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.
The factsAccording to the Arthritis Foundation (AF):
- People of all ages, sexes, and races can and do get arthritis, and arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S.
- The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans.
- Although arthritis is most commonly occurs with increasing age, children can also be diagnosed with a type of arthritis, known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, or JIA.
- By the year 2040, the number of people expected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis will exceed 78 million.
- Doctor-diagnosed arthritis is more common in women (26 percent) than in men (18 percent).
- With some types, such as rheumatoid arthritis, women far outnumber men.
- 49 percent of adults with heart disease have arthritis;
- 47 percent of adults with diabetes have arthritis; and,
- 31 percent of adults who are obese have arthritis.
What is arthritis?Arthritis is an informal way of referring to more than 100 types of joint disease, but the two most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The typical symptoms associated with arthritis are pain and swelling in the joints, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go, and may be mild, moderate, or severe. Symptoms can stay the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative arthritis) occurs when the cartilage—the slick, cushioning surface on the ends of the bones—wears away, causing bone to rub against bone, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis. In other words, it mistakenly attacks the joints with uncontrolled inflammation, potentially causing joint erosion. The pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis is most often felt in the wrist and fingers, but rheumatoid arthritis can also spread to the lungs, heart, and eyes, among other organs. This is why it’s important to receive a definitive diagnosis.
Can it be prevented?Unfortunately, there is no sure way to prevent arthritis, the AF says. However, there are some things you can do to mitigate your risk. The main risk factors for developing arthritis are:
- a family history of the disorder;
- being female;
- having injured a joint in the past; and
How to manage itUnfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis. Severe cases may require surgery, including arthroscopy, and even more drastic measures such as knee or hip replacement. Other approaches to address the pain include steroid injections—which may ultimately damage the joint and cartilage—and platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections, which are often not covered by insurance. Meanwhile, the following steps can help manage the pain and symptoms:
• balancing activity with rest; • using hot and cold therapies; • engaging in regular physical activity; • strengthening the muscles around the joint for added support; • using assistive devices; • avoiding excessive repetitive movements; and • taking over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medications.If you already have mild to moderate symptoms of arthritis, the AF recommends you see us for a definitive diagnosis, because it’s important to learn which type of arthritis you may have. Testing includes a physical exam and, possibly, blood tests. If the diagnosis is uncertain, or the test results show the arthritis is inflammatory, you may be sent to a rheumatologist for additional care.
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!