Top Doctors

LIFE ON THE GULFSHORE is all about getting the best out of what paradise has to offer—and that includes high-quality healthcare. Locally, leading physicians and surgeons offer top-quality care in a host of specialties, with healthcare professionals practicing the latest techniques and taking part in cutting-edge research.

For these reasons, we’re proud to offer our readers this list of accredited practitioners granted Top Doctor status by national medical research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which selects winners following careful screening and peer nominations. As part of our coverage, we’ve also profiled five healthcare professionals who live up to the highest standards in their respective fields.

You can use this list—really, this entire issue—as a resource to connect with the right doctor and the proper care. However, the path to good health is a personal one. Your route may lead you to seek the advice of a physician who’s not on our list. Only you can decide what’s the right course for you.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a healthcare research company and the official source for Top Doctors for more than 25 years. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening and selection process involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals across the nation.

The online nominations process—located at nominations.castleconnolly.com—is open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and any part of the country. Once nominated, Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select Top Doctors who meet the Castle Connolly standards. The research team also identifies Castle Connolly Rising Stars, peer-nominated doctors who meet most of our Top Doctor criteria but are earlier in their career.

Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selections are 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 online directories and national and regional magazine Top Doctors features.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors or Rising Stars.

Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s Top Doctors feature also appear online castleconnolly.com or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online and/or in print.

Castle Connolly was acquired by Everyday Health Group (EHG), one of the world’s most prominent digital healthcare companies, in late 2018. EHG, a recognized leader in patient and provider education and services, attracts an engaged audience of more than 60 million health consumers and more than 890,000 practicing physicians and clinicians in the United States. EHG’s mission is to drive better clinical and health outcomes through decision-making informed by highly relevant information, data and analytics. EHG empowers healthcare providers, consumers and payers with trusted content and services delivered through Everyday Health Group’s world-class brands, including Everyday Health®, What to Expect®, MedPage Today®, Health eCareers®, PRIME® Education and our exclusive partnership with MayoClinic.org®. Everyday Health Group is a division of Ziff Davis (NASDAQ: ZD) and is headquartered in New York City.

Bruce Lipschutz

13691 Metro Parkway, Suite 110B

Fort Myers,FL,33912

(239) 236-7780

Internal Medicine

Bruce M Nakfoor

8625 Collier Blvd., Suite 102


(239) 429-0100

Radiation Oncology

Bryan C Murphey

11181 Health Park Blvd., Suite 1165


(239) 624-0320

Internal Medicine

Carl G Colton

2811 Tamiami Trail, Suite I

Port Charlotte,FL,33952

(941) 246-2700


Carl M Reed

15750 New Hampshire Court, Suite B

Fort Myers,FL,33908

(239) 689-5690

Pediatric Cardiology

Carlos E Maas

4235 Kings Highway, Suite 103

Port Charlotte,FL,33980

(941) 613-1777

Pulmonary Disease

Carlos M Mendez

1750 SW Health Parkway, Suite 101


(239) 431-5767


Carmella Fernandez

730 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 204


(239) 777-9321

Orthopedic Surgery

Cayce Jehaimi

15901 Bass Road, Suite 102

Fort Myers,FL,33908

(239) 343-9890

Pediatric Endocrinology

Charles M Gremillion

2400 S. McCall Road, Suite A


(941) 460-9159


Charles P Springer

2531 Cleveland Ave., Suite 1

Fort Myers,FL,33901

(239) 334-7000

Orthopedic Surgery

Chauchau T Pham

9711 Commerce Center Court

Fort Myers,FL,33908

(239) 939-2621


Chris J Marino

12670 Whitehall Drive

Fort Myers,FL,33907

(239) 936-3554


Christine Forszpaniak

848 First Ave. N., Suite 230


(239) 434-7779

Infectious Disease

Christopher G Constance

2525 Harbor Blvd., Suite 310

Port Charlotte,FL,33952

(941) 639-5665

Plastic Surgery

Christopher G Sofianos

7152 Coca Sabal Lane

Fort Myers,FL,33908

(239) 939-9939


Christopher Govea

1660 Medical Blvd., Suite 200


(239) 566-3434

Diagnostic Radiology

Christopher Wey II

6160 Pine Ridge Road


(239) 649-1662


Colin Kanar

11983 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 100D


(239) 593-0918 

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Connie E Alford Bartruff

1265 Creekside Parkway, Suite 202


(239) 687-5600

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

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