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Biography

Laura B. Gaffney, MD is an internal medicine and pediatric physician in Palm Harbor, Florida. As a primary care doctor, she is dedicated to delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to patients ages 12 and older.

At the core of her practice is an unwavering commitment to offer understanding and attentive care. She strives to get to know each of the patients she sees in her office as individuals. That calls for attentive listening and a genuine interest in hearing your questions, concerns and goals, not only for your health but in life.

Dr. Gaffney earned her medical degree from Wayne State University School in Detroit, Michigan. After graduation, she completed residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. One of the many highlights of Dr. Gaffney’s career was earning the Outstanding Physician Award in 2003 from Indiana University School of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

She is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. Now in practice for more than 30 years, she has proven experience in adolescent care, women’s health, geriatric care, mental health management and ADHD management.

As a primary care provider who helps guide patients and families to whole health, Dr. Gaffney understands the importance of physical, mental and spiritual health. She enjoys working up a sweat running and always looks forward to filling her heart during time spent with her family.

About AdventHealth Medical Group

Our academic practices treat patients in care teams - conferring either in the examination room or behind the scenes on patient cases, using the latest diagnostic techniques. Our doctors specialize in acute illness, behavior and mental health, development and growth evaluations and preventive medicine.

Our services include:

  • Allergy and asthma care
  • Annual wellness exams
  • Arthritis care
  • Cancer prevention screenings
  • Cardiac stress tests
  • Chronic disease management
  • Chronic pain management
  • Geriatric care
  • Help with minor surgeries and procedures
  • Immunizations and preventive health care visits
  • Infectious disease care
  • Inpatient hospital care
  • Medication management
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Second opinions or consultations with other physicians on complex cases
  • Treatment for common conditions like colds and flu
  • Travel clinics
  • Women’s health
Personal Interests

Running, fitness, spending time with family

Care Philosophy

Dr. Gaffney takes the same approach to caring for all patients, no matter your age, background or health concern. Whatever brings you into her exam room - whether it’s the need to treat an acute illness or a question about a chronic condition you’re managing - Dr. Gaffney will listen intently. She’ll put herself in your shoes and help guide you to the health outcome you desire.

Awards & Recognitions
2003 Outstanding Physician Award - Indiana University School of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Areas Served
Palm Harbor, FL
Languages Spoken
English
Education

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Residencies

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine

Medical Organization Memberships and Committees

American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians

Board Certification

Pediatrics: The American Board of Pediatrics

Internal Medicine: The American Board of Internal Medicine

Ages Accepted
Adolescents
Adults
Geriatrics

Reviews and Comments for Laura B. Gaffney, MD

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