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New Physician Joins Florida Gynecologic Oncology

Florida Gynecologic Oncology, a division of 21st Century Oncology, is pleased to announce the addition of Gynecologic Oncologist Samith Sandadi, M.D., MSc., to its practice. Florida Gynecologic Oncology provides high quality, personalized care to women with complex gynecologic problems and suspected diagnosed cancers of the female reproductive tract. Dr. Sandadi will be joining the team of distinguished physicians at Florida Gynecologic Oncology who have held, or currently hold, faculty appointments in academic departments of obstetrics and gynecology, have published hundreds of scientific papers and book chapters, and have received numerous awards for their contributions to women’s cancer care. “Dr. Sandadi’s clinical ... Read More »

NCH Healthcare System on U.S. News and World Report Top 25 List in Florida

U.S. News & World Report has released its list of top 25 medical centers in Florida. The NCH Healthcare System is the only healthcare system in Collier and Lee Counties to make the list, and is ranked #17 in Florida. The report looked at 265 hospitals in Florida. This is the 25th hospitals. The 2014-15 U.S. News and World Report national rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties from cancer to urology. NCH has been ranked “high-performing” in the following five specialties: Orthopedics, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Urology, and Geriatrics. ... Read More »

New Board at Marco Urgent Care Center

Submitted The NCH Healthcare System recently announced the election of new officers and board members for the Marco Urgent Care Center Board of Trustees. Incoming Chairman Kevin M. Fitzgerald said, “It is a privilege and an honor to serve as the chairman of this dedicated group of community leaders who strive to ensure that quality-driven, patient-centered care is provided to patients at the Marco Urgent Care Center.” In addition to Fitzgerald as chairman, Jack Patterson is the newly elected 1st vice chairman and Dick Adams, 2nd vice chairman, as well as the secretary/treasurer. Newly incoming trustees are Lisa Gandy, David ... Read More »

Neighborhood Orthopedic Care at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard


To Your Health Scott Lowe CEO, Physicians Regional-Collier Blvd One the most common reasons for a visit to our Emergency Room at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard is a very specific yet unexpected event—one that can happen to anyone at anytime: falling. According to the National Safety Council, falls are the cause of 8.9 million trips to emergency rooms in the United States each year. Furthermore, older adults are four times more likely to die as a result of a fall. The most common “fall locations” are stairs, ramps, cluttered hallways, any uneven surface, and wet and/or slippery areas such as bathroom tile, ... Read More »

Health Plus Lecture Series

The popular Health Plus Lecture Series continues at Iberia Bank!  To date, twenty three medical presentations have been made to the public through this series  which is sponsored by IberiaBank and Physicians Regional Healthcare Center.  Here is the schedule of upcoming presentations: Wednesday, January 29 Brain Attack: Treatment Options Eric Eskioglu, M.D., Neurosurgery, Vascular & Endovascular Neurosurgeon  Brian Mason, M.D., Neuro-Interventional Radiology, Endovascular Neurosurgeon Tuesday, February 11 Salt Kills Surender R. Neravetla, M.D., Heart Surgeon Tuesday, March 18 Sinus & Allergy Relief: More than Just Sniffles Leela Lavasani, M.D., Otolaryngology (ENT) Surgeon Tuesday, April 15 Memory Loss: Normal Aging or ... Read More »

Fly to see Mama Won’t Fly


The Island Theater Company has done it again. Running from April 18th through May 4th, its new show, Mama Won’t Fly, is a comedy for all ages, and sure to entertain. Written by the team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooter, Mama Won’t Fly is the story of Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt’s cross-country trip to her brother’s wedding, along with her mother and the bride-to-be. Driving from Alabama to California, because of her mother’s refusal to fly, they are in a race against time, with plenty of mishaps to slow them down. The result is a humor-filled tale ... Read More »

IBERIABANK’s Heath “PLUS” Lecture Series

IBERIABANK’s next installment of the Heath “PLUS” Lecture Series will be held on July 24th. The interaction between nutrition and medications will be the topic thoroughly covered by Dr. Mark Liberman, M.D and General Surgeon with Physicians Regional Healthcare System, partner for this important medical series. As we take more medications, we run an increased risk of harmful drug interactions and a greater risk of nutritional deficiencies that result when medications interact with certain foods. At our ages, the results of that can be devastating. Some of the most familiar medications that treat blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heartburn, pain ... Read More »

Health Plus Lecture Aims to Help Heartburn Sufferers

IBERIABANK (, a 125-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, has partnered with Physicians Regional Healthcare System to host a Health Plus Lecture aimed at addressing painful heartburn and reflux issues. General and Bariatric Surgeon, Thomas Bass, M.D., will discuss an incisionless surgery option for severe heartburn on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marco Island branch of IBERIABANK at 605 Bald Eagle Drive. Dr. Bass is fellowship trained in laparoscopic surgery and uses the latest minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. His lecture will focus on daily heartburn and other symptoms of reflux such as regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness and chest discomfort. ... Read More »

Health Plus Lecture Series Continues with Orthopaedic Surgeon, Frederick Buechel, Jr. M.D., Discussing Knee and Hip Replacement

IBERIABANK (, a 124-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, has partnered with Physicians Regional Healthcare System to host the second lecture in the Health Plus series. Frederick Buechel, Jr., M.D., a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and Director of MAKOplasty® International Destination, Training and Learning Center in Naples, FL, will speak on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marco Island branch of IBERIABANK at 605 Bald Eagle Drive. Dr. Buechel specializes in partial knee and total hip replacement surgery and is fellowship-trained in adult joint reconstruction. His presentation will include information about diagnosis and treatment advancements including MAKOplasty® joint resurfacing, an ... Read More »

Health plus lecture series hosted by Iberia Bank

Join IBERIABANK and Physicians Regional Healthcare System for an ongoing lecture series entitled Health “PLUS.” The series will feature five physicians discussing current health-related topics ranging from head to toe. The first lecture in the series will be held on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Dr. Julian J. Javier, M.D., a board certified cardiologist and vein specialist will discuss new vein treatment options. Dr. Javier brings more than 15 years of experience to the Physicians Regional Cardiology team. The lecture, along with the following four in the series, will be held at IBERIABANK at 605 Bald Eagle ... Read More »

Physicians Regional Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Healthcare System welcomes internal medicine physician, Cristina Sciavolino-Day, M.D., to Physicians Regional Medical Group. Physicians Regional Healthcare System is pleased to welcome internal medicine physician Cristina Sciavolino-Day, M.D. to Physicians Regional Medical Group, a strategic affiliate of the Healthcare System. Dr. Sciavolino-Day earned her medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY before completing a pediatric internship at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. She completed residency at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, NY. She is board certified in internal medicine and has over 10 years of primary care experience. ... Read More »