|Gastroenterology - This regional Medical Center is assisting a busy Gastroenterology private practice in Sarasota, FL in a search for a partner to provide inpatient and outpatient coverage. Candidates must be board-certified|board-eligible in Gastroenterology. EUS|ERCP training preferred but not required.
The selected Physician will cover one Facility and provide inpatient consults. Serves a 155-bed acute and general care facility serving Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Sarasota is a city south of Tampa on Florida Gulf Coast that was once the winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Today, it hosts a number of cultural institutes, notably the Ringling Museum of Art, which showcases old masters and modern art. It is also the gateway to miles of beaches with fine sand and shallow waters, such as Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach.
The islands separating Sarasota Bay from the gulf near the city, known as keys, include Lido Key and Siesta Key, which are famous worldwide for the quality of their sandy beaches. The keys that are included in the boundary of Sarasota are Lido Key, St. Armands Key, Otter Key, Coon Key, Bird Key, and portions of Siesta Key. Previously, Siesta Key was named Sarasota Key. At one time, it and all of Longboat Key were considered part of Sarasota and confusing contemporaneous references may be found discussing them
Longboat Key is the largest key separating the bay from the gulf, but the new county line of 1921 now evenly divides it. The portion of the key that parallels the Sarasota city boundary that extends to that new county line along the bay front of the mainland was removed from the city boundaries at the request of John Ringling in the mid-1920s, who sought to avoid city taxation of his planned developments at the southern tip of the key. Although they never were completed in the quickly faltering economy, those development concessions granted by the city never were reversed and the county has retained regulation of those lands ever since.