The Healthcare Provider You’ve Been Looking For

When you have medical problems such as arthritis or osteoporosis in the Sarasota and Manatee County, FL areas, you want the best treatment and the most experienced doctors. Sarasota Arthritis Center is the healthcare provider you've been looking for.

Our mission

Bring Rheumatic Patients Relief

Our mission is to treat patients with the care and compassion that we would want for our loved ones through building a thriving Rheumatologic community of best practices.


45 Years of
Unsurpassed Experience

Dr. Ronald Weitzner founded Sarasota Arthritis Center in 1977 and was the first board-certified rheumatologist in Sarasota County. For over 40 years, we have been providing quality care to adults affected by rheumatic conditions. Our practice has seen a large variety of cases and draws on the wisdom of experience.

Our experience makes us the leading arthritis treatment center on the west coast of Florida. All of our doctors stay informed on the latest research and treatments so we can provide you the best care available.

What Makes Sarasota Arthritis Center Special

When you become our patient, we dedicate ourselves to providing the best possible care for you.

How We Do It:

  • At Sarasota Arthritis Center, your condition(s) will be managed by our care teams which consist of Board Certified Rheumatologists, APRNs, nurses, technical staff, and patient care coordinators. Your individualized care is of the utmost importance to our practice.
  • We offer comprehensive treatment options to help you manage your condition(s), from infusions and injections in our clinics and infusion suites, to alternative treatments focused on whole body wellness. 
  • Our practice is highly involved in research, conducting studies to find new methods of treatment for our patients and medical communities across the country.

How We Do It:

  • We coordinate with your other medical providers to ensure continuity of your treatment plan. 
  • Increased convenience in receiving treatments in your doctor’s office with access to radiology and other ancillary services.
  • A consistent care team comprised of professionals that get to know you individually to provide better care.

How We Do It:

  • Sarasota Arthritis Center operates three locations to service patients that are accessible from Tampa to Port Charlotte.
  • Each of our locations are within 5 miles of the interstate, or conveniently located off of U.S. 41.
  • All of our locations have infusion suites onsite, allowing our patients to receive their treatments in a familiar atmosphere. 

Our Providers

Our providers, including Board Certified Rheumatologists and Advanced Practice Providers, have completed residencies and fellowships in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. If you want to join our team, click the button below to view current job opportunities.


Locations of Arthritis Centers on West Coast, Florida

1945 Versailles St,
Sarasota, FL 34239

Phone: 941-365-0770

Fax: 941-955-8984

6020 SR 70 East Suite 103,
Bradenton, FL 34203

Phone: 941 567-4021

Fax: 941-567-4024

1225 Jacaranda Blvd,
Venice, FL 34292

Phone: 941-484-4409

Fax: 941-485-3444

Our Research Center

Advancing Treatment Through Innovative Trials

The Sarasota Arthritis Research Center has been involved in drug research for over a quarter of a century. We are currently recruiting patients for a variety of rheumatologic studies. Our research center also collaborates with other medical offices to provide research study support for other specialities. 

If you’re interested in participating in a drug study, please call our Research Department at (941) 366-1244. If you have any other questions about the Sarasota Arthritis Research Center please email us at

Let The Healing Begin

If you’re ready to learn more about how we can help you or your patients, click the links below.

For Patients

We offer a diverse range of medical services to treat your rheumatic disease.

For Providers

We deal with the full spectrum of care, from diagnosing patients to conducting research studies to find new methods of treatment for your patients.

Take Control of your symptoms today.

We are able to see patients by appointment only. If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact our office at least 24 hours in advance. To expedite the check-in process prior to your appointment, please complete the pre-registration paperwork that will be emailed and texted to you through Phreesia. Please bring your insurance cards, method of payment, and identification with you to every appointment.