Welcome to Gulf Coast Medical Group

No matter what your health care needs may be, Gulf Coast Medical Group is ready to provide medical care at one of our many locations. Every day hundreds of Venice, Sarasota, North Port and Englewood residents and visitors choose Gulf Coast Medical Group for their health care services because of the quality, expert care, professional staff and personal attention they receive. We offer a number of convenient locations along with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This is our community, too, and we are here to take care of your family as if it were our own.

Our group accepts a wide range of health insurance plans in addition to Medicare Assignment.  For more information about Gulf Coast Medical Group and to meet our doctors and view locations, please click on the links above and to your right or call (941) 485-7711.

Gulf Coast Medical Group Primary Care Physicians Earn National Recognition

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care
through patient-clinician partnership


WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that three Gulf Coast Medical Group clinics and their physicians have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.   

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.  

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that these primary care physicians have the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”  

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, these Gulf Coast Medical Groups demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit http://recognition.ncqa.org.  


Regional Cardiac & Vascular Associates 

Gulf Coast Medical Group is pleased to announce the opening of its newest physician group practice, Regional Cardiac & Vascular Associates in Venice, FL. The group is comprised of board certified cardiologists Joseph Balzano, Edmund Bermudez, James Landis, and Steven Bradley Shoemaker. All four physicians are Fellows of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).

These skilled physicians, formerly with Florida Cardiac Consultants, have been providing cardiology services to Venice and southwest Florida for over 10 years and collectively have 50 years of cardiology experience. As a welcome addition to Gulf Coast Medical Group, this team will continue to provide personalized care striving for excellence in interventional cardiology and vascular treatment.

Regional Cardiac & Vascular Associates and their staff are highly trained to provide a wide-array of comprehensive cardiac and vascular care including nuclear and stress testing, echo cardiograms, defibrillator implantation and follow-up, cardiac catheterization and intervention, peripheral vascular disease management and intervention, holter monitoring, pacemaker checks, and a Coumadin clinic.

They will continue to be on staff at Venice Regional Bayfront Health.


Gulf Coast Medical Group has partnered with Athenahealth to provide our patients with high quality health care services. Athenahealth brings efficiency to our offices along with convenient, open access to our patients.  Athenahealth is a cloud based EHR that allows physicians to securely access patient’s medical records 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Gulf Coast Medical Group is using the Patient Portal through Athenahealth that allows patient’s access to message their physician, pay their bills and review test results that the physician has securely published to the Patient Portal.

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