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"I can always rely on Dr. Applebaum's advice"

I had an 8 a.m. appointment today with Dr. Applebaum. I have seen Dr. Applebaum for over 10 years now; although I have had no cardiac episodes, I have been seen by Dr. A because I have a family history of heart disease and I am Type 2 diabetic. Dr. Applebaum treated my step father for nearly 20 years; he carefully monitored him and provided him with a good quality of life post a serious heart attack which left his heart severely damaged. I was seen today promptly by Lisa, Dr. Applebaum’s assistant. She is always cordial and is a tremendous help when I need refills of my prescriptions, etc. I can always rely on Dr. Applebaum’s advice and judgement. Most recently, he addressed issues related to intolerance of statin drugs. Today, I was pleased to learn that all of my lipid labs were in perfect alignment, Thank you, Dr. Applebaum, and staff!!

- Diane M.

"He is absolutely dedicated to caring for his patients. "

I had surgery scheduled in 10 days at Moffitt, and the anesthesiologist was requiring a batch of tests before they would approve surgery. We are 1-1/2 hours from Tampa, but Dr Applebaum saw us the same day within an hour. He is a knowledgeable, personable and a caring man. Had me back in for the required tests in a few days and remedied a problem I had been having with blood pressure meds that my General Practice has not been able to solve in months. We will be continuing on with Dr. Applebaum as our cardiologist, even with the long ride to see him. He is absolutely dedicated to caring for his patients. Thanks to him and his staff for such great care.

- Theresa

Dr. Applebaum and his family are great fans of the outdoors. With his wife and two children, he has spent many vacations white water rafting, kayaking, and mountain climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. He loves tennis and plays on a regular basis. As the Director of the Lipid Clinic at Cardiology/HeartCare Tampa of Florida Medical Clinic, Dr. Applebaum stays extremely busy.

  • Medical Education

    University of Tennessee
    Memphis, Tennessee
    School of Medicine

  • Internship/Residency

    University of Miami - Affiliated Hospitals
    Miami, FL
    Straight Medicine

    University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
    Internal Medicine

  • Fellowships

    University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL

  • Hospital Memberships

    AdventHealth Tampa
    AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
    St. Joseph's Hospital North
    Pepin Heart Hospital

  • Special Interests

    Preventive Cardiology, Cholesterol Management
    Hypertension and Cholesterol Problems
    General Cardiology

  • Board Certifications

    Board Certified Cardiovascular Diseases

    Board Certified Clinical Lipidology

    U.S. News & World Report

    Top Cardiologist Tampa Bay 2011 & 2012

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Physician Interviews 


Dr. Hal Applebaum on Studio10

Discusses the role of a Lipidologist and the benefits of a cardiovascular risk assessment.



Health Matters Full Segment

Dr. Applebaum is part of the only Cardiology group that offers the coronary calcium score which is a CT Scan that allows him to see cholesterol and plaque on the heart.



Health Matters Commercial

Talks about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol and how it can be prevented and treated.