Dr. Laurie P. Rothman Joins TGH as the First Concierge Care Physician to be Part of Florida’s Leading Academic Medical Center

As part of its commitment to connecting the Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast communities to world-class care, Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is launching a concierge primary health care practice on Florida’s East Coast. Laurie P. Rothman, M.D., is the first doctor to join TGH Concierge Health.

Dr. Rothman is a concierge primary care physician, board-certified in family medicine and in obesity medicine. She has two decades of experience delivering world-class care to the selective patients of Palm Beach County and has been practicing medicine for nearly 25 years. For an annual membership fee, her patients will receive the highest level of primary care, including personalized plans, along with after-hours and weekend access to the concierge medical team.

“I love what I do. I love taking care of patients and families, and the time I spend with people, and the relationships we build, are most important to me. It’s challenging in a traditional practice to take that time because you’re trying to see 20 or 30 patients a day, one after the other, and it can be more difficult to connect,” said Dr. Rothman. “This practice will allow me to have more time with my patients, and to be there for them when they need me.”

Other advantages of TGH Concierge Health include same-day or next-day appointments, after-hours communication with the concierge physician or staff, executive-level physical examinations annually, coordination of specialty or hospital care, more one-on-one time with the doctor, and telephone consultations or video visits.

“If someone isn’t feeling well, they don’t want to wait two weeks for the next available appointment,” Dr. Rothman said. “In addition to more time, my patients will also have increased access. If there is an emergency or they’re not feeling well, and it’s nine o’clock at night, they can call me or text me and we’ll be able to talk it through and make a plan.”

Dr. Rothman’s clinical focus is on preventative care, wellness and metabolic health for adults and adolescents ages 12 and up. She is proactive, analytical, and wholeheartedly committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and evidence-based patient care. Dr. Rothman also prides herself on her strong collaborative and leadership skills, facilitating the entire medical team to perform at its optimal level for the benefit of her patients.

As a former attending physician in the emergency department at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ, Dr. Rothman can also provide her patients with emergency room advocacy. Most recently, she served the brave men and women in law enforcement as the dedicated doctor for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department. Dr. Rothman is also a member of the Florida Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

“I’m very excited to join the Tampa General network and help start this concierge practice,” said. Dr. Rothman. “I’ve known Dr. Abraham Schwarzberg with the TGH Cancer Institute for more than a decade, and we have collaborated to help care for many patients over the years.”

For more than two years, Tampa General has been creating a framework of state-of-the-art services for patients in the Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast areas with the expertise and innovation of a preeminent academic medical center.

The Florida East Coast initiative began with an alliance with the Cancer Center of South Florida. Today, the TGH Cancer Institute in Palm Beach County also includes West Palm Beach-based physicians, Dr. Robert Scoma, a thoracic surgical oncologist, and Dr. Jason Hechtman, a breast cancer surgeon. Tampa General has also established TGH General Surgeons of the Palm Beaches with renowned West Palm Beach robotic surgery specialists, Dr. Daniel R. Higgins and Dr. Itzhak Shasha, along with TGH Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches, TGH Advanced Kidney Care, and TGH Imaging.

Tampa General is one of the highest-ranked hospitals in Florida by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23, the primary teaching affiliate of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and has been Florida’s leading academic medical center for more than 50 years. Patients who need a higher level of care have a direct connection to Tampa General’s academic medicine and resources, including research breakthroughs, a wider variety of clinical trials and options for advanced immunotherapy procedures, enhanced personal treatment plans, and a convenient path to complex surgeries.

 

For those interested in learning more and/or becoming a TGH Concierge Health patient, please call (561) 559-0955.