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Capt.Jake Bates

Ask the Expert: Capt. Jake Bates

Fishing Captain Jake Bates is a native Floridian with four years of experience as a fishing guide. He has experience guiding fishing trips in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Alaska. Capt. Bates is based out of Northeast Florida and specializes in… read more


Q&A with a beach Lifeguard

Todd Rapp’s career as a lifeguard started at a water park in 1994. Today, 26 years later, he is a firefighter and part-time beach lifeguard in Vero Beach, Florida. What do you love about being a lifeguard? The lifestyle of… read more

Ask the Otolaryngologist

By Jeff Phillips, M.D. Dr. Jeff Phillips attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also completed his medical school training. He then completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery) at Louisiana… read more

Ask the Liver Specialist

Brittany Gannon is a board-certified adult-geriatric nurse practitioner who graduated from the University of Florida with her Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN), followed by her Master of Science in nursing (MSN). What does my liver do? Your liver is an amazing organ! It… read more

Ask the Therapist

NAME: ERIC DUTTON OCCUPATION: LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER AT GAINESVILLE HEALING HOUSE Eric Dutton is a licensed clinical social worker at Gainesville Healing House in Gainesville, FL. He received his master’s degree in social work from Florida State University. He… read more

Ask the Endocrinologist

BY MICHAEL J. HALLER, M.D. FULL NAME  Michael J. Haller  OCCUPATION  Professor and Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Florida  Dr. Haller is a Gainesville native and proud graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. His work is mainly focused… read more

Ask the Architect

Joe Walker has been specializing in helping people create custom spaces that will allow them to do what they do better for 25 years. His areas of architecture expertise are higher education, advanced manufacturing, workplace solutions, healthcare and residential.  What… read more

Ask the Sommelier

BY JUSTIN HALL FULL NAME Justin Hall OCCUPATION Wine Director/Sommelier at Embers Wood Grill What does a Sommelier actually do? How long have you been a Sommelier? What do you like best about it? A Sommelier is generally a wine… read more

Ask The Veterinarian

Dr. Brian Harris graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. He is currently practicing at Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center. What vaccines should my pet receive? Vaccinations are a vital component in our pet’s wellness and… read more

Ask the Ophthalmologist

By Nausheen Khuddus, M.D. | Photo courtesy of Nausheen Khuddus Dr. Nausheen Khuddus is a fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist. She attended Chicago Medical School, then did her residency and fellowship at the University of Florida. She specializes in double vision… read more

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