Our Providers service Tampa General Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital Main, Advent Tampa & Carrollwood, Kindred Central & South Tampa.


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Manish Sharma, DO.

Premier Hospitalists is lead by our managing partner Dr. Manish Sharma.

Dr. Sharma started the group back in 2008 with the commitment to provide the Tampa community with timely and accurate in-patient health care services.

Premier Hospitalists’ core values of patient-centered care, communication and continuity of care are what really guides our organizational culture.

Dr. Sharma is an American Board of Internal Medicine certified physician.He completed his residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. Dr. Sharma earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997.

His undergraduate studies were completed at Saint Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He is a current member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Sharma has a true commitment of setting the standard in medicine.In his spare time he likes to cheer on his beloved Tampa Bay Lightning and spend time with his wife and their two children.

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Jeralyn Allen, MD.


Dr. Jeralyn Allen joined Premier Hospitalists in 2019. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. 

She completed her undergraduate studies at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia and went on to earn her medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee. She completed a preliminary year in a general surgery residency at Atlanta Medical Center and moved on to complete her Internal Medicine residency and Sports Medicine fellowship at Meharry Medical College. 

She is a current member of American Medical Association. Dr Allen has a special interest in musculoskeletal disease, diabetes, and thyroid disorders. 

In her spare time she enjoys dancing, running, watching football, and spending time with her husband and three dogs. 

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Daniel Bainbridge, DO.

Dr.Daniel Bainbridge is an American Board of Internal Medicine eligible physician who joined Premier Hospitalists in 2018. He grew up in Jacksonville,FL and attended the University of North Florida for his undergraduate education. Dr.Bainbridge is a graduate of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg,SC. He received his internal medicine residency training at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson,FL.

Dr.Bainbridge is currently serving in the United States Air Force Reserve as a Captain statined at MacDill AFB 6th Medical Group in Tampa,FL. He has special interest in aerospace medicine and will complete his training in the Air Force as a flight surgeon later this year.

Dr.Bainbridge believes in a patient-centric approach to hospital medicine and values a team atmosphere while providing the highest quality healthcare possible. He emphasizes excellent continuity of care with outpatient primary care physicians and cardiovascular health.

Dr.Bainbridge is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians Air Force Chapter and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. In his spare time, he enjoys Jacksonville Jaguar football and spending time with his daughter.

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Moiya Brown, ARNP.

Moiya Brown joined Premier Hospitalist in 2016

She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of South Florida and went on to earn her Masters of Science in Nursing (Adult/ Gerontology) at Kaplan University.

Her clinical interests are congestive heart failure, diabetes, COPD, hypertension, kidney diseases, cardiology, hyperlipidemia, hematology disorders, thyroid disease, MI, cardiac disease, lung disease.

Moiya is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and is American Heart Association BLS/ ACLS Certified.

She is also Adult/Gerontology Advanced Nurse Practitioner Board Certified.

Her personal interest is working out at the gym. She enjoys reading fiction and self-help books.

She also enjoys time with friends and family, retail therapy, and traveling.

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Candilla Davis, ARNP.

Candilla Davis is an ARNP with a broad range of healthcare experience that extends over 13 years. She joined Premier Hospitalists in 2016. Originally from Queens, NY, Candilla Davis considers herself to be a native Floridian at heart.

She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 2005. After graduation, she traveled to Augusta, Georgia where she had an opportunity to work with the VA hospital caring for spinal cord patients. She later logged many clinical hours working for an academic medical center in the areas of cardiology, orthopedics, surgery, and critical care. She and her family moved to Tampa in 2009, where she continued her work in critical care working in medical and vascular surgery intensive care units.

She completed her Master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of South Florida in 2015. She has worked both in primary care and hospital medicine. She is an active member of her local chapter ARNP association and has been published in Minority Nurse Magazine. Her primary focus as an ARNP is to provide comprehensive and quality patient and family centered care.

Her main joy in life is centered around her children and faith.

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Vatanie Guerrier, ARNP.

Vatanie Guerrier joined Premier Hospitalists in 2015.She was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL.

Growing up Vatanie had a strong passion for nursing and always knew she wanted to be in the medical field.

In 2008 she graduated from Palm Beach State College with an Associate of Arts degree and later that year she moved to Tampa to attend nursing school.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of South Florida class of 2010. After graduating she began her career as a Registered Nurse fulfilling her passion.After three years of nursing she decided it was time to go back to school to obtain her masters degree.

In 2015, Vatanie graduated with a Master of Science, Summa Cum Laude in Nursing at the University of South Florida, and a few months later she became a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Her clinical Interest include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, cancer, transplant, and women’s care. Vatanie enjoys helping people and making a difference in the lives of others.Outside of nursing she loves spending quality time with her family and friends, eating and traveling.

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Prasand Kesavan, MD.

Dr. Kesavan joined Premier Hospitalists in 2018.

He is originally from New York and completed undergraduate school at New York Institute of Technology.

He attended Ross University in Dominica for medical school. He then attended the Medical College of Georgia where he completed his residency in family medicine.

Dr. Kesavan moved to Florida to join his wife, who was doing her residency in Gainesville, Florida.

Both he and his wife have now relocated to Tampa where they currently practice medicine.

Dr. Kesavan has an interest in chronic lung disorders as well as wound care management.

He enjoys watching basketball, especially the New York Knicks and also enjoys college football.

Shamira Lewis A.R.N

Shamira Lewis, ARNP.

Shamira Lewis joined Premier Hospitalists in 2016.

She earned her Bachelor of Science and her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of South Florida where she was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Shamira is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

She holds certifications with the American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support.

