Dr. Tea Kuharic Stephens graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine (Croatia) and completed residency in Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville where she was awarded the Mayo Family Medicine Patient Care Award. She is Board certified in Family Medicine and also certified in Home Care Medicine by the American Academy of Home Care Physicians. As a team physician for Heartland Hospice, she is comfortable with palliative care and keeping patients comfortable with high quality of life when they have a terminal condition. Dr. Tea has special interest in geriatric care, and finds caring for elderly a true privilege and the relationships with her patients extremely rewarding. She is a proud mother of 6 children, and is on Board of Daniel Memorial, the oldest child-serving agency in Florida. In free time, she enjoys reading and exercising.