September 18, 2023

Palm Medical Centers Continues Expansion in Greater Orlando with New Primary Care Clinic Opening in Sanford

Coral Gables, FL — Palm Medical Centers (“Palm”), part of the MBF Healthcare Partners II, L.P. (“MBF”) portfolio and one of the most rapidly expanding independent primary care medical groups in Florida, has opened its 35th primary care clinic in Sanford, FL. Located at 2698 S. Orlando Drive, this new facility is the third location Palm has opened this year in the Orlando market as part of their commitment to increasing access to exceptional primary care services for the senior and Medicare Advantage patients in the area.

Situated just north of Orlando, Sanford has a high concentration of Medicare patients with specific care needs that fall directly in line with Palm’s care delivery model. The new Sanford clinic is led by Dr. Marilyn Llavona-Suarez, a primary care physician with more than fifteen years of local experience specializing in providing high quality primary care for seniors. This facility will offer same day appointments, in-house labs, transportation assistance, and 24/7 access to a care team.

“With this De Novo clinic opening in Sanford, we are reaffirming Palm’s commitment to serving the Medicare patient community in Greater Orlando,” says Dr. CJ Patel, Chief Medical Officer of Palm Medical Centers. “Dr. Llavona-Suarez and her team will be laser-focused on delivering personalized care to each patient, and we look forward to deepening our roots in the area.”

Palm’s expansion plans in Greater Orlando and throughout Florida will continue to pick up steam throughout 2023 and 2024, with several planned new clinics to be announced soon. For more information or to find a location, please visit Keep up to date on the latest happenings with Palm Medical Centers on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


Founded in 2013, Palm Medical Centers is a provider of value-based, capitated primary care services with a focus on high-quality clinical outcomes, cost-effective care, and a patient-centric experience. Palm operates a network of 34 medical centers across nine counties in Florida and recently expanded into Texas, managing two new clinics in Fort Worth under a separate entity, Palm Primary Care Texas. Palm Medical Centers serves over 50,000 combined Medicare Advantage and managed Medicaid patients under value-based contracts. Partnering with numerous managed care organizations, Palm Medical Centers offers comprehensive and integrated medical care to plan members with a focus on quality. In addition to primary care services, the company coordinates cardiology, dentistry, optometry, pediatrics, podiatry, psychiatry, and other specialist services. Palm Medical Centers continues to seek partnership opportunities with high quality providers in existing and new markets. For more information, please visit

ABOUT MBF Healthcare Partners II, L.P.

MBF Healthcare Partners II, L.P. is a leading middle-market healthcare private equity fund based in Coral Gables, Florida. Our strategy is to partner with exceptional management teams while leveraging MBF’s operating experience, domain segment knowledge, and tenured relationships to rapidly accelerate value creation. The partners of MBF have substantial operating experience in healthcare and have held senior management positions in both private and publicly traded healthcare companies. MBF principals have managed and helped build some of the nation’s most innovative and successful healthcare companies. The firm is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. For more information, please visit