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Thoughtful Tuesday

February 28, 2017

IMG_7230rt5x7“Spend time with people who are good for your mental health.”

If you know Lucy, our Nurse Practitioner, you’ll know she has one of the brightest spirits around. Lucy credits her positive attitude to the people she works with. “Everyday, I work with the most experienced, skilled, and passionate group of doctors, mid-levels, techs, and support staff imaginable,” says Lucy.

Thoughtful Tuesday

January 24, 2017

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”


As the landscape of healthcare evolves, it is important to stay at the forefront of any changes necessary to keep patient care at the center. Life is about  learning how to strike a balance between what to let go of and what to grow from.

Thoughtful Tuesday

November 15, 2016

img_5453“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”

-John Ruskin

Dr. Tecson has been practicing the art of medicine for over 30 years. His love for the field combined with his skills have left many of his patients inspired, motivated, and ready to take control of their health.

Thoughtful Tuesday

October 11, 2016

img_5424“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

-Tony Robbins

To visualize our goal, First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic has set a vision. Our vision is “to inspire hope and excel in the care of individuals throughout the continuum of healthcare from wellness and prevention to the most complex disease states.” Our vision statement is displayed on the walls on each of our lobbies, reminding every member of our team and our patients the goal we strive towards everyday.

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 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.

Thoughtful Tuesday

July 26, 2016

“Looking at things from other’s point of view is practically the secret of success.”

-Paul Graham

As a Nurse Practitioner, Myra Golmayo always aims to see the patient’s point of view. She answers all of the patient’s questions, comforts them, and ensures they are receiving nothing short of the best care possible.

Thoughtful Tuesday

June 21, 2016

SSSL8930Every change starts with a choice. We make choices to do things differently, to improve our lifestyles and to continue growing as individuals. However, no choice we make is guaranteed to be successful. For every choice we make, there is a chance we may not get the results we want. By the same token, there is a chance that our choices could get us exactly where we want to be. This chance makes all the difference. We love this quote tying in the three C’s in life.

“The Three C’s in Life: Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.”


Lauren Dimitrov, Registered Dietitian, works with her patients to improve their lifestyles. By counseling her patients, she is able to motivate them to make healthy choices than change their lifestyle for the better.

Thoughtful Tuesday

June 14, 2016

SSSL0045We can find a way to be creative in everything we do in life. We can be creative with the food we eat, the work we do, the relationships we build. Creativity requires stepping outside of your comfort zone and thinking outside the box. To successfully live a creative life, we must let go of our preconceived notions about what is right and wrong and embrace being different. Continue reading “Thoughtful Tuesday” »

Thoughtful Tuesday

May 3, 2016


We’ve always been told to choose our friends wisely but exactly how much does this really matter? The people you choose to surround with shape who you are. Surround yourself with people who uplift you, people who inspire you and people who share the same goals & aspirations as you. We love this quote from Jim Rohn reminding us of how we reflect the people we surround ourselves with.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

-Jim Rohn

Primary Care Physician, Dr. Afsh, keeps good company with Cardiologists, Drs. Ali & Zuberi. This power trio work on patients together to provide comprehensive care.

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