Discover Southwest Florida: Healthcare
It’s amazing how many vacationers return home from the Gulfshore looking 10—or 20—years younger. You didn’t hear it from us, but the outstanding quality of the board-certified plastic surgeons and medical specialists, as
well as the state-of-the-art facilities in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and the islands, probably have something to do with it. Today’s cosmetic surgery procedures are so advanced that one can have a nip and tuck on Monday and dine out in glamour on Saturday. Bodies are sculpted, refined and enhanced; faces are refreshed and rejuvenated. Recovery is fast and the results last longer than ever.
There’s a serious side to the medical vacation, too. Studies show that relaxation in a beautiful environment can maximize the results and speed recovery, so patients are opting to have everything from orthopedic and heart surgery to long-term oncology care here on the Gulfshore. Many surgeons offer full-service concierge staffs to arrange accommodations, transportation and even social activities.
Your friends at home may say, "There’s something about you. You look so young and healthy." And you will respond, "It’s the air and sunshine and the magic of the Gulfshore." And we’re not talking.
Naples Urgent Care, 1713 S.W. Health Parkway, Suite 1, (239) 597-8000. Medical services include: routine physical examination, exercise stress testing, allergy immunizations, cholesterol screening, diabetes management, on-site laboratory and blood testing, flu shots, congestive heart failure management, osteoporosis, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, workman’s compensation injuries, hypertension management, women’s routine healthcare, school and sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, common cold and flu, and skin cancer evaluation. www.naplesurgentcareonline.com.
NCH Naples Hospital, 350 Seventh St. N., (239) 436-5000. A complete cardiac care facility with more than 500 participating physicians. Specializes in progressive cardiac care, oncology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, pediatric emergency medical services and diagnostics. Part of the two-hospital, 608-bed NCH Healthcare System and the recipient of multiple Specialty Excellence Awards, including: Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Clinical Excellence. www.nchmd.org.
NCH North Naples Hospital, 11190 HealthPark Blvd., (239) 552-7000. A 261-bed acute care facility and home to The Birth Center, which includes a level II neonatal nursery, Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, and the Brookdale Center for Aging. Part of the two-hospital, 608-bed NCH Healthcare System. www.nchmd.org.
Physicians Regional Medical Center, 8300 Collier Blvd., (239) 354-6000. This 100-bed, acute-care hospital with all-private rooms has emergency services, pediatric and obstetrical services, inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services, plus a women’s center and medical offices. Part of the Physicians Regional Healthcare System. www.physiciansregional.net.
Physicians Regional Medical Center, 6101 Pine Ridge Road, (239) 348-4000. This 101-bed facility provides general medical and surgical care for inpatient, outpatient and emergency room patients. Emphasis in orthopedic surgery, general and minimally invasive surgery, plastic surgery, colorectal, urology, neurology and cardiac care, as well as recently expanded stroke treatment capabilities. Part of the Physicians Regional Healthcare System.
Physicians Regional Medical Group, 25 physicians practicing at five full-service medical clinics in Naples and Bonita Springs. Five were honored last year by Gulfshore Life as Top Doctors, as determined from surveys completed by Castle Connolly Medical in New York. www.physiciansregional
Bonita Community Health Center, 3501 Health Center Blvd., (239) 949-1050. Comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and surgical center. Radiology, endoscopy, pain management rehabilitation, day surgery center, walk-in clinic, on-site pharmacy and lab partnered with Lee Memorial Health System and NCH Healthcare System. www.bonitahealthcenter.com.
Cape Coral Hospital, 636 Del Prado Blvd., (239) 574-2323. This hospital serves the Cape Coral, North Fort
Myers and Pine Island communities. One of the "100 Top Hospitals" in the United States for orthopedics, the hospital features the area’s largest emergency department and 291 private beds. Services offered include a Joint Commission Certified Diabetes Program, Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, Lee Health Solutions (for those with chronic health problems), Special Care Nursery, oncology, urology, endocrinology and gastroenterology. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. www.leememorial.org.
Lee Convenient Care, 1682 NE Pine Island Road, (239) 424-1655. Provides quality, cost-efficient care in a short time frame for children and adults requiring prompt and/or minor emergency care. An appointment or referral is not required. Walk-in care is appropriate when: your primary care doctor is unavailable, you do not have a regular doctor, you have an illness or injury that is not life-threatening and needs prompt care, or you have routine health issues. www.leememorial.org/convenientcare.
Prime Urgent Care of FLA, 290 Nicholas Parkway NW, (239) 573-1007. Services: bruises, colds, earaches, sinus infections, lipid disorders, women’s wellness (Pap smears), minor injuries, flu, sore throats, respiratory illness, sprains, rashes, flu shots, bronchitis, asthma, strains, urinary problems, high blood pressure, wounds, diabetes. Also: X-ray, on-site blood drawing station, EKG, diagnostic ultrasound, pulmonary function study holter, monitors, carotid doppler, echocardiography, simple laceration repair, IV therapy. www.urgentcareprime.com.
Urgent Care Center of Southwest Florida, Cay West Pavilion, 1708 Cape Coral Parkway W., Suite 2, (239) 333-3333. State-of-the-art-urgent care center. Offers an alternative to emergency room visits for non-life threatening issues such as flu, migraines, sprains, fractures and lacerations. No appointment necessary. Open seven days a week. www.urgentcareswfl.com.
