Welcome to Southern Breeze Healthcare


Welcome to Southern Breeze Healthcare, I am Gary Bullard, PA-C and owner of Southern Breeze Healthcare. I would be honored to be your healthcare provider, and I’m committed to providing you with the best care available in the Panhandle of Florida. My hope is that we form a partnership to keep you and your family as healthy as possible, no matter what your current state of health. I offer patient centered, evidenced based medical expertise, along with my opinions/recommendations, but also may offer you alternative choices which I hope will encourage you to take responsibility for the healthy lifestyle that is so important to your well-being and quality of life. Few of us have a completely healthy lifestyle, but each day we can take a step closer.

We want everyone to be involved in our health maintenance program. Everyone who joins our practice will start by having a complete history and physical exam, followed by a preventive medicine evaluation to include assessment of family/social history and personal risk factors. Afterwards, a plan for periodic surveillance to check for your specific higher risk medical conditions/diseases will be suggested (at least annually).

Once your care is established, please call our office for acute illness as needed. Our team will do our best to provide same day appointments. We will also do strep, flu and urinalysis tests, as appropriate to your symptoms on a walk-in basis. Please call before you see a specialist for a problem. We may be able to handle the situation in our office, for example, skin exams, sports physicals, joint injections, skin biopsies, small lacerations or minor injuries. In extenuating circumstances, arranging a home visit for an elder is not out of the question after clinic hours.

The Southern Breeze Healthcare team look forward to working with you as your family healthcare provider. It’s my hope that we can have a relationship where the lines of communication are open, where your medical care is accessible and cost effective; and where it is all about you.

About Us

Gary Bullard, PA-C



Gary Bullard has been a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) since he graduated Cum Laude from Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, Ohio, in 1997. Throughout his 20+ years as a PA, he has worked throughout the United States as his wife fulfilled her Air Force commitments. He has held licenses in Alabama, Ohio, Wyoming, Illinois, and Colorado, and maintains active licenses in Florida and North Carolina. His travels have provided opportunities to work for the Air Force, Navy and Army as well as civilian medical practices and nursing homes. He has developed expertise in: Family Medicine (Primary Care), Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology and Orthopedics. Gary’s patient population has ranged from newborn to geriatric and he enjoys taking care of the entire family and building a trusting relationship with the patients.

PA Bullard is a nationally certified PA with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and maintains Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PAL) certifications.

Gary made his home in Niceville, FL in 2009, and opened Southern Breeze Healthcare in November 2018. He opened his own practice with the goals of providing excellent healthcare, have a family-oriented practice and to give back to his community.


Insurances We Accept

TRICARE                                                                                        Medicare

  • Prime                                                                                 United Healthcare        
  • Select                                                                                 Aetna         
  • TFL                                                                                     Cigna    

Blue Cross Blue Shield                                                               Humana                                                                                        

** We do not accept any forms of Medicaid**