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Meet Dr Drapkin, MD, FACP in Tampa

Dr Robert Drapkin

Some people say life really begins at 40. It can, if you’re healthy and physically fit. But getting into shape—really fit—after the age of forty can be daunting for some. Not only are you tasked with building muscles that can be very weak, but also—due to the natural aging process—your skin and tendons have lost some degree of elasticity, and your knees and other joints aren’t what they used to be…but that can all be turned around.

It’s not only possible to get into the best shape of your life after 40; it’s actually easier than you might expect—if you have a proven roadmap and guide who’s been there, done that and is living it.

Meet Robert Drapkin, MD, FACP, a highly-respected board-certified physician in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care. He is in now in his 36th year of active practice, working to save lives and improve people’s quality of life.

His Hospital and Academic Appointments Include:

  • Medical Director, Stem Cell Program—Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, FL, 1992–1997
  • Resident, Internal Medicine—University of Illinois Hospital; Chicago, Illinois, 1971–1975
  • Chief Resident and Instructor Internal Medicine—University of Illinois; Chicago, 1974–1975
  • Medical Oncology/Hematology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1975–1978
  • National Leukemia Association Fellow—Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: New York, July, 1976–June, 1978
  • Attending Physician, Clinician I, Department of Medicine A—Roswell Park Memorial Institute; New York, June, 1978–1979
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine—University of South Florida School of Medicine, September, 1980–2000
  • Affiliate Physician Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, 2000–present

His Certifications and Licensure are:

  • Licensed to practice in Florida
  • Florida License #ME0034925
  • Diplomate of Internal Medicine – June, 1975
  • Diplomate of Medical Oncology, June, 1979
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians, April, 1981
  • Full Member, American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 1995
  • Member, Solid Tumor Panel, 1997

Private Practice

Medical Director, The Institute of Vitality, Tampa, Florida, 2016-present

Meet Collin Dees, MPAS, PA-C

Dr Robert Drapkin

Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude in the Accelerated Program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA
  • 2 years of experience as a Surgical Physician Assistant in a Hospital Setting
  • NCAA Division II Wrestler for Seton Hill University, awarded the PSAC Scholar Athlete Award in 2015

Collin is a diligent Physician Assistant, skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide array of patients. His dedication to perpetual learning and improvement is an integral part of his success in transforming the lives of his patients.

Upon graduating and excelling in the workforce, Collin made the realization that his passion for preventative, lifestyle medicine was not being fulfilled. This led to him seeking further education in the realm of Functional Medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, where he thrives.

Collin’s foundational knowledge of nutrition and exercise fundamentals is the backbone of his treatment plans. He is a provider that truly practices what he preaches.

“I believe my purpose is to use my gifts to help every patient become the best version of themself” – Collin Dees