Dr. Crall is a graduate of Jesuit High School and the University of South Florida in Tampa; Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta; and the Bayfront Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program, where he was selected to be the chief resident in his third year. While at Emory he was honored to receive the prestigious Pisacano Scholarship from the American Board of Family Medicine, recognizing future leaders in Family Medicine. It was annual networking with fellow Pisacano Scholars that introduced Dr Crall to the Direct Primary Care model as early as 2009. When practicing as a primary care physician began to get increasingly onerous after the ACA was passed, Dr Crall began his plans to become a DPC physician and started his practice in July 2014. After extensive networking with business owners and interviewing many brokers to find those who understand how to pair DPC with self-funded insurance plans to truly benefit their clients, Dr Crall lauched the Tampa Bay Direct Care Network in July 2016. His DPC practice, MyDPCdoc Family Medicine, is no longer accepting new patients; he is committed to growing the practices of his affiliate physicians and adding new affiliate physicians as the network capacity grows. He spends his free time with wife, Kara, his 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
John Sosa, M.D. is a native of suburban Detroit and is double Board Certified in Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree in Anthropology-Zoology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and went on to attend the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten. He returned to the Detroit area and did three years of General Surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, MI then moved on to a Family Medicine residency at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI where he was Chief Resident his final year. He remained in the Detroit area for several years, working at urgent care centers, opening a Medical Spa and then returned to doing primary care. Dr. Sosa moved to Florida in 2009 to take a primary care position with BayCare Medical Group in Westchase, where he practiced comprehensive primary care to teens and adults for over nine years. In 2017, he was part of the inaugural class to become Board Certified by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. In 2019, he started his own Direct Primary Care Lifestyle Medicine practice, Elevânt Health, where he passionately focuses on lifestyle modification to help prevent, treat, and reverse chronic diseases. Dr. Sosa is an avid sports and movie enthusiast, fitness fanatic and follows a pure plant-based diet. He is the proud father of two beautiful daughters.
Dr Ryan Adami graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2005. He completed his residency training in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of South Florida in 2009. Interests include preventative care, wellness, medical informatics and healthcare policy. Dr. Adami is Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Vicencio was born in the Philippines. Upon immigrating to the U.S. with his family, they settled in Chicago. He was raised in Evanston, IL with his brother, who is also a primary care internist.
He came to Tampa in 1985 to attend the University of South Florida where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. In 1993 he earned medical degree from USF College of Medicine. He continued his specialty training at Bayfront Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in St. Petersburg, FL, where he served as Chief Resident in his third year. He is currently pursuing further education as a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist and hopes to complete his training in 2021.
Prior to starting V Medcare, Dr. Vicencio practiced for almost 24 years as an employed physician with Morton Plant Mease Primary Care / BayCare Medical Group in Oldsmar, FL.
Dr. Vicencio has been happily married to his wife, Lisa, for 25 years and they have 2 children, a Seminole and a Gator. He is an accomplished cook and a part of the up and coming culinary scene in Tampa.
He believes in providing care that emphasizes every aspect of a person’s being. He truly embraces the differences that we all have as they are what make our world such a beautiful place.ay something interesting about your business here.
Dr. Salud was born and raised in Central Florida. He attended Davidson College with a degree in Political Science. After college he started working in clinical research in breast cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center. He was motivated to pursue a career in medicine and went on to complete a second Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences at the University of South Florida where he also received his Medical Doctorate. He completed my residency training in Family Medicine from Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has always had an interest in sports and fitness and their influence on health. He completed my Fellowship in Sports Medicine through the University of South Florida. He has maintained Board Certification in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine since completing his training. With dual certification in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine his goal is to help patients optimize and maintain their health first through incorporating appropriate diet and exercise into their lifestyle. He has worked with professional sports teams such as the Tampa Bay Rowdies where he served as their Head Team Physician from 2013 to 2017. He has served as a Team Physician for the Tampa Bay Rays since 2017. He has learned how proper nutrition and exercise, can optimize physical and mental performance. He brings these same concepts to the patients he sees in his clinic whether they are aspiring amateur athletes, weekend warriors, or looking to improve their health.
Dr. Melissa Launder isn’t shy about sharing her love for Family Medicine and her patients. She considers it an honor to work as a primary care physician and help generations of families, young and old. Her interest in medicine was first sparked at a young age as she witnessed her father care for patients as a physical therapist.
