Sarasota Memorial Internal Medicine - Newtown
1825 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota 34234
A group physician practice, Sarasota Memorial Internal Medicine – Newtown provides comprehensive, coordinated care and accessible services to adult patients (age 18 and older).
The practice is staffed by resident physicians training under the direct supervision of experienced and board-certified Internal Medicine physicians who serve as the faculty of Florida State University College of Medicine's Internal Medicine Residency at Sarasota Memorial. Residents are doctors who have completed medical school and are continuing training in their chosen specialty, in this case Internal Medicine.
The Internal Medicine practice offers a full range of primary and preventive care services, including:
- Physicals, annual exams and adult vaccinations.
- Care for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, thyroid disease and pulmonary disease.
- Care for acute illness, such as the flu, pneumonia, ear and fungal infections.
- Counseling regarding your health and lifestyle concerns, including pharmacy and nutrition consults.
Service Hours & Appointments
Services will be provided from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays by appointment. For appointments or more information, please call 941-262-4123. Limited same-day appointments are available.
Resident physicians and supervising Sarasota Memorial physicians serve at the practice on a weekly rotation. Patients also will have access to a team of providers, including registered dietitians, pharmacy residents and social workers, who work together to ensure patients receive the care they need to maximize overall health and well-being.
The Newtown practice is not a walk-in clinic or a free clinic, and it does not offer urgent or emergency medical care. (Click here for Urgent Care Center information; or click here for Sarasota Memorial ER information.)
Insurance & Financial Assistance
The Newtown practice accepts most commercial insurances, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. For those who are uninsured or underinsured, discounted care is available on a sliding-fee scale based on need. A benefits coordinator is available to talk about financial assistance options.
Our attending physicians are board certified in Internal Medicine, experienced members of Sarasota Memorial's medical staff and individually selected to serve as faculty of our Internal Medicine Residency. Each resident is assigned an attending faculty physician who supervises and guides the decisions and care provided by each resident at every visit.
Vida Farhangi, MD
Board certified in Internal Medicine
Wilhelmine Wiese-Rometsch, MD, FACP
Associate Professor, FSU College of Medicine
Associate Program Director
Karen Hamad, MD, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, FSU College of Medicine
Past Chief of Staff, Sarasota Memorial Hospital
About the FSU College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program
Residencies are standard training programs that every physician completes after graduating medical school and before practicing medicine independently. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has accredited the FSU College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sarasota Memorial with commendation. During their three years of training, residents have the opportunity to rotate through all of the disciplines in general internal medicine under the supervision of top-notch physicians, researchers and medical educators, and participate in the care of patients in the hospital, nursing homes, community physician offices and clinics, and specialty practices. For more information, click Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sarasota Memorial, call (941) 917-7799 or email: Katie-Axiotis@smh.com.