Cortes, Rubin lead medical center care

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 09:56 AM.

Unhappy with the health care system in Puerto Rico and the countless amount of administrative work that came with it, Cortes returned to Mexico where he taught urology at his alma mater while seeking out employment in the United States.

After interviewing with North Florida Medical Centers he was offered a position with in Wewahitchka. He began his employment and took the first step toward getting back to what he believed he was best at: treating patients.

“I’m going to give to the patient what the patient needs,” Cortes said. “I’m focused on people’s problems and solving them.”

Cortes has a firm belief in patient education as much as treatment and said he spends with patients to ensure that they understand how to properly manage their conditions.

 “My years working in Mexico taught me not to depend on medical studies,” said Cortes. “I look for signs and symptoms. You have to know your patients.”

Cortes currently lives in Tallahassee with his wife. They have a son, 17, and daughter, 13. In his limited free time, Cortes said that he enjoys reading, trying new foods and spending time with his family.

Cortes joined Ann Rubin a physician’s assistant and five-year employee of the medical center.

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