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becca_howell's Avatar becca_howell 12:31 PM 04-07-2009
My family and I are moving to Palatka in a couple weeks. I was wondering if anyone had a good suggestion for a DO/holistically minded MD/PA/ARNP in Putnam or south St. Johns (St. Augustine). Thanks!

wombjuice's Avatar wombjuice 06:42 PM 04-07-2009
I don't live in Palatka, but my company's main office is stationed there so I go about once a month or so...I just want to forewarn you that the area seems to be very conservative and not natural-minded at all. I am not sure if there are any health food stores and there are definitely no restaurants that really cater towards vegetarians (there's a chinese buffet that's decent, Niko's pizza place has spaghetti and italian food that you can get with no meat, and there's a Chilis that should have veggie burgers, but that's about it...).

Then again, this is just Palatka...I've never been to the surrounding areas so hopefully you'll have more luck there.
becca_howell's Avatar becca_howell 08:07 PM 04-07-2009
Jacksonville is about an hour from Palatka, and they have several health food stores including a Whole Foods and a great natural parenting playgroup I'm still a member of. I'm just looking not to drive as far to go to the doctor.
wombjuice's Avatar wombjuice 04:51 PM 04-08-2009
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Originally Posted by becca_howell View Post
Jacksonville is about an hour from Palatka, and they have several health food stores including a Whole Foods and a great natural parenting playgroup I'm still a member of. I'm just looking not to drive as far to go to the doctor.
Oh, I didn't know Jacksonville was so close! That's good! I was up there about 8 months ago for a postpartum doula training (at Fruitful Vine birth center) and thought it was pretty nice. Wish I had a Whole Foods closer to me!
mamatoablessing's Avatar mamatoablessing 05:00 PM 04-08-2009
I just have to chime in and say that we're in St. Augustine and DH and I own a chain of wonderful health food stores here. You don't need to go all the way to Jacksonville! As for holisitic physician, let me check around. DH and I don't see one but our girls see a holistic ped up in Jax. I know we have some good ones here in St. Aug...I'll get back to you with a few names. PM me if you want more information on our stores!

Good luck with your move.

Jen
lorelei's Avatar lorelei 10:30 AM 06-11-2009
I'm looking too, we're moving back to St Aug from Tampa.
Megamama's Avatar Megamama 01:04 AM 06-13-2009
the only one I know of is in Jacksonville, we used to see her. My DH works in Palatka, but we live out in Gainesville.
Anyway, look for Progressive Pediatrics.
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