Our Physicians & Staff

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Erol R. Atamer, MD

EROL R. ATAMER, MD

Education:

  • M.D.,  State University of New York Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse, NY

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast

Credentials:

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Nancy Baker, MD

NANCY BAKER, MD

Education:

  • MD, University of Miami School of Medicine

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Credentials:

  • Board Certified in Family Medicine (ABFM)

Rick Baker, MD

Rick Baker, MD

Education:

  • M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine.

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast

Credentials:

  • Board Certified in Family Medicine (ABFM)

Hal Brown, MD

Hal Brown, MD

Education:

  • University of Florida College of Medicine – M.D.
  • University of Florida – B.S. in Accounting with honors
  • Vanderbilt University – Undergraduate studies
  • Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center – Residency

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital – Board of Directors
  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast

Credentials:

  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Collin R. Kitchell, MD, CAQSM

Education:

  • 2017-2018    Self Regional Healthcare Sports Medicine Fellowship, Greenwood, SC
  • 2014-2017    Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine Residency, Greenwood, SC
  • 2011-2014    Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
  • 2004-2008  Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • 2000-2004  Saint Edward’s High School, Vero Beach, FL

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Credentials:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians – Board Certified
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification
  • Fundamental of Critical Care Support Certification

Christina Navmar, DO

Christina Namvar, DO

Education:

  • D.O.,  Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Affiliations:

  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association

Credentials:

  • Family Medicine Board Certified

Richard Penly, MD

Richard Penly, MD

Education:

  • M.D., Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast

Credentials:

  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine (ABIM)

Dennis F. Saver, MD

Dennis Saver, MD

Education:

  • M.D., Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast

Credentials

  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine (ABIM)
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics

Joshua Shipley, MD

Joshua Shipley, MD

Education:

  • M.D.,  Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.S.,   University of Virginia

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast

Credentials:

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (ABPS)
  • Board Eligible Addiction Medicine (American Board of Addiction Medicine)

Gary Silverman, MD

Gary Silverman, MD

Education:

  • M.D., Cornell Medical School, New York

Affiliations:

  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Directors Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Credentials:

  • Board Certified in Family Medicine (ABFM)
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics (ABFM)

Arthur Splendoria, MD

Arthur Splendoria MD

Education:

  • M.D., University of Illinois

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast

Credentials:

  • Board Certified Family Medicine (ABFM)
  • Board-Eligible Emergency Medicine

Guy Ulrich, MD

Guy Ulrich, MD

Education:

  • M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast

Credentials:

  • Board Certified Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Samuel Watkins, MD

Samuel Watkins, MD

Education:

  • M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast

Credentials:

  • Board Eligible in Family Medicine

Andre Vendryes, MD

Andre Vendryes, MD

Education:

  • 2001-2002 University of North Carolina, Faculty Development Fellow
  • 1995-1998 University of Miami, Internship/Residency
  • 1991-1995 University of Miami, MD.
  • 1986-1990 Florida International University. B.S.

Affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Credentials:

  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine

Debora Baxa, PA

Debora Baxa, PA

Education:

  • 1989 Associate of Science: Physician Assistant, Cuyahoga Community College – Cleveland & Parma, Ohio
  • 1980 Associate of Science: Dietetic Technician, Cuyahoga Community College – Cleveland & Parma, Ohio

Affiliations:

  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast
  • American Association of Physician Assistants
  • Florida Association of Physician Assistants

Laura Hanke, Nurse Practitioner

Laura Hanke, Nurse Practitioner

Education:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing – University of Florida Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing – Florida Atlantic University
  • Associate of Science in Nursing Indian River State College

Affiliations:

  • Florida Nurses’ Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau National honor society of Nurses

Credentials:

  • Advanced Registration Nurse Practitioner
  • American Nurse Credentialing Center
  • Teaching Certificate Indian River State College
  • BLS Certification
  • Sigma Theta Tau National honor society of Nurses

Meredith Kitchell, MMS,

PA-C

Education:

  • 2009-2014  Master’s in Medical Science, Physician studies – Wake Forest, Winston Salem, NC
  • 2004-2009  Bachelor’s in Health Science, Second Major in Mathematics, Minor in Chemical Physics Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (SCAPA)

Credentials:

  • Physician Assistant Certified
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Richard Miller, PA

Richard Miller, PA

Education:

  • 1995-1997 Physician Assistant, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
  • 1986-1990 BS: Psychology – Communications, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

Affiliations:

  • TBA

Credentials:

  • TBA

Mark Sultzman, PA-C, PHARMD

Mark Sultzman, PA-C, PHARMD

Education:

  • 2007-2009 Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Nova Southeastern University College of Allied Health in Davie, Florida
  • 2003-2007 Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Florida College Pharmacy in Gainsville, Florida
  • 1998-2003 Associate of Arts, Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, Florida

Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Florida Infectious Diseases Society
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Credentials:

  • Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C)
  • Registered Pharmacists (PharmD)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification

Michael Luton

Chief Executive Officer

Carol Heveron

Associate Administrator

Sandra Pack

Accounting Manager

Rachel Hancock

Billing Supervisor