Our Providers

Our Physicians

The board-certified physicians at Premier Family Health & Wellness in Wellington, Palm Beach County, Florida include both doctors of osteopathic medicine and medical physicians. Most people are familiar with medical physicians that focus on treating specific symptoms or diseases. Physicians of osteopathic medicine use a "whole person" approach to healthcare. Instead of just treating a specific symptom or disease, osteopathic physicians focus on how one body system affects another in its ability to function, self-heal, or prevent disease.

Meet our Physicians:

Our Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants

Our highly trained nurse practitioners and physicians assistants work closely with our physicians to provide our patients with attentive prompt care. Nurse practitioners are nurses with advanced training who both treat and diagnose a wide range of health problems, while focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, health education, and counseling. Physician assistants are health care professionals that practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. Physician assistants diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medicine, and promote preventative health care. The nurse practitioners and physician assistants at Premier Family Health and Wellness in Wellington, Palm Beach County, Florida provide high-quality health and wellness services in a caring and professional manner.

Meet our Nurse Practioners and Physicians Assistants:

What is an ARNP?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed advanced education (a minimum of a Masters Degree) and training in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illness. Nurse practitioners provide a broad range of health care services and maintain a close working relationship with physicians. A NP can serve as a patient's regular health care provider.

What is a PA-C?

A Physician Assistant (PA-C) is a health care professional licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, Physician Assistants can:

  • Conduct physical exams
  • Diagnose & treat illness
  • Order & interpret tests
  • Counsel on preventative health
  • Assist in surgery
  • Write prescriptions

Call 561-798-3030 to make an appointment at Premier Family Health & Wellness or (561) 839-1870 for Premier Center for Healthy Aging or request an appointment online.

Appointments are not necessary at Premier Urgent Care.


Our Physicians

 

Vincent M. Apicella, DO

  • Personal: Dr. Vincent M. Apicella is a board-certified Family Practice Physician. He was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is married and has 4 children.
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
  • Enrolled, Fellowship in Anti-Aging Medicine, American Academy for Anti-Aging
  • Enrolled, Masters of Science in Functional Medicine, University of South Florida
  • Medical Interests: Men's Health, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Dermatological Procedures, Aesthetics (Laser/Botox/Juvederm)
  • Personal Interests: Photography, hiking, rafting, football, weight training, public speaking, life coaching
 

Mariaclara E. Bago, DO

  • Personal: Dr. Mariaclara E. Bago is a board-certified Family Practice Physician. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She is married and has 4 children.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Masters Degree in Public Health Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
  • Enrolled, Fellowship in Anti-Aging Medicine, American Academy for Anti-Aging
  • Enrolled, Masters of Science in Functional Medicine, University of South Florida
  • Medical Interests: Women's Health, Wellness Programs and Disease Prevention
  • Personal Interests: Adventure races, mountain biking, weight training
 

Christine Bessette, MD

  • Personal: Dr. Bessette was born and raised in South Florida.
  • Education: Ross University School of Medicnie
  • Residency: Somerset Family Practice, Somerville, NJ
  • Medical Interests: Pediatrics, women's health, international medicine
  • Memberships and Associations: American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Personal Interests: Travel, cooking, boating and performing arts
 

John Miloscia, MD

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Personal: Dr. Miloscia is board certified in Internal Medicine. He was born in Plainview, New York and relocated to Pam Beach County in 2011 after working in both Arizona and New Jersey as a hospitalist.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Medical School: St. George's Medical School, Grenada, WI
  • Medical Interests: Geriatric Medicine
  • Personal Interests: Travel, scuba diving, movies, photography and current events
 

Michal Wall, MD

  • Personal: Dr. Wall was raised in South Florida. She is actively involved in her community.
  • Education: Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL, BS in Biology
  • Medical School: Technion Institute of Technoloy, Haifa, Israel
  • Residency: Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York; and Tufts Hospital System in Massachesetts
  • Medical Interests: Geriatric Medicine
  • Memberships and Affiliations: American Medical Association
  • Personal Interests: Traveling, hiking and reading

Our Nurse Practitioners & Physicians Assistants

 

Katherine M. Carlson, ARNP-BC

  • Personal: Katherine is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She was born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: Master of Science in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • Medical Interests: Women's health, nutrition
  • Personal Interests: Diving, dancing, and travel
 

Tina Dochniak, DNP, MSN, ARNP-C

  • Personal: Tina is a Nurse Practitioner. Tina was born in the Bronx and has lived in Florida for more than 30 years. She is married to husband, Donnie and has 3 children and 4 dogs.
  • Education: Associate Degree in Nursing, Palm Beach State College; Florida Atlantic University
  • Nurse Practitioner: Kings Academy
  • Enrolled: Doctoral Candidate of Nurse Practice
  • Medical Interests: Urgent care
  • Personal Interests: Mission work, church, singing, kayaking, reading, spending time with family
 

Liz Stevens Lofaso, ARNP

  • Personal: Liz is a Board-Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She was born in New York and raised in South Florida. She is married to husband, Felipe.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Florida
  • Master of Science, Nursing: University of South Florida
  • Medical Interests: Adolescent Health, Preventative Medicine, Oncology
  • Personal Interests: Exercise, photography, arts, mountain biking, cycling, swimming
 

Stephanie Wise, ARNP

  • Personal: Stephanie was born in Ohio and raised in South Florida.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • Family Nurse Practioner: Master of Science in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • Medical Interests: Urgent care and hospital medicine
  • Personal Interests: Reading, Paddle boarding and spending time with her family
 

Christina Baker, ARNP

  • Personal: Christina is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She was born and raised in south Florida. She is happily married and has 2 children.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; Master of Science in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, Certificate in Public Health, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Medical Interests: Family medicine, pediatrics, cardiovascular disease prevention and management
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with family, traveling, cooking, reading

Sydney Mee, ARNP

  • Personal: Sydney is a Board- Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She was born and raised in West Palm Beach. She is happily married.
  • Education: The King's Academy alumni. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Family Nurse Practioner: Master of Science in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • Medical Interests: Urgent Care and Primary care.
  • Personal Interests: Traveling, reading, running, sailing, and thrifting.

 Teaondra Ford, ARNP

  • Personal: Teaondra is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Florida State University
  • Family Nurse Practioner: Master of Science in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • Medical Interests: Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
  • Personal Interests: Church, Children's Ministry, Travel

 Melissa McGinley, ARNP

  • Personal: Melissa is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a native Floridian, born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Palm Beach Atlantic University.
  • Family Nurse Practioner: Master of Science in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University.
  • Medical Interests: Holistic healthcare, Women's health, Mental Health.
  • Personal Interests: Community with friends and family, Church, Mountains, Music, Crafting, and Cats.
 

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