Arthritis can be simply translated as joint inflammation. Here at Lady Lake Family Medicine and the Burress Center for Regenerative Medicine, we have many different options available for your joint concerns. There are many different forms of arthritic conditions, in fact it can come in over 250 different forms. The most common that people relate to is osteoarthritis, a common age-related degenerative form of joint inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is another, whatever your ailment, we have treatment approaches for it.
Insomnia plagues people of all ages. Your health is closely associated with the amount of sleep that you obtain each night. Not only the amount of sleep but the degree of restfulness that you obtain from that sleep.
Diabetes is an autoimmune condition that can strike both the young and the old. Typically, when the disease strikes a younger person, it is termed juvenile diabetes. Many people of middle-age are reflected by type 2 diabetes where the fat cells have become unresponsive to your own bodies insulin therefore decreasing your ability to control your bodies sugar levels. There are extreme cases like type 1 diabetes where our bodies have ceased to produce insulin and is dependent upon exogenous insulin to control your blood sugar.
Unfortunately, Florida is a great place to suffer from allergies. Many people who have transplanted from up north are surprised when they develop allergies upon moving here. That is because there are very few flora, fauna and molds to be reacted to in the northern climates as opposed to the sunshine state.
Hypertension is a disease of both short and long-term consequence. Everyone knows that if you have high blood pressure that goes very high you could have dire consequences such as stroke or hear attack, but did you know that just a minimal elevation in your blood pressure over a long period of time will reduce your overall length of life?
Everyone has heard about it. Not everyone is clear about how it impacts their life. First, is total cholesterol, which is a combination of the good and bad cholesterols found in your bloodstream: HDL ( think H for happy, we want this as High as possible). There is also the Very bad cholesterol: VLDL (think Very Lousy). Then there are the Triglycerides, made up of three (tri) glyceride molecules. Together these five measures makeup the most important parts of the cholesterol panel. Some doctors measure other components of cholesterol such as lipoprotein a, strongly affected by your genetics. In general, the above parameters are the most important in your general cholesterol care.
Despite the marvelous advances in medicine that we have experienced over the last 100 years, we are still unable to prevent the common cold. Fortunately, we are able to treat the symptoms.
Many people do not place enough emphasis on the need for yearly preventative care. While we are very vigilant usually about getting frequent labs, EKGs and checkups, a preventative care visit should include a wide range of topics that are almost always unrelated to your acute medical problems.
The thyroid is one of the most important glands in the human body. We can experience a lack of thyroid hormone which is commonly called hypothyroidism. With this, one might experience weight gain, heat or cold intolerance, mental slowness and other symptoms. Hyperthyroidism or an excess of thyroid hormone can cause palpitations and even a heart attack.
Many people don’t understand that the first line of dermatologic care begins with your primary care physician. We can not only assess simple rashes and diseases, but we can biopsy them also. If more specialized care is needed, we will be happy to refer you to a dermatologist but is usually best to see your primary care physician and have the first taking care of before resorting to the use of a dermatologist.
Whether it is something as simple as an accidental cut or ankle sprain, we are ready to help. All members of our team are skilled at laceration repair and joint stabilization. Many times, you will not even need to go to another physician as it can be handled in-house.
Dr Burress and his staff are well trained in minor surgeries such as cyst removal, lipoma removal and wound debridement and packing.
Here at Lake Family Medicine, we are blessed with an abundance of understanding of the musculoskeletal system as well as a multitude of devices and procedure. We are one of the few offices to have an acoustic wave therapy device, which is a fantastic first step towards resolving many soft tissue injuries.
Everyone in the office is also well-trained in a full range of women’s health services including pelvic exams, Pap smears, breast exams, HPV screening and birth control. You can have the option of having male or female provider depending on your preference.
If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. For all non emergency related conditions, please contact the office.