Lori Abrams, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Lori Abrams is a board certified gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She and her associates specialize in well-woman gynecology including annual exams, birth control options, hormone replacement, abnormal bleeding, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Abrams is a gifted surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgical methods, including laparoscopy, thermal ablation, pelvic floor reconstruction, and Essure, a non-incisional surgical procedure for tubal sterilization. Dr Abrams also has extensive training in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including Botox® injections, dermal fillers, body sculpting, and treatment of spider veins.
Dr. Abrams is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and served as Administrative Chief Resident at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown , Pennsylvania . With gynecology as her ultimate goal, Dr. Abrams spent a one-year internship rotating through different medical specialties prior to her residency.
This well-rounded approach enhanced her medical education and training and broadened her knowledge base, allowing her to more effectively care for her patients' overall health. During her residency, Dr. Abrams was the recipient of the resident research award for her research into the psychological effects of hysterectomy.
In 1997, Dr. Abrams and her husband, Dr. Bradley Abrams, a board certified dermatologist, moved to Sarasota to set up their individual practices and raise a family. Dr. Abrams has been involved in the community since her arrival. She took an active role on the Sarasota County Domestic Violence Task Force and was appointed Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Doctor's Hospital for a two-year term. Currently, Dr. Abrams volunteers her expertise to ABC Channel 40 every other Wednesday morning for a women's health segment. This venue allows the doctor to get current information out to women in the community and provides them with forum to ask questions and have them answered by Dr. Abrams on the air or via email.
GRETCHEN SCIARRINO, MSN, ARNP-C
GRETCHEN SCIARRINO joins Abrams Center for Women as a certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) whose practice is dedicated to gentle, compassionate care of women throughout their life span. Gretchen brings more than 12 years of energetic, thorough and non-judgmental women’s health experience to this practice.
Ms. Sciarrino is certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation. She is a member of the American Society of Colposcopic and Cervical Pathology, the Nurse Practitioners Associations of Florida (Sarasota and Manatee counties), and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Her continued professional dedication to women’s health has led Gretchen to develop advanced clinical skills in various areas including: colposcopy, biopsies, various contraceptive insertions and removals, pessary management, and treatment of many diseases and infections.
Today, Gretchen remains a strong advocate for women, and brings her clinical knowledge and expertise to our practice. She understands that each woman is unique and has different gynecologic needs. To that end, Gretchen’s approach to women’s health fits well within our practice.
Abrams Center for Women is pleased to welcome GRETCHEN SCIARRINO!