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To help you find the best for medical care, we partnered with Castle Connolly Medical, a national medical research firm. Castle Connolly Medical compiles listings of top doctors throughout the United States, seeking nominations from physicians and other medical professionals and vetting every nominee’s credentials and career histories. Doctors cannot nominate themselves, and they do not—and cannot—pay to be included on the list.

While the physicians listed here are among the best in our area, other excellent doctors practice here, and choosing the right one is a personal decision that should be based on more than any one ranking. We hope this list provides a useful starting point for your search.  

Cardiovascular Disease 

George T. Abernathy 

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

395 Commercial Court, Suite B, Venice 

(941) 488-7333

Echocardiography, nuclear stress testing, cardiovascular imaging

 

Edmund A. Bermudez

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Regional Cardiac & Vascular Associates

600 Nokomis Ave. S., Suite 203, Venice

(941) 486-6979

Interventional cardiology, heart failure, coronary artery disease 

 

Kenneth W. Pfahler

Englewood Community Hospital

Cardiology Center of Englewood

601 Medical Drive, Englewood

(941) 475-5621

Heart attack, atrial fibrillation, heart disease in athletes, heart failure 

 

Dermatology 

Joshua M. Newman 

Center for Sight

1360 E. Venice Ave., Venice 

(941) 488-2020

Cosmetic dermatology, skin cancer

 

Olga Ulitsky

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Wasserman Ulitsky Dermatology

1111 Avenida Del Circo, Venice

(941) 484-8222

Dermatologic surgery, skin cancer, cosmic dermatology

 

Justin R. Wasserman

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Wasserman Ulitsky Dermatology

1111 Avenida Del Circo, Venice 

(941) 484-8222

Dermatologic surgery, dermatopathology 

 

Diagnostic Radiology

Charles J. Davenport

Venice Regional Bayfront Health 

Radiology Associates of Venice & Englewood

512 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice

(941) 488-7781

 

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Laura Rainer

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Gulf Coast Medical Group – Endocrinology 

1700 E. Venice Ave., Suite A, Venice

(844) 366-9362

Diabetes, adult and pediatric 

 

Family Medicine 

Joseph S. Chrillo Jr. 

Millennium Physician Group

190 W. Dearborn St., Englewood

(941) 474-3359

 

David J. Gooding

Millennium Physician Group

190 W. Dearborn St., Englewood

 

Kevin J. Miller

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Paradise Family Healthcare

1101 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 108, Venice

(941) 488-2332

Addiction medicine

 

Gastroenterology 

Anthony DiTomaso

Englewood Community Hospital,

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

Gulf Comprehensive Gastroenterology

2061 Englewood Road, Suite 5, Englewood

(941) 473-8881

Endoscopy

 

Robert H. Felman

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Creekside Gastroenterology

1041 Ridgewood Ave., Venice 

(941) 484-3557

 

Geriatric Medicine 

Deven M. Dave

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Gulf Coast Medical Group

2446 Laurel Road N., Venice

(941) 218-6200

 

Hand Surgery 

David Chan

Venice Regional Bayfront Health,

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Suncoast Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

1790 E. Venice Ave., Suite 102, Venice

(941) 485-1505

Hand and wrist surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, Dupuytren’s contracture 

 

Hematology

Mehnaz A. Junagadhwalla

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

901 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice

(941) 484-3531

 

Infectious Disease

James E. Knapp

Venice Regional Bayfront Health,

Englewood Community Hospital

406 N. Indiana Ave., Suite 9, Englewood

(941) 475-3980

Wound care 

 

Internal Medicine 

Catherine Anne Fedako

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Gulf Coast Medical Group

2446 Laurel Road N., Venice

(941) 218-6200

 

Keith B. Johnson

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Gulf Coast Medical Group

1370 E. Venice Ave., Suite 202, Venice

(941) 480-0500

 

Medical Oncology 

Robin Lifton

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

901 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice

(941) 484-3531

 

Noel A. Maun

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

901 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice

(941) 484-3531

 

Neurological Surgery 

John R. Cassidy

Sarasota Memorial Hospital,

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Neurosurgical Associates Cassidy & Guerin

842 Sunset Lake Blvd, Suite 302, Venice

(941) 484-3404

Brain surgery, spinal surgery

 

Christopher Guerin

Sarasota Memorial Hospital,

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Neurosurgical Associates Cassidy & Guerin

