UF Health Specialists Join Halifax Health

  • by Nicholas Heiskell
  • January 3, 2024
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (January 3, 2024)  Halifax Health is proud to announce the appointment of three new UF Health providers as part of its ongoing partnership to ensure the highest level of healthcare in Volusia county. Stephen Ball, MD, Steven Sidelsky, MD, PharmD and Maria Velasco, MD are welcome additions to a growing need for specialists in our community.

“We are excited to have these gifted physicians join us at Halifax Health,” said Shanie Foster, Director of Business Development. “We strive every day to meet the needs of our community by providing the highest level of care. These additions are part of that promise.”

Dr. Ball is a cardiothoracic surgeon at UF Health Heart & Vascular at Halifax Health and has a career that spans hospital-based and academic medical appointments, most recently at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee. Dr. Sidelsky is a urologist at UF Health Urology at Halifax Health who received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree before completing medical school at Rush College in Chicago where he was salutatorian. Dr. Velasco is an endocrinologist with UF Health Endocrinology at Halifax Health and graduated from medical school at Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Ecuador where she was valedictorian.

To schedule an appointment, please call 386.425.MYMD.

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department with board-certified pediatricians on staff 24/7, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. It’s also the area’s longest-standing Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) offering complete Neurosurgical Services. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org