Written by Michelle Flatt.

Hurricane Michael Recovery: Physician Resources

Listed Here are Resources Available for Physicians in Bay County and Surrounding Areas

Last Updated: 07/18/2019


Office space for rent – 3500 sq feet on Jenks Ave available in September.
Contact Stephanie Parrish 850-866-5223
Dear Colleagues and Friends:
Because of demographic, business and personal changes, I have found it increasingly

challenging to continue in solo practice. After Hurricane Michael, I became acutely aware of

the need to re-assess my professional path. I am writing to inform you, that after 17 years in

practice, I will be closing my practice on May 31, 2019. I will be able to serve my patient’s

medical needs until that date.

I have recommended that my patients make arrangements as soon as possible to select

a physician to take over their Allergy/Asthma/Immunology needs. Once they have made this

selection, they will need to complete an authorization to release their medical records so that I

can forward a copy of their records to their selected physician.

Thank you for having included me in the care of our mutual patients. It has been my

pleasure and honor to serve both you and our patients. Please let me know if you have any

questions or concerns.

Attached list of Medical Office Furniture/Equipment/Supplies for sale:
Click Here
Until 5/31/19, my service, mailing, and billing address will be:

2687 Jenks Ave.

Panama City, FL 32405

Tel: 850-747-3665

Fax: 850-747-3605

After that date, you may reach me at:

1000 W. 11th Street.

Panama City, FL 32401

Tel: 205-451-5471

Fax: 877-854-6787

Kindest regards,

Geeta Khare, MD

Hi, we are The Kaya Life.  We provide medical marijuana physician consultations and recommendations in the State of Florida so that patients and their loved ones can live well.
We are looking to hire physicians that are passionate about providing relief to patients with debilitating medical conditions when other treatments have failed.  We currently offer cannabis consultations to our patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our Santa Rosa Beach office and Mondays and Wednesdays in our Panama City office.  Positions available in both Santa Rosa Beach and Panama City.  If interested, please send your CV to

Part-time Psychiatrist Position Available

I am the Clinical Vice President for what use to be the Cope Center in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. I am looking for a Psychiatrist who would be wanting to work on a part-time basis for Walton County and was wondering if you know of any in the area. We would work with whatever schedule the Dr. would be willing to do. For example, telehealth or one day a week. We mainly need someone who we could pay to do supervision for an ARNP.

Any help you could give would be great!

Stephanie “Tia” Guidry, M.S. LMHC
Qualified Mental Health Counselor Supervisor
VP of Clinical Services
Chautauqua Healthcare Services
3686 U S HWY 331 S
DeFuniak Springs, Fl. 32435
(850) 892-8045 ext. 236


  • Florida Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedics

Dr. James Talkington
11501 Hutchison Blvd
Suite 109
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Florida Sportsmedicine has 2 opportunities for office space that will be ready in April of 2019. We have approximately 3000 sq feet that for a long term lease we will build to suit. There is also the opportunity to share joint space with Dr. Talkington in the other suite of the building on Jenks Ave. Dr. Talkington’s suite has approximately 4000 sq feet, an xray machine, and 9 exam rooms.
Please contact Stephanie Parrish, 850-866-5223 for additional information.

  • Bluewater Plastic Surgery

Bluewater Plastic Surgery is subletting their office. One day or 2 if anyone is interested in a sublet. The office is :
2400 sq ft., address 4550 Hwy 20, 4 procedure rooms, $250 per day.

In addition, they have 3 Midmark 625 power tables for sale, basically brand new, $2500 each.

  • Coastal Luxury

Our 3400 sqft office is available for sale and will be vacant on December 17th, 2018.  The office consists of a large, open reception and waiting area, six exam rooms with sinks in every exam room, three private offices, a generous sized kitchen and break room area, triage station, multiple common area desk spaces, a lab space, storage space,  two half baths and 1 full bath. Newly renovated 2 years ago… please click on the mls link below for pictures and contact info.


  •   Dr. Myra Reed

I have part of my office available for rent to a specialist.


  •  Dr. Alex Jones

I have office space available M, W, F if anyone needs.

Emerald Bay Surgical Associates, LLC

  • Nuwave Medical

10800 Panama City Beach Parkway
Suite 200
Panama City Beach, FL 32407


  • Connie Andrews

Physician office space on the beach is available. One Office and three exam rooms. Very modern and new.

Contact is Connie Andrews at 1-770-402-8805.

  • Ahmed Mohamed, MD

I have an office for rent:

8 rooms, another small room, large waiting area, kitchen, 2 bathrooms.
Across from Smith Pharmacy.
1109 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL

1 year Rent: $3500 + utilities
2 year Rent: $3000 + utilities


MedPro Members Receive Premium Relief

The Emerald Coast Medical Association Board Members and I want to express our sincere condolences for any damages that you and your families have suffered during Hurricane Michael.

