Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute Physicians Expand Services Across Northwest Florida


Seven Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute (BVHI) heart specialists are expanding their practice to serve communities across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The new locations are in addition to those in Baker and Fort Walton Beach, and Brewton, Alabama.

Marcelo C. Branco, M.D., FACC; Annie A. Celigoj, M.D., FACC, FSCAI; Jose A. Guitian, M.D., FACC, FACP, FSCAI; Tony Lee, M.D., FACC; Farhat Mehmood, M.D., FHRS, FASE; David A. Miles, M.D., FACC, FASE; and Andrew Moses, M.D., joined the premier heart program last year with offices in Brewton, Alabama, and Baker and Fort Walton Beach, Florida. They will continue to serve those communities and welcome new and returning patients at clinics in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze.

BHVI is the largest and most experienced team of cardiovascular specialists in Northwest Florida, providing patients with everything they need in quality heart care. Collectively the group has pioneered virtually every new innovation in heart care in the region and continuously earns awards for quality and excellence.

More information is available at or 850.430.7000.     

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Baptist Medical Parks Airport, Nine Mile, Navarre and Pace ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

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