VENICE (Oct. 14, 2013) – Sarasota Memorial Health Care System opened its fourth urgent care center – and first in Venice at 997 N. US 41 Bypass – this month.
Centrally located on the Venice Bypass, the urgent care center is open seven days a week, 8 am-8 pm and staffed by Sarasota Memorial’s board certified emergency, family and internal medicine physicians.
As with all of Sarasota Memorial’s urgent care centers, on-site physicians provide immediate care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, such as fractures, sprains, lacerations and burns, as well as the common cold, sore throats, flu, ear infections, bronchitis and urinary problems.
Separate but in the same facility, an outpatient imaging center and lab is also located in the first floor of the building, offering a comprehensive array of Sarasota Memorial outpatient laboratory, including mammograms, CT, X-ray, bone density, blood draws and other laboratory testing services.
The second floor is dedicated to the new family medicine practice of Veronica Voloshinov, MD, and Christopher Jefferson, MD. Both physicians are employed by Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group (FPG), and recently relocated from FPG’s other Venice location (Lakeside Medical). Additional specialists are expected to move into the second floor later this year.
“As a public hospital, Sarasota Memorial is accountable to and committed to serving residents throughout the county – 44 percent of Sarasota County’s residents live south of Osprey – and more than 18,000 patients cared for by our First Physicians Group primary care physicians live in South County. Our new urgent care and health care center will help fill a gap in the network of outpatient care we provide in that region,” said David Verinder, Chief Operating Officer at Sarasota Memorial.
About Sarasota Memorial
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services, with more than 800,000 patient visits a year. Sarasota Memorial’s 806-bed acute care hospital has been recognized repeatedly as one of the nation’s largest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services– from urgent care clinics and physician groups, laboratory and diagnostic imaging centers, to home health and skilled nursing & rehabilitation. Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital in the Suncoast region (Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties) ever to rank in U.S. News’ “Best Hospitals” list.
About Sarasota Memorial First Physicians Group
Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group is backed by the tradition and strength of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. The group of nearly 75 primary and specialty care physicians have been carefully selected and recruited to provide the community with compassionate and comprehensive medical care. Specialties include: Internal Medicine * Dermatology * Family Practice * Perinatology * Pediatrics * Obstetrics/Gynecology * Gynecology-Oncology.
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