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Thoughtful Tuesday

January 10, 2017

tmp_5832“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.”
-Paulo Coelho

The word “doctor” in Latin means teacher. For our physicians, being a teacher is not about sharing facts. Instead, being a teacher means that they inspire their patients to live to their fullest potential.

Thoughtful Tuesday

October 25, 2016

sssl0025“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.”

-Tony Robbins

Having had the privilege of serving the First Coast for the past 15 years, we’ve found that change is inevitable. The landscape of healthcare is constantly evolving and it is our job to stay at the forefront of these changes so we can consistently provide the best care to patients. That’s why we’ve redefined our mission statement over the years as a symbol of our progress. Our mission is to, “To enhance quality of life by providing cutting-edge care with a team of compassionate experts and advance medicine through research, education and patient empowerment.”

Thoughtful Tuesday

September 13, 2016

dsc_0329“No matter what the situation may be, the right course of action is always compassion and love.”

-Neil Strauss

Dr. Khalil Afsh and Nivali Ravi, Primary Care Physicians, see hundreds of patients a week. Each patient has their unique situation. Some situations are more complicated than others. Some require more time, thought, and collaboration with other physicians. However, all courses of action for all patients always encompass love and compassion. Continue reading “Thoughtful Tuesday” »

Thoughtful Tuesday

August 30, 2016

967279_523145377744322_1466157134_o“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

-Oprah Winfrey

Dr. Sumith Aleti has earned board certifications in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, peripheral vascular imaging, & internal medicine. These certifications required many sacrifices along the way and a change in his attitude. By changing his attitude to focus on his goals rather than focus on his sacrifices, Dr. Aleti was able to build the future he envisioned for himself.

Meet Dr. Jonathan Constantin!

August 25, 2016

IMG_8274CWe are excited to welcome Dr. Constantin to our team! Dr. Constantin comes to us from St. Vincent’s HealthCare. He will be seeing patients at our AC Skinner, Westside, Northside, Arlington, & Fleming Island offices.

Dr. Constantin graduated from medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then went on to complete his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital followed by a cardiology fellowship at Drexel University. Dr. Constantin is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, & internal medicine.

Dr. Constantin believes the role of a doctor is that of a teacher. “It is my responsibility to educate patients on the choices that they make, whether positive or negative,” Dr. Constantin says, “I am a resource for patients.”

Dr. Constantin also believes in involving the patient in their care. He believes a patient’s understanding is paramount for a successful treatment plan. “A doctor can make the proper diagnosis, give the best advice and do all the right things,” Dr. Constantin says, “But if the patient walks out the door and doesn’t recognize how they are involved in their care, it is not going to be a successful program.”

Hear What His Patients Are Saying

Check out some of the positive patient comments we found on vitals.com!

“Very professional, knowledgeable and super bed-side manner. I wish all of my doctors were like him.”

“See this doctor for any heart related concerns….he is truly a guy who practices what he preaches!”

“He didn’t tell my husband what he wanted to hear, he told him what he needed to hear to save his life.”

Call 904.493.3333 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Constantin. 

Thoughtful Tuesday

August 23, 2016

SSSL9853“Health is not just about what you’re eating. It’s also about what you’re thinking and saying.”

Dr. Imraan Ansaarie believes being healthy is a state of mind. Fill your mind and heart with positive thoughts. Choose your words carefully. Surround yourself with winners. We love this quote reminding us that health isn’t just about what we eat, it’s about how we feel.

Healthcare Spending on the Rise, Here’s How to Save Money

August 18, 2016

SSSL0017Medical bills were the #1 cause of personal bankruptcy in 2013, according to a study in Nerdwallet. This affects more people than credit card debt, unpaid mortgages or poor spending habits. In fact, in 2013, 1.7 million Americans were affected by bankruptcy filing due to the inability to pay their medical bills. Continue reading “Healthcare Spending on the Rise, Here’s How to Save Money” »

First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic: 2 Teams, 1 Mission

July 21, 2016

SSSL8994 Healthcare is no longer just a one man show. It takes a team of experts to ensure all of your healthcare needs are met. With teams of highly trained experts, First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic work together to provide continuity of care in one place. Continue reading “First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic: 2 Teams, 1 Mission” »

Your Teeth & Your Heart: What’s the Connection?

October 13, 2015

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Dr. Ansaarie shares his million dollar smile

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. We know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking last you checked this was not a dentist’s office and this is a blog about your heart health. But what happens with your teeth can affect your heart. Hear about the relationship between dental hygiene and your heart from our Dr. Ansaarie.   Continue reading “Your Teeth & Your Heart: What’s the Connection?” »

See What Our Patients Are Saying: FCCI Testimonials

September 30, 2015

What Our Patients Are Saying About FCCIAt First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, nothing is more important than our patients’ health and quality of life. We support and advocate for you every single day, and our ultimate goal is to make your life better with outstanding cardiovascular care. That’s why it’s great to hear success stories from patients we’ve treated! Read and watch testimonials from our patients below:

Joyce was considered a high risk PAD patient until she visited FCCI. Learn more about Peripheral Artery Disease here.
“I call Dr. Khatib a miracle worker. I couldn’t ask for a better doctor, a better procedure or better results. I was considered high risk. I was going to tell the doctor I wasn’t going to have the surgery because the outlook wasn’t that great…[Dr. Khatib] said would you like to have a procedure here and take care of this where you go in as an outpatient? I couldn’t believe it…My main thing was I wanted to be able to get to walk on the beach with my husband. We’ve done that now. It’s like my problems of PAD had never happened. It feels that good.”

-Joyce, patient of Dr. Yazan Khatib

Continue reading “See What Our Patients Are Saying: FCCI Testimonials” »

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