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has asked Insurance Carriers to permit billing fairness to policyholders affected by Hurricane Michael. MedPro Group, our ECMA Medmal Risk Purchasing Group Partner, will be offering premium relief as requested for our affected program members.

Please note that any medical malpractice insurance payments that are due on or after October 7, 2018, will be granted an extension until January 8, 2019, affording you additional time to make your payments.

Furthermore, no Notices of Cancellation for non-payment of premium will be issued during this grace period. Any such Notices of Cancellation that were generated on or after Sept. 27 have been lifted.

Note: Premium relief applies only to policies effective before Oct. 7, 2018, as outlined by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

The counties in our ECMA program are as follows:

MedPro is in the process of compiling information and resources for medical practices who are dealing with these hurricane-related issues. Watch for further information.

Julie Danna, cyRM
Medical Malpractice and Cyber Liability Insurance Specialist
2352 Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405
O: 888-720-0144 / 850-995-9118
C: 850-530-3924
F: 850-995-9120


The Florida Medical Association has disaster assistance funds available. Inquire for more information.

Florida Blue

Updated Information for Providers and Patients Affected by Hurricane Michael:

Florida Blue – Updated Information – Hurricane Michael Bulletin


  • Addison Riley, LLC: Design – Build – Renovate

The contractor below is working on the repairs for the ECMA office and is willing to work with any of our physician members. He is experienced in insurance negotiations and has been ahead of the game in getting everything lined up and ready to start.

Jon Pruitt
Addison Riley, LLC: Design – Build – Renovate
Blue Anchor Realty
Cell: (850) 426-1241
FL: CBC1261672
AL: 25802


We wanted to reach out to see if there are clinicians in the area that may have damage to their practices that need help. We have direct access to many suppliers of products that might be needed for reconstruction. If there are supplies needed in the area and for the pop-up clinics please also let us know.

William Houts, LEED AP BD+C
Office: 386-275-1482
Cell: 603-203-9470

  • Greetings from First Coast Service Options — your Medicare administrative contractor!

For those in the impacted areas in Florida, we hope this message finds you safe and beginning the healing and recovery process. We wanted to provide you with information and resources to help regarding Medicare patients and providers affected by Hurricane Michael. Please share this information with your members in those areas impacted by the storm, as well as assisting with recovery.
CMS announces administrative relief due to Hurricane Michael
Due to the state  of emergency for Florida and Georgia, the HHS Secretary declared a Public Health Emergency as a result of Hurricane Michael. This allows for certain CMS program waivers. CMS released the MLN Matters Special Edition Article SE18021 (https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/SE18021.pdf) that outlines several blanket waivers CMS issued for the impacted areas to reduce administrative burden during this time of recovery. These waivers will prevent gaps in access to care for patients impacted by the emergency. This article also addresses the billing of a modifier “CR” on claims when billing for scenarios that invoke one of the waivers, to avoid any rejected claims. The SE article also provides links to current emergency information and Q&As related to the waivers.

Provider Enrollment Hotline
Specifically for provider enrollment issues, a special hotline has been established to fast track the provider enrollment process for providers assisting with the relief efforts: 1-855-247-8428. Here is an FAQ document from CMS outlining the purpose of the hotline: https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/Downloads/Provider-Enrollment-FAQs.pdf.

First Coast’s Disaster Information  
In addition to the overall SE article and the provider enrollment hotline, we have our Disaster Information page: https://medicare.fcso.com/Disaster_information/. We will be sure to update this page with any new information as it is released.

Provider Customer Service
As always, you may contact our customer service line at 1-866-454-9007. Customer service should be able to assist with any other general inquiries.

We hope that this information provides assistance for those affected by Hurricane Michael. Our thoughts are with everyone. Please let us know if any questions arise regarding special circumstances.

KWB Pathology

We have been trying to communicate with our clients as we can and let them know we are up and running. Our couriers are picking up in the area again. We have picked up some specimens that were collected before the storm and are processing them. We tried to drop off the attached note to all our clients offices down there after the storm. Our couriers are trying to stop by all offices to check and see if anyone is in. If you will be in a temporary location, please let us know. Please call our Courier Department at 850-219-7610, Courier Supervisor at 850-508-8537 or our main line at 850-878-5143 if you do have any specimens that need to be picked up. Any other questions or needs, please call our Client Service Director Brian McMath at 850 219-7608 or 850-556-1210.


Member Benefits

Member Benefits

The Emerald Coast Medical Association strives to provide superior member benefits. By joining, you will gain access to cutting edge continuing medical education, top medical malpractice & cyber liability insurance plans, and a comprehensive group health plan. Our board also continually advocates at the local, State, and Federal level all with a goal to support our physician members with a desire to excel.



Members are invited to the New Member recognition meeting annually, multiple hot topics meetings to better inform our members and networking social events.

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We serve as a community resource for connecting patients and physicians. We are a conduit of information for physicians in a rapidly changing medical environment.

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