R. David Shepard, MD

Central Tampa

About R. David Shepard, MD

Dr. Shepard was born and raised in Florida. He is married with three children and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Medical Education

University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC


University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL
Internal Medicine


University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Professional Activities

American Gastroenterological
American College of Physicians
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
National Board of Medical Examiners

Special Interests

Colon Cancer Screenings
Ulcerative Colitis
Crohns Disease
Endoscopic Evaluation
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hospital Memberships

Wiregrass Ranch Ambulatory Surgery Center

Central Tampa 4224 North Tampania Ave Tampa, Florida 33607  

Central Tampa

4224 N Tampania Ave
Tampa, Florida 33607

Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health 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
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BCBS HMO- BlueCare Health Options (Marketplace Plan)
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
  • CarePlus Medicare HMO
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Baycare Exclusive Network
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
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)
  • Beechstreet
  • MultiPlan
  • Private Healthcare System (PHCS)
Partners Direct Health (includes Hendry Marine Industries, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, & Trustmark- Word of Life)
Railroad Medicare
  • 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
  • United Healthcare Secure Horizons
Wellcare by Allwell (Medicare Advantage HMO Plan)
  • Wellmed- UnitedHealthcare Medicare


"So professional & pleasant"

Dr Shepard is always so professional and pleasant. He is one of my best medical team members.

"They make you feel better."

Excellent doctor, staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. Shepherd was very attention to detail, explained everything to me and my husband with calm and caring demeanor. Love him and the practice, they make you feel better.

"Finally pain free thanks to him!"

Dr. Shepard was the first Doctor to correctly diagnose my stomach issues. I'm finally pain free thanks to him!

"Made me feel I am in good hands."

The whole experience was very pleasant. Dr Shepard was very attentive and showed concern for my issue. He was very thorough with the explanations of what the plan was going to be to try to figure out what is causing my symptoms. It made me feel I am in good hands.

"Cares about finding a solution"

Dr. Shepard is outstanding. Knowledgeable, great listener, and cares about finding a solution to all issues. I'm fortunate to have him work with me on my GI issues. Staff is friendly and helpful as well. Great overall experience.

"Wonderful medical professional."

Dr. Shepard is FANTASTIC! Knowledgeable and extremely professional. I would recommend anyone in the Tampa Bay Area to see him. Wonderful medical professional.

"Would recommend him to any of my family & friends"

Been a patient of Dr. Shepard for over 10 years. I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. It is not only very professional, but also very personable! His staff it's just as wonderful as he is! Thank all of you.

"Great care by all."

From start to finish, I received fantastic care from Dr. Shepard and great efficiency from his staff along with friendliness. Excellent resolution to my challenges. Great care by all.

"He listens."

Dr. Shepard and his staff are caring, considerate, and polite. Dr. Shepard is thorough with explaining my medical test results. He listens.

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