Clinical Interests include patient education, prevention and treatment of chronic diseases which include hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart failure, diabetes, transplant, and kidney disease.

She strives to provide the highest quality patient care. Her personal interests include Community Service, Volunteer Health Fairs, Member of Central Tampa Baptist Church, spending time with family and friends, shopping and traveling.

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Yasmin Mahmoud, MD.

Yasmin Mahmoud MD, is originally from Iraq.

She joined Premier Hospitalists in 2016. Yasmin relocated with her family to Tampa from Detroit, Michigan so her husband could complete his fellowship at the University of South Florida.

She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Michigan State University’s Hurley Medical Center.

Her interests include preventive medicine, women’s health, cardiovascular disease and diabetes primary prevention.

She is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. She holds a Florida medical license, Michigan medical license, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Basic Life Support license.

Yasmin earned her ECFMG certificate in 2010.

Dr. Mahmoud has also volunteered with the Young Woman Christian Association, Family Fitness and Wellness Expo, and the Men’s Health Fair with Hurley Medical Center.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. She also enjoys swimming and cooking.

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Richard Ocasion, ARNP.

Richard Ocasion,ARNP-C was born and raised in Manila,Philippines. He moved to Florida in 2003. He completed his Associate in Science in 2007 as well as his Bachelor of Science in 2010 at St.Petersburg College,Pinellas County,FL. In 2007. Richard begun his nursing career at Tampa General Hospital. For over 8 years at Tampa General from a novice to an experienced nurse, he consistently provided compassionate care to all his clients. As a leader he lead by example who always lends a helping hand to his peers. In 2015 he was the Unit Nurse of the Year.

Driven by his fervor to help others and hunger to further his education he continued on to pursue graduate studies at the University of South Florida. Richard holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing primarily focused on Adult-Gerontological health. Since 2017, he has been board-certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). He continues to strive to provide the highest quality care that is centered on health maintenance, disease prevention and risk reduction. He empowers his clients through health education. Richard is also certified through the American Heart Association in both Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support.

He enjoys fishing in his spare time and loves trips to Disney World with his beautiful wife,Reyah, and lovely children, Jakob and Robyn.

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Aaushma Devkota Pokharel, MD.


Ebony M. Rollins MSN FNP C

Ebony Rollins, ARNP.

Ebony Rollins joined Premier Hospitalists in 2018. Originally from Lake Hamilton, FL., Ebony started her nursing career early as a Practical Nurse in 2004 where she went straight into hospital medicine working in neurosurgery.

She received her Registered Nursing degree Degree in 2009 at Valencia Community College in Orlando and she then transitioned to a career in critical care to include cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. She also has experience in dialysis and nursing management.

She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington with honors. In 2016 she returned to school at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and earned her advanced practice degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

During this time she specialized in community health, hypertension, and diabetes management. Because she has a huge passion for nursing education she also serves as an academic coach for students at various universities. In her spare time Ebony enjoys spending time with her daughter, going to the beach with her family, and reading.She also loves to travel and collect souvenirs.

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Aviraj Saund, MD.

Dr.Aviraj Saund joined Premier Hospitalist Group in 2018.

Dr.Saund attended St George's University for medical school. As a part of the Global Scholars Program he spent 1 year of medical school training in Newcastle,England. He then went on to complete residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate University in Brooklyn,NY. During this time he spent many clinical hours at the Brooklyn VA Hospital, Kings County Hospital, and University Hospital of Brooklyn treating patients with a wide array of medical conditions.

He is a member of the American Medical Association. His clinical interests include managing heart failure and diabetes, as well as counseling patients on the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.

Dr.Saund grew up in Boca Raton,FL and also spent many years in Miami. His hobbies include weight lifting, rock climbing, meditation, soccer, and basketball. He is an avid traveler and has explored over 30 countries. His experiences abroad have helped shape Dr.Saund as a person and as a physician.

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Belinda Schwartz, DO.

Dr. Schwartz joined Premier Hospitalists in 2018.

Her education started at the University of North Texas where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and graduated cum laude.

She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. from Georgia Campus Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schwartz trained at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan and SUNY downstate Health Science Center in Brooklyn.She has earned many awards and scholarships and has been published many times.

She volunteers at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. Belinda also has volunteered at the Clearwater Free Clinic, the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Fair, Gwinnett Community Clinic, Good Samaritan Health Center, 13th Congressional District Health Fair, and the Dallas Presbyterian Hospital Well Woman Health Fair.

She is American Board Internal Medicine certified, BLS certified, and ACLS certified.

Her hobbies are water sports, Krav Maga (self defense Israeli martial arts), and international current events (news junkie).She enjoys spending time with her American bulldog mix Diesel, and her lab pit mix Lucy.

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Douglas Scwartz, DO.

Dr. Schwartz joined Premier Hospitalists in 2014.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Dr. Douglas Schwartz is a graduate of Cornell University with a Pre-Medical major, class of 2004.

He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia Campus with honors in 2009.

He spent his next five years in Memphis, Tennessee completing Internal Medicine residency, followed by completing fellowship in kidney disease and dialysis.Dr. Schwartz then moved to Tampa, Florida with his wife and young daughter. His interests in medicine include managing high blood pressure, electrolyte and metabolic disturbances, and improving overall hospital medicine.

Dr. Schwartz enjoys spending time with his family. Dr. Schwartz is a New York Yankees fan. He can often be found at Tampa Bay Lightning games.

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Kalyn Woodington, ARNP.


Premier Hospitalists

26606 Magnolia blvd.
Lutz, FL 33559

Contact Numbers:

Tel: (813) 907-0123
Fax: (813) 907-5559


Answering Service:

(813) 402-0238


Office Hours:

Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM