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About Dr. Philbert J Ford
Dr. Philbert J Ford, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tallahassee, FL. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Ford is affiliated with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ford has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Philbert J Ford has the following 2 specialties
- Infectious Disease
An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Bone marrow inflammation (Osteomyelitis)
- Hepatitis C
- Lyme Disease
- Antibiotic Resistance
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS)
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Sepsis (Blood Poisoning)
- Bacterial Endocarditis
- Bacterial Meningitis
- AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
- HIV Infections
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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I was sent to Dr Ford because my primary physician had treated me to the best of his ability and I was still sick. We had high hopes that Dr Ford would be able to help me and I could get back to school and all the things I was used to doing. Dr Ford basically told me that my lab results from my original diagnosis were a false positive and that all I needed to do was quit my job, exercise, change my diet, and get rest. He said I would bounce right back. I had already been doing all of those things for 3 months because I was too sick to do anything else. He seemed very unconcerned about my health and said, "Well, I don't think you're dying or anything." I might not be dying, but I'm 21 and my quality of life is SEVERELY being affected. I went back to my primary care physician who redid my blood work a few weeks after my visit with Dr Ford. Guess what? We got a second positive test! I guess it's back to the drawing board to find someone who will take my health seriously. Also, we drove an hour to see him in the POURING rain and waited over an hour in the waiting room.
Dr. Ford is a very kind, wise and cheerful physician. I went to him for a second opinion. He took the time to address my concerns and questions about the labwork I brought to him for review. He even addressed a health issue about some bloodwork results that I didn't ask about and was very informative and knowledgeable. Since I am not a patient of his, I don't feel it's fair to give an overall rating. But I was grateful to be able to get his opinion. Thank you Dr. Ford.
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If you have the misfortune of contracting an infection this is the Doc you want to bring in. He is competent, concerned,and responsive. He spends enough time with you and your family so that all questions are answered and fears allayed. His staff is also friendly, concerned and helpful. In addition he has a great sense of humor! Any wait is well worth it. It simply reflects his performing due diligence with your fellow patients.
This doctor is young, smart and compassionate. I must admit, I was concerned about the wait. However, once in the room, I see why as he takes time with his patients in order to give the exact, most accurate diagnosis. Through testing he actually diagnosed me with neurolyme's disease, provided outpatient IV Rocephin and I was fixed! No more numbness, tingling, and joint pain. He is simply the best.
This is an excellent doctor. A lot of those haters are people who likely have no true medical problem! Dr Ford will tell the "truth" whether you like it or not. I was suffering from a disease he called called "hidradenitis" for years going to doctors telling me the same thing , "I dont know." but Dr. Ford accurately diagnosed and cured me. The person who wrote that Dr. Ford was "horrible" is probably a horrible person themselves with no life and no disease.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)
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.
Dr. Ford is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
18 Years Experience
Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2000
Dr. Philbert J Ford 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
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsSoutheastern Center For Infectious Diseases, 2009 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL
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