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Introducing Dr. Andrea Bickerton

Introducing Dr. Andrea Bickerton

Choosing a primary care physician can be one of the most important health decisions one will make for themselves and their family. Board Certified in Family Medicine and the newest primary care physician at Physicians Regional Medical Group, Dr. Andrea Bickerton, understands this importance. Her philosophy is to get to know each patient on a personal level, and be a trusted …

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Physicians Regional Healthcare System is here to help you BREATHE EASY

Physicians Regional Healthcare System is here to help you BREATHE EASY

Physicians Regional Healthcare System recently expanded its services to include Pulmonary Rehabilitation at its Pine Ridge and Collier Blvd. locations. Under the direction of pulmonologist and medical director, Sadiq Al-Nakeeb, M.D., the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program provides a personalized treatment plan that provides diagnostic testing, therapeutic exercises, medications, and educational training. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program works in conjunction with medical therapy, and …

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Top 5 Assisted Living Researching Tips

By Bruce Rosenblatt Senior Housing Expert.  Owner, Senior Housing Solutions. Researching an Assisted Living Facility is a difficult and complicated process.  The decision to move involves many factors including financial, lifestyle and health care needs and preferences.  In addition, the emotional factor can never be understated. 1). Start the process early. Finding the right place will take time and it is …

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FDA and APA Recognition of the Positive Effects Associated with Ketamine Therapy for Severe Depression

FDA and APA Recognition of the Positive Effects Associated with Ketamine Therapy for Severe Depression

By Dr. Robert Pollack Data analysis collected by the FDA supports that Ketamine Therapy shows promising results as an effective treatment for severe depression.  During the study over 279,000 patients were closely evaluated for pain therapies and their outcomes.  41,337 patients were given Ketamine for alleviating pain and pain management, but surprisingly, many of these individuals were concurrently reporting fewer episodes …

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Labral Tears and Rotator Cuff Injuries – Regenerative Treatments for Common Shoulder Pain Conditions

By Debra K. Brinker, RN The shoulder is a unique joint providing an incredible range of motion for daily living and sports. The downside to all that motion is shoulder instability, if this ball and socket joint becomes injured, it can lead to shoulder instability. As the shoulder becomes unstable, it can start making a clunking or clicking noise. It is …

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Can Anyone Please Help My Painful Feet?

Can Anyone Please Help My Painful Feet?

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.W.S.P. Board Certified Ankle and Foot Surgeon and Board Certified Wound Care Specialist Every year more than a million patients visit their doctor due to heel pain!  The most common foot and heel discomfort is caused by an excruciating disorder known as plantar fasciitis. What is plantar fasciitis? The foot is comprised of many different …

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Grandparent Visitation Rights

Grandparent Visitation Rights

By Dale Klaus and Reube Doupé – Klaus Doupé, PA Given the population make-up of the State of Florida, it is natural to assume that state law would provide for grandparent’s right to see or be involved with their grandchildren.  However, grandparent visitation rights are very limited, not only in Florida but throughout the United States.  In most families, grandparents play …

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Vintage Lashes

Vintage Lashes

By Dorothy Minichiello Eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular over the past decade. Vintage Lashes in Naples, FL is well known for their expertise and cutting-edge design in eyelash extensions and permanent makeup.  But buyer beware, not all eyelash extensions are the same. The Eyelash Extension Difference At Vintage Lashes, their expertise in the field, Dorothy Minichiello, is also the owner …

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HOW TO DECREASE YOUR RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER

By Michelle Haessler, M.D. One in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Whereas, many men will have a type of nonaggressive prostate cancer that is referred to as “low grade” and never need treatment, many will develop a more aggressive form of prostate cancer, which will require treatment. This treatment could consist of hormonal treatment, surgery, radiation …

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Accreditation Matters When Choosing a Senior Living Community

Accreditation Matters When Choosing a Senior Living Community

By Greg Pascucci Would you go to a hospital that isn’t accredited or send your children to colleges that aren’t accredited? Why not take that same approach when considering senior living? Moving into a community that is accredited affords greater peace of mind that care and services have undergone intense scrutiny by an outside, third-party. It’s a fact; accreditation matters. Designed …

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