Our Medical Staff
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Mrs. Johnson has been working in Healthcare for over 20 years. Beginning her career in the Nurse Corps for the United States Navy. She later completed her Master’s degree in 2005 at University of Florida, becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: “Served in US Navy as a corpsman and later as a line officer. After that worked as Nurse Corps for over 14 years before retiring and working in the community of Jacksonville with adolescents and primary care.” What excites her about her work is the patients that you see, and helping them improve their health or assisting them connect with services that will improve their health and well-being that gives her the most joy.
She believes that her patients would say that she is caring, compassionate, patient, thorough and very flexible. She wants to get to know her patients and assist not only with acute concerns but assist and care with other supportive needs if possible.
She grew up in Johnstown, PA; she got to Jacksonville in 1982, and has been back and forth in the military until retirement in 2009. Volunteering passions include being an Assistant Soccer coach and church activities and events.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she sums it up as: “A holistic care which focuses on not only the acute problems but assists with other behavioral or support systems in the community.”
Mrs. Brown has been working in Healthcare for 10 years graduating in 2006 from Ancilla College with her first nursing degree, moving on to Indiana University for her BSN in 2007. She later completed her Master’s degree in 2010 at Valparaiso University, becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: “I had a lot of complications during and after the delivery of my first child. The nurses were amazing, so caring, compassionate, and they loved their jobs. I knew from that moment that was what I was meant to do. God has helped me along my journey.” What excites her about her work is being given the opportunity to help care for those who have medical needs. She has nursing experience in Family Practice, Obstetrics, Geriatrics, Dementia, Psychiatry, and even Child Adolescence and can’t wait to bring that experience here to Jacksonville.
She has been an Indiana Hoosier all her life until she moved here to Jacksonville in December of 2015. Volunteering passions include any work involving face to face interactions with people or animals.
When she isn’t working you will find her with family, shopping, walking the dogs, or at the beach.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she sums it up as: “Taking a truly holistic approach. It’s using care, compassion, efficiency, and a commitment to excellence. It’s not just physical health, but health of the mind, body, and spirit together.”
Location: Fleming Island
Mr. Leffelman has been working in Healthcare for 44 years graduating in 1982 from the College of Lake County in Illinois with his first nursing degree. He later completed his Master’s degree in 1994 at the University of North Carolina, becoming an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.
When asked what brought him down the path of healthcare his response was: “I volunteered to enlist into the US Navy in 1973. As desired, I was assigned a billet as a Navy corpsman as I always had a passion to help people. After my enlistment ended, I obtained an associates nursing degree. While working as a nurse, I continued my education obtaining my BS degree in 1982. I then decided to re-enlist as a naval officer and proudly served my country for 26 years as a nurse and family nurse practitioner. My last duty assignment was at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville in the Family Practice Department.” What excites him about his work is having a patient that works with the healthcare provider as a team mate. His goal is to discuss and affirm commitment of the patient with the plan of care in the improving and enhancing his/her future quality of health and life.
He believes that his patients would say that he is a good listener, a good care provider, and a good teacher.
He grew up on a large farm in northern Illinois. After retiring from the Navy in 2004 he remained in Jacksonville.
When he isn’t working you will find him going to antique shows, working in the yard, and taking care of his two pet geese. He also enjoys camping and hiking.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” he sums it up as: “Awesome Care’ would be the care that incorporates the balance of mental, spiritual, and the physical aspects of life- achieving a subjective sense of wellness!”
Location: Ergent Care
Gerardo Montanez Galvis, APRN is a nursing (nurse practitioner) provider who practices in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated with honors in 2011.
Location: Ergent Care
Ms. McDonough was a registered nurse working in Healthcare for 11 years before graduating from Jacksonville University in 2018 with her APRN.
When asked how she arrived at practicing medicine, her response was: “My Mother worked in healthcare, I grew up around nurses and just knew nursing was my path.” As to what brought her to our ERgent Care Center, she states “After graduation, I had a want for the urgent care setting, Family Care Partners is my Primary Care Provider, I know firsthand the excellent care that is provided.”
