Gastroenterology Group of Naples Welcomes New Female Physician

NAPLES, FL (Jan. 4, 2016) – Gastroenterology Group of Naples is pleased to announce the addition of Sandra M. Jara, M.D. Dr. Jara is board-certified in gastroenterology and will provide skilled endoscopy, colonoscopy, and small bowel capsule services. She will be accepting new patients starting January 4, 2016.

According to Raymond W. Phillips, the group’s founder, Dr. Jara will see patients in its Bonita office, located at 9776 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 202-F, Bonita Springs, FL 34135; and its Naples office, located at 1064 Goodlette Road, Naples, FL 34102. Dr. Jara will also perform procedures at Gulfshore Endoscopy Center at 1084 Goodlette Road, Naples, FL 34102.

A native of Queens, New York, Dr. Jara lived in Quito, Ecuador as a teenager and is fluent in Spanish. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular & Microbiology. After earning her undergraduate degree she attended medical school in Gainesville at the University of Florida and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Jara turned her focus to liver diseases, which led her to pursue a fellowship in Hepatology at the University of Miami Center for Liver Disease. She then completed her Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Dr. Jara practiced in Orlando before relocating to Naples to be close to family and join Gastroenterology Group of Naples. In addition to being board-certified in gastroenterology, Dr. Jara is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association, and Florida Gastroenterology Society.

Dr. Jara has two young boys and a wonderful husband. She has an identical twin who is an Interventional Cardiologist and an older sister who is a family practitioner.

Gastroenterology Group of Naples is located at 1064 Goodlette Road in Naples, Florida. For more information on its providers and services, go to New patient appointments can be made by calling (239) 649-1186.