Heather Applewhite, MD
Heather Applewhite, MD, is a board-certified family physician and a former chief resident with a focus on community and patient-centered medicine. Dr. Applewhite’s philosophy of care is to develop meaningful relationships with her patients and provide a holistic approach to their care. Her areas of expertise include:
High blood pressure
Skin & dermatologic conditions
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
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2010 - 2014
University of Connecticut/Farmington, Farmington, CT
2014 - 2017
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Primary Care, Inc.
From the Doctor:
I grew up in Tallahassee, but am no stranger to Jacksonville. Before I decided to practice medicine, I lived in Jacksonville as an AmeriCorps member, volunteering at a variety of community outreach sites and healthcare organizations. It was in this role that I developed a love of community medicine and patient-centered medicine. I continued to harness that love by organizing and participating in international medical mission trips while attending University of Florida for medical school.
I chose to specialize in family medicine so that I can continue to enjoy these aspects of medicine. As a family physician, I can work with patients on their health and work within the community to make a difference.
In my personal time, I like to travel and love to be outside. Some of my favorite outdoor activities are hiking, gardening, and kayaking.