Education: Master of Science in Nursing, University of Florida
Board Certifications: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner
Cassandra Andrews, ARNP, FNP-BC received her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Ms. Andrews is a Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner at Family Medical Centers’ Riverside location and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is also certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association.
Before joining Family Medical Centers, Andrews also served as a family nurse practitioner at St. Vincent’s Primary Care in Green Cove Springs, Fla. She served as a circulating nurse for surgical services for UF Health Cancer Hospital in Gainesville.
Location(s): Riverside and Normandy
Education: MS, Nursing, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
Board Certifications: Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
Katarina A. Engler is a board certified advanced registered nurse practitioner in family medicine. She received her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. She also earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville University. Prior to joining Family Medical Centers, Engler worked for several years at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, where she also completed her nurse practitioner rotations.
She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and serves as secretary for nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International in Jacksonville. Engler is serving patients at our Riverside and Normandy locations.
Education: M.D., Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Board Certifications: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
Francis DeCandis, M.D., received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. DeCandis holds his master’s and bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton, PA. He is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and licensed by the state of Florida. Dr. DeCandis has served the healthcare community for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Family Medical Centers he worked for Azalea Health in St. Augustine, FL. and for Baptist Primary Care in Fernandina Beach, FL. Dr. DeCandis is treating patients at our Family Medical Centers Riverside location.