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Meet our Staff

Scott Elsbree, MD, PA

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Dr. Elsbree grew up in Sarasota, Florida, then earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Duke University and then went on to attend medical school at the University of Florida School of Medicine.  Dr. Elsbree completed his internship and residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Dr. Elsbree is board certified in internal medicine by American Board of Internal Medicine. He became a doctor because of a life long desire to help people. His number one priority is patient care and providing a safe and healthy atmosphere for his patients. Dr. Elsbree was nominated as “Top Doctor” in Sarasota Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.  He was also voted as one of the “Ten Best Doctors” by Doctors Hospital Sarasota, Florida.

 

When he is not working, Dr. Elsbree enjoys opera, classical music, piano, boating, and time with his wife and four children.

Cheryl Best

Office Manager

Year started with Dr. Elsbree:

1987

 

Education:

BS Public Health, Community Health Education, SIU Carbondale

 

 

Family Life:

Married 43 years – 2 sons, 3 grandchildren, and 2 dogs; Grew up in Illinois; Moved to Florida from Wisconsin

 

Community Organizations:

Active in church and volunteers with community events, Day of Hope, Hospice Run, and Ryan’s Case for Smiles

 

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

Sewing, reading, dancing, being with friends and family, walking at the beach, and cooking

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Mandi Nehring, ARNP

Nurse Practioner

Year started with Dr. Elsbree:

2017

 

Education:
Graduated from the University of South Florida in 2012 with her Masters in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner
Graduated in 2005 from the University of South Florida with her Bachelors in Gerontology as well as Nursing.
Grew up in the area and is a graduate from Venice High School

Experience:
Has practiced as a Registered Nurse for over 10 years, mostly working on the Cardiovascular step down unit at Sarasota Memorial Hospital
As a Nurse Practitioner has experience working in Neurology with the Stroke Program at SMH and pain management over in Lakewood Ranch.

Community:
Currently is the President of the Sarasota County Nurse Practitioner’s Association. Very involved in her children’s activities/sports. Volunteering

Family life:
Married her wonderful husband Karl in 2011
Has two children  together:
Son Karl James III 5 years old
Daughter Alexandra 2

Personal Interests:
Loves spending time with her family and friends, photography, outside sports with her kids, and has a passion for traveling and seeing the world.

Jennifer Castro, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Year started with Dr. Elsbree:

2016

 

Education

The medical field was always a passion and dream for Jennifer and nursing allowed her to follow that dream in helping others obtain health and wellness.   After attending Keiser University for her initial nursing degree, Jennifer began working as a Progressive Care Nurse at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and later completed her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of South Florida.

 

Experience

After 6 years of working in adult cardiac care at Sarasota Memorial it is with great enthusiasm she begins her career as a Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.

 

Family Life

Originally from the Miami-West Palm Beach area, Jennifer made Sarasota her home back in 2006.

 

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two dogs out on the water in the Sarasota Bay.

Ben Machado

Nurse

Year started with Dr. Elsbree:

2014

 

Education:

Practical Technologist, 1995

 

Family Life:

Wife, Rae, step-sons: Matthew and Jacob; and cats

 

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

Time with family, beach

Tammy Bralley

Front Office Coordinator

Year started with Dr. Elsbree:

2002

 

Education:

High school diploma, New Orleans, LA

 

Family Life:

1 daughter, 1 son, 2 grandchildren, 1 dog, husband of 16 years

 

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

Music, dancing, spending time with family

Dee Dee Quillen

Medical Assistant

Year started with Dr. Elsbree:

2015

 

Education:

Business and paralegal degree

 

Family Life:

Married 27 years to Derrick, 3 children (Zach, Lucas, and Taylor), 1 dog (Bentley)

 

Community Organizations:

American Cancer Society; SHS Cheer Booster member; and Sarasota YMCA

 

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

Spending time with family; going to the beach; football and hockey; reading, listening to music, traveling

Diane Eduardo

Patient Relations

Year started with Dr. Elsbree:

2017

Education:

University of Cincinnati

Family Life:

Married to John 1978

Two Children, Michelle and Peter

Three Grand Children, Madison, Capri and LuLu

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

Gardening and Children’s Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gail MacPhail

Patient Consult and Referral Specialist

Year started with Dr. Elsbree:

2016

Family:

Gail is Dr. Elsbree’s mother in law.  She has raised her six children from which she has fifteen grand children and four great grand children.

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

Gail enjoys her aqua exercise classes 5 days a week.  Loves to knit and cook and especially enjoys her precious dog named Cocoa.

Cathy Daniels

Patient Relations

Year started with Dr. Elsbree:

2018

 

Education:

 

 

Family Life:

 

Community Organizations:

 

 

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

Cathy has a love for all pets.  Cathy enjoys her pet sitting business when she is not at Dr. Elsbree’s office.