Dr. Karel Calero, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 40

Dr. Calero
2 Tampa General Cir Fl 2 Tampa, FL 33606

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(813) 974-4115

Dr. Karel Calero, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Calero to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Calero's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Calero accepts the following insurance:

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After I had seen another pulmonologist for several months with no success, my general practitioner suggested I go see a research doctor at University of South Florida/Tampa General. The first day I met with Dr. Karel Calero I was immediately aware of his knowledge and empathy. He was very thorough and direct in his approach and seemed immediately to have an idea of what my issue might be. He did testing that day and the days that followed. I was very impressed with his professionalism and his willingness during every office visit to explain my situation in detail by showing radiology results and answering questions. He made me well again. I highly recommend Dr Calero and his is support staff is equally supportive.
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Helen Kaplan – Jun 07, 2020
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Very good communication with patient- extremely thoughtful and thorough in his analysis of my condition...gave me his undivided attention and asked a number of times if I had any questions or concerns--prescribed a good medical plan and made certainl I had his business card and contact information--very satisfied and recommend him without reservation..
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Anthony A. Adamo in Tampa, FL – Feb 17, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Karel Calero, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Calero to book an appointment.


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine


  • English
  • Spanish


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What are Dr. Karel Calero, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Calero frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Emphysema, and Shortness of Breath. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Calero treats.

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Dr. Calero's office is located at 2 Tampa General Cir Fl 2, Tampa, FL 33606. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Calero speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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2 Tampa General Cir Fl 2 Tampa, FL 33606

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Calero is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received