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Sacred Heart Medical Group Begins Adult Services in Franklin County

Posted: 11/21/2012

APALACHICOLA, Fla. – Doris Carmichael, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, will begin seeing adult patients on December 3 in the renovated offices shared with Sacred Heart's Pediatric services at 55 Avenue E in Apalachicola. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Same-day appointments are available at 850-370-1000.

Advanced Registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) are advanced practice nurses with extensive training, including a masters degree and clinical experience.  ARNPs diagnose and treat diseases, provide appropriate education for patients, and prescribe medications. ARNPs often serve as a patient's primary health care provider and see patients of all ages.

Carmichael earned her nursing degree from Albany State University in Albany Ga.  She has worked as Director of the Nursing and Allied Health Programs at Bainbridge College while completing her Master's Degree with certification in family practice.  Her family practice clinical experience was completed at GA Rural Health Clinics and Pediatric clinical experience at Memorial Pediatric practice in Bainbridge, GA.  Carmichael brings to her practice 29 years of experience.

Sacred Heart Medical Group is the largest network of primary care and specialty physicians in Northwest Florida. Dedicated to serving the patient, Sacred Heart Medical Group is Joint Commission accredited and follows high standards for quality, safety and infection control. For more information about Sacred Heart Medical Group physicians, call 850-416-1600 or visit online at

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