Kevin Schopmeyer, M.D.

Dr. Schopmeyer is an experienced, board-certified family medicine physician offering quality, convenient primary care and walk-in care at GuideWell Primary Care in Pensacola. He welcomes Florida Blue insured walk-ins and patients of all ages.

Medical Degree
St. Georges School of Medicine
Grenada, British West Indies

Residency
Indiana University Health Ball Memorial – Family Medicine
Muncie, IN

Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine
Diplomate American Board of Family Medicine
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
Neonatal Resuscitation
Basic Life Support

Professional Memberships
American Association of Family Practice
Christian Medical and Dental Association
Florida Academy of Family Physicians Foundation


 

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Meet your Doctor

What led you to choose your focus of medicine?
In medical school I enjoyed every area of medicine that I studied but, most of all enjoyed building relationships with patients. Family medicine seemed to be a good fit.

What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
I love helping patients improve their lives through health promotion. The greatest joy is when we can reduce or stop the medication because a patient returns to good health.

What is something about you that only your patients would know?
I try to address all their concerns and make the most out of each visit.

How would a patient describe you?
Patients use words such as good listener, caring, thorough, relatable, easy to talk to.

What’s your proudest moment as a doctor?
I received an award for going above and beyond in patient care.

In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
One word – empathy.

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
I will listen to them and do my best to address what is concerning them.

What do you find most encouraging about the work you do?
That people can find it within themselves to make healthy changes and that my encouragement helps make a difference.

What are your top priorities with every patient you see?
I believe in the quality of life for each patient and want to help them achieve quality throughout their lives according to their personal beliefs.

Describe one of the top ways you ensure each patient receives the quality personal healthcare he/she deserves?
I work to help patients cure disease when possible. I strive to make sure patients are informed of labs, test prognoses, and follow-up plans in a timely fashion.

Is there anything more or extra you would like prospective patients to know about you?
I work very hard to maintain a balance between giving each patient the time they need and not having extended wait times to be seen. I really respect a patient’s time and financial investment in their medical care.

Do you have any specific medical interest?
Weight loss and health promotion.

What are the top three most common services you provide?
Preventive care for adults and pediatrics, acute/urgent care for adults and pediatrics and chronic disease management.

What are the main/primary conditions you treat?
Comorbidities of the modern American diet/lifestyle: hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, acute illnesses, and injuries.

What is the one thing about your specialty that most people don’t realize?
The breadth of training, knowledge, and experience that family medicine physicians have. I care for newborns to geriatrics.

What is the biggest MYTH or misconception about your specialty?
That we only treat minor diseases. Many people are surprised that I do laceration repair, dermatology procedures, and joint injections.

What aspect of your specialty is your favorite and why?                                                                                                                                                                Variety. I love seeing a variety of patients and problems, building relationships with patients and being referred to as “my doctor.”

What are the topics or areas of your specialty that you most enjoy educating patients about?
I enjoy educating my patients about their disease and helping them to stop taking medication when applicable. I like discussing alternative medication.