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Top Doctors in Tampa Bay

Castle Connolly Top Doctors
2021 Top Doctors® List Tampa Bay METRO’s 20th Annual Guide: 381 Peer Selected Doctors In 54 Specialties   Meet the physicians throughout the Tampa Bay area who have achieved ‘excellence in medicine.’ The Castle Connolly Top Doctors selection process is completely merit based. The listings are physician-led researched, and begins with the question — “Where would you go if you needed care?” Castle Connelly sends...

Doctors of Distinction: Crespo and Associates, P.A.

Luis E. Crespo, M.D.
Crespo and Associates, P.A. Luis E. Crespo, M.D.   Specialties: Comprehensive Injury Care and Rehabilitation, Non-Surgical Spine Care   Dr. Luis E. Crespo is a renowned physician with more than 30 years of medical experience, including Director of Emergency Medicine at St. Anthony’s Hospital and 13 years as Director of Emergency Medicine at Town and Country and Memorial Hospitals in Tampa. Established in 1998,...

Doctors of Distinction: Dr. Jennifer S. Hayes, DO, FACOOG

DR. JENNIFER S. HAYES
Dr. Jennifer S. Hayes, DO, FACOOG Visionary Centre For Women Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of Tampa Bay & Sarasota   Specialties: Surgical/Non-surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Gynecology, Hormone Optimizing, Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery   There is only one expert in the progressive field of Cosmetic Gynecology in Tampa Bay — Dr. Jennifer Hayes. A true visionary, Dr Hayes sets herself apart by treating women’s vitality, energy, confidence and intimate...

Doctors of Distinction: Lisa Saff Koche, M.D.

LISA SAFF KOCHE, M.D.
Lisa Saff Koche, M.D. Spectra Wellness Solutions Lit Labs Performance Center   Specialties: Internal Medicine, Natropathic Medicine, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine   Over the years, Dr. Lisa Saff Koche has continued to set herself apart by being one of the very few internal medicine physicians in Tampa focused on disease prevention and mitochondrial health through a functional medicine approach.  Dr. Lisa Saff Koche, M.D., is a ...

Doctors of Distinction: Geoffrey M. Kwitko, M.D.

Geoffrey M. Kwitko, M.D.
Geoffrey M. Kwitko, M.D. F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O., F.I.C.S., F.I.S.O.D., F.N.O.S.S.   Specialties: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Eye Disease   For more than 30 years Geoffrey M. Kwitko, M.D. has brought world class cosmetic eyelid surgery to the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Kwitko is board certified and fellowship trained in Oculoplastic, orbital, and neuro-ophthalmology. He is the former chief of surgery at Memorial Hospital and...

Doctors of Distinction: Effie Pappas Politis, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Effie Pappas Politis, M.D.
Effie Pappas Politis, M.D., F.A.C.S. Politis Plastic Surgery   Specialties: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Rejuvenation   Dr. Effie Politis is a board-certified, plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the Tampa Bay area. She is a Florida native whose practice combines results-driven aesthetics with evidence-based surgical services that take a scientific approach to making people look and feel healthy and beautiful. She is a diplomate...

Doctors of Distinction: The Reproductive Medicine Group

THE REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE GROUP
The Reproductive Medicine Group Drs. Tarantino, McCormick, Yeko, and Goodman   Specialties: Infertility, InVitro Fertilization, Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy/Tubular and Vasectomy Reversal, Sperm and Oocyte Cryopreservation   The Reproductive Medicine Group’s (RMG) fertility experts are Sandy B. Goodman, M.D., Betsy McCormick, M.D., Samuel Tarantino, M.D., and Timothy R. Yeko, M.D. Each physician is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and are sub-specialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and...

Doctors of Distinction: Scott M. Greene, M.D.

SCOTT M. GREENE, M.D.
Scott M. Greene, M.D. Cochlear Implantation ENT Associates   Specialties: Cochlear Implantation, Implantable Hearing Devices   Dr. Scott M. Greene is Board Certified in Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. An esteemed ENT physician, Dr. Greene has practiced in the Tampa area since 2014 and is one of few local experts specializing in Cochlear Implantation and Implantable Hearing Devices. Additional ENT-related areas of focus include Chronic Ear Infections,...

Doctors of Distinction: Michael Manning, M.D.

