Board-certified primary care physician Jose Vazquez, MD, has been named chief of primary care at Baptist Health Medical Group, part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Vazquez specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues, including hypertension, diabetes and respiratory conditions. He is fluent in English and Spanish and board-certified in internal medicine.
“I’m delighted to announce Dr. Vazquez’s promotion to chief of primary care at Baptist Health Medical Group,” said Bernie Fernandez, MD, chief executive officer of Baptist Health Medical Group. “Dr. Vazquez is a compassionate, service-driven leader and mentor. We know his leadership and patient care experience will be a valuable asset to our organization.”
Prior to joining Baptist Health in 2016, Dr. Vazquez served as the chief of the internal medicine division at South Florida Multispecialty Associates and an associate attending physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Vazquez has been honored with numerous awards, including the Resident Teacher of the Year Award in 1993, the American College of Physicians’ Community-Based Teacher of the Year Award in 2000, and the Attending of the Year Award in 2003. He is an active member of the American College of Physicians and has lectured on such topics as lung disease and marine poisons and prevention.
Dr. Vazquez earned his medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, an affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine.
He sees patients at 6280 Sunset Drive, Suite 410, South Miami, Florida 33143.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom.