Department Internal Medicine
Primary Location Florida, Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Breast Mammogram
  • Abnormal Breast MRI
  • Abnormal Breast Ultrasound
  • Adult Physical
  • Aerosol Treatments
  • Albumin Test
  • Blood Glucose Test
  • Blood Tests
  • Chickenpox Vaccination
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Diptheria Vaccination
  • DTaP Vaccination
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • HIV Testing
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Immunization
  • Influenza Vaccination
  • Internal Medicine
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination
  • Medical Education
  • Pertussis Vaccination
  • Physical Exams
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Care
  • Preventive Health
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Proteinuria
  • Rubella Vaccination
  • Screening and Testing
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tetanus Vaccination
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
  • Vaccines
  • Whooping Cough Vaccination
View all 39 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acne
  • Adult Medicine
  • AIDS & HIV
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis and the Golfer
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Clots
  • Bone Disorders
  • BP (Blood Pressure)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chickenpox
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cold Sores
  • Common Cold
  • Common Cold and Upper Respiratory Illness
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Costochondritis
  • Cough
  • Cysts
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes - Care & Treatment
  • Diabetes - Health Aspects
  • Diabetes - Prevention
  • Diabetes - Type 1
  • Diabetes - Type 2
  • Diabetes - Types
  • Diabetes in the Elderly
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Dysmetabolic Syndrome
  • Dyspnea
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Enlarged Prostate/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Enterobiasis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • General Medicine Complaints
  • Headaches
  • Health and Wellness
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease Prevention
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • High-Density Lipoproteins
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Ingrown Toe Nail
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Irritable Colon
  • Kidney Infections
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lymph Nodes - Armpit & Neck
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Muscle Contraction Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Thyroid
  • Palpitations
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pink Eye
  • Plantar Warts
  • Pneumonia
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Premature Menopause
  • Primary Care
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rashes/Red Skin
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea (Adult Acne)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis - Acute
  • Sinusitis - Chronic
  • Slipped Disc
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Spastic Colon
  • Stomach Flu
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stomatitis (Mouth Sores)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Headaches
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headaches
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidism
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Pedia
  • Tonsillitis
  • Underactive Thyroid
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urticaria
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting
  • Zits
View all 157 Specialties +


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About Howard Grossman, MD

Howard Grossman is pleased to be joining the Cleveland Clinic in Florida.  He is a board-certified internist, who had a private practice in Manhattan from 1988 to 2005, which he reestablished from 2009-2016.  In 2013 he opened the only primary care private practice dedicated to LGBT health and HIV care in the state of New Jersey.  He is a general internist, but is most widely known as a specialist in HIV medicine and LGBT Health.  Dr. Grossman was a Senior Attending in the Department of Medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital.  He was also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU-Langone Medical Center and an Attending Physician at Overlook Hospital and Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System. 

Dr. Grossman left private medical practice in 2004 to serve as the Executive Director of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, a professional association of 2100 front-line HIV providers, based in Washington, DC and held this position until 2006.   In 2007 he served as the Medical Director of the Conant Medical Foundation in San Francisco, an organization dedicated to education and care as a way to fight the HIV epidemic. In that role he had both clinical and administrative functions.  From 2008-2009 Dr. Grossman was part of the amazing team at Fenway Community Health in Boston, where he served as a staff clinician and as Associate Director for Industry-Sponsored Trials. 

In the interim between leaving AAHIVM and joining the Conant Medical Foundation Dr. Grossman worked as an international clinical mentor.  He educated doctors and nurses in Russia and Belarus working with the American International Healthcare Alliance and he spent seven weeks in the Far West of Nepal helping to establish the first HIV treatment facility in this area with a high rate of HIV infection among migrant workers.  This was a collaborative program between the International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA) and Family Health International. 

Dr. Grossman earned a B.A. in political science at Haverford College and studied medicine at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn.  He did his residency at Kings County Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in Brooklyn.  It was there that he saw some of the first cases of AIDS in the early 1980’s.  

Dr. Grossman worked at St. Clare’s Hospital, at one of the first dedicated AIDS units in the country, and entered private practice in 1987.  He had one of the largest HIV practices in New York, serving a diverse patient population.  He has become nationally recognized as an educator on HIV issues and as an advocate for LGBT civil rights and the rights of People Living with HIV. 

