October 20, 2014

The Gulfshore’s Top Doctors 2012

Bigger is better right? well, it is when you are talking about a list of the best doctors in Southwest Florida. Every year we bring you a list of the Top Doctors in our region. This year we’ve expanded it. Now more than 200 doctors in specialties from allergies to urology are listed in the pages to come.
    We’ve partnered once again 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. 52.) In this issue, you’ll get insight into three honored physicians who are at the cutting edge of their fields.
    These three doctors, along with those listed with them, aren’t content to do things the same way they’ve always been done. Whether it’s using new technology, pioneering new processes or seeking to get patients into potentially life-saving clinical trials, they are working tirelessly to keep the people of Southwest Florida living the healthy, active lifestyle that we so richly enjoy.
    For a complete, coast-to-coast listing of the best doctors in America, see Castle Connolly’s book, America’s Top Doctors, available at castleconnolly.com.

 

ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY

 

Lazaro L. Castillo          

4017 Del Prado Blvd.                           

Cape Coral, (239) 549-1398       

Special expertise: Allergy, Asthma         

 

Usha Chandrahasa                   

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

Peace River Regional Medical Center    

3400 Tamiami Trail, Suite 201    

Port Charlotte, (941) 743-2277

Special expertise: Asthma                     

 

Charles V. Klucka                     

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

9671 Gladiolus Drive, Suite 104 

Fort Myers, (239) 939-2246        

Special expertise: Asthma, Urticaria, Food Allergy, Eczema

           

Ronald T. Purcell                      

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Allergy and Asthma Specialists of Naples         

1000 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 200                      

Naples, (239) 434-6200 

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

 

Brett E. Stanaland                    

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

1000 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 200          
Naples, (239) 434-6200 

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

 

CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY  

 

Sergio F. Cossu                       

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

Charlotte Heart & Vascular Institute        

Peace River Regional Medical Center

3340 Tamiami Trail                    

Port Charlotte, (941) 764-5858   

Special expertise: Pacemakers, Defibrillators

           

Kenneth W. Plunkitt                  

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Healthcare System                   

Naples Heart Rhythm Specialists           

Lakeview Medical Plaza

700 Second Ave. N., Suite 202  

Naples, (239) 263-0849 

Special expertise: Arrhythmias, Defibrillators, Pacemakers          

 

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

 

Michael D. Danzig                 

Lee Memorial Health Systems

The Heart Group at Lee Memorial Health System                

9800 S. HealthPark Drive, Suite 320                         

Fort Myers, (239) 433-8888    

Special expertise: Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders     

 

Jaimela J. Dulaney                   

Peace River Regional Medical Center    

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

2495 Caring Way, Suite C         

Port Charlotte, (941) 235-9229

Special expertise: Cardiovascular Risk Factor Modification

                       

Lynne C. Einbinder                   

Cape Coral Hospital                 

1002 Country Club Blvd.,

Cape Coral, (239) 938-2000

1550 Barkley Circle

Fort Myers, (239) 938-2000        

Special expertise: Women’s Health, Preventive Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography 

 

Walter R. Evenhuis                   

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

1351 Pine St. Naples, (239) 262-5770     

Special expertise: Carotid Artery Disease           

 

Victor N. Howard                      

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

Peace River Regional Medical Center    

1461 Tamiami Trail                                

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-6223   

Special expertise: Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Trials           

 

Louis J. Scala  

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

2721 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 210            

Cape Coral, (239) 574-8463

                       

Herman L. Spilker                     

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Naples Heart Institute    

Briggs Health Pavilion  

399 Ninth St. N.

Naples, (239) 436-5634

The Preserves at Dublin Woods

26651 Dublin Woods Circle

Bonita Springs, (239) 390-1562  

Special expertise: Heart Failure, Hypertension, Echocardiography, Coronary Artery Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Lipid Disorders

           

Silvio C. Travalia                      

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Naples Heart Institute    

Briggs Health Pavilion  

399 Ninth St. N., Suite 300                    

Naples, (239) 436-5634 

Special expertise: Clinical & Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Pacemakers         

 

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY

 

Susan Marie Cera                                 

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Physicians Regional Medical Group      

6101 Pine Ridge Road              

Naples, (239) 348-4103 

Special expertise: Minimally Invasive Rectal Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Colon & Rectal Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery         

 

Domingo E. Galliano Jr.           

Peace River Regional Medical Center    

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

18308 Murdock Circle, Suite 108 Port Charlotte, (941) 625-3411   

Special expertise: Colon & Rectal Cancer & Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Incontinence-Fecal

           

Janette U. Gaw                         

Colorectal Institute        

13770 Plantation Road, Suite 2             

Fort Myers, (239) 275-0728        

Special expertise: Colon & Rectal Surgery          

 

Nagesh B. Ravipati                     

Colorectal Institute        

13770 Plantation Road, Suite 2             

Fort Myers, (239) 275-0728

Special expertise: Colon & Rectal Surgery

                       

Anthony M. Vernava III  

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Physicians Regional Medical Group      

6101 Pine Ridge Road              

Naples, (239) 348-4531 

Special expertise: Colon & Rectal Cancer, Colon & Rectal Cancer-Familial Polyposis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease

 

DERMATOLOGY

 

Charles Camisa                        

Riverchase Dermatology           

261 Ninth St. S.

Naples, (239) 216-4337

7331 Gladiolous Drive

Fort Myers, (239) 437-8810                    

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

           

Janet Flores Cheng      

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Advanced Dermatology Specialties       

326 Del Prado Blvd. N., Suite 301         

Cape Coral, (239) 458-1131       

Special expertise: Skin Cancer, Psoriasis, Acne, Eczema

           

Craig J. Eichler             

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

6101 Pine Ridge Road              

Naples, (239) 348-4335 

Special expertise: Skin Cancer, Dermatologic Surgery

           

Debra D. Fett               

Dermatology Solutions             

14361 Metropolis Ave., Suite 2              

Fort Myers, (239) 694-7546        

Special expertise: Skin Cancer, Contact Dermatitis         

 

