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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 […]

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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iCare Palm City Magazine Cover Story: Whole Life Direct Primary Care – Redefining Your Expectations for Medical Care

Originally published in the iCare Palm City Community Magazine Hi Dr. Talton, please give us a brief introduction about yourself, and your family. My name is Leighan Talton, DO. I have been married 10 years to my husband, Jat, and we have 3 kids and a dog. Matthew and Natalie are 4 yo twins, Patrick is 2, and our pitbull puppy, Bailey, is 5 months. We live in Palm City, and my kids attend Temple Beit Hayam preschool. When and […]

Dr. Leighan Talton, The Native Physician

Dr. Leighan Talton, As Seen In Indian River Magazine, Fall 2015

Excerpt from “The Native Physician”, Indian River Magazine,  Fall 2015 Edition BY GREG GARDNER | PHOTO BY GREG GARDNER Dr. Leighan Howard-Talton has come full circle by returning to Stuart and working for the hospital where she and her parents were born — Martin Health System. Her parents, Tracy and Francie Howard, were brought into the world by the legendary Dr. Julian Parker, who delivered almost all of the children born in Stuart for many years. According to Francie Howard, […]