Jose Padilla, M.D.

Dr. Padilla came to us from Puerto Rico, where he was director of a community health center in a rural area while working with the National Health Service Corps. He was also a Lt. Commander in the U. S. Navy Reserves. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. He moved to Fort Myers in 1991 and joined Island Coast Pediatrics in 1995. He and his wife Solangel have one son. He is an avid birder

Jose V. Padilla-Lopez, M.D., F.A.A.P.


        University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus, Mayagues, P.R.

        B.S. in Biology – Graduated Magna Cum Laude

           Member Association of Biology Students

          Candidate Member B.B.B. Honor Society

          University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine



          Student Member, American Medical Association

          Student Member, American Academy of Family Physicians

         University of Puerto Rico, Pediatric Hospital


         Completed straight internship and residency


Military experience

       United States Naval Reserve

         1989-1991 Currently Inactive Ready Reserve

         General Medical Officer, rank Lieutenant Commander

         Held position of Mobilization officer, Fleet Hospital 500 unit 14 Detachment L



      Grupo Pediatricio de la Montana

         1987-1989 (part-time)

        Corporacion de Salud de la Montana


         Appointed Medical Director August 1989

        Family Health Centers of South West Florida, Inc.


               Appointed Lead Pediatrician in 1991, duties included administrative & supervision of Pediatric Department personnel.

               Member of Formulary Committee

      Island Coast Pediatrics