Dr. Ira Pearlstine, MD
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Family Medicine | Male

Preserve Health MD 561 NW Lake Whitney Pl Ste 104 Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Concierge Care

24 hour direct communication via my cell phone, text, email

Same & next day appointments

Extended, unhurried office visits

Online scheduling & records

Home visits for medically appropriate situations

Nursing home & ALF calls

Video visits, possibly eliminating need for trip to office or ER

My direct communication with your specialists

College students video conferencing, phone consultations, as well as my direct communication with your student health clinic

Fast and direct communication of lab and test results

Nutrition consultation, including diabetic teaching & menu planning

Courtesy visits if you are hospitalized at Port St. Lucie Hospital

I will act as your health care advocate if you are hospitalized & assist you with treatment decisions

If you need to be seen in the Emergency Department, I will contact the doctor caring for you

Bloodwork & EKG's on site with no additional charge

Vaccines in office, with insurance or Medicare billed directly

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Biography

Dr. Ira Pearlstine Born and raised in South Carolina, Dr. Pearlstine received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Following a brief and hazardous stint as a carriage driver and tour guide, he moved to St. Petersburg to complete his Family Practice residency at the University of South Florida through Bayfront Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. He has been practicing medicine on the Treasure Coast since 1987, and in 1989 started the Family Practice division of the Heart and Family Health Institute. He has been board certified in his specialty since 1987, and continues to maintain certification. He values getting to know his patients and their families, understanding how they feel about their jobs, their community, and how they react when faced with illness or pain. As the years have passed and the increasing demands placed upon him by insurance companies made it impossible to consistently maintain quality preventative care in a personalized environment, he knew it was time to listen to his patients and make a change. Dr. Pearlstine has been actively involved in the medical community on the state level, as a past board member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and locally, as a board member and past chairman of the board of directors of St. Lucie Medical Center. In 2005, he was the recipient of the prestigious Legacy Tribute Award given by the hospital for outstanding leadership and exemplary clinical skills. Dr. Pearlstine is passionate about teaching, and has taught medical students from Florida State University for the past eight years. He has lectured nationally to other medical professionals on advanced lipid management and hypertension for the past 15 years. He looks forward to having the time to personally teach you about staying as healthy as you can be. Dr. Pearlstine has two daughters, and lives in Palm City with his wife and two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, who are not impressed with his many accomplishments. He has never doubted his choice in becoming a doctor or choosing a career in Family Medicine. He is excited to be offering his patients compassionate and comprehensive primary care.

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pearlstine to family and friends
    4.4
    based on 39 total surveys (1 with a review)
    Dr. Pearlstine's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (1)
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    I am a former patient of Dr. Pearlstine's. He has been my Doctor for 20 years. He is awesome! I would recommend Dr. Pearlstine without hesitation! He is the best Dr. that I have EVER HAD! He is caring, compassionate and fully involved in your care and treatment. His bedside manner is second to none! Love you Dr. Pearlstine! Your the Best! Sincerely, Trudy Herndon
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    Dr. Ira Pearlstine

    Born and raised in South Carolina, Dr. Pearlstine received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Following a brief and hazardous stint as a carriage driver and tour guide, he moved to St. Petersburg to complete his Family Practice residency at the University of South Florida through Bayfront Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. He has been practicing medicine on the Treasure Coast since 1987, and in 1989 started the Family Practice division of the Heart and Family Health Institute. He has been board certified in his specialty since 1987, and continues to maintain certification.

    He values getting to know his patients and their families, understanding how they feel about their jobs, their community, and how they react when faced with illness or pain. As the years have passed and the increasing demands placed upon him by insurance companies made it impossible to consistently maintain quality preventative care in a personalized environment, he knew it was time to listen to his patients and make a change.

    Dr. Pearlstine has been actively involved in the medical community on the state level, as a past board member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and locally, as a board member and past chairman of the board of directors of St. Lucie Medical Center. In 2005, he was the recipient of the prestigious Legacy Tribute Award given by the hospital for outstanding leadership and exemplary clinical skills.

    Dr. Pearlstine is passionate about teaching, and has taught medical students from Florida State University for the past eight years. He has lectured nationally to other medical professionals on advanced lipid management and hypertension for the past 15 years. He looks forward to having the time to personally teach you about staying as healthy as you can be.

    Dr. Pearlstine has two daughters, and lives in Palm City with his wife and two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, who are not impressed with his many accomplishments.

    He has never doubted his choice in becoming a doctor or choosing a career in Family Medicine. He is excited to be offering his patients compassionate and comprehensive primary care.

    Dr. Pearlstine's Care Philosophy

    Concierge Care

    24 hour direct communication via my cell phone, text, email

    Same & next day appointments

    Extended, unhurried office visits

    Online scheduling & records

    Home visits for medically appropriate situations

    Nursing home & ALF calls

    Video visits, possibly eliminating need for trip to office or ER

    My direct communication with your specialists

    College students video conferencing, phone consultations, as well as my direct communication with your student health clinic

    Fast and direct communication of lab and test results

    Nutrition consultation, including diabetic teaching & menu planning

    Courtesy visits if you are hospitalized at Port St. Lucie Hospital

    I will act as your health care advocate if you are hospitalized & assist you with treatment decisions

    If you need to be seen in the Emergency Department, I will contact the doctor caring for you

    Bloodwork & EKG's on site with no additional charge

    Vaccines in office, with insurance or Medicare billed directly

    Dr. Pearlstine's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Family Medicine
    •  Board certified in Family Practice
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Background Check

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      Malpractice Claims

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      Sanctions

      No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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      Board Actions

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    Board Certifications

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    • Family Practice

    Conditions Treated

    • Allergies
    • Anemia
    • Anxiety
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Fatigue
    • Heart Disease
    • High Cholesterol
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Obesity
    • Osteoporosis

    Education

    • Medical School
      Medical University of South Carolina

      Graduated in 1984

    • Internship Hospital
      Bayfront Medical Center

      Completed in 1985

    • Residency Hospital
      Bayfront Med Center

      Completed in 1987

    • Undergraduate School
      University of South Carolina

      Graduated in 1979

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Family Medicine
    • General Medical Practice

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess Incision and Drainage
    • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
    • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Immunization
    • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    • Physical Examination
    • Vaccination
    • Wellness Examination