Aylin Ozdemir, MD, FAAP, ABIHM

 

is the president of Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville – a multi-discipline Integrative Pediatric Practice Dr. Ozdemir has practiced medicine in Jacksonville, FL since 1999. She has always been a forward-looking visionary regarding the practice of medicine. Therefore she founded “IMG” Integrative Medical Groups, USA LLC a fully Integrative Family Medicine group in Northeast Florida.
Recognizing the many alarming trends in the delivery of health care, she took an alternative path, founding the Integrative Medical Groups USA LLC and becoming its medical director. Her passion and goal is to treat the whole child, whole family and the community at large.

Dr. Ozdemir received her medical degree from University of Istanbul School of Medicine. During her last year of medical school, Dr. Ozdemir completed her Internship at the Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children in UK in the world known facility for pediatric care. She next completed residency training in New York, NY at Long Island College Hospital affiliated with the State University of New York and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ozdemir is a believer in the importance of lifelong education for physicians, and is the first pediatric physician from the state of Florida to complete a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, conducted by world known physician, Dr. Andrew Weil. Following her fellowship, Dr. Ozdemir attended advanced Integrative Family Medicine training at the Scripps Hospital in Personalized Integrative Family Medicine, Integrative Nutrition, Integrative Mental Health, Integrative Art of Healing, Chinese Medicine, Integrative Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, and principals of Healing Environments. She understands how environment, genes, and nutrition plays a role in the whole systems approach and healing starts with the principals of functional medicine.

Dr. Ozdemir remains particularly active with a number of professional medical organization. She works closely with both the Duval County Medical Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics in an ongoing attempt to maintain a patient focus for health care in the USA. She is also very involved with medical charitable organizations, proving necessary medical care and education for people in need.

Dr. Ozdemir and her husband have two wonderful children, and are now proud grandparents to two adorable cats. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and yoga. She is trained in meditation and breath work, and practices both daily.

Dr. Ozdemir loves being a pediatrician and helping her many patients and their families on their journeys through life, and she hopes to continue her truly fascinating medical career for as long as humanly possible.

Dr. Ozdemir is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Integrative Medicine Fellowship Certified from the world known program at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Board Certified by the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine. She is multi-lingual, and has a special interest in Epigenetics, Genetics Nutrigenomics, Childhood behavioral problems, academic difficulties, ADHD, allergies, and asthma.

 

Alpha University Certificate
Certificate of Participation Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health
Certificate of Participation Botanicals Foundations
Certificate of Participation Integrative Mental Health
Certificate of Participation Integrative Medicine: The Art of Healing
Certificate of Participation Integrative Medicine: Ayurveda
Acupunture and Chinese Medicine Certificates
American Board of Holistic Medicine
Elements of Healing Certificate
Environmental Medicine Certificate
Nutrition and Cancer Certificate
Prostate Cancer Certificate

Awards & Memberships

 

Brooke Holway, ARNP

Brooke Holway, ARNP joined Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville in March of 2008. She completed her undergraduate studies in nursing at the University of Florida in 2007. Continuing her education at the University of Florida, she then earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree, specializing in pediatrics, in 2008. While working on her master’s degree she also worked as an RN at Shands Rehab Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. As well as having her nursing degrees, Brooke has a previous undergraduate degree in Animal Industry, specializing in equine. Brooke has recently become a mother herself ad spends all of her free time giving hugs and kisses to her little boy Blake. She has enjoyed embarking on the journey of integrative medicine with Dr. Ozdemir and has a special interest in healing through essential oils. Go Gators!

 

Karen Roop, ARNP

Karen Roop, ARNP, FNP, BSN provides competent and compassionate conventional medical care infused with an integrative approach. She completed her undergraduate nursing degree at The University of Iowa and went to graduate school to become a Family Nurse Practitioner at The University of North Florida. She is licensed in Florida as a family nurse practitioner who can see patients across the lifespan.

Karen has experience working as an ICU and ER nurse at various hospitals including The Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. She has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient adult pulmonary medicine as a nurse practitioner. Karen views her patients holistically and strives to address physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences on each individual’s health.

Angelyn Sorgen, ARNP

 

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McKenzie Buchanan, CMA

 

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Melissa Ozdemir, PCC

 

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Madison Haubner, MRF

 

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