Michael Manning, M.D.
Michael Manning, M.D. Gulfcoast Eye Care   Specialties: All-Laser LASIK, SMILE Laser Vision Correction, Advanced Cataract Surgery, Lifestyle Lenses, Dry Eye Treatment-LipiFlow, Eyelid Surgery, Diagnosis & Treatment of Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration & Diabetic Eye Care   Dr. Michael Manning is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and recognized leader in the Tampa Bay area for cataract and refractive surgery, as well as cosmetic eyelid surgery. Dr. Manning specializes in Cataract...

Doctors of Distinction: William F. McGrogan, M.D.

William F. McGrogan, M.D.
William F. McGrogan, M.D. McGrogan Concierge Medical   Specialties: Internal Medicine, Concierge Medicine, TeleHealth   For those seeking highly attentive and personalized medical care, Dr. McGrogan offers an alternative. Dr. McGrogan created his practice for those patients that wish to have an expanded relationship with their primary care doctor. His practice provides patients with easier access to advanced treatments and technology, along with easy communication through...

Doctors of Distinction: Ron B. O’Neal, D.M.D.

The Family Dentist
Ron B. O’Neal, D.M.D. The Family Dentist   Specialties: Listening to patients and creating customized plans to meet each person’s specific dental needs   Most people say they hate going to the dentist. The Family Dentist -Dr. Ron O’Neal- makes every effort to change this perception for every individual that crosses our doors. His humor and caring bedside manner coupled with exceptional patient care have...

Doctors of Distinction: Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center

TAMPA BAY HEARING AND BALANCE CENTER
TAMPA BAY HEARING AND BALANCE CENTER Christopher Danner M.D.; F.A.C.S.; Kyle Allen M.D., M.P.H.; Loren Bartels M.D., F.A.C.S.   Specialties: Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery   Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center (TBHBC) is a Top Doctors® recognized practice, specializing in the treatment of ear, hearing, balance, facial nerve, and skull-based surgical disorders for children and adults. The team of world class surgeons and...

Doctors of Distinction: Joseph J. Castellano, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.C.S.

Dr. Joseph Castellano
JOSEPH J. CASTELLANO, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.C.S. Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center   Specialties: Cosmetic Surgery, Advanced Injectables, Laser & Skin Care Treatments   Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center is Central Florida’s premier location for cosmetic surgical procedures, injectable, laser and skin care treatments. Founded in 2011 by Joseph J. Castellano, MD, FACS, FAACS, the practice has become one of the most sought-after cosmetic providers to Tampa’s VIPs...

Celebrate Heart Month

National Wear Red Day® kicks off in Tampa Bay with the 5th annual Walk on Bayshore, where everyone is invited to wear red and come start their day with a one-mile heart-healthy walk. Throughout the day, various news anchors on local stations will be decked out in red during broadcasts, and local landmarks will be lit up red in...

BEST OF METRO: The Best Of Health & Beauty In Tampa Bay

Best of METRO - Health and Beauty
The Best of Health and Beauty In Tampa Bay   Blowbar Express Styling Salon Best Premier Blow Dry Bar At Blowbar in South Tampa, there are no color or cuts, just a beautiful silky blowout. Looking fabulous and chic requires planning and maintenance, so for a special occasion or event, the stylists can create a straight, curly or wavy hair look. Now offering...

Spa and Wellness Guide: Salamander Spa at Innisbrook Resort

SALAMANDER SPA AT INNISBROOK RESORT
  SALAMANDER SPA AT INNISBROOK RESORT Salamander Spa is a destination for discovery, wellness and transformation. The Salamander Spa’s ultimate goal is to create an environment that not only inspires and uplifts, but also empowers and energizes guests as they focus on their path to well-being. Immense care is taken to provide one-on-one, personalized attention for each guest. It is a therapeutic, holistic and...

Spa and Wellness Guide: Spa Sudeva Day Spa in South Tampa

Spa Sudeva - the Gold Lotus Room
  SPA SUDEVA FOR TOTAL RELAXATION Spa Sudeva is a Day Spa where the East meets West and the old meets new. A place where you can embrace a more natural way of being. Enter Spa Sudeva and be transported to the Far East with the scent of lemongrass and lavender. Be enveloped by the rich textures, colors and fabrics of their relaxation lounge and...

Spa and Wellness Guide: Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center

Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center
  ULTIMATE IMAGE COSMETIC MEDICAL CENTER Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center is dedicated to providing patients with quality care and the best aesthetic result. We specialize in non-surgical aesthetic and cosmetic treatments, skin rejuvenation and women’s intimate wellness. Dr. Besnoff is one of Tampa Bay’s most sought after cosmetic physicians. In 2017, Ultimate Image was voted The Best Aesthetic Practice Award...

November is National Diabetes Month … Let’s Cook Up Some Healthier Dishes

diabetic-friendly recipes
The ADA's Library of Diabetes-Friendly Cookbooks Offers Something for Everyone   November is National Diabetes Month. It's a time for communities to come together and raise awareness about this widespread disease. To get a sense of the impact of diabetes, take a look at these statistics: Over 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. 84.1 million American adults have prediabetes,...

What You Need to Know About Eyebrow Microblading

Pia Day Spa Microblading
  Microblading Tips by Pia Day Spa   If you need to dramatically improve your eyebrows, we suggest you start by booking a free, no obligation consultation at Pia Day Spa. In this consultation it will be determined if you are an ideal candidate for microblading. In many cases just eyebrow tinting will help you improve your look. Always expect honest feedback from Pia,...

Neiman Marcus Launches Givenchy Beauty

  Neiman Marcus Tampa Bay Launches Givenchy Beauty   Fashion lovers are familiar with the style and trends of Givenchy — known for French Haute Couture since 1952 and now makeup lovers will be happy to know that Neiman Marcus Tampa Bay now carries the Givenchy Beauty Line. The Givenchy Beauty products will only be carried in six Neiman’s nationwide and Neiman Marcus...

Grand Opening Celebration of Verve Boutique

Photo: Josef Newgarden, Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon, Susie Wheldon with her boys, Oliver and Sebastian, Marco Andretti, Conor Daly, James Hinchcliffe The evening was filled with the stylish men of INDYCAR as they modeled fashions from Susie Wheldon’s new high-end men’s and women’s clothing boutique in The Edge District in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg current Mayor Rick Kriseman and former...

Grape Ideas For Heart-Healthy Meals

Grapes make the perfect snack
  Reach for grapes as a heart-healthy snack and an inventive ingredient   (Family Features) Grapes make the perfect snack: they are delicious, with a juicy burst of flavor, and are hydrating, easy to eat and portable. Additionally, grapes are good for you, offering a variety of nutritional benefits. Grapes are a natural source of beneficial plant compounds, including antioxidants and other polyphenols. At just...

Together to End Stroke Makes an Impact in Tampa Bay

  Did you know that in the time that it takes to check your mail, someone will have a stroke? Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers from a stroke and every four minutes someone dies from one. But what a lot of people don’t know is that 80 percent of strokes are preventable. That is why the American Heart...

METRO Health: 6 Ways to Purify Your Skin

Tampa Bay Metro Magazine: a springtime glow 6 ways to purify your skin
  A Springtime Glow: 6 Ways to Purify Your Skin   (BPT) - You've heard of detox diets and ridding your body of toxins, but did you know the same is possible for your skin? Environmental toxins and pollutants not only cause breakouts, but also bring out a dull, less vibrant looking complexion. "Stressors from your environment and lifestyle can cause redness, irritations...

Advance Treatment for Strokes

  According to the American Heart Association (AHA), every minute without treatment during a major stroke, the brain loses 1.9 million neurons, 14 billion synapses, and 7.5 miles of never fibers. The quicker a stroke victim can get quality treatment improves the chance for survival and lowers risk for major disability. The AHA recently updated their recommended treatment guidelines for stroke...

Good Morning America’s Amy Robach Speaks Out

Amy Robach
  The Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Hospital will host keynote speaker Amy Robach on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club.   Robach was named News Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America in March 2014. Since joining ABC News, she has traveled nationally and internationally to cover major news stories. Prior to joining ABC News, Robach worked...

6 Health Symptoms Men Shouldn’t Ignore

Men's Health advice in Tampa Bay Metro
  38% of men visit the doctor only when extremely sick. But just because you feel healthy doesn't mean you are healthy.   "See your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms and put you, and your family's mind, at rest," recommends Dr. Mark Swierzewski, Medical Director of Florida Hospital Carrollwood Men’s Health Services. 1. Chest pain could mean a heart attack,...

Get a Healthy Glow

You Glow
You Glow Spray Tan is located in South Tampa     A sun-kissed glow often signifies health and beauty. But we all know the dangers of the sun. A great way to get that glow, but not the harsh rays are through spray tanning. Some of the things that spray tanning hides includes wrinkles, acne, varicose veins, skin conditions, tan lines...

