PHC of Pinellas

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The Doctors at Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc. are:

Fadi Saba, M.D.

Vitalis Unaeze, M.D.

Rabee Korbaj, M.D.

Nino Kurtsikidze, M.D.

Roderick C.Jones, D.C

Roy Gowing, D.C.

Manish B. Baria, M.D.

Reza Ghassemi, D.C.

Hazem Al-Andary, M.D..

Fadi Saba, M.D.

Dr. Fadi Saba was born in Lebanon. He attended American University of Beirut and received his MD degree in June, 1993. He completed his Residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, John Hopkins System, Baltimore, MD in 1996. Dr. Saba started Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc. in St. Petersburg, in 1997. His practice includes office, hospital, nursing home and various long-term facility visits. Dr. Saba is a member of American College of Physicians, The American Board of Hospital Physicians, The American College of Ethical Physicians, American Medical Association, Pinellas County Medical Society and Florida Medical Association. Dr. Fadi Saba is certified by the Medical Review Office Certification Council to perform medical reviews. Also, he is a Diplomat of The American Board of Internal Medicine and The American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care. He serves on the board of several hospitals and nursing facilities and is active on hospital committees. He is medical director of several nursing home, assisted living facilities and home health care companies in St. Petersburg.

Vitalis Unaeze, M.D.

Dr. Unaeze graduated from the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria in 1988. He practiced internal medicine in Nigeria until he moved to Toronto, Canada in 1993. He received his internal medicine residency training at New York Medical College, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in Bronx, New York and was board certified in Internal Medicine in 1998. Dr. Unaeze has practiced medicine in Florida since 1998; he joined Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc. in 2000. He previously served as medical director of two nursing homes in St. Petersburg; served as a member of the Executive Committee at Edward White Hospital and was a member of the Medical Executive Committee of St. Anthony’s Hospital from 2004-2007. He is currently the chair of the Medical Quality Committee and Education and Evaluations Committee at St. Anthony’s Hospital since 2008. Dr. Unaeze is married with one child and enjoys playing soccer.

Rabee Korbaj, M.D.

Dr. Korbaj is from Syria and graduated from Damascus University School of Medicine in 1999. He completed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center affiliate Weil Medical College Cornell University, Brooklyn, New York in June, 2007. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Korbaj became employed with Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc. in September, 2007. He enjoys living Florida because of the good weather and the medical practice opportunities. Dr. Korbaj divides his time between an office practice, hospital and some long term care facilities. His personal interests include reading, watching sports and exercising. He enjoys reading medical journals and attending workshops and seminars to stay updated on the newest medical developments.

Nino Kurtsikidze, M.D.

Dr. Kurtsikidze joined Professional Health Care in August, 2008. She was educated at Tbilisi State Medical University in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia where she graduated with her medical degree in 1990. Dr. Kurtsikidze completed her Internal Medicine internship at the LPD Tbilisi Clinical Hospital June, 1991 and her residency at the Georgia Central Hospital in 1993. She came to the United States in July 1999 to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, the teaching affiliate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She completed the program in 2002 and is board certified. Dr. Kurtsikidze worked for a short time in Moscow, Russia before working in the United States while studying for her exams. After completion of her studies, she worked in Chatom, Alabama as an attending physician from 2002 until she moved to St. Petersburg in 2008. She sees patients in our central avenue office several days a week and rounds daily at Edward White Hospital. She is married and has one son.

Roderick C. Jones, D.C.

Dr. Jones attended Life Chiropractic in Marietta Georgia obtaining his Doctor of Chiropractor in 1992. He is a member of Pinellas County Chiropractic Association and Florida Chiropractic Association and was recently appointed a position on the Florida Board of Chiropractic. Dr. Jones is a Worker’s Compensation State Certified Provider and is currently accepting all lines of insurances. Dr. Jones became employed with Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc in October of 2006. He had previously worked with his father in private practice since 1996. His personal interests include Triathlons as he has finished 100 of all distances. He is married and has three children.

Roy Gowing, D.C.

Dr. Gowing attended Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1981. He is a Board Certified Disability Examiner as well a Worker’s Compensation State Certified Provider. Dr. Gowing is a member of Pinellas County Chiropractic Association, International Academy of Chiropractic Occupational Health Consultants and Florida Chiropractic Association. Dr. Gowing became employed with Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc in October of 2006. He had previously worked with Community Care Medical Center from 2000 through 2006. He provided care at his private practice from 1981 until 2007. Dr. Gowing resides in St Petersburg. He is married and has two daughters, two sons and seven grand-children.

Manish B. Baria, M.D.

Dr. Baria grew up in the New York/New Jersey area. He completed his medical training in New York City at Cabrini Medical Center, a part of the Mt. Sinai Medical School system. He remained in New York as a hospitalist until moving to Florida. Dr. Baria spent one year in Lakeland in private practice before moving to St. Petersburg in 2005; he joined Professional Health Care in January, 2010.

 

He is married with children and enjoys scuba diving and other water related activities.

 

Dr. Baria is a member of the American Medical Association, as well as the American College of Physicians.

Reza Ghassemi, D.C.

Dr. Ghassemi was born and raised outside of San Francisco, California. He graduated from Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe, Nevada with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in Marietta, Georgia.

 

Dr. Ghassemi is licensed to practice in Florida and the State of Nevada. He lives in St. Petersburg with his wife. His interests include various sporting activities and travel. He speaks fluent Farsi.

Hazem Al-Andary, M.D..

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary was born in Saudi Arabia. He attended the American University of Beirut and received his MD degree in June, 1993. He completed his Residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, John Hopkins System, Baltimore, MD in 1996. Dr. Al-Andary came to St. Petersburg in 1997 to begin work at Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc.

 

He later moved his practice to Tampa and in 2004 returned home to his family and practiced medicine in Lebanon. He again became affiliated with Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc. in August, 2010 when he returned to the United States. His practice includes seeing patients in office, hospital and nursing home facilities. He is credentialed at Bayfront Medical Center, Edward White, Largo Medical Center, Northside, Palms of Pasadena, St. Petersburg General and St. Anthony's Hospitals.

 




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