Amanda Bagby, MD

Born in the windy city of Chicago, and raised in Riverside, Illinois, Dr. Bagby attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She then went on to attend medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Her Baptist Primary Care office is in Baymeadows. She enjoys cooking and prepares special meals for her family of 9, including her husband who has diabetes, and a stepson who has celiac sprue.

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The more you know about the role of nutrition and exercise in your life, the more likely you are to realize you're in the driver's seat when it comes to prevention and healthy lifestyle.open quote

Amy Jarvis, MD

Amy Jarvis, MD is a neurologist affiliated with Baptist Health. She specializes in stroke prevention and stroke treatments. She was drawn to treating stroke patients after her own personal experiences caring for her grandmother after a stroke.

 

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My advice to women is to take every symptom seriously and don’t brush off the signs. We all need to listen to our bodies.open quote

Barbara Sharp, MD

Barbara Sharp, MD, is a diagnostic radiologist who specializes in breast imaging at Baptist Health’s Hill Breast Center. She has researched and lectured internationally on breast imaging techniques including MRI, core biopsy and anchor markers to pinpoint breast lesions. Dr. Sharp received a Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Grant for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment of underserved women in  Jacksonville, and she established the WE CARE Steering Committee to coordinate breast services to the underserved of Duval County, a community effort she has been involved in since 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies and has taught Chinese art at area schools.

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Women in every community need to be supported in accessing the resources to properly screen for and prevent breast cancer. Awareness and early detection are key to beating cancer. open quote

Brett Frykberg, MD

Dr. Frykberg is a Jacksonville native who trained in the latest technology for joint replacement surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the leading joint replacement center in the U.S.

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As an orthopedic surgeon, I enjoy helping patients get back to the life they want to have.open quote

Carlos Tandron, MD

Dr. Tandron is a graduate of Georgia Tech and Emory University Medical School. He completed his residency at Emory University. Dr. Tandron is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and subspecialty certified in Sports Medicine. He is Team Physician for Jacksonville University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Bishop Snyder and Bishop Kenny High Schools. Dr. Tandron is a founding member of the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute and is former Head Team Physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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I believe in conservative measures where a good physical therapy program is able to solve your immediate problem without going to surgery. If surgery is needed, there are new options to help you return to your active lifestyle quicker and pain-free.open quote

Casey Bonaquist, DO

Casey Bonaquist, DO, is a family physician with Baptist Primary Care in Nocatee. In addition to her family medicine certification, she is board-certified in obesity medicine. He focus is on preventive medicine and in helping patients identify and remove obstacles to a healthier life.

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Cathleen Connolly, PhD

Cathleen Connolly, PhD is a psychologist with Baptist Behavioral Health and a consultant for patients in the bariatric weight management program at Baptist Health. She enjoys working with individuals who need assistance improving their lives and getting through stressful periods in life.

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My goal for most patients is to help them operate in their worlds in a healthier way, while also understanding and accepting themselves.open quote

Chris Ruisi, MD

Dr. Ruisi is a cardiac electrophysiologist with Baptist Health. He completed fellowship training at the University of Massachusetts and Yale-New Haven Hospital. His areas of expertise include cardiac ablation, implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, and electrophysiology procedures to treat Afib.

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I want to provide you, as a patient, with a thoughtful and personalized treatment strategy that you can understand. It's a great feeling to observe the dramatic improvements in patients’ lives after an effective procedure. open quote

Christine Granfield, MD

Christine Granfield, MD, is a diagnostic radiologist at Baptist Health and the Medical Director of Breast Imaging at Hill Breast Center where she leads a team of dedicated breast imagers reading more than 60,000 mammograms every year. Hill Breast Center features a multi-disciplinary team of clinical oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, care coordinators and psychologists.

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“Our goal is to maintain health from screening through diagnosis and through survivorship. Providing a continuum of care is essential to supporting our patients at every step of their journey.” open quote

Craig Morgenthal, MD

Dr. Morgenthal is a bariatric surgeon with Baptist Health and medical director of Baptist Center for Bariatrics. He is a board-certified general surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and did a research and clinical fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Emory University School of Medicine.

