Leader in Medicine

Klemen Ribic


Dr. Klemen Ribic has been welcomed as “Best in Medicine” by the American Health Council.

Dr. Ribic is based in Tampa, Florida and is both a hospitalist and medical director. He has been in his current role with Bay Area Hospitalists for the past eight years, but has worked in the healthcare industry for the past thirteen years.

Dr. Ribic has always had an innate curiosity for medicine, but whilst in education he thought he would pursue a pediatrics as his specialism. Whilst completing rotations in this area, he realized this wasn’t the best fit for his skills. Subsequently, he decided to pursue internal medicine, going on to complete his MD qualification at the Medical College of Ohio in 2004. In addition, he completed an internship and residency at Rush University Medical in Internal Medicine. Drawing on his education and experience, Dr. Ribic has specialized in both internal medicine and patient care.

Formed in 2000 by Dr. Martin Sokol and Dr. Humayun Milan, Bay Area Hospitalists was established to fill a gap in the healthcare industry. They were pioneers, seeing that Primary Care Providers had an innate need for hospitalists, especially in Tampa Bay. Bay Area Hospitalists are proud to be experts in both patient care but also in communication as these skills are essential with working with referring PCPs. The organization specializes in hospitalist, primary care, nursing, medicine, internal medicine and healthcare.

For Dr. Ribic, his role includes visiting three assisted living facilities to perform rounds each week. In addition, at two skilled nursing facilities, he fulfills the role of Medical Director by seeing skilled patients in a timely manner, as well as long term care residents that are seen every 30-60 days for wellness visits. He serves in the role of Certified Medical Director, where he strives to achieve the lowest re-hospitalization rates.

In order to broaden his expertise and knowledge, Dr. Ribic is a member of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the Hillsborough County Medical Association. He credits his achievements to having an ingrained passion for his role, in addition to his enjoyment for the role and his perseverance. He abides by his personal motto to not begin his weekend until all his work is completed.

Over the next five years, Dr. Ribic plans to continue dedicating his attention to providing patient-centered care whilst also continuing to guide the next generation of medical professionals. In his downtime, Dr. Ribic loves to switch off and relax by visiting new restaurants and spending time on or near the water.

Hospitalist/ Medical Director at Bay Area Hospitalists

  • Bay Area Hospitalists has steadily grown and currently provides hospitalist services at most of the hospitals in Hillsborough County, including St. Josephs, AdventHealth, Tampa General, Kindred Hospital-Central, Brandon, and Southbay.
  • Bay Area Hospitalists was founded in 2000 by Dr. Martin Sokol and Dr. Humayun Mian when they recognized the need that PCPs (Primary Care Providers) had for hospitalists in the Tampa Bay area.

Sources: http://bayareahospitalists.net/index.html

Professional Associations

  • The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association