Orange Park, FL., – (February 5th, 2020) – Orange Park Medical Center is pleased to announce that General Surgeon Dr. Kara Wanchick has joined the hospital and their physician practice Orange Park Surgical Specialists.

“Dr. Wanchick is the first of many specialists Orange Park Medical Center will be adding to the team in 2020 to expand our services,” said Dr. Bradley Shumaker, Chief Medical Officer at Orange Park Medical Center. Dr. Shumaker says the hospital performs over 5,000 surgeries a year.

Dr. Wanchick will be providing a variety of surgical services and procedures at Orange Park Medical Center including appendectomy, breast cancer, benign breast disease and colon cancer surgery, gallbladder removal, hernia repair, removal or benign tumors, cysts, melanoma and soft tissue masses, surgical treatment of diabetes and other metabolic disorders and bariatric surgery.

Dr. Wanchick is a fellowship-trained general and bariatric surgeon. She attended the University of Toledo School of Medicine and completed her surgical residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. She became Chief Resident in surgery and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy as a general surgeon. She has been deployed twice to Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf and was awarded the U.S. Navy Commendation Medal for her distinguished service. Dr. Wanchick then completed her fellowship at the University of Miami in Bariatric, Metabolic and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

“With the addition of our new patient rooms opening later this year, Dr. Wanchick couldn’t have joined us at a better time,” said Dr. Shumaker.

Orange Park Surgical Specialists is located at 4711 US Highway 17 Suite B1 in Fleming Island. For appointments and more information call (904) 264-5426 or visit