At MD 2.0, we provide patients with superior primary care. We want to be the first to know about any health concerns that may arise. Primary care is performed and managed by your personal physician, Dr. Poncy or Dr. Lubarsky who are available to you 24/7.
Drs. Lubarsky and Poncy believe in more than just treating you when you are sick. Our preventative medicine doctors want to ensure you are healthy year round by promoting a healthy lifestyle, yearly executive level physical exams, and helping to prevent disease.
At MD 2.0, our concierge physician practice focuses on providing high quality care and individualized attention to each patient. Our model allows us to spend more time with each patient, allowing us to work closely with you on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and complex illnesses.
Board Certified Internist in Jupiter, FLDr. Amir Lubarsky's love of medicine allows him to listen compassionately and intently to his patients in order to provide the best outcomes.
Board Certified Internal Medicine Doctor in Jupiter, FLDr. Morgan Poncy is a board certified internist who was raised in the Jupiter area.
Flu season can bring about a flurry of sniffles, coughs, and body aches which are often accompanied by a flurry of doctor’s appointments and sick days. It tends to peak between December and February but can last from October to as late as May. Preparing for this time of year is essential in not only protecting your own health but also the health of those around you. The key to this preparation is crafting a personalized flu prevention plan. Our primary care doctors in Jupiter have some tips on how you can create yours:
Step 1: Know Your Risk
Some individuals are at a higher risk for severe flu and complications. This includes young children, pregnant women, individuals with chronic health conditions, and people aged 65 and older. Understanding your risk will help you take the necessary precautions.
Step 2: Get Vaccinated
The annual flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent flu. It is advisable for everyone six months and older to get a flu vaccine every year. Make sure to consult with your healthcare provider to find the right flu vaccine for you.
Step 3: Practice Good Hygiene
Good hygiene is a powerful tool in preventing the flu. Make sure to:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Step 4: Boost Your Immune System
Maintaining a strong immune system can help ward off the flu. Ensure you are:
- Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.
- Getting regular exercise.
- Sleeping for 7-9 hours each night.
- Managing stress through mindfulness practices like meditation or yoga.
Step 5: Avoid Close Contact
Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick, and if you are feeling unwell, stay home to prevent spreading the flu to others.
Step 6: Seek Medical Advice
If you're at high risk for flu complications or have severe flu symptoms, contact your healthcare provider. Antiviral drugs can be a treatment option.
Step 7: Create a Sick-Day Plan
Have a plan in place for managing sick days whether it's for you or your family. Know your employer's policies on sick leave and have a plan for childcare if necessary.
Facing the flu season unprepared can be daunting. However, by understanding your risk and having a personalized flu prevention plan in place, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of falling ill. Remember, a little preparation now can save a lot of trouble later. Your health and the health of those around you is worth the effort.
With the winter months approaching and the memories of last year's challenges still fresh, it's heartening to see the Biden administration taking proactive measures to ensure Americans have access to at-home COVID-19 testing. Our primary care doctors want you to have the latest information. Here is everything you need to know.
More Funds for At-home Tests
In a recent announcement, the administration unveiled a $600 million plan aimed at boosting the production of these critical tests. This move will not only replenish federal stockpiles but also help circumvent the supply chain problems that led to shortages in the past. What's more, these tests will be manufactured right here in the USA by twelve manufacturers scattered across seven states. This means hundreds of jobs and, most importantly, 200 million over-the-counter tests for Americans.
Where to Order?
For those wondering where to get these tests, the original COVIDTests.gov website will once again be your go-to place. Here, every household can order up to four free tests.
Mark your calendar for September 25. Starting from this date, the tests can be ordered and will be shipped directly to your doorsteps for free, courtesy of the United States Postal Service.
Updated Vaccines: What You Need to Know
In addition to the at-home tests, there's more good news on the vaccine front. Last week, the CDC gave its endorsement to new COVID-19 shots suitable for everyone aged 6 months and older.
For those looking for places to get vaccinated, the government’s vaccines.gov website will list available locations, including pharmacies, health centers, and some doctor's offices. And while the list price of each shot hovers between $120 to $130, federal assurances mean that these shots will remain free for most Americans, whether through private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. The CDC is also collaborating with health departments, clinics, and some pharmacies to ensure that even the uninsured or underinsured get their shots free of charge.
Flu Shot and COVID-19 Vaccine: Together?
One of the most common questions is whether one can get the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine simultaneously. The answer is a resounding yes. According to the CDC, there's no difference in effectiveness or side effects whether you get both vaccines together. If you do decide to go this route, consider getting one shot in each arm for comfort. Remember, it's recommended that almost everyone aged 6 months and up gets their flu shot, ideally by the end of October.
In conclusion, as we prepare for the colder months, these proactive measures and clear guidelines will certainly help in ensuring the health and safety of all Americans. Stay safe and stay informed!
My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Poncy for over ten years and have been extremely pleased and happy for him. He is not only a brilliant internist, but also a wonderful person. Now that he and his partner, Dr. Lubarsky, have opened the concierge practice it is better than ever. The nursing staff is superlative as is the front office staff. The office is very well appointed and comfortable. We feel very fortunate to have such a competent and caring physician.
About 11 years ago, I first met with Dr. Poncy. I came away from my appointment with him confident he understood my problem and contributed some thoughtful suggestions. Over the years, he has never changed. The outstanding staff Dr. Poncy has put together, along with his partner, Dr. Lubarsky, are the best! I honestly feel, when I have an appointment, it is like visiting "family".
I recommend Dr Lubarsky emphatically. He is a true professional: thorough, compassionate and an excellent diagnostician!
We have been concierge members for only 6 months but so far we have been very pleased. The office atmosphere is very relaxed and the doctor is able to give us the time we need. Time in the waiting room is minimal and we have been able to obtain spur of the moment appointments with no difficulty. We are happy that we joined
The new practice has a very warm, friendly, feeling to it. We don't have long waiting times. Everyone is very prompt.
I have been a patient for over 30 years. I actually look forwarded to a visit. Pleasant, professional in every way, I consider myself very lucky.
A great Dr. & great staff, minimum wait time. Spends as much time with you as you need. Same day appointments.
Dr. Poncy has been my primary care doctor for over 8 years. I've known Dr. Poncy for over 8 years. My neighbor recommended him for my diabetes and heart problem. The staff at Dr. Poncy's office is always very pleasant and Dr. Poncy is very patient to my concerns.
I have been a patient of Dr. Lubarsky since 2004. He has been such a great physician to me and my wife for several years. Recently, I was hospitalized at Jupiter Medical Center. My wife contacted him and he immediately responded and came to the hospital. Without Dr. Lubarsky's support, I don't think I would be at the health level I am at today.
I'm a big fan of Dr. Lubarsky! After moving from New York, I researched area Internist throughout Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens. Dr. Lubarsky was a home run!