She obtained her B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida; graduated in 2006 from the Florida State University College of Medicine; and completed residency training at the University of South Florida’s Family Medicine program at Morton Plant Hospital. After nearly ten years of practice in the Baycare Health System, Dr. Launder opened Exceptional Care Center in Trinity with a vision for further improving her patient’s medical experience. In a day and age where insurance companies and corporations reign supreme, she shines amongst her peers for her compassionate care, thorough manner and dedication to her craft. She continues to develop rich relationships with her patients in a time when many physicians are “burning out” and questioning their career choices. Dr. Launder is blessed by her family and friends. She and her husband Tom enjoy caring for their two Chihuahuas, Pepe and Paco. She also appreciates great coffee, hiking, reading, musical theatre and travel.
Karina Azank Parilo was born in Puerto Rico but grew up in Tampa after moving here with her parents at the age of 3. She attended the Academy of the Holy Names and then completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Duke University. She then returned to Tampa and received her MD from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. While she initially trained in Anesthesiology following her intern year at USF, she missed having long-term relationships with patients and transferred to the University of Massachusetts Family Residency Program in Worcester to pursue training in traditional Family Medicine. She completed her family medicine training and returned home where she worked for a medical group in Wesley Chapel for 7 years. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and provides comprehensive primary care to individuals and families of all ages from newborn to geriatrics.
Dr. Parilo is happily married to Dane and they have a blended family consisting of three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. She is fluent in Spanish
Dr. Brett Levine, D.O. is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician. After completing his undergraduate degree at the George Washington University, Dr. Levine attended Nova Southeastern University Medical School where he graduated in 2012. Following his family medicine residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Levine gained invaluable experience while practicing in Clearwater, Florida at a small, privately-owned clinic, as well as numerous inpatient rehab facilities and nursing homes.
Dr. Levine discovered Direct Primary Care at the perfect time in his career and took the plunge, starting his own practice, LevMed, in April 2018. He is proud to join DPC movement, delivering primary care in a manner more consistent with the values that made him become a doctor in the first place. He is passionate about the DPC practice model, and is excited to provide this service to his patients.
Dr. Levine was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He describes himself as a travel enthusiast, slightly above average tennis player and fledgling beach volleyball intramural league star. He is an avid sports fan and culinary elitist (foodie). He is happily married and the proud father of two loving cats, who make his heart swell.
Dr. Trinette Moss, MD is a Florida native, born in Miami. She earned her medical degree at University of Miami School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Dr. Moss has practiced in Pinellas County since 2003 working for Baycare Health System. She opened her own practice Total Family Wellness in 2014 with vision to the future of family medicine in Direct Primary Care. Dr. Moss feels that it is an honor and privilege to be invited into each and every patient's life. She seeks to continue making long-lasting relationships with her patients. When not in the office Dr. Moss spends time with her husband Gregory, and her three children.
Dr. Rensberry is board certified in both Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. He grew up in Central America in the countries of Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua. From this life experience, he is able to speak Spanish fluently. He attended medical school at The Ohio State University, OH and completed his residency in the US Army at Ft. Hood, TX. After residency, he joined the 1st Brigade in 1st Cavalry Division (Ironhorse) as their Brigade Surgeon. He deployed to Iraq and Kuwait while serving in that unit. He later filled the role of medical director for infantry basic trainees at Ft. Benning, GA. Upon leaving the Army, he moved to central Florida and joined a large residency as a teaching faculty and their medical director.
He and his family enjoy several hobbies in their spare time. Some of these include running, stand-up paddle-boarding, cycling, reading, and gardening. There is just so much to do in Central Florida! His family loves pets and they have 3 dogs, 1 crested gecko, and 1 fisher
Dr. Ogin attended medical school at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. She then completed a Family Medicine residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. where she served as Chief Resident during her final year. She remained on the faculty at UMDNJ for 2 more years before moving to Florida. In 2000, she opened Seminole Sports & Family Medicine, PA with her husband, Matthew Rosen, MD, in Oviedo, FL. In 2018, she opened the doors to LumaDoc Health, PA.
She has 2 amazing children, Rachel and Jacob, who stand on their own merits. You may see her around town with her best friend, an Australian Shepherd named Storm or trying to coax her foster dog Aggie to do something doglike.
