Dr. Menezes was born in India and moved to New York, where she completed her training in Internal Medicine. At her residency program, she was selected as a chief medical resident. Dr. Menezes has been in practice since 1998, first in West Virginia and then in the Tampa Bay area since 2004. She is married with a son and daughter, who are both in high school. Dr. Menezes enjoys traveling with her family, listening to music, gardening and practicing yoga/meditation.
Kilpauk Medical College
St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
New York, New York
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
Integrative Approach to Practicing Medicine
Treatment of Chronic Medical Illnesses
Lutz 1942 Highland Oaks Blvd Lutz, Florida 33559 Suite A
1942 Highland Oaks Blvd
Lutz, Florida 33559
Wesley Chapel 27416 Cashford Circle Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544 Suite 102
27416 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544
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 PPO
- Aetna PPO
- AvMed HMO
- AvMed PPO
- BC Advantage 65
- BC Health Options (Blue Care)
- BCBS HMO
- BCBS Medicare PPO
- BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
- Cigna HMO
- Cigna PPO
- Coventry HMO
- Coventry Medicare PPO
- Coventry PPO
- First Health
- Humana HMO
- Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
- Humana Medicare HMO
- Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
- Humana PPO
- Private Healthcare System (PHCS)
- Tricare East
- Tricare East HMO (Prime)
- United Healthcare HMO
- United Healthcare PPO
Lakshmi Menezes, MD's Performance
Patient Centered Medical Home Report Card
Florida Medical Clinic Internal Medicine Lutz
Dr. Stanley Watkins, Dr. Lakshmi Menezes, Emily Martin PA, Beth Ann Leaf, PA
Internal Medicine Lutz
|Breast Cancer Screening||82%|
|Colorectal Cancer Screening||88%|
|Diabetes Poor Control HbA1c > 9.0||12%|
|Controlling High Blood Pressure (BP<140/90)||80%|
|Depression Screening and Follow-up Plan||96%|
|Advanced Care Planning||90%|
Same day appointment availability
The number of same day appointments the department has available each month. Patients who can get an appointment the same-day they request for one, have better patient satisfaction and fewer visits to the hospital/urgent care.
Hospital Follow-up Within 14 Days of Discharge
Percentage of patients who were seen by their primary care provider (PCP) within 14 days of a hospital discharge. Following up with a PCP has been linked to reducing re-admission to the hospital.
Breast Cancer Screening
Percentage of female patients 50 to 74 years old who had a mammogram. Early detection is important to prevent the spread of breast cancer.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Percentage of patients 50 to 75 years old who had an appropriate form of colorectal cancer screening. Early detection key to surviving the disease.
Diabetic Poor Control Hemoglobin A1c > 9.0
Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had hemoglobin A1c > 9.0% during the measurement period. A hemoglobin A1c of >9.0% represents poor blood sugar control; therefore, the lower the value, the better. Patients who have a low hemoglobin A1c are less likely to suffer the side effects of diabetes
Percentage of patients 6 months or older who had an influenza immunization. Vaccination is a proven method to prevent the spread of the flu
Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine. Vaccination is a proven method to prevent the spread of pneumonia
Depression Screening and Follow-up
Percentage of patients 13 and old who received a depression screening and a follow-up plan if the patient tested positive for depression. Depression is often missed or overlooked, annual screenings enables health care providers to detect and treat depression.
Advanced Care Planning
Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older who have an advance care plan or surrogate decision maker documented in the medical record or documentation in the medical record that an advance care plan was discussed but the patient did not wish or was not able to name a surrogate decision maker or provide an advance care plan.
Urgent Care Utilization During Office Hours (M-F 8AM-5PM)
Percentage of patients who had an Urgent Care Visit during their PCP’s normal office hours (Monday – Friday; 8:00AM – 5:00PM). Patients who seek care from other providers, such as urgent care, during their PCP’s normal office hours may indicate the PCP does have enough appointment access, or the patient’s perception is their PCP does not have adequate availability. The lower the number, the better.
Admits per 1,000
Number of patients admitted to the hospital per 1,000 patients. The lower the number, the better.
A survey administered quarterly to analyze the overall patient experience at Florida Medical Clinic.
"Caring, compassionate approach"
"Explained everything in detail"
"I will recommend her to everyone!!"
"Very fortunate to have found Dr. Menezes"
"She made me feel comfortable like she had been my Dr for 20 years"
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