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Been Exposed to COVID and Wondering What to Do Next?

Wholelife Direct Primary Care has been receiving many calls per day regarding scenarios such as these. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please review the infographics below for guidance on what to do next. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office at 772.283.1200. We are here for you!  

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Restoring the Viability and Dignity of Family Medicine: Making the Case for Direct Primary Care

This is an excerpt from Florida Family Physician Journal, spring 2020. My story is not unique. I am a first-generation physician who chose family medicine for all the right reasons. After medical school, I returned to my hometown – hopes and dreams in tow – to practice medicine amongst family and friends. I took the only paying job available with the local hospital where I worked for a few years before becoming fed up with the impersonal nature of the corporate health system. […]

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WholeLife Direct Primary Care: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour

For those who haven’t had the chance to visit our concierge medical practice in-person, we thought we’d give you a behind-the-scenes tour of our beautiful office space. Our goal in designing the space was to create a private, comfortable environment that feels like home. We have a lobby (always with fresh coffee!) and a waiting lounge, although we promise you won’t be waiting long. We schedule our patients with enough time between appointments so there are rarely multiple patients waiting […]

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The Pair-O-Docs Podcast: Behind the Microphones

We just posted the 20th episode of our live radio show and podcast, Pair-O-Docs, so I thought it would be fun to share some behind-the-scenes photos with you from our studio! Since starting the show more than a year ago, my good friend and esteemed colleague, Dr. Ira Pearlstine, and I, have candidly discussed everything from boogers to breast health. If you live in Martin County, you can catch our show live on Thursdays at 11 Am on channel WTSU […]

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Are Medical Doctors Still Necessary

Editorial: With Google, Are Medical Doctors Still Necessary?

“Don’t confuse your Google search with my medical degree” is a popular saying these days from my physician colleagues. (The mark of popular saying in 2019 is whether or not its  expressed as a “meme”, and this one is a favorite meme among doctors.) What we are talking about is the new-ish phenomenon of patients looking up issues/questions/symptoms on the internet. The problem is not with patients wanting to be educated prior to speaking to an expert. In fact, the world […]

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Harvard Study: Patients Fare Better Under the Care of Female Physicians

In January 2016, Harvard published results from a study assessing the difference in care between male and female physicians. One of the key questions addressed in the study was: Do patient outcomes differ between those treated by male and female physicians? Using a national sample of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries, researchers found that patients who receive care from female general internists have lower 30-day mortality and readmission rates than do patients cared for by male internists. These findings suggest that the differences […]

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From the Office of Dr. Leighan Talton: What’s the Difference Between an M.D. and a D.O.?

Many of my patients ask, “What is a DO?” My medical degree is from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, which makes me a D.O. not an M.D. When people take notice of my degree, they often notice that many long-standing community physicians in the area, of all specialties, are also D.O.s. The main difference between a D.O. and an M.D. is the medical school training. D.O. programs include an area of study known as Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. This is […]

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Dr. Julia Nemiroff

From the Office of Dr. Leighan Talton: 5 Health Problems You Didn’t Know Could Be Diagnosed From an Eye Exam

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had an eye exam at least once in your life. Most people think of eye exams as important for detecting vision difficulties, diseases of the eyes, and prescribing corrective lenses. And while eye exams are important for those reasons, they are also essential for diagnosing overall health. According to Dr. Julia Nemiroff of Retina and Eye Clinic of Palm Beach Gardens, numerous diseases of the body can be diagnosed from an eye exam, such as: Stroke […]

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From the Office of Dr. Leighan Talton: Why Networking Groups are Essential for Female Physicians

On my radio show, Pair-O-Docs, I recently interviewed Dr. Julia Nemiroff, an ophthalmologist at Retina and Eye Clinic of Palm Beach Gardens, who aside from being a fantastic physician, is also founder of Stuart Physician Mommy Group (Stuart PMG). As a physician, wife and mother of three small children, groups like Stuart PMG have become vital to maintaining my sanity during these trying times. Who else could relate to diagnosing a heart condition, changing a diaper and cooking dinner all […]

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From the Office of Dr. Leighan Talton: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About A-Fib

Even if you’ve never experienced A-Fib, you’ve probably heard it referenced in television commercials or read about it in magazine ads. A-Fib is a disorder of electrical signals in the atrium of the heart that can make your heart feel like it’s fluttering or beating out of your chest. But why are we hearing more and more about it? Here are 5 things about the common heart condition you didn’t know: A-Fib is becoming more and more common. As the […]

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