THE VILLAGES – When Jeff Lowenkron, MD, joined USF Health in January 2012 after working in the mid-Atlantic states for 17 years, refining ways for an integrated care delivery model to succeed, it seemed like a natural fit for him to mold the nation’s first true university-community partnership.

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USF Physicians’ Group CEO explains how The Villages’ model is setting a new standard of care

THE VILLAGES – When Jeff Lowenkron, MD, joined USF Health in January 2012 after working in the mid-Atlantic states for 17 years, refining ways for an integrated care delivery model to succeed, it seemed like a natural fit for him to mold the nation’s first true university-community partnership.

By LYNNE JETER

Exploring Safer Lithium Therapy

USF Health researchers release preclinical study on toxicity, discovery of viable option

 

Reflux KO

Torax Medical rolls out LINX procedure for GERD patients to select specialists

 

LYNNE JETER

TAVR Comes to Bradenton’s Blake Medical Center

In an effort to keep up with cutting edge technology (pun intended) physicians at the Heart and Valve Institute at Bradenton’s Blake Medical Center (BMC) recently began implementation of the Sapien Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for patients experiencing severe senile aortic valve stenosis.

 

By WENDY R. LEVINE

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Joelle Angsten, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Tidewell Hospice

 

SARASOTA - When Joelle Angsten began working at Tidewell Hospice in 2006, time was not on her side. She was coming off seven years in primary care practice, first at First Physicians Group and then at the North County Health Center, and she had three children , 10, 7 and 2, who needed more of her time.

 

By JEFF WEBB

April 2014

TEACHING HOSPITAL APPROVED for HIGHLY SPECIALIZED ADULT KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PROGRAM

 

Largo Medical Center is proud to announce it has been approved to offer one of the most highly specialized adult kidney transplant programs on the west coast of Florida.  The program will serve the state’s Transplantation Area 2 comprised of 13 counties*.

 

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