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Our Mission

To provide and coordinate exceptional inpatient hospital care in a compassionate and efficient manner while working collaboratively with our healthcare partners in the best interest of our patients.

Our Story

First City Hospitalists Group was established in 2008 by John Prioleau, MD to meet the growing need for hospitalist services in Northeast Florida. Flagler Hospital’s mission to provide the best patient experience with the best staff resonated with First City CEO John Prioleau and the two organizations developed a partnership to utilize hospitalist services and help inpatients further achieve optimum health and return to their daily lives as quickly as possible. Currently, First City Hospitalists Group works solely with Flagler Hospital and its patients.

In addition to his role as owner and medical director of First City, Dr. Prioleau also actively practices medicine with the hospitalist team at Flagler. He is an experienced hospitalist, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Prioleau earned his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Prioleau’s research and writings have been published in numerous publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine.

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