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Michael Latzka, M.D.

Office Location(s):

Westgate Family Physicians

105 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, South Carolina  29301
Location Phone: 864-574-0070
Location Fax: 864-574-0882

Accepting new patients:

I am accepting new patients.

Primary Specialty:

Family Medicine

Medical Education:

Uniformed Services University: 1994
Graduated in 1994 from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Training was also received at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Andrews Airforce Base with main training on the base of Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Residency:

Fort Benning, GA: 1994 – 1997
Family medicine residency with full spectrum of pediatrics to geriatrics as well as obstetric deliveries, minor surgeries, and inpatient medicine. There was also training in advanced trauma as part of the military mission.  Practice in use of ultrasound for injection related to sports medicine.

Fellowship:

UNC Faculty Development Fellow: 2004
Training designed to improve a family physician’s ability to lead in teaching, management, research and use of technology. The training was conducted over a 1-year period and took place at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Practice: 1997
Certified initially in 1997 and then re-certified in 2003 and 2010.

In Practice Since:

1997

Affiliations:

Christian Medical Association: 1994
The Christian Medical and Dental Association is dedicated to service in healthcare through a common fellowship in our Savior Jesus Christ.

Honors and Awards:

Bronze Star: 2006
For service during combat operations in Iraq in 2005 with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Publications:

North Carolina Medical Journal: 2008
Integrating primary care and mental health in the Army. This commentary discussed how Fort Bragg was screening soldiers for PTSD in order to treat soldiers as quickly as possible.