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Intercoastal Medical Group

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June 3, 2017
Intercoastal Medical Group Brings Highest Level of Imaging Technology to the Area
Only One of Two Installations in the United States 

Sarasota, FL……The next generation of imaging technology - only the second installation in the U.S. and one of six in the world - has been installed at Intercoastal Medical Group’s Hyde Park Imaging facility in Sarasota.

The new GE SIGNA Voyager 1.5T Widebore MRI allows for a new standard of patient comfort in addition to a host of important features. For the first time, this motion-free technology doesn’t require patients to hold their breath for certain studies. Another benefit is that the SIGNA Voyager offers vascular imaging that doesn’t require the use of needles or contrast dye for patients who cannot tolerate the injection of contrast dye for certain tests. Computer Assisted Diagnosis (CAD) allows technologists to identify small areas of interest otherwise undetectable by the human eye.

Breast imaging, advanced prostate imaging, advanced cardiac and vascular imaging and neurological and orthopedic specialty software are important features of this signature technology. The SIGNA Voyager is the first to include an extra-wide opening and 550-pound capacity table. The larger opening is especially beneficial for patients for whom small or enclosed spaces are limiting or frightening.

“We are so pleased to be only the second facility in the United States to offer the newest, high level of imaging technology to our patients. The highly-specialized computer assisted diagnostic abilities can literally be life-saving for many patients. The additional capabilities for Breast and Prostate MRI and new patient comfort features of this state-of-the-art equipment will mean earlier diagnoses, resulting in better treatment outcomes with much greater comfort during the testing process for patients,” notes John Steele, M.D., president of Intercoastal Medical Group.

Intercoastal Medical Group is a professional association of more than 85 physicians in more than a dozen specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with seven locations.  Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians, all of whom completed their residency training programs in either the United States or Canada. A majority of Intercoastal physicians have completed fellowship training in important specialties and sub-specialties.


Intercoastal Physicians Earn Recognition from Their Peers

Dr. Issam ‘Sam’ Soussou Receives SMH Lifetime Achievement Award; Dr. Stevens Named Chief of Staff

DECEMBER, 2016……At Intercoastal, we know that we have a truly exceptional group of physicians with whom we work every day; it is particularly gratifying, though, when our doctors’ expertise and caring are noted by the larger medical community.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s (SMH) medical staff recently honored one of Intercoastal Medical Group’s physicians for his outstanding service to the hospital and the community, elected yet another to be Chief of Staff of the hospital’s more than 900 physicians and appointed one of our cardiologists to serve on the Medical Executive Committee.

Vascular and general Issam D. Soussou, MD, was awarded the health system’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. He was selected for the award by a committee of physician leaders and recognized at Sarasota Memorial’s annual medical staff meeting in October.

Dr. Soussou, a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in vascular surgery, was honored for his “pioneering role in the health system’s vascular surgery program and his innovative contributions to patient care,” SMH said in a press release. Dr. Soussou founded the community’s first vascular lab after moving to Sarasota in 1980, and subsequently helped shape the hospital’s first vascular surgery program.

Dr. Soussou has served as a past Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff-Elect at Sarasota Memorial; he also plays an active role in several hospital committees and quality initiatives. In addition to his busy surgical practice, Dr. Soussou serves on the faculty of Florida State University’s (FSU) College of Medicine helping to educate third year medical students. In 2012 he was awarded the Stephen H. Goldman Keystone Award by the Cancer Support Community Florida Suncoast, the organization’s highest honor. The award is given to one member of the medical profession annually who “who has shown extraordinary service and commitment to the cancer community.”

Dr. Scott Stevens: SMH Chief of Staff

Intercoastal Medical Group Surgeon Scott Stevens, MD, was named chief of staff for Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH), serving as the top representative of the medical center’s more than 900 medical staff members. He succeeds Karen Hamad, MD, the wife of Intercoastal Medical Group Gynecologist Jon Yenari, MD. Dr. Stevens has been a member of SMH’s medical staff since 2005.







Dr. Ramos Named to SMH Medical Executive Committee

The hospital medical staff also installed its Medical Executive Committee for the coming year. Intercoastal Cardiologist Mark Ramos, MD, was named to the Medical Executive Committee as a member-at-large.


June 5, 2016
Intercoastal Medical Group, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement

SARASOTA, FL
……Intercoastal Medical Group and UnitedHealthcare (UHC) announced that they have reached an agreement whereby Intercoastal will continue to accept new UnitedHealthcare members and continue to treat existing UHC members. Previously, Intercoastal had announced that it was discontinuing acceptance of UHC insurance later this summer.

“We are accepting new UnitedHealthcare patients and do not anticipate any changes to our status as a network provider in the near future,” stated Intercoastal Administrator Geoffrey G. Simon, FACMPE. “We are continuing to work diligently on the documents necessary to continue our relationship with UHC.”

“We appreciate the important role Intercoastal plays as a local provider of health care services, and we are grateful to have them continue participating in our network,” said David Lewis, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Central and North Florida.

