Joining the Lakeland Regional Family Health Center care team in 2012, Dr. Stephanie Benedict brings 12 years of experience as a family physician. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and has a broad range of experience in patient and family care.
Dr. Benedict received her medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and her Residency in Family Practice from the Mount Carmel Health System, where she served as chief resident from 1999-2000. Among her accomplishments are being named resident teacher of the year in 2000 and faculty teacher of the year in 2003.
She served as the associate director of family practice within the Mount Carmel Health System and as a family physician at Mount Carmel Medical Group. From 2001 until 2008, Dr. Benedict served as the team physician at Briggs High School in Columbus Ohio.
Dr. David Croteau brings more than 13 years of experience to Lakeland Regional’s Family Health Center – having served as a staff physician at Community Physician Group at Stevensville Clinic, the Northwestern Medical Center’s Rural Health Clinic and the VA Health Care Center.
Dr. Croteau is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He completed his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and his Family Practice Residency at Florida Hospital South in Orlando.
Dr. Croteau is an associate faculty member at the University of Montana and University of Washington and is involved in both university’s WWAMI medical education initiatives in support of the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. He has been published in the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and has a publication in progress on acalculous cholecystitis in the outpatient setting.
David Campopiano is a licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) with extensive experience in internal medicine, primary care medicine and psychiatric medicine. In 2002, he graduated from the Yale University School in Haven, Connecticut with a MSN, ANP, PNP dual track, adult health/internal medicine and psychiatry/mental health NP. He received his masters in neuropsychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts.
Campopiano has served as an ARNP service hospitalist at Catholic Medical Center and owned and operated a primary care medical practice. He has also provided consultation services for psychiatry to New London Hospital and medical-surgical units.
In the fall of 2012, Campopiano will begin teaching at Southern Florida College as an Associate Professor in the Nursing Department.
Cynthia D. Dean, ARNP
Cynthia Dean is a licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) who excels in family care, leadership, research, and education. She received her Master of Science and Post-Master of Science from Florida Southern College, and her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of South Florida.
Dean served as the director of hospital education at the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, and has worked in Watson Clinic’s Department of Internal Medicine and at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
Dean’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2012 Polk County Organization of Nurse Executives (president), Florida Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.
Tammy Harris is a licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) with certification in adult health practice. She received her nursing degree from Valencia Community College, and her Master of Science in adult health nursing from Florida Southern College.
Since 2002, Harris has served patients at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, working in the medical cardiology department for seven years, and later in the acute care hemodialysis unit. Prior to her time at Lakeland Regional, she worked at the Amedysis Home Health Agency and the Walt Disney Company.
Harris is also a progressive care certified nurse with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She is a member of the Polk County Advanced Practice Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She volunteers at the Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine and participates in annual mission trips through Victory Church.