D.M. Deupree, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and retina
specialist managing diseases of the vitreous and retina. He received his
M.D. from the American University of the Caribbean in 1983 and was a
Harvard Research Fellow on a National Eye Institute grant in Boston with
a focus on diabetic eye disease. He is a Fellow of the American Academy
of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons and is founder of
The Macula Center.
Gerald E. Trimble, MD, is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology
specializing in Pain Management. He received his M.D. from USF College
of Medicine and served a transitional internship at Michigan State University
and Edward W. Sparrow Hospital. He completed his residency in anesthesiology
at USF, where he served as Chief Resident and was awarded a
Fellowship in Pain Management. He is a Diplomate of the American Board
Neal M. Solar, DMD, knew in the 7th grade that he wanted to be a dentist
and has never wavered from that passion. He loves what he does and feels
privileged to be able to care for his patient’s dental health. Dr. Solar earned
his D.M.D. at University of Florida College of Dentistry and is committed
to continuing education to stay abreast of the latest in dental healthcare.
He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental
Richard V. Abdo, MD, is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who
treats all musculoskeletal conditions. He offers the most current expertise
and techniques in foot and ankle treatment and sports medicine. Dr. Abdo
graduated from Brown University with Honors, and earned his M.D., Cum
Laude, from SUNY Upstate Medical Center. He has served as Chairman of
the Department of Surgery and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Morton
Michael R. Piazza, MD, established himself as the area’s first Fellowship
trained Orthopaedic Spine surgeon in 1989. In 1990, he joined Dr.
George Morris and formed Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay, P.A., a
practice that has grown to include seven orthopaedic surgeons with two
office locations. Dr. Piazza has served as chairman of the Spine Section
of Morton Plant Hospital and has been selected for inclusion in the Best
Doctors in America® program on multiple occasions.
Michael Tolentino, MD, is a Board- Certified Ophthalmologist fellowship
trained in the treatment of all medical and surgical retinal disease and laser
surgery. He has spent extensive time in the laboratory and helped develop
anti-VEGF medications. In addition, he has been the principal investigator
in over 120 retinal clinical trials helping obtain approval for drugs such as
Lucentis. He is a partner at The Macula Center and Director and Founder of
Blue Ocean Clinical Research.
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