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Are you getting enough fat in your diet??

Omega-3s & heart health With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s time to listen to your heart. As part of a healthy lifestyle that includes exercising, getting enough sleep, not smoking and having an overall healthy diet, omega-3s – and […]

New! DPC Boca Membership Pricing for Professional Counseling Services!

You ask and we find a solution! It is exciting to see the list of services we connect our members to continue to grow. At Direct Primary Care of Boca Raton we pride ourselves on working with patients, in a holistic approach, to help them achieve their health goals. Sometimes that means connecting patients  with […]

Welcoming Sabrina to our DPC Boca Team

***Exciting Introduction From Direct Primary Care of Boca Raton*** Please Welcome our new Clinical Assistant–Sabrina Rustam! “Hello everyone! I am SO excited to be part of the DPC Boca  family! I recently graduated from Florida Atlantic University (Go Owls!) Magna Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences. I aspire to enter the health […]

Benefits of in-house medication dispensing

Ever-rising drug costs are a huge problem for many Americans and a major reason for patient non-adherence to treatment recommendations. In-house medication dispensing often can save patients money and improve medication adherence. Patients also report that they appreciate the convenience of in-house dispensing. Forty-four states allow physicians to dispense medications directly to patients.  While each state has its own […]

How Bad Will Your Allergies Be This Spring?

Allergy season is here even if you don’t see lots of pollen or feel the warm spring air. In Atlanta and Philadelphia, the amount of tree pollen in the area has reached very high levels, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAI). And it’s not just the eastern side of the country that’s […]

28 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

28 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love Growing kids often get hungry between meals. However, many packaged snacks for kids are extremely unhealthy. They’re often full of refined flour, added sugars, and artificial ingredients. Snack time is a great opportunity to sneak some extra nutrients into your child’s diet. Instead of highly processed snack foods, […]

8 Ways Food Companies Hide the Sugar Content of Foods

Eating a lot of added sugar is bad for your health. It’s been linked to illnesses like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. What’s more, research shows that many people eat too much-added sugar. In fact, the average American may be eating around 15 teaspoons (60 grams) of added sugar per day. However, most […]

Why primary care physicians should break with insurance, consider DPC

A new high of nearly $20,000 per year per family for employer-provided health coverage was reached in 2018, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. This is double the cost in 2004 with the employee portion rising steadily to 31 percent or $5,714 along with a deductible of about $1,500. Can these intolerable costs be reduced […]

How Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander Strikes Out Allergy Symptoms

  With eight career shutouts and a fastball that can reach as high as 100 mph, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is widely recognized as a force on the mound. However, baseball fans everywhere may be surprised to learn that the seven-time MLB all-star and future Hall of Famer struggles with seasonal allergies. Everything that you need […]

Prescribing” fruits and veggies would save $100 billion in medical costs

Perhaps it’s time for doctors to start prescribing more produce than pills. That’s, at least, what researchers argue in a new study that finds “prescriptions” for healthy foods could save more than $100 billion in healthcare costs. Researchers at Tufts University made the case that subsidized fruits and vegetables could prevent millions of cases of chronic diseases.Roughly 70% […]