Top Docs

Top Doctors 2022

Whether you’re hunting for a general physician to check in with once a year, or in need of a specialist who can treat your specific condition, our annual list of the area’s top doctors is where your health care search should start.

05/20/2022

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are Some Natural Alternatives to Painkillers?

Next time you need relief, try one of these options.

05/18/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Children's Health

Safe Children Coalition Launches New Program to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

The program is federally funded through the Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act and focused on substance exposed/affected newborns and their families.

05/12/2022 Photography by Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

It's National Minority Health Month. How Can We Support Communities of Color?

Sarasota's Multicultural Health Institute offers several ways to get involved.

04/27/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Here's What to Expect When Getting Your Second Covid-19 Booster

Sarasota residents who've already gotten it share their experience.

04/13/2022 By Samantha Lane

Health News

Physician Opens New 'Culinary Medicine' Practice in Sarasota

Dr. Sneha Pallegar is board-certified in internal medicine.

04/07/2022 By Staff

The Pandemic

A Second Covid-19 Booster is Now Available to Those Age 50 and Older

On Tuesday, March 29, the FDA approved a second Covid-19 booster of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for people age 50 and older. Here's where to get it in Sarasota.

03/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Where to Get Pfizer's Covid Drug in Sarasota-Manatee

The antiviral drug made by Pfizer called Paxlovid is available by prescription only and can get picked up at one of these local pharmacies.

03/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are the Best New Thyroid Disease Treatments Available in Sarasota?

Dr. Ralph Tufano was the first doctor in the U.S. to complete a scarless thyroid surgery. He explains more treatment options here.

03/02/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

If You're on Medicare Part B, You Can Get Up to Eight Free Covid Tests Per Month

Tests can be sent to your home, or you can pick them up at local Medicare-approved health clinics.

02/22/2022 By Samantha Lane

Listening to Black Voices

Dr. Lisa Merritt on Epigenetics, Access and Equity in Health Care

"Be purposeful, tell the truth, and elucidate what the issues are—and, at the same time, come ready with solutions and strategies."

01/11/2022 By Heather Dunhill

The Tipping Point

Will Florida Join Other States in Restricting Access to Abortion?

With a GOP-dominated legislature in an election year in Florida, abortion access is poised to change. To what extent is the big question.

01/01/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Sponsored Content

What Is Compounding & Why Does Personalized Medication Matter?

Patients often have a better response to customized dosages that are “just what the doctor ordered.”

12/21/2021 By Gerry Letendre, RPh, MBA, CHt

Code Blue

Palmetto Middle Schooler Creates Life-Saving 'Code Blue' App

Thirteen-year-old Jace Billingsley's Code Blue App helps doctors and nurses save lives of patients in cardiac arrest.

12/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

Is Sarasota County Testing For the Omicron Variant?

So far, no cases have been detected in Sarasota or in Florida, and health officials say demand for vaccines is high.

12/06/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are Some Common Myths About Alzheimer's Disease?

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Here are what researchers say are the top five myths about living with the disease.

11/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Opens New Venice Hospital

Construction of the new facility is complete. It will begin accepting patients this month.

11/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Sarasota Health Department Named 'Age-Friendly Public Health System'

It's the first local health department in the nation to receive the recognition.

11/08/2021 By Staff

Sponsored Content

Looking for Long-Term Weight-Loss Solutions?

The Blend Institute and new team member Emily Goodyear offer the patient-focused, integrative medicine approach that can lead to weight-loss success.

11/01/2021

Covid News

Should You Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot?

Booster shots are now approved for anyone age 18 and older—here's what you need to know.

11/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth