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Coastal health
Primary Care

Welcome to Coastal Health Primary Care where our top priority is to help you stay healthy. Our skilled team at all Coastal Health locations is dedicated to a patient-focused approach that emphasizes promoting healing and preventing health issues. Your interests and needs always come first in our care.

We see ourselves as partners in your healthcare journey, working together to create a personalized plan for your well-being. Our aim with every patient is to find the cause of the problem, develop an effective treatment plan and help to ensure long-term wellness.

For more than 60 years, Northeast Florida families have relied on Coastal Health Primary Care for their healthcare needs. As trusted leaders in the field of primary care medicine, we’re committed to providing top quality care for adults and children of all ages. From pediatrics to geriatrics, our skilled health providers are there for you through every stage of life.

Our comprehensive services, covering everything from preventive care to managing chronic diseases, are designed to meet the health needs of your entire family. With a network of over 35 providers, finding a healthcare professional near you is easy.

At Coastal Health, our mission is to provide the best possible care for our patients each step of the way. We focus on preventive medicine, as well as addressing acute and chronic conditions. Your well-being is at the heart of our approach, ensuring you experience easy scheduling, a friendly environment, advanced medical care and a supportive, caring staff.

At Coastal Health our “primary care” is you! We look forward to treating you and your family.

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Andrew T. Christman

CEO, COASTAL HEALTH

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Andrew T. Christman

CEO, COASTAL HEALTH

Andrew T. Christman is a highly accomplished and results-driven CEO with a proven track record in creative problem-solving, relationship building and team synergy. With a strong background in healthcare business administration and a passion for making a difference, he has consistently delivered extraordinary results through his leadership and team-building skills. Christman excels in handling multiple projects in fast-paced environments, where he thrives on achieving goals and accomplishing the impossible.

Christman’s educational foundation includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Adminsitration with honors from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.

As CEO of Coastal Health, a premier multi-specialty healthcare organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Christman brings extensive expertise and accomplishments from his previous roles. At Apex Healthcare Strategies in Bradenton, Florida, he served as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, overseeing annual healthcare expenditures of over $720 million. Driving the success of the company under Christman’s leadership, Apex Healthcare Strategies, managed internal staff of 215+ and was responsible for financial budget management and healthcare focused business strategy. He has a proven track record in optimizing revenue cycles and day-to-day operations for more than 500 independent practices over the last 20 years, implementing efficient practice management systems and EMR configurations, legal and regulatory compliance, and public relations and branding.

Christman offers additional expertise in billing and payor relations. His role as the Area Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at ZirMed in Louisville, Kentucky further showcased his mastery in medical billing and revenue cycle management becoming a subject-matter expert in an ever-changing healthcare marketplace. Christman also worked closely with the product development team to enhance ZirMed’s offerings and to provide consultative support to prospects, helping them understand and implement technology.

Seeking a servant-leader approach to his role as CEO of Coastal Health, Christman envisions a workplace rooted in empathy, selflessness, service and ethics, crafting a value-based ethos that guides the company. Christman challenges his team members to embody the ideal team player essential virtues of: “humble,” “hungry” and “people-smart.” By fostering these virtues, he aims to cultivate individuals who excel as team players through personal understanding of self, possessing strong interpersonal skills and who relentlessly pursue self-improvement.

Christman’s expertise extends beyond his professional roles. He is affiliated with organizations such as the American Academy of Professional Coders, the American Society of Health Informatics Managers, the Healthcare Informatics and Management Systems Society, and the Medical Group Management Association. These affiliations highlight his commitment to professional growth and staying abreast of technological and industry advancements.

With his background and dedication to excellence, Andrew T. Christman continues to be a driving force in the healthcare industry, leading Coastal Health to new heights and making a positive impact in the lives of patients and practitioners alike.

Chris Glenn

CFO, COASTAL HEALTH

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Chris Glenn

CFO, COASTAL HEALTH

Chris Glenn, Chief Financial Officer for Coastal Health, has more than 16 years of experience in healthcare finance and operations. He began his career with HCA Healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee as an internal auditor. He rose to the position of CFO at Orange Park Medical Center where he was responsible for the Accounting, Case Management, Patient Access, Supply Chain, IT&S and HIM departments. Glenn has also served in roles as Chief Staffing Officer (CSO) and the Ethics & Compliance Officer (ECO).

As CFO for Coastal Health, Glenn will use his extensive experience to assist with strategic business plan development, service line expansion, capital deployment, forecasting, programmatic development, contract negotiation and will oversee the company’s revenue cycle, accounting, billing, and quality departments.

