Hal J. Applebaum, MD, FACC

North Tampa

About Hal J. Applebaum, MD, FACC

To my patients,

It has been a great privilege to serve you over the many years. At this time, I am on an extended leave of absence with an indeterminate return date. Please know that I sincerely appreciate the trust and confidence you have shown me, both as a physician and a friend.

In order to ensure all of your medical needs are met during my absence, I have hand selected doctors to assume the care of my patients;  Jesal V. Popat, MD, FACC and Paul Z. Gerczuk, MD. Both are well-qualified, board certified cardiologists and I am pleased you will have the opportunity to be under their care.

I am confident you and your family will be pleased with these physicians. If you have any questions or concerns, I encourage you to contact my office.  I have greatly valued our relationship and thank you for your loyalty and friendship over the years.

Best wishes for your future health.

Dr. Hal J. Applebaum

Board Certifications
Board Certified Cardiovascular Diseases
Board Certified Clinical Lipidology
Medical Education

University of Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
School of Medicine


University of Miami – Affiliated Hospitals
Miami, FL
Straight Medicine


University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Internal Medicine


University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Special Interests

Preventive Cardiology, Cholesterol Management
Hypertension and Cholesterol Problems
General Cardiology

North Tampa 14320 Bruce B Downs Blvd Tampa, Florida 33613  

North Tampa

14320 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33613

P: 813.971.4544
F: 813.355.5020
Provider Hours
  • Monday: 8am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 5pm
  • Friday: 8am - 5pm

Florida Medical Clinic participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive.

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna PPO
Allwell by Sunshine (Medicare HMO)
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
  • New Century Health
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
Freedom Health Medicare Advantage Plan HMO
Health First Health Plans
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO (including Gold Plus HMO)
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
  • Humana PPO
Longevity Health Plan
Multiplan (Includes Multiplan, Beechstreet/ PHCS)
Optimum Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
Partners Direct Health (includes Hendry Marine Industries, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, & Trustmark- Word of Life)
Railroad Medicare
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicare)
Sunshine Medicaid HMO
  • Tricare East
  • Tricare East HMO (Prime)
United Health Care
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Evercare
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO
Wellcare by Allwell (Medicare Advantage HMO Plan)
  • Wellmed- UnitedHealthcare Medicare

Physician Gallery

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.


"It makes one feel good when coming to your office"

From your front desk receptionist, to Dr. Applebaum's nurse Lisa, To Dr. Applebaum, and the nice lady at checkout, all of you are real people persons. It makes one feel good when coming to your office. Thanks again.
Jerry - Tampa

"Thanks so much for providing computer visit with Dr Applebaum"

Thanks so much for providing computer visit with Dr Applebaum. I am a high risk during this Covid19 period and avoiding public exposure is very important to me.
Telemedicine visit

"Doctor who I feel I can completely trust"

Dr. Applebaum is very thorough and takes his time with you and answers all my questions. Very down to earth doctor who I feel I can completely trust.

"Very knowledgeable & professional"

My cardiologist Dr. Applebaum was/is an excellent care provider, he takes his time and answers all pertinent questions. Very knowledgeable & professional.

"Keep up the good work!"

Dr. Applebaum and his staff are out of this world, always courteous and highly professional. It's been a pleasure to be a patient at this facility. Dr. Applebaum's expertise and treatment of his patients are like the icing on the healthcare cake. Keep up the good work!

"Highest recommendations!!!"

Dr. Applebaum is an amazing medical professional. He connects with his patients on a very personal level. He takes as much time as necessary to explain things and does so in a friendly manner. You understand when you leave. Highest recommendations!!!

"Wish I had met him sooner."

Very very friendly and professional. Held good friend wholesome conversation. Explained what he was doing and why. He is awesome. Wish I had met him sooner. Need more doctors like Dr. Applebaum.
Bernard H.

"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!!... Read More +
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 BP meds that my GP 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.... Read More +

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