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Due to growth in the area and the recent outmigration of a provider, AUI-Fort Myers is seeking two additional physicians to join their practice in 2022 in 2023. This care center is booked out months in advance for new patients, and a new physician can be fully ramped with a full patient panel in three months or less.

Fort Myers

  • Joining two physicians and one APP
    • David S. Harris, MD (full-time)
    • Kristina Buscaino, DO, MS (1 day/week)
  • Brand new office less than two years old; 10 total exam rooms and two procedure rooms; on-site lab
  • Clinic split into two sides with 5 exam rooms and a procedure room on each side; incoming physicians will have one side to themselves with a private office
  • 3.5 to 4 days/week in clinic and one surgery day/week
  • Avg. of 40 patients per full clinic day; Dr. Harris is maxed out
  • Cases performed at multiple ASCs and Lee Memorial Hospital
  • Shared call covering Lee Memorial

Fort Myers

  • Lee Memorial
    • 414-bed hospital; part of Lee Health, one of four acute care hospitals
    • One of the largest public health systems in the U.S.



Nestled along the scenic shoreline of the Caloosahatchee River, the city has become an interesting blend of young and old.

Sporting the youngest population in Lee County, with a median age of 32, the City of Fort Myers is also home to the historic winter residences of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Extensive renovation of the historic downtown waterfront is underway, with new restaurants, nightclubs, apartments, and artistic venues providing energy and growth.

Throughout the year, Southwest Florida residents and visitors enjoy cultural events overlooking the river at Centennial Park and the Fort Myers Yacht Basin.

Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, shopping – and the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders. You and your family can experience one-on-one natural encounters, play on top-notch Fort Myers beaches and treat yourselves to endless family-friendly attractions, restaurants, and resorts in Fort Myers and surrounding areas along southwest Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast. And don’t miss the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates. Back in 1916, Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers, next door to Edison, his mentor. 


Year-round sunshine and world-class beaches combined with an enviable mix of exciting attractions, taste-tempting restaurants, delightful shopping, and plentiful parks & recreation options have helped make Lee County the leading destination for Southwest Florida tourism.

Covering more than 800 square miles, Lee County has more than a dozen diverse cities and communities, including Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, & Sanibel & Captiva Islands.

Lee County offers a perfect playground for vacation fun. Whether you’re into the beach, outdoor activities and eco-tourism, or history, the arts, fine dining, and shopping diversions, this area has it all. Southwest Florida’s Lee County is showcased internationally as
“The Beaches of Ft Myers and Sanibel” by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau.



From the moment you arrive in Fort Myers, you know you’re going to have a good day. Here, your days are full of sunshine and nature, bounties of fresh seafood and tropical fruits, and diverse cultural discoveries. However you choose to spend your days, you’ll uncover endless ways to enjoy quality time with your loved ones.

From the warm Gulf beaches awash with seashells to vibrant neighborhoods full of personality, get to know the essence of Fort Myers. When the spirit moves you from the beach to downtown, indulge in historic attractions, dining, and cultural pursuits.

It’s never too late to embrace the bright lights and bustling bars and restaurants of downtown Fort Myers. 


The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is a natural paradise in Southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, home to unique marine life, over 100 islands, and miles of white-sand beaches. Its innate beauty and delightful weather make it ideal for vacations, but this slice of paradise is no stranger to meetings.


Woven within the Ft. Myers area is a rich tapestry of arts, culture, and heritage – all for you to explore and enjoy! Experience world-class museums, phenomenal art galleries, impressive performances, numerous historic sites, and other cultural treasures.


Tons of our amazing restaurants all along the island provide great food and a great view! You choose whether you want to see the ocean or the bay while you dine and choose a restaurant from there.


Could Ft. Myers, FL be the location of your next home? We’ve linked valuable real estate information and images of typical homes in the area. This provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about the area. 

Every neighborhood in the Ft. Myers area has its unique personality! Use the “View Listings” button to search homes in the area.

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Located in Southwest Florida, our campus and region serve as a living laboratory where life-enhancing discoveries are made. We’re an incubator for entrepreneurs who fuel economic development and a cultural resource welcome to the FGCU brochure that enriches life on and around campus. Our sports teams energize the entire region. Inspiring those who inspire others — that’s The FGCU Effect.

Florida Gulf Coast University’s comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students to excel and innovate. Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff are actively engaged and environmentally conscious citizens. They serve their communities and inspire others by leading, doing, and making a difference.

Faculty members represent a diverse collection of scholars and researchers with a strong commitment to teaching and service. Unlike most universities, we do not have a tenure system so faculty members work on multi-year contracts. 

Hodges University is dedicated to your academic success, and to support you in navigating the university experience you will be assigned a designated Student Experience Advisor. The advisors at Hodges University assist students with course selection and educational planning to ensure a successful university experience.

Hodges University is a university of academic quality. We have received all Accreditation necessary to award degrees in our programs of study. We are also an online accredited university.

Hodges U offers a one-of-a-kind education that can’t be found anywhere else whether you’re getting your education on-campus, online, or in a blended format. Why? Our Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Staff have one purpose – to help you succeed! At Hodges, we understand the challenges of adult learners who have career and family responsibilities. That’s why we’ve evolved to provide you with the tools you need to succeed both educationally and in your career.

NEARBY AREASThese cities offer their own unique food, drink, culture and communities and are wonderful road trip destinations!


Naples is the crown jewel of Southwest Florida — nestled on the sun-drenched beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The Naples Pier, first erected in 1888, is the city’s symbol and is a popular fishing and dolphin-spotting destination. It’s flanked by miles of beaches with calm waters and fine white “sugar” sand, including those at Clam Pass Park and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.

Naples is known for world-class shopping, dining, and abundant, challenging golf courses. It is also, only steps away from island seclusion or the untamed tropical wilderness of The Everglades. Naples makes a splash with water lovers and recreationists, boasting one of the nation’s best sandboxes and calmest seas. Friendly parks beckon sports enthusiasts and picnickers with lovely green spaces and recreational facilities. Naples is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida.

Naples has white sandy beaches and pristine waters on Florida’s aptly named Paradise Coast. Beyond the sand, surf, and shopping, the city’s proximity to outdoor adventure and charming fishing villages makes for a to-do list that will outlast any spring break trip.


Miami is famous for its pristine beaches, non-stop nightlife, and fantastic warm weather. Miami is also known for its mind-blowing skyline, luxurious shopping malls, Art Deco architecture, and high-end hotels.

Miami is one of the state’s – and the world’s – most popular vacation spots. Though destinations often are said to offer something for everyone, the Miami area does indeed offer multiple enticements for everyone: The trendy nightlife of South Beach, bejeweled by the eye candy of the Art Deco district, The bustle of Calle Ocho, and the highly caffeinated energy of Little Havana.

Here are some family-friendly adventures, activities, and experiences in the Magic City that are bound to please both you and the kids. You can’t go wrong at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne. It promises one of the top-ranked beaches in the United States as well as activities that include swimming, hiking, kayaking, and biking.

Miami offers miles of glorious beaches that stretch from Sunny Isles Beach to Key Biscayne, so you have plenty of options for a day in the sun.

You can avoid crowds in quaint Surfside, a laidback, family-friendly beach town with a retro feel. Surfside offers free community activities that include beach picnics, wellness activities, and standup paddleboard festivals.


Tampa is a city on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. A major business center, it’s also known for its museums and other cultural offerings. Busch Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a dining and nightlife destination.

With its mix of historic architecture and modern landmarks, a culture infused with Cuban and Spanish flavors, vibrant business districts, and beautiful waterways, Tampa is a wonderful place to work, play and unwind.

Downtown is alive with urban parks, including the gorgeous Tampa Riverwalk, hip bars and innovative restaurants, and amazing restorations of turn-of-the-century buildings.

For residents and visitors alike, there’s no shortage of things to do in Tampa, whether it’s paddling along the Hillsborough River, sampling tequila at a margarita festival, enjoying a pro football or hockey game, riding a thrill-coaster at Busch Gardens, or attending an opera at the Straz Center.

Tampa is known for being a great city for all ages and tastes, offering hotel accommodations that fit any budget and catering to everyone, including families, outdoor adventure seekers, and foodies and wine connoisseurs.


Orlando, a city in central Florida, is home to more than a dozen theme parks. Chief among its claims to fame is Walt Disney World, comprised of parks like the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, as well as water parks. Another major destination, Universal Orlando, offers Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter straddling both.

It’s true: Orlando is a magical place, and it’s not just because it’s home to Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World. There’s an incredible mix of fun things to do in Orlando that make it an ideal vacationing spot for not only families but young singles, baby boomers, foodies, outdoor adventurous types, luxury shoppers, and international visitors.

The number and variety of Orlando attractions have grown to include world-famous restaurants, high-end outlet shopping centers, theatrical performances, and amazing concert and sporting event venues. Golfers love the challenging and historic courses throughout the city, and art-lovers enjoy the Orlando Museum of Art, the Mennello Museum of American Art as well as several small, funky galleries and art studios sprinkled throughout the area. Orlando is a place known for hospitality, and that extends to its many hotels, spas, and services that suit every budget and taste.

Parents appreciate some of the amenities offered at the Disney-area accommodations, such as five-star fine dining restaurants, luxurious spas, and serene rooftop pools. And kids love themed hotels that highlight animals, costumed characters, rock ‘n’ roll, and princesses.

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Giska Hinds
Director of Human Resources
Richard Wooten