upper keys health and medical

Upper Florida Keys Health

Why Owning a Home in Islamorada Benefits Your Health

Big city stress. Everyone who works or lives in a large metropolis knows that the day-to-day grind, commute and overall experience is one giant stress inducer. And that's why many who aren't even near retirement are looking for a more laid back locale to call home. The suburbs are one thing, but country and tropical living are the highest on the list. Chief among these destinations are the Florida Keys. Simply put, places like Islamorada, have a lot  more opportunity for outdoor recreation and exercise--things which greatly help in relieving stress. Opportunities to unwind abound in the Upper Keys, where fishing, boating, sailing, sunbathing and many more recreational activities are part of the lifestyle.

Life in the Big, Stressful Cities

Research backs up what many urban workers and residents instinctively know--that the concrete jungle takes a serious toll on one's health. Studies conducted have revealed the actual impact of being in a large city. And the findings are stunning.
The people, the traffic, the crime - these are just some reasons why you might feel stressed out while living in a city. And now research backs up that the brain of a city-dweller may respond more strongly to stress than a country-dweller. --CNN Health

Anxiety disorders are 21 percent more likely to strike those living in cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. The risk of mood disorders disproportionately afflict those who live in big cities by a whopping  39 percent. And it's not just health related. Research as reveals that city commuters spend 70 or more hours a year in traffic jams. While unemployment rates in the same cities were nearly all above the national average. Couple that with the least affordable home prices, it's no wonder people working and living in big cities are constantly feeling the effects of stress on their bodies and their minds.

Health Benefits of the Tropics

Lifespans increase in tropical and more rural areas, research shows. The link between constant noise, busy streets, and overall fast pace of large cities puts a great deal of stress on the human body. But living in a place like Islamorada is a completely different experience. There, life is much slower paced. People integrate with the environment naturally by connecting on daily basis with nature. The ocean is a source of tranquility, and each sunrise and sunset are uninterrupted by the landscape. The ample opportunity to do more outdoor activities and more chances to relax make the Upper Keys an ideal place to live, work and play. ;

The Florida Keys demand good healthcare facilities. Although the total population is less than 90,000, due to the influx of tourists,
good healthcare has to be available. In addition Miami and its world class Baptist hospital and all the other facilities, is just hours away.


Healthcare Facilities in the Keys:

Monroe County Physicians Directory

Nursing Homes

Plantation Key Nursing Center
Telephone: 888-959-5948 x58523
Address: 48 High Point Rd Tavernier, FL 33070
Services: , Nursing Home

Key West Health And Rehabilitation Center
Telephone: 888-959-5948 x52962
Address: 5860 W Junior College Rd Key West, FL 33040
Services: , Nursing Home

* Hospitals, 3
* Assisted living, 1 SEE-CLICK HERE
* Skilled Nursing facility, 2

Key West - Health Care Clinics

FMC Dialysis Svc of Key West(305) 294-8453 - 1122 Key Plz, Key West, FL
Care Center For Mental Health(305) 292-6843 - 1205 4th St, Key West, FL
All Keyes Complete Wellness(305) 296-7533 - 619 Eaton St, Ste 2, Key West, FL
Kessinger Charles W(305) 296-7533 - 524 Eaton St, Key West, FL
Keys Medical Ctr(305) 294-1706 - 3426 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL
Fl Keys Intensive Outpatient(305) 396-7275 - 1205 4th St, Key West, FL
New Beginnings Clinic(305) 292-4670 - 724 Truman Ave, Key West, FL
Walker Richard C MD(305) 294-1068 - 2407 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL
Counseling Center of Key West(305) 294-8777 - 1111 12th St, Ste 206, Key West, FL
Surgery Center of Key West LLC(305) 293-1801 - 931 Toppino Dr, Key West, FL

Key Largo - Health Care Clinics

A1 Urgent Care(305) 453-3006 - 101451 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL
VA Key Largo Clinic(305) 451-0164 - 105662 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL
Coastal Counseling Svc(305) 453-0602 - 99696 Overseas Hwy, Ste 4, Key Largo, FL
Keys Counseling(305) 453-9522 - 99551 Overseas Hwy, Ste 205, Key Largo, FL
Key Largo Health Ctr(305) 451-0440 - 102900 Overseas Hwy, Ste 8, Key Largo, FL

Marathon - Health Care Clinics

Childrens Clinic(305) 743-4321 - 9499 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
Rural Health Network(305) 289-8915 - 2901 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
O'Connor John P MD(305) 743-9436 - 13365 Overseas Hwy, Ste 102, Marathon, FL

Islamorada - Health Care Clinics

Essence of the Phoenix(305) 664-2490 - 81990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
Islamorada Chiropractic(305) 664-4240 - 81905 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL

Guidance Clinics of the Florida Keys:
GCC - Marathon
3000 41st Street - Ocean,
Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 434-7660 • Fax: (305) 434-9040
Hours of Operation: M-F (8am-5pm)

GCC - Key West
1205 Fourth Street,
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 434-7660 • Fax: (305) 292-6723
Hours of Operation: M-F (8am-5pm)

GCC - Key Largo
99198 Overseas Hwy., Suite 5,
Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 434-7660 • Fax: (305) 451-8019
Hours of Operation: M-F (8am–5pm)

WomenKind in Key West

Alternative Medicine

Ket West Urgent Care


* MARATHON, FL 33050
* TELEPHONE#:305 743-5533
* http://www.fishermenshospital.com/

* KEY WEST , FL 33041-9107
TELEPHONE#:305 294-5531
Owned by Health Management Assoicates www.HMA.com

* TAVERNIER, FL 33070 TELEPHONE#:305 434-1582

Monroe County Health Department

Lower Keys / Key West
(305) 293-7500

Middle Keys / Marathon
(305) 289-2708

Upper Keys / Tavernier
(305) 853-3240

Hours: Lower Keys Office
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Upper Keys Office
M, Tu, W and Fri (call for appts. 853-3240)

Lower Keys Office (Main Office)
1100 Simonton Street
The E. H. Gato Building
Key West, FL 33040

Middle Keys Office
Ruth Ivins Center
3333 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050
Fax: (305) 289-2479

Upper Keys Office
The Roth Building
50 High Point Road
Tavernier, FL 33070
Fax: (305) 853-3242

For names and numbers of physicians in the Keys go to http://www.mcms.org/contents/refserv/referralservice.htm
In addition to local facilities, the world class health facilities of Miami are 3 hours away from Key West.

Jan Keller

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Jan Keller
Islamorada Office
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