Francisco Martinez-Wittinghan, MD, PhD
Francisco Martinez-Wittinghan MD, PhD, graduated medical school in 1995 and then earned his doctor of physiology before going into family medicine. His unique training helps him focus on finding the cause and not only masking the symptoms. He is very compassionate and enjoys listening to and teaching his patients. His areas of expertise include:
High Blood Pressure
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
Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Sradel Rosario, Bogota
1990 - 1995
Southside Hospital- North Shore Long Island Jewish,
2006 - 2009
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Primary Care, Inc
From the Doctor:
My wife, two children and I moved from Long Island to North Florida in 2009 and have since felt at home. We have wonderful neighbors and a community that is family friendly and has many opportunities for our children like gymnastics, soccer and art. In our free time, we enjoy walking our dog, bicycling, hiking and going to the beach.
I base my care on prevention and lifestyle changes that can have a lasting effect on health. I believe that understanding the disease process is very important for the patient to actively participate in the treatment; I really like explaining, teaching and counseling my patients. I am a good listener as well.
My family and I enjoy being involved with the community and exploring the outdoors. My wife is a Girl Scout leader and I am an Assistant Scout Master for troop 287, where we engage in service and education programs. I am also involved as an assistant coach in soccer.