Originally from Silver Spring MD, Ms. McDonough moved to Jacksonville for Grad School, and to be closer to her family. One of her favorite things to do on her time off is hang out with her two beautiful nieces, and is crazy about volunteering for ANY Veteran’s Organization.
She enjoys hearing her patient’s stories, and thrives on making her patients laugh, be happy, and feel better. When asked to define “Awesome Care” she states: “Awesome Care is when the patient has the knowledge, you provided to them, about his/her condition and feels confident and fulfilled at the end of their visit.”
Location: Fleming Island
Mrs. Gall has been working in Healthcare for 10 years graduating in 2005 from Northern Kentucky University. She later completed her Master’s degree in 2010, becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: “Since a little girl, I wanted to help others. A mission’s trip to Ecuador help me decide nursing as my career path. I realized preventative care and basic hygiene could mean life or death. Being a family nurse practitioner allows me to be there for people as they face health challenges – to support, educate and enrich their spirit with hope.” What excites her about her work is helping patients feel better, prevent disease and promote self-management through education.
She believes that her patients would say that she is very thorough, understanding to their concerns and pleasant mannered and kind. “She went the extra mile and this is the best I have felt in years”, “I felt like her priority for the day.”
She grew up in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area. New to Jacksonville, arriving in 2016, and excited to be in sunny Florida! Volunteering passions include short term missions to underdeveloped countries/South America. She has been to Ecuador twice, Guatemala and Venezuela for church missions.
When she isn’t working you will find her with her husband and 2 children. They are looking forward to spending time swimming at the beach and visiting Disney.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she sums it up as: “A caring provider that listens to their patients’ needs and motivates them.”
Mr. Parawan has been working as an APRN for 10 years graduating in 2006 from the University of North Florida. He has been part of the FCP family that entire time! A Registered Nurse for 15 years prior, Ron has extensive background in Med-Surg and Gerontology.
When asked what brought him down the path of healthcare his response was: “I grew up in a family of healthcare providers, so I was heavily influenced by my upbringing.” He finds it exciting to see the difference he makes in his patient’s lives, when he can see them become healthier both mentally and physically.
He grew up in the Philippines, but has spent most of his adult life here in Jacksonville. When he isn’t working you can usually find him playing tennis out on the courts. He is an avid learner and would never be able to give up the ability to keep learning! He feels it is imperative as a healthcare provider to keep up with the times in terms of the most up to date and latest trends.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” he states: “Awesome Care means a satisfied patient!”
Mr. Green graduated from Florida A & M in 2003, working in Healthcare for over 15 years, before obtaining his APRN from South University in 2018.
When asked what brought him down the path of healthcare his response was: "Observing the various health disparities in the communities where I lived, I wanted to make a difference."
He says that his patients would describe him as kind, caring, and observant. He is excited about educating patients and family on health promotion.
Mr. Green grew up in Atlantic Beach FL, and in his spare time can be found at the beach with his family, and would find it impossible to give up banana pudding.J
He defines "Awesome Care" as addressing all patient healthcare needs to the best of his ability.
Ms. McFadden worked in Healthcare for over 20 years as a Registered Nurse. Her Mother was always a great inspiration to her. Encouraging and pushing her to continue her pursuit to become a Nurse Practitioner, believing in her and her passion to help heal others. She fulfilled that pursuit, graduating from South University in 2017.
She believes that her patients would say she is very caring, gives great attention, and spends time with them; that she has “amazing bedside manners”.
Educating and advocating for her patients and their families is what excites Anissa most about her work, and she would find it impossible to give up her willingness to care. For many years, she has worked with the young women in her community through the STARS program. She was born and raised on the Northside of Jacksonville, and spends her weekends with her Mom and Sisters, shopping. They like to bargain hunt in various thrift stores and flea markets. She says, “We find some awesome stuff with great deals!”
