VIPcare is excited to introduce you to Dr. Jim Wilson. He is our primary care provider at Merritt Island. Originally from New York, Dr. Wilson comes to VIPcare with much experience. He is compassionate, caring, and dedicated to helping his patients achieve Better Health.
Dr. Wilson is a family medicine specialist with over 28 years of experience and is a two-time recipient of the Alice Freuhan M.D. award for his dedication and commitment to the students of Albany Medical College.
Who is Dr. Jim Wilson?
Dr. Wilson was born and raised in New York. And up until this past June, he spent almost his entire life in upstate New York. He attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany for his undergraduate and then Albany Medical College for his doctorate. He left the state for a three-year Family Medicine residency in Middletown, Connecticut, only to return to Albany to begin his medical career. Today, however, he and his family are excited to say they are now Florida residents.
“I wanted to move to Florida for a better job, weather, and lifestyle opportunities and quality of life/educational opportunities for my children,” he said.
Dr. Wilson naturally gravitated towards helping others when he was younger, but medicine wasn’t always his primary interest. Being an outdoorsman, he previously explored photography, scuba diving (industrial and recreational), and even environmental toxicology. It wasn’t until college that medicine caught his attention and became a consideration.
“I had an internship in a tissue typing lab that performed the testing needed for kidney transplantation,” he said. “I was hired prior to graduation to do tissue typing by the transplant surgeon who operated the lab. This led to an interest in medicine.”
From there, Dr. Wilson never looked back. Medicine became his passion. And he became the teaching doctor that he is today.
“I try to explain things to the patient in a way they understand what I understand,” he said. “It’s their illness/condition, they need to understand it as best as they can to better empower them to manage it.”
Why Family Medicine
When trying to decide which field of medicine to go into, Family Medicine just seemed to make the most sense for Dr. Wilson. “I’m not sure I can narrow down a single most enjoyable area of medicine…. this is a big reason why I went into Family medicine; I need variety,” he explained.
This need for variety also led him toward a practice focused on primary care.
“I do find a great deal of satisfaction with treating sick children,” he said. “To get a big smile and a hug after fixing an ear infection or removing a splinter from a previously scared, in pain child is a wonderful thing … Cutting toenails is another source of satisfaction…not the most glamorous procedure, but the appreciation from a patient who can no longer do this themselves is genuine.”
Dr. Wilson has shifted his primary care focus toward the aging population, with a goal to do what’s right for his patients and help them find care management plans for their individual needs.
Learn more about Dr. Wilson HERE.
Providing 5-Star Primary Care Service
At VIPcare, we specialize in geriatric care for Medicare Advantage patients. And it’s always our top priority to provide you with great health care that leads to Better Health. We pride ourselves on providing you with providers who care and will always put your health first, such as Dr. Wilson in Merritt Island. It’s because of our providers’ diverse specialties that we’re able to provide you with specialized care built around you and your needs.
Come Meet Dr. Jim Wilson at VIPcare Merritt Island
Visit Dr. Wilson at VIPcare Merritt Island and see just how great he is. He is accepting new Medicare Advantage patients and can’t wait to meet and join you on your journey to Better Health. Schedule an appointment with him today by calling 321-587-3588. If you live outside the Merritt Island region, CLICK HEREto find a VIPcare provider near you.