Kirksak J. Poonkasem, MD

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Kirksak J. Poonkasem, MD
  • Podcasts

    BayCare HealthChat

    What is Integrative Medicine?
    April 20, 2022

    Dr. Poonkasem  leads a discussion explaining the key focuses in integrative medicine.


    BayCare HealthChat

    Lifestyle and Heart Health
    February 24, 2021

    Dr. Kirksak Jay Poonkasem explains how your lifestyle influences and choices impact your heart health.

  • Affiliations
    • BayCare Alliant Hospital
    • BayCare Medical Group
    • BayCare Physician Partners
    • BayCare Physician Partners ACO
    • Mease Countryside Hospital
    • Mease Dunedin Hospital
    • Morton Plant Hospital
    • Morton Plant North Bay
  • Board Certifications
    • AB Family Medicine - Family Medicine
    • AB Family Medicine (Hospice & Palliative Medicine)
  • Gender
    • Male
  • Doctor Bio
    • Dr. Kirksak “Jay” Poonkasem specializes in integrative medicine, as part of BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Jay’s integrative medicine program focuses on the individual needs of patients by helping them improve their nutrition, fitness and mental wellness. Some of the services which may be offered include, medical acupuncture, auriculotherapy, cupping, coaching, healing touch and stress management (Heart Math, breathwork, meditation). Dr. Jay earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He then completed a family medicine residency at the University of South Florida/Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program in Clearwater, Florida. He continued his medical education with a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Additionally, Dr. Jay is board certified in family medicine, integrative medicine, lifestyle medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. His greatest passion lies with lifestyle medicine, medical acupuncture and integrative medicine. He has seen firsthand the long-term implications of poor lifestyle choices, while working within the hospice care industry. Many of those choices lead to numerous chronic diseases. Dr. Jay believes in an integrative approach to health and wellness, taking into account the mind, body and spiritual connection, and getting back to the basics of nutrition, sleep, exercise and other modalities to rebuild health through lifestyle modifications. In addition to his medical board certifications, Dr. Jay is certified in massage therapy and as a personal trainer/corrective exercise specialist. He’s a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Florida Medical Association. Please note that integrative medicine services that he provides are only available for a fee, no insurance plans are accepted.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Residency
    • USF/Morton Plant Family Practice Residency
  • Specialties
    • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Integrative Medicine
  • Education
    • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Arizona Health Sciences Center
    • University Of Florida
    • USF/Morton Plant Family Practice Residency


Doctor Locations

BMG Palliative Care West - MPH

300 Pinellas St MS44
Clearwater, FL 33756

Integrative Medicine at PTAK

430 Morton Plant St Ste 400
Clearwater, FL 33756