We have excellent hospitals in the Suncoast area. Not only that, we also have two medical schools Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), and the Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine Sarasota Campus. Graduate medical education is also finding a foothold in the area. Manatee Memorial Hospital has a residency program for internal medicine and family practice.
Blake Medical Center will admit its first batch of internal medicine residents to is new residency program in July 2016.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Residency Program has been approved to begin in July 2017.

Hospitals in the Area

In the Greater Tampa Bay Area

Group Practice and Ambulatory Providers

  • First Physicians Group
    The ambulatory practice arm of Sarasota Memorial and the largest medical practice group in the county with more than 100 physicians in many specialties.
  • Gulf Coast Medical Group is the practice group of Venice Regional Bayfront.
  • Island Hospitalists Group provides inpatient services to Venice Regional Bayfront.
  • Intercoastal Medical Group
    With more than 85 physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physical therapists, IMG is one of the foremost larger multi practice groups in Sarasota Bradenton area. The have multiple outpatient sites in the Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota including an ambulatory surgical center, multi-site laboratory, physical therapy and imaging services. They do operate a weekend urgent care clinic for the exclusive use of their patients, plus they have their own hospitalist team.
  • Sarasota Orthopedic Associates
    A multi-physician orthopedic group in Sarasota. They have offices in the entire metro area including Venice, Bradenton and Sarasota.

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