September 17, 2014

Top Doctors 2011

When it comes to meaningful partnerships, few are more important than the one you have with your doctor.

A great doctor isn’t just someone who holds degrees from prestigious universities and has years of clinical experience. A great doctor cares about your experience as much as your outcome. A great doctor, whether a primary care physician or a specialist, is pivotal in helping improve and maintaining your health so you can enjoy life to the fullest.

So how do you find one?

Once again, we’ve partnered with Castle Connolly Medical in New York to develop a list of top physicians in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. (To find out more about the qualifying criteria, please see “The Process” on p. 56.)

In this issue, you’ll get insight into three of these physicians through the eyes of their patients. The accompanying list includes the doctors who made the top 40 percent of Castle Connolly’s choices for our region. For a complete list, the company’s book, America’s Top Doctors, is available at
www.castleconnolly.com.

 

Allergy & Immunology

Usha Chandrahasa

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Peace River Regional Medical Center

3400 Tamiami Trail, Suite 201

Gulf Coast Allergy PA

Port Charlotte, (941) 743-2277

Special expertise: Asthma

 

Steven A. Nguyen

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

800 Goodlette Road N., Suite 380

Anchor Health Center

Naples, 643-8795

Special expertise: Allergy, Asthma, Sinus

 

Brett E. Stanaland

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

1000 Goodlette Road N.,
Suite 200

Naples, 434-6200

Special expertise: Asthma, Allergy, Insect Allergies, Food Allergy

 

Cardiovascular Disease

William R. Cook

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Associates in Cardiac Care

8960 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 302

Fort Myers, 343-9700

Special expertise: Noninvasive Cardiology

 

Michael D. Danzig

Lee Memorial Health Systems

9800 S. Healthpark Drive, Suite 320

Fort Myers, 433-8800

Special expertise: Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders, Cardiologist

 

Victor N. Howard

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Peace River Regional Medical Center

2484 Caring Way, Suite B

Heart Center

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-6223

Special expertise: Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Trials

 

Herman L. Spilker

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Collier Heart Group

311 Ninth St. N., Suite 304

Naples, 261-5330

Special expertise: Heart Failure, Hypertension

 

Silvio C. Travalia

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

311 Ninth St. N.

Naples Heart Institute

Naples, 434-9222

Special expertise: Interventional Cardiology

 

Meet the Doctor

“Right away he eased my mind.”

Nine years ago, inez galon’s doctor made an appointment for her to see Dr. Kendall Wise.

“Right away he eased my mind,” Galon says of the urologist. “He told me what I had and what we would be doing for the rest of my life.”

Wise and Galon created a partnership for her care that could last decades, provided Galon doesn’t leave Naples, because Wise isn’t going anywhere.

Wise is proud to be a Neapolitan. His high school diploma from Naples High gets the same prominence on his office wall as his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi, his medical degree from Vanderbilt and his residency certificate from Duke. After leaving Duke in 1988, he set up shop back in his hometown.

Wise sees about 100 patients a week and each of them gets the same level of care, because he knows what might seem routine to him is a big deal to the patient.

“People who come for a doctor’s visit see a doctor every time; that’s a little different than some of the other offices,” he says. Wise guarantees an open line of communication with his patients. His team will always find an answer for your questions, says Galon.

While his bedside manner might recall a bygone era, Wise’s methods include the most cutting-edge surgery technology, such as the da Vinci robot, in his practice. Wise assists as another surgeon works the robot to do surgeries that used to require large incisions. “(The robotic surgeon’s) movements are electronically transmitted to a robot, and the robotic arms actually go through very small incisions inside the patient,” Wise says.

And if compassionate care isn’t enough, Galon says a fringe benefit is an improvement in her golf game. “I always play better after I see him,” she says.

Although Wise doesn’t guarantee this outcome for everyone, he says he always tries to be on the side of his patients. Galon couldn’t agree more.

