Coren Menendez, M.D., Joins Baptist Health Medical Group
Primary care physician Coren Menendez, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians, as part of the Baptist Health Primary Care team. Dr. Menendez specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues, including chronic disease management, simple and complex health concerns, minor emergencies and urgent care, health-risk assessments and healthy lifestyle choices.
Dr. Menendez received her undergraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University, and her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She completed a residency in family medicine at Bayfront Medical Center/Bayfront Family Health Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. During her residency, she also served as the family medicine residency recruiting coordinator and the intern retreat director. As the resident representative, Dr. Menendez was active on committees, including the Quality Improvement Committee and the ICU Committee.
“Dr. Menendez is an asset to our team and the community. Her hands-on experience with a wide range of patients and medical issues makes her extremely patient-focused,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group.
Dr. Menendez is Board-certified in family medicine. During her training, she was the recipient of numerous honors, being named the Outstanding Family Medicine Resident, receiving the Charles E. Aucremann, M.D., Excellence in Family Medicine award, and being inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for her propensity for humanism within the field of medicine. She was a volunteer physician at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, and volunteered on medical missions and international medical facilities in the Dominican Republic, and Malawi, Africa. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Baptist Health Medical Group 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) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians and also includes Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence.
Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health was just listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information on Baptist Health Primary Care, go to BaptistHealth.net/PrimaryCare.
Contact: Kelli Romano; 786-596-6534