Robert J. Ferreira, M.D.

Dr. Robert Ferreira was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He went to college at the University of Oklahoma and, when he graduated, he was president of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-med honor society. In 1991, he matriculated to Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine.

While in his third year as a medical student, he did an externship in St. Petersburg, Florida and fell in love with the local area. Robert spent the next 3 years at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg in their family medicine residency and was voted by his peers and the faculty as Chief Resident in his final year there.


Directly out of residency, he was recruited by Baycare Medical Group where he practiced for 20 years before deciding to start his own private practice. He started this practice with his 20-year partner, Dr. Leo Vieira, because they wanted to give a more personalized patient experience. Instead of seeing more and more patients, they wanted to focus on providing excellent care for the patients they already had in their very busy practices.

In recent years, Dr. Ferreira became interested in the use of medical marijuana for particularly difficult-to-treat conditions. He pursued additional training and education from national sources and has become certified by the Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana use to make recommendations.

Dr. Ferreira is married with three boys. He enjoys scuba diving, cooking, spending time with his family and is an avid movie buff.

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