Advanced Primary Care & Laser Institute

Dr. Carlos Silva is an Internal Medicine practitioner, an 18-year-long veteran of the Tampa Bay area. Widely respected and admired by his patients and peers, Dr. Silva is known for his tireless diligence, unassailable integrity and immaculate detail.

He is familiar with a myriad of treatment styles, ranging from average and routine to difficult and sophisticated. Many patients come to him with sundry chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertensive kidney disease, and many more. Dr. Silva’s practice stands apart as one that offers one stop treatment for a variety of treatments including, but not limited to,  laser vascular lesion removal (spider veins, hemangiomas), wound care, and IV infusions.

Born and raised in South America, Dr. Silva is a man of the world and renaissance professional. He is trilingual and proficient in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Also, he is a highly decorated individual in the academic field. He attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs where he received a BS in Biology. He then went on to the Escuela Colombiana de Medicina (Colombian School of Medicine) to complete medical school. He finished his training in Internal Medicine, including internship and residency at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago, affiliated with the University of Illinois. Furthermore, he was both Resident of the Year and Chief Resident at that institution. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians.

He came to Tampa after completing his residency, and has been in private practice ever since. He has privileges at Advent Health Hospitals and St. Joseph’s, doing his own hospital work. Overarchingly, Dr. Silva is a holistic caretaker. He prefers to see patients in a way that includes their social, psychological, and biological wellbeing, not just their physical health.His competent office staff provide a warm, welcoming environment. His physician assistant, Eric Wilcox, is well-liked and repeatedly requested by patients. Last year, Registered Nurse Natalia Santacoloma joined the practice as a Quality Compliance and wound certified RN.

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4446 E. Fletcher Ave. Suite D, Tampa, FL, 33613 | P: 813 972 2974 |