Our Doctors

Dr Liliana Montoya

Dr. Montoya graduated from the University of Caldas in Colombia in 1990. Upon graduating she was a general practitioner in Colombia, until moving to the United States. She initially trained at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and completed a 2 yr. fellowship in special immunology program, as well as completing additional training in research.

After her fellowship training, she went to Puerto Rico to complete her internship. She then continued her training in neurology at the University of Connecticut and during her last year of residency, she became Chief Resident. After graduating in 2002 she moved to Port Charlotte Florida where she has been offering her services to the community. Dr. Montoya treats all neurologic conditions, but specializes in Multiple Sclerosis and dementia.

George Li, M.D.

Dr. Li is double board-certified in adult Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in Electromyography (EMG) by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He completed his residency in Neurology at SUNY-Downstate medical school in Brooklyn, NYC. He pursued a fellowship in Electromyography and Neuromuscular disorders at the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland. After fellowship training, he became an Assistant Professor at the Neuromuscular division/ALS Center of Neurology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/UMDNJ. He spent almost six years practicing and teaching in neuromuscular disorders and performing EMG testings. In 2007, he moved to Port Charlotte and joined the Neurology, PA.

Dr. Li treats all neurological disorders including headache, dementia, seizure, Parkinsons disease, stroke and neck/back pain and is an expert in the diagnosis and management of complex neuromuscular disorders including peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathy, myopathy, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy and ALS. He is the only EMG certified neurologist in Port Charlotte.

Dr. Li is also a principal investigator in the clinical research of Epilepsy/seizure disorder.

Prior to the clinical training, Dr. Li had extensive experience in the basic science research areas of memory/learning, stroke and Prion disease. He has research papers published in prestigious scientific journals, such as Neuron and Brain.

Lynn Stengel, ARNP

Lynn Stengel, ARNP is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 25 years’ experience in clinical and managerial roles for hospitals and group practices. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She relocated to Port Charlotte from Buffalo in 2008.

In the initial part of her career, she worked in the field of Nephrology. Some of her past positions include: Hemodialysis nurse and Department Manager/Clinical Coordinator of the Kidney Transplant Program in Buffalo just to name a few.

She has 15 years of experience providing comprehensive care for patients with neurological disorders. She has a special interest in treating patients with multiple sclerosis, headache disorders and spasticity.

She enjoys hiking, kayaking, golf, and spending time with her family and young grandchildren.

W. Lane Edwards Jr, MSN, ARNP, ANP

W. Lane Edwards Jr, MSN, ARNP, ANP is an adult nurse practitioner, with over 30 years experience in Internal Medicine who serves as the full time hospitalist with Drs. Montoya and Li in the acute care setting. Lane received his undergraduate and post graduate training at the University of South Alabama, Mobile.   Lane started his career in critical care, and then outpatient practice before becoming a full time hospitalist over 15 years ago.  He also served for 15 years as Professor of Nursing, University of Alaska at Anchorage in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.  During the last 20 years of his practice, until retirement in 2015, Lane was a featured speaker in over 200 platform lectures annually for National, Regional and State conferences of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in the United States.

Lane lives in Ft Myers and enjoys spending time with his wife finding new adventures and hobbies during his free time.

 

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