“He’s just been perfect,” she says. “I never dread it like you might because he is always honest and I like his sense of humor.” —Kristie Aronow

 

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Stephen Moenning

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Peace River Regional Medical Center

610 E. Olympia Ave., Suite 201

Moenning, Moenning and Guarino

Punta Gorda, (941) 639-4646

Special expertise: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

 

Anthony M. Vernava III

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Physicians Regional Medical Group

6101 Pine Ridge Road

Naples, 348-4531

Special expertise: Colon and Rectal Cancer, Colon and Rectal Cancer–Familial Polyposis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Diverticulitis

 

Dermatology

Charles Camisa

Riverchase Dermatology

261 Ninth St. S.

Naples, 216-4337

Special expertise: Psoriasis, Oral Dermatology, Lichen Planus, Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

 

Craig J. Eichler

Physicians Regional Medical Center

6101 Pine Ridge Road

Naples, 348-4335

Special expertise: Skin Cancer, Dermatologic Surgery, Psoriasis, Acne

 

Brian A. Harris

9090 Park Royal Drive

Harris Dermatology

Fort Myers, 936-3344

Special expertise: Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery

 

Rebecca W. Lambert

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

2235 Venetian Court, Suite 1

The Woodruff Institute

Naples, 596-9337

Special expertise: Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery, Psoriasis, Cosmetic Dermatology

 

Stephen A. Spencer

Coastal Dermatology

1617 Tamiami Trail

Port Charlotte, (941) 613-2400

Special expertise: Skin Cancer

 

Cynthia R. Strohmeyer

702 Goodlette Road N., Suite 200

Dermatology Specialists of Naples

Naples, 261-2255

Special expertise: Cosmetic Dermatology

 

Michael S. Tucker

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

9125 Corsea Del Fontana Way, Suite 100

Associates in Medical and Surgical Naples, 598-4004

Special expertise: Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology, Botox and Collagen Therapy

 

Diagnostic Radiology

Edward Danehy

Gulf Coast Medical Center–Fort Myers

3680 Broadway

Radiology Regional Center

Fort Myers, 936-2316

Special expertise: MRI, CT Scan, Body Imaging

 

Randolph J. Knific

Gulf Coast Medical Center–Fort Myers

3660 Broadway

Fort Myers, 936-2316

 

Thomas Presbrey

Lee Memorial Health Systems

8791 Conference Drive

Fort Myers, 938-3500

Special expertise: Neuroradiology

 

Endocrinology & Diabetes

Todd D. Brodie

730 Goodlette Road N., Suite 205

Endocrine Specialists

Naples, 436-3666

Special expertise: Thyroid Disorders, Osteoporosis

 

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

John J. Janick

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

4369 Tamiami Trail

Janick and Halasz

Port Charlotte, (941) 629-3366

Special expertise: Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Hypertension, Osteoporosis

 

Family Medicine

John R. Diaz

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

671 Goodlette Road S., Suite 200

Millenium Physicians Group

Naples, 263-8222

Special expertise: Concierge Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders

 

Daniel B. Kaplan

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

South Florida Medical Group

7935 Airport-Pulling Road, Suite 2

Naples, 596-3300

Special expertise: Geriatric Medicine, Nutrition

 

Gregory E. Krill

Lee Memorial Health Systems

16271 Bass Road

Fort Myers, 432-3322

Special expertise: Geriatric Medicine, Hypertension, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders, Diabetes, Gerontology

 

Robert A. Poling

606 Bald Eagle Drive, Suite 302

Poling Medical Center

Marco Island, 393-2200

Special expertise: Sports Medicine, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Preventive Medicine

 

Gastroenterology

H. Scott Harris

Cape Coral Hospital

2721 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 200

Associates in Digestive Health

Cape Coral, 772-3636

Special expertise: Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy

 

Neil W. Randall

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Gastroenterology Group of Naples

1064 Goodlette Road N.

Naples, 649-1186

Special expertise: Colon Cancer Screening, Endoscopy, Pancreatic/Biliary Endoscopy (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound

 

Gastroenterology/Internal Medicine

Neekaytan Sharma

Lee Memorial Health Systems

4790 Barkley Circle, Building A

Fort Myers, 275-8882

 

Gynecologic Oncology

James W. Orr Jr.

