About the Clinical Services

The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville has over 380 physicians. While the primary site of patient care services is at UF Health Jacksonville, many of our physicians practice at hospitals in the five county area. Our neonatal program is in place at all hospitals. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UF Health Jacksonville is the only regional Level III unit (highest level) in Jacksonville. University of Florida physicians staff the only regional Level I (highest level) trauma center in Jacksonville, one of only four in the state.

Our satellite network encompasses 35 clinics. Most of these are adult primary care and/or pediatrics primary care clinics and are geographically dispersed throughout the five county area. In addition, multispecialty clinic locations include Southside, Lake City and St. Mary’s Georgia. In Fiscal Year 06/07, we had 529,719 outpatient visits in all sites, delivered 3,648 babies and performed 14,500 surgeries just on this campus only.

The practice plan provides a full range of practice management services to all physicians at every location where they practice. These services are provided in a variety of ways – decentralized where specialized and individual knowledge and attention is required and centralized where economies of scale can be captured and specialized knowledge is less critical.

Ambulatory administrators provide individualized support to each clinic site. These administrators ensure that the front office is appropriately staffed, trained and running smoothly. The system is used for appointment scheduling, patient registration and charge entry, which is performed at each site. The Practice Administrators work closely with the physicians at each site to review operations, monitor the financial performance of the clinics and assist in enhancing revenue and streamlining costs.