Jess Arcenas, MD
Jesus (Jess) Arcenas, MD, is very thorough in treating his patients and following through with his diagnosis, rather than just treating symptoms. He believes in partnering with patients to help them understand their health risks, coordinate their care and help keep them healthy. Dr. Arcenas' areas of expertise include:
High Blood Pressure
An Internist is a personal physician who provides long-term, comprehensive care in the office and in the hospital, managing both common and complex illnesses of adolescents, adults and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints and the digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine, which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu City
1989 - 1993
Chong Hwa Hospital, Cebu City
1993 - 1994
Cornell University, New York, NY
1996 - 1999
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
1996 - 1997
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Primary Care, Inc.
From the Doctor:
I enjoy knowing that I can help change people's lives. I love it when patients offer a simple "thank you," and I keep letters that they have written – like this one, from a husband and wife: "...Dr. Arcenas has an excellent bedside manner, always being careful to listen to all our complaints and ailments. He has always taken time with us." These signs of appreciation make me realize that my long journey into medicine has been well worth it.
I grew up in a small town in the Philippines and came to the U.S. knowing only a handful of people. Before joining Baptist Health, I worked as a physician in West Virginia and Georgia. Now, my wife and I are raising our three kids here in Jacksonville, and I want to offer them the same love and support my parents gave to me.