First Physicians Group | January 2023

Dr. Beverly Long, Gynecologic Oncologist with First Physicians Group

Genetics and Treating Ovarian Cancer

HealthCasts Season 4, Episode 5 with Gynecologic Oncologist for First Physicians Group, Beverly Long, MD

Ovarian cancer has various risk factors and the biggest one is genetics.

FPG Gynecologic Oncologist Beverly Long, MD, discusses treatment options and how Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is working to research the role of genetics in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

FPG Highlights from 2022

With the new year just around the corner, we're taking some time to reflect on 2022.

First Physicians Group has added nearly 70 new providers this year, and has grown to include over 375 medical professionals across more than 20 specialties, with offices throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Take a look at this year's highlights!

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Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy Treatment with FPG

Allergies affect millions of people daily.

“When our body gets exposed to a trigger, our immune system recognizes it as dangerous, even though it may not be, and attacks it,” says Dr. Alicia Alvarez, an allergist and immunologist with First Physicians Group. “This causes a chain reaction.”

So how do you stop your immune system from overreacting? First you have to figure out your triggers.

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The Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery

Approximately 1 in 9 men will experience prostate disease in their lifetime. And as men age the probability increases - for men in their 60s it is 50% and for those 70+ it is 90%.

Most prostate enlargement is benign and can be monitored with regular check-ups. But if a problem were to occur, one option for treatment is to remove the prostate through a prostatectomy.

A traditional prostatectomy can involve major surgery, but a robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy can reduce risk and increase accuracy.

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Welcome To Our New Providers

Angela Boldo, MD


Waldemere Medial Plaza Suite 512

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Jahnavi Koppala, MD


FPG Gastroenterology at Hillview

FPG Gastroenterology at Heritage Harbour, Suite 202

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