MEDICAL DIRECTOR

J. Albert Avila, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Medical School

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Emergency Medicine Residency

The University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA

   Aeromedical Experience

New England Life Flight, Worcester, MA

Academic Experience
  • Assistant Professor – Department of Emergency Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine – New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Assistant Clinical Professor – Department of Emergency Medicine
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Sarasota, FL
Administrative Experience
  • Former Assistant Director – Department of Emergency Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine – New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Former President – Sarasota Emergency Associates, PA
    Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL
Board Certifications
  • Diplomate – National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomate – American Board of Emergency Medicine
    (Certified 1992, Re-Certified 2002, Re-Certified 2012)
Fellowships
  • Fellow – American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Fellow – American Academy of Emergency Medicine
Additional Experience
  • 30 years of experience working in Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Facilities
  • Level 1 Trauma Center and Trauma Medivac Helicopter flight experience
  • 27 years living and serving in the Sarasota/Bradenton area

Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

Christine

Christine Ward

ARNP, FNP - BC

BS - Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
MSN - Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Board Certified - ANCC
Certified Hyperbaric Clinical Practitioner

Julianna

Julianna Pennucci

MS, PA-C

BS - Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
MS - Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certified - NCCPA

Julie

Julie Sabin

ARNP, FNP - BC

BS - Mac Murray College, Jacksonville, FL
MSN - Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
Board Certified - ANCC
MEPN Instructor

Paige

Paige Barnini

MS, PA-C

BS - University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
MS - Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Board Certified - NCC PA
Certified D.O.T. Examiner

Nurses

Kelly

Kelly

RN - Nurse Manager

ASN - St. Francis University, Fort Wayne, IN
27 Years of Emergency Nursing
20 Years of Education & Leadership

Mandy

Mandy

RN - Nurse Manager

ASN - Keiser University, Sarasota, FL
12 Years of Emergency Nursing
10 Years of Family Medicine

Danny

Danny

RN, BSN

BSN - Murray State University, Murray, KY
17 Years of Emergency Nursing
Veteran - US Air Force Reserves (Flight Nurse)
Veteran - US Army Reserves (Medic)

Lacy

Lacy

RN

ASN - Hillsborough University, Tampa, FL
2 Years of Emergency Nursing
2 Years of Cardiac Cath Lab

CT/X-Ray Technicians

Julie

Julie

RT (R) (CT)

AS - University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
ARRT/CT Certified
40 Years of Radiology Experience

Tonya

Tonya

RT (R) (CT)

AS - State College of Florida
ARRT/CT Certified
20 Years of Radiology Experience

Carrie

Carrie

RT (R) (CT) (MR) (CV) (M)

AS - State College of Florida
ARRT/CT Certified
29 Years of Radiology Experience

Michele

Michele

RT (R) (CT)

BS - University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
ARRT/CT Certified
35 Years of Radiology Experience

Office Staff

Teri

Teri

Front Office

OB/GYN Office Manager - 25 years
Urgent Care Office - 3 years (Co-Manager)

Debbie

Debi

Front Office

GI Office Manager - 30 years
Urgent Care Office - 2 years (Co-Manager)

Keena

Keena

Front Office

5 Years of Experience as a Certified Medical Assistant

Mimi

Mimi

Front Office

20 Years of Experience in the Medical Field

Amanda

Amanda

Front Office

BA - Health Services Administration, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
2 Years of Experience in the Medical Field

Ashley

Ashley

Front Office

AS - Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
7 Year of Experience in the Medical Field