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Due to growth, the outmigration of a previous partner, and succession planning, AUI-Orange City is seeking two additional physicians to join their practice in 2022 and 2023. They are the only group in Orange City and DeLand and are booked out months in advance for new patients. New physicians can be busy on day one with a full patient panel in six months or less.

Orange City

  • Joining two full-time physicians and four APPs
    • Arash Rafiei, MD
    • Stephen Weiss II, MD
    • Chelsie Ferrell, PA
    • Jeanette Lain, MHS, PA-C
    • Quynh-Dao Tonnu, PA
    • Lisa Cunningham, NP-C
    • Additional APPs to be hired in 2022 and 2023
  • 20+ total FTE staff members at the clinic; around 7 clinical and 14 non-clinical
  • APPs have their own clinic, round on patients in the hospital, and take the first call during the day; most of them can perform cystos and one of them does biopsies
  • The primary clinic is in Orange City (9 exam rooms), and the second clinic is 6 miles away in DeLand (7 exam rooms and currently shared with General Surgeons)
  • Mobile CT on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • 3 days/week in clinic and 1.5 to 2 days/week in surgery
    • 2 clinic days/week in Orange City and 1 clinic day/week in DeLand
    • Minimum of 1 surgery day/week blocked at Atlantic Surgery Center
  • Avg. of 40 patients per full clinic day; general urology; cystos and vasectomies performed in-office
  • Cases performed at Atlantic Surgery Center & mainly AdventHealth Fish Memorial (7 minutes from the clinic); occasional case in DeLand
  • 1:4 call covering AdventHealth Fish Memorial and AdventHealth DeLand
    • Every fourth day and every fourth weekend (Fri-Sun)
    • Currently, Grable for two weeks, Rafiei for 1 week, Weiss for two weeks, then Rafiei for 1 week

Orange City

  • AdventHealth Fish Memorial Orange City
    • 175-bed hospital; part of AdventHealth, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states
    • Brand new DaVinci Xi robot
  • AdventHealth DeLand
    • 164-bed hospital; part of AdventHealth
    • 4-star CMS quality-rated facility

Due to population growth in St. John’s County, AUI-St. Augustine is seeking an additional physician to join their practice in 2022 or 2023. They are the only Urologists across two counties and are booked out months in advance for new patients, with 250+ patients currently waiting to be seen. A new physician can be busy on day one with a full patient panel in two months or less.

St. Augustine

  • Joining two full-time physicians and three APPs
    • Howard Epstein, MD
    • Bill Vanasupa, DO
    • Jonathan Baron, PA
    • Dean Zimmermann, PA
    • Katherine Gardner, NP
  • 13 total FTE staff members at the clinic, with 8 clinical and 5 non-clinical
  • APPs have their own clinic (overflow, urgent stones, walk-ins), round on inpatients, and take the first call; always have an APP in the hospital rounding and in the clinic
  • Clinic is located directly across from Flagler Hospital; 7 exam rooms (1 can be used as a procedure room); will either expand the current office or identify a new, larger space
  • 3 days/week in clinic and 2 days/week in surgery
  • Average of 40 patients per full clinic day; general urology
  • Cases performed at Flagler Surgery Center (hospital-owned) and Flagler Hospital
  • Call at Flagler Hospital is only 2 weekends/month and 2 weekdays/week with Drs. Epstein and Vanasupa. However, with two additional physicians, the frequency will decrease to 1 weekend/month and 1 weekday/week.

St. Augustine

  • Flagler Hospital
    • 335-bed hospital; part of Flagler Health+
    • Voted one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals
    • Recently approved purchasing a robot
  • AdventHealth is building a new, 100-bed hospital in Palm Coast, between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach; opening in 2023 and will have a robot
  • Ascension St. Vincent’s is building a new, 56-bed hospital in Northern St. John’s county; opening in the Summer 2022

Due to growth and succession planning, AUI-Daytona Beach is seeking two additional physicians to join their practice in 2022 and 2023. They are booked out months in advance for new patients, with an average of five new patients per provider per clinic day. A new physician can be busy on day one with a full patient panel in six months or less.

