Lara Church, MD
Lara Church, MD, is a dedicated and caring physician that enjoys being able to care for the whole family, toddlers to senior adults. She believes that preventive care at all ages is the cornerstone of family medicine. Her 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:
Bachelor of Science
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
1994 - 1997
Doctor of Medicine
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
1998 - 2002
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
2002 - 2003
St. Vincent's Family Medicine Residency Program, Jacksonville, FL
2009 - 2012
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Primary Care, Inc.
From the Doctor:
As a former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, I decided to pursue family medicine while stationed in Atsugi, Japan. I was immersed in a new and different culture, allowing me to grow in cultural awareness and the value of family. It brought greater realization of how mind, body and family are all crucial parts of the patient as a whole. It was an honor to serve my country in Japan, as well as, in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
As a family physician, I believe that we should give back to our communities. I have had the privilege of participating with the Sulzbacher Center in Jacksonville to provide medical care to the underserved patient populations.
My family is the center of my life. My husband and our two kids have traveled the world together. In my spare time, I love being outdoors and experiencing new cultures. Any chance I get to read a captivating book is one I do not pass up.