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Two New Medical Offices Will Open in Downtown Wellen Park By 2023

Florida Lakes Vein Center and Seymour Smiles Orthodontics will open next to retail shops, restaurants and more.

By Allison Forsyth July 12, 2022

Rendering of downtown Wellen Park.

Rendering of downtown Wellen Park.

If you're planning to move to south Sarasota County's fast-growing Wellen Park, you can expect find two new medical practices in the heart of its downtown plaza. Florida Lakes Vein Center and Seymour Smiles Orthodontics are slated to open in January 2023 as part of Wellen Park's phase one—a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-used destination with restaurants, retails shops and more.

This will be the third Florida Lakes Vein Center location in Florida; it already has offices in Venice and Sebring. The practice, run by general surgeon and vein specialist Dr. T.C. Lackey II, offers minimally invasive treatments for leg pain caused by varicose veins, spider veins and other conditions. Aesthetic treatments such as facials, massage therapy, Botox and more will also be provided.

Florida Lakes Vein Center is also one of the only teaching VenaSeal teaching facilities in Central Florida. VenaSeal is a procedure that seals off diseased veins to relieve pain. The center also offers new body contouring procedure called EmSculpt Neo—a non-invasive procedure that Lackey claims eliminates fat while burning muscle.

"[The procedure] is equivalent to doing 30,000 sit-ups in 30 minutes," said Lackey, according to a press release. "This is great for the elderly population who want to get their lifestyle back."

Also in the works: Dr. Jeffrey Seymour, an orthodontist located in Osprey, will open his second office in Wellen Park. Seymour Smiles Orthodontics offers metal and ceramic braces and clear aligners for children and adults, as well as teeth whitening. The new location will be double the size of Seymour's current practice, with five chairs in an open bay and two private treatment rooms.

The office will also have the digital technology to help diagnose orthodontic needs, including a 3D printer and high-resolution digital scanners that eliminate the need for dental impressions.

Both offices will be on the second floor of Wellen Park's downtown business plaza, with windows and terraces overlooking the 80-acre Wellen Park lake and other shops and services. Wellen Park currently has 9,500 residents and 22,500 homes within three districts: West Villages, Downtown Wellen and Playmore.

To learn more about Wellen Park, call (941) 960-7805 or visit Visit the welcome center at 12275 Mercado Drive, Venice, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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