Daytona Beach

  • Joining five full-time physicians and three APPs
    • Anthony L. Cantwell, MD (planning retirement in ‘23)
    • Martin K. Dineen, MD
    • Evan Fynes, MD (robotics-focused)
    • Samuel Lawindy, MD
    • Matthew M. Merrell, MD
    • Mikhail Lezhak, PA-C
    • Megha Patel, PA-C
    • Charles Powell, PA-C
    • Additional APPs to be hired in 2022 and 2023
  • 20 total FTE staff members at the clinic; APPs have their own clinic, round on patients in the hospital, and take first call during the day; always have an APP in the clinic and in the hospital
  • Clinic and surgery center are all in one building; 12,000 sq. feet of clinic space and 10,000 sq. feet at the ASC; 20+ years in this location
  • Clinic has 16 exam rooms and can accommodate six providers at once; three to four rooms per provider broken up into four pods
  • Clinical research on-site and mobile CT on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Surgery center has 4 procedure rooms and 5 ORs; cystos and vasectomies are performed at Atlantic Surgery Center
  • 3.5 days in clinic, 1 day/week blocked for surgery, and ½-day/week dedicated time for procedures
  • Avg. of 40 patients per full clinic day; general urology
  • Cases performed at the Atlantic Surgery Center & AdventHealth Daytona Beach (10 minutes from clinic)
  • 1:5 call covering AdventHealth Daytona Beach
    • Every 5th weekend (Fri-Sun) and 1 day/week

Daytona Beach

  • AdventHealth Daytona Beach
    • 293-bed hospital; part of AdventHealth, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states



Make Daytona Beach your beach base camp and dive into all that East Central Florida has to offer.

The Daytona Beach area includes seven cities and towns – Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet, Holly Hill, and South Daytona – and is known for its iconic beaches, and so much more.

Experience the rich cultural tapestry of this iconic destination. Embrace your sense of outdoor adventure. Pair your travels with the best in local cuisine. The waterfront views – along 23 miles of beaches, Halifax River, and Ponce Inlet – are vast and relaxing. Eclectic historic downtowns and shopping meccas provide lively backdrops to while away your days. Go off the beaten path to explore some local history.

Visitors can choose to stay at a bountiful number of accommodations, including oceanfront resorts, seaside cottages, or at any number of charming boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts. With over 200 properties and 12,000 rooms, it’s easy to choose the ideal hotel, motel, vacation rental, condo, or campground to suit your budget and style.

The night takes on a life all its own on Daytona Beach. Dancing, brew pubbing, even a little pool hustling. See where the action leads you. And mark up more fun on Daytona Beach!

Filled with family-style recreation, attractions, and entertainment, the Daytona Beach area offers 23 miles of beaches and plenty of fun. The communities that comprise the Daytona Beach area include Ormond-By-The-Sea, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Wilbur-By-The-Sea, Ponce Inlet, Holly Hill, and South Daytona. The beach itself has an ocean park atmosphere, with friendly beach vendors offering everything from hot dogs and sodas to boogie boards and bicycles. Beyond the beach, visitors will find great downtown and oceanfront shopping, dining, and entertainment options, plus world-class festivals and events. From Daytona Lagoon waterpark and the All Access Speedway Tours at Daytona International Speedway — to a wide range of museums, historical attractions, and nightlife, there’s always plenty to see and do.


More than 500,000 people call Volusia County home. Situated on the east coast of Central Florida, our 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches are a world-class playground, with beachfront cities including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and New Smyrna Beach.

Water sports are plentiful, but Volusia’s oceanfront communities are most famous for land sports. Early automotive pioneers such as Louis Chevrolet and Henry Ford enjoyed their leisure time in the sun and found that the hard-packed sand, gentle slope, and wide expanse of Volusia’s beach were the perfect proving ground for early auto racing. Ormond Beach is known as the “Birthplace of Speed.”