David Seth Goodman   

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Associates in Medical and Surgical Dermatology           

9125 Corsea Del Fontana Way, Suite 100                      

Naples, (239) 598-4004 

Special expertise: Skin Laser Surgery, Psoriasis, Mohs Surgery, Botox & Collagen Therapy           

 

Brian A. Harris              

9090 Park Royal Drive              

Fort Myers, (239) 936-3344        

Special expertise: Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery

           

 

Rebecca W. Lambert                            

2235 Venetian Court, Suite 1                 

Naples, (239) 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: Mohs Surgery

 

Cynthia R. Strohmeyer              

702 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 200 Naples, (239) 261-2255

Special expertise: Cosmetic Dermatology           

 

Michael S. Tucker                     

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

9125 Corsea Del Fontana Way, Suite 100                                  

Naples, (239) 598-4004 

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

 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY

 

Stuart A. Bobman                                 

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers   

Radiology Regional Center       

3660 Broadway            

Fort Myers, (239) 936-2316

Special expertise: Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, MRI

                       

Pamela L. Caslowitz                 

Naples Diagnostic Imaging Center

Physician’s Regional Medical Center

311 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 104              

Naples, (239) 593-4200

                       

Edward Danehy            

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers

Radiology Regional Center                   

3680 Broadway                        

Fort Myers, (239) 936-2316        

Special expertise: Diagnostic Radiology, Body Imaging, MRI

           

Randolph J. Knific                    

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers

Radiology Regional Center                   

3680 Broadway                        

Fort Myers, (239) 936-2316

Special expertise: Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology

 

Interventional Radiology

 

Brian A. Krivisky                       

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers

Radiology Regional Center                   

3660 Broadway                        

Fort Myers, (239) 936-2316        

Special expertise: Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology  

 

Lawrence D. Leigh        

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers

Radiology Regional Center                   

3660 Broadway                        

Fort Myers, (239) 936-2316        

Special expertise: Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology

           

Thomas G. Presbrey                 

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Florida Radiology Consultants              

8791 Conference Drive             

Fort Myers, (239) 938-3500        

Special expertise: Neuroradiology           

 

Hosie K. Riley              

Peace River Regional Medical Center                

2500 Harbor Blvd.                                

Port Charlotte, (941) 766-4601

Special expertise: Interventional Radiology

 

ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES & METABOLISM

 

Vita Anksh                   

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

9010 Strada Stell Court, Suite 203         

Naples, (239) 254-1316 

Special expertise: Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Thyroid Disorders       

 

Todd D. Brodie            

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

730 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 205

Naples, (239) 436-3666 

Special expertise: Thyroid Disorders, Osteoporosis         

 

John J. Janick  

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

Janick Professional Center        

4369 Tamiami Trail                    

Port Charlotte, (941) 629-3366   

Special expertise: Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Hypertension, Weight Loss       

 

Arelis M. Madera                      

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

3611 Tamiami Trail, Suite B                   

Port Charlotte, (941) 235-0542               

 

FAMILY MEDICINE

 

John R. Diaz                            

Millenium Physicians Group                  

671 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 200

Naples, (239) 263-8222 

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

           

Manuel A. Garcia                      

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

9131 College Pointe Court                    

Fort Myers, (239) 343-9100

                       

Gokhan Guvenli            

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

713 E. Marion Ave., Floor 4                  

Punta Gorda, (941) 637-7000

                       

Daniel B. Kaplan                      

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

South Florida Medical Group    

7935 Airport Pulling Road, Suite 2         

Naples, (239) 596-3300 

Special expertise: Geriatric Medicine, Nutrition

           

Gregory E. Krill            

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

16271 Bass Road                                 

Fort Myers, (239) 343-7100

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

           

Robert A. Poling                                  

606 Bald Eagle Drive, Suite 302            

Marco Island, (239) 393-2200     

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

 

Arturo Rodriguez-Martin            

Fawcett Memorial Hospital                    

2525 Harbor Blvd., Suite 301                 

Port Charlotte, (941) 613-1356   

 

GASTROENTEROLOGY           

 

Brian D. Feiock            

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

Gastroenterology Associates of SW Florida      

4790 Barkley Circle, Building A              

Fort Myers, (239) 275-8882        

Special expertise: Colon Cancer Screening, Celiac Disease, Hepatitis, Endoscopy

           

David M. Gutstein                    

Lehigh Regional Medical Center

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

15621 New Hampshire Court                 

Fort Myers, (239) 466-8838

 

H. Scott Harris             

Cape Coral Hospital     

Associates in Digestive Health  

2721 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 200            

Cape Coral, (239) 772-3636       

Special expertise: Colon Cancer, Colonscopy      

 

Shardul A. Nanavati                  

Physicians Regional Healthcare System

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples  

3439 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 301          

Naples, (239) 593-9599 

Special expertise: Digestive Disorders, Pancreatic/Biliary Endoscopy (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound        

 

Mark S. O’Konski                      

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Digestive Health Physicians      

7152 Coca Sabal Lane              

Fort Myers, (239) 939-9939        

Special expertise: Colon Cancer Screening, Barrett’s Esophagus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease      

 

Neil W. Randall             

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Gastroenterology Group of Naples        

1064 Goodlette-Frank Road N.              

Naples, (239) 649-1186 

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

 

Neekaytan Sharma                    

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

Gastroenterology Associates of SW Florida      

4790 Barkley Circle, Building A              

Fort Myers, (239) 275-8882        

Special expertise: Colon Cancer Screening, Celiac Disease,

Hepatitis, Endoscopy

 

GERIATRIC MEDICINE 

Leela R. Bolla               

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

1890 S.W. Health Parkway, Suite 100                             

Naples, (239) 597-0544 

Special expertise: Internal Medicine       

 

Ronald T. Garry            

1112 Goodlette-Frank Road, Suite 202

Naples, (239) 692-8495

Special expertise: Internal Medicine

                       

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY

James W. Orr Jr.                      

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Florida Gynecologic Oncology              

8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 400                            

Fort Myers, (239) 334-6626        

Special expertise: Gynecologic Cancer

 

HAND SURGERY

Ronaldo D. S. Carneiro

Physicians Regional Healthcare System

8340 Collier Blvd., Suite 303                 

Naples, (239) 348-4040 

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

           

Sandra B. Collins                     

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

Orthopedic Center of Florida     

12670 Creekside Lane, Suite 202           

Fort Myers, (239) 482-2663        

Special expertise: Hand & Microvascular Surgery, Upper Extremity Surgery, Trauma         

 

Stephen L. Helgemo Jr.

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

Peace River Regional Medical Center

Florida Hand Center

18344 Murdock Circle               

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-6547   

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

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

 

Vakhtang M. Bochorishvili    

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System                   

800 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 370    

Naples, (239) 6438760        

Special expertise: Tropical & Travel Medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Infusion Therapy, Wound Care

           

Douglas G. Brust                     

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

2780 Cleveland Ave., Suite 717             

Fort Myers, (239) 343-9680        

Special expertise: AIDS/HIV,

Infections in Transplant Patients

           

Christine Forszpaniak    

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

848 First Ave. N., Suite 230                   

Naples, (239) 434-7779 

 

Ronica M. Kluge           

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers

Cape Coral Hospital

Internal Medical Associates of Lee County

24600 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 400          

Bonita Springs, (239) 948-3761  

Special expertise: Internal Medicine, AIDS/HIV, Viral Infections

           

Nicholas J. Lekas                     

Physicians Regional Medical Center                              

6101 Pine Ridge Road

Naples, (239) 273-9532 

Special expertise: Infections-Bone & Joint, Infections-Heart, Travel Medicine, Wound Care/Hyperbaric Therapy

           

Silvia M. Velasquez                  

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers

Cape Coral Hospital

Internal Medicine Associates                 

13813 Metro Parkway                

Fort Myers, (239) 936-1343        

Special expertise: Bacterial Infections, Sepsis

 

 

INTERNAL MEDICINE

 

Manuel Del Sol                         

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers   

Cape Coral Hospital

Internal Medicine Associates     

1528 Del Prado Blvd.   

S. Cape Coral, (239) 458-3338

                       

George W. Ferguson                

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

787 Fourth Ave. S.                               

Naples, (239) 352-5600 

Special expertise: Concierge Medicine

           

Fritz F. Lemoine Jr.       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

800 Goodlette-Frank Road, Suite 200                

Naples, (239) 643-8710 

Special expertise: Diabetes       

 

David S. Madwar                                  

1400 Gulfshore Blvd. N., Suite 166        

Naples, (239) 352-5550 

Special expertise: Preventive Medicine, Women’s Health,

Geriatric Medicine         

 

Bryan C. Murphey                     

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Desk 11            

Naples, (239) 348-4400

                       

Patricia S. Poling                                 

606 Bald Eagle Drive, Suite 302            

Marco Island, (239) 393-2200     

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

           

Robert Sadaty              

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Healthcare System            

9400 Fountain Medical Court, Suite 100                         

Bonita Springs, (239) 494-6244  

Special expertise: Diabetes, Wound Healing/Care

 

Leonard A. Schlossberg           

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

2230 Venetian Court, Suite 2                 

Naples, (239) 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, (239) 249-7830

Special expertise: Complementary Medicine       

 

INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

 

Terence P. Connelly                  

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         
Charlotte Heart & Vascular Institute        

3340 Tamiami Trail                    

Port Charlotte, (941) 764-5858   

Special expertise: Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Angioplasty/Stents   

 

Michael S. Flynn                       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Naples Heart Institute    

Briggs Health Pavilion

399 Ninth St. N., Suite 300                    

Naples, (239) 436-5634 

Special expertise: Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Stenting, Treatment of Acute Heart Attacks, Heart Valve Disease      

 

Robert M. Grohowski               

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

Coastal Cardiology       

16261 Bass Road, Suite 300                 

Fort Myers, (239) 274-8866        

Special expertise: Angioplasty, Arrhythmias        

 

M. Stephen Schneider              

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 304          

Naples, (239) 348-4580 

Special expertise: Cardiac

Catheterization, Angioplasty & Stent Placement  

 

James M. Venable                    

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Naples Heart Institute                

399 Ninth St. N., Suite 300                    

Naples, (239) 436-5634 

Special expertise: Angioplasty & 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, (239) 333-3826        

Special expertise: Pregnancy-High Risk  

 

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

 

Scott D. Dunbar                       

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

HealthPark Medical Center        

15681 New Hampshire Court                 

Fort Myers, (239) 437-4444

 

Lowell L. Hart               

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers   

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Florida Cancer Specialists

8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 300                            

Fort Myers, (239) 938-0800        

Special expertise: Melanoma, Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer, Lymphoma   

 

William N. Harwin                      

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Gulf Coast Medical Center-

Fort Myers

HealthPark Medical Center        

15681 New Hampshire Court                 

Fort Myers, (239) 437-4444        

           

Scott D. Lunin              

Peace River Regional Medical Center                

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Florida Cancer Specialists

22395 Edgewater Drive             

Port Charlotte, (941) 766-7222

Special expertise: Hematology, Onocology

                       

Daniel J. Morris            

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Florida Cancer Specialists        

1100 Goodlette-Frank Road                  

Naples, (239) 434-0656 

Special expertise: Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colon Cancer   

 

Mark J. Moskowitz                    

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Florida Cancer Specialists        

6360 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 201          

Naples, (239) 353-6636

Special expertise: Hematology, Oncology

                       

Mark S. Rubin              

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Florida Cancer Specialists

9776 Bonita Beach Road, S.E.              

Bonita Springs, (239) 947-3092

Special expertise: Hematology, Oncology

                       

Thomas E. Teufel         

Cape Coral Hospital     

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Florida Cancer Specialists        

811 Del Prado Blvd.                             

Cape Coral, (239) 772-3544       

Special expertise: Hematology, Oncology           

 

Vance M. Wright-Browne           

Peace River Regional Medical Center    

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

Florida Cancer Specialists        

22395 Edgewater Drive             

Port Charlotte, (941) 766-7222

Special expertise: Hematology, Oncology

 

