Robert A. Wacks, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

The most important quality a physician can have to better the health and wellness of his/her patients is the ability to listen. As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I partner with my patients to learn their unique histories and create a health and wellness plan that suits their individual needs and goals. I address acute illness immediately in my office or at the hospital. We will collaborate to ensure you stay on your own path to wellness and to help you achieve and maintain optimal health. In order to do this, I focus on early detection and prevention in the key areas of cardiac care, bone health, respiratory care, diabetes, fitness, nutrition and more.

My concierge-style internal medicine practice is smaller than most primary care practices, which allows my patients to enjoy unhurried visits in a welcoming setting. Visits last as long as necessary and are scheduled at your convenience. For patients who cannot come to my office due to medical reasons, I am often able to make house calls. As a private doctor, I am available when my patients need me, including evenings, weekends and holidays. In my personalized healthcare practice, you are the center of attention.

I have been an attending physician at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center for over 30 years. It is my firm belief that if you are hospitalized, the doctor who cares for you should be the doctor who knows you best. I also care for my patients who are in rehabilitation facilities and nursing homes. I will be your advocate, as well as your physician, to help you and your family navigate our complex healthcare system.

My primary care internal medicine practice serves all of Palm Beach County, Florida, including Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth and Boca Raton. I also see patients from Martin and St. Lucie counties.

Every day, I enjoy knowing that I am providing my patients with the individualized care and attention they deserve. In turn, my patients’ well-being and peace of mind help comfort them and their families.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
Bachelor of Science, Natural Sciences
Medical School
University of Ferrara
Ferrara, Italy
Doctorate of Medicine 1978
Internship
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
1978-1982
Residency
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
1978-1982

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians

Hospital Affiliations

Good Samaritan Medical Center 1982-present
St. Mary's Medical Center 1982-present

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Good Samaritan Medical Center
- Chairman, Credentials Committees
- Chairman, Utilization Review Committee
- Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
St. Mary's Medical Center
- Chairman, Credentials Committees
- Chairman, Medical Evaluation Committee/Quality Assurance
- Chairman, Cancer Committee
Board of Trustees, St. Mary's Hospital 1992-1996
Finance, Ethics and Long-Range Planning Committees
Executive Committee, St. Mary's Medical Center, 2005-2009
University Clinical Associates, Vice President, Managing Partner 1995-2002

Honors and Awards

Who's Who Top Doctors "Honors Edition" 2015-2016
Exceptional Physicians Honorable Mention, Palm Beach Medical Society, 2015
Top CPOE (Computerized Physician Order Entry)-Recognized Physician, Good Samaritan Hospital, 2013

Interests

Golf, Tennis, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Opera, Symphony and Chamber Music

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Shavawn

    I absoluutely LOVE Dr. Wacks!! He has gotten both my husband and myself on a new path to wellness! We have both lost over 15 pou...

  • Member: Roslyn

    Robert Wacks is my Doctor over 20 years. He is an wonderful human being and has given me, not only undivided care phisically also...

  • Member: Joyce

    My Dr. Roert A Wacks, is not only my Doctor but my friend. He is as close as my telephone...and always greets me as I am the one ...

  • Member: Judd

    I consider Dr.Wacks a friend first then as my doctor.He is always ready with advice that is on target.