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Manatee Senior Care


“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors”

- Tia Walker

About Us



















Our Group is made up of highly skilled medical professionals who deeply value the health and well being of our elders. We take great pride in providing our community with high quality, patient-centric care and health education.

Proactive and preventative measures help keep our community healthier, and we work with that idea in mind.

Our approach is to provide our geriatric clients with end to end healthcare service to avoid the risky gaps that currently exist within the geriatric industry. Not only does our medical staff provide primary medical care in the convenience of your home but we are also your primary Physician during your care at the hospital, nursing home, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation centers. This A - Z comprehensive scope ensures the same medical team is connected and engaged with your family, health history, prescription background and your personal story. A thorough and inclusive approach for patients that deserve ONLY this elite level of care. 

 Dr. James P. Floyd, DO

 Lead Physician 

Dr. Floyd has over 30 years of medical experience. He received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1989. He took his passion for the senior community even further by earning a Geriatric as well as a Hospice and Palliative Care certification in addition to his Internal Medicine certification. A prestigious triple-board certification he hopes to benefit his patients. Dr. Floyd's entrepreneurial roots began when he opened his first medical office in Shreveport, LA - Mid City Internal Medicine. He then moved to Florida to open Bradenton Geriatrics. It was there he discovered a flaw in the medical system for his geriatric patients. He’s not only passionate about the geriatric community but he is a sincere advocate for those he says “have come a long way and need our help”. During his spare time, he likes to read, spend time with his family and is an avid bird watcher. 











                                                Dr. George Rucker, MD

Medical Director

Dr. George Bino Rucker, currently serves as the Medical Director at Rucker Integrative Medicine, and Dr. Rucker earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1995 and completed his residency at Cornell New York Hospital/Sloan Kettering in the year 2000. Transitioning from a successful career in surgery, Dr. Rucker has since expanded his medical interests to encompass a more comprehensive approach to healthcare. He completed extensive training with Dr Rowen and Shallenberger in the field of functional primary care and ozone medicine.  With over two decades of experience, he currently specializes in functional integrative medicine. Dr. Rucker not only practices but also advises and consults with several prominent medical practices, drawing from his extensive expertise in various facets of health, wellness, life extension, and metabolic equilibrium. Dr. Rucker's areas of particular focus include innovative methods for weight management, such as Glp-1 agonists, optimizing hormone levels in both male and female patients, and staying abreast of the continuously evolving field of peptide therapy. Dr. Rucker has two sons who are 17 and 19 years of age. His hobbies include two cats, a Germán shepherd, meditation, exercise, playing guitar, martial arts, reading Joyce/Shakespeare, and watching reruns of Big Bang theory.














Milande David

Founder and CEO

As a keen visionary, innovator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Milande David’s successful track record for building businesses for over a decade remains unwavering. She is previous owner of Celebrity Glam Squad and Treasured Body Shapers. Continuing her passion for business, she approached Dr. Floyd with this business idea in mind after too discovering this disparate gap within the geriatric community. As CEO of Manatee Senior Care, Milande hopes to not only break barriers but to also raise the standards for medical care for senior patients. Her skill sets combined with her tenacity and her enthusiasm for senior care distinguishes her as the expert that will knock the industry off its head in an unprecedented manner. She's a mother and in her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel, exercise and is a wine enthusiast.

                                                Memory Smith, ARNP FNP-C

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Memory comes to us with over 14 years of Nursing experience. She’s worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the hospital setting and in home care. Memory loves the outdoors, sports, beach, and spending time with her family. She is married. She is a mom to 3 beautiful girls and a fur-mom to two golden doodles and a cool cat!

                                                Manuel Mendez, ARNP FNP-C

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Manuel comes to us with over 15 years of medical experience. He is a Physician in his native country Cuba. Since moving here almost 9 years ago, he's worked in areas such as surgical and endoscopy in hospital settings as well as outpatient centers.

Manuel, also known as Manny, is married with 2 girls. His hobbies are boating and fishing. He has a saltwater tank that consumes a lot of his time. In his spare time he enjoys working on light repairs and mechanics.

                                                Maggie Waggoner, PA-C

Physician Assistant / Readmission Prevention Specialist

Maggie is a proud Florida Gulf Coast Alumni, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, Cum Lade. 

Maggie then earned her Master’s of Physician Assistant Science degree from Gannon University in Ruskin, FL. She is a professional member of American Academy of Physician Assistants and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. Maggie leads our

Readmission Prevention Program. An MSC program aimed at prevention care to help keep our patients out of the hospital. Maggie is originally from a small rural town in Southern Ohio and moved to Florida 10 years ago when her husband decided he wanted to be a golf professional. They worked hard over the past few years opening up their very own golf academy in Venice! They have a 4 year old Shihpoo fur child named Chewy. When not working, Maggie enjoys golfing, bible study and cooking.

Gurpreet Kaur, MSN, FNP-BC

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Gurpreet brings over 20 years of medical experience to the team. She graduated from nursing college in India. She’s worked in ICU and hemodialysis. She completed her MSN in nursing education in 2016 and went back to school to attain a Family Nurse Practitioner certification in 2021. Gurpreet is happily married with a beautiful daughter. Her and her husband’s family are in India. Her hobbies include gardening and cooking. During her free time, she likes to go to the beach with her family. 














