About us

PROUD TO SERVE THE TAMPA BAY AREA

Professional Health Care of Pinellas is an internal medicine and family care practice. We have Board Certified Physicians on call 24 hours, 7 days a week to best serve our patients whether it be in office, hospital, nursing homes or various long term care facilities. Our highly trained support staff of Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Registered Nurses along with our Physicians offers superior care, understanding and treatment to our patients and their families.

The emphasis in our practice is to deliver high quality care at the point of service by physicians that are able to communicate with the patient, employer and insurance personnel. We believe that medical care whether urgent or routine can be provided at a fair and reasonable cost without large medical bills or compromising care.

Insurance Plans – PHC of Pinellas accepts most insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid. We will file your health, auto, or workman’s comp insurance and we accept Letters of Protection (LOP). If you have any questions, please call our scheduling department; they will be happy to assist you.

MEET OUR FOUNDER AND CEO

Fadi Saba, M.D.

Dr. Fadi Saba was born in Lebanon. He attended American University of Beirut and received his MD degree in June,

MEET OUR DEDICATED PHYSICIANS

Amir Aldabagh, M.D

Dr. Aldabagh attended the University of Michigan-Flint, where he triple-majored in Honors Biology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology,

Tatiana Arkhipenko, M.D

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Arkhipenko joined Professional Health Care of Pinellas, LLC in 2011 as a hospitalist.

Nadine Azzi, M.D.

Leonard Confident, M.D

Dr. Confident joined Professional Health Care of Pinellas, LLC in May 2013. He attended St. Christopher’s College of Medicine in GA

Joseph Ciszewski, D.O.

Chris Cooke, D.O.

Alauddin El-Hag, M.D.

Gerardo Garcia, M.D.

Dr. Garcia has been in practice for over 30 years, having graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in Argentina in 1983

Hisham Hanai, M.D.

Dr. Hisham Hanai, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in St Petersburg, Florida and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field.

Kaela Harron, D.O.

Rabee Korbaj, M.D.

Dr. Korbaj is from Syria and graduated from Damascus University School of Medicine in 1999

Nino Kurtsikidze, M.D.

David Lim, D.O.

William McGrogan, M.D.

Joseph Paruolo, M.D.

Jennifer Peterson, M.D.

Bernard Philippe, M.D.

Dr. Phillipe is an Internal Medicine Specialist in St Petersburg, Florida. He graduated from American university of Antigua College of Medicine.

Wayne Sherman, D.O.

Damon Stafford, D.C.

Dr. Stafford graduated from Life University in 2000.

Sam Samarrai, M.D.

Luis Ycaza, D.O.

MEET OUR DEDICATED HEALTH PROVIDERS

Nicole Addison, APRN

Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Tampa in May 2014, and began work at Professional Health Care of Pinellas

Frank Amato, APRN

Board Certified, Frank Amato has been with Professional Health Care of Pinellas, LLC since 2003

James Andjelic, APRN​

Safiya Arthur, APRN​

Cirly Aleyas, APRN​

Brittnai Boldt, APRN​

Patrick Bengston, APRN

Bonita Clark, APRN

Terrie Green, APRN

Tiffany James, APRN​

Krystle Jaynes, APRN​

Wendy Kehl-Wood, APRN

Wendy Kehl-Pruett is a board certified Adult health nurse practitioner. She graduated with dual masters in nursing education

Lauren Kitenplon, APRN

Urvi Patel, APRN

Charlotte Phillips, APRN

Steven Reyes, PA

Steven received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Scott Rolston, APRN

Board Certified, Scott graduated from University of South Florida in August, 2010. He has been working for Professional Health Care of Pinellas

Keith Romanov, APRN

Kristen Ryan, APRN

Nora Siegel, APRN

Regina Shears-McCloud, APRN

Melissa Stanilka, APRN

Diana Tiwari, APRN

Heather Tyson, APRN

MEET OUR DEDICATED LEADERSHIP TEAM

Abby Saba, CFO

Soratree Charoenthongtrakul, Director of Research

Mike Eby, Operations Manager LTC

Sue Adair, Human Resources

Elie Ayyub, Accounting & Facilities ManagerП

Bill Fuller, Quality Manager

Donna Williamson, Director of Nursing

Amir Aldabagh, M.D

Dr. Aldabagh attended the University of Michigan-Flint, where he triple-majored in Honors Biology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and Interpersonal Communication. After graduating from American International School of Medicine, he attended Internal Medicine residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. After engaging in medical entrepreneurship for 2 years, he has returned to patient care. He enjoys singing, soccer, sand volleyball, traveling, exploring diverse cuisines, and spending time with family and friends.

