We found 61 internists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Cynthia Eve Miller, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
646 Virginia Street; Mease Medical Arts 1-a Floor 7
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Miller practices general internal medicine. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Miller accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Weight Management

Dr. Stephen Joseph Shields, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1211 Reynolds Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Shields' specialty is general internal medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shields is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. He trained at St. Francis Hospital for residency. Dr. Shields is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Flu Shot, Tuberculosis, Holter Monitoring, Pulse Oximetry, Influenza, Urinalysis, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Howard Rosin, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Rosin works as an internist and geriatrician in Largo, FL. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rosin trained at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Dr. Rosin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Back Pain, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Anup Natwarlal Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
908 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anup Desai's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from Government Medical College and then he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Desai accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Tan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from International. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. Dr. Tan is conversant in Filipino.

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Clinical interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Alan Whiting, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 350
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mark Whiting sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Whiting has a special interest in geriatric health, metabolic bone diseases, and infections. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Whiting is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Metabolic Bone Disease, Geriatric Health, Infections

Dr. Elias Kanaan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1173 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Elias Kanaan's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kanaan's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and alzheimer's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Kanaan is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanaan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph A Laguna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2725 Park Drive; Suite 5
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Laguna practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Laguna speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laguna include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Laguna trained at Conemaugh Health System. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Bone Density Test, Exercise Stress Test, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Xiomara R Ramirez Ortega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1007 Jeffords Street; Jeffords Internal Medicine Suite 101
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Xiomara Ramirez-Ortega specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Alcohol Abuse, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Derrick Joseph Borecky, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
646 Virginia Street; Mease Medical Arts Ii Suite 204
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Derrick Borecky is an internist in Dunedin, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borecky include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and geriatric health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Borecky attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Holter Monitoring, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Francis Timmons, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Timmons sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Baltimore VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Timmons attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Timmons is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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Dr. Yervant Artin Khatcherian, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
29605 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 170
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Yervant Khatcherian is an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Khatcherian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Armenian, and French. His clinical interests include geriatric health, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Khatcherian is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Interfaith Medical Center for his residency. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khatcherian takes.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Holter Monitoring, Trigger Point Injections, Geriatric Health, Joint Injections, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
300 Lake Avenue Northeast; Suite 100
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Dalton Benson practices general internal medicine. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Benson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Dr. Ranjan Mahajan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 Clearwater Largo Road N; Suite 2
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan practices general internal medicine in Largo, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mahajan's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mahajan trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Mohamad Saifi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ali Saifi practices general internal medicine. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. These areas are among Dr. Saifi's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patients rated Dr. Saifi highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saifi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheela V Sagar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
28960 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Sheela Sagar's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Sagar at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include geriatric health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sagar accepts. Dr. Sagar speaks Indian Languages. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Geriatric Health

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What is General Internal Medicine?

A specialist in general internal medicine is often referred to as an “internist.” While internal medicine physicians also provide comprehensive care, they should not be confused with general practitioners or family medicine practitioners, both of which may provide pregnancy care, deliver babies, and treat children. An internal medicine doctor specializes only in the health care of adults.

With internal medicine, there is never an illness too big or too small. These physicians have exceptionally broad-based training, and they can care for patients in any condition -- from healthy to dealing with serious medical issues. Because their scope is so wide, internal medicine physicians can provide an excellent picture of overall health.

One of the unusual aspects of internal medicine is that physicians in this field often treat their patients for a very long time -- sometimes for life. They manage preventive care when their patients are well, and they become advocates and consultants when complex medical issues arise. Because internal medicine physicians tend to treat patients over a long period of time, they are an ideal choice to manage chronic illnesses.

There are a huge number of subspecialties within internal medicine, for example: cardiology (which deals with problems of the heart and blood vessels), nephrology (which deals with diseases of the kidneys), and hospice medicine (which tends to the special needs of patients at the end of life). General internal medicine is considered a subspecialty itself and refers to internists without another specific focus. General internists provide total, primary care for the whole body of adult patients, in sickness or in health.

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