Company: TBIM Hospitalists
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Rafael S. Rodriguez, Physician at TBIM Hospitalists, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geriatrics and hospital administration.
Dr. Rodriguez obtained his medical doctorate from Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Puerto Rico in 1996 and thereupon served a residency in internal medicine in 1999 and a fellowship in geriatric medicine with the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa in 2000. He practices as a geriatrician, specializing in the unique health needs of the elderly, including chronic diseases, nutritional problems, skin ailments, cognitive loss, memory impairment, adverse effects of medications, immobility and balance issues. He holds certifications to practice medicine in Florida and from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Since 2004, Dr. Rodriguez has prospered as owner and internist with TBIM Hospitalists in Tampa. Hospitalists coordinate a patient’s care while he or she is in the hospital and are responsible for answering patient questions, coordinating care between specialists, and evaluating test results, helping to ensure the entire hospitalization process runs as smoothly as possible. In addition, Dr. Rodriguez has served as director of quality, chief of staff and with the quality committee with various hospitals.
Dr. Rodriguez attributes his success to the love and passion in what he does, enjoying bedside medicine and talking to patients. He became involved in his profession because they had a neighbor who was an ophthalmologist. He was inspired and developed an interest in medicine seeing all his instruments and the patients that come in his clinic, and so decided to specialize in internal medicine because he was not satisfied with working in just one discipline. In coming years, Dr. Rodriguez wants to solidify some of the hospitals he works with now by adding more doctors in their team. He also sees himself doing some charity work such as Doctors Without Borders.
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