About Gessler Clinic

For more than 60 years, BayCare Medical Group Gessler Clinic has been the best Winter Haven clinic, providing a wide range of services to meet our community’s comprehensive health care needs. In 1957, this Central Florida Clinic began with three physicians and 5,000 square feet. In those 60+ years, BayCare Medical Group Gessler Clinic has grown to 40 physicians and 6 physician assistants/ARNP’s covering 20 specialties. We are accessible to patients in five locations, including our Winter Haven clinic, with more than 90,000 square feet of patient and office space.

Dr. Ivan Gessler and his two partners, Newell J. Griffith, M.D. and Charles T. Parks, M.D., formed Gessler Clinic in January 1957. Since its inception, BayCare Medical Group Gessler Clinic has grown in structure, personnel and physicians, who bring the expertise of their specialties.




The main facility at 635 First Street, North, in Winter Haven, is now comprised of approximately 54,000 square feet and provides medical and surgical care in virtually all areas of medicine including Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, General/Thoracic/Vascular Surgery, Colo-Rectal Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dermatology, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Nephrology, Endocrinology and Orthopedics.

Obstetric and Gynecologic services are provided at the Women’s Division of Gessler Clinic on Central Avenue, Winter Haven. There is also one hospitalist on staff.

The main facility provides extensive diagnostic services. These services include conventional and fluoroscopic x-ray studies, bone densitometry, computerized axial tomography, digital mammography, ultrasound, MRI and nuclear radiography studies. In-house laboratory facilities provide chemistry toxicology, urinalysis, hematology, immunology and microbiology. Non-invasive cardiography, holtor monitoring, stress testing, carotid, cardiac and peripheral vascular Doppler studies and nuclear cardiography are available as well.

BayCare Medical Group Gessler Clinic expanded its physical location in February 1997 with the purchase of an adjacent building that provides another 15,000 square feet of space to accommodate the growing number of professional staff to the group that currently numbers 40 physicians. This facility, the Gessler Annex, houses Allergy/Immunology, Podiatry, Internal Medicine and Family Practice. In 2014, Pain Management moved to our Interventional Spine – Ave D location.

The goal of BayCare Medical Group Gessler Clinic is to provide quality services in an efficient and expeditious manner to the greater Winter Haven community, and become the best Winter Haven clinic you deserve. As the needs of this area expand, so shall the staff and facilities of BayCare Medical Group Gessler Clinic.