Lee Memorial Health Systems

8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 400

Fort Myers, 334-6626

Special expertise: Gynecologic Cancer

 

Hand Surgery

Ronaldo D. S. Carneiro

Physicians Regional Medical Center

8340 Collier Blvd., Suite 303

Carneiro Institute

Naples, 348-4040

Special expertise: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Hand and Wrist Surgery

 

Stephen L. Helgemo Jr.

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

18344 Murdock Circle

Executive Center

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-6547

Special expertise: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trauma

 

Infectious Disease

Douglas G. Brust

Lee Memorial Health Systems

2780 Cleveland Ave., Suite 717

Fort Myers, 343-9680

Special expertise: AIDS/HIV, Infections in Transplant Patients

 

Infectious Disease/Internal Medicine

Christine S. Forszpaniak

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

848 First Ave. N., Suite 230

Naples, 434-7779

 

Ronica M. Kluge

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center–Fort Myers

24600 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 400

Internal Medicine Associates

Bonita Springs, 948-3761

Special expertise: AIDS/HIV, Viral Infections

 

Nicholas J. Lekas

Physicians Regional Medical Center

5385 Park Center Court

Naples, 273-9532

Special expertise: Infections–Bone and Joint, Infections–Heart, Travel Medicine, Wound Care/Hyperbaric Therapy

 

Internal Medicine

Manuel Del Sol

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center–
Fort Myers

Internal Medicine Associates

1528 Del Prado Blvd.

Cape Coral, 458-3338

 

George W. Ferguson

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

787 Fourth Ave. S.

Naples, 352-5600

Special expertise: Concierge Medicine

 

Patricia S. Poling

Physicians Regional Medical Center

606 Bald Eagle Drive, Suite 302

Poling Medical Center

Marco Island, 393-2200

Special expertise: Women’s Health, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Pediatrics

 

Leonard A. Schlossberg

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

2230 Venetian Court, Suite 2

Naples, 566-3100

Special expertise: Concierge Medicine, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders, Preventive Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine



Julie R. Southmayd

Millenium Physician Group

1284 Creekside St., Suite 107

Naples, 249-7830

Special expertise: Complementary Medicine

 

Meet the Doctor

“I’ve never had a bad experience.”

Unlike some doctor-patient relationships that begin and end with the treatment of a specific ailment, the link between a dermatologist and her patient is often an ongoing one. Marianne Durbin first visited Dr. Cynthia Strohmeyer more than 15 years ago for routine dermatologic care. Now 66, Durbin has progressed to more intensive treatments to boost collagen growth and soften the inevitable lines around her eyes.
   Three years ago, under the care of Strohmeyer, she opted for an injectable filler called Sculptra, which, unlike other fillers that last only a few months to a year, she is still seeing benefits from. She credits it with re-stimulating the collagen in her face, plumping wrinkles and smoothing lines, a procedure that’s done right in Strohmeyer’s office. “It’s fairly simple, and it’s a lot better than a facelift,” Durbin says.
   Sculptra, Botox, Restylane and their ilk are just one part of Strohmeyer’s arsenal, which includes everything from topical treatments to sunscreens to chemical or laser peels. And while she specializes in cosmetic dermatology, the Duke University graduate also handles skin cancer screenings and excisions—all while maintaining a relatable, compassionate interaction with her patients.
  “I’ve never had a bad experience,” says Durbin, who has referred many friends to Strohmeyer. “You come in to her office, and everyone is so friendly. She’s good at what she does, and she won’t do anything she doesn’t think is right. She just feels like family.”
  It’s no coincidence. Being compassionate is hugely important to Stroh-meyer, as well. “It’s not just about keeping up to date with new products; it’s deciphering that information so I can let my patients know what’s worth spending their money on or not. To me, it’s about empathizing—having the ability to listen to the patient and hear what they’re trying to get across.” —Jennifer Freihofer

