Our Care Team
Karen Joseph M.D., FAAFP
After attending Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Dr. Joseph was accepted into the 7-year accelerated Honors Program in Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine...
Alicia Pratt, APRN-C
Healing Through Caring Family Medicine
Family Medicine deals with the well-being of a patient’s entire body. Whether you come to us for a wellness check or exhibit symptoms of chronic illness, our family care physicians are here for you.
Our dedicated physicians specialize in expert care for all our patients who manage their health care coverage through insurance with Humana’s Medicare Advantage Plans and Original Medicare.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who are the patients we serve?
We are a network provider for Humana. A Humana Medicare Advantage Plan can provide all the benefits of Original Medicare and then some including prescription drug coverage.
A Humana policy can supply:
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPOs
M.D. or D.O. ?
There are two types of complete physicians, D.O. and M.D.
Both M.D.s and D.O.s base diagnosis and treatments on scientifically proven conclusions.
Both attend four years of Medical School plus a residency program.
Both take the MCAT and go through a rigorous application process.
Both are licensed by the same licensing boards.
Both can choose to practice in any specialty of medicine.
D.O.s are also trained in osteopathic manipulative medicine.
How often do our patients see a doctor?
The short answer is: We are here as often as you need us. At a minimum, our physicians will schedule your regular appointments twice a year. After assessing the patient’s state of health, our physicians may order additional blood work or refer you to a specialist. There are instances such as Coumadin Clinic or chronic conditions where you may be scheduled more frequently.
Do you specialize in any other services?
All of our physicians are on call 24/7.
We offer hands-on care by providing manipulations, also called OMT procedures (osteopathic manipulative treatments).
Our medical assistants are very well-trained in drawing blood, and we do our own lab draws in the office.
If a patient’s diagnosis suggests the need for a specialist, we will make that referral.