About Dr. Lopez

 Dr. Raphael Lopez

Meet the Doc

Dr. Raphael Lopez believes it is through the physician/patient partnership that excellent healthcare is achieved. He brings to this partnership the skills of an experienced physician in both an outpatient and hospital setting, as well as the compassion of a dedicated public servant.  

The cornerstone of Dr. Raphael Lopez's patient care philosophy is ensuring that the medical care chosen is a joint partnership.

 Dr. Lopez takes his patient care full circle

Here for You

Will your physician be there when you really need them?

Dr. Lopez believes in an all-encompassing approach to patient care, including following his patients from office to hospital to rehabilitation center and back to the hospital. 

Dr. Lopez has admitting privileges to both Heart of Florida Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital

 Devastation in Louisiana 

Public Servant

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Lopez volunteered as a physician in Gulfport, Mississippi,  bringing relief to hundreds of desperate and needy victims of that devastating storm.

Whether you are visiting one of our offices in Davenport or Winter Haven, or you are located in an outpatient facility, Dr. Raphael Lopez will bring that same type of care and concern to your health consultation.

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What Is Internal Medicine?

 
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Internal medicine concerns the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases in adults, especially diseases of the internal organs. Doctors of Internal medicine are required to have included in their medical schooling and postgraduate training at least three years dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. They often act as consultants to other physicians to help solve mystifying diagnostic problems.

Doctors of internal medicine are primary care physicians and treat the whole person, not just internal organs and are usually the most skillful at treating a broad range of diseases and are trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and handle severe chronic illnesses in situations where several different illnesses may strike all at the same time. They also bring to patients an understanding of preventive medicine, substance abuse, and mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs. Most elderly adults in the United States see an internal medicine doctor as their primary physician. 

Dr. Raphael Lopez is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the ABIM. The ABIM is the American Board of Internal Medicine that sets the standards and certifies the knowledge and skills of physicians who practice internal medicine.