About Us

We are a private physician owned and operated medical group that provides inpatient services for Venice Regional Bayfront Health, in Venice, Florida.

Mission Statement

Our primary goal as a Hospitalist team is to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to all our patients and their families through the entirety of their hospital stay.

We also strive to communicate to our community and hospital partners who are involved in the patient care in an effort to seamlessly coordinate the patient’s care from the acute care setting out into the community or post-acute care setting.

Providers

We have been very successful in putting together a very strong and committed team of providers. Island Hospitalist Group includes a staff of physicians and non-physician providers. All our providers have extensive hospital experience and majority of them have strong ties to the community.

Hospitals we serve

Venice Regional Bayfront Health is a suburban, 312-bed hospital in Venice, FL. Island Hospitalist Group has been servicing this hospital as the primary hospitalist group since December, 2013. Venice is a small, close-knit beach community with lots of charm, close proximity to Sarasota, with some of the top beaches in the country. Venice also has a cohesive medical community, with excellent sub-specialty support available around the clock.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota is a 96-bed hospital that offers inpatient comprehensive rehabilitation services. Health South focuses on restoring patients back to their former active, independent lives, through intensive rehab services they specialize in. As part of their staff, we provide medical consultation to achieve the goal of seamless, comprehensive medical care in the acute rehab setting.

Meet Our Staff

Becca Piotrowski, DO, MPH

Partner Physician


Dr. Rebecca Piotrowski grew up in a military family living across Europe and America. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Syracuse University and worked as a medical researcher, EMT and E.R. technician before attending Nova Southeastern University Medical School. Sponsored by the United States Air Force, Dr. Piotrowski obtained her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and Masters of Public Health, while also receiving top honors for clinical excellence. She pursued postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, completing her internship at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB in California, where she was selected as Intern of the Year. Dr. Piotrowski is a combat veteran, having served eleven years as a member of the USAF as an Active Duty Officer, with a tour of duty supporting the 506 AEG EMEDS, deployed to FOB Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She continues to serve as a Major in the USAF Reserves, as the Chief of Professional Services, MacDill AFB. Dr. Piotrowski is committed to her family, her community, the field of Hospitalist medicine and providing the highest quality, compassionate, patient-centered care.


    Jordan Savov, MD

    Partner Physician


    Dr. Jordan Savov is a board certified in Family Medicine physician who is interested and devoted to hospital medicine. He graduated as MD and PhD from Medical University of Sofia in Bulgaria. After a research fellowship at Duke University Division of Pulmonary Medicine in Durham, NC, he received his training in Family Medicine from Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Training Program out of Montgomery, AL. Since moving to Florida in 2006, Dr. Savov has been serving as a hospitalist in several hospital systems in Southwest Florida. Jordan is one of the founders of Island Hospitalist Group at Venice Regional in Venice, Florida. Dr. Savov loves the dynamics and the diversity of hospital medicine and caring for patients in an acute hospital setting is his passion and reward.


      H.A. Shah, MD

      Partner Physician


      Dr. Shah is a board-certified Internal Medicine Physician. He graduated from NHL Medical College in India in 1998 and then studied medical informatics at University of Minnesota. He served as an intern and resident at University of Illinois Urbana. He has a vast experience in working and leading several Hospitalist programs for over a decade. Dr. Shah also has a wide array of experience working in both small rural hospitals and large academic centers. His major area of interest includes, use of electronic medical records in reducing medical errors, improving patient safety, and utilization optimization. He is a member of American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Shah lives with his family in Sarasota, FL.


        Hanna Demarco, MD

        Staff Physician


        Dr. Hanna DeMarco is a Board Ceritifed Internal Medicine physician. A graduate from Medical Academy in Warsaw, Poland in 1982, Dr. DeMarco was granted a scholarship at University Hospital in Helsinki, Finland in addition to Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. After moving to the United States, she completed her residency program in University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2003. Since then she has been working as a hospitalist at various Las Vegas, NV hospitals. In August, 2014, she decided to relocate to Florida and join Island Hospitalist Group. For over 30 years, Dr. DeMarco has been devoted to giving her patients the best care and attention. In addition to English, she also speaks Polish, Italian, and Russian. She lives in Lakewood Ranch with her daughter, Sara.


