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January 14th, 2019 Baptist Health Medical Group

Baptist Health Medical Group Welcomes Stella Kocovic Villacorta, D.O., to its Primary Care Team

Dr. Kocovic Villacorta HeadshotMIAMI, FL – January 14, 2019 — Internal medicine physician Stella Kocovic Villacorta, D.O., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages, as part of Baptist Health Primary Care. Dr. Kocovic Villacorta specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum — from health to complex illness. She has special training and interest in women’s health and preventive medicine that reduces the risk of disease and disability. Dr. Kocovic Villacorta will see patients at 709 Alton Road, Suite 440, in Miami Beach, located inside Baptist Health’s new South Beach urgent care, diagnostic and outpatient center. The four-story, 60,000-square-foot wellness and medical complex opened in July and brings primary care, urgent care, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, physical therapy and other services to the southern part of Miami Beach.

Dr. Kocovic Villacorta earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. She completed an internal medicine residency at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, where she served as a resident mentor. She conducts clinical research with the goal of improving patient care outcomes, and she has presented her case results at numerous scientific symposiums. Dr. Villacorta is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Internists. She speaks three languages — English, Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Kocovic Villacorta to Baptist Health Primary Care,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “And we are proud to provide patients in Miami Beach with easy access to a highly skilled, well-rounded physician and comprehensive healthcare services.”

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About Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high quality medical care to patients of all ages, is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.


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