Epiphany Health Care Team 

Lee S. Gross, M.D. |


Lee S. Gross, M.D. is the founder of our North Port practice. He is a 3 time recipient of the North Port Sun Readers' Choice award for Best Physician. He received his Bachelors degree from The Ohio State University, and earned his MD from Case Western Reserve University. After graduating from medical school he completed his residency in Family Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland, where he was elected chief resident. He has Board Certification in Family Medicine and has been in private practice in North Port since 2002. 


After North Port was turned down for a hospital by the State in 2004, he was instrumental in the development of North Port’s 24 hour emergency care facility, now owned and operated by Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and continues to seek out ways to offer care to the under-served. 

Dr. Gross is a national speaker for Direct Primary Care (DPC). He is the President of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the sanctity of the doctor and patient relationship. He is the past-President of the Charlotte County Medical Society; a delegate to the Florida Medical Association; an appointee to the FMA Council on Medical Economics and Practice Innovation, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Fawcett Memorial Hospital.

William L. Crouch, M.D. | 


William L. Crouch, M.D. is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He received his Bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Crouch received his Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He completed his family medicine residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

After 5 years in private practice in his home state of Kentucky, he returned to the Sunshine State with his family. His strong clinical skills combined with his compassion and empathy explain why his patients continually rate him among the best family physicians in Florida.  

Candice Nicoll, ARNP| 


Candice is a board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and joined Epiphany Health in December of 2015.  Born and raised in Canada, she completed her undergraduate education at Douglas College in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Later she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master of Science degree in Nursing. She is certified with the American Nurse Credentialing Center and the Florida Board of Nursing. Candice has a passion for patient-centered care. She has over a decade of primary care and women's wellness experience. She also has several years of experience in gastroenterology specialty care. Candice has expertise in the cure of hepatitis C with the latest advancements in treatment.


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