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AmeriMed Diagnostic Services doctors in North Tampa, Florida

AmeriMed Diagnostic Services doctors in North Tampa:

Robert Reppy, M.D. – Family Practice

Harvey Bishow, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgery and Medical Director

Richard Blecha, M.D.  – Orthopedic Surgery

Erick Corps, D.C.  -  Chiropractor

Eduardo Gonzalez, M.D. – Anesthesiologist & Pain Management Specialist

 


Dr. Harvey Bishow

Dr. Bishow is one of our many certified physicians here at AmeriMed Diagnostic Services. Dr. Bishow graduated from the University of Pennsylvania as Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from the School of Medicine and the Orthopaedic Program. He started his practice in California where he was the Chief of Surgery and Chief of Orthopedics at his local hospitals in Pomona, California. He then moved his practice to New York City where he was an Assistant Professor at New York University and staff of the Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Dr. Bishow’s practice included joint replacement, fracture care and sports medicine. He is a member of The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, as well as a member of The International Society of Arthroscopy. He is highly trained and experienced in treating work-related injuries as well as vehicle accidents.


Dr. Richard M. Blecha

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that deals with problems of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and the nerves that supply them.

Dr. Blecha received his Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University, Chicago, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Stritch School of Medicine of Loyola University, Maywood, Illinois. His Internship in Surgery and Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery were at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago.

Dr. Blecha is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the North American Spine Society, and a member of numerous medical associations.

His teaching activities have included medical students and residents and he has received academic teaching honors from the Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Blecha brings a wealth of 30 years of experience in the workers compensation and personal injury arenas dealing with orthopaedic injuries and occupational problems,  including shoulder rotator cuff tears, hip and knee cartilage and ligament injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and spinal problems.


Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez

Dr. Gonzalez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1955. Currently he is still practicing and teaching the same Karate style he started 46 years ago (Isshinryu) and holds the rank of 8th degree black belt.

From 1972 to 1974 he went to the inter-American University of Puerto Rico where he did his first studies oriented to became a doctor. From there he traveled to the Dominican Republic where he started his medical school education at the Universidad Central del Este. By December 1977 he returned to Puerto Rico finishing his internship and social public service, the final requirements to obtain his degree of Doctor in Medicine.

In 1980 he started his residency in Anesthesiology at the University District Hospital affiliated to the Puerto Rican school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Finishing this he started the Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the Cardiovascular ICU in the same institution. By the summer of 1992 he received his license of Pain Management Specialist and after that he did private practice in both specialties up to the present. In 2012 he decided to come to the state of Florida to explore new challenges.

Dr. Gonzalez has participated in different social and professional activities. He has been President of different chapters of the Puerto Rican College of Doctors and Surgeons and was also a part of the Board of Directors for 4 years beginning in 2000. He was President of the Critical Care Society of Puerto Rico and President of the Lions Club of Guayama, Puerto Rico (1999-2000). He has worked with different hospital committees including  the ethical, pharmacy, executive, and credentials committees. He founded a society /corporation of anesthesiology and pain management professional services over which he has presided for the last 30 years.

He is happily married for the last 38 years with two sons, one daughter and two granddaughters. Some of his most important achievements have been when in 1979 he became the Intern of the Year in the surgical department, and when he was inducted into the Latin American Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Don Nagle Isshinryu Hall of Fame in 2012.

Dr. Gonzalez has been an ACLS and BLS instructor for the last 30 years. He has participated in humanitarian missions in South America and in Haiti after the earthquake, where he served as a volunteer anesthesiologist for seven days. Currently he continues to teach karate and works with AmeriMed Diagnostics Services, Inc., helping injured employees who need workers compensation medical care services.


Dr. Robert Reppy

Dr. Robert Reppy was born in 1952 in Millville, New Jersey. He went to the University of Miami for the first two years of his undergraduate school and majored in biology. For his junior and senior year he returned to Ohio and graduated from Case Western University in Cleveland. He then went to medical school in Los Angeles and graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 1986.

After graduating he traveled to Europe and while there he took a job with the communicable disease branch of the Department of Health in Honolulu, Hawaii. While in Hawaii, he was able to get involved with the Greenpeace expeditions to save the whales from the Russian and Japanese whaling fleets. He then was given the opportunity to go to sea as an expedition doctor on their campaign against the Russians.

Later he got married and had three children. His family then left Hawaii and moved back to the United States in order to be able to provide a better educational opportunity for their children. Dr. Reppy and his family have now been Florida residents since 1995.


AmeriMed Diagnostic Services, Inc.
3010 138th Ave. Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33613
tel: 813-569-0794
fax: 813-333-7358
http://www.amerimedfl.com