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607 Manatee Ave. E. Suite 102
Bradenton, FL 34208

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At Florida Surgical Specialists, we select only the best of the best to serve our patients and their families. All of our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly proficient in their office duties. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during or after a visit to our Bradenton medical doctor, do not hesitate to visit with one of our staff members. They are readily standing by to address your needs.

Scot Cranston

Executive Administrator, Chief Operating Officer

Scot Pic 3Scot Cranston has a wealth of experience in leadership roles and the medical field.  He felt his calling to join the United States Army after high school.  He served 13 years of active and reserve duty during which he received his education in Radiologic Sciences and Technology. During his tenure in the Army, He attended many advanced leadership courses that prepared him to be able to build and work with and within a team to create strategic action plans in order to achieve a common goal.

Following his role in the army, He was a manager at a cardiac catheterization lab, an electrophysiology sales specialist, a national sales trainer for Bard electrophysiology, and an account executive for Stereotaxis.  He pursued entrepreneurial endeavors and was most recently the vice president & chief operating officer at Low Vision Works. He brings to Florida Surgical Specialists 18+ years of executive and entrepreneurial leadership, operational and financial management, and a solid business acumen that will undoubtedly help launch Florida Surgical Specialists to the forefront of surgical care in southwest Florida.

He lives with his wife Gwen and their two dogs in the Parrish area.He is a voracious reader, and when not reading, he and his wife enjoy spending time outdoors in their garden and traveling.

Christie Wilson

Medical Assistant

DSC_0076Christie Wilson has a broad experience in the medical field.  She spent two years in the US Navy, then graduated from Medical Assistant School in San Diego, CA as a Certified Medical Assistant. Throughout the years she has worked in Family Practice, Urology, Internal Medicine, Urgent Care and most recently in General Surgery.

Christie brings over 30 years of experience to Florida Surgical Specialists with the past 10 years being in a surgical setting. She is a member of the American Registry of Medical Assistants.

She has lived in Bradenton, Florida with her husband Tim for the past 28 years. She is an avid sports fan and also enjoys reading, cooking and outdoor activities.

Brenda Garcia

Office Manager

brenda1Brenda was born in Mexico and moved with her parents to California as a young girl. Brenda is a graduate of California High School in Whitter California and moved to Florida with her husband in 2000.

Brenda’s personality naturally drew her to work with and be around people. Upon arriving to Florida she began working in the restaurant industry and rose through the ranks to manager level. Brenda took some off time to start a family and once her children were school age she knew that the medical office arena would be a good fit. She joined a Chiropractic office whereby she quickly became the office manager.

At Florida Surgical Specialists Brenda will head up our front desk/check-in and check-out areas. Brenda is fluent in Spanish and will be able to translate the doctor’s instructions to our Spanish speaking patients.

Brenda lives in Bradenton with her Husband Eleazar and their 3 boys. When not spending time with family, Brenda enjoys a good book and has a love for sewing.

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