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Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security! There seems to be a lot of confusion between the two.

Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Social Security – you can apply online at www.ssa.gov for retirement benefits or benefits as a spouse if you: • are at least 61 years and 9 months old; • are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record; • have not already applied for retirement benefits; and • …

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Ladies, If You Are Looking for a New Urologist, Consider a Urogynecologist

Ladies, If You Are Looking for a New Urologist, Consider a Urogynecologist

What is Urogynecology? Many women experience problems that overlap between the fields of gynecology and urology, and they often bounce back and forth between the two specialties. Urogynecology bridges that gap and allows for both of these issues to be addressed by one physician. The field of Urogynecology is a subspecialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology and is dedicated to the …

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Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Dr. Brian Wallace, DO – Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in rotator cuff injuries.  As we age, our bodies are subjected to more repercussions from normal wear and tear.  This is particularly the case with individual’s age 60 and older, but the same wear and tear is accurate for younger people that …

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Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

By William W. Ehrlich, MD, FAACS, Oculofacial & Cosmetic Surgeon One of the most common goals for summer is to improve the way we look – whether that’s losing weight or improving our appearance in other ways.  Most often our appearance doesn’t match the true expectations that we have of ourselves. I recently joined the medical team at Frantz EyeCare …

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Affordable Surgical and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men & Women

Affordable Surgical and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men & Women

By Michael Poka, Owner At SWAN Age Reversal Centers™, we offer affordable high quality Surgical and Non-Surgical Aesthetic Procedures designed for Men & Women that helps with Anti-Aging and Age Reversal. Our Non-Surgical treatments help with Skin Tightening, Wrinkle Reduction, Targeted Fat Reduction, Stretch Marks, Scar Reduction, Cellulite Smoothing, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Male Enhancement and Hair Restoration. All of these cutting-edge …

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Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Be Aware of the Risks Associated with Knee Replacement Surgery By Physicians Rehabilitation As with any surgery, knee replacement surgery carries risks. There is a chance with knee replacement surgery to experience the following post-surgical complications: . Infection . Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs . Heart attack . Stroke . Nerve damage . Allergic reactions to anesthesia …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Skip the Wait at Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center

Feeling sick during the week or weekend and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium’s Fort Myers Walk-in Medical Center recently opened on February 5th, 2018 near the corner of Daniels Pkwy and Metro with availability Monday – Friday as well as limited Saturday hours. There are no …

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Painful, Swollen Legs When You Travel? Time for a Vein Evaluation

Painful, Swollen Legs When You Travel? Time for a Vein Evaluation

By Patrick Nero, MD, FACS, RPVI Modern air travel can be challenging for any number of reasons – long lines, cramped seats, and poor customer service to name a few. At Vein Specialists, many of our patients have a hard time with air travel for other reasons. They have a hard time sitting for prolonged periods and develop leg swelling and …

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Long-Term Care for Medicaid Planning

Long-Term Care for Medicaid Planning

Did you know that one of the biggest risks to your future estate plan in Florida is long term medical care costs? By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. This is also the planning concern that is most often missed or ignored by planners. There are only a few ways to plan for these costs and one way that can be effective …

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Ligament Laxity, the Missing Diagnosis in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Vaginal Pain

By Debra K. Brinker, RN It is estimated that approximately 24% of women suffer from at least one symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction. (1) Pelvic floor dysfunction involves spasm or discoordination of the pelvic floor musculature, which commonly manifests with the associated symptoms, including pelvic and vaginal pain, and a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. (See figure 1.)   As these …

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