Timothy Paulk, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Timothy Paulk attended the University of Florida from 1966 until 1973 receiving undergraduate and M.D. degrees. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital (1973-1978) and then served as an assistant professor of gastroenterology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston (1978-1980). He started his practice at Digestive Disease Clinic in 1980. A native of North Florida, Dr. Paulk is married and has two children. Dr. Paulk encourages strong communication, attention to detail, and a shared sense of teamwork among the patient and healthcare providers.
Larry Taylor, M.D.
A native of Clarksville, Arkansas, Dr. Larry Taylor moved to Tallahassee in 1988 to practice with the Digestive Disease Clinic. He has served on various hospital committees at Tallahassee Community Hospital, including the Board of Trustees and the Medical Executive Committee. He has also served as Chief of Staff for the same hospital.
Upon graduation at Arkansas Tech University in 1974, Dr. Taylor was commissioned into the United States Navy, where he was an Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After medical school, Dr. Taylor interned and completed his residency with the Navy with a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Naval Hospital San Diego, where he served on staff and later as Director of the Endoscopy Unit. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the University of California and Veterans Administration Hospital, a staff physician in the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of Intensive Care Units at the Naval Hospital in Guam, and a clinical instructor at the University of California in San Diego.
Before moving to Tallahassee, Dr. Taylor was an attending physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Naval Hospital San Diego. Dr. Taylor is married and has two children.
Michael Mangan, M.D.
Dr. Michael Mangan comes to Tallahassee from Chicago.
A graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, Dr. Mangan received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; he then completed his internship and residency in internal medicine from the University Hospitals of Cleveland. He was also a fellow in gastroenterology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Amulya Konda, M.D.
Dr. Amulya Konda moved to Tallahassee in 2009 and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Her interest in medicine was nurtured by her parents who are both physicians and teachers. She received her Bachelors of medicine and surgery degree in India and completed her Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship training at William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, in 2009. She also served as staff physician for the Internal Medicine residency program at Beaumont hospital.
Along with endoscopy for colon cancer screening and polyp removal she has additional fellowship training in advanced endoscopic techniques of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and ERCP geared to treating gastrointestinal, pancreatic and biliary cancers.
She has special interest in nutritional health and obesity along with women’s issues in gastroenterology.
She believes that care should be patient driven. She strives to continuously update her knowledge in gastroenterology, practically apply this and share it with her patients.
She is married and blessed with a child. She likes to travel and loves to learn about different world cultures.
Andres Rodriguez, M.D.
A transplant from Bogota, Colombia, via Michigan, Connecticut, and Illinois, Dr. Andres Rodriguez relocated to Tallahassee in 1994 from Chicago, where he served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Hospital's Gastroenterology section. During his appointment, he split his time between the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic and Liver Study Unit, which handles one of the largest liver transplant programs in the country.
Dr. Rodriguez specializes in gastrointestinal disorders, but has two distinct concentrations: inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. "What interests me about both of these areas is that they are fast-developing," he says. "It is an opportunity to apply new techniques and see patients responding to new treatments. Still, both have mysterious causes, and that creates fertile ground for a physician's innovation as well."
Dr. Rodriguez also places high emphasis on patient education. "In GI disease, the patient has a lot of effect on their own symptoms,” he says. "Lifestyle and diet are key factors. The fact that a patient can take an active role in their treatment is one of the most important factors that separate GI from other health specialties,” he says. "Patient education is vital because minor symptoms can make a major difference. For example, with early diagnosis, colon cancer is treatable, but if not diagnosed early, it can be fatal."
Dr. Rodriguez graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, then earned a medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1988.
Hardeep Singh, M.D.
Dr. Hardeep Singh began his distinguished medical career at the Armed Forces Medical College in his native India, where he ranked 30th among 20,000 medical graduates in the All India Post Graduation Entrance Examination. Upon graduation he entered residency at the preeminent A.I.I.M.S. teaching hospital in New Delhi, India, before coming to the United States for further training. He interned at the University of Health Sciences at the Chicago Medical School, completed an internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the State University of New York in Brooklyn.
Dr. Singh interest is in the field of Interventional Gastroenterology. He is trained in Endoscopic Ultasonography (EUS) which is used for the diagnosis and evaluation of pancreatic and other GI cancers. Dr. Singh also specializes in therapeutic endoscopy for the treatment of malignant and benign biliary and pancreatic diseases [ERCP], endoscopic mucosal resections of large polyps, ablation and stenting of GI cancers.
C. Raymond Cottrell, M.D.
Dr. Raymond Cottrell received his medical degree from the University of Texas-San Antonio. Dr. Cottrell completed his internship and residency in internal medicine as well as his fellowship in gastroenterology at Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida. He served as chairman of the division of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy for 10 years.
Dr Cottrell practiced in Orlando for 24 years before moving to Tallahasse in 2006. While in Orlando he served as chairman of the division of Gastroenterolgy and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for 10 years at the main campus of Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Cottrell enjoys practicing all aspects of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Cottrell has served on numerous boards and committees at his alma mater, Florida State University, having been past national chairman of the FSU Alumni Association and Seminole Boosters, Inc. He is an avid golfer.
Joshua Somerset, M.D.
Dr. Joshua Somerset is from Central Illinois. He completed his B.S. in Biology at Florida State University. He received his M.D. from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He went on to complete his Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Emory University. Dr. Somerset has broad training and interest in therapeutic endoscopy for gastrointestinal, liver and biliary diseases. He has been in practice in Tallahassee since 2006, is married with 3 children and enjoys spending time with his family.