Meet our Staff
Lucien N. Abboud, M.D.
Dr. Lucien Abboud is a board certified cardiologist. He graduated from the Lebanese University School of Medicine in 2002 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in 2006. At ETSU he finished one year of chief residency (2007) followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular disease (2010). Then he further deepened his knowledge in advanced cardiovascular imaging and completed a fellowship in cardiovascular imaging at the Methodist Hospital, DeBakey Heart Institute (2011).
He has over eighteen years of clinical experience and has always been known among his patients for his compassion and treating patients like family rather than numbers. Dr. Abboud has practiced in Tennessee, Texas, Kansas, and Jacksonville but found his home in the Starke community. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to move his practice back to Starke, where he can once again serve the community he holds so dear.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Abboud enjoys spending time with his wife, Mireille and his children Jason and Cassandra. His hobbies include playing the piano, listening to classical music, playing tennis, and most importantly boating and offshore fishing. You can follow his fishing adventures on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/BScp_dtmcII.
Virginia Autry, LPN
Virginia started practicing with Dr. Abboud in 2015 and has been a nurse for over 30 years. She takes pride in treating her patients with excellent care paired with compassion. She has also served as the Precinct 11 Clerk for the Bradford County Supervisor of Elections for the last 8 years, and has dedicated herself to fundraising for the American Cancer Society through Relay For Life. Having been a life-long resident of Bradford County, she is thrilled for the opportunity to continue to serve her community and the surrounding areas! Virginia and her husband Bobby are blessed with a large family, including seven grandchildren. She is dedicated to her family, her church, and her dog Duchess. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys cherished sunsets on her dock. Her hobbies include baking and cake decorating.
Steven Spitzer, CPC
Steven joined Dr. Abboud at Shands Starke in 2016 as his medical scribe. He has helped Dr. Abboud increase his efficiency, allowing him to spend less time behind a computer and more time doing what he loves: taking care of patients. Steven is a certified medical coder, and previously worked as CNA in both med/surg and long-term care settings, and has worked in billing as well. Some of his main duties include documenting patient visits, creating templates for reports, managing the technical components of our electronic medical records system, and ensuring that our standards are met for each visit. In his spare time, Steven is an author and has self-published ten books. He also enjoys photography, hiking, cooking, baking, and playing with his various pets. Some of his more unusual past jobs include snake farm breeder and ultrasound operator and working at an alligator farm.
Address: 319 W. Call St, Suite B, Starke, FL 32091
Hours: Monday: 8:30am-4:30pm Tuesday: 8:30am-12:00pm Wednesday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm