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December 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 6

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Baptist Health Medical Group Welcomes Family Medicine Physician Rachel Vallejo, M.D., to its Primary Care Team

July 18, 2019 – Family medicine physician Rachel Vallejo, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages, as part of Baptist Health Primary Care. Dr. Vallejo specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues, including simple and complex health conditions, chronic disease management, minor emergencies, urgent care and the coordination of specialty care. She also focuses on wellness and prevention to help patients prevent disease, decrease disability and maintain good health. Dr. Vallejo is Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with added qualifications in geriatric medicine.
 
Before attending medical school, Dr. Vallejo earned a Master of Public Health degree at Florida International University. She earned her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. Her post-doctoral training includes a residency in family medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center/Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Brooklyn, N.Y. and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Vallejo to our Baptist Health Primary Care team,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “She brings extensive experience in successfully treating and improving the health outcomes of a diverse patient population.”
 
Dr. Vallejo is affiliated with Homestead Hospital and will see patients at 975 Baptist Way, Suite 202 in Homestead.
 
 
About Baptist Health South Florida 
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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