Jorge J Leal, MD, Urologist


In 1961, at the age of 13, Dr. Jorge Leal migrated to Miami, Florida with his 14-year-old sister. Their parents were not allowed to migrate with them because of the Cuban regime. Dr. Leal remained in Florida thanks to organizations…


R. Duff Sprawls M.D., MSW


Growing up, Dr. R. Duff Sprawls held many jobs: bag boy, lawn boy, car washing and car valet (his personal favorite.) As an adult, he dreamed of becoming a pilot. This being the era of the Vietnam War though meant…


Dr. Zaki Elmaghraby, Internist / Pulmonologist


While growing up in Egypt, Dr. Zaki Elmaghraby’s dream was to leave the Middle East for Europe. The United States, it seemed, was too far and too difficult to reach. However, when he started medical school, it became more and…


Turn Up the Volume


Contest Winner’s Results Juvéderm Voluma XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area. Dr. Anita Saluja is the first physician in Brevard County to offer this injectable treatment and she…


BIMDA Concludes a Banner Year


  “It is the success of organizations like the Brevard Indo-American Medical and Dental Association that demonstrates the important link between Florida’s prosperity and the rich cultural heritage of our residents. Thank you for your commitment to help ensure the…


The Cost of a High Stress Lifestyle


By Kristin Woodling, LMHC We live in a much more chaotic world than our ancestors.  Thanks to technology and our future oriented culture, we are expected to manage more tasks in an hour than our grandparents handled in a day’s…


In the Red


Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Sadly, most women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease until it’s too late, which is why heart disease has been called the silent killer. But heart disease is…


An Unexpected Health Scare


By: Jim Barfield We are continually reminded of the warning signs for certain critical health issues such as heart attacks and strokes. Recently, I experienced the warning signs and symptoms for a heart attack. I had a major health scare…


Make Your Workout More Efficient


Get fit with HIIT You want to lose weight, you know you need to burn a lot of calories but you don’t have hours to spend at the gym several times a week. The solution could be “HIIT” or High…


Peter S. Dovgan, M.D.


Peter S. Dovgan, M.D. is board certified in general and vascular surgery. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Creighton University. He received general surgery training at Creighton affiliated hospitals, and completed his fellowship in vascular surgery at Henry…