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Kevin Elder, MD, FAAFP
Family & Sports Medicine

Kevin Elder, MD, FAAFP

Kevin Elder, MD is Board Certified in Family Practice with Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.  He received his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of Ohio/University of Toledo.  He served his Family Practice Residency, as well as his Sports Medicine Fellowship, at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  

Dr. Elder practices both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.  His training in the latter encompassed the care of young and older athletes, as well as the treatment of common overuse injuries, fracture casting and management, joint injections and the treatment of many non-operative orthopedic sports medicine problems.  Dr. Elder’s past experience includes providing medical coverage or Team Physician responsibilities for professional football, boxing, volleyball, soccer, baseball, hockey teams, and Team Physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  He has also volunteered for several community sports medicine events and races in Tampa Bay including volunteering as a Team Physician for Tampa Catholic High School for seven years. He currently serves as Team Physician for Berkeley Prep High School, Plant High School, University of South Florida, US Soccer, and is a member of the Team Physician pool for the US Ski and Snowboard Association.  

Dr. Elder is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for the University of South Florida and Florida State University, teaching medical students and residents while also serving as a voluntary faculty preceptor for the Bayfront Medical Center and Morton Plant Mease Family Practice residencies' primary care sports medicine fellowship programs.  

Dr. Elder has published book chapters related to exercise stress testing, including a recent chapter in Exercise Testing for Primary Care and Sports Medicine Physicians.  He has also given numerous lectures on sports medicine topics, including wilderness medicine.  Dr. Elder is trained in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and uses this to perform diagnostic and therapeutic injections/procedures in the office.  He is also trained in, and performs, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, having performed over 1,000 of these procedures since 2012. There is increasing data regarding the effectiveness of PRP for Osteoarthritis and multiple tendon/muscle injuries. In addition to PRP, Dr. Elder is now performing Stem Cell/BMAC (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate) injections in his office under MSK Ultrasound guidance.   

Links of Interest:      
* Article:  No Place Like Home  
* Video: Dr. Elder Talks Concussions and Footbal Safety With Fox Sports  
* Video:  Interview With Kevin Elder - Team Physician of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
* NFL Life Line is a resource for current and former NFL players, coaches, team and league staff, and their family members in personal or emotional crisis.    

Office Location(s):

Hyde Park Adult

1919 W. Swann Avenue
Third Floor
Tampa, Florida   33606-2404
Location Phone: (813) 254-8055
Location Fax: (813) 443-8163

Accepting new patients:
Sports Medicine - Yes. Family Medicine - No.

Primary Specialty:
Family Medicine

Secondary Specialty:
Sports Medicine

Languages other than English:

Honors and Awards:
Tampa Magazine Top Doc - Voted #1 by Peers for Sports Medicine : 2016/2017
GOLD - Best Family Physician - Honored by Tampa Tribune Readers : 2011