Improving Lives
Improving Lives


  • Family Practice


    At Tampa Bay Medical Care Group, we are pleased to provide you and your family the following services:

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
    • A1c Check for those with Diabetes
    • DOT Physical
    • Drug/Alcohol Test
    • EKG
    • X-rays
    • Hearing Test
    • Lab
    • TB Testing
    • Nebulizer Treatment
    • Pap Smear
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Pregnancy Test/Pregnancy Evaluations
    • Smoking Cessation Program
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Wellness Physical
    • Pre-Operative Physical
    • School/Sport Physical
    • Spirometry
    • Rehabilitation Therapy
    • Concussion Screening

Allergies? Relief is a visit away.*

What causes seasonal allergies?

Also called hay fever and seasonal allergic rhinitis, a seasonal allergy is a reaction to small airborne substances. These allergens are small proteins that usually float around in the spring, summer and fall.

Seasonal sufferers count tree, grass and weed pollens as enemies as well as insect stings, dust mites and animal dander.

Most allergens are harmless. What causes the allergic reaction is your own immune system mistaking harmless allergens for a serious threat and attacking them. The coughing and sneezing are the result of your body's unnecessary counterattack.

You can inhale an allergen many times with no trouble, but at some point, for some reason, the body flags it as an invader and actually develops special cells to detect it. So the next time you're exposed to the same allergen, your immune system kicks in and you spend the day feeling miserable.

What are common seasonal allergy symptoms?

For allergy sufferers, symptoms can range from annoying to lifestyle altering.
They include:

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    Itchy nose, eyes, throat and ears

  • Nasal congestion

  • Postnasal drip

  • Red, watery eyes

  • Runny nose

  • Sinus pressure

  • < >An allergic reaction usually triggers symptoms in the following areas: nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach or on the skin. In some cases, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma. In the most serious instances, a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis can occur.


    How are seasonal allergies diagnosed and treated?

    While symptoms can usually be controlled with treatment, the condition may persist over a lifetime. Whether you have a history of allergies or are feeling symptoms for the first time, we can help you find ways to manage your allergies and get relief from symptoms.

    What happens during a visit at Tampa Bay Medical Care Group®?

    Your nurse practitioner or physician  will ask you about the symptoms you're experiencing.† He or she will also take your temperature; check your ears, nose and throat; see if you have swollen glands and listen to your breathing.

    What is the course of treatment?

    If you're diagnosed with allergies, medication may help relieve your symptoms. Nasal saline, decongestants and over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines might help. Your practitioner can provide a prescription when medically appropriate or may recommend an over-the-counter medication.



Diabetes monitoring visit

If you or someone you love has diabetes, you know the importance of monitoring to keep your conditions in check. Walk in today for a range of the monitoring services you need. No appointment necessary.

Your service will include a package of tests and exams designed to help keep your diabetes in check:

Sore & Strep Throat

Your throat is hurting — is it strep? The most common cause of a sore throat is a viral infection such as a cold. Allergies, postnasal drip and cigarette smoke can also make your throat hurt. If the soreness is caused by bacteria, you may have strep throat. Strep is contagious and requires antibiotic treatment. We can do a strep test and get you feeling better faster.

What to expect at your visit

  1. Sign in at the  to see a practitioner or physician. No appointment necessary.
  2. Your practitioner will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, conduct an examination and provide a personalized treatment plan.
  3. Your practitioner may conduct a rapid strep test. If that test is negative, he or she may conduct an additional test to be sent to an outside lab.
  4. Your practitioner may also recommend other testing to rule out influenza or mono.
  5. Your practitioner may also recommend other testing to rule out influenza or mono.
  6. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests. Visit our Price List for these fees.
  7. At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational material.




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