Raphael Balbino, MD
Raphael Tito Balbino, MD, is a family physician fellowship trained in geriatric medicine. Having thoroughly loved his experience serving this highly esteemed population, Dr. Balbino is full of joy to be a part of the Baptist AgeWell Center for Senior Health. His areas of expertise include:
Physiology of Aging
Managing Multiple Medications
Complex Family Dynamics in Geriatrics
An internist or family physician who has special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient’s home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes and the hospital.
American Board of Internal Medicine
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 Illinois at Chicago, Urbana, IL
2007 - 2011
Duke University, Durham, NC
2011 - 2014
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2014 - 2015
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Agewell Physicians, Inc.
From the Doctor:
I was born and raised in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, and moved to the United States with my immediate family in 1996. The next decade was spent in California where I finished my undergraduate studies in human biology at the University of California at San Diego. I have been greatly blessed with a wonderful wife, Giselle, and we have three precious children. We love spending time together reading, singing, joking around and just being “home”.
My philosophy of care draws from the same source as the mission statement of Baptist Health, which is the life of Christ and His healing ministry while on Earth. I seek each and every day to get to know my patients in a holistic way, seeing not just the medical conditions in them, but also how each ailment affects the whole person: mind, body and spirit. As such, I feel I am better able to minister a more sustainable healing experience for patients and their families within the context of a caring and mutually respectful patient-doctor relationship.
From time to time, I will get involved with various community activities such as health fairs and free clinics. These events are important for me to engage in as often it’s in these venues that I am able to provide care and experience to people who need it the most and would otherwise not be able to access it.