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Michael Karagiozis, DO-Clearwater (CAN at Metro), New Port Richey (CAN at Metro), Ybor (CAN at Metro)

Dr. Karagiozis’ experience with HIV began more than 30 years ago. Assigned to Hollywood Community Hospital for his student clinical rotations, he discovered that virtually the entire fifth floor was populated by men dying of the new and mysterious disease called AIDS. That early educational experience —at a time when the cause of HIV disease and potential treatments were little more than guesses and speculation  —formed the core of Dr. Karagiozis’ medical ethic. Serving the State of Nevada as Chief Health Officer for HIV and HCV, State Medical Director, Acting Director of Mental Health, or in his private practice, Dr. Karagiozis has been continuously involved in research, education, and legislation for patients infected with HIV/HCV. While in Las Vegas, Dr. Karagiozis spent 20 years acting as the medical advisor for the St. Therese Center, a Catholic HIV/AIDS service organization with more than 5,000 clients.