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We guide our patients by encouraging a healthy lifestyle, providing a proven bariatric surgery technique and supporting them with a comprehensive program. Together, we build the framework for long-term success.open quote

Elizabeth Oole, PT

Elizabeth Oole is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a Certified Lymphedema and Wound Therapist. She’s a rehabilitation manager at Baptist Rehabilitation Services at Baptist South.

 

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My philosophy is to work together with my team to combine our skills, tools and knowledge to maximize patients' functionality and quality of life.open quote

Emily Rostholder, MD

Dr. Rostholder is a Jacksonville native. She’s a gastroenterologist at Borland Groover Clinic and has offices at SouthPoint and at  Baptist Jacksonville. Her clinical interests include treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, women’s GI health, and colon cancer screening.

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As women, we have the tendency to prioritize the health of others over our own. Don't ignore your GI symptoms, especially if they are affecting your quality of life.open quote

Eric Sauvageau, MD

Eric Sauvageau, MD is a neurovascular surgeon with Lyerly Neurosurgery who, along with Ricardo Hanel, MD, leads the new Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center. Coming to Baptist from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, he specializes in endovascular, cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery, with expertise in the treatment of microvascular compression syndrome, including trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.

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I see every potential patient as a family member in need of care and believe it is my responsibility to simplify the medical jargon, make them feel as comfortable as possible and accompany them at every step.open quote

Erin Doty, MD

Erin G. Doty, MD, is board-certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine and provides inpatient coverage for Baptist Medical Center Beaches. She is in private practice with First Coast Neurosciences.

 

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Francisco Martinez-Wittinghan, MD, PhD

Dr. Martinez-Wittinghan, MD, PhD, from Baptist Primary Care in Nocatee, has a special interest in helping patients break old habits and replace them with healthy habits. He believes understanding and partnership with your doctor are essential to well-being.

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George Royal, PhD

George Royal is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with hematology/oncology patients and their family members. He graduated from the University of Virginia and trained in clinical-child and health psychology at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and the University of Florida Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Royal began working in Jacksonville with pediatric oncology patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Clinic in 1993. He has been employed full-time for the past 20 years as the psychologist at the Baptist Cancer Institute.  Dr. Royal is currently the Chief of Psychology at Baptist Medical Center and President of the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association.

 

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“It is really important to find help addressing your emotional and psychological needs when facing physical challenges such as cancer. Your outlook can greatly influence how you help your body heal and take full advantage of treatments.”open quote

Jan Abdelnour, RD

Jan Abdelnour, RD, is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with Baptist Medical Center-Jacksonville’s Diabetes and Nutrition Resources Department. In addition to diabetes education, she provides nutrition counseling for those with diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

 

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Jeffrey Smowton, MD

Jeffrey Smowton, MD, is double board certified in internal medicine and emergency medical care. He is chief of emergency medicine at Baptist Medical Center Beaches.

 

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Jennifer Crozier, MD

Dr. Crozier attended Medical College of Georgia at Augusta, and completed her residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic. She works with a team of multispecialists to provide patients with high-quality comprehensive care. She has a strong research background and stays up to date on the latest therapies and clinical trials.

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My goal is to educate each patient about their disease and answer any questions that may arise during such a life-changing diagnosis as cancer.open quote

Jessica Sullivan, DO

Dr. Sullivan is a medical oncologist at Baptist Health who specializes in breast oncology. She completed her fellowship at University of Florida.

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My goal is to treat the whole patient with cutting-edge therapies in a kind and peaceful environment.open quote

Joan Ryan, PYT

Joan began her journey as a yoga practitioner, teacher and healer in 1972. She is a Certified Professional Integrative Yoga Therapist-1000 hours. As a Master Yoga and Meditation Educator she uses many different yoga practices to inspire and empower students to breathe better, move better and live fuller richer lives. She is a 14-year breast cancer survivor.