Dr. Faisal Tawwab is a Direct Primary Care Family Physician based in Lake Mary, Florida, serving Orlando, Deltona, and surrounding areas. He graduated with honors in 2009 specializing in Allopathic & Eastern/ Family Medicine. Dr. Faisal Tawwab has completed his training Family Medicine in the rural town of Madisonville, KY, where his residency program is affiliated with the University of Louisville. Since his residency, Dr. Tawwab served mainly in ER/Urgent Care settings and inpatient Hospitalist Medicine in Kentucky. He was fortunate to have practiced Urgent Care Medicine for 1 year in Greenville, KY along with being a Hospitalist for Baptist Health Madisonville. Dr. Tawwab also has a special interest in Sports Medicine. He has been part of the local communities middle school and high school teams for North Hopkins and Central Hopkins where he was trained as a Teams Physician. He has attended several sporting events including sports coverage for basketball and football JV/Varsity.
His Devotion to healthcare from a holistic perspective motivated him to become a family physician. Dr. Tawwab is committed to providing each of his patients with comprehensive and compassionate medical care. Dr. Tawwab looks forward to seeing a variety of patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and enjoys a multitude of procedures including those related to sports medicine. Dr. Tawwab is equally versed in inpatient/outpatient and post-acute care. He is married with 2 sons and his wife is a board-certified Geriatrician with Multicare Physicians. As a family, they have travelled extensively for medical training and are happy to be finally settled in the central Florida area. In his free time, Dr. Tawwab enjoys spending time with his sons and actively playing sports.
Dr. Faisal Tawwab has been affiliated with many hospitals including Orlando Health, Florida Hospital, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in many local medical groups.
Dr. Tawwab is a 2002 graduate of Trinity Preparatory School, Winter Park. He graduated from Gulf Medical University in the United Arab Emirates with a Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery in 2009, after which he returned home to the United States to complete his Family Medicine Residency in Kentucky.
Board Certified: ABFM, ECFMG, M.B.B.S, M.D., ACLS, BLS, PALS, ATLSve
Dr. Juveria Tawwab is a compassionate family doctor with a passion for serving her patients by meeting their many needs. Her particular interests are managing patients with multiple medical problems including Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, CHF and other chronic diseases; Women’s Health, Preventive Medicine, Behavioral Medicine including ADHD in children and adults. She began her career in urgent care with children as young as 3 months. As she grew in age and experience, she later treated youth and adults. Now she is able to offer a continuum of care to many ages as they transition through life.
Her primary focus has been women’s health and outpatient medicine involving pediatrics to geriatrics in the last 5 yrs. She has been fortunate to have worked with five-star medical facilities such as Baptist Health Urgent Care formerly known as Trover Center Urgent Care and Baptist Health Medical association in KY. Having grown up most of her life in Deltona and initially studied in Florida, Dr. Tawwab is thrilled to have relocated to Central Florida along with her husband and 3 three children. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling.
EXPERIENCE-10 years: Family Practice Board Certified: ABFM ACLS, PALS, BLS certified
EDUCATION-Residency Family Medicine 2011 Baptist Health aka Trover Health System Madisonville, KY
Dr. Anam Tawwab pursued her medical degree at Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences in Jamshoro, Pakistan and went on to complete her residency at Baptist Health Madisonville which is affiliated with the University of Louisville, KY. She then relocated to Central Florida where she did her fellowship training in geriatric medicine at Florida Hospital. After her training she joined Multicare Physicians in 2017. Dr. Anam is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Geriatrics Society, She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Her specialties include dementia, polypharmacy, nursing home care, and geriatric syndromes.
EXPERIENCE-Board Certified: ABFMSpecialties: Dementia, Polypharmacy, Nursing Home Care, Geriatric Syndromes
EDUCATION-Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Baptist Health Madisonville, Florida Hospital
Mr. Abdul Quyyum Ahmed, MD, is the Family Practice Specialist in Orlando, Florida. He graduated with honors in 2005. Dr. Ahmed has completed his residency in Family Medicine in 2012. Prior to that he did his residency in General Surgery and completed exams from Royal College of Surgeons Edinburg in 2005. He has experience with a full scope of family medicine disciplines including preventive medicine and managing chronic conditions like hypertension and diabetes. His special interests are wound care, minor trauma, and performing a variety of minor office procedures. He has also served in Acute Rehabilitation Units; Long Term Care Facilities; and in Intensive Care Units within hospitals.
Many patients receiving care in the inpatient hospital setting require specialized follow-up care known as post-acute care. Dr. Ahmed is equally versed in inpatient/outpatient and post-acute care. He’s been on faculty with his residency program as an Associate Director where he was actively involved in the education and medical students and residents. His greatest amount of training has been in a rural community setting while serving various hospitals in the Western Kentucky region. With his experience and skill set, Dr. Ahmed is excited to move down in the central Fl area with his wife and 3 children.