Raise Your Voice to End Stroke F.A.S.T.

The American Stroke Associations wants everyone to learn the meaning of F.A.S.T.   To some people, the word “FAST” is just that; a word used in daily conversation. A word to describe speed. It is not typically thought of as a word that could be the determination of life or death. But for the American Stroke Association and for those who have...

5 Ways to Guide Your Family to Better Health

5 Ways to Guide Your Family to Better Health
    (Family Features) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your zip code is a greater predictor of your health than your genetic code. It not only impacts access to healthy foods, but also your ability to stay active. While it may be difficult to believe, millions living in "underserved" communities struggle to feed their families healthy meals...

Taking a Chance on Healthy Living!

Healthy Lifestyle
5 Simple Steps to Accurately Assess Lifestyle "Risks" By: Dan Farrell One of the most important aspects of living a healthy and prosperous life is understanding "risk." By this I mean knowing how to understand and analyze situations in life that affect health. Being able to accurately weigh benefits and risks when making health decisions is very important! Too often decisions...

Healthier Bay Area Homes

Tampa Bay home
Mother Nature Knows Best How Natural Elements In The Home Make You Healthier   (BPT)  When it comes to health and wellness, the design of your Bay area home may prove to be just as important as your diet, sleep habits or exercise routine. This is the premise behind biophilic design – the idea that incorporating natural elements into your home, such...

Grilling With Heart

Grilled Salmon Teriyaki
  Heart Healthy Grilling Options Celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann shares some heart-healthy tips and three inspiring recipes for grilling this season.   1. Pineapple-Chicken Skewers with Passion Fruit Glaze 2. Southwest Style Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with Creamy Chipotle Vinaigrette 3. Grilled Salmon Teriyaki   As you prepare your favorite marinades this summer, remember that not all cooking oils are created equal. But have no fear,...

Summer Fitness Tips

  Activate Your Summer with These Simple Tips Fitness ideas to power up your season   When short-sleeve shirts, tanks and shorts make their way into your everyday wardrobe, summer has officially arrived in Tampa Bay. And looking and feeling your best for all of those warm weather activities is important. Busy women know that being active means more than just picking up a...

Heart Healthy Grilling

Summer Grillin’ can be Heart Healthy By: Adela Lilollari As summer comes with full force, so do the opportunities to grill and enjoy delicious food with the family. These fun times shouldn’t have to be a guilty pleasure. Follow these simple tips from the American Heart Association to keep barbecues healthy:   Meat, Poultry and Fish Try grilling fish more often (salmon, trout, and...

Summer Exercise Tips

Exercise Tips for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat
Exercise Tips for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat By: Adela Lilollari   Summer break shouldn’t mean a break from your workout routine. Yes, it’s easy to use the tropical heat here in Tampa Bay as an excuse to stop working out and, after all, the heat can lead to health issues such as heat stress, heat stroke or other problems. However,...

Addressing Childhood Obesity

American Heart Association Childhood Obesity
  Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Amongst Bay area children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems. These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. Obesity takes a psychological toll as well: overweight children are more prone to...

An Ode to Femininity

a la rose
  À La Rose by Maison Francis Kurkdjian     À la rose is a declaration of love for women captured in a fragrance. Queen of flowers, the rose knows no boundaries and has inspired those in the creative arts for centuries. Poets, painters, musicians... and perfumers alike. All have sought to capture its aura, its magic and its secrets.   "Floral & Woody" ... A rosy...

Face Wash for Sensitive Skin

skincare facewash
      Kiehl’s Since 1851 has launched its Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, based on its herbal-extract toner from the 1960s. The new cleanser gently cleans and refreshes the skin without stripping the skin of its essential moisture. The formula was developed to maintain the integrity of the skin barrier while cleansing, without stripping skin of its essential moisture. The...

5 Foods To Increase Happiness

healthy dining
    Foods have a powerful effect on mood, stress responses and anxiety   Try incorporating these five mood-boosting superfoods into your diet and you’ll be feeling upbeat in no time! Salmon Flax Seeds (high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce anxiety) Eggs Shellfish (high in B vitamins, which lift us out of depression and irritability) Yogurt (a 2011 study indicated probiotics may reduce stress, at least in...