Chitra Ravindra, M . D, M . P.H., M . B . A, F.A.F.P.
St. Petersburg. Fl. 33703
As a private practitioner and a public service employee, I bring about 40 years of service as a doctor, healthcare provider and administrator. I look forward to offering my expertise where I can continue to provide the professional medical services and mentor the next generation of medical practitioners.
Pinellas County Department of Health
County Medical Director January 2014- Present
As the County Medical Director of Pinellas County Department of Health, Human Services I planned and executed the program unifying the primary care, dental and mental health services for the indigent population. I was also instrumental in improving the delivery of care on Mobile Medical Unit. My contributions resulted in providing efficient care without an additional impact on the County's budgetary and personnel resources.
Department of Health in Pinellas County
Director of Primary Care Medical Services April 2009- March 2014
As Director of Primary Care Medical Services, I was responsible to oversee the delivery of medical services. My duties involved both providing primary clinical services as well as administrative responsibilities. Under my supervision clinical activities were reorganized and now are focused on adult health programs, Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT), and acute and chronic care disease early diagnosis and treatment. This reorganization has promoted more efficient administration and efficient delivery of clinical services.
St. Anthony's Primary Care
Clinic Physician April 2007- March 2009
Served as a primary care physician. Duties included all aspects of clinical practice including oversight and supervision of physicians and nursing staff.
Family Medicine Center March 2005- March 2007
Owned and operated a Private clinical practice providing primary care to adults and seniors.
Family Medical and Eye Care
Private Practice September 2002- March 2005
Owned and provided primary clinical care. Attended to the patients of all ages, though the practice was focused primary on adult and senior patients' care. As the owner of the building, renovated the structure to meet the growing needs of additional office-based practices.
CIGNA Health Care of Florida
Chairperson of Department of Family Medicine December 1996 - September 2002
Providing primary healthcare services to the Family Medicine sector. Supervising the doctors, ARNP"s and P.A. 's. Provided call coverage for hospitals. I was responsible for the productivity and cost report.
Palms of Pasadena Hospital (Family Practice affiliate)
Clinic Physician September 1995- November 1996
Served as the primary clinical care provider and as a private medical practitioner.
Additional Clinical Experience
St. Anthony's Family Medicine Center April 1993- April 1995
Director of Family Health, Pinellas County November 1991- November1992
Clinic Physician, Pinellas County Health Department. September198i-December 1987
GW. Hubbard Hospital, Nashville, TN 07/01/1988- 11/01/1991
Combined Family Practice and Preventive Medicine
Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD 07/01/1978- 11/30/1979
Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical Residency
MBA (2005) Masters in Business Administration, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
MPH (1985) Masters in Public Health, University Of South Florida- Tampa. Florida
MBBS (1975) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Coimbatore Medical School-
Florida Medical License - since 1980
Board Certification and Recertification- in Family Medicine- Active till 2007.
Board Eligible in Preventive Medicine.
Nutrition In Teenage Pregnancy, Ravindra Chitra, Journal of Florida Medical Association, Jacksonville, FL., June 1989, Vol. 76 No. 6 pp. 523-525.
ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Fellow of American College of Family Physicians
Member, American Medical Association
Member, American Association of Physicians of South East Asia
Member, American Association of Physicians of Indian origin
Member and Past Chair of Board of Trustee in Hindu Temple of Florida