Dr. Abdul Quyyum Ahmed has been affiliated with many hospitals including Baptist Health Madisonville, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, T J Samson Community Hospital, and has cooperated with other doctors and specialists in many medical groups including Community United Methodist Hospital, Inc, Baptist Health Madisonville, Orlando Health and is currently licensed to practice medicine in Kentucky and Florida.
EXPERIENCE-15 years: Family Practice Board Certified: ABFM, ECFMG, ACLS,PALS,BLS, ATLS certified
EDUCATION-Residency Family Medicine 2012Baptist Health aka Trover Health System Madisonville, KY
Born in New Jersey and raised in South Florida, Dr. Dameron received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Florida. Specializing in helping those with weight issues and eating disorders, Dr. Dameron started a business called Healthy Results. Working closely with doctors and other healthcare specialists, it was not long before he recognized his true passion – helping others become healthy. It was at that time Dr. Dameron decided to pursue a career in medicine to help prevent and treat many of the health conditions and ailments he saw patients suffering from. Dr. Dameron earned his degree as a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) from Nova Southeastern University and completed his residency at the University of Miami. Med-Peds, a dual enrollment residency program, provided both a complete Internal Medicine and Pediatric specialization. As of 2018, only 6,000 physicians in the U.S. possess this level of training due to its rigorous nature, and additional time commitment. While in training, Dr. Dameron practiced as a Senior Resident for two consecutive years, supervising Pediatricians as well as Internal Medicine interns and students. As part of his training, he was responsible for care at University of Miami (UM), Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH), Miami Veterans Administration (MVA) and Mount Sinai. He has completed extensive training in intensive care, board certified in Internal Medicine and continues to maintain certification. Dr. Dameron relocated to the Treasure Coast area to open a Private Practice where he could work more closely with patients, and become their primary healthcare provider. With this change, Dr. Dameron can continue to really get to know his patients personally, and provide the time to thoroughly listen to their medical needs, which he values tremendously. This new model will allow Dr. Dameron to provide the kind of care he committed to when he started his medical training.
Dr. Dameron is married, and lives in Palm City with his wife and son, and their dog, Oreo. He is committed to his family, and when he is not working, he enjoys spending time going to his son’s basketball and football games, and other activities. He also has a passion for music, exercise, fitness and health and fast cars.
Lashunda Blackshear trained at Florida Atlantic University where she received her undergraduate in Nursing and later her graduate degree as a Nurse Practitioner. She has over fourteen years of experience in trauma ICU Step-down Unit and trauma/neurology ICU. She is a member of Palm Beach Nurse Practitioner Council. She volunteers at Lend A Hand Corporation. Lashunda is a native of Florida. She grew up knowing she wanted to help others. She became a nurse to serve her community. After many years of bedside nursing she felt the urge that she needed to do more, which started her transitional journey from Registered Nurse to Nurse Practitioner. Today, Lashunda has made it her personal mission to partner with you to achieve the best outcomes; a healthier Palm Beach County.
Quessie is a native Floridian, born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida who is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioner and licensed in the state of Florida. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degree from Florida Atlantic University with over 16 years’ experience in critical care. She is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), Black Nurses Practitioner of Palm Beach County, Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach and Lend a Hand corporation.
"Caring for patients the way I want myself and my family to be cared for" This has been my motto since starting medical school. After training, I joined a multi-specialty practice in 2010, Clark and Daughtrey, a physician owned group. My patient panel grew to over 4,000 patients in 7 years. My staff and I always strived for a patient’s experience in the office to be a pleasant one. However, the physician owned practice soon merged with a large hospital and the family feel of the office was lost. Many of the personal touches disappeared and patients felt like a number. This convinced me to seek alternative options to better care for my patients. The obstacles my patients encountered, along with my drive of why I became a physician motivated me to open Aspire Health. The DPC membership at Aspire Health allows me to devote quality time to my patients and their families, getting to know them on a more in-depth level. The close relationship I develop and the time I spend with patients are personally important to me. This is the foundation of exceptional health care. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering at the Miami Rescue Clinic, teaching, traveling, working out, yoga, cooking and spending time with my family and friends. Dr Singh is a board-certified Family Physician. She attended Ross University & received her Doctor of Medicine and undergraduate degrees from the University of South Florida.
