Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at University Parkway
5350 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34243
Established to provide key outpatient medical services to the growing north Sarasota County community, the Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at University Parkway is located just minutes from I-75 — putting first-class primary care and medical services right around the corner from where you live.
Imaging services at University Parkway duplicate many of those offered at Sarasota Memorial Hospital's main campus, but the north county location is more convenient for many residents, and parking is easy. The University Parkway facility offers a certified technologist for each radiology service listed below as well as an on-site radiologist who can read the results.
- PET/CT Scans (prep instructions)
- CAT Scan
- Digital screening mammography (3D available)
- Bone density scans
Patients must have a valid order from a physician for radiology services. To verify insurance coverage for the services, please call your insurance provider. Hours for radiology services are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday -Thursday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays. To schedule an appointment for imaging services, call (941) 917-7322.
Interventional radiology (IR) offers non-surgical solutions for many conditions that once required surgery for treatment. Thanks to the minimally invasive, targeted techniques, patients experience less pain and faster recovery than they would with traditional surgery. Using X-rays, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body (usually in an artery), our board-certified interventional radiologists are able to treat the site of the disease non-surgically.
Many of the same Interventional Radiology services available at the main Sarasota Memorial campus are now available at our University Parkway care center. These include:
- Arteriography and angiography X-ray
- Balloon angioplasty
- Hemodialysis access maintenance
- Needle biopsy diagnostics for lung, liver and other cancers
- Percutaneous vertebroplasty
- Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)
- Radio-frequency (RF) ablation
- Implanting stents
- Stent-graft (Endograft)
- Uterine fibroid embolization
- Venous access catheters
- Varicocele embolization
To schedule an appointment for IR services at either location or to learn more about Interventional Radiology, call 941-917-7322.
Convenient lab testing is available on the first floor of the University Parkway facility. Blood draws (phlebotomy) are available on a walk-in basis, but all patients must have a valid order from a physician for lab testing and blood-draw services. To verify insurance coverage for the services, please call your insurance provider. Hours for lab testing and blood draws are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For information on lab testing, call (941) 917-4777.
Backed by the strength and integrity of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, First Physicians Group offers primary and specialty medical care in several locations. At the University Parkway health center, physicians board-certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics and Family Practice provide continuing, comprehensive healthcare for individuals and families—from pediatrics through geriatrics. For information or to schedule an appointment for primary care, call (941) 917-4675. The First Physicians Group also provides specialty care in Dermatology (941-917-8300) and in Obstetrics and Gynecology (941-917-7888 or 941-917-8565) at this location.
Sarasota Memorial Rehabilitation Services provide physical therapy and occupational therapy to assist patients with orthopedic, neurological, and general medical injuries and conditions. Our specially trained therapists, including a certified hand therapist, are dedicated to helping patients transition back to their normal lives through care plans designed to meet their individual rehabilitative needs and health and lifestyle goals. To schedule an appointment for Rehabilitation Services, call (941) 917-4516.