New Medical Center Focused on Culturally Relevant Care Opens in Tampa for Florida Blue Members

Posted on Nov 30th 2016 by Christie DeNave

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Tampa is now home to a new multicultural health care facility for Florida Blue members with the opening of CliniSanitas Medical Center on Dec. 1. The new CliniSanitas Medical Center is tailored to provide culturally relevant health care focused on patient convenience and personalized care. The medical center, located at 3617 W. Hillsborough Ave. between N. Dale Mabry Highway and N. Himes Avenue., will address patients’ day-to-day health care in one location with convenient hours to serve the needs of working families.


Hillsborough County has seen its Hispanic population grow by more than 50 percent since 2000, according to recent U.S. Census data. CliniSanitas Medical Center offers a unique care model to address the linguistic and cultural needs of this community.


Doctors and staff will provide primary care, select specialty care, comprehensive urgent care, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services as well as educational programs in wellness and disease management.


“We’re excited to bring our model to the diverse community of Tampa with an approach to health care that is both comprehensive and highly personalized so that our patients find in us a medical team who knows you, speaks your language, guides you and cares for you over the long-term,” said Dr. Fernando Fonseca, CEO of GuideWell Sanitas. “Our expansion in Tampa will continue to build upon our success in Miami as well as over 40 years of experience providing quality care in South America.”


CliniSanitas introduced its innovative care model in the United States in Miami last year with three medical centers serving the needs of a growing diverse community. Tampa is its first expansion within Florida.


CliniSanitas Medical Center accepts all Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, traditional Medicare, and self-paying patients. 

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Christie DeNave

Christie Hyde DeNave is a Senior Media Relations Consultant for Florida Blue devoted to serving Central Florida, Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida. She has worked around the globe with local, national and international media for nearly 20 years representing organizations such as the U.S. Olympic Committee, NASCAR, AAA and the State of Florida. In her free time, you’ll spot Christie cheering on the Clemson Tigers and serving on the Clemson University Alumni Council.

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