Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP

Program Director, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine

FMX Sessions: Cardiovascular: Electrocardiography: Vectors and Waves and Rhythms, Oh My!, CME019, CME020; Musculoskeletal: Connective Tissue Disorders: When Antibodies go to the Dark Side, CME071, CME072; Nephrologic: Hematuria: UTI? Or Worse?, CME093, 094

Dr. Needham practices full-service family medicine to a diverse patient base, providing care from "conception to resurrection" and all stages in between. He has taught medicine for 20 years and performs many outpatient procedures — including skin procedures, vasectomies, NPLs, treadmill stress tests, joint injections, and colposcopies — in addition to many inpatient procedures. In 2013, he received the Full-Time Florida Family Physician Educator award, and he has previously received the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year and the Parke-Davis Teacher awards. Regarding the future of family medicine, Needham states that "prevention must be valued and funded to the same level — or greater — than tertiary hospital-based procedures."