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Since 1996, Jacksonville Magazine has published a variety of lists of First Coast healthcare professionals considered tops in their respective fields. This year, we compiled a collection featuring more than 500 area physicians board certified in ten specialties. In addition, we partnered with HealthGrades to present their list of peer-approved Jacksonville-based doctors. Both lists are published in their entirety in the June 2012 edition. Featured here are select physician profiles from those lists.

Florida Eye Specialists

David Kostick, MD, FACS • Kathryn Freidl, MD • Rajesh Shetty, MD •  S. Akbar Hasan, MD The physicians of Florida Eye Specialists share a common passion to provide excellence in eye care. All have dedicated numerous years to research and education and are proud of their practice’s emphasis on compassionate, patient-centered treatment. This summer, the […]

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Florida Surgical Physicians

Weight Loss Surgery Michael Baptista, MD Michael Baptista, M.D. has had extensive training in areas such as general surgery, thoracic, robotic, minimally invasive, and bariatric surgery. He now leads his practice where he specializes in weight loss surgery and general surgery. He understands the multifactorial problem of obesity and the surgical options for it. Dr. […]

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Garcia Institute

Phillip Garcia, MD • Roberto Garcia, MD Drs. Phillip and Roberto Garcia are the founders of the Garcia Institute. The Garcia Institute is home to North Florida and Southern Georgia’s premier cosmetic center, dedicated exclusively to facial plastic and reconstructive surgical and non-surgical procedures. The Garcia brothers are double board certified in facial plastic and […]

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Gulf Coast Dermatology 

Brooke N. Bair, DO Brooke Bair, DO is a board-certified dermatologist with Gulf Coast Dermatology, specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Bair offers comprehensive care and treatment for cancer and diseases of the skin in patients of all ages and skin types. She is a skilled Mohs surgeon, using this technique proven to […]

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Gulani Vision Institute • Arun C. Gulani, MD, MS

Dr. Arun C. Gulani is a world renowned eye surgeon committed to empowering people to see and raising the bar for eye surgery globally. Dr. Gulani provides the full range of laser vision surgery, including advanced LASIK, new generation Cataract surgery with multifocal lenses, nearsightedness, farsightedness and even Astigmatism surgery to patients who want a personal touch […]

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Heekin Orthopedic Specialists

Back Row: Gavan P. Duffy, MD • R. David Heekin, MD, FACS • Robert K. Hurford Jr., MD, PhD, Max C. Lincoln, MD • Stephan M. Esser, MD • Kevin P. Murphy, MD • Paul D. Shirley, MD Front Row: Timothy L. Sternberg, DMD, MD • Kenneth O. Cintron, MD, FAAOS • Rahul V. Deshmukh, […]

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Hodges Family & Cosmetic Dentistry • Blanca Martinez-Hoppe, DMD, PA

Dr. Blanca Martinez-Hoppe is a family and cosmetic dentist who provides exceptional care for patients of all ages. Dr. Martinez-Hoppe received her DMD degree from Southern Illinois University-School of Dental Medicine where she graduated with honors in 1997. She went on to complete a general practice residency program at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach. She […]

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In Motion Physical Therapy

Owner – Joanna Frantz, PT, MSPT, DPT  • Physical Therapist – Jennifer Bhullar, PT, DPT At In Motion Physical Therapy, Dr. Joanna Frantz, Dr. Jennifer Bhullar and staff provide excellent rehabilitation programs in an encouraging and supportive environment with state of the art facilities and equipment as well as private treatment rooms that promote the patient-therapist relationship […]

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Intracoastal Dermatology

Kendall Adkisson, MD • Florence O’Connell, MD Dr. Kendall Adkisson and Dr. Florence O’Connell of Intracoastal Dermatology welcome new patients to their practice. The mission of Intracoastal Dermatology is to offer the highest quality medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologic care with a patient-centered approach. Dr. Adkisson, a board-certified dermatologist, was born and raised in Texas. […]

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