Zulmarie Rodriguez Rijos, MD

Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Rodriguez Rijos has always possessed an unwavering passion for taking care of others. Since her early years, she exhibited a deep empathy and innate sense of responsibility towards those in need. Growing up, she witnessed the remarkable impact that healthcare providers had on the lives of individuals and communities. This ignited her curiosity and propelled her towards a career in medicine. Driven by her genuine desire to make a positive difference, she ventured into the medical subspecialty of infectious disease with a steadfast commitment to provide exceptional care and improve the well-being of her patients. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Cardiovascular Infections
  • Outpatient IV Antimicrobial Therapy
  • HIV and PrEP Treatment
  • Acute and Chronic Infections
  • Acute and Chronic Infections
  • Acute and Chronic Infections

About Me

Having made the courageous decision to move from Puerto Rico, I embarked on a new chapter of my life filled with exciting opportunities and personal growth. While most of my family is back home, I find myself spending time here in Florida with incredible friends I have made and my twin sister who lives near me. One of our favorite activities is cooking together, where we bond over delicious meals and pass down cherished family recipes. We also enjoy traveling together. As we embark on our journeys, we love trying new foods, which has become one of our favorite aspects of traveling.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my medical profession is engaging in meaningful conversations with my patients. I genuinely enjoy getting to know them and building a foundation of trust and encouragement. Through open and compassionate dialogue, I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment where patients feel heard and understood. By actively listening to their concerns, fears, and aspirations, I can tailor my approach to meet their individual needs. Having lived in different parts of the world with diverse cultural backgrounds, I have developed a perspective that aids in understanding my patients. This awareness allows me to provide care that is not only medically sound but also culturally sensitive and respectful. Ultimately, this enables me to deliver personalized care that meets their specific needs and empowers them to actively participate in their healthcare journey.

Specialties

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine

Boards

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Baptist Medical Center Nassau
  • Baptist Medical Center Clay
  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches
  • Baptist Physician Enterprise

Legal Practice Name

Baptist Primary Care Inc

Primary Office

Baptist Infectious Disease Consultants

820 Prudential Drive, Suite 515
, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Education & Training

  • Fellowship

    University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

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  • Residency

    University of Puerto Rico - San Juan, PR

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  • Doctor of Medicine

    ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) - Jacksonville, FL

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  • Doctor of Medicine

    University of Medicine and Health sciences - New York, NY

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