Roman Nation, MD
Dr. Roman Nation is a board certified Family Medicine Physician who practices a unique style of comprehensive medicine. He has served in the US Air Force as an astronautical engineer and a family medicine physician. Dr. Nation is a University of Southern California graduate with a degree in aerospace engineering. He spent 6 years in the US Air Force as a satellite and test engineer before going to medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Travis AFB, CA and has lived in Panama City since 2007. Dr. Nation encourages patients to take control of their health and their health care. He has a strong background in traditional family medicine and has been pursuing studies with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (www.a4m.org) to provide a very personalized blend of classic and newer therapies. He wants patients to live as healthy and happily as possible.
James Deas, PA-C
Mr. Deas worked with Dr. Nation in the past, and their cohesion and practice styles instantly complimented each other. Jim doubled our practice capacity in the spring of 2012 and we have become a much stronger clinic ever since. He had many years of experience in the military, and through a series of career changes, Jim’s talents were noted in medicine and he was ushered into PA training. Before retiring from the Navy, Jim served as a physician assistant for over 10 years. Jim continued to practice locally in many settings where he honed his skills for skin procedures and good cosmetic outcomes.
Jim has practiced in group settings and even solo at Sea Oats clinic – many patients have waited a long time to find him again for his special talent. Jim not only knows the majority of the medical community in Panama City (and interfaces with them regularly), he possesses a unique ability in knowing patients’ histories without having to reference their chart. Jim is a master at helping patients choose their care plans and is the first to pick up the phone and advocate for a patient and their family. Jim’s legacy spans more than 3 generations, now with 3 sons and several grandchildren to keep his evenings and weekends occupied. Jim adds humor and history to the unique brand of medicine at Nation’s Best Family Health Care.
William Kundo, LMHC
William Kundo’s experience reaches around the world and to the skies above. As a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army and then a Surface Warfare Line Office for the U.S. Navy, Mr. Kundo traveled the world for nearly 3 decades. It was during this time he secured multiple bachelor’s and master’s degrees (3 each) and honed his skills in counseling as both a Pastoral Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He joined the NBFHC team in 2015 as we continue to add services to provide total care for our patients. With specific skills in counseling for depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, marriage/family counseling, Mr. Kundo also has the unique gift for being a counselor for other counselors and clergy members. While most of the time, patients tend to avoid these problem areas, William’s quiet calmness will be a new found asset to becoming a healthier person in all facets of life. Ask about his services at your next appointment for a helpful prayer or new viewpoint on an old problem. You’ll be thankful you did.
James “JT” Thompson, CSN, MT
JT joined the NBFHC team in 2014 and ignited our nutrition program by adding more than 2 decades of hard core experience in Sports Nutrition and weight
loss. Having trained winners in franchises like Biggest Loser Family, professional athletes, and sports competitors for both body building and bikini contests, JT brings an array of expertise you’ll find in very few places. He’s personally trained NBFHC patients into losing over 2000lbs of fat since he joined our team, and his signature “Emergency Wedding” diet is a sure fire way to shed unwanted pounds in a hurry. Married with 2 children, JT is also an avid outdoorsman. If you’ve got the Bring It On attitude, then make your appointment with JT to become the best you’ve ever been!
Michelle Gautreaux, RD
Michelle is a licensed Registered Dietitian and has been educating patients on healthy eating for 2 decades. Originally from Louisiana, she’s moved to Florida and graduated from Florida State University. She’s worked in a number of clinical settings including public health, homeless centers, and a 6 year stay with the military nutrition program at Tyndall Air Force Base. She’s worked with patients of all types, ages, and medical issues. With such diverse experience, there’s nothing she can’t handle in the world of nutrition and weight loss. As a proud mother of 2, you won’t ever find her unhappy because she’s also a charter member for the Bay County Optimist Club. Also an avid runner, Michelle will be your biggest fan and greatest asset in the world of nutrition – join the growing cast of patients who become their best with the NBFHC TEAM!