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Dry Eye Center of Excellence at Frantz EyeCare Offers Most Advanced Treatment in Southwest Florida

Frantz EyeCare

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS The majority of the patients sitting in eye doctors’ waiting rooms today are suffering from some sort of dry eye issue. Over the last few years, researchers have discovered that “dry eyes” is much more than insufficient production of natural tears.  In fact, the majority of dry eye cases are now known to be …

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Tips for Talking to your Doctor about Pelvic Floor Disorders

It can be difficult to talk about problems such as incontinence or vaginal bulges, even with a doctor. But doctors are used to talking about these problems, and it’s worth asking about your symptoms because they can be treated. Your doctor may refer you to a urogynecologist – an expert in treating these problems – if your doctor thinks a …

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Swollen, achy legs? It could be your veins.

achy legs

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS – Jean, a 45 year old cath lab scrub tech had been suffering with progressive leg swelling for at least 15 years. Although she did have a history of varicose veins in her sister, she initially did not have any signs of varicose veins, and had been told by a number of medical professionals that …

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MonaLisa Touch Therapy for Vaginal Dryness and Pain

MonaLisa Touch Therapy for Vaginal Dryness and Pain

As women age and approach the menopause years in their late 40’s and early 50’s, estrogen levels rapidly decline. The result is a long list of changes that may affect women’s overall health and quality of life. These may include painful vulvar and vaginal dryness with intercourse, urinary frequency and incontinence, and relaxation of the vaginal walls. For decades, the …

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Regain Your Mobility for A Better Quality of Life ACCELERATED KNEE REPLACEMENT RECOVERY NOW AVAILABLE IN FLORIDA!

Regain Your Mobility for A Better Quality of Life

If your knee has been damaged by injury or one of the three most common causes of chronic knee pain (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis) it may be hard for you to do simple things such as walking, climbing stairs or doing your favorite outdoor activities.  You may even begin to experience pain while you are sitting or lying …

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Customized Rehabilitation to Meet Your Goal

Customized Rehabilitation to Meet Your Goal

Whether you are recovering from injury or complex illness, our team of knowledgeable and caring professionals is well equipped to provide a full spectrum of rehabilitative and supportive care. At Lehigh Regional Medical Center, our talented rehabilitation team provides physical and occupational therapy, as well as specialized programs for speech, heart disease, brain injury and more. Physical Therapy When you …

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Feet Hurt? Slip in Some Relief with Shoe Inserts

Feet Hurt? Slip in Some Relief with Shoe Inserts

Custom-made orthotics may  help stamp out foot pain When your feet hurt, it’s hard to think about anything else, and everyday activities that involve standing or walking for more than a few minutes can become too daunting to attempt. Making good shoe choices can prevent problems, but for many of those who are already suffering, orthotics – shoe inserts designed …

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Physical Therapy Essential to Treatment of Joint Injury or Surgery

Physical Therapy Essential to Treatment of Joint Injury or Surgery

By Dr. John C. Kagan, M.D. National Physical Therapy Month provides an ideal opportunity to learn more about the importance of establishing an effective recovery and rehabilitation plan following joint injury or surgery. Physical therapy is key to building strength in muscles surrounding the joint, restoring range of motion, easing pain and improving function, all of which will enable you …

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Properly Administered Bioidentical Hormones Offer Many Benefits

Properly Administered Bioidentical Hormones Offer Many Benefits

By Doreen DeStefano Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) began over 20 years ago. It is a safe and effective way to fight the aging process.   When administered properly, BHRT helps improve a whole host of symptoms and prevent osteoporosis, mental decline, heart disease, loss of energy and vitality, and even breast cancer is some cases.  BHRT use is aimed at …

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Are You Working Out in the Orange Zone?

Are You Working Out in the Orange Zone

Orangtheory is heart rate based interval training that relies heavily on the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. The workout combines strength and cardio training all while monitoring your heart rate so you know exactly how hard you are working each class to prevent plateaus. The future of fitness is here. Backed by the science of post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), …

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