James C. Heron, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I believe any good doctor-patient relationship begins with listening and communication. As an MDVIP-affiliated primary care physician, I have the time I need to forge close relationships with my patients in a calm, highly personalized manner and act as their advocate, helping them navigate the increasingly complex healthcare system.

You are unique, and as such, your medical goals and needs are also unique. Together, we can discuss, plan and coordinate a wellness journey designed specifically for you. I recognize the importance of patients being active participants in their medical decisions. By bringing you a personalized healthcare approach, similar to concierge medicine, we can work closely together to help you achieve the good health and peace of mind you deserve. I am a board-certified internal medicine physician with extensive experience treating chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep disorders with an emphasis on nutrition, fitness, preventive medicine and heart health.

My primary care practice serves patients in the central Palm Beach County area including Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Green Acres, Atlantis, South Palm Beach, Manalapan, Hypoluxo, Palm Springs, Lake Clark Shores, Wellington and Boynton Beach. I am an attending physician at JFK Memorial Hospital, and I firmly believe it is in the best interest of my patients to be treated by the physician who knows them best when hospitalized – that’s me!

Physician Profile


Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1988
Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Doctorate of Medicine 1993
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Intern of the Year 1993-1994
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Resident of the Year 1995-1996
Chief Resident 1996-1997



Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Teacher, University of Miami School of Medicine 2010-present
Teacher, Florida Atlantic University School of Medicine 2011-present
Teacher, Florida Atlantic University/University of Miami School of Medicine 2007-2010
Teacher, St. Agnes of Baltimore Department of Medicine Medical Residency Program 1997-1999
Teacher, Sinai Hospital of Biltmore Department of Internal Medicine 1996-1997

Hospital Affiliations

JFK Hospital

Published Works

"Can Physicians Warn Patients of Potential Side Effects Without Fear of Causing Those Side Effects?" G. Lamb, S. Green, & J. Heron, Archive of Internal Medicine 1994; 154:2753-2756


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Arline

    Dr. Heron has been treating our family for many years, even before he became a member of MDVIP. He is ALWAYS available, is patien...

  • Member: Leslie

    We respect Dr. Heron very much. We have the most confidence in him as our Physician. When we call he always responds promptly. Ev...

  • Member: Sarah B.

    My husband and I were Dr. Heron's first patients. This wonderful man has been with us through many ailments helping us with them ...

  • Member: Linda

    I find Dr Heron to be brilliant. I love how direct he is & he is always right! I feel secure & try to do all his recommendations! ...