Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD

Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 66

Internal Medicine

Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Tampa, FL and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital and Tampa General Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Office Hours

4108 Henderson Blvd Tampa, FL 33629

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5 pm

Wed

8 am
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5 pm

Thu

8 am
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5 pm

Fri

8 am
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5 pm

Sat

Office
closed

Sun

Office
closed

Mon

8 am
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5 pm

Locations

Whitaker, Weintraub & Grizzard

Whitaker, Weintraub & Grizzard4108 Henderson Blvd Tampa, FL 33629
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Whitaker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Whitaker

4.6

Based on 28 ratings

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A Great Practical Physician
Excellent After a couple of decades with Dr Whitaker I can highlight recommend him to someone looking for a very practical approach to medicine. He gets to the point and makes his recommendations clear.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill James – Jan 31, 2023
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My highest recommendation to Dr. Whitaker!
Excellent service, great doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve Toner – Jul 13, 2022
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Dr. Whitaker has been my physician for over 25 years. He is an excellent doctor and takes a lot of care in explaining issues, and discussing options for treatment. I really can't say enough about how much I appreciate his services since I've been in the Tampa Bay region.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dec 31, 2021
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All visits are totally professional and Dr. Whitaker has solved many issues for me. I've been with him a lifetime. His nurse Linda and office are run very expertly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 06, 2021
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Dr Whitaker has been my personal physician for over 25 years as well as my father. He has dealt with a number of different medical situations over the years. He doesn’t rush into any solution. He also very importantly takes into consideration the patient’s personality and life style when addressing a problem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dec 15, 2020
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Dr. Whitaker is the best ! We come from St. Petersburg to Tampa, He has been very good to my wife and i he is always up beat and spends time to listen to our concerns . I highly recommend him and feel you will be very happy with him as we are .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Thomas Kochen in St Petersburg, FL – Aug 24, 2017
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Dr Whitaker is the absolute best Physician. He has been my Physician for 20 years. He is very through and and knowledgeable. You never feel like you are just a dollar sign. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Janalee in Tampa, Florida – Jan 05, 2016
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Dr. Whitaker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bird Flu
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Orchitis
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Potassium Deficiency
  • Prostatitis
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spermatocele
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(813) 649-5395

Dr. Whitaker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

listen to the patient

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Orlando Regl Med Center
Residency Hospital
1984
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD?

New patients may call (813) 649-5395 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Whitaker's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD treat?

Dr. Whitaker frequently treats the following conditions: Dyslipidemia, Lipid Disorders, and Abdominal Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD's office address?

Dr. Whitaker's office is located at 4108 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Whitaker provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD is affiliated with HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital and Tampa General Hospital.

Is Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD holds board certifications in Internal Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD have?

Dr. Whitaker has over 38 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.6/5 for Dr. Joe Whitaker, MD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Whitaker is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital

Tampa, FL

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received