Intercoastal Medical Group is a professional association of more than 85 physicians in more than a dozen specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with seven locations.  Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians, all of whom completed their residency training programs in either the United States or Canada. A majority of Intercoastal physicians have completed fellowship training in important specialties and sub-specialties.

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.


May 16, 2016

Family Practice Physician Dr. Deborah Sauder Joins Intercoastal Medical Group Lakewood Ranch

SARASOTA, FL…. Intercoastal Medical Group has welcomed board certified Family Practice physician Deborah Sauder, M.D. to its primary care practice.

Dr. Sauder received her undergraduate degree from the University of Akron, Ohio and her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando and has been a clinical assistant professor at the Sarasota campus of Florida State University Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health since 2008.

In addition to her role as clinical assistant professor, since 2007 Dr. Sauder has worked for family practices and county and veteran's health centers in Florida, Minnesota, New Mexico and Arizona. Since 2000, Dr. Sauder has performed extensive service work with medical and dental mission organizations, delivering health care to underserved populations in various areas of Mexico and Haiti, a service she continues to provide.

“Dr. Sauder brings a unique set of skills to this area and we are very fortunate to have her join our growing Lakewood Ranch family practice group,” Intercoastal Medical Group President Dr. John M. Steele said.

Dr. Sauder is seeing patients at the Intercoastal Lakewood Ranch office, 11505 Rangeland Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34211, Bradenton, FL phone (941)907-6016.

Intercoastal Medical Group is a professional association of more than 85 physicians in more than a dozen specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with seven locations.  Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians, all of whom completed their residency training programs in either the United States or Canada. A majority of Intercoastal physicians have completed fellowship training in important specialties and sub-specialties.


March 9, 2016

Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Oludara Amole Joins Intercoastal Medical Group

SARASOTA, FL…. Intercoastal Medical Group has welcomed Internal Medicine physician Dr. Oludara Amole to its primary care practice.

Dr. Amole graduated cum laude from the University of Miami (UM), Coral Gables, FL with an undergraduate degree in biology. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. While attending UM, Dr. Amole was a patient clinical associate at the UM Diabetes Research Institute.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Amole to our Hyde Park Internal Medicine groups,” Intercoastal Medical Group President Dr. John M. Steele said.

Dr. Amole is seeing patients at the Intercoastal Hyde Park East office, 2881 Hyde Park Street, Sarasota, 34239, phone (941)366-2460.

Intercoastal Medical Group is a professional association of more than 85 physicians in more than a dozen specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with seven locations.  Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians, all of whom completed their residency training programs in either the United States or Canada. A majority of Intercoastal physicians have completed fellowship training in important specialties and sub-specialties.


January 18, 2016

Orthopedic Surgeon, Brian D. Burke, M.D., Joins Intercoastal Medical Group

SARASOTA, FL Intercoastal Medical Group announced that orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian D. Burke, FAAOS, has joined the Intercoastal Orthopedic Group.

Dr. Burke’s orthopedic surgical skills and knowledge cover all aspects of orthopedic needs, including patient-specific total knee replacement and direct anterior total hip replacement.

Dr. John M. Steele, Intercoastal Medical Group President noted that Dr. Burke brings exceptional orthopedic skills to this area. “I believe he will be an asset to the community,” says Dr. Steele.

Dr. Burke received his undergraduate degree from Fairmont State College in Fairmont, WV and his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, WV. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Florida Department of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation in Gainesville, FL. He is a Level II Orthopedic trauma surgeon and, until joining Intercoastal, was director of the Total Joint Reconstruction Service at Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg since 2011.

Dr. Burke is seeing patients at the Intercoastal Beneva Road campus, 943 S. Beneva Road, Suite #106 and the Intercoastal Lakewood Ranch office, 11505 Rangeland Parkway, Bradenton, phone (941)955-6748.

Intercoastal Medical Group is a professional association of more than 85 physicians in more than a dozen specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with seven locations.  Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians, all of whom completed their residency training programs in either the United States or Canada. A majority of Intercoastal physicians have completed fellowship training in important specialties and sub-specialties.


October 15, 2015

Pulmonologist, Critical Care Specialist Janine Mylett, MD, Joins Intercoastal Medical Group

SARASOTA, FL Intercoastal Medical Group is pleased to announce that fellowship-trained pulmonologist and critical care specialist, Janine M. Mylett, MD, has joined the Intercoastal Orthopedic Group.

“Dr. Mylett brings important and much needed skills to the area. She will be an asset to the community,”states Intercoastal Medical Group President Dr. John M. Steele.

Dr. Mylett, received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her internship and residency at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Mylett’s office is located at 3333 Cattlemen Road, Suite #104, Sarasota, 34232. Phone: (941)379-1799.

Intercoastal Medical Group is a professional association of more than 85 physicians in more than a dozen specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with seven locations.  Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians, all of whom completed their residency training programs in either the United States or Canada. A majority of Intercoastal physicians have completed fellowship training in important specialties and sub-specialties.


