Just Breathe

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love…”  — Marcus Aurelius Did you know that slowing our breathing helps our bodies to calm? Breathing is vital to our nervous system. Doing breathing exercises a few minutes a day […]

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 […]

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 […]