OPENING July 2017
A Residency Practice Providing Comprehensive Team-Based Care
Sarasota Memorial Internal Medicine – Newtown is a group physician practice that will offer comprehensive, coordinated care and accessible services to patients over the age of 18.
The practice will be staffed by resident physicians training under the direct supervision of experienced and board-certified Internal Medicine physicians serving as the faculty of Florida State University College of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency at Sarasota Memorial. Residents are doctors who completed medical school and are continuing training in their chosen specialty, in this case Internal Medicine.
The Internal Medicine practice will offer a full range of primary and preventive care, including:
- Physicals, annual exams and adult vaccinations
- Care for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, thyroid disease and pulmonary disease.
- Care for acute illness, such as the flu, pneumonia, ear and fungal infections
- Counseling regarding your health and lifestyle concerns, including pharmacy and nutrition consults.
Service Hours & Appointments
The practice will open July 1, 2017, with 13 resident physicians and supervising Sarasota Memorial physicians staffing the office on a weekly rotation. Patients also will have access to a multi-disciplinary team of providers, including registered dietitians, pharmacy residents and social workers, who will work together to ensure you receive the care you need to maximize your overall health and well being.
Services will be provided from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays by appointment. The office is not a walk-in clinic and does not offer urgent or emergency medical care. Limited same-day appointments will be available.
Insurance & Financial Assistance
The Internal Medicine Practice accepts most commercial insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. Sarasota Memorial is proud to serve our community with affordable health care by providing free and discounted care to uninsured and underinsured patients in need.
Patient Centered, Team-Based Approach
Our residents work closely with attending faculty physicians throughout their three years of training. As a patient of Sarasota Memorial Internal Medicine – Newtown, that means more than one physician will be guiding and advising you on your health care. Residents generally have more time to spend with patients, while supervising physicians review each case. Resident physicians gain medical experience through interactions with patients and critical feedback, fostering personal and professional growth.
Our attending physicians are board certified in Internal Medicine, experienced members of Sarasota Memorial’s medical staff and individually selected to serve as faculty of our Internal Medicine Residency. Each resident is assigned an attending faculty physician who supervises and guides the decisions and care provided by each resident at every visit.
Wilhelmine Wiese-Rometsch, MD, FACP
Associate Professor, FSU College of Medicine
Associate Program Director
Karen Hamad, MD, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU College of Medicine
Past Chief of Staff, Sarasota Memorial Hospital
We appreciate your interest in the Sarasota Memorial Internal Medicine – Newtown. For non-urgent questions about the practice or the Internal Residency program, call (941) 917-7799 or email: Katie-Axiotis@smh.com.
About the FSU College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program
Residencies are standard training programs that every physician completes after graduating medical school and before practicing medicine independently. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has accredited the FSU College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sarasota Memorial with commendation. During their three years of training, residents have the opportunity to rotate through all of the disciplines in general internal medicine under the supervision of top-notch physicians, researchers and medical educators, and participate in the care of patients in the hospital, nursing homes, community physician offices and clinics, and specialty practices. Click here for more information about the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sarasota Memorial.