he artfelt
     Hal J. Applebaum, MD
The American Board of Internal Medicine and
          Cardiovascular Diseases

  Rich...
We invite you to experience HeartCare at Florida
Medical Clinic and our highly qualified medical team of
cardiology specia...
The HealthCare Team
                      Hal J. Applebaum, MD
                      Dr. Applebaum was born in Miami, Flor...
Deborah Crutcher Collura,
                      MS, ARNP-BC
                       Mrs. Collura, a Florida native, is a me...
The HeartCare Image
Nuclear Stress Test
Nuclear Imaging is used in the evaluation of individuals with
chest pain and other...
Cardiac Care Subspecia
Anticoagulation Clinic
Offers safe and effective treatments of patients on
anticoagulation. In cert...
alty Clinics
   Clinics such as the one
   at Florida Medical Clinic
   will be the most
   effective in preventing
   pro...
Getting Results
Laboratory Results
Our physicians will thoroughly review the results provided
by the diagnostic center bef...
Filling Prescriptions
It is important to take your prescription medications
regularly. Therefore, we request that you cont...
General Inquires
We encourage you to call our office with general
inquiries, to make appointments, ask routine medical
que...
What is Florida
Medical Clinic?
Florida Medical Clinic is a nucleus of over 65 multi-specialty
physicians, combined with m...
North Tampa
14320 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
    813.971.4544
   813.972.1052 fax
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  1. 1. he artfelt Hal J. Applebaum, MD The American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases Richard E. Bowerman, MD The American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases Arlene Lobo, MD The American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases Roberto Medina, MD The American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases Thomas Woodrow, MD The American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases
  2. 2. We invite you to experience HeartCare at Florida Medical Clinic and our highly qualified medical team of cardiology specialists. Our cardiology program is designed to meet the unique needs of our patients and the families who put their trust in us. In response to these needs, we’ve developed a program that marries all aspects of heart care. From diagnosis to treatment, prevention and rehabilitation, our cardiology specialists are dedicated to preserving, improving and promoting cardiovascular health. Since 1984, we have served our community with our pledge to continue to improve our commitment to quality through accountability, compassion, and leadership for the people we serve. Solutions from start to finish Our team approach to Cardiology provides a total solution; we anticipate your needs, address your problem, and strive for measurable results. Our office in North Tampa is equipped to provide prompt consultative and acute care to area families in both the hospital and outpatient settings. We provide the spectrum of cardiac and peripheral vascular angioplasty and intervention. The Department of Cardiology provides outpatient and diagnostic evaluation including: ♥ Heart Failure Program ♥ Coronary Artery Disease Management ♥ Pacemaker and ICD Maintenance ♥ Echocardiography ♥ Nuclear Cardiology ♥ Holter and Event Recorder ♥ Cholesterol and Lipid Management ♥ Prevention Cardiology Center ♥ Hypertension Management
  3. 3. The HealthCare Team Hal J. Applebaum, MD Dr. Applebaum was born in Miami, Florida. He has practiced Cardiology in Tampa, Florida since 1979, the same year he completed his Cardiology fellowship at the University of South Florida. Married with two children, Dr. Applebaum brings an abundance of experience and knowledge to our HeartCare team of Cardiologists. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Richard E. Bowerman, MD Dr. Bowerman was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He completed his cardiology fellowship at St. Vincent Hospital, Indiana in 1991, then continued his fellowship training at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine in 1992. Married with two children, Dr. Bowerman is board certified in Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology. Arlene Lobo, MD Dr. Lobo is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. She attended State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. She went on to complete an Internal Medicine Residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio and a cardiology fellowship at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Dr. Lobo joined the HeartCare Institute in 2002. Roberto P Medina, MD . Dr. Medina is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a specialty in Interventional Cardiology. He was originally born in Budapest, Hungary but raised in Argentina. Dr. Medina has lived in the state of Florida for over 20 years. He is married and has two children in college. Thomas W. Woodrow, MD Dr. Woodrow is married with three children. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but moved to Florida in 1974 and later completed his fellowship at the University of South Florida. Dr. Woodrow is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases.
  4. 4. Deborah Crutcher Collura, MS, ARNP-BC Mrs. Collura, a Florida native, is a member of the courtesy faculty at USF where she lectures for nurse practitioner students. Mrs. Collura received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of South Florida. Her medical interests include Congestive Heart Failure and Lipid Management. George M. Scott, MSN, ARNP-BC Mr. Scott, a retired Commander with the United States Navy, trained Navy personnel to deploy field hospitals in support of Marine activities. A Florida native from Fort Walton Beach, he is married with two sons. Mr. Scott speaks regionally for Lipid Drug manufacturers and nationally on behalf of Cholesterol Management. Laura Grace Beckstead, ARNP Mrs. Beckstead received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and her Master’s degree from the University of Tampa. She is a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with medical interests in Lipid Management and Cardiovascular Disease Management. Our HeartCare Cardiology team is committed to providing prompt response 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  5. 5. The HeartCare Image Nuclear Stress Test Nuclear Imaging is used in the evaluation of individuals with chest pain and other symptoms caused by physical exertion and in the follow-up of patients treated for hardening of the arteries with such procedures as balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery. During nuclear imaging small amounts of radioactive material are used along with a specialized camera and computer to provide precise pictures of the heart and arteries that can detect blockages of arteries. Echocardiogram and Doppler Echocardiography is a procedure that uses ultrasound waves to create images of the heart. Sonar waves are directed through the heart via a probe placed on the chest. Reflected sound waves are harnessed to produce heart images. The images are analyzed to assess how the heart functions as a pump, the integrity of the heart valves, and assess the overall anatomy and function of the heart. 24 Hour Holter and Event Recorders Event monitoring utilizes a small, portable, battery-powered machine used by a patient to record an electrocardiogram over a long period of time. Patients may keep the recorder for several weeks. Each time symptoms are experienced, the patient presses a button on the recorder to record the EKG sample. As soon as possible, this sample is transmitted to the doctor’s office by telephone hookup for evaluation. Tilt Table Test The tilt table test is designed to evaluate the function of the patient’s blood pressure sensors and ability to maintain a normal blood pressure. During this simple examination the patient is standing up, strapped to a table at 80 degrees. Vital signs and electrocardiogram are constantly monitored. This study is used in the evaluation of dizziness and fainting spells.
