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Lee Health Experts

Lee Health has a team of experts who can help you with your stories. Below, you will find a list of our some of our experts and their specialties. Please let us know if you would like to request an interview. 

The Lee Health Media Relations Team can be reached at [email protected] or 239-789-5786.

Know Where to Go

Dr. Karen Calkins

Know Where to Go

It’s essential for everyone to know where to go for immediate, high-quality care. Know how to choose between the emergency department, urgent care, primary care, telehealth and DispatchHealth.

Hospital Safety & Quality

Dr. Stephanie Stovall

  • COVID-19
  • Pediatric infectious diseases
  • Patient and staff safety

Infection Prevention

Dr. Mary Beth Saunders

  • COVID-19
  • Environmental health effects, like blue-green algae
  • Infection prevention
  • Vaccinations

Emergency Department

Dr. Timothy Dougherty

  • Emergency medicine
  • Medical toxicology

Substance Abuse Disorder

Dr. Stephen Moenning

  • Addiction medicine

Blood Donation

Jeremy Puckett

  • Lee Health Blood Center

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Michael DeFrain

  • Cardiothoracic surgery

Dr. Paul DiGiorgi

  • Cardiothoracic surgery


Dr. Richard Chazal

  • Adult cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Diagnostic cardiology


Dr. Cesar Cereijo

  • Orthopedic surgery

Dr. Christopher Myer

  • Orthopedic surgery


Dr. Razak Dosani

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical care medicine

Dr. Jordan Taillon

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical care medicine

Dr. Shyam Kapadia

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical care medicine


Dr. Denise Drago

  • Pediatric primary care

Dr. Thomas Schiller

  • Nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • General pediatrics
  • Electronic medical records


Debra Wilson

  • Regional Cancer Center


Dr. Chadwick Leo

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecology robotic-assisted surgery

Dr. Rachel Wykes

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology


Erika Graziani

  • Healthy food initiatives
  • Nutrition for chronic disease prevention

Noel Konken

  • Food safety
  • Healthy food initiatives
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Cystic fibrosis

Leigha Messner

  • Food safety
  • Healthy food initiatives