What to Expect During Your First Pre-Natal Visit

Being pregnant can be a very exciting time. From finding out your baby’s gender to deciding on a name and decorating the nursery, there are many wonderful milestones you will experience during this process. But before these can come to pass, there is a vital step you must take first…

Myth Busters: The Best Way to Remove a Tick is With Heat

Long summer days are not only great for hitting the beach but also for exploring trails and wooded areas. Floridians are not the only ones who enjoy these lush areas – mosquitoes, yellow flies and gnats are rampant but there is another pest to watch out for: the tick. The…

The Importance of Back-to-School Physicals

School is out for summer! Although it may seem like the break has just begun, summer goes by in the blink of an eye and it is not too early to start planning for the school year ahead. From gathering supplies to meeting your child’s new teacher, there are many…

What’s New at White-Wilson

Technology is making everything easier. From your digital thermostat to the cool backup camera in your car, advances like these are making everyday tasks more convenient. Even though we are 72 years old, at White-Wilson, we are not too old to take advantage of new technology. In recent months, White-Wilson…

Myth Busters: You Can Sweat Out The Flu

This busy cold and flu season, many are willing to try anything to help them get feeling better fast. We are often told that one of the best ways to beat the flu is to sweat it out; but is this true or just another tall tale? We are sorry…

6 Things to Discuss with Your Pediatrician

Dr. Irina Smith sees herself as both your pediatrician and a partner in your health care. In her practice, she has the opportunity to work alongside parents and children to provide the best care possible for her patients. “Just like any relationship, communication is key,” says Dr. Smith. “I am…

What New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean For You

The leading cause of death for both men and women in our country is heart disease. It is paramount that we take steps to make sure our heart is healthy. That means that we must routinely break out the blood pressure cuffs and assess our heart health. Before you do,…

Three Tips for Fighting a Fever

Immediate care physician, Dr. Kurt Eppley, offers three tips for fighting a fever. Nothing slows you down quite like the onset of a fever, and the aches and chills that accompany it. If you feel one coming on, there are a few things you can do to help fight it…

Myth Busters: You need a tetanus shot if you step on a nail.

Dr. Lee Barnes weighs in on what to do if think you’ve been exposed to tetanus. A current tetanus vaccination it vital to protect you against illness. While tetanus is rare in the United States, due to vaccination, it can still be fatal if left untreated, especially for infants and…

Seven Tips for a Healthy School Year

Pediatrician Dr. Irina Smith shares how to start the school year in good health Another summer sailed by, and back to school came and went! We reluctantly said goodbye to the long, lazy days of summer and set the alarm clocks for the school year’s early mornings. Unfortunately, back to…

Enjoying the Eclipse While Protecting Your Eyes

Viewing the solar eclipse without proper protection can result in eye damage. Men, women and children from across the country have eclipse fever! Many are counting down the days until this rare phenomenon takes place and plan to head outdoors to watch as the Earth, sun and moon align. Before…

Immediate Care vs. Emergency Room

Many of us have been faced with deciding where to go for urgent care; Immediate Care or the Emergency Room. Immediate Care provides medical care for urgent but non-emergent needs. The following list can help you decide where to go: Regular visits with your primary care provider can help detect…

Tips for a better night’s sleep!

Want Santa to make a stop at your house, but having trouble dosing off? Here are some suggestions that might help you get to sleep. 1. Stick to a sleep schedule. Go to bed and get up at the same time you regularly do. 2. Pay attention to what you…

Myth Busters: You Can Get the Flu from the Flu Shot.

BUSTED! You cannot get the flu from the flu shot. The annual flu shot is made with an inactive flu virus that is not infectious making it impossible to get the flu from the flu shot. “If you get the flu following your flu shot, you were most likely already…

Five Ways to Avoid the Flu

Dr. Van Shares How You Can Skip the Flu This Year While the leaves may not exactly change color along the Emerald Coast, we can count on more than college football to make a debut each Fall. Every year, millions fall victim to the annual flu. In fact, The Centers…

What’s Your Reason?

Everyone has a reason to get their mammogram… What’s yours? Chances of recovery from breast cancer have significantly increased due in part to earlier detection through mammograms. In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month and in honor of those who have lost their fight with the disease, women are encouraged to schedule their annual mammogram, and…