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Sarasota Memorial Welcomes new OB/GYN specialist

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SARASOTA (Sept. 7, 2011) –Sarasota Memorial Health Care System welcomed a new OB/GYN physician into its First Physician Group (FPG) network. On Monday, Kristen Shepherd, MD, joined the obstetrics/gynecology practice of Drs. Ruth Dyal, Kelly Hamel, Neil Pollack, Michael Shroder and Greg Towsley, at 1921 Waldemere Street, Suite 802 (Waldemere Medical Plaza).

The group is part of First Physicians Group – a network of more than 72 primary and specialty care physicians employed by Sarasota Memorial to help fill the gaps caused by a shortage of primary care physicians in the region.

Dr. Shepherd is not new to FPG. During her third year as a medical student at Florida State University, she completed a rotation with the practice group. After receiving her medical degree from FSU, Dr. Shepherd completed her residency at the University of Florida-Jacksonville.

She is now accepting new patients. To make an appointment or for information about the practice, call 917-7888.

About Dr. Shepherd:
Medical Education: Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida
Residency: University of Florida at Jacksonville, Florida
Certification: Board Eligible, Obstetrics and Gynecology

About Sarasota Memorial First Physicians Group
Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group is backed by the tradition and strength of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. The group of nearly 75 primary and specialty care physicians have been carefully selected and recruited to provide the community with compassionate and comprehensive medical care. Specialties include: Internal Medicine * Dermatology * Family Practice * Perinatology * Pediatrics * Obstetrics/Gynecology * Gynecology-Oncology. For more information, visit:

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