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, M.D. 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 provided […]

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, M.D. 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.  With […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Resource: Hillel Academy School Playbook

August 19, 2020

Under the guidance of Dr. David and our physician assistant, Ethan Levy, Hillel Academy of Tampa mapped out options and a plan for creating a safe school year during an ever-changing and uncertain public health situation. The first part of the playbook addresses the school’s academic plan; the second part focuses on the school’s health and safety […]

Our Wholistic Planet Newsletter: Masks & Back-to-School Safety In the Time of COVID-19

August 19, 2020


We Now Offer CBD Products at Our Office!

July 16, 2020

For your convenience, we are excited to be offering CBD products at our office. In this video, Dr. David discusses the quality, comfort, and convenience of using the concentrated BlueBird Botanicals CBD products we have made easily available to our patients.

Our Fabulous Kimmie: Keeping the Lab Open and Performing Blood Draws through COVID

July 16, 2020

by Emily Colón As many of you know, Kimmie Stadelman has been our phlebotomist extraordinaire since 2007. She is a loving mom of four, and her gentle hand and kind soul has put many patients’ minds at ease during blood draws.  We often have parents travel to Tampa from out of town so that Kimmie […]

Our Take on COVID-19 Medications & Anti-Body Testing

July 16, 2020

by ETHAN LEVY, PA-C, MPAS, MSESS, AT-C, CSCS The current SARS CoV-2 pandemic has, understandably, instilled a palpable degree of anxiety, uncertainty, and fear throughout our cities and indeed throughout the globe. Naturally, what follows are intense hopes of modalities that can identify, prevent, treat, or even cure and eradicate this pervasive pathogen. Here, we […]

The Importance of Physical Distancing & Face Coverings

July 15, 2020

by PATSY GIARDA, APRN, CPNP As time passes, it is becoming even more clear that COVID-19 is not going anywhere anytime soon and we have to figure out how to work our lives around it. We know physical distancing and avoiding environments where viral particles are more easily spread (such as indoors) is the most fool-proof […]