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Richard Townsend, MD

Family Physician

Richard Townsend, MD, enjoys taking care of the entire family, from newborns to older adults. Dr. Townsend's approach is to put the patient's needs first while helping the entire family to enjoy better health. He is known for his compassion, caring and competence. Dr. Townsend's areas of interest include:

  • Newborn care
  • Health education
  • Wellness exams
  • Chronic disease management
  • Sports and school physicials
  • NEW: Online doctor visits
  • Pediatric care
  • Sports medicine


  • Family Physician


  • American Board of Family Medicine (Family Medicine)

From the doctor

In addition to caring for patients and families, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two daughters. I am interested in sports (especially the Jaguars), boating, fishing and golfing.

I have lived in this area nearly my entire life. I am involved with Liberty Pines Academy, Junior Developmental Football League and Creekside Athletic Association. Having been a flight surgeon in the US Navy, I have a strong commitment to serving our military personnel.

Ages treated

  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Adolescent
  • Teen
  • Adult


  • English

St. Johns Forest

120 Gateway Circle - Unit 1
Jacksonville, FL 32259

904.824.4407 904.824.7855

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    University of South Florida College of Medicine - Tampa , FL

    1992 – 1996

  • Internship

    Naval Hospital

    1996 – 1997

  • Residency

    Mayo School of Medicine

    2001 – 2003