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Family Doctors
of North Port 

Your Golden Years, Our Gold Standard.

Dr. Erick Mejia

Benjamin Heflin, D.O.

Accepting New Patients!

Dr. Heflin, a cherished member of the Port Charlotte and Englewood communities, has deep roots in the area where he was born and raised. An alumnus of Port Charlotte High School, his journey into healthcare began in his hometown and continued to flourish as he pursued higher education.

His academic endeavor led him to the University of South Florida, where he delved into the complexities of life sciences, earning his B.S. in Biology. As his passion for medicine grew, he journeyed further into the field, attending the esteemed Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. There, he achieved his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree, equipping him with a holistic perspective towards patient care.

Dr. Heflin honed his skills and broadened his expertise during his Family Medicine residency at St. Petersburg General Hospital. His dedication to medical practice and devotion to community wellness were evident during this pivotal period in his career.

After years of education and training, Dr. Heflin made a heartfelt decision to return to his roots in Englewood. Committed to his community, he offers high-quality, individualized healthcare, bridging his professional knowledge with his innate understanding of his hometown's unique health needs.

Beyond the sphere of medicine, Dr. Heflin cherishes his time spent with family. He and his wife are proud parents to two young children, who fill their lives with joy and constant inspiration. As a dedicated professional and family man, Dr. Heflin embodies the spirit of community-centric healthcare, striving every day to improve the well-being of his beloved hometown.


Ashley Bellant, APRN, FNP-C

Accepting New Patients!

Ashley is a Nurse Practitioner, dual certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse with an emergency department background. She received her Associate’s Degree at State College of Florida, her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of South Tampa, and her Master’s Degree at Chamberlain University.

Ashley Bellant, FNP-C

Gene DiBetta, D.O.

Accepting New Patients!

Dr. DiBetta earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and a graduate degree in biomedical sciences at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family practice residency at St. Petersburg General Hospital, where he served as the resident board member of the National American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He also received the ACOFP Young Osteopathic Family Physician of the Year. 


Dr. DiBetta is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. He is also a member of and serves on the executive committees of the Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society.

Next Steps

The Next Steps

At Family Doctors of North Port we know it is essential to keep our patients and their families safe, especially during the pandemic. We have taken extra steps to ensure your safety, and make it even easier for you to connect with a doctor, sometimes without even leaving the comfort of your home! The tools and resources below will help you take your next steps to a healthier you! 

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Security- Services - Safety

  • Patient Portal - Coming Soon 

  • Telehealth for remote patient visits

  • EHR with remote access to records

  • Online Chat 

  • Downloadable New Patient Packet

  • Preventative Care 

  • Routine Physical Exams 

  • Immunizations 

  • Well Woman Exams 

  • Trigger & Joint Injections 

  • Disease Management Care 

  • Patient Education 

  • OMT Procedures

  • PRP Injections 

  • Skin Cancer Screening

  • Dermatology Procedures and minor surgeries 

  • Lab Work*

  • .....and more! 

* Certain services are included for Humana Medicare Advantage patients only. If you have questions please call our office. 

  • Touch-less Sign In

  • Temperature Screening 

  • Sanitize high-touch surfaces and patient rooms 

  • Telehealth for remote patient visits 


We are currently accepting new patients! We accept Original Medicare, Supplements, Humana Medicare Advantage and Select Commercial Plans.

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Alejandra Rodriguez

MarketPoint Sales Representative | Manatee & Sarasota

Mobile: 941.404.0340


** Spanish Speaking**

If you have questions about your insurance coverage or do not see your current insurance listed, you can contact our office or either of our dedicated HUMANA agents, and they will be happy to answer any questions! 

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Amber Hull

MarketPoint Sales Representative | Manatee & Sarasota

941 592 7640

Why Patients Choose Us

" I don't think I will go anywhere else for my care, we are extremely satisfied. " 


Reaching your doctor has never been easier. Now you can have your family physician in the palm of your hand. We offer Telehealth visits, just mention when you call that you are interested in Telehealth - and we will handle the rest! 

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