Dr. O’Neal received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida (USF), and medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Residency training was completed at the USF College of Medicine, where he was elected the Chief Resident. Dr. O’Neal has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has received numerous awards for his scholarly achievements, research, and contributions to medical student education. He was 1 of only 15 national physicians to receive the prestigious American Medical Association (AMA) Young Physician Leadership Award. This award is given to the few physicians under the age of 40 who are considered the future leaders of medicine in the United States.
Dr. O’Neal is considered one of the most innovative, entrepreneurial physicians of the past decade. He introduced the concept of concierge medicine to the Tampa Bay area in 2002, and is credited with developing the first concierge medical practice in the U.S. ever created from scratch (non-transitioned).