 

 September 24, 2015

Jason Collins, MD, Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon, Joins Intercoastal Medical Group

 SARASOTA, FL Intercoastal Medical Group is pleased to announce that fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Jason Collins, MD, has joined the Intercoastal Orthopedic Group. Dr. Collins is seeing patients at Intercoastal’s Lakewood Ranch office, 11505 Rangeland Parkway, Bradenton and at the Beneva campus, 943 S. Beneva Road, Suite 106, Sarasota.

“We are happy to welcome Dr. Collins and his orthopedic surgery skills to our practice,” states Intercoastal Medical Group President Dr. John M. Steele. “He brings excellent surgical skills utilizing the most current technologies and techniques, especially in the area of sports medicine, to the group, our patients and to the area. He will be an asset to the community.”

Dr. Collins, a native of Fort Myers, FL, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases and a surgery fellowship at the UHZ Sports Medicine Institute in Miami.

Intercoastal Medical Group is a professional association of more than 85 physicians in more than a dozen specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with seven locations.  Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians, all of whom completed their residency training programs in either the United States or Canada. A majority of Intercoastal physicians have completed fellowship training in important specialties and sub-specialties.



Jessica M. Thomas

SARASOTA, FL Intercoastal Medical Group is pleased to announce that board certified family practice physician Dr. Jessica M. Thomas has joined the Intercoastal Family Practice (IFP). Dr. Thomas is seeing patients at IFP located at 943 S. Beneva Road, Suite 204 in Sarasota.

“We are very happy to welcome Dr. Thomas to our practice,” states Intercoastal Medical Group President Dr. John M. Steele. “She brings excellent clinical skills to our practice, our patients and to the area. She will be an asset to the community, as well.”

Dr. Thomas received her medical degree from Mercer University in Macon, Ga. and completed her residency at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Tenn. She is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

In addition to her medical skills, Dr. Thomas brings an extensive background in community service and volunteer work. A sports enthusiast, she has participated in cross country and swimming competitions and is looking forward to running on the beach and competing in area races.

Intercoastal Medical Group is a professional association of more than 85 physicians in more than a dozen specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with seven locations. Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians, all of whom completed their residency training programs in either the United States or Canada. A majority of Intercoastal physicians have completed fellowship training in important specialties and sub-specialties.


Kevin P. Lipscomb, MD

SARASOTA, FL Intercoastal Medical Group is pleased to announce an association with Kevin P. Lipscomb, MD. He is board certified in family medicine and his offices will be located at our Lakewood Ranch facility as of April 2015.

“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Lipscomb to our practice,” states Intercoastal Medical Group President Dr. John M. Steele. “He provides a great combination of top-notch clinical education, knowledge, and experience with a strong belief in providing community-based care.”

Dr. Lipscomb received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He completed his residency at Northeast Iowa Family Practice Residency in Waterloo, Iowa.

Dr. Lipscomb is located at Intercoastal Medical Group’s Lakewood Ranch building at 11505 Rangeland Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34211. He can be reached at (941) 907-6016.

Intercoastal Medical Group is a professional association of more than 85 physicians in more than a dozen specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with seven locations. Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians, all of whom completed their residency training programs in either the United States or Canada. A majority of Intercoastal physicians have completed fellowship training in important specialties and sub-specialties.


Robert Lee Browning IV, MD

March 2, 2015

SARASOTA, FL Board-certified surgeon Robert Lee Browning IV, MD, has joined Intercoastal Medical Group. Dr. Browning provides comprehensive general surgical care at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Intercoastal’s Ambulatory Surgery Center on Cattlemen Road.

“The addition of Dr. Browning to our surgical group and to our Lakewood Ranch office is a reflection of our commitment to provide important, high quality medical care to this area’s growing population,” notes Intercoastal Medical Group President Dr. John M. Steele. “We are pleased to welcome such a highly skilled medical professional who brings experience and expertise to our group.”

A native of Arcadia, Dr. Browning received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at University of Florida (UF) Shands Hospital in Gainesville where he received the Outstanding Surgical Resident Teaching Award and the Academic Award for General Surgery Residency. He also received the UF Ray Bierstedt Memorial Award, given to the outstanding surgical intern of the year.

Dr. Browning is located at Intercoastal Medical Group’s Lakewood Ranch building at 11505 Rangeland Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34211. He can be reached at (941) 362-8662.

Intercoastal Medical Group is a professional association of more than 85 physicians in more than a dozen specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with seven locations. Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians, all of whom completed their residency training programs in either the United States or Canada. A majority of Intercoastal physicians have completed fellowship training in important specialties and sub-specialties.

Urgent Care

Weekend Care  

Now Open in 2 Locations
When you need immediate care for an illness or injury, Intercoastal Medical Group offers existing PRIMARY CARE patients the choice of two weekend clinics with same-day appointments. AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED. Please call ahead to schedule; schedulers begin answering phones at 8:00 a.m.

At Hyde Park
2881 Hyde Park Street, 2nd Floor, Sarasota, FL 34239
Saturday and Sunday. (941) 366-2460. Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.*, Sundays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.*

At Lakewood Ranch II

11715 Rangeland Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34211
Saturdays only. (941) 538-0015: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.*

*We may close any time after 1:00 p.m. depending upon volume, so be sure to call ahead.

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