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About Dr. Christopher J Salud
Dr. Christopher J Salud, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has 11 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Salud is affiliated with St Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Salud has received 7 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Christopher J Salud has the following 2 specialties
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- Sports Medicine
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Salud for 5-6 years. He has great bedside manner. He's very thorough and open to alternative medicine. I use acupuncture as my first line of defense. His sports medicine background has been so helpful when we've gotten injured. If our insurance didn't change we would not leave him. Sometimes his office staff is slow, but he is great. Also, they run behind at times so I always ask how far behind they are.
I am not a fan of going to the Doctors, when you go you feel like a number and not a person well Dr. Salud, is not that kind of Dr. He is invested in your health, he wants you to be your best self. He listens to you and the issues you are having. He has an amazing bedside manner and he truly cares for his patients. He was my cheerleader through my weight loss journey, giving me tips and encouraging me. The office staff is welcoming and friendly. I looked forward to seeing them all during my visit.
Dr. Salud is seriously the best doctor in St Pete. i searched for a long time to find the right Doctor- one who will take the time and who cares about my health and well-being. He has now been my doctor since 2012 and I recommend him to everyone. He treats his patients as if they were his own family.
Low energy, disinterested, and quite disingenuous would be just a few adjectives I'd use to describe Dr. Salud. Many times it would seem like he was just going through the motions. There was no empathy, with the man, and that's the worst thing you can have with a doctor. Those used to McDonald's service might be perfectly fine with that, but I would just keep looking if you're searching for a better level of care.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2014, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2016)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
Dr. Salud is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
11 Years Experience
University Of South Florida College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2007
Dr. Christopher J Salud accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida myBlue
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsBaycare Medical Group Primary Care, 900 Carillon Pkwy Ste 303, Saint Petersburg, FL
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