Estero Urgent Care, 9250 Corkscrew Road, Suite 18, (239) 948-1310. Medical services include: routine physical examination, exercise stress testing, allergy immunizations, cholesterol screening, diabetes management, on-site laboratory and blood testing, flu shots, congestive heart failure management, osteoporosis, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, workman’s compensation injuries, hypertension management, women’s routine healthcare, school and sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, common cold and flu, skin cancer evaluation.
Urgent Care Center of Southwest Florida, Estero Medical Center, 10201 Arcos Ave., Suite 105, (239) 333-2273. State-of-the-art urgent care center. Offers an alternative to emergency room visits for non-life threatening issues such as flu, migraines, sprains, fractures and lacerations. Specialties available on-site: allergy and immunology, dermatology, ENT, family practice, internal medicine, orthopedics including physical therapy and pain management, and full radiology services—CAT scan, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. No appointment necessary. Open seven days a week. www.urgentcareswfl.com.
The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, 9981 S. HealthPark Drive, (239) 433-7799. The only comprehensive child healthcare facility between Tampa and Miami, as well as the only perinatal intensive care center in the area. Located within HealthPark Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital is committed to delivering superior care to the youngest of patients, their families and the community. Part of Lee Memorial Health System, www.leememorial.org.
Gulf Coast Medical Center, 13681 Doctor’s Way, (239) 343-1000. A state-of-the-art facility consisting of 349 beds, all-new private rooms, a 43-bed emergency room and 22 larger operating rooms. Services will include neurology and stroke care, comprehensive cardiovascular care, kidney transplantation, neurosurgery and spine surgery, outpatient rehabilitation, neurosurgery, obstetrics, orthopedics, oncology, wound care and other specialties. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. www.leememorial.org.
HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center, 16131 RoseRush Court, (239) 433-4647. A 112-bed skilled nursing home whose goal is to enable patients to return home or progress to a retirement community. Offering all the services of a skilled nursing facility, including a full range of rehabilitative and subacute services, yet is adjacent to Lee Memorial Hospital’s HealthPark Medical Center, ensuring the best emergency medical care 24 hours a day.
HealthPark Medical Center, 9981 S. HealthPark Drive, (239) 433-7799. Offering 270 beds, this state-of-the-art hospital is the primary location for Lee Memorial System’s Heart and Vascular Institute. It is also a designated Chest Pain Center and home to the new Endovascular Suite for endovascular neurosurgery. Services include cardiac, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation and surgical, and inpatient and outpatient hospital services. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. www.leememorial.org.
Lee Convenient Care, 4771 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, (239) 343-9800; 13279 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, (239) 997-9733. Provides quality, cost-efficient care in a short time frame for children and adults requiring prompt and/or minor emergency care. An appointment or referral is not required. Walk-in care is appropriate when: your primary care doctor is unavailable, you do not have a regular doctor, you have an illness or injury that is not life-threatening and needs prompt care, or you have routine health issues. www.leememorial.org/convenientcare.
Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Ave., (239) 343-2000. Lee Memorial Hospital was recognized as a "100 Top Hospitals" for stroke, orthopedics and intensive care. A 367-bed hospital, Lee Memorial provides 24-hour emergency and Level II trauma care, All-Star Joint Center, neuroscience, bariatric, senior behavioral health, oncology, diagnostic imaging, general surgery, urology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and other specialties. Part of Lee Memorial Health System, www.leememorial.org.
Regional Cancer Center, 8931 Colonial Center Drive, (239) 343-9500. The Center provides comprehensive cancer care close to home. Services include radiation therapy and PET/CT scan, outpatient infusion area, 21st Century Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists, Florida Gynecologic Oncology and LMHS physician offices. The facility also features a healing garden and meditation area. www.leememorial.org.
The Rehabilitation Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Ave., (239) 343-2000. Located within Lee Memorial Hospital, the 60-bed Rehab Hospital provides comprehensive, outcome-oriented medical rehabilitation services to enable patients to live at their highest level of physical, social and cognitive independence within the community. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. www.leememorial.org.
Lehigh Regional Medical Center, 1500 Lee Blvd., (239) 369-2101. An 88-bed facility. Specialties include cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), pediatrics, radiology, reconstructive surgery, urology. The Fast Track is an extension of the Emergency Department for treating less urgent conditions in a timely manner. Part of Health Management Associates (HMA). www.lehighregional.com/default.aspx.
Fawcett Memorial Hospital, 21298 Olean Blvd., (941) 629-1181. Fawcett Memorial Hospital and its medical staff represent a broad range of services in many different medical, surgical, diagnostic and rehabilitation specialties. Designated as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission. Part of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a national healthcare system. www.fawcetthospital.com.
Peace River Regional Medical Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., (941) 766-4122. Facilities include North Port Health Park and Murdock Medical Park. Offers a sports-specific program, Level II neonatal intensive care unit, center for balance disorders, bariatric surgery program, primary stroke center and a neuro-surgical/orthopedic center of excellence. Only licensed obstetric and pediatric units in Charlotte County. www.peaceriverregional.com.
Englewood Community Hospital, 700 Medical Blvd., (941) 475-6571. An accredited chest pain center with 125 physicians serving Charlotte and Sarasota counties. An HCA facility with specialized services available through its emergency care center, women’s wellness center, joint center and sleep disorder center. Consult-a-Nurse service 24 hours a day. www.englewoodcomm-hospital.com.
Charlotte Regional Medical Center, 809 E. Marion Ave., (941) 639-3131. As the area’s first and only comprehensive acute care cardiac facility, Charlotte Regional’s Top 100 distinctions and Excellence Awards honor both the medical staff and the hospital staff for outstanding achievement in progressive heart care. An HMA facility. www.charlotteregional.com.