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Sarasota, FL—Pines of Sarasota, a rehabilitation and senior care community, has appointed a new Medical Director, Dr. Adrian Torres, MD, CMD. Dr. Torres joined the organization in May 2017. As the new Medical Director of Pines of Sarasota, Dr. Torres provides excellence in quality and patient care and will consistently provide the best medical care with compassion to our residents and make Pines of Sarasota a center of excellence for post acute and geriatric care.
Dr. Torres completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Puerto Rico, and his Residency at Nassau County Medical Center in New York. He is triple Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is also a Certified Medical Director through the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
“Dr. Torres brings with him a wealth of experience in the field of geriatric medicine,” says Nursing Home Administrator, Pete Misura. “Since his very first day on our campus, Dr. Torres has embraced Pines’ culture and has become part of our family. He quickly rolled up his sleeves and got right to work taking care of our residents. And along with that care, he is also helping to guide and teach our staff as well as spending time with family and friends of our residents.”
Dr. Torres will prove to be an invaluable resource for Pines’ patients and the organization as he includes developing standards of care and meaningful programs that emphasize wellness within the facility, advising on quality of care, assisting with the implementation and review of policies and procedures, and providing staff education.
Until recently, Dr. Torres served as the Medical Director at Moorings Park Community in Naples, Florida. He is also Medical Director for First Physicians Group Post-Acute Services of Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
“My philosophy is to take every opportunity to listen and learn from all the people I meet,” says Dr. Torres, “and that’s how I work with my Pines patients. Paying attention to their needs and listening to them, as well as to their family members and the rest of the staff here, makes it much easier to give them the very best of care.”