 

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Every person can feel empowered to take control of their own body, mind and life while improving overall wellness through yoga and mindful meditation.open quote

Karen Williams, ARNP

Karen is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She graduated with a masters from the University of North Florida and bachelors from the University of South Carolina. Originally from Oregon, she has lived in South Carolina and Florida for the past 25 years. Karen became interested in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) when her own perimenopausal symptoms led her in search of options away from birth control pills, synthetic hormone replacement or sleeping pills to more natural alternatives.

 

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I thrive in being able to offer my patients an approach to health and wellness through integrative medicine.open quote

Karla Repper, PhD

Karla Repper, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with Baptist Behavioral Health with expertise in mental health wellness for children and adults. She has specialized training in the assessment of emotional and behavioral functioning, cognitive development, and treatment of child and adolescent conditions.

 

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I want my patients to feel and function better as quickly as possible. To that end, I am a "scientist-practitioner" and utilize therapies that research shows to be most effective. open quote

Kathryn Fipp Bing, MD

Dr. Bing graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University with a degree in microbiology. She received her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida Health Science Center (Jacksonville, FL) in 1998, prior to joining North Florida OB/GYN.

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Kristen Kelley, PsyD

Kristen Kelley, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist at Baptist Behavioral Health. Her specialties include stress management, mood and anxiety disorders, addiction and codependency, life transitions and mindfulness. Dr. Kelley completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Kaiser Permanente in California.

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A key to regaining your healthy mindset is removing judgment. Instead of judging yourself, look at how far you’ve come. Pat yourself on the back for choosing to live healthier.open quote

Kristen Stewart, MD, FAAD

Kristen Stewart, MD, FAAD is a dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Her special interests are in skin cancer prevention, surveillance and treatment, as well as acne and anti-aging skin care. She has post-doctoral training in vulvar dermatology and has published research on the treatment of vulvovaginal problems.

 

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Your skin is the largest organ on your body. It is constantly exposed to damaging sun rays and pollution, yet it never fails to protect you and take the heat for you. You owe it to yourself to pamper and care for your skin.open quote

Kym Dunton, RN

Kym Dunton, RN, is Coordinator of Women’s Health at Baptist Health and a motivational speaker. Kym has been a presenter at the Florida Governor’s Conference on Women’s Health and has spoken at Speaking of Women’s Health National Conference in Jacksonville. She is also a past recipient of “Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida” award.

 

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Every experience has taught you something important. So, pat yourself on the back for getting this far. Think about how your knowledge today can help you continue to evolve into a better person.open quote

Laura Grippa, MD

Laura Grippa, MD, is board certified in emergency medicine. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.

 

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Lee B. Epstein, MD

Lee B. Epstein, MD, is board certified in both Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Obstetrics & Gynecology.  He is one of the few individuals to be double board certified in this way and was among the first in Jacksonville to achieve this distinction.  He is the president of First Coast Urogynecology & Center for Pelvic Floor Health.

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Every patient deserves an opportunity to improve her quality of life through education, state of the art testing methods, and up to date non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment options.   open quote

Linda Di Teodoro, MD

Linda Di Teodoro earned her nursing degree in New York before attending medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine and completing her internal medicine training at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at UF Health Jacksonville. She then trained for an additional year in hepatology (liver) at Mayo Clinic, and is board certified in both gastroenterology and hepatology. She’s currently a liver specialist at Borland Groover Clinic.

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It’s possible to control symptoms by balancing diet, lifestyle and stress. The important thing is there are ways to manage IBS and reclaim control of your life. open quote

Marcelle Marie, RN

Marcelle Marie, RN, is a Breast Care Coordinator at Baptist South.   She is a dedicated nurse clinician who acts as a liaison between newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and the multidisciplinary breast cancer team at Baptist Health.  Marcelle is specially trained, certified and is available to answer questions concerning recent biopsies, breast health, next steps and support and education. She is a proactive link and provides the continuity of care for the patients and their families during a stressful time in their lives. Marcelle is a native of Abbeville, Louisiana, and has worked for Baptist Health since 1993.

