GRATITUDE AND WELLNESS: Nurturing Health in November

As November arrives, it serves as a reminder to embrace gratitude and focus on overall wellness and the importance of cultivating gratitude and highlight various wellness practices for a healthier and happier life. At Integra Direct Primary Care, we encourage you to join us on this journey of self-care and appreciation. November presents an opportune […]

Healthy and Enjoyable Fall Activities To Embrace The Season

As the leaves change color and a cool breeze fills the air, fall offers a wonderful opportunity to engage in outdoor activities that promote both physical and mental well-being. Let’s explore how a variety of fun fall activities that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the beauty of the season. Fall offers a […]

UNVEILING THE HIDDEN IMPACT: Hearing Loss, Health and Cognition Preservation

Hearing loss is a prevalent and often underestimated health issue affecting millions worldwide. Beyond the obvious difficulties in communication, hearing loss can have profound health implications, particularly when left untreated. There are many unseen consequences of hearing loss which should lead us to screening for hearing loss earlier than we do and start appropriate treatment. […]

THE POWER OF CARE: Heartwarming Member Testimonials

When it comes to healthcare, patients’ experiences and satisfaction play a crucial role in determining the quality of care provided. We are humbled and grateful for the positive reviews and feedback we have received from our valued patients. Here are just a few examples of the kind words shared by those who have experienced the […]

Reflections of the Past Year

As Integra Direct Primary Care celebrates its one-year anniversary, it is an opportune time to look back and reflect on the benefits that direct primary care (DPC) has brought to our members and the community. Over the past year, we have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of this healthcare model, which places emphasis on accessibility, […]

Practicing Gratitude

You have probably been hearing more lately about the practice of gratitude. It seems this is something we seldom consider. So, what is all this fuss about the practice of gratitude? People who practice gratitude have a sense of overall improved well-being, a more positive affect, are found to be more optimistic, have improved resilience, […]

Lifestyle Medicine – A Journey to Wellness

From the desk of Dr. Belinda Castor In December 2020, I stepped away from traditional fee-for-service primary care after 30 years of practicing medicine. I decided to hit the pause button and allow myself to take time to reflect on where I was in life and my general well-being. During this time, I learned quite […]

‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ~ Acts 20:35

There are a lot of blessings in life, but few match the feeling you have after you have given a gift. You feel warm inside. Your heart jumps a bit when you see a grateful expression on the recipient’s face, and you feel happiness. When the Apostle Paul spoke to the Ephesian Elders years after […]

Integra Direct Primary Care Opens for Patients

Integra Direct Primary Care

Integra Direct Primary Care, operated by Belinda Castor, MD, has opened to serve patients under a membership care delivery model. “I am excited to open the doors of my new practice to my former patients and new patients,” Dr. Castor said. “This model of care delivery allows me to provide high-quality health care without the […]