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Best OB/GYNs in {and near} Sarasota

Disclaimer: Medical decisions are extremely personal, and we encourage everyone to do their own research in choosing a doctor. Additionally, this list is in no way an endorsement of any type of provider nor any specific hospital. We copied the quotes verbatim from our Facebook page and are unable to verify accuracy of the providers’ personalities or their ability to perform specific procedures.

We are often asked for our recommendations on OB/GYNs in the Sarasota area, and we usually turn to our wonderful readers {like you} through our Facebook page to get additional input. We have taken those recommendations, along with our own, and compiled a list of Obstetricians/Gynecologists for all the pregnant and soon-to-be pregnant women in and around Sarasota. To help you decide from this vast list of options, we have included a few of our readers’ quotes about their favorite doctors.

Lakewood Ranch Medical

OB-GYN Women’s Center of Lakewood Ranch

Dr. Jorge E. Alvarez

**Dr. Jennifer R. McCullen “She has been absolutely amazing to me.” “She has the warmest personality. I can’t complain about any of the nurses/OBGYNs I’ve seen at LWR.”

Edgardo J. Aponte

M. Joanne Bevers, Midwife

Therese E. Goode, Physician Assistant 

Jill S. Miller, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner


Premier OB/GYN

Dr. Aaron Sudbury “Diagnosed a difficult to figure out condition of mine. It’s not fun and he has been very good and compassionate on the journey.”

Dr. Maria Lin “I always felt like my daughter and I were in good hands.”

Dr. Holly Shen “Dr. Lin and (Dr.) Shen are fantastic and supportive.”


Manatee Memorial

West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Michele Lemay

Dr. Karen Matta-Toomey

Dr. John David Hansill “He has a great personality, takes the time to listen to you and makes sure every part of the exam or necessary treatment is fully understood.”

Dr. Rosabelle Campos


Sarasota Memorial

Advanced Gynecology and Obstetrics

**Dr. John E. “Jack” Sullivan, Jr. “Extremely personalized care!” “He is very pro life and large family friendly. Excellent surgeon and caring doctor.”  “As a nurse, he also communicates well with nurses which is major in patient care.”

Dr. Greg Damery

Constance Lewis, Nurse Practitioner


First Physicians Group

Dr. Ruth Y. Dyal

**Dr. Michael S. Finazzo “He put my babies’ health first, and he doesn’t take risks. He is all about making sure you have a healthy baby. Plus, he’s hilarious!” “The best of the best!” “His care and compassion.”

Dr. Kathryn Gard

**Dr. Kelly J. Hamel “She’s always smiling and is happy to see her patients. She makes sure she’s there to deliver her own patients, even on her days off.” “She was so reassuring and comforting.”

Dr. Julianne Kenton-Haney “Wonderful, supportive, caring and takes good care of you.”

Dr. Kristen Shepherd

Dr. Michael M. Shroder “Great for high risk and female issues. Does amazing surgery.”

Dr. Greg A. Towsley

Diane Dabringhaus and Carrie L. Grubb, Nurse Practitioners


Gulf Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Gary W. Easterling

Dr. Deanna Doyle

Dr. Richard B. Jamison “He was supportive, calm and genuine.”

**Dr. Kyle L. Garner “I’ve never felt so comfortable and cared for by any other doctor. They (Garner and Jamison) take the time to listen and answer all questions and talk with you. I’d recommend them every time.” “Dr Garner is one of a kind. . He addresses all concerns thoroughly and in a non-biased fashion, always looking at what’s in the patient’s best interest. He is extremely well read and up on all the latest research and explains things fully.”

Dr. Margaux Manuel “Gulf Coast Obstetrics and Gynecology is wonderful! I see Dr. Manuel who is great. I’ve also seen all of the midwives, who are all equally as good. I felt comfortable asking questions and was always given expert advice throughout my pregnancy.”


Sarasota OB/GYN Associates

**Dr. Wayne A. Cohen “He’s funny and has a great bedside manner. He was supportive for my successful VBAC and we just love him!” “They are thorough, they are personal, they care about you and your individual needs.”

Dr. Evelyn Santiago

Dr. Katrina Davis

Beth Hinkelman, Elizabeth Gutierrez, Paulina Lamb, Nurse Practitioners

Allison Cornoyer, Rachel Stall, Midwives 


Swor Women’s Care

Dr. Swor

Dr. Kelly-Anne Shedd-Hartman (Dr. KASH) “She is so sweet and easy to talk to. Never felt rushed during a visit.”


University Park OB/GYN

**Dr. Shawn Stephens “Everyone treats you like family.” “He delivered my last 2 babies, both high risk and all went so smooth.”

Holli Askren and Sharon Lytle, Midwives “They have incredible bedside manner, they work well together and apart, and you feel like family there! The staff is courteous and helpful and remember you… you’re not just another patient there!”


Birthing Centers

Rosemary Birthing Home

Birthways Family Birth Center


** The Six Most Recommended OB/GYNs from an online poll on the Sarasota Moms Blog Facebook page.

Don’t see your favorite doctor listed? Leave their name in the comments or email info {at} sarasotamomsblog {dot} com, and we will add them to the list.

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3 Responses to Best OB/GYNs in {and near} Sarasota

  1. Holly October 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm #


  2. Christina October 24, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    Lakewood Ranch OB/GYN- Dr. Jennifer Swanson

    I have been seeing Dr. Swanson’s for 4 years. Any question or problem I have she has been able to answer. She is on time with her appts and if I need any outside testing or referrals her staff takes care of them! Great doctor and staff!!

  3. Trece October 26, 2017 at 5:40 am #

    Dr Swanson delivered my one and only son and it was the best experience I ever had. She was amazing from start to finish. That was 7 years ago but for the last 3 years I have been working as one of her nurses (for Dr King) and they are both professional, kind, caring and awesome at what they do. We also have another doctor and nurse practitioner that makes our team even better and stronger than before. In a recent review we were called the Disney World of OBGYN’s.

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