West Coast Podiatry’s Dr. Robert Goecker Presented with Physician EXCEL Award by Sarasota Memorial Hospital

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital honored Dr. Goecker of West Coast Podiatry Center, commending his kindness, superior technical skills, clinical knowledge, and bedside manner.

SARASOTA, Fla. (Sep. 12, 2018) – West Coast Podiatry Center Podiatric foot and ankle surgeon, Robert M. Goecker, DPM, has been named Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Physician EXCEL Award recipient for Q2, 2018. The award recognizes physicians who exemplify excellence in their work, on the basis of nominations from their peers and other hospital employees.

“He received many glowing nominations for this award,” said David Verinder, CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. “Staff praise his superior technical skills, vast knowledge of therapies and wonderful bedside manner. He is known for achieving exceptional outcomes even with the most difficult cases.”

Robert M. Goecker, DPM, Physician EXCEL Award Recipient

Robert M. Goecker, DPM, Physician EXCEL Award Recipient

“I am humbled and thrilled by this honor,” said Dr. Goecker, who was named Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery of Sarasota Memorial Hospital in 2012. “Sarasota Memorial is a fantastic health care system, and it is a delight to work alongside such tremendous professionals.”

In addition to caring for patients in the West Coast Podiatry Center offices and performing surgeries at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Dr. Goecker lectures extensively on topics related to foot and ankle surgery for other Podiatrists nationwide. He is on the faculty of the renowned Podiatry Institute, and is a featured lecturer at conferences such as Florida Podiatric Medical Association’s annual Science and Management Conference (SAM).

Dr Goecker is in practice with Dr. Dustin Stroud, Dr. Eric VonHerbulis, Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz, and Dr. Stephen Lasday, who also serves as Medical Director of West Coast Podiatry Center and is Past Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  Appointments can be made in Sarasota at 941-366-2627, in Bradenton at 941-753-9599 or online at WestCoastPodiatry.com


About West Coast Podiatry Center (WestCoastPodiatry.com)

West Coast Podiatry Center, P.A. has been a leading Podiatry clinic in Southwest Florida since it was founded in 1996. With its staff of 5 physicians, West Coast Podiatry cares for patients in its locations in Sarasota and Bradenton, at 5 area hospitals, and at various other wound care facilities. Privately owned by physician partners, the practice has been recognized by the community as a leader in podiatric medicine and achieving positive outcomes in patient care. Two physicians from West Coast Podiatry Center have been named Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and all five are published authors in peer reviewed medical journals and textbooks.

About Sarasota Memorial (smh.com)

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of care, with more than 900,000 patient visits each year. Its flagship 829-bed, acute-care hospital has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s largest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services – from urgent care, trauma and emergency services to laboratory and diagnostic imaging, home health, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. SMH is the only hospital in Florida to have consistently earned the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ highest five-star quality award since the rating system launched in 2016.