• Shannon Hayes

Dunavant Medical Group Heartily Supports 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.


Dunavant Medical Group, led by Dr. Scott Dunavant M.D., is giving away a Dri-FIT shirt to patients who register for the 7th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H., of which it's a Silver Sponsor. Dr. Dunavant believes the race is an important event for many reasons.

“It's important for health, F.I.S.H. and to me as a healthcare provider,” said Dr. Dunavant, who has race registration forms on a clipboard at his office window. “I believe everyone should walk to have a healthier lifestyle, plus the 10K is a good time for a good cause.”

Dunavant and his team of professionals operate an urgent care and a traditional family practice clinic offering healthcare with a personal touch. Dunavant Medical Group exists to bring Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors the highest-quality, easily-accessible care. The dedicated team strives to be role models for a healthier community – registering staff and patients for the 10K race.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Dunavant and his staff as supporters of the 10K Race and F.I.S.H.,” said Ed Ridlehoover, 10K Committee co-chair. “They are a wonderful group of professionals, who are personable and compassionate.”

The newly opened clinic offers primary care for older children to adults, as well as urgent care for all ages. Care is provided for routine conditions, such as colds, fevers, flu, ear conditions or respiratory concerns. Chronic conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis or hypertension, along with annual exams, physicals or preventative medicine can also be handled by the health professionals at Dunavant Medical Group.

Dr. Dunavant received his Medical Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and has extensive experience with emergency medicine, sports medicine, professional teams and family practice. His team of healthcare professionals is led by Diane St. Pierre, ARNP, who has more than 30 years of healthcare experience.

Dunavant Medical Group is located at 695 Tarpon Bay Rd., Suite 2, but they do make house calls for those who are non-ambulatory or otherwise unable to travel for care. Dunavant can be reached at 239-312-4544.

“F.I.S.H. is a wonderful organization and we are very pleased to be a part of neighbors helping neighbors,” said Dunavant.

F.I.S.H. - Food programs, Island based, Social services, Helping hands – has been providing a certain type of care to its clients for more than 30 years. The non-profit organization has helped countless individuals, of all ages, when they needed it most. Its team of volunteers provide thousands of hours of service each year and the organization used 86 percent of its 2014 budget for client programming.

The 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. is set for 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 with the start/finish line at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Runners receive awards, a medallion, T-shirt and a back-pack style goody bag. Registration is open at fishofsancap.org or ftmyerstrackclub.com.

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