Dr. Vincent Apicella is a board-certified osteopathic family medicine physician. He has been practicing medicine since 2004. He is the owner and co-founder of Premier Family Health, PA. He was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL and is married with 4 children.
Dr. Mariaclara Bago is a board-certified osteopathic family medicine physician in practice since 2004. She is a co-owner and co-founder of Premier Family Health, PA. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and is married with 4 children.
Dr. Christopher Santora is a board-certified Family Medicine physician practicing since 2007. Dr. Santora’s expertise includes geriatric medicine, sports medicine and urgent care. He is married with 2 children.
Dr. Nikolaus Pankow is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. He was born and raised in Germany. He earned his medical degree from Humboldt University in Berlin in 2001. Dr. Pankow went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine at University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH in 2013. Dr. Pankow was in practice for more than 13 years before joining Premier. He is married with one daugther.
The Clarkson Family Medicine Residency Program is a rural family medicine practice in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Dr. Gandhi provided the full spectrum of medical care to area patients, from young children to advanced seniors. Her multi-specialty approach to the practice of medicine makes her the perfect fit for Premier Family Health.
Of particular interest to Dr. Gandhi is: women’s health including gynecological procedures, dermatology procedures, weight management and medication management in patients with mood disorders. She is experienced treating patients of all ages with chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Dr. Appelblatt is a board certified osteopathic physician who received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL. Dr. Appelblatt completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah.
Dr. Appelblatt is looking forward to developing long-term therapeutic partnerships with patients of all ages utilizing both traditional and osteopathic therapies to help patients meet their physical, mental and emotional needs. He will guide patients to develop healthier lifestyles, to include nutrition, wellness and healthy sleep patterns.
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse (R.N.) with additional specialized education. Education for nurse practitioners includes advanced nursing and selected medical studies as well as intensive clinical experience.
Premier Nurse Practitioner’s have close working relationships with the physicians and develop special one-on-one relationships with patients. As skilled clinicians and patient educators, our NP’s are dedicated to providing high quality care to our patients.
Elizabeth Stevens Lofaso, ARNP is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner in practice since 2005. She joined the Premier family 11 years ago, after earning her nursing degree. Ms. Lofaso was born in New York and raised in South Florida. She is married with 3 children.
Katie Carlson is a board-certified family Nurse Practitioner practicing since 2008. She joined Premier after earning her nursing degree and has been here ever since. Katie was born and raised in Boynton Beach, FL. She is married with 2 children.
Alexandra Lewis is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She has been practicing family medicine since 1998, caring for patients in the Palm Beach County area for more than 17 years prior to joining Premier Family Health. She is married with 2 children.
Sheena Urdaz, PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant in practice since 2014. She began her career in Internal Medicine in rural Georgia for a year before joining Premier in 2015. She is from the suburbs of Philadelphia PA. She is happily married with 2 daughters and one step-daughter.
Eric Klopman, PA-C is a board-certified physician assistant. He has been practicing since 2000. He worked in Internal Medicine for 15 years prior to joining Premier. Eric was born in New York and raised in West Palm Beach, FL and is married with 2 children.
Selena Buongiorno, PA-C is a board-certified physician assistant and has been practicing since 2014. She started her career in orthopedics for a year before joining Premier in 2015. She was born in Boynton Beach and raised in Wellington, FL and is married with a newborn son.