Cortes, Rubin lead medical center care

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

Rubin is a resident of Port St. Joe who grew up in Tallahassee. She became interested in a career in medicine when, at a young age, a close friend passed away from anemia.

Rubin said that she wanted to help the friend, but her inability to do so led to her enrolling at the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling.

After graduating, she took a position in Tallahassee teaching biology and physics at a high school.

After two years of teaching she moved to Port St. Joe and spent a year teaching at Wewahitchka High School before she left to pursue her Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale.

Before she left for her second round of school, Rubin told her friends and coworkers that she’d be back.

Rubin was true to her word and after completing her studies; she made her way back to Gulf County and for many years was the only physician for primary care at the Wewahitchka Medical Center.

“I like the area,” said Rubin. “I like the people here. Everyone’s very friendly.”

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