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Donna Jacobi Pruett M.D.

Donna Jacobi Pruett M.D.

Clerkship Faculty
Pensacola Regional Campus

Job Description

Dr. Jacobi coordinates the geriatric curriculum and training of third- and fourth-year medical students at the College of Medicine's Pensacola Regional Campus.


Dr. Jacobi is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics. Upon completing her residency, she practiced in the Pensacola area (1981-2003) and continues to serve as a volunteer physician in one of the community's indigent care clinics. In addition to serving on the faculty at FSU College of Medicine, Dr. Jacobi is actively involved in a number of local and state organizations that address issues of aging and health care. Through FSU College of Medicine, she participates in the Live Oak Geriatric Education Center, a consortium that focuses on interdisciplinary geriatric curriculum development and education of both professional students and community health care providers.


Dr. Jacobi is a current board member for Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc., Azalea Trace Life Care Community, and Florida Council on Aging. She is a member of the Cantonment Rotary Club and serves as an AARP advocacy volunteer. She is a consultant for the University of South Alabama's Adult Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner Program. She has previously served on committees and boards of both American Geriatrics Society and American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), FMDA, and FMA. She is a past president of the Florida Geriatrics Society, the Medical Educational Council of Pensacola (CME program), Escambia County Medical Society, and the West Florida Regional Medical Center's medical staff where she held multiple positions during her 16 years of practice there. She has served as a medical director in multiple long term care settings (nursing home, ALF, home health). She was instrumental in helping to establish a regional memory disorders clinic, now a part of the state's Alzheimer's Disease Initiative network. She has been actively involved in education in the community for multiple disciplines and the public.


Donna has received multiple honors from lay and professional groups in her local community. She has previously served at the request of the governor on a statewide long term care advisory council. She has been recognized among Best Doctors in America and in the Southeast on several occasions, most recently 2007 (for both general internal medicine and geriatrics). Florida Council on Aging awarded her the 2009 Dr. Carter Osterbind Outstanding Member Award.


In addition to those mentioned above: American Medical Association, American College of Physicians and its state chapter.

Research Focus

Dr. Jacobi provided leadership for a local transitional care pilot project, ElderCare Health Recovery Project. This community collaborative effort provided temporary health and social services to elders leaving area hospitals who returned home alone or without a capable caregiver. The impact of the project will be analyzed in fall, 2010.