          Chandrasekhar Motkar, MD

          Staff Physician



            Megha Oberoi, MD

            Staff Physician


            Dr. Megha Oberoi was originally born in India, but has been residing in Orlando, Florida for the past 25 years. She is a recent graduate of Internal Medicine. She loves to travel and cook on her time off. Her husband is a practicing physician as well. She has always liked hospitalist medicine and is dedicated to this ever expanding field of Medicine.


              Stephen Sollot, DO

              Staff Physician


              Dr. Sollot went to medical school at Western University college of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, California. Originally from the midwest, he has enjoyed living in Venice since 2002. When I have free time I enjoy traveling , hiking, and cooking.


                Sravan Thangeda, MD

                Staff Physician



                  Melanie McCloud, ARNP-BC

                  Nurse Practitioner Supervisor


                  Melanie is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and has worked solely as a Hospitalist during her Nurse Practitioner career. She graduated from Milligan College in Tennessee with her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2003, moved to St. Petersburg, FL where she worked as an emergency room nurse at Bayfront Medical Center for 2 years. In 2005, she relocated to Englewood, FL and began working at Venice Regional as an emergency room nurse, while getting her Master of Science in Nursing at Florida Gulf Coast University. After graduating in 2008, she worked for the previous Hospitalist group at Venice Regional and has been in that same position since. She is the supervising Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Administrator for the IHG group. She is board certified through American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Melanie enjoys the intensity and challenging nature of her work and strives to provide the most comprehensive, compassionate care possible. She currently resides in Englewood, FL with her husband and two sons.


                    Terry Chouinard, ARNP

                    Nurse Practitioner



                      Kaila Hanson, PA-C

                      Physician Assistant


                      Born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Kaila attended The University of Minnesota receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology. Thereafter, Kaila graduated cum laude from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky earning her Masters of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She is board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and an active member of American Academy of Physician Assistants. Kaila joined Island Hospitalist Group in October of 2016 where she strives to practice medicine with integrity and compassion. She currently resides in Sarasota, FL.


                        Jeffrey McDonald, PA-C

                        Physician Assistant


                        Jeff is a true native to the area having been born and raised in Sarasota, FL. He attended the University of Florida from 2005 to 2010, during their golden sports era. During this time, he earned a degree in Biology and Psychology. Jeff also graduated with a master’s degree in Health Science from University of South Florida. Later, he pursued training and certification as a Physician Assistant at Mercer University. Jeff currently resides in Sarasota, FL.


                          Sandy Stapleton, PA-C

                          Physician Assistant


                          Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Moved to Bradenton, Florida in 1973. Graduated from Manatee High School in Bradenton. Attended Manatee Junior College and graduated with a degree in Nursing. Obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Florida in 1988. Completed the Physician Assistant program at Lutheran College in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1999. My experience has been in critical care and the Emergency Department. Currently, am working as a Hospitalist Physician Assistant with Island Hospitalist group at Venice Regional Bayfront Health. I have two cats and live in Parrish. My hobbies include snow skiing and water sports.


                            Amanda Torrez, ARNP

                            Nurse Practitioner



                              Dannay Fredenburg

                              Practice Manager


                              Dannay joined IHG as an Administrative Assistant in 2014. During that time, she became a valuable asset to the IHG team which lead to her becoming Practice Manager. As Practice Manager, Dannay leads our team of dedicated staff and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the practice. Dannay has extensive experience of working in the healthcare sector for over 15 years. She was raised in Palmetto, Fl and now resides in North Port with her husband and two daughters.


                                Tiffany Hughes

                                Office Staff


                                Tiffany is a new member of the IHG group. She has a background in pharmaceuticals and is currently pursuing a career in nursing. She left the pharmacy to gain some experience in the medical arena and decided to join our group. She currently assists the Practice Manager in the day-to-day operations of the practice. She resides in Venice with her husband and is currently expecting their first child.


                                  Address

                                  We are located in Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

                                  Island Hospitalist Group
                                  540 The Rialto
                                  Venice, FL 34285

                                  Tel: 941-486-6927
                                  Fax: 941-486-6931
                                  Email: Kelly.Rollins@hma.com

                                  Billing Inquiries:
                                  1-866-419-0760

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