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Your Medical Professionals — Here to Serve You

It is comforting to know that you’re not alone when you need medical attention. Internal Medicine of Southwest Florida, has been successfully serving patients in the southwest Florida community since 1998.
Our professional staff are here to serve you — get to know them and see what they can do for you.

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ERNEST GESIOTTO M.D.

Internist

Skill, patience, and excellence are what Dr. Ernest Gesiotto brings to the table. Let Dr. Gesiotto manage your wellness and healthcare as our seasoned, veteran Internist.
Dr. Gesiotto earned his under-graduate and medical degrees from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Gesiotto is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been practicing in Lee County since 1989.
He is an avid boater and fisherman.  He also rides his bike to work nearly every day, but you  will not see him unless you wake up at the crack of dawn, he is a very early riser!  You could say that medicine runs in the family as we welcome his physician daughter and son-in-law to our practice!

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DIANA YOUNG M.D.

Internist

Dr. Young is known for thoroughness and attention to detail. From chronic disease to diagnosing and treating ailments, see how Dr. Diana Young can help you.

Dr. Young graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology from Cleveland State University. Dr. Young earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed the accelerated residency-program at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Wade Park VA Medical Center.

Dr. Young has been practicing medicine in Lee County since 1998.

She has many diverse hobbies and interests including cooking, reading, early 20th century architecture, fine Art, vintage and antique treasures, walking her dog, drawing and painting.

Time and weather permitting, she also likes to catch fish rather than

drown bait (also sometimes called "fishing").

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FRANCESCA GESIOTTO D.O.

Internist


Dr. Francesca Gesiotto has joined our practice  in 2021! 
Dr. Gesiotto recently completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, where she was chosen as the outstanding clinical resident trainee by her professors in each of her training years.  
Prior to UF, Francesca graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine with honors and from The Burnett Honors College at University of Central Florida with a degree in Molecular Biology, magna cum laude.  
She is excited to return to her hometown of Fort Myers and her dad, Dr. Ernest Gesiotto,  (in case the name did not give it away) is overjoyed at the prospect of having his daughter join as our new associate. 

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NICHOLAS BYERS, M. D.

Internist

Internal Medicine of Southwest Florida is happy to announce the addition of 
Dr. Nicholas Byers to our group!  Dr. Byers will begin seeing new patients in the office starting September 6th. 

Dr. Byers recently completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, where he was honored by the UF Health Department of Medicine for his outstanding patient-focused care and clinical excellence in each of his training years.  

Prior to University of Florida, Dr. Byers graduated from AUC School of Medicine with honors and from The University of Central Florida with a degree in Molecular Biology, magna cum laude.  

Nick and his newlywed bride, Dr. Francesca Gesiotto, recently moved into their first home here in Fort Myers. 
Nick is eager to get started in practice, applying all that he has learned to his lifelong goal of being a physician.  
Dr. Ernest Gesiotto is more than happy to be a mentor and boss in trade off for a fishing and golf partner. 

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LIZ FEATHERSTONE PA-C

Internal Medicine

Liz has a great sense of humor and patients enjoy her down to earth charm.

Liz is a graduate of Miami Dade where she earned her Master of Medical Science from Nova SE University, Ft Lauderdale, Florida. She is a certified Physician Associate through NCCPA. Liz has worked in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Physical Rehabilitation and Hospital Medicine. She has worked as a Physician Associate since 2002 and joined IMSWF in 2017.
She started working with Dr. Young in 2020.

Her hobbies include "glamping", arts and crafts and tooling around on her ATV with her family.

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STEPHANIE WHIPPLE ARNP, BC.

Internal Medicine

Meet Stephanie and her enthusiastic approach to patient care.
Stephanie is a graduate of South University in Savannah, Georgia where she earned her Master of Science degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to earning her graduate degree, Stephanie obtained her Bachelor's in Nursing at South University in Savannah and her Associates Degree in Nursing at Edison College, Ft. Myers. She has worked locally in the nursing profession since 2006. She also has 3 years experience working in infectious disease and wound care.  Stephanie joined IMSWF  and has been working with Dr. Gesiotto since 2015.
Stephanie is a dog lover, dedicated gym rat and health care advocate.