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 Caroline, 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: 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.”
Location: Fleming Island
Ms. Chanacki has been working in Healthcare for 17 years graduating from University of South Alabama
When asked what brought her down her path in healthcare her response was: “I was a Registered Nurse for 12 years. I worked in an Intensive Care Unit and Emergency room. Becoming a Nurse Practitioner was a natural progression of the work I already loved.” What excites her about her work is helping her patients reach their goals. Whether it be weight loss, stopping smoking or just feeling more healthy, nothing makes a day better than when a patient returns to say “I did it"!
She has lived in Orange Park since 1984. Volunteering passions include the possibility of participating in a mission trip when my children are a bit older.
When she isn’t working you’ll find her curled up on a lawn chair reading a book.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she sums it up as: “Motivating a patient to make positive changes and seeing the results on their lives.”
Mr. Parawan has been working as an ARNP 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!”
Location: Ergent Care
Location: Ergent Care
Mrs. Ward graduated in 2012 from Jacksonville University.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: “Being the oldest of nine brothers and sisters, I was always taking care of them and enjoyed taking care of them, particularly when they were sick. I got to play doctor at an early age. I want to be able to show patients and explain how they can be their own advocates in their own health care.”
She believes that her patients would say that she cares and listens.
When she isn’t working you can usually find her at church, watching the Cubs (Chicago) baseball, or Jacksonville Jags football!! If they are not on the TV, then doing anything outdoors.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she sums it up as: “Good communication between providers and patients.”
Mrs. Beaubrun has been working in medicine for 18 years, graduating from Stony Brook University. She worked 10 years as a registered nurse, and the last 8 years as an ARNP.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: “I wanted to help people in a practical way. Practicing medicine, both through bedside nursing and office practice, enables me to improve the quality of life for the people I encounter.”
She believes that her patients would say that she is a compassionate, kind, and personable provider, who is also very thorough and flexible. She gets excited about having the ability to affect change! With her knowledge of medicine, she has the ability to improve the quality of life for her patients and their families.
She grew up in upstate New York, and moved to Florida in 1999. When she isn’t working, you can usually find her on the beach with her husband and kids. She is also passionate about traveling! She enjoys volunteering and donating her time to caring for our underserved populations.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she states: “Awesome Care is being able to meet the patient's needs and improve their quality of life.”
Nurse Practitioner - Wellness Clinic Coordinator
Debra Fisette has been practicing in healthcare for over 32 years. Since graduating from UTMB Health in Texas in 1986 with her Masters Science degree in nursing, she’s dedicated her career to helping patients and their families.
From the early age of 14, Debra was exposed to the service industry and was inspired by her grandmother who was a nurse and role model. As the child of a military family, she lived around the world in such countries as Morocco and Spain. Eventually she made her way back to the states to be close to and take care of her family. After graduating nursing school she strived to find ways she could do more to help those in need and went on to become a Nurse Practitioner.
As a kind and compassionate person, she uses her ability to listen and make others laugh to find ways of putting patients at easy and open up so that she can best advance their care. She places the education of her patients and their families in very high regard believing that knowledge is the first step to effective healing.
Spending time with her family is very important to Debra and she enjoys cooking, reading and volunteering her time to worthwhile causes that help her community.
If there's one wish she strives for in the work she does its putting her patient’s and their family’s at ease knowing they understand their healthcare plans and easing tensions and quelling fears. Making sure everyone understands the strategy for care is one of the best ways for success. “Listening is key,” Debra believes and she strives every day to be open and available to all those she cares for.
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.
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.”
Ms. Waters has been working in Healthcare for 2 years receiving her Master of Medical Science degree in 2014 from Nova Southeastern University, she became a Physician Assistant.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: “I’ve always known that I wanted to be in a career where I could help others. I found myself in medicine because it’s a challenge, but at the same time very rewarding. I did 2 internship with Family Care Partners- Oceanway and fell in love with the patients and staff and knew it would be the perfect place to work.” She really loves that feeling of knowing that you’ve made an impact on someone’s life in some way, big or small, and that patients have comfort and trust in you to be their provider.
She believes that her patients would say that she is always on time, takes time to listen to them, and is very compassionate.
She grew up in Secaucus, NJ, then moved to Jacksonville in 2012. When she isn’t working you can usually find her going out to eat, going to the movies, or watching football.
She is a lover of Italian food, and there’s no way she would give that up! She also likes to volunteer with the Beagle Freedom Project who rescue dogs from research facilities.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she sums it up as: “Taking time to listen to your patients, being compassionate and sensitive to their needs, and treating each person like they are a part of your family.”
Ms. Medina has been working in Healthcare for 2 years graduating in 2014 from Nova Southeastern University.
When asked what brought her down the path of healthcare her response was: “I have always been passionate about working in the medical field since I was a little girl. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for God and my supportive family.” What excites her the most is being able to make a difference in every single patient’s life.
She believes that her patients would say that she takes her time and really listens to her patients and makes sure that they understand everything that is discussed during their visit.
She was born in Colombia and moved to the United States when she was 8 years old. After living in South Florida most of her life, her and her husband relocated to the Jacksonville area in 2012. She also likes to volunteer and participate in activities involving the youth ministry at her church, doing outreach and missions, and orphan’s care. She never wants to give up her passion for making a difference in the world.
When she isn’t working you can usually find her reading or spending time with her husband, family, and two dogs.
When asked to define “Awesome Care” she states: “Being a good listener and always doing what is best for my patients. Always going that extra mile.”
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.”