Dr. Chris Pappas, MD

Dr. Chris Pappas, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

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Dr. Chris Pappas, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

Magnolia Medical Clinic

131 Magnolia Ave SE

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Pappas' Experience

Dr. Pappas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pappas "Welcome to the Magnolia Medical Clinic! I would like to take this opportunity to share my philosophy with you before we embark on this relationship. Yes, the contract between a patient and the physician is a relationship. There has to be mutual respect, understanding, patience, and an emphasis of working together toward a common goal--the optimal health of you, the patient. As a Family Physician, I am focused on wellness, the avoidance of disease, or the medical management of disease once it has manifested. Providing optimal care to you takes time, communication, education, and the appropriate use of studies and specialists. It is my goal to be your medical advisor, and do my best to answer your questions. It is only through your complete understanding that we can maximize your health. It is my goal to help you live a healthier more fulfilling life. I want to not just add years to your life, but life to your years! Many of the common health problems can be improved, and sometimes even eliminated with the "all natural" combination of exercise, good nutrition, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoidance of the health-robbing effects of cigarettes or excessive alcohol. Each time we meet our time will be too short but we will focus on the most important topic (or two) and take care of that issue to the depth required to move you toward a healthier future. I ask that you return on a regular basis so that we can address ALL of your issues, and once we have a solid treatment plan in place, we can extend the time between follow up appointments that is appropriate for your medical issues and our schedule. So, please, help us help you, by keeping your appointment focused. Our team tries very hard to stay on time, so that we can be respectful to everyone. We all live busy lives, and we want minimize your wait here in the clinic. Thank you in advance for your understanding! Thank you again for choosing the Magnolia Medical Clinic. We have been here for almost 60 years, and look forward to taking care of you and your family. Please let us know how we can better meet your needs. We are here for a healthier you! "


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  • Family Medicine
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heartburn
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Weight Loss


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  • Blood Draw
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Echocardiography
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Injection
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • X-Ray

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Usuhs F E Hebert Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pappas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pappas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pappas to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Pappas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Destin, FL |
I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Pappas & his nurses. Dr pappas helped me when I had emergency apendicitis, he recomended a surgeon all went well. I'm back to work doing fine. Thanks Doc.
in Ft Walton Beach, FL |
I have to say that the doctor patient relationship that I have with Dr. Pappas is the best that I have had with any doctor. When I initially came to him I was a complete mess and have even gone through the death of my wife to cancer. He has been more than compassionate. He explained things in a way that is eazy to understand. I recomened him to everyone I know.
in Shalimar, Fl |
Chris has made the Doctor's requirement, for a healthy 60 y.o., a gentle and easy experience. He is always kind and compassionate, listens and hears, and never makes me feel he is rushed. I have not had a lot of trust in MDs in the past, but I trust Chris to keep me informed and aware of how I am doing and hope to have a very long relationship with this fine Physician. Thanks to the staff as well.
in Ft Walton Beach, FL |
Dr. Pappas has been my primary care physician since mid-March, and I couldn't ask for a better doctor! Chris, as he prefers to be addressed, conducts himself professionally and respectfully,and he listens carefully to whatever concerns I might have. He answers all questions in a way that I can understand, and I feel like we're working together on my health issues and/or symptoms. He takes time with patients, and I never feel like I'm being rushed out of the office. In short, he's great!
in Shalimar, FL |
My mom has been a pt w Dr Pappas for over a year. In Nov. her 2ndary insurance changed and his office refuses to process the her new 2ndary insurance even though they are required by federal law to do so because she is on social security disability. Now all of the sudden she has been conveniently dismissed for missing too many appts. Which is a flat out lie. They tell me the form we signed together giving me access to her medical records is blank. LIE! Please beware! They treated my Mom HORRIBLY
in Mary Esther, FL |
Really like Dr. Pappas, he's very serious and thorough. Had him for at least 3yrs now.
in Ft. Walton Beach, FL |
I'm new to the area. I knew it would be difficult to find a match for my PA doctor, Joe Graham. Dr. Pappas comes pretty close! I know that physicians these days are over-extended and it's largely not their fault that they have only a few minutes with each patient. Dr. Graham spent a lot of time with each patient and listened very closely. This is what I'm looking for, and Dr. Pappas has, so far, exhibited similar patience. Dr. Graham A+. Dr. Pappas B+. :)
in Shalimar, FL |
Dr. Pappas has been my PCP for about 3 years. He is absolutely the best doctor I have been to. He is easygoing, listens to you, and is so easy to talk with. He has a good heart and cares very much for his patients. He made me feel as if I was his only patient. We are leaving the area now, and I wish I could take him with me.
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Dr. Pappas accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pappas has admitting privileges

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
1000 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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