 

Interventional Cardiology

Michael S. Flynn

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

606 Ninth St. N., Suite 100

Naples, 403-9569

Special expertise: Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders

 

M. Stephen Schneider

Physicians Regional Medical Center

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 304

Naples, 348-4580

Special expertise: Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty and Stent Placement, ICD, Pacemakers

 

James M. Venable III

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

606 Ninth St. N., Suite 100

Naples, 261-5270

Special expertise: Angioplasty and Stent Placement

 

Maternal & Fetal Medicine

William F. O’Brien

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

8270 College Parkway, Suite 205

Fort Myers, 333-3826

Special expertise: Pregnancy–High Risk

 

Medical Oncology

Lowell L. Hart

Gulf Coast Medical Center–Fort Myers

Lee Memorial Health Systems

8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 300

Florida Cancer Specialists

Fort Myers, 938-0800

Special expertise: Hematology, Oncology

 

William N. Harwin

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center–Fort Myers

15681 New Hampshire Court

Florida Cancer Specialists

Fort Myers, 437-4444


Mark J. Moskowitz

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Florida Cancer Specialists

6360 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 201

Naples, 353-6636

Special expertise: Hematology

 

Mark S. Rubin

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Florida Cancer Specialists

9776 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 201A

Bonita Springs, 947-3092

 

Thomas E. Teufel

Cape Coral Hospital

Lee Memorial Health Systems

811 Del Prado Blvd.

Cape Coral, 772-3544

 

Medical Oncology/Hematology

Daniel J. Morris

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

1100 Goodlette-Frank Road N.

Florida Cancer Specialists

Naples, 434-2622

Special expertise: Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colon Cancer

 

Nephrology

James R. Sterrett

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Nephrology–Hypertension of Naples

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Desk 32

Naples, 348-8804

Special expertise: Kidney Disease–Chronic, Hypertension, Dialysis Care

 

Joel T. Van Sickler

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center–Fort Myers

Associates in Nephrology

7981 Gladiolus Drive

Fort Myers, 939-0999

Special expertise: Transplant Medicine–Kidney, Dialysis Care

 

Nephrology/Endocrinology

Marilyn A. Wahe

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

700 Second Ave. N., Suite 203

Naples, 643-8055

Special expertise: Endocrinology, Diabetes

 

Neurological Surgery

Bijan J. Bakhtian

Lee Memorial Health Systems

2780 Cleveland Ave., Suite 819

Lee Neurosurgery

Fort Myers, 343-3800

Special expertise: Brain and Spinal Tumors, Spinal Disorders, Cerebrovascular Disease, Carotid Artery Surgery

 

Gary P. Colon

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

730 Goodlette Road N., Suite 100

Collier Neurological Specialists

Naples, 262-1721

Special expertise: Spinal Surgery, Brain Surgery, Carpal Tunnel

 

John J. Dusseau

Lee Memorial Health Systems

2780 Cleveland Ave., Suite 819

Lee Neurosurgery

Fort Myers, 343-3800

Special expertise: Brain Tumors, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Head Injury, Spinal Stenosis

 

Mark B. Gerber

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Neuroscience & Spine Associates

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Desk 24

Naples, 349-1662

Special expertise: Spinal Surgery, Brain Tumors

 

Neurology

Michael F. Finkel

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Physicians Regional Medical Group

6101 Pine Ridge Road

Naples, 348-4093

Special expertise: Movement Disorders–Lower Limb, ADD/ADHD, Headache in Women, Trauma Neurology

 

William A. Holt

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

4161 Tamiami Trail, Suite 201

Port Charlotte, (941) 764-0800

Special expertise: Stroke

 

