R. David Shepard, MD

Central Tampa

  • Accepting new patients
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

FMC Ambulatory Surgery Center, Tampa
Tampa Bay Endoscopy Center

Central Tampa 4224 North Tampania Ave Tampa, Florida 33607  

Central Tampa

4224 N Tampania Ave
Tampa, Florida 33607

Central Tampa

4224 N Tampania Ave
Tampa, Florida 33607

P: 813.280.7111
F: 813.355.5962

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 Elect Choice HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice PPO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators® (Thru Assurant Health)
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BC Health Options (Blue Care)
  • BC PPC (PPO)
  • BC TRAD. (PPS)
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS Network Blue (Blue Options)
  • BCBS Select
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Great West HMO
  • Great West PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry PPO
  • First Health
  • SouthCare
  • Humana HMO Comm
  • Humana HMO M’Care
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana PPO M’Care
Island Group Administration
MCM Maxcare
  • Beechstreet
  • MultiPlan
  • Private Healthcare System (PHCS)
Provider Select Inc.
  • Tricare Prime (HMO)
  • Tricare Standard
United Health Care
  • Evercare
  • Secure Horizons
Wellcare (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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