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Local Pediatrician Embraces Fresh Start in St. Johns County

 

August 1, 2019 | View PDF



A fresh-start working in a new area of the country, at a new office may sound like a tall task to some, but for Dr. Kaylan Brady, a Pediatrician at the new Flagler Health+ Village at MuraBella, the transition has been rather seamless and she has been able to easily embrace her new position while connecting with her new neighbors here in St. Johns County. “The best part about working at MuraBella is how excited the community is about our health village,” Brady said. “We are in such a great location, surrounded by so many great neighborhoods, and I’m so glad I get to deliver quality healthcare to people so close to home.”

Born in Canada, Brady spent most of her upbringing in Connecticut, where she also attained her undergraduate degree from the University of Hartford, majoring in Health Sciences and minoring in Psychology. She then attended the Ross University School of medicine in Dominica before relocating to New York City where she completed her residency at Staten Island University Hospital. It was here that Brady was honored as Chief Resident during the final year of her tenure. Once aspiring to be a math teacher before finding her passion for children’s health, Brady says that kids have always inspired her, and that they continue to act as the driving force for her in her career. “What inspires me on a daily basis are the kids that I care for,” she explained. “They are so enthusiastic and they have such joy for life and that really keeps me going and keeps me positive.”

While taking care of children when they are sick is certainly a commonality in her field, Brady notes that she takes a proactive approach that is primarily focused in preventative health for her patients and their families, understanding that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is vital to children’s success in school and in life, and that there is a myriad of components to truly staying healthy, which include not only physical health, but social health as well. “I think some of the areas of greatest concern in children’s health today are childhood obesity and mental health which is why we really focus on screening for these factors during their preventative care visits, so that we can identify these and intervene if necessary,” Brady says.

When she’s not at the office, Dr. Brady says she enjoys participating in any and all outdoor activities, as well as CrossFit. While it’s been a journey getting to St. Johns County, she says that it has already started to feel like home and that being part of a community is something she’s able to find rewarding both personally and professionally. “The most rewarding part of my job is watching kids grow and develop their own unique personalities. The fact I get to be a part of that process, watching them meet their milestones and grow as a family is really exciting.”

Dr. Kaylan Brady, MD is a Pediatrician at Flagler Health+ Village at MuraBella, 70 Turin Terrace, Suite 100, St. Augustine, FL 32092

About Us: Flagler Hospital is a 335-bed, acute care hospital. The hospital has operated as a not-for-profit healthcare institution in St. Augustine, Florida, since its founding in 1889. Flagler Hospital has also earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission for primary stroke care centers, national accreditation for its total hip and total knee replacement programs, accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, Center of Excellence designation for its bariatric surgery center, and ANCC magnet status for nursing excellence. To learn more about all of the hospital’s services, log on to http://www.FlaglerHospital.org.

 
 

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