Compassionate care, comprehensive treatment, preventive medicine, convenience and personalized service make up the core philosophy of Pinecrest’s newest patient care center – Pure Executive Health & Wellness — operated by Dr. Jennifer Miranda, a board certified internal medicine physician.
At her modern offices in the Marlin Centre in Pinecrest Plaza, 11921 S. Dixie Hwy., Dr. Miranda focuses on building the patient-physician relationship, which she believes is the first step toward achieving total body wellness.
“In traditional practices, many physicians do not devote proper time and attention to each patient,” Miranda said. “As a result, the focus of care is on putting out fires and treating symptoms and illnesses instead of being proactive with health and wellness.”
Miranda provides comprehensive care to all patients over age 15. Pure Health and Wellness packages are designed for busy individuals who want to learn about their health and be involved in their wellness process.
“Executive physical examinations for men and women help individuals in high-stress jobs maintain good health so they don’t lose time due to health issues,” Miranda said. “They are able to stay focused on their work and be there for their families.”
Preventive medicine often begins with a complete physical and diagnostic screening. In her state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Miranda provides diagnostic testing services such as a complete blood workup, body composition, food sensitivity, bone density scan, hearing exam, lung function, genetic screening, EKG and stress testing, breast exams, Pap Smears and sleep studies.
In a traditional practice, such testing often requires several appointments at different facilities. And in many cases, patients leave screenings with numbers, but no explanations or instructions to improve the results. After a Pure Health and Wellness analysis, Dr. Miranda develops an individual action plan to achieve maximum health benefits.
“A patient’s action plan may include recommendations on nutrition, exercise, vitamins and supplements, sleep habits, stress strategies and medical or pharmaceutical intervention,” she said.
Miranda received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She was a four-time recipient of the John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. Her impressive credentials and experience enable her to diagnose and treat a variety of ailments, including asthma, diabetes and diseases of the heart, liver, lungs and thyroid, and, of course, cold and flu.
A native of Miami, Miranda received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and was admitted into Alpha Omega Alpha, one of the highest honors bestowed on a medical student. She completed her residency at the UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital where she was named Intern of the Year and served as chief medical resident. She also recently completed a comprehensive program at UM in Functional Medicine.
“Advance testing shows the balance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which can play a significant role in wellness,” she said. “Additionally, certain foods can cause inflammation and other negative symptoms. I’ve had many positive experiences with determining food sensitivities. When patients eliminated problematic foods, they felt so much better.”
Miranda schedules ample time with patients to eliminate waiting and offers same day, next day and Saturday appointments. She also makes home visits and provides patients with her phone number so they can always reach her.
For more information, call 786-227-6811 or go to <www.purehealthandwellnessmiami.com>.