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RED HOOK MEDICAL GROUP CARES FOR LOCALS AND TRAVELERS

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Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

April, 2022

“Your Medical Home in the Virgin Islands” is the official and decidedly appropriate slogan for Red Hook Family Medical Group. With three convenient offices between the two islands of St. Thomas and St. John, you can count on professional care whether you are an island resident or visitor.

Particularly for travelers far away from their regular physicians, nothing is more reassuring than knowing a full service, multi-award-winning association of seasoned medical practitioners is available for walk-in consultations — just in case a problem should arise. 

Established in 1992, Red Hook Family Medical Group is frequently voted Best Medical Practice on St. Thomas by readers of the Virgin Islands Daily News. How comforting!

Above: The main offices of Red Hook Family Medical Group are located on the upper level of Red Hook Plaza.

Top of the page: In addition to offices on the East End of St. Thomas, shown here, Red Hook Family Medical Group also has locations in Yacht Haven Grande and on St. John.

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Above: Siri Akal, MD, is Medical Director of Red Hook Family Medical Group.

Medical Director of the group is Siri Akal, MD. Born and raised in Trinidad, Dr. Akal graduated from medical school at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and began practicing medicine in 1989. The affable physician’s impressive career history includes having served as associate residency director at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami where she trained doctors in family medicine. She went on to become medical director at the same facility where she had completed her residency. 

Here in the territory, Dr. Akal focuses her seemingly boundless energies toward improving the overall health and well-being of appreciative patients — and she is surrounded by a team of dedicated practitioners.

Continually updating the practice to serve the needs of an eclectic mix of islanders, vacationers, snowbirds, charter yacht and cruise ship personnel, Dr. Akal advised that services include urgent care, family practice, internal medicine, dermatology, pediatric care, and women’s health.

Also on the team is Scott Hartshorn, MD. The Family Medicine Physician completed his medical degree with honors at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine in 1993.

Dr. Hartshorn worked at the Myra Keating Smith Health Center on St. John in 1997, prior to opening Healthcare Connection, a private practice in the territory. When Healthcare Connection closed in 2017. Dr. Hartshorn joined Red Hook Family Medical Group. Dr. Hartshorn is also authorized by the Department of Health & Human Services to treat opioid dependency. 


Call Red Hook Family Practice at 340-775-2303
Yacht Haven Family Practice at 340-776-1511
Cruz Bay Family Practice at 340-776-6789. 

For more information, visit redhookfamilypractice.com.

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Above: Family Medicine Physician Scott Hartshorn, MD, previously operated Health Care Connection and joined forces with Red Hook Family Medical Group in 2017.

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