like" us on Facebook so you can following timely news, valuable links and access to even more great resources to help keep you and your family healthy.

Hometown Health delivered unprecidented county health information through its monthly program, web site and Facebook page.

Hometown Health TV, LLC has also offered various levels of support to; the Lake Sumter Medical Society, March of Dimes of Lake & Sumter, American Cancer Society of Lake/Sumter and Marion units, Advent Health Waterman Foundation, Lifestream Behavioral Center, Childrens' Advocacy Center of Lake Sumter, the Education Foundation of Lake and Sumter Counties and many more. 

Hometown Health TV, LLC and it's sister marketing company, Red Apples Media, have been honored with more than a dozen awards including:

  • 2012 National Business Incubator Association (NBIA) Business of the Year
  • 2012 Community Service Entrepreneur Award by the Lake County League of Cities
  • 2012 Hidden Hero of Health award from the Lake County Health Department

As well as numerous AVA, Telly and MarComm awards and a 2011 Communitas Award for Community Service.

A 25+ year, award-winning veteran of media and marketing, Marc has developed programming and promotional content for local television stations “from Maine to Miami.”  Recruited by The Villages as General Manager of its 24-hour cable channel in 2003, he was later tasked with developing and overseeing the in-house agency that managed much of the local and national electronic advertising, video production and marketing of The Villages and many of its ancillary businesses. 

With a commitment to the local community, hyper-local content and personal service, HHTV's production company, Red Apples Media, is based in Central Florida at 734 N. 3rd Street in Downtown Leesburg.