Michael A. Novak

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Medical Center

1660 Medical Blvd., Suite 200

Neuroscience and Spine Associates

Naples, 566-3434

Special expertise: Headache, Pain Management, Multiple Sclerosis

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Heather V. Auld

HealthPark Medical Center

Physicians Primary Care SW Florida

9021 Park Royal Drive

Fort Myers, 432-5858

Special expertise: Obstetrics

 

Blane M. Crandall

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

1660 Medical Blvd., Suite 101

Naples, 596-2300

Special expertise: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Ultrasound, Obstetrics, Women’s Health

 

Dennis A. Hidlebaugh

Physicians Regional Medical Center

8340 Collier Blvd., Suite 309,

Desk 21

Naples, 348-4453

Special expertise: Laparoscopic Surgery–Advanced, Reconstructive Vaginal Surgery, Infertility, Hysteroscopic Surgery

 

Yasmeen M. Islam

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Peace River Regional Medical Center

3400 Tamiami Trail, Suite 102

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-5855

Special expertise: Gynecology

 

Richard D. Murray

HealthPark Medical Center

15641 New Hampshire Court

Fort Myers, 275-4300

Special expertise: Laparoscopic Surgery

 

Mary C. Yankaskas

Cape Coral Hospital

1265 Viscaya Parkway

Cape Coral, 574-2229

Special expertise: Adolescent Gynecology, Menopause Problems

 

Ophthalmology

George F. Corrent

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

311 Ninth St. N., Suite 100

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Naples, 659-3937

Special expertise: Cataract Surgery/Lens Implant, Corneal Disease, Corneal Transplant

 

Mark S. Gorovoy

Lee Memorial Health Systems

12381 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 300

Fort Myers, 939-1444

Special expertise: Corneal Disease and Transplant, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, LASIK–Refractive Surgery

 

Mimi Groom

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

3455 Pine Ridge Road

Groom Eye Center

Naples, 597-5700

Special expertise: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery

 

David E. Poeltl

661 Goodlette Road N., Suite 105

Naples, 262-6288

Special expertise: Cataract Surgery–Lens Implant, Glaucoma

 

Paul A. Raskauskas

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers

6901 International Center Blvd.

Lee Island Coast Surgery Center

Fort Myers, 939-4323

Special expertise: Retinal Disorders, Macular Degeneration

 

Stephen G. Schwartz

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

311 Ninth St. N., Suite 100

Naples, 659-3937

Special expertise: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

 

Joseph P. Walker

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

6901 International Center Blvd.

Lee Island Coast Surgery Center

Fort Myers, 939-4323

Special expertise: Retinal Disorders, Macular Degeneration

 

Meet the Doctor

“It’s just a miracle.”

Imagine that your hand doesn’t work. You can’t write, do simple house chores or even feed yourself. Such was Nancy Owen’s life before meeting orthopedic surgeon Dr. Patrick Leach.
   Patients who find themselves in Leach’s Fort Myers office usually have the toughest cases, fractures beyond what a normal orthopedist sees. A majority of Leach’s work comes from cases referred to him by trauma doctors from Lee Memorial, but he also treats patients who are referrals.
   Owen fractured her humerus when she tripped over a paint can and fell. The fracture hadn’t healed after her first surgery three months earlier. She showed signs of nerve damage. 
   Even Leach was skeptical he could bring back the movement Owen lost. After seeing the extent of the damage, he only gave her a 10 to 20 percent chance of ever using her hand again. But just 10 months after surgery, Owen regained most of her wrist mobility back and the fracture healed. Now, Owen can do most of the things she found impossible prior to surgery.
   “It’s just a miracle,” Owen says. “He repaired the nerve that gives me even a little bit of movement in my wrist.”
   Leach loves getting good results like Owen’s case. He and his staff pride themselves on providing patients with the highest level of expertise. “The main thing that I do is fractures of the pelvis and the hip socket part of the pelvis,” Leach says. “To my knowledge there isn’t anyone else who is doing that between Tampa and Miami.”
   And he’s quick to adapt his practice to the latest trends. Right now, he’s refining new techniques to reduce the amount of exposure to radiation a patient undergoes. With the use of new software, patients only need to have a few X-rays taken. This saves them from unnecessary radiation.
   Everything Leach does is to give his patients better quality of life, whether it’s a simple exam or helping make difficult decisions about amputation or complex surgery. “We’re going to provide them with the best solution there is—that’s not always the outcome they’re looking for, but it’s the best solution available,” he says. —Kristie Aronow

