Originally from the Bronx, NY, Dr. Joseph Rosado moved down to the Central Florida region to work as an orderly and EMT/Paramedic. It was there that Dr. Rosado realized his passion for the medical profession. He started chiropractic school at Life College in Marietta, GA where he graduated cum laude with a BS degree in Clinical Nutrition and a doctor of chiropractic degree. After practicing for several years, he went on to Universidad Central del Este, in San Pedro de Macoris where in 2001 he graduated suma cum laude with his medical degree. After working as physician and clinic Director in Salt Lake City, UT, team physician for the Costa Rican Institute of Recreation and Sports, and staff physician at Hospital Metropolitano in San Juan, PR. Dr. Rosado relocated back to Florida in 2005 after completing his MBA in Health Care Management from University of Phoenix, magna cum laude. He worked as the Director of the Communicable Disease Division/Epidemiology and Immunization departments as well as the Sr. Lead Physician at St. Johns County Health Department.
Dr. Rosado then moved on to Tricounty Hospital in Williston, FL to be the medical director. At the same time, he worked in a private practice with the Institute of Medical and Cardiovascular Excellence (IME/ICE) in Williston and The Villages providing primary and functional/regenerative care. Upon resigning from both Tricounty Hospital and ICE, he worked as a temporary (Locum Tenens) physician at the North FL Evaluation and Treatment Center in Gainesville, FL, Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, FL, Escambia County Jail in Pensacola, FL, Florida Health Source in Pierson/Deltona, FL and Genesis Family Practice in Orange City, FL.
He was on the bureau of speakers for the United For Care (Amendment 2) campaign in 2014 and 2016. In 2015, Dr. Rosado took both the Florida Physicians Cannabis Course and the Florida Cannabis Medical Directors Course so that by Summer of 2016, he was the first to recommend high CBD:low THC in the greater Central Florida region to an adult patient with Stage 3 brain cancer. By Fall of 2016, he was the first to recommend medical cannabis (THC:CBD 1:1), in the state of FL, to a pediatric patient, who was terminally ill.
Presently, Dr. Rosado is providing primary care services, together with Immigration Physicals, Alternative Addiction Management Therapy and Therapeutic Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) recommendations at Comprehensive Health Center in Orlando, FL; and volunteers once a month at Shepherd’s Hope Community Clinics.