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November 8th, 2016 Baptist Health Medical Group

Baptist Health Primary Care Expands with a New Physician in the Florida Keys

Dr. Barbara Socha - HeadshotMIAMI, FL – November 8, 2016 — Primary care physician Barbara Socha, M.D., FACP, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians, as part of the Baptist Health Primary Care team. She will see patients in the Tavernier office, located at 91550 Overseas Highway, Suite 215. Dr. Socha is one of only a few primary physicians servicing patients in the Florida Keys. She will focus on wellness and prevention and provide the community with much-needed continuity of care — the foundation of the patient-doctor relationship and a fundamental characteristic of high-quality medical care.

She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues, including simple and complex health conditions, chronic disease management and the coordination of specialty care. She also focuses on wellness and prevention to help patients prevent disease, decrease disability and maintain good health.

Dr. Socha earned her medical degree at Akademia Medyczna we Wroclawiu, in Wroclaw, Poland. She completed a residency in in internal medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital, in Baltimore, where she served as chief resident. She is Board-certified in internal medicine, and fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Prior to joining Baptist Health Medical Group, Dr. Socha was a primary care physician at Atlantic General Health System in Ocean View, Delaware, and served as a volunteer clinical instructor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Socha has been a participating contributor to numerous clinical trials in the area of cardiovascular disease.

“Primary care physicians, like Dr. Socha, are the backbone of healthcare because they have the most consistent contact with patients,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “Patients in the Florida Keys have not had easy access to primary care and our goal along with Mariners Hospital clinical partners is to be part of the solution. We are proud to have Dr. Socha providing the Tavernier community with continuity of care, which is critical to achieving the best health outcomes.”

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 seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 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 and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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