Sofija Rak, MD
Family Physician

Sofija Rak, MD, has a love for science and how the human body functions as a machine, sometimes with glitches. Dr. Rak chose family medicine because it focuses on prevention of those glitches and also forming meaningful, long-term relationships based on trust and confidence between doctor and patient. Her areas of special interest include:

  • Diabetes

  • Women’s Health

  • Heart Disease

  • Preventive Care

  • High Cholesterol

  • Well Woman Exams

  • Pediatric Care

  • Health Education

Doctor Profile

Specialties:

Family Physician Tooltip image A Family Physician is concerned with the total healthcare of the individual and the family and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. The Family Physician receives a broad range of training that includes adult medicine and care of the aged, the care of children, women’s health, maternity care, preventive medicine and behavioral science. Special emphasis is placed on the primary care of families, utilizing consultants and community resources when appropriate.

American Board of Family Medicine

Education & Training:

Doctor of Medicine

St. George's University, St. George's Grenada

Residency

Georgia Health Sciences University,

2010 - 2013

Hospital Affiliation:

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

  • Baptist Medical Center South

Ages Treated:

  • Infant

  • Toddler

  • Adolescent

  • Teen

  • Adult

  • Senior

Languages:

English, Serbo-Croatian

Legal Practice Name:

Baptist Primary Care, Inc.

From the Doctor:

I am a native of Jacksonville and I am pleased to be back to serve the community that has given me so much in the past. Above all, I am happy that I can do it by providing much needed primary care.

My philosophy of care is patient centered. I always have goals for a visit, but how much of what is done is actually dependent upon a patient’s comfort level which is reflected by their cultural background, religious beliefs, and personal preference. All of these have to be accounted for in order to have a successful disease outcome, happy families, and a strong patient-doctor relationship.

When I am away from the office I like to go running. I have participated in half and full marathons. I like to travel and experience other cultures. My volunteer trip to Cusco, Peru has left a long lasting impression on me. After providing basic women’s services and preventive screening to over 100 women in a few short hours, I realized how lucky we are in the US to have a relatively easy access to health services, and am not neglected based on gender.