NEPHROLOGY

Patrick H. Garrett                                  

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

2171 Pine Ridge Road, Suite E             

Naples, (239) 514-7100 

Special expertise: Kidney Disease

           

Mary M. Mouracade                              

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers

Associates in Nephrology         

7981 Gladiolus Drive                

Fort Myers, (239) 939-0999        

Special expertise: Kidney Disease

 

Rohit L. Pankhaniya      

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

Peace River Regional Medical Center    

Coastal Nephrology Associates

3221 Tamiami Trail                    

Port Charlotte, (941) 505-8720   

Special expertise: Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure, Kidney Stones

           

Ganesh G. Shenoy                   

Lehigh Regional Medical Center            

Lee Kidney Center        

37227 Lee Blvd., Suite 4                       

Lehigh Acres, (239) 303-2820    

Special expertise: Kidney Disease, Hypertension

 

James R. Sterrett                     

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Nephrology-Hypertension of Naples      

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Desk 32            

Naples, (239) 348-8804 

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

 

Joji U. Urlanda             

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

661 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 104                        

Naples, (239) 649-4565 

Special expertise: Kidney Disease

 

Joel T. Van Sickler                    

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers   

Associates in Nephrology         

7981 Gladiolus Drive                

Fort Myers, (239) 939-0999        

Special expertise: Transplant Medicine-Kidney, Dialysis Care

           

Marilyn A. Wahe                       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

700 Second Ave. N., Suite 203              

Naples, (239) 643-8055 

Special expertise: Endocrinology, Diabetes         

 

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Bijan J. Bakhtian                                   

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Lee Neurosurgery                     

2780 Cleveland Ave., Suite 819 Fort Myers, (239) 343-3800        

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

 

Gary P. Colon              

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Healthcare System

Collier Neurologic Specialists                

730 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 100 Naples, (239) 262-1721 

Special expertise: Spinal Surgery, Brain Surgery 

 

Gary J. Correnti              

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

Southwest Florida Neurosurgical Associates      

12700 Creekside Lane, Suite 101           

Fort Myers, (239) 432-0774        

Special expertise: Spinal Surgery-Cervical and Lumbar, Microsurgery, Trauma, Brain Tumors         

 

John J. Dusseau                      

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Lee Neurosurgery                     

2780 Cleveland Ave., Suite 819             

Fort Myers, (239) 343-3800        

Special expertise: Brain Tumors, Head Injury, Spinal Stenosis

 

Mark B. Gerber             

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Neuroscience & Spine Associates         

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Desk 23/24       

Naples, (239) 649-1662 

Special expertise: Spinal Surgery, Brain Tumors

 

NEUROLOGY

 

William J. Carracino Jr.                      

Lee Memorial Health Systems                       

Florida Neurology Group

12670 Whitehall Drive                             

Fort Myers, (239) 936-3554   

Special expertise: Epilepsy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke           

 

Paul F. Driscoll 
Lee Memorial Health Systems                       

Florida Neurology Group
12670 Whitehall Drive                                   

Fort Myers, (239) 936-3554   
Special expertise: Epilepsy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke 

           

Michael F. Finkel                      

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Physicians Regional Medical Group      

6101 Pine Ridge Road              

Naples, (239) 348-4093 

Special expertise: Movement Disorders-Lower Limb, ADD/ADHD, Migraines, Trauma Neurology

           

Igor Levy-Reis              

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Neuroscience and Spine Associates      

877 111th Ave. N., Suite 1                     

Naples, (239) 594-8002 

Special expertise: Epilepsy, Memory Disorders, Neurophysiology 

 

Michael A. Novak                     

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge       

1660 Medical Blvd., Suite 200               

Naples, (239) 566-3434 

Special expertise: Multiple Sclerosis, Headache, Pain Management          

 

Brian D. Wolff              

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

671 Goodlette-Frank Road, Suite 120,

Naples, (239) 643-4030

 

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

 

Heather V. Auld

HealthPark Medical Center        

Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida  

9021 Park Royal Drive              

Fort Myers, (239) 432-5858        

Special expertise: Obstetrics     

 

Betsy Brothers 

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Southwest Florida Women’s Group       

1890 Southwest Health Parkway, Suite 303                    

Naples, (239) 593-0990 

 

Blane M. Crandall                     

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

1660 Medical Blvd., Suite 101               

Naples, (239) 596-2300 

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

           

Joseph Gauta              

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Especially for Women  

1890 S.W. Health Parkway, Suite 205                 

Naples, (239) 592-1388 

Special expertise: Uro-Gynecology, Incontinence-Female, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

           

Rafael C. Haciski                      

Physicians Regional

Healthcare System                   

Advanced Gynecology

671 Goodlette-Frank Road, Suite 230                

Naples, (239) 692-9699 

Special expertise: Gynecology Only, Reproductive Endocrinology

           

Dennis A. Hidlebaugh               

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard   

8340 Collier Blvd., Suite 309                 

Naples, (239) 348-4453 

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

 

George Kovacevic                    

HealthPark Medical Center        

Cape Coral Hospital     

1265 Viscaya Parkway                          

Cape Coral, (239) 574-2229

                       

Richard D. Murray                    

HealthPark Medical Center                    

15641 New Hampshire Court                 

Fort Myers, (239) 275-4300        

Special expertise: Laparoscopic Surgery 

 

Mary C. Yankaskas                   

Cape Coral Hospital     

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

1265 Viscaya Parkway              

Cape Coral, (239) 574-2229       

Special expertise: Gynecology Only, Adolescent Gynecology, Menopause Problems

 

OPHTHALMOLOGY

 

George F. Corrent                                

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

311 Ninth St. N., Suite 100                    

Naples, (239) 659-3937 

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

 

E. Trevor Elmquist        

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers   

Cape Coral Hospital

HealthPark Medical Center        

Elmquist Eye Group

12670 New Brittany Blvd., Suite 102      

Fort Myers, (239) 936-2020        

Special expertise: General Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery        

 

