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

    Last updated 14 hours 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 2 days 10 hours 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.

    9/11 Event to Honor our Fallen Emergency Heroes

    Last updated 5 days ago

    The Orange Park Medical Center family is grateful for the service of our Firefighters, Police, EMS and all others who provide care and keep us safe. We will never forget.


    Pediatric Care in Clay County

    Last updated 6 days ago

    HealthSource Magazine highlights Orange Park Medical Center's Pediatric Care in this month's issue. Read all about the Pediatric Care we provide in Clay County below. And don’t forget our free Teddy Bear Clinic with kid-friendly tour of our Pediatric ER and fun, food and games is September 27!

    Caring for Your Heart: Cardiology at Orange Park Medical Center

    Last updated 12 days ago

    Heart disease is one of the most significant health concerns in the United States. Caring for your heart through prevention and management of heart disease includes educating yourself about these conditions and taking steps to improve your health. Orange Park Medical Center not only offers comprehensive heart care services, we are also a proud sponsor of the 2014 First Coast Heart Walk as well.

    The Heart Walk

    The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk program raises valuable funds for heart and stroke research. The 2014 First Coast Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014. You can participate in this three-mile walk as an individual or as part of a team fundraising effort. Orange Park Medical Center is proud to be among the five highest-ranked sponsors and participating companies in this year’s Heart Walk, having raised over $13,000 to date toward heart health research.

    Mitral Valve Repair

    Orange Park Medical Center is leading the way in comprehensive heart care by offering mitral valve repair via robotic surgery. Mitral valve prolapse is a common condition in which the mitral valve does not fully close, allowing blood to leak from one chamber of the heart into another. Performing mitral valve repair robotically allows for smaller incisions, leading to a lower risk of complications during and after surgery in addition to less scarring and a shorter recovery time following the procedure.

    At Orange Park Medical Center, we are dedicated to promoting better heart health throughout our community. Our H2U – health to you program provides public education about heart disease and hearth health, while our Heart & Lung Center offers comprehensive heart care including heart valve repair, pacemaker and defibrillator implants, and peripheral vascular services. If you’d like to learn more or obtain a physician referral for one of our experienced cardiologists call our Consult-A-Nurse service today at (904) 297-3525. You can also find more information about maintaining excellent heart health on our blog.

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