Primary Care

 


Karon LoCicero, M.D.
Karon LoCicero, M.D.President & Founder
  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Bariatric Medicine
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, USF College of Medicine
  • B.A., Duke University, 1980
  • M.D., University of South Florida, 1984
  • Member, Hillsborough County Medical Association
  • Member, American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • Member, American Obesity Association


 

Leonard Mennen
Leonard MennenD.O.
  • Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified Cardiology, American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fordham University, College of Pharmacy, 1959
  • D.O., Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, 1963
  • Member, American Osteopathic Association
  • Member, American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • Master Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists


 

Shaily Shah
Shaily ShahD.O.
  • Board Certified, American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
  • Board Certified, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • B.A., New York University, 2003
  • D.O., New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2008
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Lenox Hill Hospital (New York, NY), 2011
  • Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine, 2014
  • Member, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Member, Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Florida Medical Association
  • Member, American Osteopathic Association
  • Member, Psi Chi


 

Adam Morris, D.O.
Adam Morris, D.O.Hospitalist
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • B.S., Florida State University, 2010
  • D.O., Nova Southeastern University, 2014
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Largo Medical Center, 2017


 

Elizabeth Straka
Elizabeth StrakaARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • B.A., Ohio Dominican College, 2000
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, 2004
  • Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member, American College Health Association


 

Jaclyn Grzybowski
Jaclyn GrzybowskiARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • B.S.N., University of Central Florida, 2006
  • M.S., University of South Florida, 2010


 

Kristen Jefferies Smith
Kristen Jefferies SmithARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • B.S., University of Florida, 2005
  • M.S., University of Florida, 2006
  • Board Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner


 

Melissa Howes
Melissa HowesARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Practical Nursing, Erwin Vocational Technical School, 2001
  • A.S.N., Hillsborough Community College, 2004
  • B.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2011
  • M.S.N., South University, 2013
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Honor Society
  • Member, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses
  • Member, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network


 

Natalia Mohabir
Natalia MohabirARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Medicine, Army Medical College, 2001
  • A.S.N., Hillsborough Community College, 2008
  • M.S.N., University of South Florida, 2014
  • Member, The American Geriatrics Society
  • Member, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
  • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurse, State of Florida
  • ACLS/BLS, American Heart Association
  • Certificate of Endocrinology
  • Doctor of General Medical Practice Certification


 

Darlyne Georges
Darlyne GeorgesARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • R.N., Miami-Dade Community College, 1999
  • B.S.N., Florida International University, 2010
  • M.S.N., South University, 2014
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
  • Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified, Group Fitness with Athletics and Fitness Association of America


 

Stephanie Frank
Stephanie FrankARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • B.S.N., Florida State University, 2007
  • M.S.N., University of South Florida, 2014
  • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member, Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurse Council
  • Member, Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society


 

Ella Elizee
Ella ElizeeARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • B.S.N., South University, 2012
  • M.S.N., F.N.P., South University, 2016
  • Certified, Basic Life Support
  • Certified, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Certified, Pediatric Advanced Life Support


 

Amy Franklin
Amy FranklinDNP, AGPCNP-BC, AOCNP
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • A.S.N., Hillsborough Community College, 1999
  • B.S.N., University of South Florida, 2002
  • M.S.N.(Oncology), University of South Florida, 2011
  • M.S.N.(Adult/Gerontology Primary Care), University of South Florida, 2016
  • D.N.P., University of South Florida, 2016
  • Certified, Basic Life Support
  • Certified, Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner
  • Board Certified, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner


 

Jessica McKee
Jessica McKeeARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • B.S.N., University of Tampa, 2013
  • M.S.N., South University, 2016
  • Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Allergy and Asthma


 

Prianka K. Gerrish
Prianka K. GerrishM.D.
  • Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
  • B.S., Union College, 1998
  • M.D., Saba University School of Medicine, 2002
  • Member, Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society
  • Member, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Member, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Member, Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Visit the Asthma, Allergy and Immunology page.


Anorectal Care

Shiraz Farooq
Shiraz FarooqM.D.
  • Certified, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • B.S., Aga Khan University (Pakistan), 1994
  • M.D., University of Karachi, Baqai Medical College (Pakistan), 1996
  • Member, American College of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Member, American College of Surgeons

Audiology Staff


 

Carolyn Barton
Carolyn BartonAu.D.
  • Certified, Clinical Competency in Audiology
  • Licensed, New York State
  • Licensed, State of Florida
  • B.S., Adelphi University, 1989
  • M.A., Queens College, 1992
  • Au.D., University of Florida, 2001
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, American Academy of Audiology
  • Member, New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Behavioral Health


 

Matthew_Rigberg
Matthew_RigbergLMHC, CRC
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • B.S., University of South Florida, 2004
  • M.A., University of South Florida, 2010
  • Member, American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Member, American Counseling Association

Dermatology


 

Thomas Taylor
Thomas TaylorM.D.
  • Board Certified, Dermatology
  • B.S., Renselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1973
  • M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, 1978
  • Member, American Board of Dermatology

Diabetes Education Center


 

Ellen Hooker
Ellen HookerR.D., C.D.E.
  • Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Board Certified Diabetes Educator
  • B.S., Florida State University, 1978
  • Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Member, Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Member, American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Member, Academy of Certified Diabetes Educators
Visit the Diabetes Education Center.

