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 […]

Dr. David’s Corner: Like It or Not, We have to Learn to Live with this Coronavirus

July 14, 2020

Dear Wholistic Community, I don’t remember the last time I sat down to write at a time of such widespread uncertainty. To get past the SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) global pandemic, we find ourselves stuck with some rather lousy choices. But there is one thing that is certain… we have to learn to […]

A Plea for Mutual Respect & Understanding in the Time of COVID-19

June 12, 2020

by DAVID BERGER, MD, FAAP As our nation surpassed 100,000 deaths related to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), I have been reflecting on how things have unfolded over the past few months. When we look back on this tragic time, it will likely become apparent what we, individually and as a country, could have […]

COVID-19 and Medical Cannabis: An Ace(2) in the Whole?

June 4, 2020

by RUSS BATTIATA As the world navigates a “new normal” due to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, people are seeking relief and have lots of questions about what the future holds. Will there be therapeutic options that adequately prevent or treat COVID-related illness? What will research show on supplements like vitamin D, vitamin C, […]

Welcoming Ethan Levy, Our Newest Practitioner

June 4, 2020

by DAVID BERGER, M.D. ETHAN LEVY, PA-C, MPAS, MSESS, AT-C, CSCS Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care is thrilled to announce our newest team member — Physician Assistant (PA) Ethan Levy has joined our practice to work with both children and adults! Dr. David has known Ethan both personally and professionally for almost four years, and is thrilled to have […]

Our Office Is Open! Post COVID-19 Shutdown Guidelines & Precautions

June 3, 2020

by EMILY COLÓN During the shutdown, we sure missed seeing our patients in the office! The past few months have been an unprecedented, crazy time. Our entire lives have changed — work, school, family, and free time are all different. During this time, Wholistic Pediatrics and Family Care has learned a lot about COVID-19 by closely following […]

Dr. David’s Corner: Standing In Solidarity to Combat Systemic Racism

June 3, 2020

by David Berger, MD, FAAP Dear Wholistic Community, It is very telling that as we relaunch our newsletter, Our Wholistic Planet, we feel the need to start off with a topic other than the global COVID-19 pandemic plaguing our communities.  Our country is in a state of turmoil following the senseless death of 46-year-old, father-of-two, […]