Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic is proud to welcome four additional specialists to our team of highly trained physicians. The following doctors joined the medical group in October:
· Kerry M. W. Fike, MD, R.Ph (MOHS Micrographic Surgery): Dr. Fike is seeing patients from her office at the Bella Vista Building, 1755 N. Florida Avenue in Lakeland. Her specialty – Mohs Micrographic Surgery – represents the most advanced dermatologic techniques for the treatment of skin cancer, to include the precise removal of certain carcinomas in patients at high risk for recurrence. The procedure boasts a high cure rate and maximum tissue conservation. Dr. Fike received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She performed her internship at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, MA, a residency in dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and her fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee in Tallahassee, FL. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Polk County Medical Association. She is board-certified in dermatology. Appointment scheduling: call 863-680-7267.
· Geetha L. Krishnan, MD (Internal Medicine): Dr. Krishnan’s office is located at our Main Clinic on 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland. Her background includes a medical degree from Mysore University in India, an internship at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain, MA, and a residency at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, MA. She is board-certified in internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, nicotine dependence, depression, and adults with intellectual disabilities. Appointment scheduling: 863-680-7190.
· Milan M. Lombardi, MD (Dermatology): Dr. Lombardi offers comprehensive dermatology services from our South location at 1033 N. Parkway Frontage Rd. in Lakeland. He received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City after completing his undergraduate education with an honor’s degree in Physics. He performed his internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and residency in dermatology at Washington University Consortium/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. In addition, as part of his post-graduate training, Dr. Lombardi spent time at Stanford University Hospital in California and as a research fellow in dermatology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise include skin cancer diagnosis and removal, and his list of services includes skin cancer surgery, general dermatology, and cosmetic and laser dermatology. He has a special interest in laser technology. Dr. Lombardi is a member of the Florida Medical Association, the Polk County Medical Association, the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and a founding member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Appointment scheduling: 863-680-7267.
· Bernard (Rusty) Tortorice, MD (Anesthesiology): Dr. Tortorice offers anesthesia services to patients undergoing procedures or surgery at Lakeland Regional Medical Center or Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center. Dr. Tortorice received his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI. He performed his internship in surgery at Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI, a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He is board-certified in anesthesiology.
For more information on these newer physicians, or any member of Watson Clinic’s team of more than 220 specialists, visit www.WatsonClinic.com.
About Watson Clinic LLP: As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities. First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing 40 medical and surgical specialties. The Clinic continues the legacy of healthcare excellence at the Main Clinic, 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, FL, as well as 16 additional locations conveniently located in Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at: www.WatsonClinic.com.