Dr. Hochman is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Rheumatology. This triple certification distinguishes him from other physicians and enables him to offer patients a more comprehensive examination and diagnosis. As an Internist, his expertise includes treating common diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. With Dr. Hochmans training as a rheumatologist, which required three additional years of training after completing an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency, he is also an expert in treating musculoskeletal diseases such as all forms of arthritis, gout, and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Hochman completed his Rheumatology Fellowship in 2004, at Washington University in St. Louis one of the top five medical schools for research following Harvard, Stanford, and Johns Hopkins. In 2001, he completed a dual residency program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Ohio State University. Dr. Hochman graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude, from the Ohio State University Medical School and earned membership into the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) as a 3rd-year student. (AOA is an honor achieved by only the top 15 percent of medical students nationwide.) He received a Deans Honor Scholarship to Tulane University where he received his undergraduate degree and graduated from the Honors program Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa distinction. Dr. Hochman has also completed additional training to become certified by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry in reading Dexa (bone density) scans. He has read and evaluated more than 25,000 studies over the last 10 years. Dr. Hochman currently lives in Naples with his wife and two children. He enjoys golf, football, travel, and spending time with his family. Dr. Hochman was re-certified in Pediatrics in 2009, Internal Medicine in 2012, and Rheumatology in 2014.