Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
College of Osteopathic Medicine-MO - Kansas City, MO
1963 – 1967
Rodney A. Marcom, D.O., is a second-generation physician, following behind his elder brother, nurse mother and his father, three cousins. Following his internship in Oklahoma City, OK, he was drafted during the Vietnam conflict, served a year in combat, attended Army Flight Surgeon training on return home then finished his Army service and opened a Family Practice in rural Oklahoma from 1971 through 1975, serving as the County Medical Director. After four years of country medicine, he joined the Navy, attended Navy Flight Surgeon school from the 1970s until he was transferred to Jacksonville in 1983 and ultimately to the Naval Reserve in 1987 and retired from the military in 1995. With Baptist Hospital's assistance, he opened his Jacksonville office on July 7, 1987 as a solo practitioner and will now continue medicine in the Baptist Primary Care system.
- Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Chronic Illnesses
- Preventive Care
- High Blood Pressure
- Family and General Medicine
American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine
From the Doctor
I enjoy spending my free time with my best friend and wife of 36 years. In the past, I enjoyed Barbershop chorus and quartet singing and together we performed and competed as a Pro/Am Ballroom dance couple. I have also been known to enjoy the ocean and boating. Fishing was our great enjoyment for many years until we converted to the RV style of travel, having been to many places in our different RVs since 2008. Mixed in between all of this, I have restored antique automobiles since the 1950s. I find them and then restore and enjoy touring with several antique automobile clubs, especially in our favorite, a 1915 Model T Ford in our 1915 style outfits (vintage originals and some reproductions made by my wife).
Having grown up in a medical family, I was taught the art of medicine by my father at an early age and practiced country-doctor-style medicine, adhering to his adage, "Listen to the patient long enough and they will tell you what is wrong". I am privileged to be able to treat patients and help them stay healthy, practice preventive medicine and encourage interactive discussions with them to assist in their treatment.