When Wanda I. Torres, MD, FACOG, opened Suncoast Women’s Care, it was important to her to offer a facility where women would be seen by female doctors, saying, “We understand what it’s like to be the patient.”
Her sweet personality and gentle approach with her patients has made Dr. Torres a local favorite for women of all ages who need care. From puberty through post-menopause, Suncoast Women’s Care is a provider that puts women first, regardless of where they are in their journey.
Malieri Colon-Rivera, MD joined Suncoast Women’s Care this past summer. Like Dr. Torres, she earned her degree and completed her residency at the University District Hospital in San Juan, affiliated to University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Originally a Primary Care doctor, Dr. Colon truly felt a calling to become an OB/GYN doctor, and says having a background in Primary Care has come in very handy with her patients.
Offering a comprehensive approach to OB/GYN care, Dr. Torres and Dr. Colon excel at taking their time with each patient, whether it’s an annual well visit, or a scheduled visit to discuss a concern. The doctors at Suncoast Women’s Care really take the time to bond and connect with their patients, while educating them on their many options from birth control to birth plans, and from understanding the importance of mammograms to questions about their monthly cycle.
Additionally, Dr. Torres and Dr. Colon both perform gynecological procedures, both in office and at nearby hospitals like Mease Countryside and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Smaller procedures can be done in office or right next door at the Bay- Care Surgery Center.
Top Notch Gynecological Care
Today, things like hysterectomies and the removal of fibroids can be done with less pain and in less time, and the best part is that it requires almost none of the recovery time that it used to. Using Robotic Assisted Surgery, the physicians at Suncoast Women’s Care combine their gentle approach with the very best in technology to help women heal quickly and get back to their busy lives.
Often, the doctors at Suncoast Women’s Care can help patients avoid surgery by offering other therapies such as physical therapy for pelvic floor rehabilitation. The best part is that you won’t even have to go anywhere else. They have a physical therapist who offers biofeedback therapy right in their office. Dr. Torres says, “Some studies have shown that biofeedback therapy helps 85-95 percent of women.” Suncoast Women’s Care also offers urodynamic testing in the office. When a woman is having problems with pelvic prolapse and/or urinary incontinence, it can be very personal and upsetting and it really helps to have doctors who understand and truly care.
Sara said, “Dr. Torres and her staff are just simply amazing. I, unfortunately, was having a lot of problems with my period, Dr. Torres advised me as to what my options were and I trusted in her completely. I had to take the proper steps to try to correct my issues. I had the hysteroscopic procedure right in her office. I was so glad that the she offers the procedure to be done in her office. Everyone was so comforting, even being as nervous I as was, it was very quick and I didn’t have any pain or discomfort after the procedure.”
Another patient said, “I had the DaVinci Robotic Hysterectomy performed by Dr Torres at Mease Countryside Hospital...I am now a ‘new’ woman! Dr Torres is my Super Hero! What fantastic teamwork at the hospital in all phases of my surgical stay. Twenty-four hours after surgery I was ready to go home! I have been a patient of Dr Torres … for approximately eight years. I am most impressed that they truly listen to you plus being professional, knowledgeable, skillful and caring.”
Obstetrics that You and Your Baby Can Trust
Choosing a doctor to help you deliver is a big decision! Whether you’re just thinking about conceiving or you’re looking for a physician to help deliver your third or fourth child, the physicians at Suncoast Women’s Care simply love delivering babies. Their patient, calm approach during your pregnancy and delivery will make the entire experience that much better. Delivering at Mease Countryside Hospital, where they have an incredible NICU for peace of mind, Dr. Torres and Dr. Colon are dedicated and experienced at making sure that your little one’s entrance into the world is in good hands.
When you’re pregnant, it’s so important to have a group of professionals at the ready, just in case you have questions, symptoms, or any kind of concern. Dr. Torres and Dr. Colon work with each patient to develop an ideal birthing plan, so that everyone is on the same page. They can help you decide if an epidural is right for you, and discuss the possibilities of caesarean sections and where they come into play. Each pregnancy is different, and each woman is different, which is why Suncoast Women’s Care treats each individual patient with respect.
For those women who prefer a natural birth experience, Suncoast Women’s Care is proud to have Karen Vaughn-Kerns, ARNP, CNM on staff as a Nurse-Midwife. She offers many years of experience, helping many women give birth to healthy babies.
Lisa said, “I have been going to Dr Torres since 2004. My first baby was born in 2005 and I have two other babies since then delivered by [Suncoast Women’s Care]. I love this group. All of the staff and midwives are so nice and helpful. I feel comfortable every time I come to this office. I would recommend this office to anyone looking for a gynecologist, and have many times.”
If you’re looking for an OB/GYN physician who will stand by your side and provide professional and experienced care, choose Dr. Torres and Dr. Colon at Suncoast Women’s Care in Trinity. They accept most insurance companies, and work hard to make your experience a positive and pleasant one.
Suncoast Women’s Care is located at 2044 Trinity Oaks Blvd. in Trinity, on the 2nd floor of the Trinity Medical Arts Building, in Suite 215. They are open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Friday; closed during lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call 727-376-0060 or visit the website, www.SuncoastWomensCare.com.