Tampa General Medical Group Provides Primary Medical Care For the Entire Family!

Published on 2 August 2016 in Business
Alexis Selby (author)

Alexis Selby

Tampa General Medical Group

Tampa General Medical Group

Bringing a fresh new perspective to family medicine, at Tampa General Medical Group (TGMG), the talented and experienced doctors go above and beyond to provide quality, evidencecased care to you and your family. From new borns to seniors, at TGMG, their qualified physicians provide a wide range of medical services, including pediatric care, minor non-invasive surgeries, gynecological-related care, sports and school physicals, biopsies, immunizations and vaccinations, wellness exams, chronic disease management, laboratory services, social support counseling, educational services and personal wellness visits. 
“I think our doctors practice a lot more variety than most,” says office supervisor Charlotte. “They deal with all aspects of family medicine and are really good at following up with patients to make sure they are doing ok.” 
With an office in the Publix plaza on the corner of Linebaugh and Countryway Blvd at 10718 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa, TGMG is centrally located for easy access throughout the entire Westchase area and their physicians offer same-day appointments for those who need to see a doctor immediately. “We are very accommodating to our patients and their needs,” says Charlotte. 

Meet the Doctors 

Dr. Charles Friend, DO, MMHA, FAAFP, FACPE, FAWM, CPE 

Dr. Charles Friend, DO, MMHA, FAAFP, FACPE, FAWM, CPE

Dr. Charles Friend, DO, MMHA, FAAFP, FACPE, FAWM, CPE

Earning his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, and his master’s degree from Central Michigan University, Dr. Friend is a board certified specialist in family medicine, and a diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice. 
LaTaura Atwell-Small, M.D. 

LaTaura Atwell-Small, M.D.

LaTaura Atwell-Small, M.D.

Dr. LaTaura Atwell-Small is a boardcertified family medicine physician who enjoys treating patients of all ages. She completed her bachelor of science degree in microbiology and cell science, along with a minor in health science education at the University of Florida, followed by her doctor of medicine degree at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Atwell-Small completed a family medicine residency at Florida Hospital in Winter Park, FL. 

Tanuja Sharma, M.D. 

Tanuja Sharma, M.D.

Tanuja Sharma, M.D.

Treating patients of all ages, Dr. Sharma is a board-certified family medicine physician. She completed her bachelor of science degree in biology at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. After completing her doctor of medicine degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies, Dr. Sharma competed her residency at the University of Chicago (Northshore) Family Medicine Residency Program in Glenview, IL. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians. 
At TGMG they understand when you have a doctor’s visit that you don’t want to make it an all day event. They value your time, and do their best to get you in and out as quickly as possible, while still being extremely thorough and taking the time to make sure all of your questions are answered and concerns addressed. Building relationships with their patients is very important, and whether you are a new or established patients you will be treated with the same level of quality care. 

MyChart Provides Easy & Convenient Access To Your Health Information 24/7 

One more advantage to seeing a TGMG physician is the innovative Mychart program that provides a convenient and efficient means to communicate with your health care professionals. Connect to this free, secure portal on a computer or smartphone. Some of the my chart features are: 
- Self-schedule appointments online, even same-day appointments 
- Receive an online medical evaluation for non-urgent issues with eVisits* 
- Be notified if an earlier appointment time becomes available 
- Request prescription refills 
- View visit summaries to see details from previous appointments 
- Access test results as they are posted 
- Ask a question about your referral 
- Ask a question about your bill 
- Send a message to your doctor 
- View your electronic medical record (EMR) 
Self-sign up lets you create your own account on a computer or smartphone. There’s no waiting for an activation code. Just visit mychart.tgh.org and complete the requested information forms including your name and address and create a username and password. 
Taking the time to really get to know their patients, the physicians at TGMG truly excel when it comes to quality patient care. They enjoy building relationships with their patients and encourage them to bring in their entire family so they can treat them all at the same convenient location. Working together as a team, the staff and physicians create a positive atmosphere where patients can really feel comfortable and welcome. “We are like a family here,” says Dr. Sharma. 
Tampa General Medical Group is located in the Publix plaza on the corner of Linebaugh and Countryway Blvd at 10718 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa. Their office is open Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. -5 p.m. For more information please call (813) 844-4800 or visit www.TGMG.org.

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