At LernerCohen Healthcare, you are treated by a dedicated staff of trusted professionals led by
Dr. Brad S. Lerner and Dr. Louis M. Cohen – two of the most respected primary care
physicians in Sarasota.
Originally from Massachusetts, Bonnie relocated with her husband in 2014 and embraced Sarasota as her new home. Bonnie has over 20 years of experience working in a healthcare setting. She was thrilled to join the LernerCohen team in 2016. You will often find Bonnie at our reception area as well as assisting our practice manager, Melissa.
A Sarasota native, Dondra joined LernerCohen Healthcare from First Physicians Group. In addition to being a Certified Medical Coder (CMC), she holds a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate. Dondra is the Front Office Coordinator, and it is her charming, friendly voice you most often hear when you call our office.
A lifelong Florida resident, Melissa brings her vast experience in hospital bedside nursing to LernerCohen Healthcare, where she offers a unique perspective in total patient care. In 2001, Melissa received the Nurse of Excellence Award while a nurse at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Melissa is the Practice Manager of LernerCohen Healthcare and is involved in various community organizations, including A Woman’s Journey, a program that supports All Children’s Hospital in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Megan moved to Sarasota in 2011. She has been a phlebotomist since 2005, with experience working in blood donor centers, hospitals, outpatient labs, NICU and pediatrics. Prior to joining the team at LernerCohen Healthcare, Megan worked at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for six years. She enjoys anything related to spending time with her two young children, from watching them play sports to being outside or anywhere near water!
Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Deven moved to Sarasota in 2021. She earned an undergraduate degree in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University in 2014 and has since obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Deven worked as a Registered Nurse at Broward Health Medical Center, where she specialized in pediatrics for three years before joining the LernerCohen Healthcare team. In her spare time, you can find Deven exploring all that Sarasota has to offer with her newly wedded husband and French Bulldog, Melvin.
Dan grew up in Sarasota, graduated from Sarasota High School and attended the University of Florida. He spent 25 years working in electronics and later in IT. In 2000 he decided it was time for a change and started a new career in healthcare. After six years as an inpatient and outpatient phlebotomist at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Dan originally joined Lerner Cohen Healthcare in 2006. After 10 great years, Dan retired. Now, after golfing, traveling and having wonderful times with his wife Linda, he is back with LernerCohen Healthcare.
Haley was born and raised in Sarasota and joined LernerCohen Healthcare in 2021. She brings a combined four years of nursing experience, serving as an LPN and later an RN in urgent care and orthopedics. After earning her RN, BSN from State College of Florida, she began working full time at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in their orthopedic unit, where she continues to work part time as well. Her hobbies include water sports, outdoor activities with her dogs, travel and fitness and weight training.
Bryan, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS, TPI
Bryan is a licensed physical therapist who has been in private practice, academia, wellness and sports for more than seventeen years in Sarasota. In that time, he has acquired exceptional clinical skills working with professional athletes from the PGA, MLB and WTA. In addition to being certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Bryan is also certified as an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) and strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He is one of the few physical therapists in Sarasota who has achieved board certification as an orthopedic specialist (OCS). These skill sets are unique to the region, allowing for optimal golf and other sports performance improvement programs.
A native of Tampa, Bryan moved south to Sarasota to escape cold weather. He earned his undergraduate degree at Stetson University and doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. Bryan is available for complimentary in-office physical therapy evaluations and exercise consultations.
A licensed physical therapist, Jennifer has been practicing physical therapy in Sarasota for over seventeen years. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida in 1995 and has since obtained both her master’s and doctorate degrees in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University. After working several years in hospital-based and outpatient clinical settings, Jennifer opened Active4Life, a provider of physical therapy, fitness training and sports performance services. Jennifer’s combined education, experience and commitment to lifelong learning provide clients with programs designed to get results. Jennifer is available for complimentary in-office physical therapy evaluations and exercise consultations.
Bonni began her career as a personal trainer in New York City in the 1990s. During this time, she discovered her passion for nutrition and her skill for motivating and challenging people to improve themselves. Bonnie earned a master’s degree in nutrition from New York University as well as her certification as a Registered Dietitian (RD). She is a past president of the Manasota Dietetic Association. Her experience in long-term healthcare, physicians’ offices, fitness centers, and private practice has served as further inspiration to challenge individuals to take control of their own bodies, health and life.
Bonni integrates the latest research with your personalized goals to assist you in achieving your vision.