Nicholas Peterkin, MD
Sports Medicine Specialist
Nicholas D. Peterkin, MD, is passionate about sports medicine, injury management, and health and wellness. He was born and raised on the island of St. Lucia and was a competitive swimmer through college, competing at the national and international level. His areas of expertise include:
High Blood Pressure
Athletic and Activity Injuries
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
Sports Medicine Specialist
An Internist who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to participating in sports and/or exercise. In addition to the study of those fields that focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of injuries, sports medicine also deals with illnesses and diseases that might have effects on health and physical performance.
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
University of the West Indies,
2006 - 2010
Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, FL
2010 - 2013
Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2013 - 2014
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Primary Care, Inc.
From the Doctor:
After completing medical school, my wife and I moved to Florida to pursue further training. I specialized in family medicine in Tallahassee, while my wife completed a dental subspecialty fellowship training in Gainesville. We had our first daughter while I was in residency and our second at the start of my sports medicine fellowship in St. Petersburg. We enjoy North Florida and are excited to call Jacksonville our home. We love outdoor activities and sports, running and going to the beach.
I've been privileged to specialize in family medicine with fellowship training in sports medicine. I believe in treating the patient as a whole person and, together as a team, partner with the patient to provide the best recommendations for health maintenance and disease prevention. I'm passionate about activity and exercise as an integral part of health and make recommendations about safe sports and activity and treat injuries to ensure a safe return.
I enjoy providing medical coverage to school sporting events as well as local area events. I look forward to seeing you in my office.