Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Dr. DiPiero

C. Danielle DiPiero, DO

Danielle DiPiero, DO, is a board-certified family physician and member of the Institute for Functional Medicine. “Dr. D,” as her patients affectionately call her, joined Wellness First in 2017. Disillusioned and somewhat frustrated with the “one size fits all approach,” Dr. D has made it her mission to treat each person individually by first identifying the “why” of a problem or disease.

True to her osteopathic training, she sees each person as a “whole” – mind, body, and spirit – and believes the body has an incredible ability to heal itself given the right tools, resources, and knowledge. She believes empowering her patients to take control of their own health is of utmost importance. She aims to be a source of hope, encouragement, and accountability to her patients, recognizing it is often small, consistent steps that eventually lead a person to a better state of health and healing.

When not at Wellness First, you can find Dr. D on the pickleball court, at church, working out at her local gym, or frequenting her favorite local brunch spot. Originally from West Virginia, Dr. D has always considered Florida her home away from home and looks forward to deepening her roots here with family and serving the community in Palm Beach County.

Dr. D is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC.

Dr. Christakis

George Christakis, DO

Dr. Christakis earned his BA and MFA at Florida Atlantic University where he subsequently taught English as a faculty member. Inspired by three generations of physicians in his family, he realized his own desire to pursue medicine and attend medical school. He earned his medical degree at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn University and completed his family medicine residency at an HCA Program at St. Lucie Medical Center. He is board-certified through the American Board of Family Medicine.

As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Christakis understands the importance of addressing the root cause of disease and promoting health and longevity for each patient. He has obtained additional training in the field of functional medicine through The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), as well as The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), and is a current member of IFM. He also utilizes osteopathic manipulative therapies (OMT) to restore structural balance in the body, which relieves common complaints, such as headaches, joint pain, and other musculoskeletal issues. We are confident he will provide quality care to each of you.

When Dr. Christakis is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, exercising and all things outdoors.

Dr. Yaz

Yasmany Dominguez, DO

Yasmany Dominguez, DO, is an Integrative Medicine Physician dedicated to providing comprehensive and holistic care at Wellness First. Board-certified in Family Medicine and a proud member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Dominguez merges the principles of both disciplines to offer patients personalized treatment plans that address the root causes of illness and promote optimal wellness.

Passionate about treating the whole person, Dr. Dominguez emphasizes the importance of integrating conventional and alternative therapies to support the body's innate healing abilities. He believes in empowering patients to take an active role in their health journey, focusing on lifestyle modifications, nutrition, exercise, stress management, and sleep hygiene, while also addressing the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of wellness.

Driven by a fervent dedication to preventative healthcare and longevity, Dr. Dominguez remains at the forefront of biohacking and cutting-edge research aimed at increasing healthspan and vitality. He is committed to providing patients with the latest information and strategies for enhancing longevity and optimizing overall health.

Raised in the vibrant community of Jupiter, Florida, Dr. Dominguez brings a unique blend of compassion, expertise, and hometown dedication to his role as an Integrative Medicine Physician at Wellness First. When not in the clinic, he enjoys exploring nature, staying active outdoors, practicing yoga, traveling, nurturing his gardens, and cherishing quality time with his beloved pets.

Committed to providing compassionate and integrative care, Dr. Dominguez looks forward to partnering with patients to achieve lasting healthspan, longevity, and vitality at Wellness First.

Dr. Dominguez received his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry from the University of Florida. He graduated at the top of his class from Nova Southeastern University Medical School and completed his family medicine residency as chief resident at Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr Joey

Joey Desantis, ND, RN

Joey Desantis, ND, RD (Dr. Joey) is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a Registered Nurse. After gaining several years of clinical experience in Canada and Europe, she has now made Florida her home. She is passionate about practicing root cause medicine, utilizing both traditional and complementary, alternative therapies. Dr. Joey believes that true healthcare is achieved by educating and empowering her patients to reach their full potential in health and life. She is very excited to be part of an integrative practice at the forefront of modern medicine.

Dr. Joey joins the Wellness First team as the Director of Wellness First Plus, a center for integrative therapies. If you have yet to see her in the IV suite, we encourage you to make an appointment! She is leading the charge in offering our patients cutting-edge therapies in our newly expanded suite next door!

Dr. Joey loves to spend time with her husband and two children. In her spare time, exercise and traveling put her in her happy place.

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