 

Orthopaedic Surgery

James J. Guerra

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Collier Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

1706 Medical Blvd., Suite 201

Naples, 593-3500

Special expertise: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder and Knee Injuries, Trauma

 

Howard J. Kapp

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

130 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 220

Anchor Orthopedics

Naples, 434-5700

Special expertise: Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Hip and Knee Replacement, Sports Medicine,Trauma

 

Patrick B. Leach

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers

Orthopaedic Specialists SW Florida

2531 Cleveland Ave., Suite 1

Fort Myers, 334-7000

Special expertise: Trauma, Fractures–Complex, Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures, Hip Surgery

 

Robert J. Zehr

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Medical Center

2659 Professional Circle, Suite 1110

Naples, 596-0100

Special expertise: Hip Replacement and Revision, Knee Replacement and Revision, Shoulder Replacement, Revision Joint Surgery

 

Otolaryngology

David Greene

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Physicians Regional Medical Group

6101 Pine Ridge Road

Naples, 348-4081

Special expertise: Facial Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Hearing Disorders

 

Hector N. Hernandez

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Peace River Regional Medical Center

21297 Olean Blvd., Suite A

Port Charlotte, (941) 764-0660

Special expertise: Sinus Disorders, Balance Disorders, Swallowing Disorders, Hearing Loss

 

Patrick M. Kane

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

848 First Ave. N., Suite 330

Naples, 263-8855

Special expertise: Hearing Loss, Facial Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery

 

Kriston J. Kent

Naples Facial Plastic Surgery

1660 Medical Blvd., Suite 100

Naples, 514-7888

Special expertise: Facial Plastic Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, Laser Surgery

 

Robert D. Klausner

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

3501 Health Center Blvd., Suite 2240

Bonita Springs, 498-4968

Special expertise: Facial Rejuvenation, Facial Plastic Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Reconstructive Surgery

 

Jay K. Roberts

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Physicians Regional Medical Group

6101 Pine Ridge Road

Desk 22

Naples, 348-4081

Special expertise: Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Robotic Thyroidectomy, Hearing Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer

 

Jonathan E. Sonne

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

The Woodruff Institute

2235 Venetian Court, Suite 1

Naples, 596-9337

Special expertise: Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Rejuvenation, Skin Cancer Reconstruction, Laser Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

 

Pain Medicine/Anesthesiology

Matthew L. Black

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Comprehensive Pain Center Naples

311 Ninth St. N., Suite 200

Naples, 263-5501

Special expertise: Pain Management

 

Pediatric Cardiology

Carl M. Reed

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Childrens Specialists Florida-Cardiology

7970 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Suite 100

Fort Myers, 689-5690

Special expertise: Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiography

 

Pediatric Endocrinology

Asjad Khan

Lee Memorial Health Systems

5216 Clayton Court

Fort Myers, 274-5660

 

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Emad K. Salman

Lee Memorial Health Systems

9981 S. Health Park Drive,
Suite 156

Fort Myers, 343-5333

Special expertise: Pediatric Cancer

 

Pediatric Surgery

Gregory R. Hoy

Lee Memorial Health Systems

16261 Bass Road, Suite 100

Fort Myers, 343-9890

 

