Our Physicians

Dr Eric Crall, DPC physician in Tampa Bay, FL

Eric J. Crall, MD, Founder

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.   

Melissa Launder, MD

Melissa Launder, MD

 

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, M.D.

 

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.