West Kendall Baptist Hospitals new Family Medicine Center is now open,
providing area residents with high-quality primary and preventive care.
West Kendall residents can now turn to the Baptist Health Medical Group
Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist Hospital for all routine
care needs, such as physical examinations (including school physicals),
flu and allergy shots, non-emergency illnesses and injuries and chronic
The opening of the Family Medicine Center is the next step toward our
goal of creating a comprehensive healthcare community here, said Javier
Hernández-Lichtl, CEO of West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Residents
already turn to us for inpatient care, surgeries, emergencies and
childbirth. Now we can serve their day-to-day care needs, as well, for
the entire family.
The Family Medicine Center, conveniently located on the first floor of
the hospitals Medical Arts Building, is designed to promote a vision of
providing leading practices in education and compassionate care in a
high-tech and high-touch environment. The state-of-the-art facility
includes six private exam rooms, on-site laboratory, group meeting room,
teleconference center and wireless computer tablets for patient
registration. The Center will serve patients of all ages, including
pediatric and geriatric patients.
“West Kendall residents are welcome to call and arrange a tour, said
Agueda Hernández, M.D., medical director of the Family Medicine Center.
Our staff will be here to welcome you and assist in setting up your new
care relationships and transferring records.
Staff physicians include Dr. Hernández and Manuel Torres, M.D. They have
admitting privileges at West Kendall Baptist Hospital as well as other
facilities in the Baptist Health South Florida network. The Family
Medicine Center will also function as the primary training ground for
the West Kendall Baptist Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, in
affiliation with Florida International Universitys Herbert Wertheim
College of Medicine, which will launch in the summer of 2013.
The Family Medicine Center is located in the Medical Arts Building
adjacent to West Kendall Baptist Hospital, 15955 SW 96 Street. Regular
office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Most major
forms of health insurance are accepted. For more information or to make
an appointment, call 786-467-3140.
Since opening its doors in April 2011, West Kendall Baptist Hospital
personnel have treated more than 30,000 patients in its emergency room,
and welcomed more than 200 babies at the Beautiful Beginnings Family
Birthing Suites. Other notable awards include becoming the first
acute-care hospital in Florida to earn LEED Gold certification for its
environmentally conscious facilities and practices, and ranking as the
#1 Most Beautiful Hospital in Florida and fourth most beautiful
About West Kendall Baptist Hospital
The newest member of the not-for-profit Baptist Health South Florida
family, West Kendall Baptist Hospital is a LEED Gold-certified, patient-
and family-centered facility serving one of South Floridas most
vibrant, youthful and fast-growing communities. Beginning in 2013, the
hospital will be home to an accredited family practice residency program
through its affiliation with Florida International Universitys Herbert
Wertheim College of Medicine. To learn more, visit WestKendallBaptistHospital.com.