Phone: (904) 398-8005

Toll-Free: (800) 733-7993

3599 University Boulevard South, Building #1200

Jacksonville, Florida

Patient Reviews

  • “Everything was great. Staff was very friendly and comforting. The Doctor also gave a lot of helpful info, answered all of my questions, made me feel comfortable, and explained the process in depth.”

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • “I was referred by my best friend and she told me that the nurses, doctor and atmosphere made her feel at ease. The nurses and doctor were so calming and truly understand what this decision means to a woman. Calming music and clean atmosphere. They truly understood and this was exactly what I needed on this day. Thank you very much for caring and the inspiring words”

    -Nahunta, GA
  • “Everything was so efficient. Everyone was so nice and pleasant and I would recommend anyone to this facility. The doctor was great. I was nervous and everything was quickly over and I didn’t recall a thing about the procedure. The information provided was very knowledgeable and helpful.”

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "I'm a nurse in Jacksonville, and I heard that your facility offered the best care to patients. You treated me with such professionalism and kindness, and I am so pleased. I will recommend your facility and to everyone!"

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "Your facility is run by a doctor, and I was referred by my own doctor specifically because of the doctor's reputation. I trusted the recommendation of my doctor, and he was absolutely correct. Thank you for your care and assistance. You saved me!"

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "My advice is to put a section in your website describing the wonderful personal attention that was provided to me by your staff. I never once felt alone. I really appreciate how caring and patient all the staff were, making this process the best is could possibly be."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "My family doctor at the Mayo Clinic specifically recommended that I come to Florida Women's Center for this procedure. They told me I would be in good hands and I trusted their opinion. Thank you for your kindness."

    -Jacksonville, FL

  • "I came to you because I didn't want to have to go to a typical "abortion clinic" with an unknown doctor. You made me so comfortable. Thank you so much for being here for me."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "Just amazing. You exceeded every one of my expectations and have made me feel like family. Everyone is just so knowledgeable, pleasant, and I have never been so comfortable at the doctor before. Thank you."

    -Tallahassee, FL
  • "I was so very nervous, and the doctor made me feel so safe. I realized that it was my own personal misconceptions and the things that people say about the abortion process that made me so scared. The procedure was amazing, and I didn't even realize that I was done because it was so smooth and quick. I want to thank the entire staff for being there and making me feel like I mattered."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "I've never met a group of more professional and friendly people like you. I truly just want to say thank you for being there for me. And thank you so very much for helping me. I will never forget you."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "The staff and doctor were very respectful and knowledgeable. You were the most caring, gentle, and comforting staff I have ever met."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "The service here was wonderful. The whole staff was just so loving and caring. I have never been treated so well in a medical facility."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "You are the most organized and efficient doctor I have ever been to. I am truly amazed at how kind and down to earth everyone is. Thank you will all my heart."

    -Daytona, FL
  • "I have had this procedure before, and your facility was much more personalized and professional than the other places I have been to. This is, by far, the kindest and most comfortable visit to a doctor that I have ever had. I am simply amazed at how nice everyone was!"

    -St. Augustine, FL
  • "You took care of me and made me feel like family, despite my anxiety and anger at myself. You made me realize that I am a normal woman who needed normal care during a tough time. Both doctors who cared for me were so competent and professional. I have my life back, and you gave it to me."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "You were highly recommended by the OBGYN specialists, and my own gynecologist refused to let me go anywhere else but to you. I now know why! The doctor and the staff were phenomenal."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "I researched the facilities and clinics and then asked my gynecologist's office where I should go. They told me to come to you in Jacksonville because of your well-known reputation. I am so glad they did and thank you so much."

    -Tallahassee, FL
  • "The staff was WONDERFUL!! As many hospital facilities as I've been to, this one is by far the best."

    -Pensacola, FL
  • "I was referred by my OBGYN. This place was absolutely perfect. It was so quiet, professional, clean, and efficient. I am so pleased that you are here. Thank you so much!"

