Nextera Healthcare – East Venice

Nextera Healthcare’s direct primary care membership for individuals, families and businesses provides a convenient, cost-effective solution for those looking to get more out of their primary care coverage.

Nextera Healthcare providers offer year-round, comprehensive adult and family primary care services, including but not limited to:

  • Acute care and chronic disease management
  • Allergy evaluation and management
  • Dermatology
  • Mental health, including treatment for depression, anxiety and other mood disorders
  • School, sports and workplace physicals
  • Sleep hygiene assessments and support
  • Stress management
  • Treatment of sprains, lacerations and broken bones
  • Weight management and health risk assessment
  • Women’s health
  • Well checks for infants and children
  • Preventive health care
  • Same-day appointments or next-day appointments based on medical need.
    Please call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.

In addition to the services above, Nextera Healthcare membership offers patients:

  • After-hours care for more urgent medical needs (non-life threatening emergencies)
  • Remote or virtual access to physicians via email or phone if you are busy or traveling
  • Deeply discounted imaging and laboratory services

* The list of medical services offered may be subject to change

Our Providers

Michele Gero, MD

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Michele Gero, MD


Michele Gero, MD, is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician. Dr. Gero attended SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse, NY, where she graduated in 2001. Following her family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Health Center in Syracuse, Dr. Gero moved to Wallingford CT to become a partner at ProHealth Physician Group.  In 2011, she moved to Florida and began practicing corporate medicine in North Port, FL.

Dr. Gero discovered Direct Primary Care in 2018 and realized that delivering primary care in this manner was more in line with her values and the true reason she became a doctor in the first place.  She was finally able to start her own practice, Aspire Direct Primary Care in Venice, in October 2019.  She is excited to provide comprehensive health care to her patients the way it should be delivered.

Dr. Gero was born and raised in rural northern New York but calls Venice, FL her true home.  She is happily married with 3 children and a canine “furbaby”. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and making jewelry.