Jeffrey S. Grove, D.O., FACOFP

A love of science and medicine runs in the family of Dr. Jeffrey S. Grove as his father, grandfather and uncle practiced osteopathic medicine. His father, Ronald, practiced medicine in Largo for the majority of his career, so it was only natural that Dr. Grove would return to the area after receiving his degree in osteopathic medicine from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing his intership and family practice residency at Sun Coast Hospital in 1993, Dr. Grove joined Suncoast Family Medical Associates.

Board Certified in family medicine with added certification in geriatrics, Dr. Grove is also board-certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He received the Fellowship Award from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in Fall, 2002.

Dr. Grove is a member of the Board of Governors for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians the Florida Society of American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.

 

N. Nicholas Engelman, D.O.

Dr. Nick Engelman, a board-certified family practitioner, blends surgical expertise with a love of primary care in his practice of medicine.

A graduate of Ohio University and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr Engelman performed a rotating internship at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He went on to perform a surgical residency at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, where he was Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. Engelman, a native Floridian, has practiced family medicine locally since 1991.

A member of the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society and a Diplomate of the Osteopathic Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Engelman also holds memberships in the American Osteopathic Association and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. He is on staff at Largo Medical Center.

 

Rick L. DaSo, D.C.

After finishing his graduate training at Life Chiropractic College-West in San Lorenzo, Ca., Dr. DaSo was awarded his Chiropractic doctorate degree in June of 1985. After a 1 year internship in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, he moved back to Pinellas County to practice. Dr. DaSo has been in active practice in Pinellas County since 1986.

Many hours of post graduate education in neurology, spinal rehab, spinal biomechanics, nutritional therapy and progressive postural analysis give Dr. DaSo the clinical tools necessary to treat the individual as a whole. We at Suncoast Family Medical Associates know that this holistic approach to healthcare fits well into the philosophy of Osteopathic medicine and complements the overall care we provide at our center.

Dr. DaSo has special interest in treating patients with headaches, neck and back pain, sciatica, whiplash injuries, sports injuries, as well as working with patients to improve their overall health and wellness through diet and nutrition.

His interests outside the office include working with individuals and families to improve their overall diet and to educate them about the ill effects brought on by bad nutrition and poor dietary habits.

Dr. DaSo has certification in computerized instrument adjusting and is one of only a few physicians in the country that holds this certification.

 

Matthew Warticki, L.M.T.

Matthew Warticki is a Florida-licensed massage therapist. A graduate of the Florida School of Massage, he brings experience in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release and injury rehabilitation to Suncoast Family Medical Associates.

Matthew facilitates the rehabilitation process with stretching and strengthening programs. With these therapies, patients are empowered to take an active role in their own recovery process. He treats patients of varying needs from acute to chronic conditions.

Matthew is also a graduate of the University of Florida, receiving his Bachelors of Science in Public Relations. He is a member of the Florida Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association.

 

Gene M. DiBetta, Jr., D.O.

A native to the Tampa Bay Area, Dr. Gene DiBetta has a passion for Family Medicine and is devoted to each of his patients. Dr. DiBetta is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry. He then attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned a graduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Family Practice residency at St. Petersburg General Hospital. 

Dr. DiBetta is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, the Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society.

During his final year of Residency he served as the resident board member of the National American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians representing all Osteopathic Family Practice Residents in the nation.

He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He is on staff at Largo Medical Center.

Dr. DiBetta enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. His belief to serve others has led him to do missionary work in Honduras and community service in our area.

 

Ty Tvedten, D.O.

Dr. Ty Tvedten joined Suncoast Family Medical Associates in 1998 after four years in local private practice. An avid athlete and proud father of three, he enjoys the diversity of family medicine. As with all the physicians of Suncoast Family Medical Associates, he believes in the value of getting to know his patients as individuals. A graduate of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Michigan native performed his internship and family practice residency at the Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mount Clemens, Mich.

Board Certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physician, Dr. Tvedten is on the staffs of Sun Coast Hospital, Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He holds memberships in the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the Florida Society of American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Sociey and the American Medical Directors Association.

 

Krista Keith, D.O.

Dr. Krista Keith is board certified in Family Practice and has been in private practice in Pinellas County since 2003. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine with her degree in osteopathic medicine in 2000. She completed an internship and residency in Family Practice at Sun Coast Hospital.

As a Florida native, Dr. Keith first became interested in medicine as a teenager and was most interested in family practice with its wide variety of patients and medical issues. She especially enjoys women’s health.

She is the mother of two beautiful children and, when outside the office, enjoys spending time with her family and watching football.

She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society. She is on staff at Largo Medical Center.

 

Enrique J. Urrutia, Jr., D.O.

Dr. Urrutia comes from a family of physicians here in Florida. He received his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Urrutia completed his residency in Family Medicine at St. Pete General hospital.

After attending Jesuit High School in Tampa, Dr. Urrutia received a Bachelor of Science with a specialty in Exercise Physiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  There he gained years of experience in health and fitness, and utilizes this knowledge to improve the wellness of patients of all age groups.

He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

Dr. Urrutia is fluent in Spanish, and an active member of the Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society. He is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society.

He is on staff at Largo Medical Center.