 

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After my mom’s experience with breast cancer, I understood how people can feel lost after a cancer diagnosis. Having a patient advocate lets you know you have a coach in your corner to guide you through a difficult, but manageable journey.open quote

Mary Condorodis, CCRP

Mary Condorodis, BS, CCRP (Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional), is Coordinator of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Baptist Health. She helps patients who have cardiac issues find the right balance of physical activity to improve their physical conditioning after cardiac procedures, and she educates them in maintaining the health benefits and reducing risk factors.

 

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Cardiology is an area of medicine where a patient can change her/his outcome by virtue of their own hard work. Your determination to get better has a great influence on the health of your heart and your cardiovascular system. It is a great thing to see people go from illness to an active lifestyle that keeps them healthy and out of the hospital.open quote

Mary Ellen Wechter, MD, MPH

Mary Ellen Wechter, MD, MPH is a gynecologist with North Florida OB/GYN, practicing at Baptist Jacksonville and in Mandarin. Dr. Wechter specializes in fibroids, abnormal bleeding, vulvar diseases, and the use of laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and robotics (minimally invasive gynecologic surgery) for the treatment of noncancerous gynecologic problems.

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Women are the pillar of the family and of society and should prioritize their health and health-related quality of life. A health challenge, such as abnormal bleeding, is an unnecessary burden and can be solved with the help of a physician devoted to women’s health.open quote

Melinda Fawbush, ARNP

Melinda Fawbush, ARNP, is a genetics specialist at Hill Breast Center at Baptist Health. She’s an advanced registered nurse practitioner with special training in genetics tests and genetics counseling.

 

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There are many things to consider when seeking answers to a breast cancer diagnosis. Surround yourself with caring and knowledgeable professionals who can guide you in making the right decisions, tailored to you.open quote

Melissa Morgan, MD

Melissa Morgan, MD, is an endocrinologist at Baptist Health with a busy practice in Mandarin. She is board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology. She sees patients for diabetes, osteoporosis, hormonal disorders, thyroid issues, electrolyte imbalances and postmenopausal concerns.

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By paying attention to your body, you’ll be able to overcome many problems that can be treated now with either lifestyle changes and medication or a combination of both. Find a doctor with whom you can share all concerns.open quote

Michael Solloway, MD

Michael L. Solloway, MD, is Medical Director at Baptist Behavioral Health. He works with AgeWell Institute, where elder patients can access a multidisciplinary team lead by a board certified geriatrician. He has served as a psychiatrist at Mental Health Resource Center and was the Medical Director of Daniel Memorial, a residential treatment facility for children and adolescents.

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Treatment begins with intense listening. This is my best tool in arriving at an accurate understanding of my patients. The patient is part of the team and therefore needs to have as full an understanding of his or her illness as possible.open quote

Michaela Bradley

Michaela Bradley is married to Gus Bradley, Head Coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. They have four children. She’s a fitness instructor in the Jacksonville area. As first lady of the Jaguars, she leads the Jaguars Women’s Association in community outreach programs including breast cancer awareness, A Hope to Dream and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. She is the 2015 Chair of the Girls’ Day Out organizing committee.

 

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Stay true to who you are and remain humble. Enjoy today, because as quickly as good things come, they can quickly be gone.open quote

Mindy Grall, PhD, ARNP

Mindy Grall is Stroke Program Director for Baptist Health.  She works to ensure high quality care for patients in the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center.  She has over 20 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, clinician and researcher specializing in neurovascular conditions.

 

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It's an incredible feeling to see patients not only survive, but thrive despite having suffered a stroke. There is so much we can do now to help people recover.open quote

Mona Shah, MD

Mona Shah, MD is a cardiologist with Baptist Heart Specialists and the only physician in northeast Florida who is board certified in both cardiology and holistic medicine (American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, or ABIHM). Her areas of expertise include heart disease prevention, women’s heart health and non-invasive cardiac testing.