Mark S. Gorovoy          

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Eye Specialists Laser and Surgery Center                      

12381 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 300       

Fort Myers, (239) 939-1444        

Special expertise: Corneal Disease & Transplant, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, LASIK-Refractive Surgery  

 

Mimi Groom                 

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

3455 Pine Ridge Road              

Naples, (239) 597-5700 

Special expertise: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery          

 

Stephen J. Laquis                    

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

7331 College Parkway, Suite 200                       

Fort Myers, (239) 947-4042

860 111 Ave. N., Suite 1

Naples, (239) 947-4042 

Special expertise: Eyelid Surgery, Orbital Surgery, Lacrimal Gland Disorders, Tear Duct Problems, Botox, Dermafillers, Orbital Oncology, Pediatric Oculoplastics, Periocular Skin Cancers

           

Paul A. Raskauskas                  

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers   

6901 International Center Blvd.              

Fort Myers, (239) 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, (239) 659-3937 

Special expertise: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

 

Joseph P. Walker                     

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

6901 International Center Blvd.  

Fort Myers, (239) 939-4323        

Special expertise: Retinal Disorders, Macular Degeneration          

 

Jeffrey Zimm               

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

1435 Immokalee Road  

Naples, (239) 592-5511 

Special expertise: LASIK-Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Lens Implants-Multifocal   

 

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

 

Todd S. Atkinson                                 

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

8710 College Parkway               

Fort Myers, (239) 482-8788        

Special expertise: Shoulder Surgery       

 

Aldo R. Beretta            

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Orthopedic Specialty Care Center

24231 Walden Center Drive, Suite 201               

Bonita Springs, (239) 390-2174

Special expertise: Spinal Orthopedics

 

Jon S. Dounchis                      

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

130 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 220  

Naples, (239) 434-5700 

Special expertise: Joint Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine

           

Steven S. Goldberg                  

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Floor 3 
Naples, (239) 348-4253 

Special expertise: Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Elbow Surgery

           

James J. Guerra                       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Collier Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center    

1706 Medical Blvd., Suite 201   

Naples, (239) 593-3500 

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

 

Michael T. Havig                       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge

1350 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 202            

Naples, (239) 325-1135 

Special expertise: Sports Medicine         

 

Howard J. Kapp  

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

130 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 220              

Naples, (239) 434-5700 

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

 

Patrick B. Leach                       

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Orthopaedic Specialists of SW Florida  

2531 Cleveland Ave., Suite 1                 

Fort Myers, (239) 334-7000        

Special expertise: Trauma, Fractures-Complex, Pelvic & Acetabular Fractures, Hip Surgery

           

Robert J. Zehr              

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge       

2659 Professional Circle, Suite 1110                              

Naples, (239) 596-0100 

Special expertise: Hip Replacement & Revision, Knee Replacement & Revision, Fractures-Adult

 

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

David Greene       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Florida Sinus Institute   

1112 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 203                      

Naples, (239) 263-8444 

Special expertise: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Nasal Surgery, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Skin Cancer Reconstruction, Botox, Juvederm

           

James A. Hadley                      

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Desk 22

Naples, (239) 348-4400 

Special expertise: Nasal & Sinus Disorders, Allergy, Pediatric Otolaryngology       

 

Hector N. Hernandez     

Peace River Regional Medical Center

Gulf Pointe Surgery 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, (239) 263-8855 

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

           

Kriston J. Kent             

Naples Facial Plastic Surgery    

870 111th Ave. N., Suite 10       

Naples, (239) 514-7888 

Special expertise: Facial Plastic Surgery, Wellness

 

Robert D. Klausner                   

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

3501 Health Center Blvd., Suite 2240                             

Bonita Springs, (239) 498-4968  

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

 

Thomas M. Magardino

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

1879 Veteran’s Park Drive, Suite 1201                            

Naples, (239) 592-9666

Special expertise: Head and Neck Surgery

                       

Jay K. Roberts             

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Physicians Regional Medical Group

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Desk 22 Naples, (239) 348-4081 

Special expertise: Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, Robotic Thyroidectomy, Hearing Disorders, Head & Neck Cancer, Tors Procedure        

 

Jonathan E. Sonne                               

The Woodruff Institute  

2235 Venetian Court, Suite 1                 

Naples, (239) 596-9337 

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

 

PAIN MEDICINE

 

Gilberto Acosta                                    

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

Pain Management Consultants, PA        

23 Barkley Circle                       

Fort Myers, (239) 333-1177                    

 

Matthew L. Black                      

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Comprehensive Pain Center of Naples   

311 Ninth St. N., Suite 200                    

Naples, (239) 263-5501 

Special expertise: Pain Management, Anesthesiology      

 

Wayne Isaacson           

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Collier Anesthesia, P.A.

4035 Evans Ave.                      

Fort Myers, (239) 939-7375        

Special expertise: Pain Management      

 

Zdenko Korunda           

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Korunda Pain Management Center         

4513 Executive Drive                

Naples, (239) 591-2803 

Special expertise: Pain Management      

 

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

 

Carl M. Reed                            

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers   

Children’s Specialists of Florida-Cardiology       

7970 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Suite 100              

Fort Myers, (239) 689-5690        

Special expertise: Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiography

 

PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

 

Asjad Khan                              

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

15901 Bass Road, Suite 102                 

Fort Myers, (239) 343-9890        

           

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY

 

Viraine S. Weerasooriya            

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

9800 S. HealthPark Drive, Suite 145                               

Fort Myers, (239) 689-5100        

Special expertise: Cystic Fibrosis, Obesity, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Liver Disease, Reflux, Constipation, G-Tubes  

 

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY

 

Craig A. MacArthur       

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

9981 S. HealthPark Drive, Suite 156                               

Fort Myers, (239) 343-5333        

Special expertise: Bleeding/Coagulation Disorders, Brain Tumors, Leukemia & Lymphoma, Sickle Cell Disease       

 

Emad K. Salman                      

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

9981 S. Health Park Drive, Suite 156                              

Fort Myers, (239) 343-5333        

Special expertise: Pediatric Cancer        

 

