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Family Medicine

Services include:

  • Annual Physical
  • Sports Physical
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes / Prediabetes
  • GERD
  • General Abdominal Pain
  • Joint Pain/Sprains/Arthritis
  • High Cholesterol
  • PCOS
  • Family Practice
  • Family Medicine
  • Annual Examinations
  • Physical Examinations 

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Conditions Treated

Annual physical

Annual Physical

At Island dermatology and wellness we offer routine annual health checks. Preventative health care is important due to the rising deaths caused by chronic disease worldwide including but not limited to heart disease, diabetes. Therefore, it is imperative for all individuals to routinely follow up with their primary care provider. Our preventative healthcare checkups include identifying risk factors for disease, screenings for common diseases, and discussing tips for living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

The most common disease screenings that will be addressed include checking for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and diabetes, pap smears (for cervical cancers), mammograms, PSA (prostate screening), colon cancer screening, screening for osteoporosis, and lung cancer screening . Maintaining a good relationship with your healthcare providers is essential for your long-term health and well-being.

Call us at today at 321-425-2298 to schedule your appointment, or book appointment online. It’s time to make your health a priority, and at Island dermatology and wellness we can help you get there!

Your Health is your Greatest Wealth!

Sports physical

Sports Physical

Also called pre-participation physical examinations (PPE), sports physicals are usually a part of registering youths for participation in a sport. Organizers generally require an evaluation for children to participate. Regulations vary according to the rules of the respective state, school or a sport's governing body.

A PPE helps to assure that the athlete is healthy and physically ready for their chosen activity such as baseball, football, martial arts, soccer or track. The purpose of the PPE is to help minimize the risk of injury while your child plays.

A sports physical exam is not intended to replace a comprehensive annual wellness exam and other screenings. Children still need their standard school physical.



Hypertension is when the pressure in your blood vessels is too high (140/90 mmHg or higher). It is common but can be serious if not treated. High blood pressure can lead to chest pain, heart attack, hart failure, irregular heartbeats. People with high blood pressure may not feel symptoms. The only way to know is to get your blood pressure checked.

Lifestyle changes can help lower your blood pressure, at Island Dermatology and Wellness we encourage you to eat more vegetables and fruits, sit less, be more physically active (walking, running, swimming, dancing, resistant training), lose weight, and keep appointments with your health care provider.

We encourage you to not eat too much salty food, foods high in saturated or trans-fat, avoid smoking and tobacco use, drinking to much alcohol, and do no miss or share medications.


Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. This condition also is called underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism may not cause noticeable symptoms in its early stages. Over time, hypothyroidism that isn't treated can lead to other health problems, such as high cholesterol and heart problems.

Common symptoms include tiredness, more sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, puffy face, hoarse voice, muscle weakness, depression, thinning hair, menstrual irregularities.

Checking routine blood work, and medication.

Diabetes / Prediabetes

Diabetes / Prediabetes

Diabetes occurs when your body doesn't make enough insulin or can't use it as well as it should. When there isn't enough insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too much blood sugar stays in your bloodstream. Over time, that can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease.

There is no cure yet but losing weight, eating healthy food, and staying active can help slow the progression of the disease, and taking medications as directed per your health care provider.


Gastroesophageal reflux is a common condition in which the stomach contents move up into the esophagus. Reflux becomes a disease when it causes frequent or severe symptoms or injury. Reflux may damage the esophagus, pharynx or respiratory tract.

Avoid foods that increase the level of acid in your stomach including caffeinated beverages, avoid foods that decrease the pressure in your lower esophagus such as fatty foods, alcohol, and peppermint, avoid foods that affect peristalsis including coffee, alcohol and acidic liquids, avoid fatty foods, avoid large meals, do not lie down immediately after a meal- and if no improvement with these lifestyle modifications seek evaluation by your medical provider.

General Abdominal Pain

Colitis, IBS, cholecystitis, diverticulitis, menstrual cramps, ulcers

Almost everyone has pain in their belly at one time or another. Most of the time, a serious medical problem is not the cause, and how bad your pain is does not always reflect the seriousness of the problem causing your pain. You may feel very bad pain if you are having gas or stomach cramps due to viral gastroenteritis, better known as a stomach virus. And some life-threatening conditions, such as colon cancer or a very early case of appendicitis, may cause only mild pain, or no pain at all.

The important thing is to know about abdominal pain and when you need immediate medical care. Less serious causes of abdominal pain include constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, lactose intolerance, food poisoning, and a stomach virus.

Other, more serious, causes include appendicitis, an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a bowel blockage, cancer, and gastroesophageal reflux. Sometimes, you may have abdominal pain from a problem that isn't in your belly, like a heart attack, menstrual cramps, or pneumonia.

If you are having mild abdominal pain, here are some helpful tips. Try sipping water or other clear fluids. Avoid solid food for the first few hours. If you've been vomiting, wait 6 hours and then eat small amounts of mild foods like rice, applesauce, or crackers.

If your pain is high in your abdomen and occurs after meals, antacids may help, especially if you are feeling heartburn or indigestion. You should seek medical attention if you have abdominal pain and are being treated for cancer, you can't pass any stool, you're vomiting blood, or you have chest, neck, or shoulder pain.

It is advise that you contact your health care provider if you have pain for 1 week or longer, if your pain doesn't improve in 24 to 48 hours, if bloating lasts more than 2 days, or if you have diarrhea for more than 5 days.

Joint Pain/Sprains/Arthritis

A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including

  • Arthritis - inflammation of a joint. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged.
    • Osteoarthritis, infectious arthritis, gout, autoimmune arthritis
  • Bursitis - inflammation of a fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint.
  • Dislocations - injuries that force the ends of the bones out of position.

Depends on the cause. If you have a sports injury, treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing.

Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery. For arthritis, injuries, or other diseases, you may need joint replacement surgery to remove the damaged joint and put in a new one.

High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fat (also called a lipid) that your body needs to work properly. Too much bad cholesterol can increase your chance of getting heart disease, stroke, and other problems. The medical term for high blood cholesterol is lipid disorder, hyperlipidemia, or hypercholesterolemia. High cholesterol can lead to hardening of the arteries called atherosclerosis.

Eat foods low in fat, avoid foods high in saturated fats, exercise regularly , use low fat dressings, sauces, and topping, get your blood work checked routinely by your primary care provider.


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem with your hormones during the reproductive years. You may have cycles that last many days or may not have a cycle. You may also have to much hormone called androgen in your body.

Common symptoms include irregular periods, severe acne, facial and body hair. Some causes insulin resistant, low-grade inflammation, heredity, excessive androgen hormones. Some complications include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy induced high BP, miscarriage, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, depression.

No single test is used to diagnosis. Your health care provider might recommend pelvic exam, blood test, ultrasound. Treatment includes lifestyle changes, including weight loss, low calorie diet, combined with moderate exercise activities. Medication that can help regulate your cycles. Hair removal treatments. Acne treatments.

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Other Conditions We Treat

  • Menopausal and post-menopausal disorder
  • Migraines
  • Memory
  • Skin disorders
  • Medicare wellness examines.
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  • And more…

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