His work with people affected by HIV led him to become one of the plaintiffs in the landmark suit Vacco v. Quill, et al., which sought to overturn laws preventing terminally-ill patients from obtaining their physicians’ help to end their own lives.  The case was decided in 1997, with the Supreme Court finding no constitutional guarantee of the “right to die,” but leaving the door open for states to experiment with various options.  Dr. Grossman, along with one of his recently deceased patients and other providers and patients, is now a plaintiff in a new lawsuit seeking to overturn the prohibitions in New York State that prevent physicians and patients from discussing patient determined end-of-life choices. 

Dr. Grossman has written articles for many publications and for and The  He has reviewed articles for The AIDS Reader and served as medical editor for columns in HX, POZ, GMHC’s Treatment Issues, AMFAR’s treatment newsletter among others. 

He is the recipient of several awards including an award from  Compassion & Dying in 2003, Latino AIDS Caucus Cielo Latino Compañero Award in 2004 and Amfar’s 2005 Award of Courage. 

Dr. Grossman has served in the past as a consultant to many pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Tibotec, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott, Hoffman-LaRoche, Ortho Biotech, Janssen, Agouron, Gilead, Chiron, Monogram Biosciences, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.  He has also worked with government panels at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration and served as a reviewer for CDC grant applications.  Dr. Grossman was the medical advisor for the patient-oriented website   He has been involved with multiple community-based organizations. Most recently Dr. Grossman has served as Chair of Physicians for Compassionate Care, an organization of over 600 physicians in New York State who support the medical use of marijuana.   Prior to taking the reins at AAHIVM he served as the Board chair for the New York State Chapter, and worked as the chairman of the Public Policy Committee and Chairman of the Ethics Committee.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of several other organizations.  He most recently served on the board of Bailey House, which provides housing and case management services for homeless people living with HIV and their families. In the past he has been on the boards of Visual AIDS, working with artists with HIV and using art to educate about HIV; the New York Chapter of Compassion in Dying, a national group dedicated to helping patients with end-of-life issues, especially around pain control; the Organization of HIV Healthcare Providers, a PAC organized to work on various issues of interest to people with HIV and their practitioners; and the honorary board of Love Heals/The Allison Gertz Foundation. Dr. Grossman also served on the boards of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and the People with AIDS Health Group in the past.  He organized and ran the medical tent for the GMHC Morning Party on Fire Island for 9 years, providing one of the first organized medical operations to serve a large party of this kind and helping to promote harm reduction and HIV prevention in this setting.  He has been involved with a number of activist groups including ACT-Up, TAG, the Coalition for Salvage Therapy (CST) and the AIDS Treatment Activists’ Coalition (ATAC).  Dr. Grossman also served as medical advisor for 3 productions of Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart,” including the Broadway production.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights



  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

General Internal Medicine, Management of Chronic Disease, Preventive Medicine, Prevention, Primary Care, LGBT Health, Transgender medicine, HIV medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Compassion and Dying, 2003
  • Latino Commission on AIDS, Cielo Latino Compa ero Award, 2004
  • Amfar's 2005 Award of Courage.

Innovations & Patents

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/31/2017, Dr. Grossman has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Grossman receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Atlantic Health System, Inc.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

164 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.3
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2018

My initial experience was an excellent one. Dr. Grossman is intelligent, professional and personable The staff was exceptional.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2018

Immaculate, proper and superb.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2018

Dr. Grossman was great and I am glad to have him as a primary care doctor. However, this visit seemed to be very rushed and we did not have an opportunity to discuss important medical matters due to time constraints. A 15 minute allotment is not enough time to dedicate to a new patient, especially on a first time visit. The doctor should be the one to determine how much time is spent with each patient. In some cases 15 minutes may be enough on a repeat/ routine visit. On other visits the doctor may need more time to help a patient talk through medical concerns. I really hope someone addresses and corrects this situation. Otherwise I am very satisfied with my new doctor and pleased to be a part of the Cleveland Clinic Family.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2018

Time limits on time spent with your doctor. The doctor should make this decision depending on the patients needs.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017 a new patient I would have liked to have had more time with Dr Grossman...I like him a great deal but he is pressed for time

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017

these questions are not accurate for a routine annual physical doctor was very good and thorough

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2017

doctor was friendly and accommodating to my needs

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2017

happy with Dr Grossman

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2017

Couldn't ask for better consultation from a doctor.

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