Hurricane Michael Recovery: Physician Resources

Posted by Emerald Coast Medical Association on Oct 29, 2018 4:54:45 PM

Listed Here are Resources Available for Physicians in Bay County

and Surrounding Areas

Last Updated: 11/07 


Part-time Psychiatrist Position Available

I am the Clinical Vice President for what use to be the Cope Center in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. I am looking for a Psychiatrist who would be wanting to work on a part-time basis for Walton County and was wondering if you know of any in the area. We would work with whatever schedule the Dr. would be willing to do. For example, telehealth or one day a week. We mainly need someone who we could pay to do supervision for an ARNP.

Any help you could give would be great!

Stephanie "Tia" Guidry, M.S. LMHC
Qualified Mental Health Counselor Supervisor
VP of Clinical Services
Chautauqua Healthcare Services
3686 U S HWY 331 S
DeFuniak Springs, Fl. 32435
(850) 892-8045 ext. 236


Medical Space Available

  • Dermatology SouthEast Panama City

4000sqft- 8 exam rooms, large lobby and parking lot.

We have space available at: 425 19th St A, Panama City, FL 32405. We have other options for emergency space as well. Please contact me if interested: Brian Schaper or 850-321-9691

  •   Dr. Myra Reed

I have part of my office available for rent to a specialist. 

  •  Dr. Alex Jones

I have office space available M, W, F if anyone needs.

Emerald Bay Surgical Associates, LLC

  • Nuwave Medical

10800 Panama City Beach Parkway
Suite 200
Panama City Beach, FL 32407


MedPro Members Receive Premium Relief

The Emerald Coast Medical Association Board Members and I want to express our sincere condolences for any damages that you and your families have suffered during Hurricane Michael.

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has asked Insurance Carriers to permit billing fairness to policyholders affected by Hurricane Michael. MedPro Group, our ECMA Medmal Risk Purchasing Group Partner, will be offering premium relief as requested for our affected program members.

Please note that any medical malpractice insurance payments that are due on or after October 7, 2018, will be granted an extension until January 8, 2019, affording you additional time to make your payments.

Furthermore, no Notices of Cancellation for non-payment of premium will be issued during this grace period. Any such Notices of Cancellation that were generated on or after Sept. 27 have been lifted.

Note: Premium relief applies only to policies effective before Oct. 7, 2018, as outlined by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

The counties in our ECMA program are as follows:

MedPro is in the process of compiling information and resources for medical practices who are dealing with these hurricane-related issues. Watch for further information.

Julie Danna, cyRM
Medical Malpractice and Cyber Liability Insurance Specialist
2352 Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405
O: 888-720-0144 / 850-995-9118
C: 850-530-3924
F: 850-995-9120



The Florida Medical Association has disaster assistance funds available. Inquire for more information.


Florida Blue

Updated Information for Providers and Patients Affected by Hurricane Michael:

Florida Blue - Updated Information - Hurricane Michael Bulletin



  • Addison Riley, LLC: Design - Build - Renovate

The contractor below is working on the repairs for the ECMA office and is willing to work with any of our physician members. He is experienced in insurance negotiations and has been ahead of the game in getting everything lined up and ready to start.

Jon Pruitt
Addison Riley, LLC: Design - Build - Renovate
Blue Anchor Realty
Cell: (850) 426-1241
FL: CBC1261672
AL: 25802


We wanted to reach out to see if there are clinicians in the area that may have damage to their practices that need help. We have direct access to many suppliers of products that might be needed for reconstruction. If there are supplies needed in the area and for the pop-up clinics please also let us know.

William Houts, LEED AP BD+C
Office: 386-275-1482
Cell: 603-203-9470


KWB Pathology

We have been trying to communicate with our clients as we can and let them know we are up and running. Our couriers are picking up in the area again. We have picked up some specimens that were collected before the storm and are processing them. We tried to drop off the attached note to all our clients offices down there after the storm. Our couriers are trying to stop by all offices to check and see if anyone is in. If you will be in a temporary location, please let us know. Please call our Courier Department at 850-219-7610, Courier Supervisor at 850-508-8537 or our main line at 850-878-5143 if you do have any specimens that need to be picked up. Any other questions or needs, please call our Client Service Director Brian McMath at 850 219-7608 or 850-556-1210.


Mark A. Peacock, M.D.

Hello. I am a board-certified family physician in Jacksonville. I finished my residency in Tallahassee in 1986. I was wondering if you needed any volunteer help during the week. I could come for a day M-F. Please let me know if my services could be of use. Thank you very much.

Phone: (904) 591-8697


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