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Kara Teruya, MD


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Kara Teruya, MD Biography and Info

Kara Teruya, MD, is a board-certified internist and a member of the American College of Physicians. A former Navy physician and clinical instructor, Dr. Teruya specializes in internal medicine because she enjoys its breadth and complexity and values the privilege of building long-lasting relationships with her patients. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Preventive Care
  • Memory Impairment and Dementia
  • Women’s Health

About Me

I am lucky to have lived in warm and beautiful places all my life. I was born and raised in Hawaii then moved to Southern California for college through medical residency. The Navy brought me to Jacksonville in 2017, and here, I have been blessed to meet my husband and become a mom to our little girl. I am an avid traveler, adventurous cook, spinning enthusiast, budding gardener, and both a dog and cat person.

As a child, I initially dreamt of becoming a doctor to follow in my dad’s footsteps. However, what truly nurtured my passion for healthcare and specifically, primary care medicine, was being a caregiver to my grandparents as their health declined from cancer, end-stage kidney disease, and Alzheimer’s. I witnessed first-hand the importance of continuity of care and having a doctor who listens, educates, and collaborates with you so that your care is evidence-based and tailored to you. This is what I strive to do with each of my patients and what I love most about medicine.


  • Internal Medicine


  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)


  • English

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

Legal Practice Name

  • Baptist Primary Care Inc

Kara Teruya, MD Additional Information

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    Keck School of Medicine - Los Angeles , CA

    2010 – 2014

  • Internship

    Naval Medical Center San Diego - San Diego

    2014 – 2015

  • Residency

    Naval Medical Center San Diego - San Diego , CA

    2015 – 2017

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