Patrick Rader, DO
Patrick N. Rader, DO, specialized in internal medicine in order to be involved in all aspects of a patient’s care. He began his career in inpatient hospital medicine, but switched to primary care to better care for his patients and enjoys building long-term relationships with his patients. Dr. Rader’s areas of interest include:
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 Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern Univ. of the Health Sciences, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1994 - 1999
Palmetto General Hospital, Hialeah, FL
1999 - 2000
University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL
2000 - 2003
Baptist Medical Center South
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Primary Care, Inc.
From the Doctor:
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As a true Miami native, I grew up with an appreciation and love for the multicultural and ethnic diversity. I moved to Jacksonville with my wife and three sons in 2000. Although we initially intended to move back to Miami after finishing my residency, we became enamored with the wonderful quality of life afforded here and have made our home in St. Johns County. We really enjoy going to the beach and traveling.
My philosophy of patient care is that you need to treat more than just the disease process, but also treat the individual as a whole. A healthy lifestyle, spiritual growth, diet and exercise are as important as the medicine we prescribe. I believe in encouraging the patient to take an active role in their healthcare, to be educated and empowered to strive for the best quality of life as they can.