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she sums it up as: “Treating my patients with compassion and respect, by providing them with help and care to better their life, making a difference in the community, one patient at a time.”
Mrs. Lafleur has worked as a Registered Nurse for 11 years, and a Nurse Practioner for 8 years, graduating from the University of North Florida in 2010.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: "I was exposed to healthcare at a young age. My Father was ill, and I grew up in the halls of Shands Hospital. Seeing the many patients and needs in our community led me to practice medicine."
She says that her patients would describe her as kind, compassionate, and thorough always having their best interests in mind. She is excited about her ability to help patients make positive changes in their lives which fosters and well-being.
Mrs. Lafleur grew up in St Augustine, moved to Jacksonville in 1986, and in her spare time can be found at the beach with her family and dog, and would find it impossible to give up frozen treats.J She loves volunteering, especially public speaking on health and wellness topics, particularly to young adolescent females and males.
When asked to define "Awesome Care" she states: "Care that is delivered in a manner which fosters wellbeing as well as giving individuals personal health goals which are tailored and attainable using a holistic approach."
Mrs. Mebane has been working in the nursing profession for 15 years. When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare, she stated that she is innately a nurturer. It was always her goal, even as a young girl, to go into a healthcare profession. She found her years of experience as a nurse extremely rewarding, but desired to do more and to have a greater impact on the overall health of individuals. She went back to school, and in 2018 graduated from South University becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
Being in a position to help patients reach realistic health goals is the part of her career which excites her most. She believes that her patients would say that she is respectful, compassionate, calm, and competent.
Mrs. Mebane is originally from New York, and moved to Jacksonville with her family as a child. When she isn’t working you will find her spending time with her husband and children. Weekends are usually spent checking out local music festivals, markets or other fun activities around our city, with her family. She enjoys educating the youth and adolescents in the community about healthy lifestyle choices, and has had the opportunity to do so with several after school programs in Duval County.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she sums it up as: “Care that is tailored to each individual to help them achieve optimal health and well-being.”
Mark St. Lawrence, PA-C joined Family Care Partners in 2005. Originally from Massachusetts, he received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Massachusetts with a degree in electrical engineering in 1985. Mark then joined the U.S. Navy for 6 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in sports medicine from University of North Florida in 2002 and his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University School of Medicine, Miami Florida in 2004.
Mark is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants from 2002-Current and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants from 2002-Current. In 2004, Mark received the Outstanding General Achievement Award from Barry University School of Medicine and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL in 2002. In 2002, Mark was Student Class President at University of North Florida and Student Vice-President at University North Florida in 2001. In 2001, he was inducted into Blue Key National Honor Society and was on the Dean's List at University of North Florida from 1998-2002.
Mark feels it is his responsibility to each of his patients to offer medical information to the patients in a way that is clear, understandable and accessible. When it comes to medical information, one size does not fit all. Mark continues to look for ways to present health information in a way that is clear to the patients, relevant to his or her individual needs and is culturally sensitive. Mark looks forward to aiding each patient in all their medical needs.
Mark is married and had a baby girl in 2006. He enjoys spending time with family, jet skiing, scuba diving, golfing and reading in his free time.
Mrs. Lynch has been working in Healthcare for 12 years graduating in 2002 from Missouri State University.
She believes that her patients would say that she has a lot of empathy and that she keeps them very engaged in the healthcare process.
When she isn’t working you can usually find her with her husband and two children, but outside of spending time with them, she really enjoys travelling and photography in her free time.
She is a dedicated yoga practitioner for the past 16 years, and there’s no way she would give that up! She also does a lot of volunteer work in her own neighborhood, at her children’s schools, or at her local church.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she states: “Awesome Care is all about teamwork between patients and medical professionals. I want my patients to feel empowered to actively participate in their health care decisions.”
Mr. Beatty has been working in Healthcare for 2 years graduating in 2014 from Nova Southeastern University.