Glenn has an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and a BBA in Accounting from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is committed to serving the needs of patients and providers, leading the financial planning with achievement of goals and objectives consistent with Coastal Health’s mission and philosophy. Coastal Health aims to provide the highest quality of care from pediatrics to geriatrics through advanced, modern treatments, while fostering clean and inviting patient centers with highly trained staff.

Gregg Taboh

COO, COASTAL HEALTH

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Gregg Taboh

COO, COASTAL HEALTH

Gregg Taboh is an established figure in the interventional pain space, with more than two decades of experience. He serves currently as the Chief Operating Officer for Coastal Health, a premier multi-specialty healthcare organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Taboh began his career in the pharmacy arena and gradually expanded his knowledge across various service lines in the complex field of pain management. Throughout his professional journey, he played a key role in the strategic growth of different practices, which subsequently positioned them for successful partnerships with equity firms. His primary specialties include the development of central and dispensing pharmacies, laboratory structures, durable medical equipment, ambulatory surgery centers and clinical research.

Taboh prides himself on his ability to enhance culture within organizations and to drive strong relationships among providers and staff. His passion for building a great culture and cultivating trust among his teams is always a top priority. He understands the importance of fostering a positive work environment that promotes collaboration and productivity.

Prior to joining Coastal Health, Taboh served as Chief Operating Officer for a national spine and pain center, where he was responsible for 14+ ambulatory surgery centers, a national pharmacy, several toxicology laboratories, clinical research, and 60 medical facilities with an annual revenue of $200+ million.

Originally from New York, Taboh was born in Brooklyn and raised in Westchester. He currently resides in central Florida with his wife, daughter and two dogs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Hartford, Connecticut. Outside of work, he enjoys engaging in activities such as running, biking, and traveling with his family. The Taboh family is actively involved in multiple youth charity organizations, reflecting their commitment to philanthropy and community.

Michael Edwards

CMO, PRIMARY CARE

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Michael Edwards

CMO, PRIMARY CARE

Michael Edwards, D.O., is the Chief Medical Officer for Coastal Health Primary Care. He is responsible for the administrative and physician leadership in providing patients with a high caliber of medical care. Dr. Edwards also serves Coastal Health providers and staff through communicating policies and regulations for safety, medical treatments and quality improvements. 

He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania where he was a member of the Villanova University football team. Dr. Edwards then completed his residency at the St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Jacksonville, Florida.

Prior to joining Coastal Health, Dr. Edwards practiced locally with a family care group in Orange Park, where he provided complete medical care for patients of all ages. He is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practitioners.

Dr. Edwards is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Dr. Edwards is local to Jacksonville and has been practicing in the community since 2005. He has been married to his wife, Amy, since 2002.

Joanne Ryan

VP Operations, PRIMARY CARE

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Joanne Ryan

VP Operations, PRIMARY CARE

Joanne Ryan, RN, CRNI is Vice President of Primary Care Operations and has been an integral part of the Coastal Health leadership team. She served the organization in her previous role as Director of Contracting and Payor Relations. Additionally, she has more than 10 years of experience managing Accountable Care Operations (ACOs) and compliance, where she was responsible for overseeing internal and external guidelines and regulations.
Ryan studied biomedical science at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and received
her nursing degree from Kalamazoo Community College. She is certified in cancer
chemotherapy from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Ryan is a
member of the Infusion Nursing Society and the Florida Nurses Association.

Ryan previously worked locally as a CEO for Gatien & Associates in Jacksonville as wellas for Fleming Island Medical Plaza in Orange Park. She is a member of the board of directors for ACO Health Partners, LLC and has been a licensed registered nurse since 1982.

During her career, she has been the National Director of Nursing as well as a consultant for Syncor International Corporation, Los Angeles. Ryan served as the regional operations manager for Positive Healthcare and the branch manager for NMC Homecare, responsible for a multimillion
dollar North Florida market. She has pioneered multiple startup companies such as

Fleming Island Medical Plaza, the Florida Center of Sleep Medicine and she is well known in the Jacksonville area for her multiple contributions in the home infusion industry.

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Careers

Explore the remarkable opportunities awaiting you at Coastal Health. Our umbrella offers an array of roles and positions, each as unique as the individuals who make up our community. Our focus is on aligning your expertise with the perfect role at Coastal Health, whether you are a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, front or back office support, x-ray or lab tech, or excel in customer service. We invite you to apply and we are always sourcing new talent.

United within our close-knit Coastal Health community, we’re dedicated to continuous skill enhancement, staying abreast of the latest techniques, and delivering exceptional patient outcomes. Our commitment to our Coastal family, culture and quality of care is bolstered by the personalized thoughtfulness and individual attention that define the Coastal Health experience.

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