Sacred Heart, UF Health Add OB/GYN Practice at Tiger Point

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January 10, 2018
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Contact: Mike Burke
January 9, 2018                                                                                                                                   
(850) 416-1153
 
Sacred Heart, UF Health Add OB/GYN Practice at Tiger Point
 
GULF BREEZE, Fla. – Women of Gulf Breeze have more access to healthcare thanks to a new OB/GYN practice opened by Sacred Heart Medical Group. The newest Sacred Heart Women’s Center is located in Tiger Point at 1399 Country Club Road and offers the full spectrum of women’s health services, including prenatal and postpartum care, obstetrical ultrasound, high-risk pregnancy management, screenings for gynecologic cancers, minimally invasive procedures and complex pelvic reconstruction. Sacred Heart is part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.
 
The Sacred Heart Women’s Center at Tiger Point features five board-certified OB/GYN physicians:
  • Dr. Julie DeCesare — DeCesare received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and she completed her OB/GYN residency training at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, where she served as administrative chief resident, followed by assistant director and, now, director of the OB/GYN residency program. DeCesare is a two-time winner of the National Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Dr. Joseph Peterson — Peterson received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his OB/GYN residency training at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola. He currently serves as the assistant director, as well as the director of robotics, for the OB/GYN residency program.
  • Dr. Sharon Seidel — Seidel earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University and completed her OB/GYN residency training at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola. She currently serves as the director of ambulatory medicine for the OB/GYN residency program. In 2016, Seidel was selected as a scholar and leader for the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, or APGO.
  • Dr. Lakeema Bruce — Bruce earned her medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine and completed her OB/GYN residency training at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola. She currently serves as clinical assistant professor with the OB/GYN residency program at Sacred Heart and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
  • Dr. Ann Ross — Ross graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts and her medical degree from Columbia University in New York City. She completed her internship and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she served as chief resident. Prior to joining Sacred Heart and the University of Florida, Ross served as an attending physician at Yale New Haven Hospital and as an associate clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine’s department of obstetrics and gynecology. She is a previous Yale Health Physician of the Year.

These OB/GYNs serve on the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine and are often accompanied by OB/GYN resident physicians. Residents have completed medical school, are licensed to practice medicine and are training to become specialists in obstetrics and gynecology. As Northwest Florida’s only OB/GYN residency program, Sacred Heart stays on the leading edge of women’s health research and provides the latest treatment options, even for rare conditions.

 
For information or to schedule an appointment with the Sacred Heart Women’s Center at Tiger Point, please call 850-416-4709 or visit www.sacredheartmedicalgroup.org.
 
About Sacred Heart Health System
On the Gulf Coast, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Fla.  and Providence Hospital and Providence Medical Group based in Mobile, Ala.  Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit www.sacred-heart.org.
 
 
 
About University of Florida Health
UF Health is the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center. With main campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, UF Health includes six health colleges, nine research institutes and centers, two teaching hospitals, four specialty hospitals and a host of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout North Central and Northeast Florida. Its mission is to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care, innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences, and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical investigation.
 
UF Health includes the UF colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, which has both a large animal hospital and a small animal hospital. The system also encompasses several UF research institutes and centers. The full spectrum of patient-care services are provided through UF Health Shands Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville, UF’s private, not-for-profit affiliates. UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville includes UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital. Two additional specialty hospitals, UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, are also in Gainesville. UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health North Hospital are the system’s Northeast Florida hospitals. UF Health offers a network of outpatient rehabilitation centers, two home health agencies in Gainesville and Jacksonville, and more than 100 UF physician outpatient practices throughout North Central and Northeast Florida.
 
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Kelsi Gulig
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Sacred Heart Health System | Providence Hospital | Ascension
5190 Bayou Blvd., Building 1, Pensacola, FL 32503
Phone: 850-416-1157
Fax: 850-416-1158
kelsi.gulig@ascension.org
www.sacred-heart.org 

 

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