When asked what brought him down the path of healthcare his response was: “I’ve always had an interest in biology and how the body works. Medicine affords the opportunity to combine that interest with a career centered on helping others.” He sees mainly acute visits at FCP. His role helps improve access for our patients when they are feeling ill or need to be seen quickly.
He believes that his patients would say that he is caring, thorough, and takes the time to listen to their concerns so he can help them to the best of his ability.
He grew up in Antioch, Illinois and moved to Jacksonville in 2010.
When he isn’t working you can usually find him at the beach or local coffee shop enjoying a good book or with my wife.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” he sums it up as: “Placing patients first and using evidence-based medicine to provide the best treatment options available.”
During her 41-year career in medicine, Joyce Goodman, P.A.-C., has used her nursing skills in the emergency room, the intensive care unit, and in flight nursing. Over time she realized the critical illnesses her patients faced often resulted from unchecked progression of their chronic health problems. She decided to switch to working in primary care medicine, teaching patients how to avoid the serious complications of chronic diseases by emphasizing prevention and better daily management.
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Ms. Goodman first became interested in medicine as a high school freshman. She remembers reading Dr. Tom Dooley's books about his experiences providing medical care in Southeast Asia. She realized that she wanted to help other people in a similar way, and went on to graduate from St. Vincent's Hospital Nursing School in 1968. Once her children were older, she returned to school and received her B.S. in Nursing from Graceland College in Iowa in 1996, then completed her Physician Assistant coursework at University of North Dakota in 1998. After twenty-five years in other parts of the country, she returned to Jacksonville in 2001 to join Family Care Center of Arlington's medical staff.
Ms. Goodman's interests outside of medicine include traveling, gardening, cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband and her grandchildren. She volunteers through her church, Mission House clinic and with the AHA. She is retired from the Army Reserve since 2007 with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Her goal in Family Medicine is to treat the whole person, physically and emotionally, practicing in partnership with her patients to help them live longer with a good quality of life.
Physicians Assistant David Stogin believes that treating the person rather than the symptom is the best part of his job. "I have had 20 years of experience working hand in hand with doctors and I really love what I do." His relaxed personality and comfort with his expertise makes him a perfect addition to the Northside practice.
Stogin, a native of the Midwest, moved to Florida on his wife's suggestion that they retire in Florida. "She had always followed me in my career, so it was her turn to decide where we would go next. She wanted somewhere warm." After many cold winters in Nebraska, Stogin moved to Florida and joined Family Care Partners.
A six year veteran of the military, Stogin has experienced a little bit of everything including emergency medicine, surgery, orthopedic surgery and internal medicine. At Family Care Partners, Stogin works directly under Dr. Boone but accepts regularly scheduled patients by all of the physicians.
Mrs. Trzasko has been working in Healthcare for 7 years graduating in 2009 from Towson.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: “I always wanted to work in healthcare. The Physician Assistant’s role is great because I can provide comprehensive care and treatment for patients of all ages with any sort of ailment.”
She believes that her patients would say that she listens intently to their needs. That she is a compassionate and thorough individual who is willing to spend a lot of time with them to meet the needs of their care.
She is originally from Tampa, but did her undergrad work in Richmond, Virginia, in addition to grad school in the Washington DC/Baltimore area. Her husband was transferred here for work in mid-2013 and they really enjoy the area.
When she isn’t working you can usually find her on the beach or spending time with her new family whenever possible.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she states: “Awesome Care is that the patient feels their needs have been met and they feel like they are truly in good hands.”
Location: Fleming Island
Ms. Blinder has been working in Healthcare for 1 year graduating in 2015 from Nova Southeastern University.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: “My passion for medicine began early in my childhood when my parents were both diagnosed with cancer. Their courage and bravery, as well as their endless support from medical professionals was overwhelming. I knew as a child I wanted to help people like my parents.” What excites her the most is being able to form new relationships with people. Patients often present vulnerable and anxious so it is an honor to be able to provide support, trust, and a helping hand.
