Carlos Rodriguez, MD
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Biography

Carlos R. Rodríguez, MD, FAAFP

 

Dr. Rodriguez is the Assistant Medical Director of the AllSports Medicine Program at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.  Dr. Rodriguez is also the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Assistant Director to the Family Residency Program at Bayfront Medical CenterDr. Rodriguez received his B.A. in Biology from Harvard University in 1989.  He completed his medical degree at the Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL in 1993.  Following medical school Dr. Rodriguez completed a General Surgery Internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.  He then joined the United States Navy where he served as General Medical Officer from 1994 to 1997.  After completing his active duty commitment he remained in the United States Naval Reserve until 2002 when he was Honorably Discharged.

Dr. Rodriguez completed his Family Medicine Residency Program at The Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer University School of Medicine in 2001 where he served as Chief Resident during his final year.  He then proceeded to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Bayfront Medical Center.  After finishing the fellowship program Dr. Rodriguez remained in the Tampa Bay area in private practice and later joined Community Health Centers of Pinellas where he served as Director of the Family Medicine Department until joining the Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Rodriguez has served as a team physician and provided medical coverage for many of our local sports.  These activities include the Tampa Bay Rays, Eckerd College and University of South Florida sports, Chargers Soccer Club, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, Seminole High School, Indian Rocks Christian School and the Tampa Bay Storm.  He is also a licensed professional ringside physician and provides medical coverage for professional boxing and mixed martial arts in Florida.

Dr. Rodriguez is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the Association of Ringside Physicians.  His interests include management and treatment of concussions, musculoskeletal ultrasound and platelet rich plasma treatments.