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, 2012, and 2022)
Fellowships
  • Fellow – American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Fellow – American Academy of Emergency Medicine
Additional Experience
  • 36 years of experience working in Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Facilities
  • Level 1 Trauma Center and Trauma Medivac Helicopter flight experience
  • 33 years living and serving in the Sarasota/Bradenton area

Medical Staff

Urgent Care

Paige Barnini

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

Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander

ARNP, FNP - BC

BS - Washington State University, Pullman, WA
MSN - Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Board Certified - ANCC

Katie-Bernas

Katie Bernas

MMS, PA-C

BA - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MMS - Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Board Certified - NCCPA

Dereck

Derek Sisk

APRN, FNP-BC

BSN - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, IL
MSN - Southeast Missouri State University, MO
Board Certified - ANCC

Medical Staff

Primary Care

Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis

APRN, FNP-C

BSN - State College of Florida, Bradenton, FL
MSN - Chamberlain College of Nursing, Chicago, IL
Board Certified - AANP

Nicole Kay

Nicole Kay

APRN, FNP-C

BSN - State College of Florida, Bradenton, FL
MSN - Chamberlain College of Nursing, Chicago, IL
Board Certified - AANP

Nurses

Kelly

Kelly

RN - Nurse Manager

MSN-FNP Student- South University, Tampa Florida
BSN, Keiser University Florida
30 years Critical Care & Emergency Nursing
20 years Emergency Leadership and Education

Mandy

Mandy

RN - Nurse Manager

ASN - Keiser University, Sarasota, FL
15 Years of Emergency Nursing
13 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 Community College, Tampa, FL
2 Years of Emergency Nursing
2 Years of Cardiac Cath Lab

Melanie

RN, BSN

ASN-State College of Florida, Bradenton, FL
BSN-State College of Florida, Bradenton, FL
4 years of Medical/Surgical and Orthopedic Nursing

CT/X-Ray Technologist

Tonya

Tonya

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

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

Julie

Julie

RT (R) (CT)

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

Lauren

RT

AS - Keiser University, Sarasota, FL
ARRT
5 Years of Radiology Experience

Office Staff

Urgent Care

Brittnee

Brittnee

Office Staff Lead

Braden River High School Graduate
Attending State College of Florida - Health Services Administration Bachelor Program

Victoria

Victoria

Office Staff

Lakewood Ranch High School Graduate
Attending State College of Florida - Health Services Administration Bachelor Program

Ashley

Ashley

Office Staff

Lakewood Ranch High School Graduate
Attending State College of Florida - Focusing on Political Science

Alexis

Alexis

Office Staff

Lennard High School Graduate
Attending Galen College of Nursing - Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program

Kayla

Kayla

Office Staff

Braden River High School Graduate
Attending State College of Florida - Focusing on Physical Therapy

Office Staff

Primary Care

Yesenia

Yesenia Adkins

ALF Coordinator

MA - Manatee Technical College- Medical Assistant & Phlebotomist Program

Medical Assistants

Wendy

Wendy

Medical Assistant

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

Amanda

Amanda

Medical Assistant

Southeast High School Graduate
Attending the University of South Florida - Focusing on Biology/Pre-Med

Billing

Maria

Maria

Billing Director

AA-Keiser University, Sarasota, FL
9 years experience in Revenue Cycle Management

Sue

Sue

Billing Coordinator

B.S. Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Certified in Medical Billing and Coding
20 years of experience

Kim

Kim

Billing Coordinator

Ross Medical Education Center, Fort Wayne, IN
10 Years Medical Billing Experience
20 years of experience

Community Relations

Christine

Christine

Director of Community Relations and Business Development

10+ Years of Healthcare Marketing Experience