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "Your one-on-one attention is very comforting. I have been to one other office before, and it took over 5 hours and I felt like cattle. Your office was so comfortable and you staff was professional and caring. Thank you so much for what you do."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "Your staff was amazing! I had a difficult time and they were all understanding, comforting, and supportive— exactly what I needed. This was more than I could have asked for, genuine people who genuinely cared. Thank you! I'll always recommend this facility and staff."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "Your staff was courteous, funny, and caring. Everyone seemed efficient and focused on good patient care! Very impressed with the great care!"

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "Your doctor was recommended by the North Florida OBGYN group in town."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "My only comment is a compliment. Every staff member was supportive, kind, and positive. I left wanting to hug each one, especially the doctor, for making me feel as if I was in extremely kind and competent hands. Thank you."

    -Orange Park, FL

  • "Everyone was so kind, from the woman who made my appointment, to the nurse in recovery. You truly offer an exceptional service, unlike anything I thought it would be. I will definitely refer anyone who is in need of your services to you. Thank you."

    -Brunswick, GA
  • "My physician recommended your facility to me, and I am grateful that she did. I trusted her advice and you have exceeded all of my expectations. I still can't believe how comfortable you kept me."

    -St. Augustine, FL
  • "The service and atmosphere were impeccable. I could not have asked for anything more. The office/rooms/clinic was very clean and sterile which was so reassuring. The anesthesia was amazing."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "My doctor told me to come to Florida Women's Center because of the doctor's experience and the privacy. I looked you up on the website and everything was exactly as you described. Thank you so much for helping me. I'll never forget how nice everyone was."

    -Jacksonville, FL
  • "My friend told me how wonderful everyone was and that I would be very happy with my decision to make the drive to come here. I have been to a clinic before, and words cannot describe how different that was. Thank God she told me about you. You have helped me in a way I will always remember. God bless you."

    -Savannah, GA

  • "You will always be my only choice and your kindness will never be forgotten."

    -Albany, GA

  • "My doctor in Savannah specifically told me to come only to your facility. Thank you so much for all your help during this difficult time."

    -Savannah, GA

  • "Thank you so much for everything. You made me feel so comfortable the entire time I was there. You have helped me close a chapter in my life and start a new one. For that, I am very appreciative. The whole staff was incredible and so wonderful. You are amazing."

    -Texas

  • "Even though I live in Tallahassee, my mother told me to come to your facility and she spoke with her own doctor about where to go. I trusted my mother's advice, and I am so pleased that she told me to come here. You have helped me so much!"

    -Tallahassee, FL

  • "I was referred from my gynecologist in Gainesville, who knows of your doctor and this facility. I still can't believe how comfortable you made me."

    -Gainesville, FL

  • "All of my friends know about this place and told me this was the best facility. Everyone was so wonderful."

    - Valdosta, GA

  • "I read your website and researched this area. Everyone I spoke with recommended your facility. It was clear to me that this was the place to come to. Thank you so very, very much."

    -St. Augustine, FL

  • "I found you on the internet and after reviewing your information realized your facility seemed like a truly professional physician run medical office. The experience was even better than the website, which is impressive. I drove from Miami; it was absolutely worth it. Thank you."

    -Miami

  • "This is seriously the BEST EXPERIENCE I have had at any doctor's officer ever."

    -Tallahassee, FL

  • "My college friends I asked in Tallahassee told me about your facility and how I should definitely go to you. Now I know why. I'm a little amazed."

    -Tallahassee, FL

  • "Your office is quiet, clean, professional, and unbelievably efficient. Your staff and the doctor treated me like they knew me all my life and gave me such peace of mind during this difficult time. I cannot thank you enough for how I was treated."

    - Jacksonville, FL

  • "Everything was great. Staff was very friendly and comforting. The Doctor also gave a lot of helpful info, answered all of my questions, made me feel comfortable, and explained the process in depth."

