Holistic Medicine & Primary Care in Panama City

Call: (850) 215-9418

From the first day amendment 2 was implemented approving medical marijuana Dr. Raquel Skidmore, MD
is the only doctor that can prescribe Medical Marijuana from Bay County to Pensacola

After almost 3 years of nonstop educating the community about the benefits of medical marijuana Dr Skidmore is ready to start!

Are you looking for:

  • A Balanced Approach to Health and Medicine?
  • A Physician who treats the cause not just the illness?
  • A Partner in your quest for optimal health and wellness?

We have moved! 219 Forest Park Circle, Panama City!

Join Dr. Raquel Skidmore at Gulf Coast Holistic and Primary Care for holistic health and healing

We’re grounded in primary care with a medical safe practice that includes alternative and natural healing techniques. Including acupuncture, herbs and restorative supplements for better overall health and well-being. “We treat the patient, not the disease.”

“Meet Dr. Raquel Skidmore”

A Different Kind of Doctor!raquel-and-simone When I went to medical school, I noticed that most of the pathology’s cause are “unknown” and the cure is “incurable”, yet they give plenty information in statistics about a response to different pharmacological drugs, their side effects, and their prognosis. Most treatments are for life, treat the symptoms only, create more problems than the original, and inhibit the innate self-healing mechanism of the body. After five years of frustration working in the emergency room for not being able to help the patients more than I wanted to, and not being able to give an exact answer to the patient’s critical questions, I decided to enroll in a year training program in Chinese medicine. Since the very beginning, I learned that every disease had a cause and a cure. I also learned that the basic senses that connect the body to the external world can also be utilized for treatment (color therapy = eyes, sound therapy = ears, aromatherapy = nose). I knew right then that this philosophy was going to be my passion for the rest of my life.

By combining Holistic and Primary Care, we focus our efforts on restoring physiological balance and correcting patient’s optimal state of natural health.

Primary Care

Evaluation and treatment of the full range of symptomatic Disease and Family Medicine At Gulf Coast Holistic and Primary Care, we believe that family medicine should provide continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. Our difference is our holistic vision which in addition to biological, clinical and behavioral considerations of family medicine which encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity, we can view the patient’s underlying causes for which we offer a more eastern view of health, and it’s restoration to overall wellness.

Holistic Medicine

We treat the patient, …not the disease! Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person — body, mind, spirit, and emotions — to reach quantum health and wellness. We wish to fundamentally change how we view illness, health, and healing. The commonly held idea that diseases are  “genetic” and require an intrusive dose of pharmaceuticals to treat often ignores the body’s inherent powers to heal itself. This includes an emphasis in Acupuncture as well as Herbal Medicines and Diet Planning, just to name a few.

Acupuncture is more than a component of Functional Medicine it’s a powerful traditional method of correcting longstanding chronic health issues when administered by a gifted healer.

Acupuncture removes the yin-yang unbalance that created the disease in the first place. By placing the needles in the key points, the energy travels freely in the correct direction, instantaneously, restoring the yin-yang balance, producing immediate relief and well-being of body, mind, and spirit.