Family Matters to Compassionate DoctorsGulf Coast Healthy Living Magazine Volume 4, Issue 2 - Baptist Medical Group
When you want to be involved in your care but also want attentive, hands-on guidance from a family physician, you want a practice like Baptist Medical Group-Cordova. Centrally located and convenient for all Pensacola families, young and old, the practice’s open-access model provides a unique opportunity for its family medicine providers to develop lasting relationships with their patients. Jose Murillo, M.D., and Layla Lundquist-Smith, M.D., provide same day, Saturday, evening and walk-in appointments for both primary care and acute-care needs. The practice will help you develop a lasting relationship with a physician who can educate you and your family about preventive care, treat minor injuries or guide you through a chronic illness.
"If someone is sick today, then they need to be seen today, and most people would prefer to be seen by a provider they already know, who knows their medical history and has their records already on file. Patients can use an office like ours for almost anything - preventive health visits, school or sports physicals, acute illnesses and minor injuries."
What can patients expect when they have you as a doctor?
Patients and I will work together as a team to set and achieve health care goals.
What are your top priorities with every patient you see?
I strive to educate my patients about their health so they feel empowered to take charge of their own well-being.
Do you have any specific medical interests?
Caring for the entire family from the children to the grandparents.
"The basis of family medicine is about building long-term relationships with patients. Our open access practice accommodates a wide range of medical needs that results in better continuity of care because your appointments are at the same location with the physician who knows you best."
How would a patient describe you?
Personable, easy to talk to and approachable.
What’s your proudest moment as a doctor?
Many of my proudest moments as a physician entailed coordinating care for patients along with educating them and their family.
What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
They can expect to be shown the utmost respect and to be treated as an individual not as a condition or illness.