Dr Gisela Vargas is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician, with 20 years of experience as practicing family Practitioner in the state of Florida. Dr Vargas is the lead primary care physician at Health First Primary Care Medical Centers. She specializes in taking care of the medical needs of seniors.
Dr. Vargas completed 3 years of residency and a 2-year fellowship in family practice in Massachusetts.
She obtained her medical degree from Ponce School of medicine in Puerto Rico and her Bachelor of science in Biology from University of Puerto Rico.
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October 2017-Present: Primary Care Physician, Health First Primary Care PL, Tampa, Florida
2014 to Sep 2017: Primary Care Physician Live Better Health Center Pinellas Park, Florida
2015 to 2016: Medical Officer, Caduceus Healthcare, CDC Quarantine Station O’Hare Airport, Chicago, IL
2013 to 2014: Senior Physician, Department of Health (DOH), Pinellas County, FL
2013 to 2015: Primary Care Physician Tampa Metro Treatment Center Colonial Management Group Tampa, Florida.
2013 to 2014: Staff Physician (Primary Care)2013 to 2014 Staff Physician (Primary Care)Pasco County JailCorrect Care SolutionsTampa, Florida
2010 to 2012 Staff Physician (Primary Care) Health Care Ambulatory Services Urgent Clinic, Caguas, PR
2010 to 2012 Physician Consultant Utilization ManagementMedical Card System (MCS Insurance)San Juan, PR
2010 to 2012 Primary Care Physician Occupational HealthUniversal Medical OptionSan Juan, PR
2002 to 2004 Radiation Safety Officer Rockefeller University Office of Laboratory Health and Safety
New York, NY
2001 to 2002 Research AssistantSaint Vincent’s HospitalAirbridge Program (HIV Program)New York, NY
1998 to 2001 Reaserch Assistant CoordinatorUniversity Of Puerto RicoMedical Sciences CampusSan Juan, PR
1994 to 1997 Laboratory Research Technician Toxicology LaboratoryForensic Science Institute
San Juan, PR
Provides comprehensive health care to clients 18 years and above at the Primary Care Clinics. Evaluates and performs relevant physical examinations; orders, reviews, and interprets laboratory tests. Makes medical diagnosis and prescribes treatment. Provides case management and consultation for staff. Major functions of the position include Health Risk Assessment, goal setting for prevention, and chronic disease management, working with a team to provide high quality patient centered care in a clean and safe environment. Provides monitoring to assure that records and program standards remain in accordance with all applicable regulations. Assures that all requirements are met, including program objectives, service activities, and target population.