Healthcare Caduceus

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Primary Care Specializing in You!

Karina (Kari) is a board certified family nurse practitioner and owner of the practice. She began her career in nursing in 1993 after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida International University. Motivated by the faculty at FIU and the focus on higher learning, she immediately enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner Masters program at UF. Upon graduating in 1996, she began a career that included roles as a primary care provider, women’s health provider, researcher, and emergency care/urgent care provider.

A continued interest in higher learning but with a focus on clinical outcomes motivated Kari to enroll again at the University of Florida and she earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2012. Her primary focus was on improving clinical outcomes in primary care, including reducing non emergent demand on hospital emergency rooms and improving patient access to primary care. She worked with volunteer medicine programs and provided free health care to underserved Brevard County citizens.

Kari is a lifelong Brevard county resident, and she and her family enjoy an active lifestyle, including, boating, traveling and flying. Kari and her daughter enjoy taekwondo, where they both earned the rank of second degree black belt. Kari also regularly competes in dressage with her horse Madison.


Kari is truly amazing! I owe my new found health to her. I can tell that she really cares about me in everything she does. Any time that I need to see her she goes out of her way to get me in as quick as possible. One time I was really sick and I called her to let her know. She told me to come in right away. When I arrived her office was full of patients but her staff was expecting me and I hadn't even made an appointment. I can tell you that not many doctors will do that.
Healthcare Caduceus
— Ela M. Cocoa Beach, Fllorida
Dear Kari,

I wanted to let you know that You have been the kindest, smartest, most compassionate and competent medical professional I have ever had caring for me. You have an empathy and understanding for your patients rarely encountered in the current healthcare climate. One particular visit I will never forget was just after my last hospitalization when you provided such remarkable comfort and insight. You do extraordinary work and develop extraordinary partnerships with patients like me. You will be in my thoughts for a very long time to come. Infinite thanks for all you’ve done. I wish you the best with your practice and good health and happiness for all time. I am deeply appreciative of you.

Yours always,
Healthcare Caduceus
— Joseph DiNapoli MS CAGS
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