Tetra Health Care physicians are all members of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC) and make regular contributions from their clinical experience to the SCC searchable database to share and expand the knowledge of clinical use of cannabis with their colleagues. Tetra physicians are up to date in Continuing Medical Education courses and seminars to keep themselves at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving field of clinical and medical applications of cannabis and holistic medicine.
Tetra Health Care physicians are determined to give access to the cannabis cornucopia to all the many Californians who suffer from medical problems amenable to the remarkable members of the marijuana family and we stand 100% behind our recommendations.
Education MD Degree: The University of Tennessee, Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN, Aug 1997- June 2001 Internal Medicine Residency, UCSF/Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland California, August 2001- August 2004 United States Air Force, Officer Candidate School, October 2004 Board Certified Internal Medicine, Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine-August 2006 B.A.Science and Physiology:San Francisco State University Experience • Evicore Healthcare- Associate Medical Director 10/15-present •Hospitalist: Clark and Daughtry Medical Group/Lakeland Regional Medical Center •Hospitalist: First Health of the Carolinas, Pinehurst, North Carolina•Hospice and Palliative Care,Rounding StaffPhysicianFirst Health of the Carolinas- Hospice House•Hospitalist: Eagle Hospitalist Physician Group, •Locum Tenens Hospitalist, Medicus Staffing•Internal Medicine Staff Physician, Macdill Air Force Base, Captain, United States Air Force •Resident Physician: Magic Johnson HIV Clinic, Oakland, California09/2013-Jan 2016 09/2008-08/2013 06/2012-08/2013 09/2011-09/2012 07/2009-09/2011 08/2004-07/2008 06/2003-08/2004
Licenses and Certifications •Medical Licenses inNorth Carolina, California, Florida •ACLS Certified, 2/2017 •Conscious Sedation, First Health of the Carolinas •American Board of Internal Medicine, re-certification anticipated 2016 Professional Development •Pilot Study, Accountable Care Unit, Lakeland Regional Medical Center•Assistant Chief Medical Staff, Richmond Memorial Hospital •Vice Chair, Clinical Performance Committee, First Health of the Carolinas, Richmond Memorial Hospital •Continuing Medical Education Courses- Society of Hospital Medicine •Continuing Medical Education Courses- American College ofPhysicians •Medical, Legal, Dental Certification Course •CPOE training and education course •AHLTA Operating Systems, Super-user Course •Clinical Practice Guidelines Chairperson: Coordinated and integrated clinical practice guidelines for Diabetes, hyperlipidemia, Depression, post-deployment and hypertension into standardizedmethods of use for all primary care clinics. •Medical Director: Air Fest 2007. This is a yearly aerial show hosted by MacDill, AFB. This event attracts over 300,000 people. Responsible for coordinating medical personnel, supplies and emergency services Affiliations/Memberships •National Medical Association •American College of Physicians •Society of Hospital Medicine •Society of Southern Hospital Medicine
Interests/Volunteer Experience •Physician Volunteer: Malawi, Africa, Namitete, St. Georges HIV hospital •Physician Volunteer, Moore Free Clinic •Habitat for Humanity, Moore County, North Carolina •Speak Fluent German, adequate Spanish •Traveled extensively throughout England, Italy, Germany and France
WORK EXPERIENCE: FEB 2017 – Present TETRA HEALTH CENTERS Medical and Low-THC PrescribingStaff Physician S Tampa, Clearwater, N Tampa, Brandon clinics, FL 2015 – Present MDLIVE –Telemedicine primary care calls (prn only) Florida 2015 – FEB 2017 Medi-Weightloss Clinics Brandon, Lutz, Sarasota, &Tampa clinics, FL 2015 – FEB 2017 Care ATC Clinics –via Medistar Locum Tenens Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater clinics, FL 2012 –2015 A Wellness Center Pinellas Park, FL 2012 –2014 Summerfield Medical Center Summerfield, FL 2010 –2013 Med Express Urgent Care Clinics Tampa, Brandon, & St Petersburg clinics, FL 2010–2012 Padgett Medical Center Tampa & Ocala clinics, FL 2010 – 2011Tampa Family Health Centers Tampa, FL 2001 –2008 US Air Force – Primary Care Health Care Centers Florida, Alabama, South Korea, Afghanistan EDUCATION: 2008 –2010 Family Medicine ResidencySt Petersburg General Hospital St Petersburg, FL 2000 –2001 General Rotating internship Keesler Medical Center Keesler AFB, MS 1996 –2000 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine Davie-Ft Lauderdale, FL 1990 –1995 Bachelor of Science University of Florida Gainesville, FL BOARD CERTIFICATION AND MEDICAL LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS: 2017 – Present Medical and Low-THC Prescribing Physician2016 – Present National Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons2010 – Present American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians 2001 – Present Florida Medical License (OS 8564)2010 – Present Florida DEA License(FS 2064474)2010 – Present National Provider Identifier (1750474375) PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFILITATIONS: 2010 – Present National Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons 2010 – Present American Medical Association2010 – Present American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians 2008 – Present American Osteopathic Association