James C. Heron, MD

Internal Medicine
5401 South Congress Avenue Suite 218
Atlantis, FL 33462 Get Directions
James C. Heron, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

500.00 every 3 months
1,000.00 every 6 months
2,000.00 each year

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, 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. I also offer conveniences, like same- or next-day appointments that start on time, which may be found in concierge medicine practices.

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 Medical Center, 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!

Dr. Heron's Credentials

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Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Internal Medicine 1994-1997
Resident of the Year 1995-1996
Chief Resident 1996-1997

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Intern of the Year 1993-1994

Medical School:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Doctorate of Medicine 1993

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1988

American Board of Internal Medicine
JFK Medical Center
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 Baltimore Department of Internal Medicine 1996-1997
"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

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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Heron

from Nima in FL March 30, 2020 for James C. Heron, MD

I have now been with MDVIP for about 5 years now and they have continued to help me improve my life. I was able to meet Dr. Heron for a meet and great where most doctors would speak to you for 2 minutes and not listen or understand. Dr. Heron sat there for 45 minutes to listen to me and give me his input on everything. He has given me very very knowledgeable advice and I am forever grateful… See more

from Actual in FL March 14, 2020 for James C. Heron, MD

I’ve traveled the world in both sports and the music industry and although I’ve had the pleasure to both know and be treated by some excellent physicians Dr Heron still stands out. He’s that unusual combination of informed and experienced and yet still remarkably personable. He looks you in the eye and truly listens and then offers excellent advice while still respecting my personal decisions… See more

from Leon in FL March 12, 2020 for James C. Heron, MD

When my wife had hip replacement surgery,he visited every day in the hospital and reviewed her release date which had to be extended.
He also ordered some med changes since he was more familiar with her than our surgeon who BTW was an EXCELLENT surgeon.

from Sarah in FL March 12, 2020 for James C. Heron, MD

When I first moved to Florida eighteen years ago I was given Dr. Heron's name . My husband and I both agreed that he was the best doctor we ever had. There is no subject that this man does not know about. He is caring and he listens to you! If it was not for him and Dr. Krasner my husband would have passed away much earlier then he did. All the people that I have recommended to him… See more

from Martin in FL March 12, 2020 for James C. Heron, MD

My wife and I along with family members have been part of Dr. Heron's practice for several years and have found him to be a consummate medical professional. To illustrate a central tenant of that practice, his attention to detail and personal followup, let me share a recent instance.

Recently felt unusual abdominal pain and on way to ER advised Dr. Heron. After ER triage it was… See more

from Carol in FL March 10, 2020 for James C. Heron, MD

There has never been a time that Dr. Heron has not been available to us, whether for a physical, current medical condition, a question that we needed an answer for or a referral for a specific area.

from Norman in FL March 28, 2018 for James C. Heron, MD

Since becoming a patient of Dr Heron in January 2017, I have taken great comfort in the excellent care provided to me by Dr Heron and his staff. I truly appreciate his dedication to making sure that both my family and I fully understand my medical condition and the measures we must take to improve my health. Whether it be minor check-ups or major medical issues, Dr. Heron and his professional… See more

from Edward in FL March 17, 2018 for James C. Heron, MD

Dear Dr. Heron,
We have been your patients for just over one year now and have found you available for us whenever we have a health problem. What a comfort to us.
Sincerely, Edward and Maureen W.

from Mary in FL March 12, 2018 for James C. Heron, MD

Last year when I came to Dr. Heron with terrible pains in my midriff area, he was very thorough in his questioning and examination of me. Dr. Heron made sure that every test was provided to help diagnose what was wrong. Eventually he prescribed pain medication that helped me. He returned my calls when I needed him. My problem is gone now. Thanks to Dr. Heron.

from Wilma in FL March 6, 2018 for James C. Heron, MD

Hard to believe since I met him that I waited nearly two years after relocating to south Florida and until some physical symptom was bothering me to call Dr. Heron whose phone number I had tucked away in a drawer all that time. He saw me immediately. We met again soon after for my annual wellness exam.

In all meetings and on the telephone about my medical records, I was impressed by… See more