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

Medical Staff

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

Katie

Katie Rasmussen

PH-C, MS, PA-C

BS - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
MS - Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Board Certified - NCC PA

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

Jason

Jason

RT (R) (CT)

AS- Union County College, Cranford, NJ
ARRT/CT Certified
6 Years of Radiology Experience

Office Staff

Ashley

Ashley

Office Staff Supervisor

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

Teri

Teri

Case Management Coordinator

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

Debbie

Debi

Office Staff

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

Mimi

Mimi

Office Staff

20 Years of Experience in the Medical Field

Keena

Keena

Office Staff

5 Years of Experience as a Certified Medical Assistant

Amanda

Amanda

Office Staff

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

Brittnee

Office Staff

Braden River High School Graduate
Attending State College of Florida - Focusing on Health Care

Michelle

Michelle

Office Staff

BS (Business Administration) Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
2 Years of Experience in the Medical Field

Medical Assistants

Niki

Niki

Medical Assistant

EMT - Manatee Technical College
Paramedic - Manatee Technical College
Working in the Emergency Medical Field since 2015

Wendy

Wendy

Medical Assistant

Manatee Technical College - Medical Assistant & Phlebotomist Program
5 Years of Experience as a Certified Medical Assistant