SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RHEUMATOLOGY
Dr. Priya Reddy, MD, FACR
Hailing from Port Charlotte, Florida, Dr. Priya Reddy graduated from Port Charlotte High School. She attended medical school in Bangalore, India and completed her Internal Medicine training at the University of Illinois in Chicago at Michael Reese Hospital. After, she completed her fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
Before opening Southwest Florida Rheumatology in 2010, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Division of Rheumatology at the University of South Florida and continues to teach and train Internal Medicine residents as Faculty and Curriculum Coordinator for Brandon Regional Hospital Residency Program – USF.
She is an executive board member of the Florida Society of Rheumatology as well as American Women In Rheumatology. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and has active membership with the AMA, FMA, and HCMA. When not striving to keep her patients happy and healthy, she enjoys playing and listening to music and spending time with her family. She plays classical piano, and her favorite composer is Bach. She and her children also love watching classic films together.
Dr. Prakash is a member of the Florida Society of Rheumatology and the American College of Rheumatology. She likes to stay updated with new ongoing studies in Rheumatology in order to provide the highest quality care to her patients.
When she is not working, Dr. Prakash loves spending time with her two daughters and husband. Besides English, she can also speak Hindi and Nepali. She also loves running, hiking, traveling, reading, and watching movies.
She later moved to the Tampa, Florida area where she began her family and further pursued her passion for providing exceptional patient care. She became the lead clinician for an ambulatory surgery center in the heart of Tampa Bay and later promoted to Director of Medical Operations while continuing to practice as a treating clinician in Pain Management.
She joins the Southwest Florida Rheumatology family with over 10 years of clinical experience and treating patients with various different conditions contributing to pain. She is passionate about getting to the root of the problem and promoting a multi modal approach to managing a patient’s symptoms. As a former certified dance instructor and fitness coach, she has a special interest in nutrition and fitness. She lives in Riverview with her husband and three children. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, working out, traveling, and spending quality time with her children.
Southwest Florida Rheumatology
We care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, and lupus-related diseases, as well as allied diseases such osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and gout. We provide diagnostic evaluation and education to patients with fibromyalgia and counsel on therapeutic lifestyle changes. We also provide in-office infusion and treatment for patients with medications to treat both rheumatic and allied diseases. We utilize ultrasound evaluation at the bedside to aid diagnosis. This is a non-invasive, painless, and simple approach that aids in diagnosis at the point of care. There are state of the art labs used to help diagnosis and more recently, provide additional information on prognosis. We stay current on these approaches and utilize these biomarkers, where appropriate, to reach our treatment goals. We also recommend various options that promote a non-invasive approach to treating regional pain. Finally, because chronic diseases affect lifestyle, we encourage a ‘whole life’ approach to improve the outcomes of our patients by promoting wellness practices.