David B. Feller, MD

CHFM Faculty

David B. Feller, MD David B. Feller, MD
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for CHFM
Family Medicine Residency Program
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-7001 Fax: (352) 265-9584
e-mail:dbf@ufl.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Feller received his M.D. degree from the University of Florida where he also completed his residency in family medicine. Dr. Feller is Board Certified in Family Medicine and his medical interests include alternative therapies especially acupuncture and herbal medicine. As the Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Feller is actively involved with residents; he is also the Dr. Feller is Director of the Behavioral Science Program and a Faculty Advisor to third- and fourth-year residents. In addition to his work in the residency program, Dr. Feller is also the department’s Director of Quality and Safety and the Faculty Advisor for the Equal Access Clinic.

Education/Training

Program/Degree Institution Field/Specialty
BS University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Interdisciplinary
MD University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Medicine
Residency University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Family Medicine

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • Board Certified, Family Practice

Honors and Awards

  • Listed as one of “America’s top Family Doctors” in Guide to America’s Top Family Doctors, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Patients’ Choice Award, 2011, 2012
  • First recipient of the Scheveling Professorship of Integrative Medicine, 2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Honor Medical Society), 2011
  • Exemplary Teaching Award from College of Medicine, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Clinical Science Teacher of the Year, 2011
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2011
  • Member of Society Teaching Scholars, 2011
  • Elected to Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2011
  • Teacher of the Year from Family Medicine Residents, 1999, 2008, 2009
  • Equal Access Clinic Service Award, 2009
  • Listed in Florida’s Best Doctors, 2006
  • Listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2002, 2005
  • Equal Access Clinic Faculty Recognition Award, 2004
  • FAFP Exemplary Teaching Award for full time faculty, 2004
  • Listed in Best Doctors, 2002, 2003
  • Outstanding Faculty Award from the Equal Access Clinic, 2001
  • University of Florida Family Practice Physician of the Year, 2001
  • Superior Accomplishment Award from Vice President for Health Affairs, 2000
  • Excellence in Generalist Medical Education from AMSA, 1999
  • Listed in The Best Doctor’s in America: Southeast Region, First Edition, 1995, 1998
  • Certificate of Excellence in Psychological Medicine and Counseling, 1992

Academic Interests

  • Monthly Clinical Disease Noon Conference
  • MD Participant with Psychology Counseling Group
  • Faculty Advisor for Family Medicine Residents
  • Small Group Leader, “Ethical and Legal Issues in Medical Practice”
  • Small Group Leader, “Professionalism” workshop

Clinical Interests

  • Alternative Medical Therapies
  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal Medicine

Recent Projects and Grants:

  • Using Evidence-Based Medicine to Teach Type II Diabetes Mellitus:  Does it Improve Resident Practice Behavior, Co-Principal Investigator
  • Equal Access Clinic, AAMC Medicine in the Community Grant ($20,000, 2008-2012)
  • A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo and Active Controlled, Forced Titration Study Evaluating the Effects of Nebivolol on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in African American Patients with Hypertension, Primary Investigator (Mylan Berteck Pharmaceuticals, $28,500, 2005-2008)
  • A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Multicenter Study to Compare Clinical Health Outcomes of Telithromycin versus Azithromycin in Outpatients with Community-Acquired Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, Sub- Investigator (Aventis, $22,000, 2005-2008)

Recent Books and Publications

  • Feller, DB.  “Priapism” Chapter in Taylor’s 10-Minute Diagnosis Manuel (3rd Edition), Edited by Paulman, PM, Paulman AA, and Harrison JD, submitted for publication April 2011.
  • Feller, D.B. “CAM Primer for Family Physicians” Florida Family Physician. 2008:57 (2);18-19.Hatch RL, Feller DB.  An Innovative Professionalism Workshop: Putting Family Medicine’s Core Values to Work.  Family Medicine 2008; 40(Suppl 4). [Abstract.]
  • Kuritzky L, and Feller DB. “An Efficient and Effective Approach to Diagnosis and Management-the 10 minute examination for low back pain” J Musculoskel Med. 2008, 25: 162-168.
  • Feller DB, “Priapism” Chapter in Taylor’s 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual (2nd Edition), Edited by Paulman PM, Paulman AA, and Harrison JD, 2007.
  • Julius S, Nesbitt SD, Egan BM, et al. for the Trial of Preventing Hypertension (TROPHY) Study investigators (DB Feller listed as Investigator) “Feasibility of Treating Prehypertension with an Angiotensin-Receptor Blocker” New England Journal of Medicine 2006; 354:1685-1697.