    - Jacksonville, FL
  • "I was referred by my best friend and she told me that the nurses, doctor and atmosphere made her feel at ease. The nurses and doctor were so calming and truly understand what this decision means to a woman. Calming music and clean atmosphere. They truly understood and this was exactly what I needed on this day. Thank you very much for caring and the inspiring words"

    - Jacksonville, FL
  • "Everything was so efficient. Everyone was so nice and pleasant and I would recommend anyone to this facility. The doctor was great. I was nervous and everything was quickly over and I didn't recall a thing about the procedure. The information provided was very knowledgeable and helpful."

    - Jacksonville, FL

Abortions and the Abortion Pill in Jacksonville, FL


“The Abortion Pill”.  A safe alternative to a Surgical Abortion.

There is another option available to our patients at Florida Women’s Center, which is the medication regimen commonly referred to as the abortion pill or medical abortion, and was previously known by the 10177314scientific name of RU-486. This RU-486 medication is actually called mifepristone, and it is a safe and effective FDA approved non-surgical medical abortion method of ending an early pregnancy. While this is commonly referred to as the “abortion pill,” it is actually two different medications that are taken or administered two days apart. The combination of these two different medications causes a relatively predictable induced miscarriage and passage of an early pregnancy when provided and used up to 8 weeks of pregnancy.

It is important to distinguish that the FDA approved abortion pill regimen IS NOT the morning after pill.   It is a completely different medical regimen used in a very different way with different results and for different reasons. The morning after pill is simply a high dose of hormones taken immediately after unprotected sex in an attempt to not “have the pregnancy implant” or essentially begin. Once the pregnancy begins however, the Mifepristone abortion pill series is then required to end it, and taking the morning after pill will not stop a pregnancy once it has started.  The morning after pill, as it is commonly called, has no use if you have a positive pregnancy test already. Once you test positive for pregnancy, you will need to obtain the Abortion Pill (Mifepristone/Misoprostol) to stop an early pregnancy.

The abortion pill has now been available in the United States for 20 years and it was commonly used in Europe prior to becoming available in the United States. As an alternative to the surgical process for early pregnancy terminations, it is an excellent alternative for ending pregnancies under 8 weeks if a patient wishes to avoid the surgical abortion procedure. By administering this medicine, we can safely induce an early pregnancy to pass in a more natural way, with the experience and risks being comparable to an early miscarriage. However, as opposed to the process of having a spontaneous miscarriage, our physicians must first evaluate you and determine very important safety criteria and provide you with medical information before starting this process. We must determine by Ultrasound that the pregnancy is early and then counsel you and inform you on how the process will go and what to expect to help avoid the many fears and unknowns that are common with spontaneous miscarriages. With the peace of mind that we are here if you need us and our professional explanation provided personally by our experienced medical doctors, this process may be right for you and your personal situation if you choose.

The medical abortion pill process includes two different steps and two different medicines, one to stop the pregnancy (which is an event usually not physically noticed by the patient), and the other to cause the ended pregnancy to pass 2 days later (which involves cramping similar to an early spontaneous miscarriage). There are two very important office visits with the physician which must be kept to assure your continued well-being and successful completion of the process. It is important to understand that because every patient and pregnancy is different, only a qualified licensed medical physician experienced in the use of the abortion pill method can determine and verify that this “pill method” is appropriate and safe for you.  A physician must counsel you on the process and an ultrasound must be done to verify the date of the pregnancy because this method can be carry higher risks of failure and excessive bleeding if given to patients whose pregnancies are more than 8 weeks along. After 8 weeks, the chance of needed surgical intervention to complete the pregnancy termination increases significantly.

As it is common knowledge that abortions are highly regulated by many laws which often make the process of obtaining abortions more difficult and burdensome for women and facilities, the mifepristone abortion pill is also regulated. You should only obtain this medicine from qualified physicians that have the ability to provide a surgical abortion in the event that the pill is unsuccessful. It is best to go to a facility that has a physician staff present every day like ours which provides patients with the peace of mind knowing a doctor is available should questions or the need for medical assistance arise.