Tatiana Arkhipenko, M.D

Board Certified in internal medicine, Dr. Arkhipenko joined Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc in 2011 as a hospitalist. She graduated in June 1987 from Krasnoyarsk Medical Academy in Russia. Prior to working for Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc, she completed a three year residency in internal medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in NY, she also worked as an internist at Krasnoyarsk Regional Hospital for Invalids of Wars in Russia from 1991-2001.

Leonard Confident, M.D

Dr. Confident joined Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc in May 2013. He attended St. Christopher’s College of Medicine in GA, where he completed his education in Family Practice. Dr. Confident is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine.

In his free time, he likes to read, go to the beach, and workout at the gym.

Gerardo Garcia, M.D.

Dr. Garcia has been in practice for over 30 years, having graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in Argentina in 1983. After practicing for 8 years in his home country, he completed a 3 year residency in Internal Medicine and then a 3 year cardiology fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY.

Dr. Garcia entered private practice in South and Central New Jersey for several years, where his activity included office and hospital patients in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology, a part of multispecialty practice.

In 2001, he relocated with his family to Florida where for 12 years; he practiced as a non-invasive cardiologist for a local group. During this period, he was also involved in teaching medical students, internal medicine residents, and cardiology fellows.

In March 2014, Dr. Garcia joined Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc, where he works mostly as a hospitalist, returning to his roots of Internal Medicine as well as applies his training in cardiology. Dr. Garcia is bilingual and lives with his wife and beautiful 9 year old daughter in St. Petersburg.

Dr. Hisham Hanai, M.D.

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Dr. Hisham Hanai, M.D. is a Family Medicine Specialist in St Petersburg, Florida and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ain Shams University, Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1986.  He is Board Certified in Family Medicine.  Dr. Hanai is fluent in English, Arabic, and Spanish.

Rabee Korbaj, M.D.

Dr. Korbaj is from Syria and graduated from Damascus University School of Medicine in 1999. He completed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center affiliate Weil Medical College Cornell University, Brooklyn, New York in June, 2007. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Korbaj became employed with Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc. in September, 2007. He enjoys living Florida because of the good weather and the medical practice opportunities. Dr. Korbaj divides his time between an office practice, hospital and some long term care facilities. His personal interests include reading, watching sports and exercising. He enjoys reading medical journals and attending workshops and seminars to stay updated on the newest medical developments.

Dr. Bernard Phillipe, M.D.

Dr Phillipe is an Internal Medicine Specialist in St Petersburg, Florida.   He graduated from American University of Antigua College of Medicine.   He has been practicing since 2015 serving as an advocate for chronic disease management, health maintenance and disease prevention.   He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Haitian Creole.  His personal interests are reading, music, playing guitar, trumpet and piano, and writing short stories.  

Damon Stafford, D.C.

Dr. Stafford’s graduated from Life University in 2000. Since that time he has practiced in Florida with primary focus on symptomatic relief, followed by corrective restoration from conditions such as headaches, peripheral neuropathy care, sciatica, disc herniation treatments, and many other musculo-skeletal complaints. He continues to go to multiple seminars to keep up to date with the latest Chiropractic techniques, and advances in research to insure his patients have the most recent information so they can make an informed decision when it comes to their health.

Nicole Addison, APRN

Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Tampa in May 2014, and began work at Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc shortly after. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

She likes to spend time with friends and family during her free time.

Frank Amato, APRN

Board Certified, Frank Amato has been with Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc since 2003. He graduated from St. Louis University in Missouri, in January 2001.

In his free time, Frank likes to spend time with his friends and family.

Wendy Kehl-Wood, APRN

Wendy Kehl-Pruett is a board certified Adult health nurse practitioner. She graduated with dual masters in nursing education, and adult health nurse practitioner from University of South Florida in 2005. Prior to working for Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc., Wendy worked as an ICU/CCU RN for 17 years, and for Infectious Disease Consultants in St. Petersburg. She has also maintained her Critical Care Certification for the past 10 years. Wendy joined Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc in November, 2007.

Scott Rolston, APRN

Board Certified, Scott graduated from University of South Florida in August, 2010. He has been working for Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc since 2011. Prior to working for Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc, he held the position of Director of Nursing at Oak Manor Senior Living Community.

When not caring for patients, Scott enjoys spending time with friends and family.