Physicians Join Hospitals Employed Physician Group

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., August 10, 2016 Board certified internal medicine physicians Dr. Mark La Starza and Dr. Michael Townsend of Coastal Internal Medicine Specialists have joined the Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners medical staff at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.

Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners is the employed group of physicians for the Florida Hospital East Florida Region, which encompasses the six Florida Hospitals within Volusia and Flagler counties. Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners consists of more than 150 physicians, including both primary care physicians and specialists, and enjoys a mutual partnership with Florida Hospital based upon the close alignment of the hospitals mission and values.

La Starza has been serving Volusia County since 1998. He earned a medical degree, as well as a Ph.D, from Washington University School of Medicine, and completed an internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Townsend has been providing medical care to the community of Volusia County for more than 25 years. He earned a medical degree and completed both an internship and residency at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine.

Together at Coastal Internal Medicine Specialists, La Starza and Townsend provide adult vaccinations, Medicare wellness exams, health screenings, and geriatric care, as well as prevention, detection and treatment of acute and chronic adult medical illness.

Located at 335 Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 290, Ormond Beach, Coastal Internal Medicine Specialists accepts most insurance plans and can be reached at Call386-672-3219.

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, as well as outpatient facilities in Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach. With 293-beds, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.

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