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Lane R. Carlin, MD

Top Doctors 2015

Dr. Lane Carlin was born in New York City and moved to Florida in 1955. He attended the University of Florida, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He graduated from medical school at the University of South Florida in 1976 with a distinguished award in neurology. Dr. Carlin served his internship at Tampa General Hospital followed by two years of public health service in North Carolina. In 1979, he began a three-year residency in neurology at Bowman Gray Medical School in Winston Salem, North Carolina, where he was chief resident in neurology from 1981-82.


Dr. Carlin began private clinical practice in northern California, moving to Ft. Myers in 1983 where he has been in private practice since. Dr. Carlin is on the board of Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida and has volunteered and directed the free epilepsy clinic in Lee County since 1990. He is certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and is on the staff of two local hospitals.   He and his wife Barbara have two daughters.


Paul F. Driscoll, MD, FAHA

Top Doctors 2015Dr. Driscoll, a native of New York State, began his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  After two years of study, he was selected for the Junior Honors Medical Program, allowing him to simultaneously complete his final two years of college and his first year of medical school. He received his bachelor of science degree with Phi Beta Kappa honors.  Dr. Driscoll subsequently completed his medical training at the University of Florida, graduating in 1983.  He completed his medical internship, neurology residency and neuromuscular fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.  There he served as chief resident in the last year of residency his and as a Clinical Instructor during and after his fellowship.


Dr. Driscoll returned to SW FL in 1988 to begin private practice.  He has worked as an investigator for several national and international clinical stroke trials.  Dr. Driscoll is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and in February, 2014 was elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association(AHA/ASA) conferred by the Stroke Council.  Management of stroke and clinical research remain his areas of greatest interest.



In his free time, Dr. Driscoll and his three adult children enjoy water sports, travel, running and music.


Chris J. Marino, MD

Dr. Marino was born, and grew up in Long Island, New York.  His undergraduate education was at the University of Virginia, where he majored in chemistry.  He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army, and earned his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, where he graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.    He completed his internship, and residency in Neurology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.  He served as the neurologist for the US Army hospital in Seoul Korea, and then returned to Walter Reed, serving as the assistant chief of the Neurology Service and assistant Neurology program director.  He is a combat-decorated veteran.    He later completed his fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Walter Reed, and then served as the assistant director of the clinical neurophysiology training program.   


Dr. Marino has special interest and training in diseases of the muscle and nerve, epilepsy and the treatment of movement disorders with botulinum toxin. 


Dr. Marino joined the Florida Neurology Group in 1998. He thoroughly enjoys seeing and helping his patients with neurological conditions.  He has collaborated in the development of multiple clinical processes and protocols to improve the neurological care of patients in Lee County.  He has served on numerous committees within the health system involving quality and medical staff concerns.   


He and his wife Karma enjoy the outdoors, family, school and church activities and occasional visits to Disney with their children.

John P. Sullivan, MD

Dr. Sullivan was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Gannon University is 1998.  He graduated in 2002 from MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia.  Dr. Sullivan then went forward to complete medical internship, neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the University of Rochester.  During fellowship he had an emphasis placed on training in neuromuscular diseases and epilepsy.  He earned distinction during residency because of his dedication to teaching and excellence in clinical standards with an election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.


He is certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and he is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.  Dr. Sullivan greatly enjoys providing high quality and compassionate care for his patients with a variety of neurological disorders including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraine and neuropathy.


Dr. Sullivan joined Florida Neurology Group in 2016 and relocated from NW Pennsylvania where he had been practicing general neurology for eight years.  He enjoys outside activities, involvement in his church and travel with his wife and three children.

Nattasha J. Acevedo-Ramirez, MD

Dr. Nattasha Acevedo was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Her undergraduate education was at the University of Puerto Rico where she majored in Biology. She attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico graduating in 2012. She then completed a general neurology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York where she obtained the Leo M. Davidoff Award for outstanding teaching of medical students. She also completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.


Dr. Acevedo is a board certified neurologist and holds a special interest in neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, headache disorders and stroke. She enjoys traveling, biking, paddle boarding and spending time with her family. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Anthony C Brown, MD

Dr. Anthony Brown was born in Omaha Nebraska to a military family and raised in Germany, Hawaii, and Florida.  His undergraduate education was at Florida State University where he majored in Athletic Training.  He attended medical school at New York Medical College in Westchester County New York graduating in 2008.  He then completed his medical internship and general neurology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he had the distinction of serving as chief resident for two years. 


Dr. Brown then served as an active duty neurologist for the Unites States Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in northwest Florida from 2012-2016 serving as a General Neurologist and regional director of traumatic brain injury services for active duty combat personnel.  Dr. Brown is a board certified general neurologist and holds a special interest in the treatment of headache disorders, Parkinson's disease, and the treatment of neurologic disease with botulinum toxin.


Dr. Brown joined Florida Neurology Group in 2016.  He enjoys surfing, paddle boarding, and exercise.  He lives with his wife and three young sons.

Gerardo A. Gamez, MD

Dr. Gamez was born in Manila, Philippines.  He was the only student who completed his Bachelor of Science degree in three years with honors.  He received his medical degree from University of Santo Tomas College of Medicine and Surgery in the Philippines in 1980.  He completed his medical internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Miriam Hospital, Brown University in 1986.  He completed his neurology residency at Mount Sinai medical Center, New York in 1989.  He moved to Fort Myers, Florida and began clinical practice in General Neurology since then.  His major areas of interest are in Parkinson’s disease and Movement disorders and Seizure disorders.


Dr. Gamez has been an active member in the different committees and departments of all the local hospitals in Lee County.


Dr. Gamez and his wife, Marivic, enjoy traveling and spending time visiting his five daughters and their families.  In his spare time, he enjoys jogging, swimming and biking.


Konstantin Dzamashvili, MD, PhD, MSc

Dr. Konstantin Dzamashvili received his M.D. from Chuvash State University, USSR; and his Ph.D. in Aging of Autonomic Nervous System through Tbilisi State Medical Institute, Georgia, USSR.  Dr. Dzamashvili is doubled boarded in Neurology and Vascular Neurology.  Dr. Dzamashvili’s long list of accomplishments includes Co-Director of the Stroke and Neurovascular Program, Comprehensive Stroke Center, at the Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, The Neuroscience Institute, Winfield, Illinois.


Lina G. Rodriguez Balius, APRN

Lina was born in Havana, Cuba and was raised in Florida for most of her life. She became a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Florida, Tampa in 2016. She also graduated that year as a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society. In 2017, she became a member of the American Association of Neurology and became a Nurse Practitioner First Assist attaining her degree from the National Institue of First Assist. Lina has worked as an RN at Lee Memorial Hospital in the Neurology and Neurology step-down unit for more than three years. She also worked there as an RN in Trauma and Med-surge units for two years. Before coming to the Florida Neurology Group in 2017, she worked in Primary Care as a Family Nurse Practitioner.


Lina is fluent in both English and Spanish, and has a great deal of experience working with diverse populations. She values the autonomy of her clients and prioritizes a multi-disciplinary approach that centers the lived experiences of patients.


In her free time, Lina enjoys fitness and health activities, traveling, and spending time with her hairless cat.

Ann W. Fowler, APRN-C

Ann was born in the state of Washington and raised in Ohio.  She participated in the Ohio State University Freshmen Honors Program and graduated from the College of Nursing in 1979.  She worked as a hospital staff nurse in Ohio, Florida and Michigan.  From 1991 through 1997, she was employed as a neurosurgical intensive care nurse at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan.  In 1996, she received a Master’s degree in Nursing from Michigan State University.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society.  She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Since 1997, she has worked exclusively in the outpatient field specializing in neurology.  Ann joined the Florida Neurology Group in 2012.  She enjoys caring for all neurology patients, especially those with headache, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

Ann and her husband, Bob, have two sons.  Free time together is spent enjoying family, hobbies and travel.

Sanjeev V. Maniar, MD

Dr. Sanjeev Maniar was born and raised in India. He attended B.J. Medical College in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. In 1995, completed his intern year at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He then completed his neurology residency and neurophysiology fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in 1999. He practiced for less than 2 years at Portsmouth, OH before he joined practice with Dr. Prasad in 2001. Since then he has practiced neurology in Northwest Indiana where he went on to become the Stroke Director and Multiple Sclerosis Director of Methodist Hospital until June 2017.


Dr. Maniar is compassionate by nature, contributing to his unique bedside manner and his interactions put a smile on his patients' faces and help them subdue their pain. Dr. Maniar enjoys travel and cultural experiences. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati. He often donates his time to underserved communities and regularly participates in mission trips internationally. He has traveled with his wife and two daughters on multiple occasions to participate in medical camps in areas such as rural Uganda and India.  


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