About Us

Island Direct Primary Care is a patient-centered direct primary care practice that is focused on health promotion, wellness, prevention, acute and chronic disease management, simple procedures, and more.

Our approach to healthcare is SIMPLE: healthcare at the right time, at the right place, at the right price. No insurance. No co-pays. No hassle!

About Dr. John W. Rothwell III, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Doctor John Rothwell, APRN

Led by Dr. John W. Rothwell III, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, Island Direct Primary Care was founded for the sole purpose of providing a personalized cost-effective approach to healthcare for individuals and families.

Dr. John views good health as balance between physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being, not just the absence of illness. His care employs a complementary and integrative approach that utilizes various treatment modalities and continually engages patients in teaching-learning opportunities that are in alignment with mind-body-spirit, careful to take into consideration cultural and spiritual differences.

Biography:

Dr. John W. Rothwell III, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC began his healthcare career in 1989 as a flight medic in the Army. After a combat tour in the Middle East with the 2/1 Attack Helicopter Regiment, he served in first the Florida, then the New Hampshire, National Guard until 2000. Dr. John completed his registered nursing degree in 1998 at Florida State College.

As a registered nurse he gained experience in intensive care, hematology and oncology, cardiology and the emergency department. He earned his Baccalaureate in Nursing and Masters in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Central Florida, and finished his Doctor in Nursing Practice at the University of Central Florida in 2018. His experience as a nurse practitioner includes employment at two community hospitals and multiple MedFast Urgent Care Centers throughout the county. Additionally, Dr. John is also employed as adjunct faculty at the University of Central Florida, College of Nursing, and teaches nurse practitioner courses for Provider Practice Essentials, LLC.

Philanthropy plays an important role in Dr. John’s life. He has volunteered with Cape Pirates Rugby Club (www.capepiratesrugby.com ) as a coach and mentor for local youth since 1998. He plays on a military rugby team (www.oldbreedrugby.org) whose mission is to remember the fallen and raise money for their families across the country. He participated on an international medical mission in the volcanic region of Guatemala. His latest project stems from his passion for those who have served in the armed forces; a street clinic for homeless veterans.

Dr. John has lived in Merritt Island for 15 years. He is happily married to his wife of 22 years, Wendy, and they have three wonderful grown children, two dogs, and a cat.

Meet The Doctor

Island Direct Primary Care is a patient-centered direct primary care practice that is focused on health promotion, wellness, prevention, acute and chronic disease management, simple procedures, and more.

Our approach to healthcare is SIMPLE: healthcare at the right time, at the right place, at the right price. No insurance. No co-pays. No hassle!

A PERSONALIZED APPROACH TO PRIMARY CARE

(321) 392-6226

390 N Courtenay Pkwy Merritt Island, FL 32953