Dr. Rafael A Martinez, MD, FCCP

Dr. Rafael A Martinez, MD, FCCP


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    When Dr. Martinez was 18 years old, his father underwent open-heart surgery. Rafael was so impressed by meeting the surgeon who had successfully treated his father that he was inspired to become a physician himself. During his medical studies, Rafael was fascinated by internal medicine and its requirements for broad and in-depth knowledge. Today, he is a board-certified pulmonologist with more than 20 years of experience as a physician, and that passion for knowledge and advanced skills continue to grow. Dr. Martinez attended medical school in Spain and completed his residency and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine in Puerto Rico. He learned about internal medicine and pulmonary medicine through an influential mentor, and over the years he broadened his experience to include medical research, pulmonary hypertension, interventional pulmonology, sleep medicine, critical care, and health care administration and management. Dr. Martinez special interests include clinical research, early lung cancer detection, interventional bronchology, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Martinez education sparked his compassionate desire to put himself in his patients shoes, understand their suffering, find the root cause of the problem, and treat both cause and symptoms. As soon as he finished his training in 2001, Dr. Martinez began practicing medicine in the Tampa Bay area. He speaks both English and Spanish, welcoming a diverse range of patients to his practice. In 2006, Dr. Martinez co-founded Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay with his colleague and friend Dr. Dragos Zanchi. The practice has grown to include multiple locations in Tampa and neighboring cities.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Pulmonologist (Lung Specialist)


    Sleep Medicine Specialist

    Education & Training

    Mayaguez Medical Center, University of Puerto Rico (Residency)

    University District Hospital, San Juan University of Puerto Rico (Fellowship)

    Doctorate - University of Zaragoza School of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine




    Medical Conditions Treated

    conditions treated by a Pulmonologist (Lung Specialist), like Dr. Rafael Martinez, may include:

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    Top Insurances

    • Bravo Health

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    Pulmonary & Sleep Of Tampa Bay

    4308 N Habana Ave

    Tampa, FL 33607

    (813) 490-9495

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    Pulmonary & Sleep Of Tampa Bay

    311 Noland Drive

    Brandon, FL 33511

    (813) 654-8100

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    Pulmonary & Sleep Of Tampa Bay

    2329 Crestover Lane

    Bldg. 3 Suite 101, 102

    Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

    (813) 490-9495

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    Ratings & Reviews

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    Overall rating

    Based on 280 reviews

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    Office Experience

    97% of patients found the doctor and staff friendly and the office clean and modern

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    98% of patients felt that their time spent with the doctor was meaningful and impactful and that any follow ups were addressed quickly

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    Wait Times

    72% of patients were satisfied with the wait time

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    Appointment Booking

    97% of patients found it easy to book an appointment

    Patients give Dr. Rafael Martinez an Excellent overall experience rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Martinez has been rated and reviewed by 280 patients. These ratings are based on a variety of factors, including the amount of time patients spent with Dr. Martinez, his bedside manner, appointment waiting time, friendliness of the office staff, clarity of diagnosis, and more.

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    Memberships & Associations

    American College of Chest Physicians


    1999 - 2019

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Rafael Martinez accepting new patients?

    Yes, Rafael Martinez is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Rafael Martinez offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Martinez's office at (813) 490-9495 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Rafael Martinez offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Martinez's office at (813) 490-9495 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Rafael Martinez speak?

    Rafael Martinez speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.

    Which board certifications does Rafael Martinez have?

    Rafael Martinez is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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