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Zika Update

Zika is an infectious virus introduced to Florida by individuals who traveled to South and Central America plus the Caribbean Islands and were infected by the bite of an aegypti mosquito or a close relative of that mosquito. They then brought the inf...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Sep 2, 2016

How Tightly Should We Control Blood Pressure in the Elderly?

A recent publication in a fine peer reviewed medical journal of the SPRINT study proved that lowering our blood pressure to the old target of 120/80 or less led to fewer heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.  There was no question on what to do...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jun 9, 2016

Antibiotic Associated Colitis Increases Risk

At least a half dozen times per week patient’s call with symptoms of a viral upper respiratory tract infection or present to the office for a visit with symptoms and signs of a cold.  These illnesses are caused by small viral particles which do no...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on May 12, 2016

Swimming Pool Accents with Travertine Pavers

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How Much of Yourself Can You Give to Others?

I have been practicing general internal medicine for over 35 years in the same community. I have many patients who started with me in 1979 and are now in their late eighties to early nineties.  Predictably and sadly they are failing.  Not a week go...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Apr 14, 2016

Changes Coming to Medicare Soon

CMS (Center for Medicare Services) is determined to eliminate fee for service medicine. Fee for service medicine is the system where patients see a physician or “provider” for a visit or service and the “physician or provider” bills the patie...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Apr 8, 2016

Medicare Will Not Pay For Bone Marrow or Umbilical Cord Blood Transplants

Treatment of blood disorders, leukemia and lymphomas today includes the use of life saving transplants of bone marrow from genetically similar donors and use of newborn childrens’ umbilical cord blood containing stem cells.  The National Marrow Do...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Mar 28, 2016

Increased Dementia Risk in Senior Citizens Due to Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Brittany Haenisch, PhD of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Bonn, has reported in JAMA Neurology, a study from health insurance data suggesting that taking Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) such as Aciphex (omeprazole), Protonix (pantop...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Mar 8, 2016

Does Tdap Protect You From Whooping Cough?

Within the past few years an epidemic of whooping cough swept through and injured youngsters in California and Arizona. There were tragic childhood mortalities in the frail not yet vaccinated pediatric population. The researchers from the Center for...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Feb 18, 2016

Zika Fever and Virus

The Brazilian Government has asked young women to avoid becoming pregnant until they can determine how to stop the spread of Zika fever.  Pregnant women, especially those who are infected in the early stages of pregnancy are at high risk for their o...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Feb 17, 2016

Should You Stay Home When You Are Ill

Symptoms of being sick with the flu or a cold are designed genetically to protect the rest of the population from catching the disease according to researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Their research findings have been publishe...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jan 28, 2016

CDC and ACP: Stop Prescribing Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections

The Affordable Health Care Act has created patient satisfaction surveys which can affect a physician’s reimbursement for services rendered plus their actual employment by large insurers and health care systems. This has created a fear of not giving...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jan 27, 2016

The Enhancements that Travertine Pavers can bring to any area!

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Dealing with Pain Physicians Should not be so Painful

The State of Florida is trying to eliminate medical practitioners and facilities which prescribe narcotics freely without doing the proper evaluations. These pill mills sell drugs for cash and the resulting overprescribing of oral narcotics has flood...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jan 14, 2016

Enhance Your Home or Business Today Through The Use Of Decorative Concrete

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Aspirin Use for Targeted Breast Cancer

The indication to take aspirin to prevent various diseases has certainly been confusing over the last few years. A Veterans Administration (VA) study in the 1950’s noted that men over 45 years of age who took an aspirin per day had fewer heart atta...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jan 5, 2016

High Disability and Death Rates in Bleeds Associated with New Oral Anticoagulants

In the trailer for the movie Jaws 2 they show a swimmer in the ocean with a deep voice saying, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” followed by the classic music associated with a shark attack and a big fin approaching...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Dec 18, 2015

Travertine and Brick Pavers

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by Travertine and Brick Pavers on Dec 12, 2015

There is No Hope for Ending Medicare Fraud

South Florida is apparently a hotbed for criminal Medicare fraud. It is easy theft with crime rings accessing Medicare numbers of the elderly in Dade County and Broward and setting up durable medical equipment companies that bill our local Medicare s...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Nov 19, 2015

Two Handoffs with Different Outcomes

My 66 year old professional athletic patient had a history of a scar tissue related small bowel obstruction seven years ago related to a previous appendectomy. He now had similar symptoms with cramping, lower abdominal pain, and some nausea. Since hi...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Oct 26, 2015


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