Our Shareholders

Anthony Acosta, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Emergency Department
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Medical School: University of Miami
Residency: Bayfront Medical Center
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine
EPSP Member Since: 1999

 

Beth Girgis, MD
EPSP Vice President
Hometown: Kettering, Ohio
Medical School: Texas Tech Health Sciences School of Medicine
Residency: Northeastern Ohio University/SUMMA Health System, Akron, OH
Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine
EPSP Member since: 2005

 

Andrea Apple, DO
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL
Undergraduate: St. Petersburg College/Eckerd College
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine
EPSP Member since: 2014
Interests: Missions, clogging

 

Maribel Hawkins, DO
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Residency: Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis, MO/ Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine
EPSP Member since: 2005
Interests: Going to the movies

Jennifer Fredericks, MD, PhD, FACEP
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Residency: Tampa General Hospital
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine
EPSP Member Since: 2010
Interests: Boating, soccer, going to the beach

 

Brian Hedrick, DO
EPSP President
Hometown: Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine
EPSP Member since: 1999
Interests: Hockey, golf, music

 

Krista Gillis, MD
EPSP Secretary
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Residency: Tampa General Hospital
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine
EPSP Member since: 2007

 

Michael Lawless, MD
EPSP Treasurer
Hometown: New York
Medical School: UMDNH – New Jersey Medical School
Residency: SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Undergraduate: Drew University
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine
EPSP Member since: 1999

Testimonials

Michael D.

From the moment I arrived at Bayfront, I received extraordinary professional, personalized care and support.   From the emergency room doctors, nurses, x-ray techs and support staff, I felt like I was in the best possible medical hands after experiencing a frightening medical emergency.”

Joan L.

Dr. Acosta, thank you so very much for the wonderful work you did suturing up my right ear on Sunday, February 8th of this year, in Bayfront Emergency Department.   Though still tender in some spots, my ear has healed nicely and looks like an ear. I am very grateful for your skill.”

Evelyn Z.

I am an 86-year-old woman who fell and hurt my back. I was seen almost immediately. A young doctor explained to me that whether it was a bruise or a fracture, the treatment would be the same, calming my fears of an operation. Every person I came in contact with was efficient, helpful and made the experience as pleasant as possible, under the circumstances. Please thank them for me.”

Duane H.

Everyone was professional and courteous from the front desk help to all nurses and doctors.

Dajuana G.

My physician was very prompt and courteous. Very professional and efficient. I would refer service to this facility.”