Florida Hospital Physician Group Welcomes Renowned Cardiologists

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Dr. Norman Abbott and Dr. John A. Forcella, Jr. join Florida Hospital Physician Group to continue raising the level of cardiovascular care in the North Pinellas Community.

Dr. Abbott and Dr. Forcella have years of experience providing quality and compassionate cardiovascular care

Florida Hospital Physician Group (FHPG) is pleased to announce the addition of Norman Abbott, MD, FACC and John A. Forcella, Jr., DO to Florida Hospital Physician Group. As board certified and fellowship-trained cardiologists, Dr. Abbott and Dr. Forcella provide comprehensive cardiovascular care for patients, from diagnostics to interventional treatment.

Dr. Abbott is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He earned his medical degree from Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic before completing his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Medical Center in Staten Island, New York. Following his residency, he completed his fellowship in Cardiology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He established the Palms Heart Center in 1987 and has served the North Pinellas community for nearly 30 years. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Cardiology at Florida Hospital North Pinellas and is also a member of the Medical Executive Committee.

Dr. Forcella is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. He earned his degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before completing his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida. Following his residency at Largo Medical Center, he went on to complete two fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He is a native of Tarpon Springs and returned to serve the community that raised him.

Florida Hospital Physician Group physicians and staff focus on compassionate, whole-person care with extensive knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat medical conditions with a patient-focused approach. “Dr. Abbott and Dr. Forcella have years of experience providing quality and compassionate cardiovascular care to the North Pinellas community, and we are very excited to have them join Florida Hospital Physician Group so we can continue to be a leader in our community and provide the best possible cardiovascular care for our patients,” shared Chris Jenkins, President of Florida Hospital Physician Group.

Dr. Abbott and Dr. Forcella have two office locations – in Palm Harbor at 2626 Tampa Road, Suite 104, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 and in Tarpon Springs at 1501 S Pinellas Avenue, Suite G, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 – and they are currently accepting new patients. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (727) 787-4875 or visit http://www.FHPhysicianGroup.com.

About Florida Hospital Physician Group
Florida Hospital Physician Group (FHPG) is a multi-specialty physician group, dedicated to improving the health and wellness of communities throughout the greater Tampa Bay region with more than 130 providers operating in over 40 locations representing over 25 medical specialties. FHPG offers patients the highest level of compassionate and multidisciplinary care through a broad range of medical and surgical services, as well as direct access to five local Florida Hospitals, a Long Term Acute Care facility, imaging centers, specialty and urgent care centers, rehabilitation facilities and home care agencies located throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHPhysicianGroup.com.

About Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. Florida Hospital North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. Florida Hospital North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHNorthPinellas.com.

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