Let’s Get Walking!

Walking can have significant benefits to your physical health and mental well-being. A simple brisk walk will increase your cardiovascular health, improve your mood and could even enhance your social skills.

What is the best way to enjoy a nice walk?

For starters, get the right gear. Comfortable shoes made for running and walking and loose fitted or sports clothing are the best alternative for exercise.

Start slow. If you are new to exercise, have been recovering from illness or have any medical concerns, start with a gentle walk and slowly build up to where you want to go. Remember to consult your doctor before starting any exercise routine.

Stay hydrated. Keep water handy during your walking course. Don’t wait to feel thirsty to enjoy a nice refreshing beverage.

Wear Sunblock. Especially if walking under the South Florida Sun, wear protective lotion, hats and clothing that help avoid burning. Try to stay under the shaded areas whenever possible.

Know your path. Avoid cracked sideways and potholes and blocked pavements that could cause a fall.

Warm up for a 5-10 minutes before activity and cool down for another 5-10 after your walk.

Stretch gently after your cool down.

Grab a pen and set your walking schedule on your calendar. Invite a friend or relative, plan your routes and enjoy the benefits of this simple yet very beneficial exercise. You’ll be glad you did.


Happy 100th Birthday, Yolanda Bruscino!

We are so honored to have you as a patient and look forward to celebrating many more years with you.

Wishing you many happy returns!



Your Best Health is Our Mission!

Our caring and highly professional Safecare team is here to help you achieve your goals to better health.

Our doctors and staff would be happy to welcome you and assist you with your health concerns. Urgent care and walk-ins are also welcome.

Call us at 954-454-6300 for an appointment!

Mental Sharpness

The mind and body connection is unique and powerful, and keeping a healthy mind should always be part of our daily goals in the same way we aim to keep healthy bodies.
Good diet, exercise, and health check-ups with your doctor all help to keep body and mind healthy and vibrant. However, our minds need an extra boost to keep working at their optimum and thus provide our bodies with the much needed support for every day stressors. How can you make it happen? Below are 10 steps to help you keep your mind sharp every day, every year:

Daily exercise: Exercise is crucial for overall health. Aim to be active at least 20 minutes a day. If your mobility is limited, try to divide your daily physical activity to only a few minutes a few times a day. Move your arms and legs throughout the day to keep blood (energy!) flowing. Always consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.

Stay curious: Explore new ideas and activities every day; read and watch documentaries about other cultures and other people’s interests. You will be surprised at how much your world will expand.

Learn something new: trying a new skill is a great way to open up the brain and exercise the mind. You might find a brand new passion to keep your heart and mind thriving.

Dream and plan to achieve: No matter your age, always grab something to look forward to. Voice your desire and aim to make it happen and enlist others’ help is needed.

Connect with others: Positive social interactions are key to healthy living. Find like-minded individuals with whom you can share some of your daily activities.

Practice mindfulness: Create a gratefulness journal and log daily at least 5 things for which you are thankful; this will boost your mood and will encourage you to keep finding more venues for happiness.

Forgive and yes, forget! Negative emotions are toxic to our mental and physical health. Don’t allow bad situations to constantly dominate your thoughts and ruin your day. Choose your battles wisely, try to let it go and forget… for your own sake.

Manage your stress effectively: Don’t wait until you feel run down and frustrated to schedule time to re-charge. Make resting time a priority in your life; delegate, and get rid of time demands that no longer serve you positively.

Give back: Generosity fosters happiness, and a happy mood keeps our mind sharp. Volunteer a few hours of your time to a special cause or to someone in need; give away to charity items that you no longer need.

Eat for Health: A balanced and healthy diet will provide your body with energy which in turn will help your mind to stay focused.  

Get help and speak to your doctor if you or a loved one struggle with mental illness, extreme forgetfulness, and/or depression. Help is always available!

Contact one of our offices to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Remember & Honor

Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen at our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 29th.

We wish you a safe and peaceful weekend.


Join Our Team


Safecare Medical Center is an established, full-service Primary Care Physician office that has been serving the South Broward and North Dade communities since 1967. We have two busy Primary Care offices conveniently located in Hallandale Beach and Hollywood, Florida. Our talented medical staff includes two Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians, a Physician Assistant-Certified and two Licensed Massaged Therapists. Safecare Medical Center is open during regular business hours with the exception of one evening per week and alternating Saturdays to ensure accessible appointments for all of our patients.

