About the Medical Providers

Carey McNamara PA-C

Carey graduated Cum Laude from Furman University in 1997 and then went on to train at the Medical University of South Carolina where she received her degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2000. Carey has remained board certified by the NCCPA ever since.

Since graduating from the Medical University, Carey practiced family medicine for nearly 20 years at one location. When she was introduced to advanced biomarker testing over a decade ago, she realized these tests could help uncover hidden risk factors for heart disease in her patients, helping her better target therapies to prevent (and even reverse) cardiovascular disease. Since heart disease kills more men and women in our nation than any other illness (including cancer), Carey saw the value in implementing these tools with her patients. However, these cutting edge tests were not widely used among other medical providers, so Carey actively sought out opportunities to learn more. She traveled to different states to precept under leading experts already adept at using these tools, and studied under nationally known physicians for cardiovascular risk reduction. Carey also took courses that would expand her knowledge in this field. For example, the masters level lipidology course offered by the National Lipid Association and the BaleDoneen preceptorship course, an advanced model of cardiovascular prevention and treatment that is so effective the founders of this method offer a “money back guarantee” to anyone who has a heart attack or stroke while under their care.

Carey McNamara PA-C

Carey implemented advanced testing (consistent with the BaleDoneen method) with her patients, and eventually helped transform the family practice where she worked by expanding the cardiovascular portion of it. Practicing medicine with advanced biomarkers has now become Carey’s passion and niche in medicine, and essential tools in her fight against heart disease. Carey later helped to establish other advanced in-office tests (CIMT and CPET) that could follow a patient’s progression or regression of vascular disease over time. These tests can detect disease even at the microvascular level, before any other stress test or ultrasound can identify abnormalities . . . so they are vital tools for early detection of hidden cardiovascular risk.

Carey has now been using these advanced tests and treatments with her patients for over a decade. As a result, two different advanced cardiovascular lab companies hired Carey as a speaker, sending her to medical offices and conferences to help educate other doctors and midlevel providers on how to best utilize this testing with their patients.

In an effort to reach more people, Carey left the thriving practice where she worked almost 20 years so she could use her expertise to make an even bigger difference. Heart disease is our biggest medical threat, so Carey felt it was imperative to expand education and access to this type of medical care. Since Carey is philosophically aligned with the functional medicine movement, believing in the importance of identifying root causes of chronic disease, she wanted to form an integrative family practice that combined holistic and traditional medicine, while also using advanced testing to help eradicate heart disease.

Carey is passionate about preventing disease, personalizing treatment, and motivating her patients to improve their health. She believes in meeting people where they are in their health journey, and prescribes both lifestyle and medical interventions to help them attain the best results. 

Dr. Karey Breen

Dr. Karey Breen is the supervising physician for Whole Heart Family Medicine. She has a passion for the practice of medicine, and a genuine desire to help patients. Dr. Breen is a highly skilled physician with over 15 years experience. Her extensive knowledge and kind demeanor puts patients at ease. Dr. Breen is a graduate of University of North Dakota School of Medicine and is a Board Certified Family Physician. She is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, American Board of Family Medicine, American Academy of Family Medicine, and the Urgent Care Association. She also works with One Mission Society, traveling internationally to provide much needed healthcare in impoverished places.

Dr. Breen currently works at Premier Medical in James Island, a walk-in family practice clinic that she opened in Spring of 2019. Dr. Breen and her medical team will gladly take care of Whole Heart Family Medicine patients in need of after-hours medical care.

Click HERE for more information about Premier Medical.

Dr. Karey Breen

Dr. Karey Breen is the supervising physician for Whole Heart Family Medicine. She has a passion for the practice of medicine, and a genuine desire to help patients. Dr. Breen is a highly skilled physician with over 15 years experience. Her extensive knowledge and kind demeanor puts patients at ease. Dr. Breen is a graduate of University of North Dakota School of Medicine and is a Board Certified Family Physician. She is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, American Board of Family Medicine, American Academy of Family Medicine, and the Urgent Care Association. She also works with One Mission Society, traveling internationally to provide much needed healthcare in impoverished places.

Dr. Breen currently works at Premier Medical in James Island, a walk-in family practice clinic that she opened in Spring of 2019. Dr. Breen and her medical team will gladly take care of Whole Heart Family Medicine patients in need of after-hours medical care.

Click HERE for more information about Premier Medical.

Doctor Karey Breen