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Family Medicine Center, Jacksonville Florida
Saint Vincent's Residency Program, Jacksonville Florida
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Faculty Members
David McInnes, M.D., M.S. Ed

Program Director
University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine, 1981
American Board of Family Medicine, 1984 - Recertified 1990, 1996, 2002
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, 1984
National Institute for Program Director Development, 1996
Teaching and Learning Faculty Development Fellowship, 2000
Educational Leadership, Fellowship, 2001
M.S.Ed. (Medical Education) University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2001


Terrence L. Soldo, D.O.

Osteopathic Program Director
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1990
American Board of Family Medicine, 1993 - Recertified 2000, 2007
Fellowship - Faculty Development in Family Medicine, UNC, Chapel HillC, 1998
American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, 2008


Sonya J. Dominguez, M.D.

American Board of Family Medicine, 2006
Dr. Sonya Dominguez graduated from Brown University School of Medicine in 2002.  She completed her Family Medicine Residency at St. Vincent's in 2005, where she was Chief Resident, and received the STFM Outstanding Teacher Award.  She has been a Family Medicine Faculty and the Medical Director for St. Vincent's Associate Health and Wellness since 2005. 

Dr. Dominguez is interested in Community Service and Leadership.  She started a Reach Out and Read Chapter at the residency in 2003, which has distributed over 15,000 free books to children in Northeast Florida.   She has been awarded several community service awards, including the Brown University/Fleet Fellows Award, the Jacksonville Times Union 40 Under 40 Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Award.

  Dr. Dominguez recently completed a fellowship in Program Director Development, and has an academic interest in research in Emotional Intelligence and Medical Humanities. 

She is happily married with two small children whom she talks about incessantly, and enjoys boating, walking her sweet dog, and being an overenthusiastic soccer mom. 

She has been at this program for 10 years, and affirms that she has never once dreaded coming to work; “It is incredibly progressive and a place where we have the right balance of work and play.  It is a very supportive group of faculty and residents who truly enjoy their calling to Family Medicine.”


Helena J. Karnani, M.D.

The University of Birmingham, England, 1981
American Board of Family Medicine, 1993 - Recertified 1999, 2005
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, 1997

Dr. Helena Karnani was born in England where she went to medical school at Birmingham University and completed 4 years of post-graduate training in Family Medicine.  She followed her husband to Jacksonville, where she completed a further residency in Family Medicine at St Vincent’s.  After several years in practice, Dr. Karnani returned as a faculty member. She loves to teach and groom the family medicine stars of the future, and believes no day is complete without laughter.  In her spare time, Dr. Karnani enjoys yoga, traveling, and spending time with her husband, palliative care physician Neel Karnani, and their son.


Maria Mahmoodi, M.D.

University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center, 1994
American Board of Family Medicine, 2002
Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutruition-DACBN, 2012
Naval Flight Surgeon, 1996-1999

Dr. Maria Mahmoodi completed her medical education from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1994.  She completed a transitional internship at the San Diego Naval Hospital; an Aerospace Medicine Program at the Aerospace and Operational Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida; a Family Medicine Residency Program at Jacksonville Naval hospital in Florida; and is Board-Certified in Family Medicine.  Dr. Mahmoodi served as a naval officer for 11 years as both a Flight Surgeon and a Family Physician.  For the past six years, she has been working as a clinical faculty member at the St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency Program, and has introduced clinical nutrition and integrative medicine into the residency curriculum.  She is also a clinical Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Family Medicine at NOVA Southwestern University and at The Florida State University College of Medicine.  She has recently completed postgraduate requirements for clinical nutrition in Miller School of Medicine in Miami.


Duaine Murphree, M.D.

University of South Alabama, 1983
American Board of Family Medicine, 1986 - Recertified, 1992, 1998, 2005
M.S. Clinical Epidermiology, Wake Forest University, 1991

My medical career started at the University of South Alabama and continued on through Kentucky, back to Alabama, then on to Mississippi, North Carolina and now Florida.  Along the way, I have been in private practice, worked for the government at a Community Health Center, matriculated at a fellowship in clinical epidemiology, taught at a university medical center, worked as a hospitalist, done ER and acute care center work and now teach at St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Center.  While teaching is, of course, my life, I do find time for working out and reading everything I can find.  I definitely need to stop reading while driving but it is a hard habit to break!  My last publication was for the J of FP and was an article about treating chronic kidney disease in Family Medicine.  Currently, a lot of my energy goes into teaching about the program’s electronic health record.  If you need to know how to set a Reminder for Health Maintenance in the Allscripts EHR, I am your man.  I appreciate working at St. Vincent’s because my past experience with other health care settings makes me appreciate the outstanding nature of the St. Vincent’s Family Medicine residency program.  Join us and start the journey to excellence. 


