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Christopher da Fonseca, M.D., Joins Baptist Health Medical Group

August 24, 2016

Dr. Christopher da FonsecaMIAMI, FL – August 24, 2016 – Primary care physician Christopher da Fonseca, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians, as part of the Baptist Health Primary Care team. He will be seeing patients at the Palmetto Bay office, located at 8750 SW 144 Street, Suite 207. Dr. da Fonseca is Board-certified in family medicine and specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues.

Dr. da Fonseca received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, where he was awarded a National Conference of Family Medicine Students Scholarship and named Outstanding Student in Family Medicine and Geriatrics. He completed his residency in family medicine at the Family Medicine Residency program at West Kendall Baptist Hospital through an affiliation with Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami. He was in the first class of residents and served as the inaugural chief resident.

“We’re pleased that Dr. da Fonseca will continue with Baptist Health following his successful residency,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “He is a very capable primary care doctor who is familiar with the healthcare needs of South Miami-Dade patients.”

Dr. da Fonseca is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association. He is fluent in English and Spanish.


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 as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.


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