The best practices of primary & preventative medicine, as well as exercise & sports medicine
Our mission is to provide a strong foundation for a long-term patient-physician relationship based in the best practices of primary and preventative medicine, as well as exercise and sports medicine.
From wellness promotion to injury prevention, Dr. Osborn and his staff work with patients to provide options balancing their health concerns with their lifestyle choices. Dr. Osborn believes in improving the overall patient experience, from short wait times, open-access scheduling, practice efficiency and employing a courteous staff.
Ross Osborn, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Ross Osborn is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. He founded the Center for Health and Sports Medicine realizing that both families and athletes in the Jacksonville area could benefit from an approach to health that used prevention, nutrition, weight loss and excercise to promote wellness. He brings a compassionate, patient-centered ideology to family, pediatric and sports medicine, and has used this philosophy to be a three time winner of the Patients Choice Award from 2008-2010. He is also a recipient of the Most Compassionate Doctor in 2010.
Ross Osborn, M.D., founded the Center for Health & Sports Medicine as a source for lifelong primary and preventative care, paired with a specialization in health and sports medicine for athletes.
Dr. Osborn’s dual American Board of Family Medicine certification in both Family & Sports Medicine allows for this type of uniquely balanced practice for both routine patients and all-level athletes in North Florida. With a focus on prevention and patient health, providing a variety of treatment options and fostering ease of patient experience makes the Center for Health & Sports Medicine a top choice for a rewarding patient-physician relationship.
Nathan Adams, PA-C
Nathan Adams, PA-C is a Certified Physician’s Assistant and Jacksonville native who grew up close to the Center for Health and Sports Medicine in Mandarin. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School here in Jacksonville, and eventually chose to stay in Florida to further his schooling and career.
Nathan obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Florida State University, where he was inducted into the Pre-Health Honors Society. He then finished his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 2011 at South University in Savannah, Georgia, during which he completed his clinical rotations at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and his Primary Care clinical rotation with Dr. Ross Osborn.
Nathan has worked with Dr. Osborn since 2011 and continues to assist with Bartram Trail High School, Creekside High School and Flagler College athletics. He enjoys participating in local coverages and events due to his strong love and passion for the Jacksonville community given his native roots. He is also prides himself in being a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and Florida Association of Physician Assistants to continue expanding his knowledge.
Outside of the office, Nathan values spending time with his family and friends, as well as traveling whenever the opportunity presents itself. In his next life, Nathan has decided he will become a food critic due to his love of restaurants and exquisite foods.
Louise Osborn, MS, LMHC, is a licensed behavioral therapist with membership in Chi Sigma Iota, an organization that honors excellence in counseling.
Mrs. Osborn completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Cornell and completed her training in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University.
Originally from St Augustine, Louise is dedicated to remaining involved in the community. She balances her practice with her volunteer work, which has included the Junior League of St. Augustine, Flagler Hospital Tumor Board, Muscular Dystrophy Association – Lock-up, and the former Jacksonville Super Bowl Committee. She is proud to have served as a Guardian Ad Litem, as well.
Louise and her husband Dr. Osborn have four children ranging in age from six to twenty-one. When time allows, she loves going to the beach, painting, surfing, reading, horseback riding and just relaxing by watching the rain.
Melissa Sutton PA-C
Melissa Sutton PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant and also a Jacksonville Native who graduated from Fleming Island High School.
Melissa obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Sciences at Florida State University, where she was a member of FSU First Responders and National Society for Collegiate Scholars. After graduation she worked as an EMT in southern Indiana. She then graduated with highest honors in 2016 with hers Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University. She completed many of her rotations in Jacksonville, Florida. Melissa is also a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and the Florida Association of Physician Assistants. During her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time outdoors with her two dogs, Mulligan and Doak.
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