Episode 19: Dr. Althea Tyndall-Smith of Gainesville Direct Primary Care Physicians - Gainesville, FL
Updated: Feb 10
Direct Primary Care Doctor
Dr. Tyndall-Smith started her career in medicine in 2005 at York Hospital, in York, Pennsylvania, after graduating from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. It was in York she worked for a federally qualified health clinic and she did medical volunteering for several programs there as well. For her volunteerism, she was awarded the Community Ambassador APEX Award by the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers.
She moved to Gainesville in 2013 from York, Pennsylvania to be closer to family. After she moved to Gainesville, she joined the University of Florida as a clinical assistant professor in the Community Health and Family Medicine Department where she taught medical students, saw patients at one of the outpatient clinics and was a part of the College of Medicine Interview Committee.
She has always been interested in empowering patients to take control of their own health, and understands the importance of teaching the patient to understand their medical condition to make the most informed medical decisions, something that takes time, which drove her to co-found Gainesville DPC Physicians.
Dr. Tyndall-Smith enjoys her Caribbean culture through travel, food and music. She enjoys sharing her joy of music by participating in the praise and worship team at The Family Church. She enjoys playing the piano and riding her bike, and shares her life and dreams with her husband and two sons.
Together she and Dr. Shenary Cotter opened Gainesville DPC Physicians in 2018!
Resources Mentioned by Dr. Tyndall-Smith
- Facebook "DPC Docs" Group (by invite only, members are limited to physicians only)