Statistically, the abortion pill is very reliable and safe when provided to women with a pregnancy that is less than 8 weeks.  Using the abortion pill regimen past this time can result in a significant chance it may not work completely, which is called an incomplete abortion or miscarriage.  This would require the need for surgical intervention. For more information, you can visit the official Abortion Pill website at http://www.earlyoptionpill.com. Our current physician administration and individualized protocol of the Abortion Pill process in our office has a completion success rate which is approximately 99%, which is significantly higher than the national average.  Our success rate and patient satisfaction is due to our thoughtful and proper use of this medications under proper circumstances and by making sure patients are proper candidates for this abortion pill method of administration.

Finally, we feel that it is important to fully inform you that while taking medication to induce a miscarriage by the abortion pill process is generally available for all qualified women who choose this early option in their pregnancy, this does not mean that this method is the easiest or most the efficient way of terminating a pregnancy.  This is a very common misconception, and so many patients have expressed sincere thanks that we cleared this misconception up for them. Some patients also believe that you can stop a pregnancy earlier if you choose the pill, because some standard abortion clinics with a more limited physician staff or experience commonly may make you wait until your pregnancy progresses before they will even provide you with a surgical option. This is not the case in our facility.

Our experienced abortion provider physician can perform the surgical method just as early as the pill can be provided, which is usually after you have been pregnant for approximately 2–3 weeks. Unfortunately, when people hear the words “abortion pill,” they may also often believe that this sounds easier than the brief surgical process. Of course a successful medically induced abortion is less invasive as well.  It can allow a woman to avoid any surgical intervention when seeking an abortion and abortion care or procedures.   And we recognize that some women are understandably scared of the surgical abortion because of the commonly disseminated misleading or fabricated statistics and inaccurate descriptions of the surgical procedure that are often made intentionally by deceptive anti-abortion activists.  Women who are scared by this misinformation may think a medically induced abortion will just be easier or even safer.  As an abortion provided by an experienced abortion provided is well proven to be an extremely safe procedure with a long history of safe and reliable outcomes, this is not necessarily true.  It is definitely best to ask our physician who understands in depth both the surgical and medical abortion techniques and uses this medicine successfully every day about the process or to discuss any of your concerns.

We want you to realize that our highly experienced medical staff can safely and reliably provide the surgical abortion at the same very early time that you can get a medical abortion pill termination, so this should not be a deciding factor. In reality, the pill process is much more time consuming because this pill method is really two steps with two pill sets that results in you having a miscarriage two days after your initial visit that lasts usually for several hours but does consume a complete day. It is very crampy and can be very uncomfortable, but we do provide proper narcotics for pain management for the discomfort associated with the Abortion Pill process.

In contrast, the surgical abortion at this early stage is a remarkably efficient and safe procedure, which includes a brief 2-3 minute procedure using comfortable and safe anesthetic techniques with a short post-procedure recovery time of about 45 minutes. With the surgical procedure, you go home in about an hour and half after you arrive and you can usually fully relax because you are done. We provide the same effective post-operative pain medications that are used for the discomfort of the pill method in case you have any discomfort or cramps after the procedure. Finally, due to the expensive nature of this unique patented pill medication, the surgical process is actually about the same cost as the abortion pill process.

With all of these facts, just be aware that we have been providing the medical abortion pill since it was available to qualified physicians in the United States and were truly one of the first in nation to have this medication available to patients.  This gives us remarkable experience in its use and the safety of this method is well proven and accepted.  It is readily available in our office if you wish, and we will be happy to discuss this with you, answer all of your questions, and provide the abortion pill medicines it to you if you choose and are a proper medical candidate for this method.

  • Phone: (904) 398-8005
  • Toll-Free: (800) 733-7993
  • Florida Women’s Center
  • 3599 University Boulevard South
  • Building #1200
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32216