About Us


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Sarasota Medical Center has been caring for patients for over 20 years. We have Board Certified Emergency and Primary Care Physicians with the experience to care for all of your health care needs. From chest pain to rashes, hypertension to a strep throat, laceration repair to high cholesterol, we provide the most comprehensive, efficient, and convenient quality medical care in the area. We do this by having the best people, processes, and equipment. Every patient is treated with respect and attention at each level of contact within the medical center, as we provide the best quality care.

"We treat each of our patients as though they were part of our family. We’ll strive to exceed your expectations to deliver the best quality medical care in the area."

—Dr. Joaquin J. Aristimuño,
MD FAAEP Board Certified Emergency Medicine

Care Providers


Dr. Javier Aristimuño
Born in Caracas, Venezuela. He moved to the United States when he was a young teen. After graduating from high school in Massachusetts, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from George Washington University in 1988. He continued his medical education at George Washington University School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1992 with his MD.  He completed his residency at the University of Maryland in the Department of Internal Medicine and then continued on with an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center at Jacksonville.   In 1996, Dr. Aristimuño set his roots in Sarasota working in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Doctor’s Hospital. In 2000, he began working in the ER at Fawcett Memorial Hospital and then added coverage in the ER at Englewood Community Hospital in 2007. In 2009, Dr. Aristimuño and Dr. Mason purchased the Sarasota Medical Center, where today they both currently give the residents and guests of the Sarasota area quality, efficient and comprehensive health care.

Dr. John Mason
Dr. C. John Mason grew up in Connecticut. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular and Genetic Biology from Bucknell University in 1982. He then traveled to Louisville, Kentucky where he earned his MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio in 1990. After completing his residency, he was recruited to become the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at the Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. During that tenure Dr. Mason earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati. In 1997, he moved to St. Louis, MO where he was the Director of Trauma Services and the ER at DePaul Health Center. From 1999-2001, Dr. Mason was the Chairman for the Department of Medicine at Shands AGH in Gainesville, FL. From there he settled in Sarasota and began working as the Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Doctor’s Hospital. While at Doctor’s Hospital, Dr. Mason became the Chairman of Emergency Medicine for Gulf Coast Emergency Physicians in Port Charlotte. This position brought him to the ER at Fawcett Memorial Hospital and Englewood Community Hospital where he was elected as the Chief of Staff for two consecutive terms. In 2006, Dr. Mason purchased the Sarasota Family Medical Center and shared his time caring for patients there and in the ER. In 2009, Dr. Mason and Dr. Aristimuño purchased the Sarasota Medical Center. Currently they are both working solely in the Sarasota Medical Center keeping the residents and guests of Sarasota healthy with knowledgeable, efficient and friendly care.

Dr. Pierre Nedelcovych, MD FAAFP, FAAUCM
Dr. Nedelcovych was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and immigrated through Ellis Island in 1962 at the age of six. Both of his parents were physicians and he knew from a young age that his calling was to help people and go into the field of medicine. He has been happily married for 30 years and is the proud father of 3 children.
“Dr. Ned” earned his undergraduate degree in Zoology from The George Washington University in 1980. Then traveled to the British West Indies to earn his MD from The American University of the Caribbean in 1983. The following year he completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Service at DC General Hospital. From DC, he traveled to Philadelphia, where he completed his three year residency in Family Practice and was Chief Resident his last year at the medical College of Pennsylvania, Northeastern Hospital of Philadelphia in 1986.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Nedelcovych and his wife settled in Virginia where he joined his father’s practice in Gynecology. For more than ten years he second assisted with his father in surgery and upon graduating from his family practice residency he transformed the gynecological practice to a family practice providing care to all ages.
During this time he grew the practice into a large six provider group and opened up a second location in Reston, Virginia at the new Reston Hospital Center and was involved in the development of the family practice department.
In 1997, he sold the practice to Hospital Corporation of American and became a provider and independent consultant to HCA Columbia Primary Care Associates for the next five years. Then in 2002 Dr. Nedelcovych went back into private practice creating and establishing a new primary care practice where he acted as medical director, clinician and owner for four years.
Having a desire to practice medicine in Sarasota, Florida he sold his practice to SAI Healthcare and acted as medical director and independent contractor to Dominion Family Healthcare until he could facilitate his family’s move to Sarasota. Upon moving to Florida in 2010 he became a provider for the Gulf Coast Medical Group and then in 2014 joined Dr. Mason and Dr. Aristimuño at the Sarasota Medical Center.
As a practitioner at Sarasota Medical Center he is providing the residents and guests of the Sarasota area quality, efficient and comprehensive health care for all age groups including urgent care, minor dermatologic procedures and office gynecology. Dr. Nedelcovych currently holds medical licenses in Virginia and Florida. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Society for Colposcopic and Cervical Pathology and has fellowships with the Fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine.