“An important benefit of ACV is the quality health care. They seem to have thought of everything.”

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The Copeland Clinic

The Copeland Clinic is a well-established rural health clinic offering modern facilities. Our experienced staff provides quality medical care. The Clinic also teams with a network of doctors and specialists, and refers when necessary to doctors and hospitals in Live Oak, Lake City, and Gainesville, Florida, as well as other specialized care centers. For added convenience, specialists in various fields come to Copeland Medical Center to take appointments. Most insurance plans are accepted. 

W. B. Copeland Medical CenterServices include:
  • Family Practice
  • Geriatrics
  • Consultations
  • Women's Health
  • Urgent Care
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Digital X-rays
  • EKGs
  • Laboratory Services
  • School Physicals
  • Flu Shots
No one will be denied access to services at the Copeland Clinic due to an inability to pay. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.

About Dr. GonzalezDr. Maria R. Gonzalez, ACV's physician

Dr. Maria R. Gonzalez, ACV's physician, leads a staff of professionals. Besides seeing patients and managing daily operations at the Copeland Clinic, she also supervises the medical care given at Good Samaritan Center, ACV's 24-hour skilled nursing center, and at Dacier Manor, its assisted living facility. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Maria attended and received her MD from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. She attributes her desire to become a physician to her mother, who is also a doctor. Both women specialize in general medicine. Maria is board certiļ¬ed in family medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine. Maria has a great passion for hospice care.

Prior to her tenure in Dowling Park, Maria worked as a geriatric specialist at Florida Hospital. In that position, she taught both medical residents and students of Florida State University attending the Orlando campus. As a member of FSU's faculty, Maria hopes to continue ACV's practice of bringing students to the Village for instruction. Before being hired as a geriatric specialist by Florida Hospital, Maria received post-graduate medical education there, completing both her residency and fellowship.

Maria's philosophy of medicine is centered around respect for the patient. She will always suggest what needs to be done, but then her course of action takes into account the patient's wishes and values.

When asked what she likes best about being a physician, she responds, "Interacting with the people and getting to make a difference in their lives."

The medical staff at Advent Christian Village have impressed Maria. She has also been surprised by the high level of care ACV's Social Services staff provides. She comments that ACV's members receive support like she's never seen before.
Meet Beth Fulford, ARNP-C: Beth is an advanced registered nurse practitioner, certified in pediatrics and family medicine. Beth assists Dr. Gonzalez with patient appointments and procedures.
Meet Natalie Gordon, ARNP-C: Natalie is the Clinic's newest addition. She is certified in geriatric medicine. Natalie also assists Dr. Gonzalez with patient appointments and procedures.
Location: The Copeland Clinic is located in Copeland Medical Center
10820 Marvin Jones Blvd. • Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 658-5300 • Fax: (386) 658-5315