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE

 

Stephanie H. Stovall                             

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

9981 S. HealthPark Drive, Suite 454                               

Fort Myers, (239) 343-9710        

Special expertise: HIV

 

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY

 

Oscar A. Alea               

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

7970 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Suite 200                          

Fort Myers, (239) 437-5500        

1255 Creekside Blvd., Suite 200

Naples, (239) 437-5500

Special expertise: Cystic Fibrosis          

 

PEDIATRIC SURGERY

 

Rodrigo A. Mon                       

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

15901 Bass Road, Suite 102                 

Fort Myers, (239) 343-9890        

Special expertise: Laparoscopic Surgery 

 

PEDIATRICS

 

Dawn Bertram-Stewart  

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

6615 Hillway Circle, Suite 201                

Naples, (239) 455-1882

                       

John A. Distasio                      

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

4751 S. Cleveland Ave.             

Fort Myers, (239) 343-9888

           

Dulce V. Dudley                       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

8360 Sierra Meadows Blvd.                   

Naples, (239) 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.             

Fort Myers, (239) 343-9888        

Special expertise: Parenting Issues

 

Scott M. Needle                       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Creekside Pediatrics

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida           

1265 Creekside Parkway, Suite 208        

Naples, (239) 591-1755 

           

Martin J. Sherman                    

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

HealthPark Medical Center        

4751 S. Cleveland Ave.             

Fort Myers, (239) 343-9888

                       

Nancy D. Witham                     

Lee Memorial Health Systems

HealthPark Medical Center                    

260 Beth Stacey Blvd., Suite C 

Lehigh Acres, (239) 343-9888 


PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION        

 

Kenneth J. Galang        

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

13710 Metropolis Ave., Suite 110          

Fort Myers, (239) 225-0129
Special expertise: Pain-Lower Back, Pain-Neck, Sciatica, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neuropathy


Colin Kanar                  

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

1855 Veterans Park Drive, Unit 101        

Naples, (239) 593-0918 

Special expertise: Pain-Back & Neck, Stroke Rehabilitation, Hip Rehabilitation


Edward S. Kelley                      

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

730 Goodlette-Frank Road, Suite 203                

Naples, (239) 643-1070 

Special expertise: Spinal Cord Injury, Sports Medicine     

 

Robert T. O’Leary Jr.    

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

3501 Health Center Blvd., Suite 2200                             

Bonita Springs, (239) 390-9778  

Special expertise: Pain-Back, Musculoskeletal Injuries    

 

Neil R. Schultz  

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

1630 Medical Lane, Suite B                   

Fort Myers, (239) 278-5700        

Special expertise: Pain-Back & Neck, Arthritis

 

Allen C. Tafel               

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Orthopaedic Specialists of SW Florida  

2531 Cleveland Ave., Suite 1                 

Fort Myers, (239) 334-7000        

Special expertise: Electrodiagnosis, Spinal Disorders, Pain Management  

 

PLASTIC SURGERY

 

Andrea P. Basile                      

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Basile Plastic Surgery   

803 Vanderbilt Beach Road                   

Naples, (239) 514-8777 

Special expertise: Cosmetic Surgery-Face & Body, Botox Therapy           

 

Christopher G. Constance         

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

Peace River Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

2525 Harbor Blvd., Suite 310                 

Port Charlotte, (941) 639-5665   

Special expertise: Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Laser Surgery, Hand Surgery, Skin Cancer

           

Rebecca L. Crane                     

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

5200 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 201            

Naples, (239) 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, (239) 482-1900        

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

 

Stanley P. Gulin                       

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

6610 Willow Park Drive, Suite 104          

Naples, (239) 596-8000 

Special expertise: Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Surgery-Breast, Liposuction & Body Contouring, Fat Injections-Face & Hands

           

Kent V. Hasen              

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Naples      

4081 Tamiami Trail N., Suite C-203         

Naples, (239) 262-5662 

Special expertise: Cosmetic Surgery      

 

Michael K. Kim

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Associates in Cosmetic Surgery

3700 Central Ave., Suite 1                     

Fort Myers, (239) 220-5259        

Special expertise: Breast Augmentation, Liposuction & Body Contouring, Facial Rejuvenation, Hand Surgery           

 

Andrew E. Turk             

Physicians Regional Medical Center      

Naples Cosmetic Surgery Center           

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 15            

Naples, (239) 348-4357 

Special expertise: Cosmetic Surgery-Face, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction & Body Contouring, Facial Rejuvenation        

 

PSYCHIATRY

 

Bernardo J. Arias                     

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

Seabreeze Behavioral Medicine

3191 Harbor Blvd., Suite A                    

Port Charlotte, (941) 766-8880   

Special expertise: Geriatric Psychiatry

           

Richard J. Capiola                    

Physicians Regional Medical Center

The Willough at Naples

9001 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 100            

Naples, (239) 649-7494 

Special expertise: Anxiety & Depression, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry          

 

Jerry S. Kantor             

3949 Evans Ave., Suite 203                  

Fort Myers, (239) 936-3202        

Special expertise: Panic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Addiction/Substance Abuse

           

Steven R. Machlin                    

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

6820 Porto Fino Circle, Suite 1              

Fort Myers, (239) 225-1364        

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

           

Frederick W. Schaerf    

NeuroPsychiatric Associates     

14271 Metropolis Ave., Suite A             

Fort Myers, (239) 939-7777        

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

 

Marlene Steinberg        

780 Fifth Ave. S.                                  

Naples, (239) 261-9344 

Special expertise: Intensive Treatment Program, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorders

 

PULMONARY DISEASE

 

Joseph C. Daley III                   

708 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 9                 

Cape Coral, (239) 574-2644

 

Douglas W. Harrington Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

3021 Airport-Pulling Road, Suite 103                             

Naples, (239) 213-7000

                       

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  

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Healthcare System

700 Second Ave. N., Suite 305              

Naples, (239) 263-8385

9400 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 204

Bonita Springs, (239) 263-8385

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

 

Krishna Priya M. Raju               

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

9131 College Pointe Court                    

Fort Myers, (239) 343-9100                    

 

