Dr. Elizabeth Cefalu, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Cefalu, MD

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Internal Medicine  ·  
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53 y/o
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Dr. Elizabeth Cefalu, MD is an internal medicine specialist in North Port, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. She specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics.

Cefalu Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

2566 Commerce Pkwy

North Port, FL 34289
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • TPA
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Aetna
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
Employer Group PPO
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
TPA
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Cefalu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Hypoxemia
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Cefalu, MD is an internal medicine specialist in North Port, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. She specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education

1999
University of Maryland Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Tulane University of Louisiana
Medical School
1995
Tulane University School Of Public Health
1988
Emory University
Undergraduate School
1999
1995
1995
1988

Languages

  • French
  • English

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Dr. Cefalu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cefalu

4.2

Based on 84 reviews

5 Stars
78.57142857142857%
(66)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.380952380952381%
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1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(14)

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Stay away! This woman shouldn’t even be in practice. First red flag is she see’s patients that are newborns and patients that are in their 90s. Had to wait months for an appointment, then they tried to make me wait another 3 months for blood work. All this place cares about is paperwork and getting your money. I came in for back pain, she delayed blood work recommend physical therapy and asked if I wanted a pain pill. I went to the emergency room a week after seeing her and I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer that spread to my back. She is not thorough at all, it’s such a shame she is in practice.
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Easy to make appointments and get in. Very personable and listens to what you have to say. Wait time was about 10 minutes.
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nice staff and very thorough. Although I too have noticed her laptop is priority during visit and sometimes I have to wait to finish what I am saying so she can get her thoughts down on the laptop. Medically proficient but could use a better way to get her paperwork done instead of taking time away from patient to do it.
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I tried to get an appointment for a month only then to find out that Dr. Cefalu was not accepting new patients. Why was I not told that when I first called? I called at least 3 times over that period of time. Would never recommend this office to anyone as I feel that I was treated without any respect and would be concerned about how I would be treated in the future.
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Dr Cefalu is the best most caring doctor I've ever had. I'm 63 & she is the 1st PCP that actually follows thru & works behind the scenes assuring prompt referrals & any necessary testing gets done quickly & with highly qualified specialists. Whether on vacation or at the dinner table Dr Cefalu is always taking care of her patients. Furthermore her staff is just as dedicated & amazing. In this era of healthcare it is a rarity to be important in a doctors office & not just a chart number.
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Dr. Cefalu is probably a very good diagnostician. On the few times I have seen her she has been primarily focused on getting all the information into her laptop. I feel that she is thorough, yet there is a definite lack of warmth. Would I trust her in a medical emergency? Yes. I also need my doctor to be understanding and gentle. I did not get that the last time I saw her. I was judged, reprimanded for not "doing the exam in the right order"... basically treated in an abusive manner.
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Great doctor! Great staff!
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Does not listen to her patients, even if the patient has a chronic illness and knows what works. Spends whole appointment typing. She spent first 3-4 minutes of my 10 minute appointment telling me about herself. Staff is very nice.
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I finally found a Physician who cared for the patient and didn't succumb to the system. She practices great medicine and if she doesn't know something about a medication or its interaction, she immediately looks it up! I am saddened to have moved and lost access to the care she provided me. As a retired health professional, I had been disappointed in many other providers. Dr Cefalu is truly a physician who cares!
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Dr Cefalu is a highly educated physician who always has the time to listen and explain things throughly. She is caring and understanding. Her staff is the best always polite and ready to help. Combine Dr Cefalu with her staff and you get the best physician's group in North Port. I would recommend the group to anyone.
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Doctor and staff are very helpful and personable. Great experience!
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Highly recommended. Laid back, yet very professional atmosphere. Very thorough and caring !!
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Dr. Cefalu has been my primary care physician since I moved to her area over four years ago. She has always been friendly, polite, professional, and her knowledge and competence have been proven many times over. Since she left a group practice to start her own, she has built a staff of fine people with the same attributes that she displays herself. I can recommend her without reservation.
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Dr. Cefalu is the most intelligent, knowledgeable doctor I have ever had. She is thorough and truly cares about her patients. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Wonderful doctor and person. Great doctor to work with.
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I was a new patient to Dr. Cefalu today, and I just thought she was so great! She really listened to what I was saying, and spent time with me. As a new patient, it's so nice to feel like more than just a number on a chart! Would definitely recommend her!
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I liked her for a while, but after seeing her for a couple of years it became clear that she just didn't pay attention. Every time I saw her it was like we were meeting for the first time, and she obviously didn't even glance at my chart before coming in. Definitely does not inspire confidence.
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I find her to be a caring, competent physician, with a bed side manner, second to no one, and her staff is just as competent, an asset to her office.
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I have had her since I moved to Florida over three years ago. She is a great MD.Her staff members are organized and make you feel comfortable when you arrive. I feel like she really listens to your symptoms before she reacts. I really appreciate that fact the she gives me time.I don't feel rushed. You feel like a patient not just another number. Thanks for the outstanding service you and your staff provide.
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REALLY listens to the patient. Calm, not alarmist. Explains everything in plain English. Staff is great.
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