From the desk of Dr. Leighan Talton, DO: Chronic Rhinosinusitis: The Runny Nose that Never Ends

Cold and flu season is upon is, and we’re all likely to experience a cough, runny nose, or sore throat at some point in the coming months. Luckily after about 7-10 days, and a few bowls of chicken soup, the common cold typically resolves with no trouble. For some, however, the annoying symptoms last for weeks – even months. If you’ve been experiencing “cold” symptoms for several weeks, you might be suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis. Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory […]


Fight Insomnia without Medication Part II: Tips from Your Concierge Doctor (that you haven’t tried yet.)

In our previous blog article, we discussed a few simple ways to encourage better sleep for patients suffering from insomnia. In this article, we’re going to explore some less-common methods (perhaps some you’ve never heard of) that could help you (finally) get a good night’s rest. These recommendations come from The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and from the desk of Dr. Leighan Talton. And as mentioned in the previous article, it’s important to understand that insomnia is a […]


17 Ways to Fight Insomnia without Medication: Tips from Your Concierge Doctor

For nearly 70 million Americans, getting a good night sleep is a pipe dream (or perhaps more accurately, a nightmare). According to the American Sleep Association, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder with 30 percent of adults experiencing short-term insomnia and 10 percent of adults suffering from long-lasting insomnia. The criteria for diagnosis are difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or early awakening despite the opportunity for sleep, and symptoms are associated with impaired daytime functioning, and occur at […]

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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]