GRAND OPENINGS: Institute offers data-driven approach to health care – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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The Gapin Institute for Elite Health & Performance has opened at 5911 N. Honore Ave., Suite 103, in Sarasota.
Dr. Tracy Gapin, MD, provides a data-driven, personalized approach to health care, combining modern medicine with hormone optimization, genetics, epigenetics, health and fitness coaching, nutrition and sleep science. 
The practice addresses men’s and women’s top health concerns. Society is experiencing a health crisis with plummeting testosterone levels, worsening obesity, cardiovascular disease, problems with sexual function and, for the first time in many years, a declining lifespan. 
After 20 years in traditional urology, Gapin saw a need to reinvent men’s health care. He is a board-certified urologist and men’s health expert.
At the Gapin Institute, Mike Menza, PA, is clinical director and Karen Gruber, ARNP, leads the women’s health services. The institute also has a team of health and fitness coaches, nutrition experts and epigenetic specialists.; 941-444-1441.

Suncoast Family Wellness opened Jan. 24 in Lakewood Ranch, with Dr. Barbara L. Bakus at the helm.
Suncoast Family Wellness, at 6266 Lake Osprey Drive, will operate as an urgent care model, inviting those seeking health care services to walk in for care. As with most urgent care facilities, the office will treat minor injuries and acute illness.
In addition, the practice is designed to give patients of all ages a full spectrum of treatment options in which the patient and physician collaborate in new ways.
Included in their treatment plans will be aspects of integrative family medicine, medical acupuncture, osteopathic treatments, herbal, homeopathic, supplements, nutrition and essential oils, breath work and mind-body-spirit medicine.
Dr. Bakus is a board-certified family physician. She is also board certified in integrative holistic medicine and completed an integrative medicine fellowship with Dr. Andrew Weil at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
She trained in medical acupuncture at University of California, Los Angeles.; 941-413-6847.

Dr. Zena Gutmann, DDS, and Dr. Omar Estevez, DMD, will soon offer dental services to the community of Osprey at their new office, Dental Care at Casey Key. The state-of-the-art family dental practice is set to open on Feb. 4.
Dental Care at Casey Key, 1297 S. Tamiami Trail, will be fully equipped with the latest products and equipment available in the dental industry, offering Drs. Gutmann and Estevez and their dental team the opportunity to provide the most up-to-date procedures and services to their patients.
Gutmann earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska.
Estevez earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry in San Juan, Puerto Rico.; 941-484-4400.


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