842 Sunset Lake Blvd, Suite 302, Venice

(941) 484-3404

Brain tumors, spinal surgery Neurology 

 

Allen M. Lifton

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

The Neurology Center

200 Capri Isles Blvd., suite 7D, Venice

(941) 485-2220

Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

Gina Arabitg

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

Gynecology of Venice

241 Nokomis Ave. S., Suite A, Venice

(941) 485-9941

Gynecology only, robotic surgery 

 

Michael J. Wolpmann

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, 

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Bayside Gynecology

959 E. Venice Ave., Venice

(941) 485-5700

Gynecology only, gynecologic surgery, women’s health

 

Ophthalmology 

John Fezza

Center for Sight

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

1360 Venice Ave.

(941) 488-2020

 

David Shoemaker

Center for Sight

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

1360 Venice Ave.

 (941) 925-2020

 

Dee Stephenson

Stephenson Eye Associates

200 Palermo Place, Venice

(941) 485-1121

Cataract surgery, anterior segment surgery, 

LASIK-refractive surgery

 

Orthopaedic Surgery

Derek J. Cuff

Venice Regional Bayfront Health, 

Englewood Community Hospital

Suncoast Orthopeadic Surgery & Sports Medicine

836 Sunset Lake Blvd., Building A, Suite 205, Venice

(941) 485-1505

Shoulder and elbow surgery

 

Julio Gonzalez

Venice Regional Bayfront Health,

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

Orthopaedic Center of Venice

241 Nokomis Ave. S., Suite B, Venice

(941) 485-3302

Hip and knee replacement, sports injuries

 

William L. Mehserle

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, 

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

1525 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 602, Venice

(941) 497-2663

Knee surgery, hip surgery, shoulder surgery, minimally invasive surgery

 

Otolaryngology

Michael L. Patete

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Ear. Nose, Throat & Sinus Center

213 Palermo Place, Venice 

(941) 485-7783

Head and neck cancer and surgery, sinus disorders 

 

Pediatrics 

John W. Wassenaar

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

First Physicians Group

929 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 101, Osprey

(941) 917-4700

 

Joseph S. Yeh

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

First Physicians Group

929 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 101, Osprey

(941) 917-4700

 

Plastic Surgery

Charles L. Rodriguez

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Riverchase Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

329 Nokomis Ave. S 

(941) 488-7727

 

Pulmonary Disease

Donald Arents

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Pulmonary Medicine of Venice

219 Palermo Place, Venice

(941) 484-5864

Emphysema and asthma, sleep disorders/apnea

 

Laura C. Barber

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Gulf Coast Pulmonology Associates

209 Palermo Place, Venice

(941) 488-1906

Pulmonary hypertension

 

David K. Denholm

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Gulf Coast Pulmonology Associates

209 Palermo Place, Venice

(941) 488-1906

Sleep disorders/apnea, lung cancer, critical care 

 

Radiation Oncology

Stephen J. Patrice

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

21st Century Oncology

901 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice

(941) 485-8455

Stereotactic radiosurgery, brain tumors, lung cancer

 

Surgery

Joseph E. Chebli

Venice Regional Bayfront Health,

Brandon Regional Hospital

Venice Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

1370 E. Venice Ave., Suite 208, Venice

(941) 209-4646

Bariatric/obesity surgery, laparoscopic surgery

 

Issam A. Halaby

Venice Regional Bayfront Health, 

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

Surgical Associates of Venice & Englewood

436 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice

(941) 488-7742

 

David A. Napoliello

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

411 Commercial Court, Suite G

(941) 486-6084

Minimally invasive surgery

 

Bryan L. Smith

Venice Regional Bayfront Health,

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

Surgical Associates of Venice & Englewood

5741 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 320, Sarasota

(941) 488-7742

 

Christopher M. Willkomn

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

Surgical Associates of Venice & Englewood

436 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice

(941) 488-7742

 

Urology

Gregory M. Lomas

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

RTR Urology

842 Sunset Lake Blvd., Suite 403, Venice

(941) 485-3351

Prostate benign disease, kidney stones

 

Thomas J. Ruane

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

RTR Urology

842 Sunset Lake Blvd, Suite 403, Venice

(941) 485-3351

 

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Sergio L. Selva

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Radiology Associates of Venice & Englewood

512 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice

(941) 488-7781

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