Rachel Huerta is a National Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. A native of south Florida, she began her career as a registered nurse in one of the nation’s leading hospitals. Rachel earned her degree as a Nurse Practitioner from Florida Atlantic University. Today, Rachel is privileged to practice in her hometown of Boca Raton. Rachel believes that spending time and giving individualized attention to each patient is the key to keeping them healthy and avoiding unnecessary visits to a specialist or a hospital. As a leader in Boca Raton, Rachel advocates for her patients and believes that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare. Through the Direct Primary Care model, patients receive excellent care at a significantly reduced cost by removing the middle man, the insurance company. Rachel looks forward to getting to know you and your family.
Rachel won the Healthcare Woman of Distinction award at the 2017 Soroptomist Woman of Distinction Breakfast. This prestigious award, presented to only one healthcare provider annually, was in recognition of her leadership and volunteerism both locally and abroad. Rachel has been on several medical mission trips to Tanzania and spearheaded the raising funds for UHAI Baptist Clinic, who was in dire need of medical supplies and medications. Locally, Rachel was the 2016-2017 President of The Rotary Club of Boca Raton and she and her husband, Jody, advocate on behalf of those in foster care as former foster parents 2014-2019. In 2016, Jody and Rachel were awarded "Foster Parents of the Year" in Palm Beach County.
Dr. Michele Gero, MD is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician. Dr. Gero attended SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse, NY, where she graduated in 2001. Following her family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Health Center in Syracuse, Dr. Gero moved to Wallingford CT to become a partner at ProHealth Physician Group. In 2011, she moved Florida and began practicing corporate medicine in North Port, FL.
Dr. Gero discovered Direct Primary Care in 2018 and realized that delivering primary care in this manner was more in line with her values and the true reason she became a doctor in the first place. She was finally able to start her own practice, Aspire Direct Primary Care in Venice, in October 2019. She is excited to provide comprehensive health care to her patients the way it should be delivered.
Dr. Gero was born and raised in rural northern New York but calls Venice, FL her true home. She is happily married with 3 children and a canine “furbaby”. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and making jewelry.
Dr. Steed has been a Family Doctor for 18 years. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and his family medicine residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, he first served in the United States Air Force as a family physician at Moody AFB, GA. He then moved to Florida to practice in a traditional family medicine clinic with the Family Doctors of Belleview and later served as medical director in Belleview with the Villages Health. He has also been on staff at three local hospitals in his time in Ocala. Dr. Steed started Walden Direct Primary Care in 2017. It brings him life to save people money while serving them with practical and available healthcare. Dr. Steed is married with 4 children and enjoys running, biking, and traveling. His real joy is to help people reach their fullest potential.
Dr. Sharyl Truty, MD has been engaged in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Orthopedics as well as Acupuncture for over seventeen years in many different capacities. After graduating medical school from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in Illinois, Dr.Truty completed her Primary Care Residency at Rush Medical Center in Chicago and her fellowship in Georgia. Dr. Truty, also, completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in 2012. She is Board Certified in Family Practice and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Truty started Balanced Physician Care, P.A in 2016 and currently resides in Jacksonville Beach, FL with her husband, Myke and her son, Lukas.
Arlene Aquino is a board-certified registered nurse practitioner. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Husson University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain University. Arlene has been a medical provider with Balanced Physician Care for over a year, prior to Balanced Physician Care, she worked at University of North Florida in the Student Service Health Clinic and North Florida Medical Center in occupational medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. In her spare time, she enjoys walking on the beach, running, and spending time with her husband Chris and their two daughters.
I chose a medical career to help people and am proud to say that after all these years I still receive my greatest reward from seeing people set free from their health struggles to live their best life. In primary care I have the privilege of developing lasting relationships with my patients which allows me to help them as a whole person: mind, body, and Spirit. With Direct Primary Care I am able to serve people in my community with a spirit of excellence at a fair price.
I graduated from the University of Colorado in 1993 and spent 5 years pursuing a career racing off road bicycles. During this period I worked many jobs to support myself and travelled to many places around the world. The experiences I gained during this period are invaluable to my career as a Medical Doctor. At 27 years old I was accepted into the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. In 2002 I graduated and moved to Jacksonville, FL where I entered residency at the Mayo Clinic. My years at Mayo taught me to be a Doctor, but my training didn't end there. I continue to pursue learning and have developed expertise in lifestyle medicine, functional medicine and the latest advances in traditional western medicine.
My mission has been to develop a team and a system to optimize our patients’ health and eliminate chronic diseases by treating the root causes of illness. We understand that “no man is an island” and we work hard at developing healthy communities. We exist to provide patients an alternative to a broken medical system. A holistic and root cause analysis approach utilizing allopathic, naturopathic, and functional medical modalities better offers our patients the opportunity to take control of their health and live their lives to the fullest potential.