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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Miller takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Shields's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at St. Francis Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Dr. Rosin's professional affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rosin performed his residency at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Back Pain, Alzheimer's ... (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 is a general internist. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. She 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. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ramirez-Ortega completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Anup Desai is an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. The average patient rating for Dr. Desai is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Desai attended Government Medical College for medical school. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Tan obtained his medical school training at International and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Filipino.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Laguna is an internist in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Laguna speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laguna include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Laguna trained at Conemaugh Health System for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Mark Whiting is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include geriatric health, metabolic bone disease, and infections. Dr. Whiting is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Kanaan's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and alzheimer's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanaan accepts. Dr. Kanaan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with 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. Yervant Artin Khatcherian, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
29605 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 170
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Yervant Khatcherian's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Clearwater, FL. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khatcherian include geriatric health, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patients gave Dr. Khatcherian an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khatcherian honors. Dr. Khatcherian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Armenian, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Richard Timmons is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Timmons accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Baltimore VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Timmons attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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

Dr. Ali Saifi's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Saifi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Portuguese. Clinical interests for Dr. Saifi include alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Saifi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saifi is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Sagar is especially interested in geriatric health. Patient ratings for Dr. Sagar average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks Indian Languages. Dr. Sagar is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Geriatric Health

Dr. Sanjay Krishanlal Madan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3190 North Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Madan specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Madan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Madan speaks Indian Languages.

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

Dr. Dalton Benson is an internist. Dr. Benson is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Benson trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Borecky's areas of expertise include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and geriatric health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Borecky 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)

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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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