Richard M. Roland                    

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Desk 23/24       

Naples, (239) 348-4504

                       

Kenneth A. Tolep                      

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

9131 College Pointe Court, Floor 2        

Fort Myers, (239) 343-6800        

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

 

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

 

May L. Foo                  

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Physicians Regional Healthcare System

21st Century Oncology 

8991 Brighton Lane       

Naples, (239) 434-0166

Special expertise: Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer

                       

Michael C. Hanus                     

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Physicians Regional Healthcare System            

21st Century Oncology

820 Goodlette-Frank Road N.                

Naples, (239) 434-0166

Special expertise: Prostate Cancer, Skin Cancer

                       

Michael J. Katin            

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge       

21st Century Oncology 

7341 Gladiolus Drive                

Fort Myers, (239) 489-3420        

Special expertise: Prostate Cancer

           

Bruce M. Nakfoor                     

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Physicians Regional Healthcare System

21st Century Oncology 

820 Goodlette-Frank Road N.                

Naples, (239) 434-0166 

Special expertise: Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer

           

James H. Rubenstein                

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

21st Century Oncology 

3680 Broadway            

Fort Myers, (239) 936-0380        

Special expertise: Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer

 

REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY

 

Jacob L. Glock                         

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

Southwest Florida Fertility Center          

15730 New Hampshire Court, Suite 101              

Fort Myers, (239) 561-3430        

Special expertise: Infertility, Miscarriage-Recurrent, Menstrual Disorders   

 

Craig R. Sweet             

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers   

12611 World Plaza Lane            

Fort Myers, (239) 275-8118        

Special expertise: Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Embryo Donation, GYN Surgery, Clinical Research

 

RHEUMATOLOGY        

Jeffrey A. Alper            

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

689 Ninth St. N.                        

Naples, (239) 262-6550 

Special expertise: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Connective Tissue Disease

           

Allan M. Goodwin                     

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Physicians Regional Medical Group-Rheumatology        

6101 Pine Ridge Road              

Naples, (239) 348-4048 

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

           

Eric J. Hochman                      

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System             

NCH Healthcare Group  

1280 Creekside St., Suite 101                

Naples, (239) 596-8199 

Special expertise: Autoimmune Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis

           

Leslie Tar                     

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         

22226 Westchester Blvd.                      

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-3402   

Special expertise: Allergy, Arthritis, Immunology, Fibromyalgia     

 

SPORTS MEDICINE 

Dale Greenberg            

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Peace River Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

Advanced Orthopedic Center    

1641 Tamiami Trail, Suite 1                    
Port Charlotte, (941) 629-6262   

Special expertise: Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Knee Surgery

 

SURGERY

Rie Aihara                                

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

Regional Breast Care    

8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 301                

Fort Myers, (239) 277-0479        

Special expertise: Breast Cancer & Surgery        

 

Jacob H. Goldberger                

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers   

13685 Doctors Way, Suite 210              

Fort Myers, (239) 274-7600        

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

 

Brian Kurland               

Gulf Coast Medical Center-Fort Myers               

Vascular & General Surgical Specialists 

13685 Doctors Way, Suite 310              

Fort Myers, (239) 936-8575        

Special expertise: Cerebrovascular Disease, Aneurysm-Aortic

           

Jeffrey W. Lewis                      

HealthPark Medical Center                    

16400 HealthPark Commons Drive         

Fort Myers, (239) 278-5200        

Special expertise: Breast Specialist

           

Mark A. Liberman                     

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Physicians Regional Medical Center      

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

21st Century Oncology

6101 Pine Ridge Road, Desk 12/13        Naples, (239) 348-4123 

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

 

Stephen Moenning       

Charlotte Regional Medical Center         
Peace River Regional Medical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

610 E. Olympia Ave., Suite 201             
Punta Gorda, (941) 639-4646     

Special expertise: Colon & Rectal Surgery, Laproscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery         

 

THORACIC & CARDIAC SURGERY

 

Paul L. DiGiorgi

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons         

8010 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Suite 100                          

Fort Myers, (239) 939-1767        

Special expertise: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Lung Surgery

           

Michael P. Metke                        

Lee Memorial Health Systems               

Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons         

8010 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Suite 100                          

Fort Myers, (239) 939-1767        

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

 

Scot C. Schultz 

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge       

Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons         

311 Ninth St. N., Suite 301                    

Naples, (239) 649-0440 

Special expertise: Lung Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

 

UROLOGY

James D. Borden         

Lee Memorial Health Systems

Southwest Florida Urologic Associates             

507 Del Prado Blvd.                             

Cape Coral, (239) 772-0500       

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

 

Michael F. D’Angelo  
Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System
Physicians Regional Medical Center               
6101 Pine Ridge Road, Floor 3, Desk 32                  
Naples, (239) 434-6300      

Special expertise: Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer

                       

William M. Figlesthaler           

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System       

Physicians Regional Medical Center  

Specialists in Urology

955 10th Ave. N.                    

Naples,  (239) 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                                

Naples, (239) 434-6300  

Special expertise: Fellowship-trained in Female Urology, Pelvic Reconstruction, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Incontinence-Male & Female 

 

David S. Harris          

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Lee Memorial Health System

Gulf Coast Hospital

HealthPark Medical Center

Cape Coral Hospital

4571 Colonial Blvd.                           

Fort Myers, (239) 434-6300         

Special expertise: Prostate Disease, Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction

           

 

Jonathan K. Jay                       

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System       

Specialists in Urology

28930 Trails Edge Blvd., Suite 200               

Bonita Springs, (239) 434-6300               

Special expertise: Fellowship-trained in Female Urology, Voiding Dysfunction, Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery

           

David K. Ornstein                     

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Medical Center                  

Advanced Urology & Robotic Surgery   

733 Fourth Ave. N.                   

Naples, (239) 403-9503 

Special expertise: Urologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

           

Kendall L. Wise            

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Medical Center

1044 Goodlette-Frank Road N.  

Naples, (239) 261-5400 

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

 

