Medical Professionals

Jill M. Prafke, M.D.

Dr. Jill Prafke was born in Chicago, Illinois. Jill M Prafke, MDShe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1983 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German in 1986 from the University of Illinois, Urbana. In 1990, she received her medical degree from the Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Prafke completed her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994. She practiced for six years in Riverside, Illinois before relocating to Pensacola and joining The Women's Group in September 2000.

Dr. Prafke is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine.  She has been a clinical instructor for the FSU medical school, third year rotation in OB/Gyn since the inaugural class in 2003.  She now also serves as a part-time instructor in the FSU OB/Gyn residency program.   Her ongoing interest in patient safety lead her to the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy Online Masters Program for Health Care Professionals at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and she completed a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law in 2011.  Dr. Prafke is also involved in medical leadership activities and was President of the Medical Staff Executive Committee at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola from 2013-2014. She has also served as a member of the Ascension Health Partnership Leaders for Obstetrics and as a physician leader in simulation training in obstetrics at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola.  She is a member of the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association and the Escambia County Medical Society.  She has served as a delegate from Escambia County to the Florida Medical Association.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, mystery reading and writing and participating in outdoor activities. She enjoys kayaking, biking, running and most recently is working on figuring out triathlon transitions.  Look for her at local running races, 5K through half marathon, and a sprint triathlon or two.  She is still grateful to walk on the white sands of Pensacola Beach instead of shoveling Chicagoland snow in the winter.

"One of the great things about being a general OB/Gyn practitioner is the privilege of caring for women throughout their lifetimes and providing a wide range of care in both obstetrics and gynecology.  I enjoy providing care to women for general gynecologic health maintenance and family planning, as well as treating a variety of problems including abnormal bleeding or abnormal pap smears, urinary incontinence and basic infertility evaluation and treatment.  I also have a special interest in caring for women with high risk pregnancies." Jill M. Prafke, MD


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