Endocrinology Staff


 

Charyse J. Sindler
Charyse J. SindlerM.D.
  • Board Certified, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine
  • B.S., University of Miami, 1984
  • M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, 1988
  • Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Gastroenterology Staff


 

John Q. Stauffer
John Q. StaufferM.D.
  • Board Certified, Gastroenterology
  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1962
  • M.D., Cornell University Medical College, 1966
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine – Subspecialty: Gastroenterology
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association
  • Member, American Federal for Clinical Research
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Provisional Member, Hillsborough County Medical Association

Gynecology


 

Jose Rodriguez
Jose RodriguezM.D.
  • Board Certified, Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • B.S., University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, 1978
  • M.D., University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, 1982
  • Board Certified, Quality Assurance and Utilization Review for Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Member, Florida Medical Association
  • Member, Hillsborough County Medical Association
  • Member, Tampa Bay OB/GYN Society
  • Member, Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society
  • Member, Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
  • Courtesy Assistant Professor, USF College of Nursing


 

Cassandra Blakley
Cassandra BlakleyARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • B.S.N., University of Southern Colorado, 1988
  • M.S.N., C.N.M., University of Colorado, 1996
  • M.S.N., F.N.P., South University, 2014
  • Board Certified, American College of Nurse Midwives
  • Member, American Nurses Association
  • Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member, Florida Nurses Association

Hematology Staff


 

Carolina Samper-Pena
Carolina Samper-PenaM.D.
  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine
  • M.D., Universidad de Cartagena, 1969
  • Board of Directors, Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Association
  • Board of Directors, Hispanic Professional Women’s Association
  • Member, Hillsborough County Physicians Women’s Association

Nephrology

 


Indi Vasudeva, M.D.
Indi Vasudeva, M.D.M.D.
  • Board Certified, Nephrology
  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified, Geriatric Medicine
  • B.A., University of South Florida, 1992
  • M.D., Ross University School of Medicine, 1998
  • Member, American Society of Nephrology
  • Member, Renal Physician Association
  • Member, American Geriatric Association
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Hillsborough County Medical Association


 

Venkata Reddivari
Venkata ReddivariM.D.
  • Board Certified, American Board of Nephrology
  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • B.S., Sri Venkatesvara Medical College, 1997
  • M.P.H., Florida International University, 2000
  • Member, American Society of Nephrology
  • Member, Florida Society of Nephrology

Neurology Staff

 

Bhavin Patidar
Bhavin PatidarM.D.
  • B.A., Bradley University, 2003
  • M.D., St. Christopher’s School of Medicine (Luton, U.K.), 2006
  • M.D., Ross University School of Medicine, 2009
  • M.D., University of Illinois, 2013
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member, American Heart Association / American Stroke Association
  • Certified, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Podiatry Staff

 

Lena Georges
Lena GeorgesD.P.M.
  • Licensed Podiatric Physician in Florida
  • B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1984
  • D.P.M., New York College of Podiatric Medicine, 1988
  • Member, American Professional Wound Care Association
  • Fellow, American Board of Wound Healing

Pulmonology Staff


 

Alexandre M. Furman
Alexandre M. FurmanM.D., F.C.C.P., F.C.C.M.
  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Board Certified, Critical Care Medicine
  • B.N., Leningrad Medical School, 1992
  • B.A., University of Illinois, 2001
  • M.D., St. George University, 2006
  • Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member, National FCCS Course Committee
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • Member, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Member, American Thoracic Society

Rheumatology Staff


 

Leni E. Kramer
Leni E. KramerM.D.
  • Board Certified, Rheumatology
  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine
  • B.S., The City College, 1978
  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1980
  • Fellow, American College of Rheumatology
  • Member, Florida Society of Rheumatology
  • Member, American Medical Womens Association


 

Regine Hargrett
Regine HargrettARNP-C
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • B.S.N., St. Petersburg College, 2013
  • M.S.N., Florida Southern College, 2016
  • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Pharmacy


 

Pamela N. Morgan
Pamela N. MorganRPh, CPh
  • Registered Pharmacist
  • Diabetes Management Certification
  • Immunization Delivery Certification
  • Medication Therapy Management Certification
  • B.S. Pharmacy, Florida A&M University, 1980
  • Member, Florida Pharmacy Association
  • Member,Hillsborough County Pharmacy Association
  • Member, National Diamondback Pharmacy Alumni Council

Lab and Diagnostic Staff

Jason Nelson
Jason Nelson
Lab Supervisor
C. M. A. / Phlebotomy
Certified IV Skills / Therapy
Certified, Drug Screening
Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin
Esthetician, Massage Therapist
Carl Gilbert
Carl Gilbert
Lab Technologist
Alex Santiago
Alex Santiago
Procedure Technician
C.D.T., C.C.T., N.C.T.
Laly Chako
Laly Chako
Echo Technician
Jennifer Cummins
Jennifer Cummins
Echo Technician
Leslie Boyar
Leslie Boyar
Ultrasound Technologist
RDMS (Abdomen, OB/GYN)

Administrative Staff

Nick Galantino, Esq.
Nick Galantino, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
A.A., University of Florida, 1978
B.S., University of South Florida, 1980
J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1983
Debbie Beshears
Debbie Beshears
Clinic Supervisor/Hospital Liaison
Cleveland State Community College, 1978
Valerie McKay, Esq.
Valerie McKay, Esq.
Director of Revenue Cycle Management
B.S., University of Tampa, 2008
J.D., Western Michigan University
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2016
Anthony Bryant
Anthony Bryant
Director of Information Technology
A.S., ITT Technical Institute
Cisco Regional Academy
Robert Lawson
Robert Lawson
Information Technology Help Desk
Bryan Wietzke
Bryan Wietzke
Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives Developer
B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne University, 1999
M.S., Troy University, 2001