Your Role in Your Health

Your role in your health does not stop once you leave the doctor’s office. You are one of the most critical members of your own healthcare team, and proper self-management can help to reduce costs and improve outcomes. Niral Patel, M.D., founder of Windemere Medical Center and a board-certified internal medicine physician, believes when patients [...]

10 Alzheimer’s Symptoms and Warning Signs

Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent type of dementia, causing a gradual deterioration of memory function, reasoning and other cognitive abilities that can hinder the normal activities of daily life. If you or a loved one is experiencing one or more of the following Alzheimer’s symptoms, please consult your physician to find out what the [...]

Why is an Annual Physical Important?

Did you get a reminder that it’s time to schedule your annual physical, again? We know you are busy and may be tempted to just throw it out and worry about it later, but this would be doing your health a big disservice. Annual physicals allow for early detection and treatment if there is something [...]

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Your 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 [...]

Ear, Throat and Sinus Infections

Your 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 [...]

Protecting Your Skin from the Summer Sun

During the summer, you may to like to go to the beach, go to a water or theme park, enjoy a picnic outside or even just go for a stroll outside. While you’re outside soaking up the sun, you should be sure to protect your skin. Protecting your skin from the sun can help prevent the premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, cataracts and skin cancer. You can protect your skin by applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and staying in the shade.

Avoiding Injury in the Workplace

More than 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by employers in 2013, according to the bureau of Labor Statistics. There were also more than 4,500 fatal work injuries in 2013. Workplace injuries can cost both an employer and employee time and money. Whether it’s a minor injury such [...]

Lesser Known STDs and Treatment Methods

More than half of Americans will have some form of sexually transmitted disease (STD) in their lifetime, according to the American Social Health Association. In light of STD Awareness Month this April, we wanted to share some of the lesser known STDs. While STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and genital herpes are [...]

What Happens During a Pre-Op Evaluation?

Before you schedule your surgery, you have to schedule what’s commonly referred to as a pre-op evaluation. Below, we’ll explain what happens during this appointment at Windermere Medical Center to ensure you are prepared for a safe, successful surgery. What is the Purpose of a Pre-Op Evaluation? The preoperative evaluation is [...]

Eating Disorders: What You Should Know

Eating disorders affect nearly 20 million women and 10 million men at some time in their life in the United States, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Eating disorders can have serious consequences on a person’s health and shouldn’t be viewed as a fad or phase. To support National [...]