Our Staff

RICHARD ORNATO PA-C

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Education

Lee Memorial School of Radiology, Lee Memorial Hospital
Edison Community College, Associate in Science Radiologic Technology
Nova Southeastern University, Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant

Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants, Board Certified Physician Assistant
National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants, Board Certified Physician Assistant in Surgery
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

Special Interests

Hepatology

Recent Presentations

2006 Winter Symposium & Recertification Review Florida Association of Physicians Assistants- FAPA
02/2006 Orlando Fl., 2/2006.
Lecture "Elevated Liver Enzymes"

8th Annual AFPPA CME Conference and Exhibition Association Family Practice Physicians Assistants
10/2006 Phoenix, Arizona
Lecture "Hepatitis C"

2007 Summer Symposium & Recertification Review Florida Association Physician Assistants - FAPA
07/2007 Marco Island, FL.
Lecture "Hepatitis C"

9th Annual AFPPA CME Conference and Exhibition Association of Family Practice Physicians Assistants
10/2007 Las Vegas, Nevada
Lecture "Elevated Liver Enzymes"

Tampa Physicians Assistant Society
10/2008 Tampa, FL.
Lecture "Hepatitis C"

Memberships

American Gastroenterology Association - AGA
American College of Gastroenterology - ACG
Florida Association Physician Assistants - FAPA
American Association Physician Assistants - AAPA
Gastroenterology Physician Assistants - GIPA
Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants - AFPPA

JOHN WASHINGTON, PA-C

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Education

West Virginia Wesleyan College, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science
Nova Southeastern University, Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant

Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants, Board Certified Physician Assistant
National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants, Board Certified Physician Assistant in Surgery

Memberships

American Gastroenterology Association - AGA
American College of Gastroenterology - ACG
Florida Association Physician Assistants - FAPA
American Association Physician Assistants - AAPA

PATTI REIGLE - CMM

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CERTIFIED MEDICAL MANAGER

A Florida native, she was born and raised in Ft Myers and graduated from Bishop Verot High School. She started her medical career in Dermatology where she worked for eight years, and will never forget the opportunities, strengths, and insights her first manager gave her. She changed specialties to GI in 1988 when she had the opportunity to manage the practice. Since 1988 medicine has rapidly changed from Fee for Service, to Managed Care, to now Health Care Reform.

It is a constantly changing environment. Her first and foremost concern has always been to provide the best medical care possible to the patients. In order to do this the physicians must be free to be the physician and treat the patients. It is her responsibility to manage the practice so that the medical care of the patients comes first. It takes a team to make a medical practice successful in this changing world. Without her wonderful staff and the excellent care the physicians provide she would be managing just another medical practice. However, she strives everyday to help the physicians provide the best medical care possible and be one step ahead of all the others and to ensure that her staff works with the physicians to make this happen.

Since 1988 Patti has been a member of Health Management Association (HMA), a local office manager’s organization and held the position of president in 2002. She has been a Certified Medical Manager since 1993 through the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM). She has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2005.

 

TASHA SYLVA, PA-C

 

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Tasha Sylva, Physician Assistant, graduate of St John's University, in New York in 2001, Bachelor's of Science with honors, Cum Laude. She completed her Physician's Assistant Program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, New York in 2001. She has been practicing in the field of Medicine for 14 years, both clinical and hospital care. She is a current member of Florida Associates of Physician Assistants, since 2004.