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I listen to my patients’ concerns and work to fully inform them about their health. I truly believe in prevention and feel that it’s important to treat body, mind, spirit and lifestyle.open quote

Pamela Rama, MD

Pamela is a cardiologist with Baptist Heart Specialists and Medical Director of HeartWise for Women and Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation at Baptist Beaches. She specializes in prevention of heart disease, non-invasive cardiac testing and managing chronic conditions like diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure to prevent heart damage.

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I emphasize early heart disease treatment because I've seen too many women who sat at home while having chest pain, never considering they could be having a heart attack.open quote

Patricia McFall Calhoun, MD

Dr. Calhoun is a family physician with Baptist Primary Care. She believes in balancing the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of life. Dr. Calhoun acknowledges that traditional medicine does not always have a “cure”, but strives to provide care and compassion even in difficult and complex cases.

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While preventive medicine is ideal, treatment of disease processes is equally important. The best way to accomplish this is by engaging patients in their own care.open quote

Paul A. Walker, MD

Dr. Walker is a board certified Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist with Baptist ENT Specialists in Fleming Island, where he offers innovative and comprehensive testing and treatment for allergies and chronic sinus disorders.  He specializes in minimally invasive office procedures, including balloon sinuplasty.

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Peter Nassar, MD

Peter Nassar, MD, is a pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist. He’s the medical director of the Jacksonville Sleep Center.

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"Sleep is an essential component to a person’s well-being. Lack of quality sleep negatively affects every area of a person’s life. It is incredible to have a patient who, with appropriate treatment of their sleep issues, has their symptoms of Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia or dementia significantly improved."open quote

R. Stephen Lucie, MD

Dr. Lucie is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in northeast Florida with board certification in both orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. Dr. Lucie served as the first head team physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars and helped develop the team’s sports medicine facility. He’s also a consultant to sports teams at Jacksonville University, University of North Florida and The Bolles School. He graduated from the University of North Carolina and the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency in orthopedics at the University of Colorado in Denver.

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It’s extremely satisfying to see patients walk to physical therapy the day after orthopedic surgery, ready to take control of their own rehabilitation. Our jobs don’t end with the surgery; we continue to nurture and encourage people to build back their strength.open quote

Ricardo Hanel, MD, PhD

Ricardo Hanel, MD, PhD is a neurovascular surgeon with Lyerly Neurosurgery who, along with Eric Sauvageau, MD, leads the new Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center. Coming to Baptist Health from Mayo Clinic, he is known for his skill in treating acute stroke and cerebrovascular conditions with ground breaking, minimally invasive techniques performed from inside the blood vessel, as well as craniotomy for aneurysm clipping and bypass.

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When I’m treating my patients, it is often at their most frightening moment. I love making an immediate and long-term difference in their lives and the lives of their family members, and proving that what was once thought impossible can now be done.open quote

Sam Kosseifi. MD

Dr. Sam Georges Kosseifi, MD, is a sleep medicine specialist and the medical director of the Sleep Disorder Centers at Baptist Health.

 

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Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout our life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect our overall health.open quote

Samuel Kim, MD

Dr. Kim is a rheumatologist who specializes in rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus and scleroderma. He finished medical school at Universidad Mayor de San Andres in Bolivia, completing his residency in Oakland, California, and his fellowship in rheumatology at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr. Kim is fluent in Spanish and Korean and seamlessly navigates between cultures.

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I treat my patients like family members. I believe that a mutual relationship is the key to achieving the best treatment plan tailored to each person's needs.open quote

Scott Lee, MD

Dr. Lee is Director of Electrophysiology at Baptist Health. He is an expert in new technologies to resynchronize the heart, pacer implantation and catheter ablation. Dr. Lee moved to Jacksonville from northern California in 2014 with his wife and two daughters.

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Afib is not usually life threatening in itself. However, it is important that it be treated, not only to control symptoms, but because Afib is the leading cause of stroke in the U.S.open quote

Shannon Leu, MD

Shannon Leu, MD is a cardiologist with Baptist Heart Specialists. She has a passion for combining the right treatment plan with tailored lifestyle changes that enhance her patients’ quality of life. She works with her patients on nutrition, weight loss and smoking cessation, and helps them see how small changes can make a big difference in their heart health.

