Dr. John Southerland, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 53
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Dr. John Southerland, MD
Dr. John Southerland, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Sarasota, FL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Southerland is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Sarasota Digestive Health Specialists

1801 Arlington St # 101

Sarasota, FL 34239

Contact Information

(941) 894-3490

Dr. John Southerland, MD

Dr. John Southerland, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • 7 More

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Dr. Southerland's Experience

Dr. Southerland's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Cleveland Clin Found
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Cleveland Clin Found
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Shands Hospital University Fla
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Southerland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Southerland's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Southerland to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Southerland's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Sarasota |
Dr.Southerland advised me to continue taking a "step" medication which I experienced,& reported an adverse intolerance/syndrome. The day I started APRISO, I became deathly ill. Prior to taking APRISO I was healthy, kayaking a few days earlier. I suffered for 20 days, called 14x pleading for an emergency appt. He did not return one call. This neglect resulted in 26 days- hospital & emergency surgery, due to a perforated colon. I almost died. My records are inaccurate & false. Medical Negligence!
Sarasota |
Lack of integrity, & the number of patients Dr Southerland has chosen to take, resulted in his inability to provide competent, skillful, & accurate care. HE advised me to continue taking APRISO, a drug that I was experiencing a very serious adverse intolerance/syndrome to. I called him 14x reporting symptoms & pleading for help, yet I was told to continue the APRISO. Under HIS direction I took it for almost 2 weeks. RESULT-I nearly died,my colon perforated, & I have a permanent ileostomy.
Sarasota, FL |
dr southerland is thorough and explains procedure and results clearly and patiently. I definitely recommend him .
in Sarasota, FL |
So comfortable and he is very cordial I felt like I was in good hands gave me all the information I needed I would certainly go back again to have the procedures c brewster
in Bradenton, FL |
The entire experience with Dr Southerland and his office was very pleasant and easy. From the initial phone call through the procedures, I felt like this office would take care of me, a scared first timer. Do not hesitate to come to him for help!
Sarasota, FL |
I could not ask for a better experience. They called me back the next day and were able to get me in from a cancellation the very next day. The nurse PA was very comforting and patient with me, listening to ALL my medical issues. I felt so at ease and important to them. They went out of their way to make sure I understood everything and was relaxed through the whole visit. They are a bunch of awesome people who work there, from the receptionist, to the nurses, to the assistants !!!!!!!!
in Parrish, FL |
This review is based on office staff performance. A scheduled colonoscopy appointment was changed without receiving any notice from the office. I endured the prep and showed up for the procedure only to be told it had been rescheduled. Previously the office informed me that my insurance was invalid. After re-sending the same email containing the same insurance information they realized they had not posted the necessary changes. They no longer use email. Avoid this practice if you can.
in johnson city, tn |
I am handicapped and have a hard time getting out. I had been "rescheduled" several times due to his procedure scheduling. This last time I waited for an hour in the office waiting room. I needed to drop off my wife at her appointment 5 minutes away and I told them. It was 11:30. My appointment was at 10:30. I left to dropped her off and returned at 11:40. He still had patients to see and I was told he couldn't see me due to his procedure schedule at 12. Now I need to find a new GI physician
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Dr. Southerland accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Southerland has admitting privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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