Meet Our Staff

“…I wanted to become a doctor so that I could help others experience exceptional patient care” – Dr. Scott Elsbree

Dr. Scott Elsbree, MD, PA

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Dr. Elsbree grew up in Sarasota, Florida, then earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Duke University and then went on to attend medical school at the University of Florida School of Medicine. Dr. Elsbree completed his internship and residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Elsbree is board certified in internal medicine by American Board of Internal Medicine. He became a doctor because of a life long desire to help people. His number one priority is patient care and providing a safe and healthy atmosphere for his patients. Dr. Elsbree was nominated as “Top Doctor” in Sarasota Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. He has also been voted as one of the “Ten Best Doctors” by Doctors Hospital Sarasota, Florida.

When he is not working, Dr. Elsbree enjoys opera, classical music, piano, boating, and time with his wife and four children.

Cheryl Best

Office Manager

Year started with Dr. Elsbree: 1987

Education: BS Public Health, Community Health Education, SIU Carbondale

Carrie Pappas, ARNP

Nurse Practioner

Carrie received her Masters of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program from the Medical College of Ohio. She is board certified through the ANCC and holds her Autonomous license in the state of Florida.

Carrie has completed certification in Regenerative Medicine with New Life. She is a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine & the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

Carrie loves animals. She rescued 3 horses, many dogs & two cats. She enjoys traveling, nature & helping others.

Ben Machado


Year started with Dr. Elsbree: 2014

Education: Practical Technologist, 1995

Tammy Bralley

Front Office Coordinator

Year started with Dr. Elsbree: 2002

Education: High school diploma, New Orleans, LA

Dee Dee Quillen

Medical Assistant

Year started with Dr. Elsbree: 2015

Education: Business and paralegal degree