David W. Lyter, MD, MPH

David W. Lyter, MD, MPH

About Dr. Lyter

David W. Lyter, MD, MPH, joins Metro in July 2015 as its Medical Director and first full-time primary care physician. Dr. Lyter received his MD degree and Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Infectious Disease and Microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in hematology/medical oncology in Pittsburgh as well.  In 1984 he was a cofounder and Medical Director of the Pitt Men’s Study, a long-term study of HIV and its risk factors in group of over 2000 gay or bisexual men.  This study still continues to this day.   Following completion if his education, Dr. Lyter moved to Chicago, where he developed a university-based HIV cancer program.  With the advent of potent anti-retro-virals in the mid 1990’s, the rate of new cancers in persons with HIV dropped dramatically, prompting Dr. Lyter return to his primary care interests.  He had a very successful internal medicine/HIV practice for the LGBT community in Wilton Manors/Ft. Lauderdale.  He has also worked as a hospice physician in Tampa and as a primary care provider for both the Hillsborough and Manatee County Sheriffs’ Offices.   Dr. Lyter, a native of south central Pennsylvania, is a resident of Riverview, where he lives with his three basenjis.  He enjoys photography, landscaping, nature, kayaking, international travel and, of course, the Steelers.

Primary Care

For over 22 years, Metro has been providing the community with premier services, support, and programs. Now, we are thrilled to offer full comprehensive health care right in our St. Petersburg and Tampa LGBTQ Centers. Metro Primary Care provides all of the following in a safe, supportive environment. Self Pay, Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial Insurances Accepted.

  • LGBTQ Primary Care
  • PrEP – Pre-exposure Prophylaxis
    • When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone.
  • nPEP – Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
    • An HIV prevention strategy recommended by the CDC to prevent HIV infection after a high risk sexual exposure.
  • Trans* Health
  • STD & Hepatitis Testing & Treatment
  • Psychiatric Meds Management


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