Palliative Care, also known as Supportive Care, is coordinated, patient-centered care for those facing complicated medical problems or prolonged illness. These services are appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and are often provided in conjunction with curative treatment in order to improve the patient’s quality of life. 

Anyone struggling with a serious illness or complicated medical problem(s) related to a prolonged illness or injury can benefit from Supportive Care. 

First Physicians Group Palliative Care experts at Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Sarasota Campus provide specialized services, including:

  •       Expert relief of pain
  •       Treatment for a variety of other symptoms, such as fatigue, breathlessness, nausea, and anxiety
  •       Support during all stage of illness
  •       Guidance making complex treatment decisions
  •       Providing resources for family members
  •       Assistance setting goals and expectations for care
  •       Help managing emotional and spiritual needs

Our Team

Gross, Joshua, MD

Siddharthan, Renuka, MD

Vlahakis, Joelle, MD

Edusei, Brenda, APRN

Walker, Joni, APRN

Wilde, Michelle, APRN


Sarasota Memorial Hospital