Sarasota Edition

Revolutionary Breast Exam with Koning 3D Digital Breast Imaging

Revolutionary Breast Exam

By Gerald E. Grubbs, MD, Founder and Medical Director of Sarasota Interventional Radiology No Compression = No Pain; No Callbacks for Additional Views After over three decades of traditional mammography, a better way of breast imaging has finally emerged, and Sarasota  Interventional Radiology (SIR-Florida) is pleased to offer this new technology for your next breast exam. This is an exciting …

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Caring for Patients Throughout Florida for Over 30 Years

Caring for Patients

Academic Alliance in Dermatology has opened its newest location in the Waterside Community of Lakewood Ranch. This an exciting time for Sarasota, and Academic Alliance in Dermatology is proud to be a part of the community and it’s growth. As dermatology specialists, our board certified physicians have completed advanced medical training in dermatology acquiring decades of experience. As medical experts …

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SpaceOAR Hydrogel for Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy – Reduces Side Effects of Bowel, Bladder and Sexual Dysfunction

SpaceOAR Hydrogel

Prostate cancer treatment can vary depending on the severity, patients health and prior medical history. Radiation therapy is now an extremely precise procedure utilizing strategic techniques; however, some high doses of radiation can still cause damage to the rectal wall, contributing to adverse side effects. An innovative procedure can be done before radiation therapy to create a protective space between …

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Blending Primary Care and Non-Operative Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Dr. Kellen Gower Weighs in on What Sets Their Office Apart

Kellen Gower

Dr. Kellen Gower grew up in a small town near Nashville, Tennessee, on a horse farm. Here he learned the value of family, hard work, and reliability from a young age. In his spare time, he was an avid sports enthusiast, excelling in the classroom and on the field as a multisport student-athlete. Like many young athletes, Dr. Gower encountered …

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#1: Ketamine resets brain circuitry Glutamate regulates large regions of the nervous systems and is the most prominent neurotransmitter in ihe brain. When glutamate receptors are over-activated, as in cases of major depressive disorder (MOD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a person may experience depression and anxiety. Ketamine works by blocking glutamine receptors in the brain. Some studies sugge1 PTSD …

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Dr. Reichbach is Honored to be a Partner with Veterans in Pain (V.I.P.)

Partner with Veterans

Dr. Steven Reichbach, MD is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, President and Founder of Gulf Coast Ketamine Center and he was hand-selected by V.I.P for his outstanding work in Ketamine Therapy and his dedication to helping veterans. About V.I.P Veterans In Pain, V.I.P. is an IRS Certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit, facilitating OrthoBiologic and alternative solutions for Veterans suffering from chronic pain, by connecting …

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Q&A with Dr. Michael Bolanos, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Bayfront Health

“All engines require maintenance, and your heart is no different.” Michael Bolanos, M.D., is a cardiothoracic surgeon who joined the heart team at Venice Regional Bayfront Health a little over a year ago. He specializes in surgical treatment options for atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, and valvular heart disease. In this Q&A, he talks about trends in his work in …

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Expert Advice: Medicare Tips: Get the Most From Your Medicare

Medicare Tips

By Kristi Foret Picking health plan coverage is important, but navigating your options is not easy. Plan choices vary by county; chronic medical conditions and your financial status affect your options; and spouses can enroll in different health plans. Medicare benefit plans change January 1. Here are some tips to help you get the most from your Medicare health plan: …

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Hearing in the Age of COVID-19- Masks Edition

Hearing in the Age of COVID-19

Even before the social distancing orders began, Ms. Maloney, one of our Help Us Hear (HUH) hearing aid recipients, avoided social events with friends and family. She has a litany of excuses prepared to avoid the potentially embarrassing events. Hearing loss is an isolating disability. With the stay at home orders in place, the social disengagement that the hearing-impaired community …

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The TRUTH About Breast Cancer and Bio-Identical Hormones

Gerry Letendre, RPh, MBA, CHt There’s a misnomer that Bio-Identical Hormones (BHRT’s) cause cancer. Breast cancer and the use of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy seems to be up for debate more than not these days, but the truth can be found in the patient outcomes and the studies. What are Bio-Identical Hormones? In the U.S., Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) …

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