"Dr. O’Neal received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida (USF), and medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Residency training was completed at the USF College of Medicine, where he was elected the Chief Resident. Dr. O’Neal has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has received numerous awards for his scholarly achievements, research, and contributions to medical student education. He was 1 of only 15 national physicians to receive the prestigious American Medical Association (AMA) Young Physician Leadership Award. This award is given to the few physicians under the age of 40 who are considered the future leaders of medicine in the United States.
Dr. O’Neal is considered one of the most innovative, entrepreneurial physicians of the past decade. He introduced the concept of concierge medicine to the Tampa Bay area in 2002, and is credited with developing the first concierge medical practice in the U.S. ever created from scratch (non-transitioned). The medical journal, Family Practice Management, selected his concept of Membership Medicine as a ‘Top 10 Idea in Medicine’ in 2004. In 2010, he co-founded Physicians Nutraceutical Concepts, featuring BodyCustom supplements, which includes a product line that is NSF Certified for Sport and a novel custom supplement program, which he personally developed. The online publication Concierge Medicine Today selected Dr. O’Neal as one of 16 concierge physicians in the United States and Canada to watch in 2012. Dr. O'Neal was selected as 1 of 6 finalists for Tampa Bay Business Journal Health Care Hero for 2012. (400 physician nominees)"
"CooperativeMed is a pioneer in the development of concierge (i.e. membership, boutique) medical practices. This low volume practice setting allows the physician to devote more time and energy to you, the patient, and is the ideal environment for individualizing care. In today’s high-volume, managed-care health care system, physicians are compelled to care for 3 thousand patients, and often many more! We are all familiar with the traditional patient care environment, which results in difficulty getting appointments, long waits in crowded waiting rooms, limited time with the physician, medical and administrative errors, patient dissatisfaction, and noted deficiencies in patient care.
In contrast, CooperativeMed limits the number of patient members, providing a higher level of service to fewer patients, while focusing on disease prevention, health maintenance, nutrition, lifestyle changes, patient advocacy, and high-quality care. In order to sustain a practice of only 350 patients, each patient member pays a reasonable annual membership fee. For the price of a latte a day, you and your spouse, or family, can enjoy the benefits of this personalized primary care home.
Our ‘collaborative’ approach to patient care incorporates the patient as an integral part of the heath care team, and decision-making process. Each patient is encouraged to be a proactive participant, targeting health care goals in partnership with their personal physician. This concept empowers the patient and revitalizes the role of the primary care physician."