Dr. Okeson grew up in Weskan, Kansas and graduated with a B.A. in biology from Bethany College. He attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, did his internship and residency at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida. He loved the warm weather in Florida and decided to make it his home.
Dr. Okeson has been established in private practice since 1998 and in 2003 joined Tri Star Medical Partners. He is board certified with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and a member of the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and American Osteopathic Association.
He enjoys teaching medical students, interns and residents and has teaching appointments at the Dept. of Medical Education at Largo Medical Center and the Dept. of Family Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society. In 2014, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Dr. Okeson is involved with several charities including the Ryan Wells Foundation. He likes traveling, food, and wine as well as the performing arts. He loves his alma mater at Bethany College - "Go Swedes!" and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Dean grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, and graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from Auburn University. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern in North Miami Beach, Florida, did her internship at Metropolitan General Hospital in Pinellas Park, Florida, and residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Dr. Dean established her first private practice in Largo, Florida in 1993 and joined Mark Stine in this current practice in 1996. Dr. Dean is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine, and a member of both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society.
A longtime director on the board of trustees at the Largo Medical Center, Dr. Dean was the hospital’s Chief of Medical Staff from 2002-2004 and has served on various oversight and development committees, including Medical Executive, Credentials, Graduate Medical Education, and The Florida Breast Center.
Dr. Dean is an active member of Pasadena Community Church and has been involved in local charities, clinics, and mission trips. Dr. Dean enjoys skiing, golf, travel, rooting for the Auburn Tigers, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Howard was born in New York, but grew up here in Clearwater. He graduated with a B.S. in family, child and consumer sciences from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He completed his Masters in biomedical sciences from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He did his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida.
Dr. Howard has been established in private practice since 2006. He is board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, American College of Family Practitioners and the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society.
Dr. Howard and his wife Dr. Alison Howard have three children. Besides spending time with family, he enjoys golf, football, baseball and any FSU sports.
At Tri Star Medical Partner's and Mid Pinellas Primary Care, we are only as strong as our staff and are proud to employ a variety of qualified individuals who bring their own diverse knowledge to the practice in order to ensure you receive the most comprehensive treatment possible. Please take a moment to read more about our individual staff members and learn how they allow our practice to continually be the absolute best at caring for your health needs.
Dr. Stine grew up in Tampa, Florida where he graduated from Jesuit High School. He graduated with a B.A. in chemistry from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He attended medical school at Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in North Miami Beach, Florida and completed his internship at the Metropolitan General Hospital in Pinellas Park, Florida and his residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Stine has been practicing medicine since 1989. He is board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He became a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists in 2008.
Dr. Stine has active privileges at Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Stine is the Program Director of Internal Medicine at Northside Hospital, and has been teaching medical students and residents since 1990.
He is a member of: American Osteopathic Association, American College of Physicians, American College of General Practitioners, Student Osteopathic Medical Association, American Academy of Osteopathy, Sigma Sigma Phi Medical Fraternity, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Stine and his wife Linda have five children. He loves anything with Notre Dame College, golfing and enjoys spending time with family and friends.