Dr. Bernard and his staff provide a caring and professional atmosphere. Our belief in a comprehensive program of medical care for our patients promotes a sense of well being that is felt by both patients and staff. Quality is evident throughout your experience at each office visit. From the first phone call to the checkout, you will know that the entire staff is here to care for your needs and earn your business.
Gary C. Bernard, MD – Dr. Bernard was born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y. He graduated From Meharry Medical College in 1992 with a Doctorate degree in Medicine. He continued his medical education at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. where he studied family practice. From there, he began his study of Internal Medicine at Brown University’s Rhode Island Hospital. Afterwards, Dr. Bernard moved to Jacksonville in order to complete his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville. Dr. Bernard has been in the private practice of Family & Internal Medicine since 1999.
Dr. Bernard believes in treating every aspect of an individual’s health, from physical ills, diet, injuries, acquired disease states, to general well being. The concept that a healthy body and healthy mind create a truly healthy individual is key to his practice of medicine. Therefore, Dr. Bernard and Pointe Medical Services attempt to accomplish as much as possible in treating an individual’s illness at one location in a relaxed and efficient environment. Of course, some illnesses require the use of specialists, and Pointe Medical Services can arrange for our patients to see the most qualified specialists available.
Leiah Walrod, MD – Leiah Walrod, M.D. was raised locally in Green Cove Springs, Florida. She is extremely happy to be practicing in the area of her hometown. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1996, she pursued her medical doctorate at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. She then received her training in Family Medicine at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. In the following four years, Dr. Walrod served in the United States Navy as a primary care physician. She worked at a very busy primary care clinic in Great Lakes, Illinois.
At the completion of her military service, Dr. Walrod began taking an interest in aesthetic medicine. She attended extensive training in the administration of Botox Cosmetics, Dermal Fillers and Chemical Peels. Leiah applied this training in cosmetics while working for a Medical Spa near the Chicago area. During the years that she worked in the Medical Spa setting, she found extreme enjoyment in helping people to feel their best by looking their best. While feeling the pleasure of helping her clients look great outwardly, she began to realize that there must be a way to help her clients feel just as well inwardly. It was during those years of practicing Aesthetic Medicine that she started down the path of Anti-Aging Medicine and Natural Hormone Replenishment. Through research and ‘word of mouth’ Leiah learned of Pointe Medical Services, Live Well MD, and the successful work of Dr. Gary Bernard in this growing field of medicine.
Dr. Walrod is extremely happy to be able to provide treatments in the form of Natural Hormone Replacement, Anti-Aging Medicine, and Cosmetic Services in the primary care setting. Leiah looks forward to helping you feel your best on the inside and out. Leiah is indeed a very able, experienced, and valuable addition to Pointe Medical Services, Inc.
Benjamin A. Debski, ARNP, FNP-BC – Ben was born and raised in Titusville, Florida. He has two bachelor’s degrees, one from the University of Florida in Criminology, another from the University of Central Florida in Nursing. In 2013, he began his career in Jacksonville, FL as a Registered Nurse in critical care and epidemiology. In 2016, Ben graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ben’s areas of expertise include critical care, epidemiology, family and internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and emergency medicine.
Ben has a keen interest in health management, disease prevention, and weight loss therapy. He has selected medicine because he loves to support patients in living a healthier lifestyle. His philosophy integrates both the patient and their family members in health care decisions and encourages the patients to play an active role in maintaining their health.