At Florida Sports and Family Health Center we take pride in being able to offer our patients a full array of services:
About one third of the population in the United States is obese. Being overweight increases your chance of high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. A combination of physical activity and diet as well as behavioral modifications are needed to be successful. It is not easy losing weight and your primary provider can help. Below is a link with information from FamilyDoctor.org.
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One of the most important issues that should be addressed to prevent disease and illness. Remember what your grandmother said, “eat your vegetables”. Well she was right. When your diet is well balanced, you will consume the appropriate vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. There are many nutritional plans that can be discussed with your Doctor to find the ideal plan.
This is a comprehensive physical which is necessary to complete an immigration application. It is important to have a copy of all vaccination history in an effort to avoid administering duplicate vaccines.
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Early Screening is an important role in staying healthy. Gynecological screenings are strongly recommended and should be performed at least every 3 years for women who are sexually active and have a cervix (AAFP, 2003).
All types of school, work and pre-surgical clearance physicals are performed.
Focuses on preventing disease processes by emphasizing education and screening of possible hereditary factors. This may include performing certain tests and screenings which are age dependent, condition related or through medical and family history.
Sprains, strains, fractures or any type of muscle ache falls into the area of Sports Medicine. Whether you are an elite athlete, a high school athlete or a weekend warrior, the key to maintaining your athletic abilities is to listen to your body and seek advice of your Doctor.
Dr. Joseph Torres is a licensed Aviation Medical Examiner Class II and Class III.
Diabetes Is classified into two main types. Type 1 Diabetes is more commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes because it usually starts at a young age. Type 1 Diabetics are insulin dependent and may have a familial link. Type 2 Diabetes is usually seen in adults and may be treated with or without insulin. There are alternatives for those with adult onset Diabetes which include diet and exercise as well as oral medications. The AAFP recommends screening for Type 2 Diabetes in asymptomatic adults with a sustained blood pressure (either treated or untreated) greater than 135/80 mm Hg. (2008)
Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, affects more than 50 million people in the United States. Despite the evidence regarding the effects of treatment for high blood pressure, many millions of diagnosed and undiagnosed hypertensives are not receiving the optimal care. There are many reasons for hypertension and it is important to determine what the underlying causes are so that treatment can be initiated. Many people with hypertension do not have symptoms so it is important to see your primary care provider for routine physicals. If left untreated, serious complications could arise that could have been prevented. It is important to be proactive in managing hypertension. Your provider may recommend monitoring your blood pressure at home and bringing in a log to your appointments so they can adjust medications as needed. Ask your provider for a blood pressure log at your visit.
Loss of bladder control is a common problem that can affect your daily routine. Discussing the symptoms with your Doctor will be the key to finding the right solution. Often it may be as simple as a lifestyle change and or medical treatment.
There is a wide range of symptoms associated with Vertigo. Symptoms usually described are dizziness, light headed or fainting. Most often, the cause of this disorder is due to inner ear imbalances. Balance problems may also be due to visual and or sensory, so it is important to have a full evaluation to help in determining the cause.