Welcome to Our Practice
serving the Treasure Coast since 1995
Dr John Coquelet’s special interests are complex cases including diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol management, office & hospital management, and collaboration with the sub-specialists. He has been recognized by Hospice of the Treasure Coast, Indian River State College Student Service’s, and Saint Lucie Medical Center Administration for outstanding patient care. He is not taking new patients at the current time.
Denise Punger MD IBCLC is a family physician who has very specialized interests and skills. Although she continues to do 'regular' family medicine: school physicals, routine checks, and treat common infections, new patients come to her because of her unique gift and love for breastfeeding medicine, minimally-invasive well-baby care, appreciation for birth plans, attachment-parenting philosophy, and selective vaccination schedules. She has been evaluating newborns with tongue-tie and preforming office frenotomies (and ULT) for over 15 years to preserve the nursing relationship.
She supports prevention through nutrition, respects food sensitivities, and understands how hormone balance influence mood and overall well-being in the adult. She's been prescribing bio-identicals over 10 years. She has authored Permission to Mother. Patients travel and call for consults from all over. She has a strong online presence. Visit her blog, Permission to Mother, and our Facebook Punger Family Medicine LLC and Instagram to get the most out of your consult.
Front office open from 8-4:45 Monday to Friday.
When you call if we don't pick up, please leave a message. During high volume times if you don't get the chance to leave a message, please call back or contact us on the website. We may be with other patients and we will call you back shortly.
Because there are few providers nationwide with an understanding of breastfeeding, Dr. Punger may be able to accomodate those who live beyond driving distance (greater than 2 hours) and as time allows. For long distance phone consults, it is most helpful if you send us an e-mail describing your situation.
Dr. Punger can review your history and give you an option of a one time phone call or ongoing assistance. Insurance does not cover phone consults. Calls may range from $50 for straight-forward complexity on up.
Arrangements for on-going e-mail access for established patients with an annual fee can be arranged by request. Click here for more info.
If you feel that you have a REAL EMERGENCY Call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. If you have a health care related problem when the office is closed, call the office number. The answering service will pick-up and have the doctor on call return your call. Stay by your phone, keeping the line clear, so the doctor can contact you promptly. Trying to contact us at home may delay prompt medical attention if the doctor contacted is not home or not on call. We ask you to hold all issues that are not related to direct medical care until the following business day. E-mail is not a reliable way to get in touch with us for emergencies or urgent problems.
COQUELET & PUNGER FAMILY MEDICINE P.A.
4640 South 25th, ST
Fort Pierce, Florida, 34981