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I understand that no one wants to end up in a cardiologists’ office. My goal is to help patients live their lives like they don’t have a heart condition and help them be around to enjoy every possible second with their loved ones.open quote

Sheena Anderson, DO

Sheena Anderson, DO, is a family physician with Baptist Primary Care near Airport Road in Jacksonville. She’s a believer in getting to know each patient to facilitate high-quality, individualized care. She focuses on prevention, nutrition, women’s health, and management of high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes.

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Simone Nader, MD

Simone Nader, MD, a cardiologist with Baptist Heart Specialists, started medical school at the age of 16. She conducted research on congestive heart failure and completed additional training at Cleveland Clinic in the areas of heart failure and cardiac transplant.

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I believe that having a healthy life is the secret to growing up gracefully.open quote

Sirlys Arcon-Rios, MD

Dr. Arcon-Rios is an endocrinologist with Baptist Health in Mandarin. She received her medical degree from Universidad Libre, Colombia, and completed residency and fellowship training at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She believes in incorporating evidence-based medicine and individual goals. Baptist Endocrinology, San Jose Blvd., 904.260.9699.

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Sofija Rak, MD

Sofija Rak, MD is a primary care physician with Baptist Primary Care on San Jose Boulevard (Mandarin South). She emphasizes prevention of heart disease and obesity, particularly in women.

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I encourage my patients to think long term about their heart health. If you make positive changes now, think about where you’ll be in 10 years.open quote

Stacey Kelly, ARNP

Stacey Kelly, ARNP, is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with Baptist Endocrinology in Mandarin. She helps people navigate the challenges of balancing blood sugar and keeping a healthy weight.

 

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If you’re not doing anything different, you increase your chances of gaining weight and developing health issues later in life. Start now by making small changes that can make a big difference.open quote

Steven Crenshaw, MD

Dr. Crenshaw, with Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Emory University and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He served in the U.S. Army for 10 years and completed his orthopedic residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. He’s a team physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jacksonville University Athletics. In addition to his board certification in orthopedic surgery, he is board certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

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I try to transmit a sense of empowerment to my patients. It’s okay for you to take the initiative asking questions. You don’t have to put up with pain when there are ways to help you reclaim your quality of life.open quote

Steven Goldwasser, MD

Dr. Goldwasser completed his medical degree at Tulane University and his residency training in OB/GYN at the University of Tennessee. He added fellowship training in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He then moved to Jacksonville in 2000 as Chief of Urogynecology at the University of Florida before starting private practice in 2006.

 

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I focus on innovation and surgical excellence for the benefit of my patients. In addition to holding two patents in the field of reconstructive surgery, I help train other physicians and participate as an expert advisor to the medical industry in the development of surgical techniques and devices.open quote

Tina Reynolds, RD

Tina Reynolds, MS, RD, CDE, is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with Baptist Medical Center-Jacksonville’s Diabetes and Nutrition Resources Department. In addition to diabetes education, she provides nutrition counseling for those with diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational) and chronic illnesses such as IBS and celiac disease.

 

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Trishna Patel, MD

Trishna Patel, MD, is a diagnostic radiologist who specializes in breast imaging at Hill Breast Center. Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in breast imaging at Harvard Medical College, Massachusetts General Hospital. She believes in empowering her patients with relevant information to make the decisions that are right for them.

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Venkata Sagi, MD

Dr. Sagi is a highly-specialized, board certified electrophysiologist whose sole focus is treating heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Sagi has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from complex arrhythmias.

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After seeing firsthand in my own family the devastation that heart disease can cause, I became a cardiologist in the hopes of helping others prevent heart disease. open quote

Yvonne McCormick, RD

Yvonne McCormick, RD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with Baptist Health’s outpatient Diabetes and Nutrition Resources. She helps people establish a healthy eating plan for prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

 

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Many chronic problems like diabetes and hypertension can be managed without the need for medications by following a healthy diet. People don’t realize the power they have to improve their own health and wellness simply by being constant and conscientious with their diet.open quote