Position Summary

Safecare Medical Center is seeking experienced candidates or new graduates to fill our full-time Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner position. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work alongside our knowledgeable Board Certified Internists to diagnose, treat, prescribe and refer patients for follow-up treatment as needed.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Physician Assistant (PA) / Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide high-quality direct patient care under the supervision of and in collaboration with our Board Certified Internists. The PA / NP will work directly with staff, physicians, administration, patients and families. The PA / NP will perform new and follow-up office visits which include but are not limited to:

  • Capturing patient histories
  • Performing physical exams
  • Reviewing and prescribing medications
  • Evaluating and ordering diagnostic tests
  • Making medical diagnoses
  • Developing appropriate plans of care for patients with acute and chronic illnesses

Required Skills and Qualifications

The Physician Assistant (PA) / Nurse Practitioner (NP) will demonstrate at minimum the following skills and qualifications to be considered for this position:

  • Florida Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license
  • ANCC or NCCPA certification
  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant training program accredited by the ARC-PA or Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Excellent patient management skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate as needed
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Experience working in Electronic Medical Records software

Compensation and Benefits

Safecare Medical Center is proud to offer a competitive salary and compensation package to include health insurance, paid sick / vacation time and a 401-K retirement plan for all of its full time employees.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to jsayfie@safecare.com.




Yes, We Know It’s Saturday!


Our Hallandale Beach office will open this coming Saturday, May 19th from 9 AM to 12 PM to help you catch up on your healthcare needs. Dr. Chiapone Ting and Physician Assistant Susan Budowsky will be onsite to assist with your healthcare needs. Call us at 954-457-6300 to make your appointment, walk-ins are also welcome.

Your best health is our mission!


Goodbye Stacey

Our lovely Physician Assistant, Stacey McFadden, will be leaving Safecare to pursue a career in the dermatology field. We are grateful for her time with us and wish her great success in her new endeavors.  Click below to read Stacey’s letter to our Safecare patients.

Stacey, it’s been our pleasure to have you, we wish you all the very best!

Safecare Medical Center

Welcome Susan!

We are so excited to welcome our new physician assistant Susan Budowsky into the Safecare family.

Susan, originally from Pennsylvania has been a practicing Physician Assistant for 10 years. She began her career as a respiratory therapist in 1985, working at one of the nation’s 50 top academic medical centers – Shands at the University of Florida. Susan has specialized in Geriatrics and Urology since graduating from the Physician Assistant Studies program at Nova Southeastern University in 1999.

Outside of work, Susan volunteers with Broward Meals on Wheels, delivering meals weekly to residents of Hallandale Beach and East Hollywood, and at a Hollywood non-profit that helps children in Haiti orphaned by the AIDS epidemic.

Susan is passionate about Geriatric and Internal Medicine looks forward to developing long lasting relationships with Safecare Medical Center’s patients.

Languages: English, Medical Spanish

Hobbies: Volunteering at local charities and spending time with family.

Favorite Television Shows: Homeland, Super Soul Sunday.

Favorite Books: Killer Angels, Love In The Time of Cholera.


When Under The Sun…

Spring time is here! The weather is hot, the days are longer and the outdoor activities are great fun during this time of the year. But did you know that too much unprotected exposure to the Sun can cause skin damage and in some cases, skin cancer?

Sun exposure accelerates the skin’s aging process by breaking down elastin, the fibers that keep the skin from sagging and losing elasticity. Extreme sun exposure can also cause unwanted skin marks and tears that take longer to heal.

So How Can You Prevent Skin Cancer and Other Skin Related Problems?

  • Take good care of your skin by keeping well hydrated and eating a healthy diet. Consume more water based fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon, cucumber and celery.
  • Apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater (for UVB protection) and zinc oxide (for UVA protection) 20 minutes before sun exposure and every 2 hours thereafter, more if you are sweating or swimming.
  • Select clothing, cosmetic products, and contact lenses that offer UV protection.
  • Wear sunglasses with total UV protection and a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face and neck.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible during peak UV radiation hours (between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.).
  • Perform skin self-exams regularly (at least monthly) to become familiar with existing growths and to notice any changes or new growths.
  • Eighty percent of a person’s lifetime sun exposure is acquired before age 18. As a parent, be a good role model and foster skin cancer prevention habits in your child.
  • Lastly, discuss promptly any changes in your skin or concerns with your doctor.

Visit your doctor if you have any concerns regarding your skin health. You can call us at 954-454-6300 to make an appointment at any of our convenient locations, walk-ins are also welcome. Your best health is our priority!

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