Christopher Cook, APRN

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Christopher is a graduate of Walden University. Chris comes to us with a long work history with Tidewell Hospice and the intensive care unit at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. This impressive background makes him very familiar with the demographics and working environment of Manatee Senior Care. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, he had been a Registered Nurse for 8 years. He obtained training as a Firefighter/EMT prior to that. Chris has a beautiful family of 6, which consists of his wife, 2 children and their 2 golden retrievers. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and mountain biking.












Rachel Sjostrom, APRN

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Rachel comes to us with over 12 years of medical experience. Rachel has a strong background working in the hospital system managing patients with diseases, chronic conditions and multitasking in an emergency department. Rachel also has experience with working with a home health agency where she provided care for patients in their residential homes. These elements make her especially familiar with navigating day to day patient care with MSC’s partnered facilities and our patients at home. Rachel has 3 lovely daughters 5, almost 4, and almost 2 years old. Her hobbies revolve around them and their interests. In her spare time, with her children, she loves playing outside and swimming. Rachel loves what she does in the medical field!













Jessica Wilson, CMA

Director of Nurse

Jessica comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She is a Certified Medical Assistant and has worked in the fields of Vascular Surgery, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Skin Cancer Surgery and Home Health. Jessica has lived in Florida for 27 years. Jessica’s hobbies include fitness, cycling and skateboarding! Jessica has traveled all over the world and lived in Spain for several years. Her greatest achievement was discovering a trial drug for a family member who had a rare type of bone cancer. She led and coordinated the trial drug's distribution to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York for her family member which proved to be greatly beneficial. Her name is Jessica but prefers to be called Jess.




                                                Katrina Jones, RN

Facility Director of Nurse/Registered Nurse

Katrina comes to us with over 14 years of nursing experience. She’s worked primarily in hospitals. With her acute care and hospital experience, Katrina's critical thinking and proactive skills will certainly be an advantage for the company and overall patient care. Katrina is also familiar with the gap that exists with the lack of continuity with transitions through the medical system.

Katrina is your typical down-home American girl. Some of her hobbies include gardening and being a plant enthusiast. She has an impressive vegetable garden that grows year round and would estimate she has over 500 different types of plants, trees and flowers. Another addictive hobby she has gotten herself into is raising chickens. What started out as a few has grown into almost 60 birds! She will not stop until she has an egg of every color! Katrina and her family live on a 200 acre family ranch with cattle along with a 1500 acre farm! They love ATV rides, freshwater fishing and air boating. In her spare time, if any, she enjoys working on her successful crafting business Katrina’s Kreations. Katrina loves life, loves her family and loves making a difference in this world.

Ekaterina Chebeko

Behavioral Healthcare Manager

Ekaterina comes to us with experience in Substance Abuse and Mental Health. She has her BA degree in Psychology. Her most recent work was with Operation PAR in Bradenton as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

Ekaterina loves to do yoga almost every day in addition to meditation to balance her life in this unpredictable world. She has three furbabies and a fiance whom she has enjoyed life with for almost ten years. She's always eager to help explore more cognitive impairments to help various patients in the behavioral health field. In her spare time, she loves to travel and explore different continents and countries.

Heather Puhr-McNinch

Behavioral Healthcare Manager

Heather comes to us with over 18 years of experience in the social services field including geriatric case management, neuropsychiatry, and rehabilitation services. She has earned a degree in Social Work with a focus on Gerontology in Canada, where she gained invaluable experience in the realm of neurocognitive disorders. Her work with geriatrics facilities also makes her very familiar with MSC’s working environment. Heather is the proud parent of two children, Madeline and Gracyn, both currently pursuing degrees in the medical field in college. She has been married for 22 wonderful years to her husband, John. Together, they find immense joy in supporting their eldest daughter, Madeline, as she competes in collegiate-level track and field. In her spare time, she enjoys time at the gym, working on home renovations, crafting and unwinding by our pool. She dedicates herself to creating non-pharmacological resources for clients dealing with dementia. Her passion lies in using the principles of Montessori for Dementia as the cornerstone of her creations. At present, she is immersed in the development of a Montessori Dementia Reading Series, designed to offer individuals with memory deficits an enjoyable and accessible reading experience. 













Sarah Ingram

Billing Supervisor

Sarah brings 15 years of Medical Billing experience to the team. She has worked for some of the largest medical groups in our local Sarasota and Bradenton area, providing her with a successful track record of working with high volume facilities.

Sarah has two sons in their 20's. She enjoys martial arts and is currently a brown belt in MMA and blue belt in Shaolin. She hopes to achieve her black belt in the next few years. Her love for martial arts comes from her father who was a 5th degree black belt. She plans to pursue a degree in finance in the next few months.







                                                Isel Martinez, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant/Concierge Care Specialist

Isel comes to us with over 11 years of healthcare experience. She graduated with her CMA degree from our local Manatee Technical College. She’s worked in urgent care and in a family practice setting. Isel is happily married with one child (almost 3 years old). She is bilingual in Spanish/English and has lived in Florida her whole life. She enjoys the little things and loves to spend time with her family. In her spare time, she loves to coupon and bargain shop.











Crystal Fearing, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant/Concierge Care Specialist

Crystal comes to us with 16+ years of professional experience in patient care, management, customer service, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Crystal is a wife, daughter, sister and mother of eight (4 boys and 4 girls). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. They are a musical family and she makes every effort to attend her husband and kiddos events. She also enjoys cooking and hosts private and public events with her family food truck. If you could imagine Crystal having any more spare time, she manages to pursue her RN degree in that free time. Superwoman, we say!

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