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Ormond Beach Observer Saturday, May 4, 2019 3 months ago

Health and Wellness Center opens

Also: Students can get credit at hospice and lifeguard tryouts set
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Moline J. Blanc, a certified physician assistant, has opened Shekinah Health and Wellness Center, 325 Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 430, with a goal to offer personalized services, catering to patients’ physical, emotional and mental well-being. 

“I take time to listen to patients and build relationships,” she said. “That’s important to me.”

Blanc, a physician assistant since 2014, is currently seeking patients as a primary care provider. Services include disease prevention, acute illness care, initial cardio-pulmonary, chronic disease management, routine gynecological care, mental health evaluation, psychotherapy and laboratory services. There are two supervising medical doctors but they do not see patients.

To provide well-rounded care, Blanc is building community partnerships. She has arranged for a psychotherapist to work in the office one day a week, and works with Platinum Health Fitness and Yoga.

Previously, in Orange City and Daytona Beach, she helped patients understand the nature of their illness and how they could make improvements through lifestyle changes. Several of them told her she should have her own practice, she said.

“I treat the total person,” she said. “A lot of physical illness stems from habits. My goal is to not just prescribe medicine but look at his lifestyle leading up to the illness.”

She cites diabetes as an example, which can be caused by lack of exercise and diet.

“The western world believes that everything should be fast, including food,” she said.

She plans to add aesthetics, such as Botox, reducing the need to have a large patient load as found at many care facilities.

Call 386-206-2929 or email [email protected]. Visit


Students can earn credits at hospice


High school students interested in earning community service hours to meet requirements for curriculum or scholarships can apply to be an AdventHealth Hospice Care volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are available at the AdventHealth Hospice Care administrative office in Ormond Beach or at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House, located on the campus of AdventHealth Palm Coast.

Student volunteers will handle administrative projects, visit patients and families and serve as ambassadors for AdventHealth Hospice Care during special events in the community.

Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old; complete background-check screening and training; and be comfortable working with families facing difficult circumstances.

Call Volunteer Coordinator Raeanne Cade at 386-671-2138.


Lifeguard tryouts set


Tryouts for Volusia County lifeguard will be 8-10 a.m., May 11 and 18, at Ormond Beach YMCA located on Sterthaus Drive. Applicants must be at least 16 on June 1 and be able to swim 500 meters in under 10 minutes; swim 50 yards in under 30 seconds; and run a half-mile in under than three minutes, 15 seconds. A class, background check and drug screening will be required for recruits. The starting pay is $11.90 per hour. Visit or call 386-239-6414.


Seabreeze grad named law partner


Rue & Ziffra law firm has named a new partner, Matthew Mitchell, who exclusively focuses on personal injury law. Mitchell graduated from Seabreeze High School and went on to the University of Florida and Florida State University College of Law.

“Having been born and raised in the Ormond Beach area makes the pleasure of representing the wonderful people of our community that much more personal and incredibly rewarding,” Mitchell said.

Contact Jessica Eckelbarger at 386 788-7700 or [email protected].


Hospital gets joint approval


AdventHealth Daytona Beach has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for total shoulder, hip and knee replacements.


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