About Us

Meet our MDs

A medical doctor diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.


Dr. Aileen Cannon, MD
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine - Pediatrics at SUNY Stony Brook
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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Dr. Kalyani Derasari, MD
Medical School: Maharaja Sayajirao University
Residency: pediatrics residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a general surgery residency at Easton Hospital
Board Certification: Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
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Dr. Teresa Dowdy, MD
Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI
Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Areas of Interest: General Internal Medicine
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Dr. Friend

Dr. Rodney Friend, MD
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Residency: Aerospace and General Preventive Medicine
Board Certification: Occupational Medicine
Areas of Interest: Sports Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Men's Health


Dr. Jack Lipps, MD
Medical school: University of Louisville
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, Bayfront Medical Center Division
Fellowship: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Areas of Interest: Women's Healthcare and Surgery, Primary Care for males and females


Dr. Stephen Poff, MD
Medical School: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Internship - Transitional: Baptist Medical Centers, Birmingham, Alabama
Residency: Emergency Medicine – University of Florida – University Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida
Fellowship: Fellow – American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Fellow – American College of Emergency Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine
Post-Graduate Degree: Master's Degree – Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Areas of Interest: Ethicist – Tampa General Hospital, Ethicist – NIH Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group, Data Safety and Monitoring Committee, Faculty Advisor – University Emergency Medical Student Association, Automatic External Defibrillators, USF Campus Oversight Physician
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