Comprehensive Medical Care For Adults & Children

Quality and Affordable Medical & Dental Care Home for Your Entire Family

We welcome new patients and look forward to assisting you with your needs!

    Clinical Providers

    Dr. Christian Hernandez

    Christian Hernandez, General Practice, MD

    Christian Hernandez, M.D. is from Aguada, Puerto Rico. He graduated from the Ibero-American University School of Medicine in 2006. He practiced in Puerto Rico until he moved to Florida in 2019 to work with North Florida Medical Centers in Wewahitchka, Florida. He was a provider of the year in 2022

    He is a compassionate and thorough general practice physician who genuinely cares for his patients. He lives in Panama City with his wonderful wife, Marissa. They have three beautiful daughters.

    (Se Habla Español)


    Rita Thompson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

    Rita Thompson is a family medicine nurse practitioner who graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University. Thompson is interested in women’s health, geriatric medicine, and mental health.

    Rita is passionate about patient education and encouraging patients to actively participate in their healthcare.  Outside the office, Rita enjoys spending time with her family and pets on the boat or beach, traveling on family trips, or just traveling to watch her girls play softball and volunteering at her church’s care closet.


    Patrick Brown, Internal Medicine, MD

    Dr. Brown specializes in Internal Medicine and has over 20 years in the practice of medicine. In addition to holding clinic hours at North Monroe Medical Center, Dr. Brown has served as the Chief Medical Officer for North Florida Medical Centers for the past 14 years.

    Dr. Brown was awarded the Jessie Trice Outstanding Leadership Award from the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) at their 2022 Annual Meeting. 

    Center Manager: LeAnne Coulter

    Dental Services are available at our Crestview Dental CenterJessie Furlow Medical/Dental Center, and Perry Medical/Dental Center.

    Contact Us

    (850) 639-5828

    (850) 639-5536

    255 West River Road Wewahitchka, FL 32465

    Open Early On Fridays

    Monday 8:00-Noon 1:00-5:00
    Tuesday 8:00-Noon 1:00-5:00
    Wednesday 8:00-Noon 1:00-5:00
    Thursday 8:00-Noon 1:00-5:00
    Friday 7:30-Noon 1:00-5:00



    • Women’s Health Services (Gynecology)
    • Pediatric Care – 2 to 18 years
    • Men’s Health Services
    • Geriatrics – Senior Care
    • Standard labs, immunizations, school sports or work physicals for established patients
    • Annual Physicals

    Additional services available at our other locations:

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    Patients may call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with any care concerns or issues by calling 639-5828.

    Or send secure messages to your care team via the Portal.


    Experienced Doctors

    With 10 locations, 8 physicians, and 12 nurse practitioners, we have a wealth of experience to draw on through our network. Many of our physicians have been practicing for over 20 years.


    Professional & Friendly Staff

    North Florida Medical has been serving the community for more than 46 years and continues to focus on hiring locals who know and reflect your community.

    Dental Services

    We have 3 dental clinics with 4 dentists and 7 dental hygienist, allowing us to provide services in our clinic and through our dental outreach to elementary schools. 


    After Hours Access

    After hours, on holidays, and weekends, your call will be answered by our answering service but your concerns will be forwarded to one of our medical providers.

    Health Education

    We offer both one-on-one education and virtual classes for diabetes, smoking cessation, and nutrition.

    Same Day Appointments

    Once you are an established patient, you can take advantage of our same day sick visits.