Lakeland Regional Health welcomes half dozen new doctors

A range of specialists, including one internist, a primary care physician, an ENT, a rheumatologist and two cardiology specialists, recently signed on with Lakeland Regional Health at three of its campuses, all in Lakeland, Florida.


A range of specialists, including one internist, a primary care physician, an ENT, a rheumatologist and two cardiology specialists, recently signed on with Lakeland Regional Health at three of its campuses, all in Lakeland, Florida.

Dr. Sandy Khin now practices internal medicine at the complex’s Southgate location at 2625 S Florida Ave., having previously worked in Jamaica, West Indies. Dr. Maria Oconer joins the Lake Gibson location, 5135 US Highway 98 N, as a primary care physician (PCP), most recently practicing as a PCP with a group in Titusville, Florida.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist Dr. Kevin Robinson, most recently serving with a Sebring medical group and certified in otolaryngology, has also been hired at the Southgate campus, while interventional cardiologist and echocardiographer Dr. Michael Sarkees joins the group’s Pablo Campus at 130 Pablo St. after working in Roswell, New Mexico as a director of cardiovascular services.

Also brought on at the Pablo facility are Dr. Kavita Ann Thomas, a rheumatologist also certified in internal medicine and a University of Miami graduate fluent in Spanish; and Dr. Jeffrey Williams, an electrophysiologist and cardiologist tapped to serve as Lakeland Regional Health’s Heart Center as co-director of the Heart Rhythm Center. Dr. Williams joins the practice from his previous position in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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