Patricia Hurst is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner earning her Master’s Degree at the University of South Alabama. She has worked with Dr. Chandra and the SSO team for more than 20 years. She sees patients in the office, hospitals and has extensive training assisting in the operating room. She earned a certificate of first assisting from the National Institute of First Assisting (NIFA) and became a Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) as a commitment to providing quality care for her patients during their surgical experience. Patty was raised in Ocala and takes great pride in serving her local community. She enjoys spending time with her family, antique shopping, and refurbishing furniture.
Bhumi Patel is a Certified Physician Assistant. She earned her Master’s Degree at the University of Florida, School of Physician Assistant Studies. She spent 3 years working as a primary care PA for underserved communities building a strong foundation in general medicine and received the National Health Service Scholarship.
She has been a part of the SSO team since 2018. She helps with all steps of the surgical process from consultation, to assist in the OR, to recovery. Patel has a keen eye for detail, is attentive, and has a sincere commitment to her patient’s well-being and will provide quality health care for each individual.
Bhumi and her fiancé Joel, love traveling, Crossfit, Gator sports, and spending time with their pets.
Amelia LaBonte is a Certified Physician Assistant. She graduated at the top of her class with the highest honors from Nova Southeastern University.
Amelia was awarded the honor of membership to the Alpha Eta Honor’s Society for her excellent academic achievement and high standard of character and conduct.
She provides exceptional medical care and treats all of her patients with compassion. During her free time, Amelia enjoys playing beach volleyball, pickleball, and kayaking with her friends and family.