Holden, MD



Dr. Holden serves as an orthopedic surgeon and traumatologist for Sarasota Memorial’s Level II Trauma Center. In addition to his work with the hospital’s trauma team, he also works with orthopedic surgeons in the area and accepts patient referrals for complex orthopedic conditions and procedures.

He specializes in treating patients who have suffered traumatic orthopedic injuries, including:

  • Fractures of the pelvis and long bones
  • Peri-articular fractures, post traumatic limb salvage
  • Non-union of fractures, malunion of fractures, deformity correction
  • Soft tissue defects of the lower extremity and post-traumatic infections

Zafirov, MD



Dr. Zafirov joins FPG on Monday, August 29, 2016. 

Suescun, MD, FACS



Dr. Suescun is a board-certified general surgeon who brings his distinguished military medical service to care for pediatric to adult patients in the Sarasota area. He is proficient in all aspects of general surgery including, but not limited to, endocrine, breast, hernia, foregut, thyroid, colorectal, minimally invasive, cancer and anterior spinal exposures. Dr. Suescun is a published surgical educator and fluent in Spanish.

His specialties and practice focus include:
• Gastrointestinal Surgery
• Minimally Invasive Surgery
• Breast Surgery
• Hernia Surgery
• Thyroid Surgery

Se habla Español

Nelson, DO



Dr. Nelson is part of an outpatient practice that utilizes the SMH Medical Hospitalist Program. Should you be admitted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, you may come under care of our dedicated team of onsite First Physicians Group Medical Hospitalists. This team of physicians and advanced practice providers work with your primary care physician to manage your care while in the hospital, and then communicates your hospitalization and post-discharge care after you leave the hospital. Communication between the hospitalist team and your primary care provider is streamlined with dual access to your charts in the same electronic medical record system.

Any medical issues or follow up care you may need post-discharge from the hospital should be directed back to your primary care physician. Whether your hospital stay follows treatment in the emergency room or your stay was recommended by your primary care physician, our hospitalists work onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure patients receive the highest quality care.

Meet the SMH Medical Hospitalist Team.

More Information about SMH Medical Hospitalists.

Coleman, MD



What Is A Hospitalist?
Hospitalists are one of the fastest growing medical specialties today. They are state licensed physicians who specialize in acute care medicine in a hospital setting. Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group Neuro Hospitalists employ board certified Neurologists physicians as well as advanced registered nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

What Role Do Hospitalists Take In My Care?
During your stay at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, you may come under care of our dedicated team of onsite Hospitalists who will work with your doctor to manage your care while in the hospital. Hospitalists only see patients in the hospital setting. After you leave the hospital, any medical issues or follow up care you may need should be directed back to your primary care physician.

Benefits of Hospitalist Care

  • Expedited Care: Because they work in the hospital, our Hospitalists are available around the clock to address your care needs that can arise throughout the day, speeding up clinical decision-making, and in many cases, shortening your hospital stay.
  • Coordinated Communication with Care Team: Hospitalists consult not only with you and your primary care physician, but also with other specialists and nurses involved in your care, following up on tests and treatments and ensuring that everyone stays informed and abreast of your care plan.

Who Pays for Hospitalists’ Medical Care?
Sarasota Memorial bills medical insurance directly as a courtesy to all patients. Charges are comparable to the fees patients would pay to their private physician caring for them in the hospital. Physician hospitalist fees are waived for uninsured patients who qualify for charity care.