The racing tradition continues today at Daytona International Speedway, one of the world’s finest racing facilities and the home of the world-famous Daytona 500, an event larger than the Super Bowl.

Jackie Robinson Ballpark, located a mile from the beach, features a museum, a minor league baseball team, and a lot of history. It was the first place in Florida to allow Jackie Robinson to play in a game during 1946 Spring Training, a year before Jackie broke the color barrier in Major League baseball. The stadium changed its name to honor the event in 1989 and is currently the home of the Daytona Tortugas.

The scenic St. Johns River, famed for its bass fishing, links magnificent parks with wildlife preserves along the county’s western border. True southern charm can be found in DeLand, the county seat. This unique city features an award-winning downtown filled with antique shops and quaint restaurants, surrounded by stately historic homes and buildings.



Daytona Beach offers visitors a wide variety of sightseeing, attractions, and tours. Take aim at a fun-filled getaway to Daytona Beach. Because when it comes to getting more quality time for a whole lot more value, there is no competition.

Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or a loved one or going solo, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Daytona Beach. No matter where you stay in Daytona Beach, you’re always within minutes of countless adventures. Famous for our beaches and motorsports, there is an abundance of arts, culture and history, shopping, golfing, and sports events – all for you to explore!

You get the best of all worlds when you vacation in Daytona Beach. Experience all the family fun to be had along 23 miles of the Atlantic coastline. 


Visitors come year-round to swim in our sparkling waters and scuba dive at our offshore artificial reef system — but there’s even more to do once you leave the beach! During your stay, be sure to enjoy our extensive collection of state and local parks and hiking and biking trails for inland experiences guaranteed to excite you.


Woven within the Daytona Beach area is a rich tapestry of arts, culture, and heritage – all for you to explore and enjoy! Experience world-class museums, phenomenal art galleries, impressive performances, numerous historic sites, and other cultural treasures.


Seeking suggestions on where to eat in Daytona Beach? You’re in for a treat! The Daytona Beach area is home to traditional ethnic eateries as well as waterfront restaurants and outdoor dining options that serve up picturesque views. From the vibrant social atmosphere along the Daytona Beach Ale Trail to traditional southern cuisine, the area is bursting with flavors to savor.


Could Daytona Beach, FL be the location of your next home? We’ve linked valuable real estate information and images of typical homes in the area. This provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about the area. 

Every neighborhood in the Daytona Beach area has its unique personality! Use the “View Listings” button to search homes in the area.

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Welcome to Bethune-Cookman University, a campus rich in tradition and educational opportunities. We’re located only minutes from the world’s most famous beach, Daytona Beach, Disney, and the space center. Plan your visit today!

The Bethune-Cookman experience is centered on student success. You create a vision for your future. You work personally with great teachers and get hands-on intellectual and personal development in a small-university community. You are surrounded by support. You turn your vision into reality.

Student success leads to career success. Bethune-Cookman graduates become leaders in their fields – arts, business, education, health sciences, and more. Judges and engineers. Composers and business executives. And, as a Bethune-Cookman graduate, you will carry with you a powerful legacy—vision, resilience, success, and a commitment to service.

The mission of Bethune-Cookman University is to educate a diverse community of learners to become responsible, productive citizens and solution seekers through the promotion of faith, scholarship, creative endeavors, leadership, and service.

The University of North Florida is a public university in Jacksonville, Florida. Located between Jacksonville’s beaches and downtown, UNF is set on a beautiful 1,381-acre campus surrounded by nature.

Focused on student success, UNF has an annual enrollment of about 17,000 and graduates more than 4,000 students each year. The University offers small class sizes and individualized attention, strong job placement, a welcoming environment, and active student life, and is known for providing students with transformational learning experiences — research with faculty, community-based learning, or studying abroad, which UNF students do at twice the national average. UNF has more than 200 student clubs and organizations as well as 19 athletic teams and participates in Division I of the NCAA.

Jacksonville University is located in a beautiful riverfront setting in suburban Jacksonville, across the St. Johns River from downtown and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 240-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.

For more than 80 years, Jacksonville University has offered active, hands-on undergraduate academics that encourage exploration and ingenuity. From aviation to kinesiology, biology to business, marine science to dance, you’ll encounter challenging new concepts and generate exciting ideas both in and out of the classroom.

A Masters’s degree from Jacksonville University builds on your existing education for an even stronger academic foundation. We offer graduate and doctorate degrees in several areas, from public policy to nursing. Pursue your passions and enhance your future with dynamic courses and real-world experiences.

The University’s residential campus is home to a great variety of social, cultural, Greek, religious, performance and service organizations. The Kinne University Center and the new Davis Student Commons provide an array of facilities for students to enjoy campus life. Students live in residence halls and on-campus apartments.

Stetson University is a top-ranked, private, comprehensive university comprising a rich array of undergraduate programs in science, health, business, music, traditional liberal arts programs, and professional academic and graduate programs. Founded in 1883, the university is named for its benefactor and maker of the famed 10-gallon hat, and competes athletically as the Stetson Hatters.

The university’s historic campus is located in DeLand, Florida, conveniently between the beaches of Florida’s East Coast and Orlando’s many attractions.

Stetson’s mission is to provide a creative community where learning and values meet, and is dedicated to helping students go beyond expectations in life and careers. The university is noted for its strong sense of community, and as a great place for students who want to study in a more intimate setting and make personal connections with their faculty and fellow students.

NEARBY AREASThese cities offer their own unique food, drink, culture and communities and are wonderful road trip destinations!


Orlando, a city in central Florida, is home to more than a dozen theme parks. Chief among its claims to fame is Walt Disney World, comprised of parks like the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, as well as water parks. Another major destination, Universal Orlando, offers Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter straddling both.

It’s true: Orlando is a magical place, and it’s not just because it’s home to Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World. There’s an incredible mix of fun things to do in Orlando that make it an ideal vacationing spot for not only families but young singles, baby boomers, foodies, outdoor adventurous types, luxury shoppers, and international visitors.

The number and variety of Orlando attractions have grown to include world-famous restaurants, high-end outlet shopping centers, theatrical performances, and amazing concert and sporting event venues. Golfers love the challenging and historic courses throughout the city, and art-lovers enjoy the Orlando Museum of Art, the Mennello Museum of American Art as well as several, funky galleries and art studios sprinkled throughout the area. Orlando is a place known for hospitality, and that extends to its many hotels, spas, and services that suit every budget and taste.

Parents appreciate some of the amenities offered at the Disney-area accommodations, such as five-star fine dining restaurants, luxurious spas, and serene rooftop pools. And kids love themed hotels that highlight animals, costumed characters, rock ‘n’ roll, and princesses.


Jacksonville, perfectly positioned along the Atlantic Ocean in Northeast Florida, is a natural paradise for visitors looking for an affordable yet luxurious destination.

Whether you’re looking to discover the undiscovered, ignite romance, reconnect with family, or be inspired by the city’s cultural offerings or vivid sunrises, anything is possible in Jacksonville. The “River City by the Sea” boasts more than 20 miles of wide and uncrowded beaches, close to 40 miles of the tranquil Intracoastal Waterway canal, and the longest stretch of the beautiful St. Johns River.

On land, Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation, with 10 state and national parks. Its authentic cuisine, thriving craft-beer scene, and fun and cosmopolitan nightlife make Jacksonville a unique destination.

Come experience a different side of Florida, combining both relaxation and family adventures. Enjoy our 22 miles of beaches, extensive park system, world-class fishing, historic neighborhoods, eclectic museums, vibrant street art scene, creative coastal cuisine, delicious craft beer and so much more!

Jax, as locals call it, is perfectly located in Northeast Florida, just a quick trip away from most of the Southeast and at the intersection of I-95 and I-10. 

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