John E. Trainer, III, MD, FAAFP, DABFM

Dr. Trainer

John E. Trainer, III, MD, FAAFP, DABFM
Assistant Professor
Student Health Care Center @ Shands
P.O. Box 100148
Gainesville, FL 32610-0148

Contact Information 
Phone: (352) 294-5700
Fax: (352) 846-2003

Professional Biography

Dr. John E. Trainer is the primary care physician for students in health care programs, including medical, dental, and veterinary schools. He began his career as an employee of a small, independent family-owned practice. He earned an ownership stake in the practice and facilitated its acquisition by a large hospital group. Within three years, he was serving on the board of directors of this group. In addition to his experience in leadership and practice management, he is passionate about evidence-based care and excellence in customer service. When he is outside the office, he enjoys yard work and home improvement; he relaxes by spending time outdoors with his wife and five children.


Residency St. Vincent’s
Jacksonville, FL
Family Medicine
MD Browman-Gray School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
BA Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
English Literature

Certifications and Professional Organizations 

  • Fellow – American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Diplomate – American Board of Family Medicine
  • Member – Florida Academy of Family Physicians

Honors and Awards 

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
  • Honored by La Leche League of Jacksonville for support of breastfeeding in the community (2015)
  • Patient’s Choice Award (5-year honoree: 2009-2014)
  • Resident Teacher of the Year, St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency (2001)
  • Special commendation, St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency (greatest diversity of procedural skills demonstrated and credentialed) (2001)

Professional Interests 

  • Practice Marketing
  • Service Recovery
  • Mental Health
  • Medical Care (pregnant and post-postpartum patient)
  • Interfaces Between Medicine and Law