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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:

  • Pediatric Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Newborn Care
  • School Physicals
  • Sports Physicials
  • Wellness Exams
  • Health Education


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

Baptist Primary Care

120 Gateway Circle - Unit 1
Jacksonville, FL 32259

904.824.4407 904.824.7855

Other Office

St. Johns Forest

120 Gateway Circle - Unit 1
Jacksonville, FL 32259

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine

    University of South Florida, Tampa , FL

    1992 – 1996

  • Internship

    Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Jacksonville , FL

    1996 – 1997

  • Residency

    Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville , FL

    2001 – 2003