Pediatrics

Dulce V. Dudley

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

8360 Sierra Meadows Blvd.

Naples, 403-6300

 

D. Benjamin Helgemo

Peace River Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

2040-C Tamiami Trail

Port Charlotte, (941) 629-4464

 

Irwin J. Kash

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Cape Coral Hospital

4751 S. Cleveland Ave.

Lee Physicians Group Pediatrics

Fort Myers, 343-9888

Special expertise: Parenting Issues

 

Martin J. Sherman

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Health Park Medical Center

4751 S. Cleveland Ave.

Lee Physicians Group Pediatrics

Fort Myers, 343-9888

 

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Kenneth J. Galang

Lee Memorial Health Systems

13710 Metropolis Ave., Suite 110

Fort Myers, 225-0129

Special expertise: Pain–Low Back, Pain-Neck, Pain Management

 

Allen C. Tafel

Gulf Coast Medical Center–Fort Myers

Lee Memorial Health Systems

2531 Cleveland Ave., Suite 1

Fort Myers, 334-7000

Special expertise: Electrodiagnosis, Spinal Disorders, Pain Management

 

Steven M. Tucci

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

4161 Tamiami Trail, Suite 104

American Injury Center

Port Charlotte, (941) 764-1933

Special expertise: Pain Management

 

Plastic Surgery

Christopher G. Constance

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Peace River Regional Medical Center

2525 Harbor Blvd., Suite 310

Port Charlotte, (941) 639-5665

Special expertise: Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Laser Surgery, Skin Cancer, General Surgeon

 

Rebecca L. Crane

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

5200 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 201

Naples, 263-6766

Special expertise: Cosmetic Surgery–Face, Skin Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery

 

Ralph R. Garramone Jr.

Lee Memorial Health Systems

8660 College Parkway, Suite 100

Fort Myers, 482-1900

Special expertise: Facial Rejuvenation, Liposuction and Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction

 

Stanley P. Gulin

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

6610 Willow Park Drive, Suite 104

Naples, 596-8000

Special expertise: Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Surgery–Breast, Liposuction and Body Contouring

 

Michael K. Kim

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Associates In Cosmetic Surgery

3700 Central Ave., Suite 1

Fort Myers, 220-5259

Special expertise: Breast Augmentation, Liposuction and Body Contouring, Facial Rejuvenation, Hand Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Tattoo Removal

 

Manuel M. Pena

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

6370 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 101

Naples, 348-7362

Special expertise: Breast Augmentation, Liposuction and Body Contouring, Cosmetic Surgery–Face, Cleft Palate/Lip

 

Andrew E. Turk

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Naples Cosmetic Surgery Center

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 15

Naples, 348-4537

Special expertise: Cosmetic Surgery–Face, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction and Body Contouring, Facial Rejuvenation

 

Psychiatry

Bernardo J. Arias

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

3191 Harbor Blvd., Suite A

Seabreeze Behavioral Medicine

Port Charlotte, (941) 766-8880

Special expertise: Geriatric Psychiatry

 

Steven R. Machlin

Lee Memorial Health Systems

6820 Porto Fino Circle, Suite 1

Fort Myers, 225-1364

Special expertise: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

 

Frederick W. Schaerf

NeuroPsychiatric Associates

14271 Metropolis Ave., Suite A

Fort Myers, 939-7777

Special expertise: Geriatric Psychiatry, Alzheimer’s Disease, Depression, Forensic Psychiatry

 

Pulmonary Disease

Carlos E. Maas

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Sleep & Pulmonary Center of Florida

4325 Kings Highway, Suite 103

Port Charlotte, (941) 613-1777

Special expertise: Sleep Disorders/Apnea

 

Mitchell L. Petusevsky

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

700 Second Ave. N., Suite 305

Naples, 263-8385

Special expertise: Sleep Disorders/Apnea, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)

 

