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Palms Medical celebrates new expansion

Anita Rembert cut the ribbon as Palms Medical of Live Oak celebrated the completion of its expansion with a grand opening last Thursday. -SVT Photos by Tami Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

Live Oak, Fla., – Palms Medical Group of Live Oak held a grand opening last Thursday to celebrate the completion of their expansion at 211 Ranchera Street. Suwannee County Chamber and other city officials, Live Oak Mayor Frank Davis and others attended the celebration.

Anita Rembert said in 2013 the Suwannee County Health Department approached Palms and asked if they would come to Live Oak to offer primary care. So they moved into the health department. In 2017 they purchased the property they are on now and built the original facility.

Thanks to the patients in the community, they have had tremendous growth and expansion. So today the facility is there for patients of all ages and is now 14,000 square feet, with 28 exam rooms, a lab and an in-house pharmacy. The new addition gives them more room to accommodate the growth in their patient volume and the tools necessary to advance the level of care for their patients. She said this office was designed with their patients in mind. They now offer primary care, pharmacy and lab services all in one location.

Stacey Stephenson took everyone on a tour and said they have recently recruited three additional providers with one starting in August, one in September and one in November. So they will have eight providers by the end of the year.

“We want to say thank you to the patients who put their trust in Palms to care for their families and themselves, with special thanks to their facilities team and staff,” said Rembert.

About Palms Medical

Their Mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of their communities, to be the leader in healthcare through an intense focus on caring for the whole person. They accomplish this through Compassion, Accountability, Initiative, Excellence, Loyalty, and Trust.

Palms Medical Group provides a full range of healthcare services for all the stages of one’s life. With multiple locations throughout North Florida, flexible hours, bilingual staff and financial services specialists to help you with payment options, Palms Medical Group gives patients the care they need, when and where they need it. “We accept medicaid, medicare & uninsured patients. For patient convenience, we offer same day appointments. Contact us today for more information.”

Friends, Suwannee Chamber members and Palms staff enjoying the celebration. -SVT Photo

Relishing delectable hors d’oeuvres provided by Publix, along with the cake. -SVT Photo


Visiting during the grand opening last Thursday. -SVT Photo

Anita Rembert, center, spoke about how Palms Medical Group was established in Live Oak and what the new addition means to them. -SVT Photo 


Appetizing edibles were enjoyed by all. -SVT Photo


L-R: CFO Andrew Jones, Marketing Director Matthew Hunter, Marketing Specialist Max Slabbinck, and Nurse Practitioner Terry Rosler Kennedy enjoying the hors d’oeuvres. -SVT Photo


Palms Medical Group staff, chamber members and friends gather for a photo of the ribbon cutting in Live Oak last Thursday. -SVT Photo