Richard K. Peterson, M.D.

University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, 1992
American Board of Family Medicine, 1995 - Recertified 2001, 2007
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, 1998

Dr. Richard Peterson is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and is a graduate of the St. Vincent's Family Medicine Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident.  He has been an employee of St. Vincent's for 20 years, and is committed to academics as a graduate of the National Institute of Program Director Development. His medical interests include sports medicine, geriatrics and practice management.  He leads the program's geriatrics curriculum and serves as the team physician for a local high school football team.  He is a certified professional coder and enjoys teaching the residents proper billing from the start of medical practice.  Dr. Peterson likes his boat, Jimmy Buffet music and spending time with his wife who is also a graduate of St. Vincent's Family Medicine Program.


D. Robin Potts, M.D.

University of South Florida, College of Medicine, 1992
American Board of Family Medicine, 1995 - Recertified 2001, 2007
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, 1996

After graduating from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Robin Potts attended residency at St. Vincent’s. Upon graduation she worked as a locum tenens doctor traveling and working around the country, but returned to the residency in 1997 because the work environment and location could not be beat.  She enjoys a variety of interests in her career and outside of the office.  She does full spectrum Family Medicine with Obstetrics, does many procedures, and loves working with the office EMR to try and make documentation more efficient and utilizing it to  improve patient care.  She enjoys bicycling, scuba diving, hiking, boating and playing with her dog.


Robert F. Raspa, M.D.

West Virgina University School of Medicine, 1982
American Board of Family Medicine, 1985 - Recertified 1991, 1997, 2003
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice Board Certified Geriatrics, 1992 - Recertified 2002

Dr. Robert Raspa earned his medical degree from West Virginia University.  He trained at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola and spent 21 years in the Navy before retiring.  His last position in the navy was as Program Director for the Navy’s largest residency at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL.  He served as president of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Medicine and was a full-time faculty at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.  He is a member of the AAFP Commission of Education and Subgroup for Graduate Medical Education, and serves as the Vice President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians.  He is a recipient of the AFP’s Walker Kemp Award for best article written by a family physician.  His current medical interests are infertility, sports medicine, maternity care, outpatient geriatrics and procedures.  His personal interests are with music (guitar), fitness, boating and skiing.  He believes St. Vincent’s is truly the only  place he could find in Jacksonville that would allow him the opportunity to practice the full scope of Family Medicine in a culture of caring, charity and hope.  He states, “It’s really a nice, friendly place.”


James Seltzer, D.O.

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1978
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1985
Recertified 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, OB/GYN Accreditation, 2005, 2008

Dr. James E. Seltzer is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency training in ob/gyn in Chicago. He was in private practice for 20 years in Illinois and Southern Wisconsin before joining St. Vincent's Family Medicine Residency Program as the director of ob/gyn training in 2003. Dr. Seltzer truly enjoys teaching residents, helping them expand their medical knowledge and develop their technical skills pertinent to the care of women. His enthusiasm for teaching earned him Faculty of the Year Award in 2005-2006. Continuing his education, Dr. Seltzer recently earned his Masters in Science in Biomedical Informatics in 2011. Outside of work, Dr. Seltzer enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, kids and grandson.


Max Solano, M.D.

Universidad de Costa Rica
American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical
Dermatology, University of Costa Rica


Donna Van Loock, RN, ARNP

University of North Florida
American Nurse Credentialing Center


John W. Waidner, M.D.

University of South Florida, 1990
American Board of Pediatrics, 1993 - Recertification 2000, 2007

Dr. John Waidner is the faculty pediatrician for the St. Vincent's Family Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Waidner earned his undergraduate degree in Miami University, Ohio and attended the University of South Florida in Tampa for medical school.  He completed his residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, and continued working as a physician in the Navy in both SC and Jacksonville.  He was in private practice for over 10 years before joining St. Vincent’s faculty in 2009, where he immediately made a great impact in the program, earning him the Faculty of the Year Award in 2010.  Dr. Waidner is part of the State of Florida Newborn Screening Committee and is active in various committees at St. Vincent’s and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  His volunteer activities include working at the Mobile Health Clinic, providing annual school physicals to underserved children, and making annual medical service trips to Haiti.  Outside of work, Dr. Waidner enjoy golfing, traveling and spending time with his wife, who is also a pediatrician, and their two daughters.


Terri N. Wall Ph.D.

The Pennsylvania State University – Counseling Psychology

Felix Acholonu, M.D.

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1981
American Board of OB/GYN, 1987 - Recertified 1997


William Cody, M.D.

University of Tennesee, 1982
American Board of OB/GYN, 1990 - Recertified 1999


Ravish I. Narvel, M.D.

J.J.M. Medical College, 1985
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998 - Recertified 2008