Elvira S. Mercado, MD

Elvira Mercado

Elvira S. Mercado, MD
Assistant Professor
Family Medicine at Eastside
410 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL 32641-5685

Contact Information 
Phone: (352) 265-7015
Fax: (352) 265-7021
E-mail: elvy@ufl.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Elvira S. Mercado received her Bachelor’s of Science with honors in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida; she worked as a lab technician at the Center for Molecular Microbiology at UF until she entered medical school in 2004. During her time in medical school, Dr. Mercado was the President of the Hispanic American Medical Student Association.

She completed residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Florida and now the preceptor for the Collegiate Health Service Corps. Her goals and interests include working with underserved populations such as the uninsured and migrant workers. To this end, Dr. Mercado joined the faculty at UF Health Family Medicine – Eastside, a clinic that provides access to a medically underserved portion of Gainesville.


Residency University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Family Medicine
MD University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
BS University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Microbiology and Cell Science

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Board of Family Medicine – Board Certified
  • American Medical Association

Honors and Awards

  • Customer Service is Key Award (2015)
  • National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Scholar (2012)
  • EPIC “Rapid Responder” Award (2011)