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Copeland Clinic

Rural Health Clinic in Dowling Park, FL

Copeland Clinic is a well-established, rural health clinic located in Copeland Medical Center offering modern facilities for seniors and families alike. While it is located at Advent Christian Village, you do not need to be a member of ACV to visit the clinic. Our experienced staff provides quality medical care, teams with a network of doctors and specialists, and refers when necessary to specialized care centers and hospitals located in nearby metropolitan areas. For added convenience, specialists in various fields regularly come to Copeland Medical Center to see patients in Dowling Park. Most insurance plans are accepted.

W. B. Copeland Medical CenterServices at Copeland Clinic include:
  • Family Practice
  • Geriatrics
  • Consultations
  • Women's Health
  • Urgent Care
  • Digital X-rays
  • EKGs
  • Laboratory Services
  • School Physicals
  • Flu Shots
Specialists who see patients in Dowling Park include:
  • Podiatrist
  • Audiologist
  • Nephrologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Cardiologist
No one will be denied access to services at 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 Copeland Clinic, she also supervises the medical care given at Good Samaritan Center, ACV's 24-hour skilled nursing center, and at Dacier Manor, ACV’s assisted living option. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Dr. Gonzalez 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. Dr. Gonzalez is board certiļ¬ed in family medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine. She has a great passion for hospice care.

Prior to her tenure in Dowling Park, Dr. Gonzalez 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, she hopes to continue ACV's practice of bringing students to ACV for instruction. Before being hired as a geriatric specialist by Florida Hospital, Dr. Gonzalez received post-graduate medical education there, completing both her residency and fellowship.

Dr. Gonzalez'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."

Meet Natalie Gordon, ARNP-C: Natalie is an advanced registered nurse practitioner certified in geriatric medicine. Natalie assists Dr. Gonzalez with patient appointments and procedures at both Copeland Clinic and Good Samaritan Center.
Meet Nicole Hernandez, PA-C: Nicole is a certified physician assistant. She also assists Dr. Gonzalez with patient appointments and procedures at both Copeland Clinic and Good Samaritan Center.
Location: Copeland Clinic is located in Copeland Medical Center
10820 Marvin Jones Blvd. • Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 658-5300 • Fax: (386) 658-5315