Baptist Medical Group Welcomes Palliative Care Physician P. Michael Kalis II, M.D.

Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome new palliative care physician P. Michael Kalis II, J.D., M.D., M.A., to its palliative care team and expansive physician network. Dr. Kalis is board certified in internal medicine and is dedicated to improving quality of life for patients who are coping with a serious illness. He will begin seeing patients during the week of Jan. 14. 

Dr. Kalis earned his medical degree at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, completed his residency in internal medicine at Kettering Health Network in Kettering, Ohio and completed his fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Wright State University in Kettering, Ohio.

Along with the palliative care team, Dr. Kalis will care for patients admitted to Baptist Hospital and Gulf Breeze Hospital, providing skilled and compassionate care throughout their stay. More information about Dr. Kalis is available on his profile page at or by calling 850.437.8600.

Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Footer link to Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Lakeview Center ● Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile ● Baptist Medical Park – Navarre ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Cardiology Consultants ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

For more information about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Kathy Bowers at 850.791.5254 or