Louis Kuritzky, MD

Louis KuritzkyLouis Kuritzky, MD
Assistant Professor Emeritus
Family Medicine Residency Program
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

Contact Information 
E-mail: kuritzky@ufl.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Kuritzky joined the Family Medicine at Main Street clinic in 2000 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Before this, Dr. Kuritzky received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia where he was the President of the Alpha Chi Omega Society. Upon graduation, he worked as a physician in California and the West Indies before coming to Gainesville.

During his career, Dr. Kuritzky has given over 1,300 presentations to professional societies, hospitals, residency programs, and promotional meetings on topics including Allergy, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Doctor-Patient Relationship, Immunizations, Inter-Professional Relations, Orthopedics, Public Health, Radiology, and Urology. In addition to writing 150 publications, Dr. Kuritzky has authored numerous books, reports, textbook chapters, audiocassettes, audio-CDs, videotapes, periodicals, monographs, and abstracts.


Residency Kaiser Permanente
Family Medicine
Internship Miami Valley Hospital
Dayton, Ohio
MD Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
BS Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • Board Certified – American Board of Family Practice
  • Certified – Specialist in Hypertensions (American Society of Hypertension)

Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year, University of Florida Family Practice Residency 1983, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005
  • University of Florida Hippocratic Award Runner-Up, 1988

Academic Interests

  • Member – Residency Education Committee

Clinical Interests

  • Allergies
  • Nutrition
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Patient Counseling

Recent Publications

  • Kuritzky L, Diez  JG “Meeting New Challenges with Antiplatelet therapy in Primary Care” J Fam Pract 2012;61(6 Suppl):S22-S28
  • Kuritzky L, “White Coat Hypertension: Addressing the 10 Most Important Questions” Current Cardiol Reports 2012;September 2: DOI10.1007/s11886-012-0312-8
  • Kuritzky L, “Enhancing Adherence with Antihypertensives: the Role of Fixed-Dose Combinations and Home Blood Pressure Monitoring” J Fam Pract 2012;61(8 Suppl):S24-S28
  • Kuritzky L, Samraj  GP “ Enhanced Glycemic Control with Combination Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care” Diabetes Therapy 2011;2(3):162-177
  • Kuritzky  L, Michaudet  C “The Champagne of Cardiovascular Risk Reduction” [title misspelled in publication as ‘Cadiovascular’] J Clin Hypertens 2011;13(1):5-7
  • Gottlieb  D, Kuritzky L “Using the Medical Food Flavocoxid in Managing Osteoarthritis” J Pain Palliative Care Pharm 2011;25:49-54
  • Kuritzky  L, “Prostatitis” Conn’s Current Therapy 2011: 725-728 Saunders/Elsevier (Philadelphia)