July 29, 2014
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Insider's Guide: Health Care

Southwest Florida is home to state-of-the-art facilities and top-ranked medical professionals.

 

“Leaving home for the season or vacation can present a stressful question: If we should need medical care, will good facilities and medical services be available? Here on the Gulfshore, the answer is no, because ‘good’ is not enough. With some of the nation’s top-ranked physicians and surgeons, and state-of-the-art hospitals and medical centers, Southwest Florida is actually becoming a medical destination. We have heart, oncology and orthopedic centers, emergency rooms, several top-ranked major hospitals, excellent walk-in clinics and more than 2,000 board-certified physicians encompassing every specialty. Increasingly, in my cosmetic surgery practice, I’m seeing patients who wish to combine elective procedures with destination travel. There’s nothing like pure air, gorgeous sunsets, soft Gulf breezes and an abundance of nature to facilitate the healing process.”

—MANUEL PENA, M.D., BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

 

NAPLES

NAPLES URGENT CARE, 1713 SW 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 health care, school and sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, common cold and flu, and skin cancer evaluation. naplesurgentcareonline.com

NCH DOWNTOWN NAPLES HOSPITAL, 350 Seventh St. N., (239) 624-5000. 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, 715-bed NCH Healthcare System and the recipient of multiple Specialty Excellence Awards. nchmd.org

NCH NORTH NAPLES HOSPITAL, 11190 Health Park Blvd., (239) 552-7000. A 261-bed acute care facility and home to The Birth Place, which includes a level II neonatal nursery, Orthopaedic Center of Excellence and the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Rehabilitation. Part of the two-hospital, 715-bed NCH Healthcare System. nchmd.org

PHYSICIANS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-COLLIER BOULEVARD, 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. physiciansregional.com

PHYSICIANS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-PINE RIDGE, 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 stroke treatment capabilities. Part of the Physicians Regional Healthcare System. physiciansregional.com

PHYSICIANS REGIONAL MEDICAL GROUP, (239) 348-4400. More than 50 physicians practicing at full-service medical clinics in Naples and Bonita Springs. physiciansregionalmedicalgroup.com

 

BONITA SPRINGS

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. bonitahealthcenter.com

 

CAPE CORAL

CAPE CORAL HOSPITAL, 636 Del Prado Blvd., (239) 424-2000. This hospital serves the Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Pine Island communities. One of the “100 Top Hospitals” in the United States, the hospital features the area’s largest emergency department and 291 private beds. Services offered include a Certified Primary Stroke Center, Lee Health Solutions (for those with chronic health problems), Special Care Nursery, neurology, urology and gastroenterology. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. 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. leememorial.org/convenient-care

URGENT CARE CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, 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. urgentcareswfl.com

 

ESTERO

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 health care, school and sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, common cold and flu, and skin cancer evaluation. esterourgentcareonline.com

URGENT CARE CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, 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. No appointment necessary. Open seven days a week. urgentcareswfl.com

 

FORT MYERS

GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, 9981 S. Health-Park Drive, (239) 343-5000. The only comprehensive child health care facility between Tampa and Miami, as well as the only neonatal intensive care center in the area. Located within HealthPark Medical Center, the hospital is committed to delivering superior care to the youngest of patients, their families and the community. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. 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 include neurology and stroke care, comprehensive cardiovascular care, kidney transplantation, neurosurgery and spine surgery, outpatient rehabilitation, obstetrics, orthopedics and other specialties. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. leememorial.org

HEALTHPARK CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER, 16131 RoseRush Court, (239) 343-7300. A 112-bed skilled nursing home whose goal is to enable patients to return home or progress to a retirement community. Offers 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. leememorial.org

HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER, 9981 S. HealthPark Drive, (239) 343-5000. Offering 368 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, rehabilitation and surgical, and inpatient and outpatient hospital services. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. leememorial.org

LEE CONVENIENT CARE, 4771 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, (239) 343-9800. 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. leememorial.org/convenient-care

LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, 2776 Cleveland Ave., (239) 343-2000. Recognized as a “100 Top Hospitals” for stroke, orthopedics and intensive care. A 355-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. leememorial.org

REGIONAL CANCER CENTER, 8931 Colonial Center Drive, (239) 343-9500. Provides comprehensive cancer care close to home. Services include radiation therapy and PET/CT scan, outpatient infusion area, Florida Cancer Specialists, Florida Gynecologic Oncology and LMHS physician offices. The facility also features a healing garden and meditation area. leememorial.org

THE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL, 2776 Cleveland Ave., (239) 343-3900. Located within Lee Memorial Hospital, the 60-bed hospital provides comprehensive, outcome-oriented medical rehabilitation services to enable adult and pediatric patients to live at their highest level of physical, social and cognitive independence within the community. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. leememorial.org

 

LEHIGH ACRES

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 and 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). lehighregional.com

 

PORT CHARLOTTE

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 health care system. 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 neuro-surgical/orthopedic center of excellence. The only licensed obstetric and pediatric units in Charlotte County. charlotteregional.com

 

ENGLEWOOD

ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL700 Medical Blvd., (941) 475-6571. An HCA facility with an accredited chest pain center and specialized services available through its emergency care center, women’s wellness center, joint center and sleep disorder center. Free Consult-A-Nurse referral service. englewoodcommhospital.com

 

PUNTA GORDA

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. charlotteregional.com

 

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