Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties General Surgeon obtains Recertification


Jackson Hospital is pleased to announce that Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties general surgeon Dr. Teresa Goodpaster recently achieved recertification by the American Board of Surgery.  Board certification and periodic recertification is a voluntary process for surgeons who value standards of education, training, and knowledge in the field of surgery. 

CEO Larry Meese stated, “Board recertification demonstrates Dr. Goodpaster's commitment to the highest standards of the profession and patient care. Jackson Hospital is proud to have board certified surgeons practicing in our community.”

The American Board of Surgery serves the public and the specialty of surgery by providing leadership in surgical education and practice, by promoting excellence through rigorous evaluation and examination, and by promoting the highest standards for professionalism, lifelong learning, and the continuous certification of surgeons in practice as stated in the Board's mission statement.  The Board standards are not met by all surgeons in the United States.  

General surgeons affiliated with Jackson Hospital are available to provide care for the following areas:  digestive tract, abdomen, breast, skin and underlying tissues, surgery critical care, surgical oncology, trauma and burns, surgical endoscopy, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery, and office-based minor surgery.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goodpaster please call 850-482-0017.  

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