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Patricia Calhoun, MD, FAAFP

Family Physician

Patricia Calhoun, MD, enjoys the challenge and excitement of family medicine. Dr. Calhoun focuses on wellness and preventive care. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatric Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Sports Medicine
  • Health Education
  • Vaccinations
  • Preventive Care

Specialties

From the doctor

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a doctor. With a major in mathematics and minors in English and Chemistry, I began my medical school training with the intent to obtain an MD, PhD in Biochemistry and to pursue research. After completing my clinical rotations, however, which ended with Family Medicine, I was drawn to direct patient care, specifically Family Practice. This specialty encompasses the whole human being from wellness to illness, from prevention to injury, and from birth to death. I love the continuity of care and continual challenge that family medicine encompasses.

Acknowledging that formal medicine does not have "all" the answers, I recognize the importance of balancing physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of life. Traditional medicine does not always have a “cure”, but as a physician I strive to provide care and compassion even in difficult and complex cases. While preventive medicine is ideal, treatment of disease processes is equally important; this is best accomplished by engaging patients in their care while following established evidence-based guidelines.

Out of the office, I greatly enjoy living in Jacksonville where I have raised my five boys and enjoy my two grandchildren, most of this time as a single mom until recently remarried. I believe as physicians we should adhere to the wellness principles we recommend to our patients and I enjoy swimming, biking, and running regularly with my husband. Having “so many” boys participating in sports, I have been honored to serve throughout the years as team/tournament physician for multiple activities ranging from football to baseball to basketball to wrestling. Volunteering and helping others is critical and I serve on the board of two not-for-profit organizations which assist orphans and underprivileged children. I firmly believe we should never give up, we should always give back, and we should serve others in whatever we are called to do to the greatest extent possible.

Languages

  • English

Baptist Primary Care

10337 San Jose Boulevard - Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32257

904.260.3200 904.262.8205

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science

    University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami , FL

    1982 – 1984

  • Internship

    St. Vincent's Hospital, Jacksonville , FL

    1989 – 1990

  • Residency

    St. Vincent's Hospital, Jacksonville , FL

    1990 – 1992

  • Doctor of Medicine

    University of Florida, Gainesville , FL

    1985 – 1989