Sebastian River Medical Center and Steward Medical Group

Dr. Christopher Vivas
Dr. Christopher Vivas

Sebastian River Medical Center and Steward Medical Group are pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher Vivas to North County Medical Group.

Dr. Vivas is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Medicine through Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He completed a residency at the Hospital De la Conception, San German, Puerto Rico.   

Dr. Vivas is bilingual in English and Spanish and is committed to the general overall health of his patients, treating patients in congestive heart failure, diabetes management, COPD, and infectious disease. His special interests also include assisting patients in their treatment of depression and anxiety.

“My hospital-based training provided me the experience of treating a broad spectrum of patients and conditions, while my experience in the outpatient clinical setting afforded me the opportunity to treat a high volume of geriatric patients.” states Dr. Vivas. “As a physician, I would not prescribe a course of treatment that I would not take myself or prescribe to my loved ones.” 

Dr. Vivas is now accepting patients at the following location:

North County Medical Group
138387 US Highway 1
Sebastian, FL
772-581-6900

About Sebastian River Medical Center

Sebastian River Medical Center (SRMC), a Steward Family Hospital, is a nationally recognized facility located along Florida’s Treasure Coast, offering high-quality care close to home. SRMC is accredited by the Joint Commission, has a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence – as designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS), over 100 affiliated physicians, over 650 nursing and ancillary staff and over 100 volunteers. SRMC provides state-of-the-art technology, comprehensive emergency services, and award-winning surgical care. SRMC has expanded to meet the growing healthcare needs of our community with a new tower that opened in June 2020. It offers 48 private patient rooms, offers a total of six operating rooms with the latest in technology and sanitizing system to ensure safety, a new entrance from Bay Street into a large lobby with a coffee shop and gift shot. Services include medical/surgical inpatient, emergency care, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, urological surgery, gastrointestinal services, a cardiac catheterization program that includes implant devices, neurosurgery and spine surgery, as well as a full-service outpatient diagnostic center. Furthermore, SRMC’s emergency room is proud of its ability to screen patients upon arrival for respiratory related illnesses and offer designated sections of the emergency treatment area for respiratory and non-respiratory patients.

Sebastian River Medical Center is located at 13695 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958. For more information, please call 772-589-3186 or visit SebastianRiverMedical.org 

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the country of Malta, which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risks covered lives through the company’s managed care and health insurance services. 

The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company’s employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org

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