Welcome and thank you for visiting Beaches Internal Medicine and Associates web site. We are grateful that you are considering us for your health care needs.
Dr. Jorge Aguilar established Beaches Internal Medicine in 1988. We have Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. We are committed to providing excellent health care.
We specialize in preventative medicine and managing complex internal medicine illnesses with a comprehensive caring approach. Please see below to view our medical staff.
Our office hours for scheduled appointments are 8:30am - 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday and 8:30am - 12:00 pm on Friday. Same day appointments available.
Our providers offer primary medical care including physical examinations, gynecological care, preventative medicine and management of complex internal medicine diseases.
We also provide onsite procedures for Ultrasound, Echocardiograms, Arterial Blood Flow tests, Pulmonary Function Tests, Allergy Screening and Cardiac Monitoring. The tests are performed by certified technicians and intrepreted by credentialed physicians.
Dr. Jorge A. Aguilar, M.D.
Dr. Jorge A. Aguilar, MD., founder and owner of Beaches Internal Medicine, is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. His expert care has gained him recognition as a Health Grades physician and recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award for 2008 – 2009.
Dr. Aguilar graduated from medical school in 1980 from Catholic University of Cordoba in Argentina. He then prepared for further studies by completing his residency and internship in New York.
He held a double Attending Teaching Position in the Department of Internal Medicine and Ambulatory Care at Lincoln Hospital the largest Institution affiliated with New York Medical College.
Dr. Aguilar’s thorough approach to both the diagnosis and treatment of his patients has resulted in a thriving practice based on competent and compassionate care. As a bilingual physician, fluent in both English and Spanish, Dr. Aguilar is able to connect with a variety of patients with diverse cultural needs.
He and his wife Gina have two wonderful sons, Ian and Joshua, and are happy to call Ponte Vedra their home.
Dr. Karen McCarthy, M.D.
Dr. Karen McCarthy graduated summa cum laude from Buffalo State College. She graduated from medical school at Downstate Medical Center in New York. She completed one year of residency in Radiology at the Columbia Presbyterian College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York.
Dr. McCarthy is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and worked with Beaches Family Medicine from 1991 to 2010. Dr. McCarthy also established the City Rescue Mission Clinic in 1993 and the Trinity Rescue Mission Clinic in 2004, where she volunteers her medical skills at each mission on a weekly basis.
She has been honored by the Florida Medical Association in 1993 for volunteer her work with the homeless. Dr. McCarthy received a Jefferson Award at WTLV-TV’s “12 Who Care” in September, 1995.
She was an Olympic Torch Bearer for the 1996 Olympics. She was also an EVE finalist in 1998 and received the Duval County Medical Society Community Service Award in 2002.
Dr. McCarthy is happily married and has two children. She lives at the beach and is an active member of a local church.
Dr. Morris S. Dees III
Dr.Dees is a fellowship trained internal medicine physician. He attended University of Oklahoma Medical School and has practied medicine in our area for over 20 years. His holistic approach to care includes a focus on wellness and personal fitness with a goal of not only adding years but more importantly, improving the vitalitly of his patient's lives.
Known for his compassionate approach to care, Dr. Dees is committed to spending the time patients need, listening and being available to those he cares for.
Named a 2010 Jacksonville Health Care Hero in honor of his contribution to improving health care and saving lives in Northeast Florida, Dr. Dees is a wonderful addition to the Beaches Internal Medicine family.
Dr. Dees is married to his wife Karen and has two amazing children. He is is a proud alumni of the University of Alabama and enjoys spending time on the gulf course when away.