About Our Team

Dr. Laura L. Hershorin, Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine

Dr. Hershorin

Dr. Laura Hershorin

Dr. Hershorin likes to practice old-fashioned family medicine, getting to know her patients, their families and histories.  Her efficient, caring approach has gained her a strong, loyal patient following, winning her the Patient’s Choice Award in 2008 and 2009.  She has been recognized by her peers every year since 2012 as one of the Castle Connolly Top Doctors in Sarasota.  When she’s not busy treating and educating her patients, Dr. Hershorin values time spent with her daughter and family.

Brandeis University Waltham, MA BA 1990
Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, MA MD 1994
Lawrence Family Practice Health Center Lawrence,
Internship &

Ashley Pearse Metzgar, Physician Assistant

Ashley Pearse Metzgar, PA-C, Lakewood Ranch Premier Care

Ashley Pearse Metzgar

When I chose to be a PA all I wanted to do was take care of patients.  I chose Family Medicine because it gives me the chance to care for people of all ages, really get to know my patients, and play a large part in the overall health of each person’s life.  I’m excited now by our focus on healthy living and my ability to make a difference in lives by teaching & supporting healthy eating habits, exercise and illness prevention.

I love living in Sarasota so my husband and I can be close to my family because outside of work, family is everything to me.

University of So Florida   Tampa, FL   BS in Biology  2006
Nova Southeastern University   Ft.Myers,  FL   MA Physician   Assistant  2010

Shaun Dumas, AP, DOM.

Shaun Dumas

Shaun Dumas, Acupuncturist

Shaun Dumas is a state- licensed and nationally certified acupuncturist and professor of Chinese medicine with over 20 years of involvement in the area of health and wellness. She is dedicated to employing safe, effective treatments, based on the teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  When she ran her own firm,  Acupuncture Healing Center, PLLC she won numerous awards as best acupuncture clinic and best weight loss program. With the use of acupuncture, herbology, homeopathy, Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy and/or essential oils, she brings about the natural healing and harmonization of the body with great results.

East West College of Natural Medicine Sarasota, FL MS, Chinese Traditional Medicine &  BS, Professional Health Sciences 2003
Manatee Community College Florida Various 2000
Salisbury University Salisbury MD Art & Advertising 1980-82

Kai Myrbakk, LMT

Kai Myrbakk, LMT

Kai Myrbakk, LMT


Sarasota Center offers the services of massage therapist Kai Myrbakk, who relocated from his native Norway to Florida.

Kai is an avid soccer player and has worked with many professional and Olympic athletes to relieve pain, soreness and address injuries.

He prides himself in partnering with his patients to address their specific needs.

BS, Economics Georgia State Univ. 1994
Massage Certification Axelsons Bodywork School, Norway 2010

Nadine Toriello, Esthetician

Nadine Toriello, Esthetician

Nadine Toriello, Esthetician

Nadine relocated her skincare practice from Key West, Florida to Sarasota, Florida in 2015.  We are proud to offer her full range of services to our patients and community at our convenient Bradenton office.

Nadine’s services include facials, backcials, waxing, lash and brow tinting, body sculpting and non surgical face lifts employing ultrasound like cavitation, radio frequency and microcurrent and cool lipo laser.  Skin care treatments are customized for anti-aging, age reversal, acne (teen and adult), rosacea, eczema, psoriasis.

Learn more about Nadine at her spa website:  http://www.allaboutyouskinandbody.com

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Sarasota Center for Family Health & Wellness is a concierge (fee for service) medical practice operating in Bradenton and Sarasota Florida.

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