Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board CertifiedInternal Medicine

Hours / Location / Insurance



Office Hours:


Open Monday - Thursday 8am-4pm

Closed Noon-1pm, Sat. & Sun. & Major Holidays


CLOSED Wednesday October 10, 2018 (Hurricane Michael)

CLOSED AFTERNOON OF Thursday October 11, 2018

CLOSED MORNING OF Monday October 22, 2018

CLOSED AFTERNOON OF Thursday November 8, 2018

CLOSED Monday November 12, 2018 (Veterans Day)




Dr. Ponder makes house calls  at assisted care residence facilities:


When the office is closed, electronic prescription refill requests from your pharmacy will usually be addressed daily.  The automated message will indicate when your voicemail will be returned.


In case of emergency, dial 911.


We save appointments each working day for urgent medical issues.  If you think something can safely wait till our next business day, please call (850) 897-1223 first thing in the morning and 99% of the time we will see you that same day.




Courtyard Plaza at Bluewater Bay
4566 E Hwy 20
Suite 103
Niceville, Florida  32578-8839





Insurance Information:



Currently accepting new patients in our Bluewater Bay office, and for house calls at the following assisted care living facilities:

Beehive Niceville, Brookdale Niceville, Superior Niceville, Hawthorn House Shalimar and Meridian Ft Walton Beach.


We accept most traditional indemnity insurance plans and file insurance for you. We even file secondary insurance for you. We also accept Visa / Mastercard / Discover / American Express / Personal Checks / Cash / PayPal.


We are preferred providers for the following insurances:

Aetna PPO

Aetna / Coventry PPO
BeechStreet PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FL BlueChoice (NOT BlueOptions. We can file BlueOptions insurance but your copays will be higher. *See bottom of page for more information*)
Evolutions Healthcare PPO

Galaxy PPO/POS

Great West PPO

HealthSmart PPO

Medicare Part B Traditional (NOT Medicare Advantage Plans, NOT mediCAID).



Prime Health Services PPO
Three Rivers PPO
Tricare Standard PPO
USA Managed Care PPO
Valuepoint/Multiplan Discount Card

[list updated 22AUG2016, please let us know of any questions]

BlueOptions Explanation
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Contact Us:

Bluewater Medicine
4566 E Hwy 20 Ste 103
Niceville, FL 32578


Phone: +1 850 897-1223+1 850 897-1223

Fax:     +1 888 423-5018

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