She believes that her patients would say that she is a good listener. To fully treat a patient she believes it is imperative to understand their perspective and their story.
She I grew up in South Florida and headed north to Jacksonville last year. She also likes to volunteer by participating in Dance Marathons benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network. She was a 3 year dancer at FSU and thinks it’s a great organization for an even greater cause.
When she isn’t working you can usually find her out for a run or kicking back poolside. She is also a foodie who loves to experience new restaurants.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she states: “To me, Awesome Care translates to personalized care. It is important to treat people and not numbers. To be awesome you have to cater to the individual needs of each patient and find a treatment plan that works best for them.”
Ms. Schan graduated from Physician Assistant school in Perrysville OH in 1986, and has been working in Healthcare for 32 years,
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: "I was a Corpsman in the Navy, but was not sure I could handle the blood, the Navy made sure I could. I’ve been interested in medicine since joining the Future Physician’s Club in 9th grade. I’ve always felt a need to help people especially when it comes to their health and welfare."
Her patients express their happiness having her as their Provider, knowing that she truly cares about them. Noting that her detailed information making it possible for them to fully trust her to help them improve and maintain their health. She is excited by watching a patient improve under her care, which is part of what made her want to become a Physician’s Assistant.
In her spare time, Ms. Schan enjoys meeting with family and friends at the beach, or a festival of any kind. She could not do without them, or her kickboxing work outs, and her writing hobby, especially fiction.
She defines "Awesome Care" as "Good old fashioned Norman Rockwell care, through the history and the physical", "Listening to your patient, so they may guide you to their needs".
Mrs. Parker graduated from Nova Southeastern University, Jacksonville, class of 2018. Prior to that, she spent a year as a CNA and Patient Care Technician. She completed one year of clinical rotations, including two family medicine rotations, two emergency medicine rotations, women’s health, behavioral health, pediatrics, general surgery, and internal medicine. She graduated with a BS in Interior Design from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1999, and worked in design and architecture for 13 years. When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare she said: “I often found myself longing for a career with a higher purpose, and in 2012, I returned to school to pursue a career in the medical field.”
She believes her patients would say she is compassionate, caring, empathetic, willing to listen, and that she makes them feel at ease. The opportunity to directly influence people’s lives in a positive way, not only by treating them when they are unwell, but by encouraging a healthy lifestyle and preventive measures to maintain good health and well-being, is what excites her about her work and the contributions she makes to her patients.
When not working you can usually find her cooking, riding bicycles with her husband, snuggling with her cats, watching documentaries, or visiting one of Jacksonville’s wonderful outdoor markets, restaurants, or shops.
Mrs. Parker grew up in Mississippi, and Louisiana. She still has family in both states. Her husband is a United States Marine, and his job has taken them to Virginia, Okinawa (Japan), Missouri, California, and most recently, Jacksonville, where he plans to retire next year.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she states: “Awesome Care includes forming personal connections with patients, no matter how seemingly simple these connections are. Everyone has something in common with everyone else. Finding that connection, to me, is the one of the most important aspects of care. When patients feel that connection, a heightened sense of trust in inevitable. Trust leads to better communication, better understanding, and ultimately better – Awesome Care.”
Location: Fleming Island
Ms. McLean has been working in Healthcare for 2 years, graduating in 2018 from Nova Southeastern University.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare she responded: "I’ve always loved science and helping people. Medicine seemed like the perfect path for me." She started as an EMT while living in Orlando, and decided to advance her training and become a Physician Assistant.
She believes her patients would say she is compassionate, caring, and a good listener through and through. She wants her patients to feel comfortable talking to her about their medical problems, so that she may help them as best she can.
When not working you can usually find her at the dog park, exploring the outdoors, or reading a good book. She also loves trying out new restaurants.
Ms. McLean grew up in France, moved to the U.S. in 2008, and has been in Jacksonville since 2015. When asked to define "Awesome Care" she sums it up as: "Listening to each patient and individualizing their care, in order to provide the best care possible."