Monica Montoya, M.D.
Dr. Monica Montoya is a member of Baptist Medical Group’s family medicine team. She joined Dr. Abby Hunt caring for patients in the Pace community in early August 2012. She currently welcomes new patients.
St. Matthew’s University, Cayman Islands
Chief Resident, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Quincy, IL
ACLS, ALSO, BLS and PALS Certified
American Academy of Family Physicians
Escambia County Medical Society
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Watch this video of Dr. Montoya explaining flu symtoms.
Meet your Doctor
What led you to become a doctor or choose your focus of medicine? I have wanted to go into medicine since I was very young and have been passionate about improving the lives of others. Some of my strong interests include working with populations that have limited access to healthcare and doing medical mission trips.
What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why? I enjoy the relationships and bonds I form with my patients and their families. Because of this I find being a primary care physician is particularly rewarding, as I am able to care for all members of the family.
How would a patient describe you? Compassionate, kind, caring and very thorough. I am very passionate about providing my patients with the best care possible, and I strive to accomplish this with every patient encounter.
What’s your proudest moment as a doctor? My proudest moments as a doctor have been times where I’ve been able to support my patients and their families while going through difficult moments in their lives.
In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship? The most important factor is mutual respect and trust. It is also very important that we work as a team so that together we can make decisions that are in the best interest of the patient.
What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor? I take a holistic approach to medicine, and am very passionate about preventative medicine. I want to help my patients lead healthy, happy and balanced lives.
What are your top priorities with every patient you see? I strive to make each patient I see a top priority. My goal is to provide high quality, comprehensive healthcare. I want my patients to leave my clinic knowing that we have done our best to improve their health, and to be motivated to make changes conducive to their well-being.
Do you have any specific medical interests? I enjoy family medicine because I get to see patients throughout the different stages in their lives. I see patients of all ages and enjoying seeing families. I am also very interested in women’s health and preventative medicine.