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TB Physician's Consultation Network

TB Control Section

  •  850-245-4350



    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-09 

    Tallahassee, Florida 32399 

Florida Tuberculosis Physician's Consultation Network Call 1-800-4TB-INFO 

Mission: To provide Florida county health departments and community health care providers with accessible, expert and cost effective TB clinical consultation and services. To assure that expert TB consultation is available to every Florida citizen regardless where they reside.

Goals: To provide on-site TB clinical services to county health departments that require them; to promote uniformity of TB clinical services statewide; to recruit qualified TB physicians into the public health system to meet future needs.

Network Physicians 

David Ashkin, M.D., FCCP
Medical Director,
Bureau of Communicable Disease, TB Control Section
Florida Department of Health
Office: (561) 266-6632

Michael Lauzardo, M.D.
Director, Principal Investigator
Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center
TB Physician's Network
1-800-4TB-INFO (1-800-482-4636)

Daniel Urbine, M.D.
TB Physician's Network
1-800-4TB-INFO (1-800-482-4636)

Network Services 

Any or all of the following services are available:

Direct Clinical Services
Provision of on-site medical management within county health departments for persons with TB infection and/or active TB disease.

Radiographic Interpretation
Interpretation of county health department patient chest x-rays, including, when appropriate, recommendations for TB medical management.

Accessible Phone Consultation
Clinical TB consultation available statewide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to county health departments, community health care providers and institutions.

Community Physician Education
Physician availability and participation in Collaborative Case Conferences, inservices, grand rounds and lectures.