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    What Is the Teddy Bear Clinic?

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Hospitals can be strange and confusing places for children—particularly when their first experience is during an illness or medical emergency. Showing your child a healthcare setting when he is healthy and comfortable can make any future visits to an ER or hospital much easier for you and your child. Orange Park Medical Center invites you and your family to visit our Teddy Bear Clinic for a pediatric-friendly tour of our hospital and children’s ER.

    About the Teddy Bear Clinic

    The Orange Park Medical Center Teddy Bear Clinic is an educational and fun program aimed at children aged 13 and younger. Upon arrival, each child will be given a teddy bear, which is theirs to take home after the event. Together with his new friend, your child will take a kid-friendly tour of Orange Park Medical Center’s Pediatric ER. He’ll learn more about what happens in an ER and a hospital, with the goal of ensuring any future hospital visits will be easier and more comfortable for your child because the setting will be familiar. In addition to a tour, the Teddy Bear Clinic also includes face-painting, games, a bounce house, and plenty of goodies and tasty treats for the whole family.

    More Details on the Teddy Bear Clinic

    Orange Park Medical Center’s Teddy Bear Clinic will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The clinic will run from 10am to 2pm and begin in our Main Entrance Lobby, located at 2001 Kingsley Avenue. Admission to the Teddy Bear Clinic is completely free, compliments of Orange Park Medical Center’s new Pediatric ER. You can contact us by phone at 1-800-889-3627 for additional information or to RSVP for the event.

    Orange Park Medical Center’s new Pediatric ER provides comprehensive emergency care for children from birth to age 17 in Orange Park. Our facilities include a Level 2 NICU with 24/7 care capabilities, on-site laboratory, and an automated kiosk registration system. Call us today at (904) 297-3525 or click through our website for more information about emergency care and our other hospital services.

    Children's Teddy Bear Clinic

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Our Children’s Teddy Bear Clinic is this Saturday, September 27th. This is a great opportunity to take a look at our new 24/7 Pediatric ER.

    Our Children's Teddy Bear Clinic is coming up on September 27!

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Our Children’s Teddy Bear Clinic is coming up on September 27! Bring the whole family to enjoy a tour of our Pediatric ED facility as well as other fun and games.

    Dr. John Fetchero III Joins Family Practice Associates of Orange Park

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Orange Park Medical Center is pleased to announce that John Fetchero III, D.O. has joined Family Practice Associates of Orange Park, with offices in Orange Park, Fleming Island, Middleburg and Jacksonville/Argyle.

    Dr. Fetchero will work alongside an established team of providers including Richard Bultman, M.D., Wilbert Jacobs, M.D., Elina Mueller, D.O., Michael Edwards, D.O., A.J. Torres, PA-C, and Janet Underkofler, PA-C. They provide preventative care and treat acute and chronic illnesses for patients of all ages.

    Dr. Fetchero is an Orange Park native, graduating from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. He then went on to complete his Traditional Rotating Internship and Family Medicine Residency at St. Petersburg General Hospital, where he was elected Chief Resident.

    He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.

    Dr. Fetchero is now accepting new patients and appointments can be scheduled by calling (904) 264-8621 or online at

    Introducing the North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute

    Last updated 15 days ago

    In the past open incisions or laparoscopy surgery which involves small incisions was limited to only very simple procedures. At the North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute at Orange Park Medical Center, we are using the da Vinci robotic surgery system and our experienced surgeons to help patients get the best possible results with minimal incisions and recovery time. This allows us to be a leader in Northeast Florida in the area of robotic surgery.

    Thanks to a breakthrough in surgical technology, the North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute can offer a minimally invasive option for even complex surgical procedures. The da Vinci surgical system uses tiny, robotic instruments that have the ability to filter out tumors and precisely translate larger hand movements into smaller ones to suit the situation. The system’s tiny fiber optic cameras also offer the surgeon a complete 3D view of surgical site, eliminating the need for open incisions to promote visibility.

    Our highly skilled surgeons with a variety of specialties and skills allow us to offer a wider range of minimally invasive surgical options. We offer a variety of surgical procedures including mitral valve, hysterectomy, myomectomy, sacrocolpopexy, single site cholecystectomy, pulmonary lobectomy, prostatectomy, nephrectomy, and colon resection. The mitral valve surgery is one cutting edge procedures that is being offered at the North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute. A traditional mitral valve procedure requires breaking the sternum in order to reach the heart. The da Vinci surgical system allows the surgeon to access the heart through the rib cage and the recovery time is much shorter because of this.

    To learn more about the North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute  at Orange Park Medical Center, feel free to explore our website. You can also call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (904) 297-3525 to ask questions about robotic surgery or receive a referral to a skilled surgeon.

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