Update on My Second Dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

February 25, 2021

by DAVID BERGER, MD, FAAP Thanks to everyone who was pleased to hear I did well with the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and who sent prayers that my second dose would go as equally smoothly. I feel honored to be part of our Wholistic community, and have immense gratitude that we care […]

Pregnancy Considerations Amidst Differing COVID-19 Vaccines

February 25, 2021

by PATSY GIARDA, APRN, CPNP For many people, worldwide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines has inspired hope for herd immunity and relief from the rising death toll and pandemic-associated strain on hospitals and the economy.  As reported by the companies, the currently available Emergency Use Authorized (EUA) mRNA vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech together included general […]

The Latest on COVID-19 Variants

February 24, 2021

by ETHAN LEVY, PA-C, MPAS, MSESS, AT-C, CSCS Please note, all information discussed in this article is evolving very rapidly. Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care will continue to do our best to provide timely, important updates and developments.  It has been widely publicized that many different variants of SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) have emerged, most of which […]

General Guidance on the Current COVID-19 Vaccines

January 26, 2021

by ETHAN LEVY, PA-C, MPAS, MSESS, AT-C, CSCS Significant anticipation and hesitancy has been accumulating since Operation Warp Speed (the federal government’s expedited COVID-19 vaccine development program) led to the approval of vaccines directed against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Currently, vaccines from two companies (Pfizer and Moderna) have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) […]

Why I Decided to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

January 26, 2021

by DAVID BERGER, MD, FAAP The Importance of Transparency I always aspire towards transparency, and ask the same of others. For example, I want the government and Big Pharma to be transparent about information regarding COVID-19 and the vaccines being utilized to fight it.  I am not naive, but considering the pressure people, including myself, have […]

Our Wholistic Planet Newsletter: Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines, plus Dr. David’s Personal Vaccine Decision

January 26, 2021


Nurse Patsy Discusses the New 2020-2025 USDA Dietary Guidelines

January 6, 2021

by PATSY GIARDA, APRN, CPNP The USDA recently released it’s updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Patsy Giarda, discusses what these new guidelines mean for you and your family. For more information, download the USDA Executive Summary of the new dietary guidelines:

Coronavirus/Respiratory Virus Information and Recommendations

December 7, 2020

Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care has published an extensive article about coronavirus and respiratory virus, including information about the following: The COVID-2019 Coronavirus Daily supplements to strengthen the immune system against viruses Therapies to use at the onset of respiratory symptoms Additional considerations for high-risk scenarios and/or persons with high-risk factors NOTE: This article was […]

COVID Prevention, Masks, and the Danish Study

November 24, 2020

by DAVID BERGER, MD, FAAP There has been much discussion on social media about a recent mask study performed by a team of cardiologists in Denmark (  Details about the study:  6,000 individuals were included in the study; half were instructed to wear a mask and half were not. Participants in the mask-wearing group were […]

Our Wholistic Planet Newsletter: Rushing the COVID Vaccine & Addressing Herd Immunity

September 4, 2020


Dr. David’s Corner: Why Rushing A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be a Disaster

September 4, 2020

by DAVID BERGER, MD, FAAP People who know my philosophy on vaccines know that I am a firm believer in informed consent coupled with personal choice. In other words, patients should be provided all relevant information and then be allowed to make an informed decision based on what is best for themselves and their families.  […]

Supporting Our Children’s Emotional Health As They Return to School Amidst COVID-19

August 19, 2020

by LYDIA ABRAMS, LCSWSchool Counselor, Hillel Academy of Tampa and Therapist at ProTherapyPlus, LLC Returning to school amidst COVID-19 can bring about various feelings for children and parents alike. COVID-19 is an “unprecedented” event; while some of us may have experienced or witnessed a pandemic before, no one has had prior experience with COVID-19. We […]