  6. 6. Cardiac Care Subspecia Anticoagulation Clinic Offers safe and effective treatments of patients on anticoagulation. In certain patients, anticoagulation with Coumadin is necessary. The dose of this medication, unlike that of most, needs adjustment since each patient responds differently. The Anticoagulation Clinic is designed to systematically assess the level of anticoagulation and promptly adjust the dose of blood thinners. Arrhythmias and Syncope Arrhythmias are disorders of the regular beating of the heart. Arrhythmias can occur in the healthy heart and be of no clinical significance. They can also indicate serious problems that can lead to stroke or sudden cardiac death. Holter Monitor, Transtelephonic Event Monitor and Tilt Table Testing are among the services provided in the Arrhythmia Clinic. Atherosclerosis and Coronary Disease Prevention Clinic This comprehensive program allows for the diagnosis and treatment of any form of atherosclerosis in the body. A number of diagnostic studies are available to establish early diagnosis including nuclear cardiology, vascular ultrasound and MRI angiography. Congestive Heart Failure The dedicated clinical staff of the Heart Failure Clinic provides comprehensive work-ups and follow-up with attention to detail. This is a necessary element in successful treatment programs. The clinic offers outpatient inotropic infusions, implant and follow up of Bi-ventricular pacemakers. Lipid Clinic The clinic emphasizes treatment of common and unusual forms of lipid disorders. Several studies have shown that Lipid
  7. 7. alty Clinics Clinics such as the one at Florida Medical Clinic will be the most effective in preventing progression of coronary artery and peripheral vascular disease. Pacemakers and ICD’s Our Pacemakers Clinic was established to provide appropriate follow up after the completion of electrophysiologic procedures, pacemakers and ICDs implantation. Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary hypertension is a rare and life threatening illness. The clinic offers expert evaluation as to the cause of the disease and the opportunity for advanced treatment options and referral to other specialists involved in the care of patients with pulmonary hypertension at Florida Medical Clinic.
  8. 8. Getting Results Laboratory Results Our physicians will thoroughly review the results provided by the diagnostic center before the information is released to you. In most cases, we will have the results to you within 3-5 business days of the testing. A nurse or medical assistant will contact you with your results. If you have not heard from us within 5 days, we ask that you call the office and ask to speak with a nurse about your test results. North Tampa 813.971.4544 • 813.972.1052 fax
  9. 9. Filling Prescriptions It is important to take your prescription medications regularly. Therefore, we request that you contact our office at least three days before you run out of medication. FAX or telephone the office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for prescription refills. Please provide the following information: ♥ Pharmacy name ♥ Pharmacy phone number ♥ Drug name and Dosage Please note: we do not refill prescriptions in the evening or on weekends The fastest way to get a prescription refill is to contact your local pharmacy with your request and your physician’s name and telephone number. The pharmacist will contact our office directly with the appropriate information. You can then pick up your prescription at the designated time. In certain cases, the physician will ask to see you before providing a refill. Our medical staff is available to speak with you should you have any questions regarding your prescription. Please leave your name, name of the prescribed medication, and a telephone number where you can be reached after 5 p.m..
  10. 10. General Inquires We encourage you to call our office with general inquiries, to make appointments, ask routine medical questions or request prescription renewals. Please call during business hours Monday through Friday 813.971.4544 Emergency If you have an emergency do not call the office. This may delay you. Please call 911 and ask the ambulance to take you to the nearest hospital of your choice. Please ask the emergency room physician to call our office.
  11. 11. What is Florida Medical Clinic? Florida Medical Clinic is a nucleus of over 65 multi-specialty physicians, combined with more than 700 highly skilled nurses, medical professionals, and supplementary personnel offering a network of medical support for our community. Our goal is to contribute to the well-being of our patients while constantly evaluating how to improve what we do. The ancillary departments self contained within our clinic are one of the most extensive support systems offered to patients in our area. These services include x-ray, ultrasound, mammography, nuclear medicine, CT, MRI, echo-cardiogram, stress testing, pulmonary function, optical, physical therapy, pharmacy, outpatient surgery, diagnostic laboratory, lipid clinic, and clinical research. Making these services available to our patients on site gives our physicians the opportunity to personally manage your healthcare and saves our patients time and money by providing these services in the same location as the doctor. Plus, if your needs are urgent, these on site services enable us to respond quickly if necessary. Our physician specialties include: Allergy and Asthma Nephrology Cardiology Ophthalmology Dermatology Orthopaedics Family Practice Psychiatry Gastroenterology Pulmonology General Surgery Radiology Hematology/Oncology Rheumatology Hospital Medicine Sleep Disorders Infectious Diseases Urology Internal Medicine Vascular Surgery
  12. 12. North Tampa 14320 Bruce B Downs Boulevard 813.971.4544 813.972.1052 fax

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