Kenneth A. Tolep

Lee Memorial Health Systems

9981 S. HealthPark Drive, Suite 454

Fort Myers, 343-6800

Special expertise: Asthma, Pulmonary Hypertension,Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD), Sleep Apnea

 

Radiation Oncology

Michael J. Katin

21st Century Oncology

7341 Gladiolus Drive

Fort Myers, 489-3420

Special expertise: Prostate Cancer, Oncology

 

Bruce M. Nakfoor

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Lee Memorial Health Systems

820 Goodlette Road N., Suite A2

21st Century Oncology

Naples, 434-0166

Special expertise: Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer

 

James H. Rubenstein

Lee Memorial Health Systems

21st Century Oncology

3680 Broadway

Fort Myers, 936-0380

 

Reproductive Endocrinology

Craig R. Sweet

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center–Fort Myers

12611 World Plaza Lane, Building 53

Fort Myers, 275-8118

Special expertise: Infertility, Gynecologic Surgery

 

Rheumatology

Allan M. Goodwin

Physicians Regional
Medical Center

Physicians Regional Medical Group–Rheumatology

6101 Pine Ridge Road

Naples, 348-4048

Special expertise: Osteoporosis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Giant Cell Arteritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Rheumatology/Internal Medicine

Leslie Tar

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

22226 Westchester Blvd.

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-3402

Special expertise: Allergy, Arthritis, Immunology, Fibromyalgia

 

Surgery

Jacob H. Goldberger

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center–Fort Myers

13685 Doctors Way, Suite 210

Fort Myers, 274-7600

Special expertise: Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Breast Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gall Bladder Surgery

 

Jeffrey W. Lewis

Lee Memorial Health Systems

16400 HealthPark Commons Drive

Fort Myers, 278-5200

 

Mark A. Liberman

Physicians Regional Medical Center

6101 Pine Ridge Road,

Desk 22

Naples, 348-4103

Special expertise: Obesity/Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Breast Surgery

 

Thoracic Surgery

Michael P. Metke

Lee Memorial Health Systems

8010 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Suite 100

Gulfcoast Cardiothoraic and Vascular Surgeons

Fort Myers, 939-1767

Special expertise: Cardiac Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Coronary Artery Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

 

Urology

James D. Borden

Lee Memorial Health Systems

507 Del Prado Blvd.

SW Florida Urologic Associates

Cape Coral, 772-0500

Special expertise: Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Incontinence

 

William M. Figlesthaler

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Specialists in Urology

990 Tamiami Trail N., Floor 2

Naples, 434-6300

Special expertise: Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Vasectomy Reversal

 

Nicholas Franco

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

990 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 200

Specialists in Urology

Naples, 434-6300

Special expertise: Pelvic Reconstruction, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Incontinence–Male and Female

 

Jonathan K. Jay

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Specialists in Urology

28930 Trails Edge Blvd., Suite 200

Bonita Springs, 495-3000

Special expertise: Voiding Dysfunction, Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery

 

Kendall L. Wise

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

1044 Goodlette Road N.

Naples, 261-5400

Special expertise: Prostate Cancer, Overactive Bladder, Prostate Disease, Urinary Tract Infection

 

Vascular Surgery

Hiranya A. Rajasinghe

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Vascular Group of Naples

2450 Goodlette Road N., Suite 102

Naples, 643-8794

Special expertise: Aneurysm–Aortic, Stent Placement, Carotid Artery Surgery

 

 

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THE PROCESS

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health care research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established survey and research process, under the direction of an MD, involves tens of thousands of top doctors and the medical leadership of leading hospitals. 

Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Physicians—in private practice as well as those in medical leadership positions in hospitals —are invited via mail, fax email and various communications directly to hospitals and county medical societies, to participate in an online nominations process to identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by
their peers. 

The result—we identify the top doctors in America and provide you, the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in our paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features and online directories.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Doctors” feature may also appear as Regional Top Doctors online at www.castleconnolly.com, or in one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors guides, such as America’s Top Doctors® or America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer.

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