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Dr. Patel Voted Best Physician in Southwest Orlando for Second Consecutive Year

Dr. Patel Voted Best PhysicianThank you to all of our patients for voting Dr. Patel the Best Physician in Southwest Orlando for the second consecutive year!

Here are some of the reasons why Dr. Patel won:

  • Greater access to care for his patients. We are open until 9pm on weekdays and until 5pm on Saturdays.
  •  In-house X-ray, lab, specialty imaging, and dermatology services saving patients time and money.
  • Greater cost savings with less visits to the emergency room because we offer urgent care services without urgent care prices.
  • 5,100 pounds of weight loss, resulting in better health, without medications, supplements, or enrollment in a paid weight loss program.

…and Dr. Patel simply cares to have the best health for his patients!

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Is It a Cold or the Flu?

woman-698946_1920Your nose is stuffy, your throat is sore and your body aches. Do you know if it’s the common cold or the dreaded flu virus? What’s the difference between the two anyway?

A cold is a contagious respiratory infection. Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is another type of respiratory infection that develops into a more serious condition, like pneumonia, bronchitis or sinus/ear infections. A cold can be caught year round, while the flu is typically seasonal.

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, adults have an average of two to three colds per year and children have even more.

Annually in the United States it is estimated that five to 20 percent of the population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications.

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Comprehensive Substance Abuse Testing

test-214185_640We’ve all heard the term “substance abuse”, but what does it really mean? Substance abuse can be defined in many ways, but is most commonly defined as abusing (excessively using) drugs, alcohol and even tobacco.

Substance abuse tests are commonly required by employers of potential new hires. Read on to find out more about substance abuse and how it can be tested at Windermere Medical Center.  

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Ear, Throat and Sinus Infections

Little girl opening mouth for doctorYour ears, nose, and throat are all part of your upper respiratory system. They share anatomy and have similar mucus membrane linings, which means they are able to get similar infections. Understanding the anatomy of your ears, nose, and throat will help you know how to keep them in good health and free of infections.

Below you’ll find information regarding common ear, throat and sinus infections and how they can be treated at Windermere Medical Center.

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Workplace Injuries

Occupational HealthInjuries in the workplace are very common and in some instances can pose a serious threat to quality of life. According to Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it is estimated that 629,000 workers are injured in the workplace.

Common Workplace Injuries

Occupational injuries can be categorized in many ways including injuries by nature of job, injuries related to parts of the body, and injuries based on severity. Injuries in the workplace may affect a single or multiple parts of the body. Based on the body part affected, injuries are classified by areas related to head, neck, torso, upper limbs, and lower limbs.

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