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About Us

BayCares, Inc. is comprised of a group of experienced and compassionate professionals who bring a diverse range of skills and backgrounds to the table. We provide high-quality healthcare referral services to the community, connecting patients to specialists who care.

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Our Story

BayCares, Inc. has been serving the community since 1991 when it was established by the Bay Medical Society (now the Emerald Coast Medical Association) and the Bay County Florida Department of Health. Originally formed to address the lack of accessible medical specialty services in Bay County, the organization ensures uninsured residents can receive life-saving care. Over the years, BayCares has grown to provide specialty care services to underserved populations in surrounding counties, expanding its reach and impact.

In 2016, BayCares, Inc. became a part of Pancare of Florida, Inc. while maintaining its individual 501(c)(3) status. This move allowed the organization to collaborate with a broader network while staying true to its mission of providing high-quality specialty care to those in need. The dedication of volunteer physician specialists has been crucial to BayCares' success, with many medical providers generously offering their services to support the organization's noble cause.

Meet The Team

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Board Members


Vivian Mohamed, Clinic Coordinator

Avicenna Free Clinic

1838 Frankford Ave

Panama City, FL 32405

Vice Chairwoman:

Beverly Bond, APRN

St. Andrews Community Medical Center

3101 W HWY 98 

Panama City, FL 32401

Robert Thompson, CEO

PanCare of Florida, Inc.

403 E 11th Street

Panama City, FL 32401

Michelle Flaat, Executive Director

Emerald Coast Medical Association

2352 Lisenby Ave

Panama City, FL 32405

Cecily Smith, Physician Relations Manager

Ascension Sacred Heart Bay

615 N. Bonita Ave

Panama City, FL 32401

Brian Upton, Director of Physician and Provider Relations

HCA Gulf Coast Medical Center

449 W 23rd Street

Panama City, FL 32405

Patricia Pearce, Community Program Manager

Florida Department of Health in Bay County

597 W 11th Street

Panama City, FL 32401

Our Partners

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