DeCapua, PA-C

 

Ralph also sees patients at the General Surgery office at Medical Arts, Suite #310. To set an appointment at that location, contact the office below. 

1950 Arlington St., Ste. 310
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 917-6300

Saad, 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 Medical Hospitalists employ board certified internal medicine and family practice 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.  Whether your hospital stay follows treatment in the emergency room or your stay was recommended by your personal physician, our hospitalists work onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure patients receive the highest quality care.

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.

Wong, MD

 

Medical Director, Sarasota Memorial Rehabilitation Services

Dr. Wong is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with a subspecialty in Brain Injury Medicine. She provides a full spectrum of physical and neurological rehabilitation services, creating a personalized rehabilitation plan for her patients. As Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services, Dr. Wong oversees the care of patients admitted to Inpatient Rehabilitation at Sarasota Memorial’s Rehabilitation Pavilion.

Her practice and specialty focus include:

  • Brain Injury Medicine
  • Neuro-rehabilitation for stroke, trauma, and neurological disorders

Kun, 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 Medical Hospitalists employ board certified internal medicine and family practice 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.  Whether your hospital stay follows treatment in the emergency room or your stay was recommended by your personal physician, our hospitalists work onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure patients receive the highest quality care.

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.

Sutherland, MD

 

Dr. Sutherland is board-certified in Neurology and has practiced in Sarasota since 2002. He directs a specialty clinic for Parkinson’s patients while also serving as a clinical assistant professor of Neurology with Florida State University. He has been teaching medical students since 1987 and earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at FSU prior to medical school.

His practice and specialty focus include:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dystonia and other movement disorders
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Dementia

Hanes, MD

 

Dr. Hanes is board-certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology and has practiced in Sarasota since 2004. He directs SMH’s Center for Neuromuscular Disorders, a multi-disciplinary clinic in partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for patients affected by nerve and muscle disease, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)/Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dr. Hanes also serves as a clinical assistant professor of Neurology with Florida State University.

His practice and specialty focus include:

  • Neuropathy, myopathy, myasthenia gravis, carpal tunnel syndrome, ALS and other neuromuscular disorders.
  • Diagnostic electromyography (EMG).
  • Botox for post-stroke spasticity, dystonia, tremor, and chronic migraine

Gomez de Tavarez, MD

 

Dr. Gomez de Tavarez 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 Medical Hospitalist Team

More Information about SMH Medical Hospitalists

Chomiak, MD

 

Dr. Chomiak is a well-established thoracic oncology surgeon known for utilizing state-of-the-art technologies along with innovative treatment options to offer patients multiple options for diagnosis and therapy of thoracic (chest) diseases. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

His specialties and practice focus include:

  • Thoracic Surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery and minimally-invasive techniques for benign or cancerous conditions
  • Interventional bronchoscopy for improved diagnostic and surgical techniques
  • Multidisciplinary treatment of Lung, Chest, and Mediastinal Cancers and other diseases found in the lung or mediastinum

Mayer, PA-C

 

The goal for Sarasota Memorial Observation Services is the same as yours – to get you home, safely and as soon as possible. Our care team establishes good communication- we will be seeing you frequently to ensure your needs as a patient are recognized and effectively managed. This includes keeping you and your physician updated on your personalized care plan. Please consider us your patient advocate while you’re with us in Observation – and part of your care team, as well.

Thompson, ARNP

 

The goal for Sarasota Memorial Observation Services is the same as yours – to get you home, safely and as soon as possible. Our care team establishes good communication- we will be seeing you frequently to ensure your needs as a patient are recognized and effectively managed. This includes keeping you and your physician updated on your personalized care plan. Please consider us your patient advocate while you’re with us in Observation – and part of your care team, as well.

Peak, ARNP

 

The goal for Sarasota Memorial Observation Services is the same as yours – to get you home, safely and as soon as possible. Our care team establishes good communication- we will be seeing you frequently to ensure your needs as a patient are recognized and effectively managed. This includes keeping you and your physician updated on your personalized care plan. Please consider us your patient advocate while you’re with us in Observation – and part of your care team, as well.

Yahraus, PA-C

 

The goal for Sarasota Memorial Observation Services is the same as yours – to get you home, safely and as soon as possible. Our care team establishes good communication- we will be seeing you frequently to ensure your needs as a patient are recognized and effectively managed. This includes keeping you and your physician updated on your personalized care plan. Please consider us your patient advocate while you’re with us in Observation – and part of your care team, as well.

Nunes, PA-C

 

The goal for Sarasota Memorial Observation Services is the same as yours – to get you home, safely and as soon as possible. Our care team establishes good communication- we will be seeing you frequently to ensure your needs as a patient are recognized and effectively managed. This includes keeping you and your physician updated on your personalized care plan. Please consider us your patient advocate while you’re with us in Observation – and part of your care team, as well.

Klepek, ARNP

 

The goal for Sarasota Memorial Observation Services is the same as yours – to get you home, safely and as soon as possible. Our care team establishes good communication- we will be seeing you frequently to ensure your needs as a patient are recognized and effectively managed. This includes keeping you and your physician updated on your personalized care plan. Please consider us your patient advocate while you’re with us in Observation – and part of your care team, as well.