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Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.

What follows is an important notice.


Due to the increased number of cases of COVID-19, we are limiting visitors to our offices and requesting that adult patients come to their appointments alone. Exceptions will be made if assistance or a caregiver is needed. For pediatric patients, please limit to one parent or caregiver, exceptions considered.

If you have any symptoms for COVID-19, do not schedule online. Please call your doctor's office for booking an appointment and before arriving for an in-office visit.

Julio Cortes, M.D.

Julio Cortes, M.D.


Internal Medicine, Primary Care




Internal Medicine Residency, Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, GA

Medical School:

Doctor of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Medical Associates Degree, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Hospital Affiliations:

St. Joseph's/Candler; Memorial Health University Medical Center
4.4 out of 5
2214 Patient Ratings


Dr. Julio Cortes practices internal medicine at SouthCoast Health Primary Care in Savannah. He received a Doctor of Medicine degree at Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and a Medical Associate’s degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Cortes completed a residency in internal medicine at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, and received additional training at the Clinical Training-Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and St. Vincent Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Dr. Cortes is the recipient of several distinguished honors and awards. He has been recognized by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Physicians in 2008, 2010, and 2012; a lifetime member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry for Outstanding Professionals; and Memorial Health Partners 2011 Distinguished Quality Physician, among other honors.

Patient Reviews

October, 2021

Dr. Cortes has been my personal physician for many years and during that period we?ve always had a very good doctor/ patient relationship. He?s always concerned about my complaints and listens to me. Then he tells me what treatment should be prescribed and I usually listen to him. He hasn?t steered me wrong so far. I think Dr. Cortes is an exceptional doctor.

October, 2021

Dr Cotes is well educated up to date on all my health related issues. I plan to continue keeping him as my primary. He stays up to date and communicates with all specialists related to my rare case. He?'s the best, he cares!

October, 2021

Very good experience

September, 2021

As a new patient from another city, I felt very comfortable with the staff and environment. My doctor was very attentive and felt my concerns were heard. Thank you.

August, 2021

I feel comfortable with the staff and my person doctor (DR CORTES) I trust.

August, 2021

Been using Dr Cortes for years and he has always been top notch he has saved my life so many times. I love South Coast because you can go in one door and have many treatments all in one place I've never had a disappointing appointment with any doctor at the South Coast

August, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Cortes for almost 20 years and consider him to be an excellent physician.

August, 2021

Excellent experience. Dr Cortes and his staff are the best.

July, 2021

Very informative visit, I hope Dr. Cortes remembers to get me the research on shoulder injection....

July, 2021

Dr. Cortes works very hard to clear up my health issues. He spends a lot of time discussing my health & listens to me. I never feel rushed or uncomfortable in his office. He gets 10 stars from me & I highly recommend him. He?s been my Doctor at Southcoast for about 20 years. I also am well cared for by his nurses, Katina & Lakesha.

July, 2021

Dr. Cortes is amazing!

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