VASCULAR SURGERY

James P. Bartek                      

Fawcett Memorial Hospital        

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Peace River Regional Medical Center    

2595 Harbor Blvd., Suite 102                 

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-4357

                       

Anthony J. D’Angelo                

Lee Memorial Health Systems   

6821 Palisades Park Court, Suite 1        

Fort Myers, (239) 936-8555        

Special expertise: Vein Disorders

           

Laura A. Gruneiro         

Vascular Associates of Charlotte County           

18316 Murdock Circle, Suite 107

Port Charlotte, (941) 627-6700   

Special expertise: Vein Disorders

           

Hiranya A. Rajasinghe   

Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System 

Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge                   

Vascular Group of Naples         

2450 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 102                      

Naples, (239) 643-8794 

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

 

MEET THE DOCTOR


Dr. Michael S. Flynn; INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST AT NAPLES HEART INSTITUTEDr. Michael S. Flynn
Interventional Cardiologist at Naples Heart Institute

Fighting Heart Disease on Many Levels

Let’s just get this out of the way: dr. Michael S. Flynn of NCH’s Naples Heart Institute is exceedingly talented, intelligent and personable. But with that said, we hope you never have to meet him. As one of the area’s most respected cardiologists (he’s been named a Top Doctor for interventional cardiology every year since 2004), you’ll likely only cross paths if you’re experiencing some serious heart issues. However, if you do need Dr. Flynn’s care, you’re in good hands as he is not only well versed in the latest technological advances in treatment, he is also assiduous when it comes to prevention.
    “I’m very aggressive in the fight to treat high blood sugar, high blood pressure, get patients to stop smoking and treat high cholesterol,” says Flynn. And when pushed on the potential overuse of statins, he speaks passionately not only as a prescriber, but as a subscriber. “I’m on them myself,” says the 52-year-old father of two girls, adding, “Look, most people in this country are going to die of cardiovascular disease, and when you look at the data on statin drugs, there is nothing else like it in medical history. The only thing close is aspirin therapy.” And as far as potential side effects to the statins, he assures patients that there are about seven different ones to choose from, so if you do experience some effects, you can be switched to another.
     Of course, if Dr. Flynn doesn’t meet you until you’re in V-fib, his face looking down at you should give you nothing but peace of mind. “We at NCH do emergency angioplasty 24 hours a day,” says Flynn. “We use aspiration catheters that prevent downstream material from going down stream further. It’s a new hollow-bore catheter that can be passed directly to the artery site and then pulled back. And now, of course, there are drug-coated stents that have less of a narrowing rate and less of a clotting rate than the previous bare metal stents. And in about two years we should see a new type of stent made out of a bio material that will be absorbed back into the body. That’s very exciting.” —Michael Korb

 

Dr. Emad Salman; PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGIST AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDADr. Emad Salman
Pediatric oncologist at the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

Saving More Kids from Cancer

Like a lot of aspiring doctors, emad Salman didn’t really think about a career dealing with children with cancer when he was in medical school at the University of Florida.

“I thought it would be really depressing,” he says. “And it certainly is sad when you lose a patient.”

What Salman found, during his month-long pediatric residency, was that the rewards of treating children far outweighed the inevitable negative experiences. And as luck would have it, new research in the field was making the losses fewer and farther between.

“In the past 20 years or so, research and clinical trials have made it so that our (successful) outcome rates are about 85 percent,” he says. That’s up from maybe a 10 percent success rate just 50 years ago.

The difference? Unlike adult oncology, which has many more patients, pediatric oncology units work really as one big team, using the same protocols throughout the country.

This standardization allows clinical trials to move much more quickly than they would otherwise. If all doctors are following the same protocols, then it’s easier to see what treatments work and what don’t.

Another big help comes from a sort of common sense discovery that took years to figure out—not all patients need the same treatment for the same cancer. By isolating the DNA of certain cancers, researchers have figured out that cancers have different potencies in different patients.

“So we can take a less aggressive approach with one patient or be more aggressive than we would be with another,” the 53-year-old Lebanese doctor says. “Rather than one-size-fits-all, we are really classifying (the level of disease).”

And of course, the rewards of helping put a sick child’s life back together are nearly instantaneous.

“They really live life to the fullest,” Salman says. “When they are sick, they are sick. But the minute they start feeling better, they are back up playing and being a kid again.” —Jonathan Foerster

 

Dr. Susan Cera; COLORECTAL SURGEON AT PHYSICIANS REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEMDr. Susan Cera
Colorectal surgeon at Physicians Regional Healthcare System

Her Robotic Surgery Lessens Pain and Speeds Healing

When you’re a surgeon, hospital chief of staff and a clinical professor, everyday routine tends to fall by the wayside. On any given day, Dr. Susan Cera, who specializes in colorectal surgery at Physicans Regional Healthcare System, sees patients, performs colonoscopies and does surgeries. She also meets with the CEO and chiefs of departments. Then she changes gears, teaching medical residents the ins and outs of the field. “No day is actually the same,” she says, “but it’s always very busy.”
    Her primary focus, though, remains on minimally invasive surgery, a technique that becomes more and more advanced each year. Dr. Cera was among the first to utilize the da Vinci Surgical System, a “robotic” technology that utilizes high-definition 3D vision and a magnified operating view to allow the surgeon to make smaller, more precise movements—an innovation that improves the effectiveness of the surgery, and lessens pain and healing time. (Though it is called a robot, the machine doesn’t act on its own—the surgeon controls its every movement.) “In particular cases of cancer, it helps me and other surgeons facilitate very microscopic dissection in order to ensure good cancer surgery,” she says.
    And while robotic surgery is still considered new technology, Dr. Cera says even more advancements are in the developing and trial stages. Though she isn’t involved in the bench research of such new developments, she does participate in some trials for new techniques, since Physicians Regional tends to be one of the first hospitals to acquire new technology.
    So what does the future of her field hold? “A lot of the new technology is being designed so everything can be done without making a scar,” she says. “Usually that means using natural means, such as the mouth, to do the surgery. Ultimately, it’s going in the direction of being completely scarless.” —Jennifer Freihofer



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