Angelica Taleff has a love for the Health & Wellness industry and has been working in the South Florida healthcare field since the early 2000’s! From hospitals to doctor’s offices, Angelica has always seen a need for non-traditional health care methods. This led her to opening the well-known, Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches in 2009. Amongst many proud achievements with Senior Helpers, Angelica is most proud & humbled to say that for years, Senior Helpers has maintained a relationship with JFS to care for aging Holocaust Survivors in their homes. Her journey did not stop there however; Angelica is also the principle owner of Therahealth, a physical therapy clinic in Lake Worth.
Throughout her healthcare career, anti-aging and functional medicine have always been on her mind and heart and now Pure Wellness Therapy is the result of years of planning and hard work! It is her most sincere hope that the clients of Pure Wellness love the brand as much as she does.
Dr. Harold Bafitis, DO
Dr. Harold Bafitis is a double board certified surgeon with board certifications in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. Obtaining a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health the doctor then moved on to earn his medical degree Cum Laude from the University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bafitis then went on to complete a full 5 year general surgery residency at Grandview Medical Center, in Dayton, Ohio and then furthered his expertise by completing a 2 year fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Plastic Surgery Institute and affiliated hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Bafitis has achieved the coveted title of FELLOW (FACOS) in the College of Osteopathic Surgeons and is the first Osteopathic plastic surgeon to earn the title of FACS and was greatly honored by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery with a seat on their Board of Plastic Surgery. Having a passion for philanthropic endeavors, Dr. Bafitis went on several missions to South America to provide free reconstructive services to those in need. He has also been featured on numerous national news segments, including ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX news. Dr. Bafitis presently sits on the Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons in Washington, D.C. The doctor continues his medical journey by hosting numerous scientific programs in West Palm Beach, conducting live surgery at his state-of-the-art certified surgery center and is currently studying stem cells & growth factors to continue to give his patients the most efficient and up to date care!
Dr. John DeLuca, MD, DC, MS
Director of Functional Medicine & Hormone Specialist
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. DeLuca is an alumnus of St. George’s University School of Medicine completing his Internal Medicine residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Penn State University, and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. DeLuca was a practicing Chiropractic Physician, Board Certified in the areas of Pain Management, Chiropractic Sports Care, and Clinical Nutrition. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia.
Dr. DeLuca is also a graduate of UCLA’s Acupuncture for Physicians program at UCLA.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Dr. DeLuca holds certifications in Hyperbaric Medicine; Pain Management; Nutrition; Strength and Conditioning; and Manipulation Under Anesthesia.
As a Visiting Professor at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Dr. DeLuca has been invited to present numerous lectures and workshops informed by his recognized expertise in the practice of Integrative Medicine and its constituent modalities.
Dr. DeLuca’s professional commitment is to create an optimum health for his patients which includes the complementary disciplines of:
Hormone and neurological functioning
Age Management and Regenerative Medicine
Detoxification and Chelation Therapy
Sports Medicine and Weight Loss
Prevention through Personal Lifestyle Medicine
As an M.D. practicing Integrative Medicine, Dr. DeLuca delivers patient care best articulated by Dr. Andrew Weil: “Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.”
Charity Lucas has a contagious love for life and wellness! That love is what drives her desire to help others regain their love for wellness and self. She believes the most rewarding part of her job is not just seeing youthful transformations in her client’s physical appearance, but seeing clients gain an understanding of their body’s overall wellness. Becoming a part of Pure Wellness Therapy, located in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens was a natural transition from her many years of professional experience spent in both traditional medicine and behavior health. Charity has continued to further knowledge of this ever evolving industry by learning from the top Plastic Surgeons, practitioners and practice management specialist around the country. As the Practice Manager of Pure Wellness Therapy, Charity looks forward to giving back to her community a better quality of life for years to come!
Cindy Bonilla MSN, FNP, ARNP-BC
Cindy began her love for patient care as a nurse in 2001, in a busy medical/surgical unit where she later became charge nurse. After beginning her career in the medical career, Mrs. Bonilla graduated with honors from South University with a Master’s in Nursing as well as an Advanced Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. As a Board Certified Nurse practitioner, Cindy specializes in the field of aesthetics & wellness. She is also board certified by The American Academy of Procedural Medicine (AAOPM), in aesthetics. Not only this but Cindy is an active member of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Sigma Theta Tau National Nurses Honor Society, and The Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach County.
Mrs. Bonilla is a master injector who is passionate about providing quality patient care. Her emphasis is on optimal health maintenance through education and awareness. Some of her special interests include providing preventative as well as current anti-aging treatments, such as neurotoxins and facial fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapies, Dermaplanning, Microneedling, laser treatments and her newly found love for Hormones & Wellness.
Cindy’s joyful spirit, attention to detail, and compassionate bedside manner are just a fraction of the reason Pure Wellness is thrilled to have her as our primary provider!
Justin Latino PA-C
Justin Latino is a talented Physician Assistant who enjoys helping people become the best version of themselves. He has an extensive background in fitness, nutrition, emergency medicine, and cosmetic medical procedures.
Initially earning his undergraduate degree at James Madison University, Justin then completed his post graduate training at Nova Southeastern University. Justin then went on to further his education by completing a fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Emergency Medicine by earning an advanced certification in Emergency Medicine.
Justin’s growing desire to continue his education in the cosmetical industry brought him to complete several mentorships for the top plastic surgeons, master injectors and even worked alongside Dr. Oz to create a Wellness Program for children. Mr. Latino specializes in procedures such as Botox/Dysport & Dermal fillers including Restylane & Juvederm.
Justin is thrilled to be a part of the Pure Team & is looking forward to helping you to become the best version of yourself.
D.O & Affiliate
John Perrotto, D.O. was the chief resident of both the Dermatology & Family Practice programs at Wellington Regional Medical Center. Prior to that, Dr. Perrotto completed his education at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001. Being certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Perrotto specializes in Mohs surgery and currently practices at Skye Center for Dermatology serving the Palm Beaches. Having been an active member of the medical community, Dr. Perrotto is excited to continue his journey as one of the founders of Pure Wellness Therapy.
Amy Patel is a well-known certified compounding pharmacist and health coach! Although, Amy was originally trained as a pharmacist in traditional medicine, she quickly realized that her patients were not always getting healthier. Traditional medicine wasn’t always a fix for the underlying chronic issue. Amy then decided to further her education by training in patient specific compounding as well as nutritional health coaching in order to help her patients heal at their core. Since then, she has followed the integrative & functional medicine approach with her patients. As an integrative pharmacist Amy loves to help her patients in areas of health prevention, in particular nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle!