Flu season is here, and even if you have had your flu shot it is possible that you could still contract the illness. It is important to take precautions to avoid becoming ill, especially if you have underlying health concerns that flu could make worse. Here are three tips to prevent the flu this winter. Wash Up Frequently You should wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day. Anytime you touch a surface or person that could be infected with the virus you should wash your hands or use sanitizer. You should also make sure you wash your [...]
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Having diabetes affects every part of your life, but where it hits you the most is in trying to eat healthy. You want to be able to eat foods that you enjoy, but you also have to watch your carbs and sugars. On top of that, you still want your diet to have variety and be healthy in other ways such as low in fat and high in protein. With all of these goals in mind, it can be difficult to know exactly what you should be eating. While you won’t get all of the answers in this blog, here are [...]
Integrated disease management refers to managing chronic illness or disease in conjunction with normal primary care. Having disease management as part of your primary care is important because your chronic conditions have an effect on your overall health and medical care. There are several other reasons that disease management is so important. Goals of Disease Management Integrated disease management has some primary goals for the patient. With disease management, the goals are to facilitate healthy lifestyle changes, focus on prevention of additional health concerns, reduce hospitalization due to complications from chronic disease or illness, and improve access to healthcare. All of [...]
Do you wear sunscreen religiously every time you go outside? If not, you are one of the many people at risk for skin cancer. Skin cancer doesn’t have to be scary. While it is the most common type of cancer in America, it is also the most easily treatable. Most types of skin cancer do not spread to other parts of the body, and they are easily cured by removing the cancerous tissues. Only melanoma moves to other parts of the body, and it is responsible for the deaths from skin cancer. Even though skin cancer may not kill you, it [...]
Part of what has improved healthcare over the last decade is a turn toward preventative medicine. Preventative medicine is based on the same principle as that age old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If you take a preventative approach to your healthcare, medical conditions can be avoided or treated early to prolong your life and keep you healthier. As part of preventative medicine, it is important that your doctor run some routine tests. These tests are usually done once per year along with an annual physical examination. Your doctor may want you to have some [...]
Dr. Sisto Serafini’s Immediate Medcare & Family Doctors Club Sports Team captures the League ChampionshipIMC Family2019-10-01T16:07:41-05:00
This is the 3rd consecutive year Dr. Sisto Serafini’s Immediate Medcare & Family Doctors Club Sports Team captures the League Championship!
Men and women alike tend to avoid the doctor’s office. Many people wait until their symptoms are severe before seeking treatment. It is important to schedule an appointment as soon as you have an indication that there is a problem. Here are the top reasons why you should not put off a trip to the doctor’s office. More Treatment Options Often, the sooner a health problem or condition is diagnosed, the more treatment options you have available to you. When symptoms become severe and the condition is exacerbated, treatment options may be more limited and more invasive. For example, a health [...]
It is completely normal for people to get sick from time to time, and often illness does not necessarily mean that you need to go to the doctor. When you have a fever, it is a sign that your body is fighting off whatever illness has overcome you. The fever is actually a good sign in many cases. However, there are some instances in which you should see your doctor for a fever or illness. Here are some indications that you need to see your doctor. Very High Persistent Fever If your temperature rises above 103 degrees, you need to see [...]
Many older adults are turning to Humana’s Advantage Plan for Medicare to help them manage the costs of their healthcare. These plans can be highly beneficial, but they are also complex. It can be difficult to get the most out of your healthcare plan, but our specialists are experts in Medicare and Humana plans. All Humana plans require you to choose one primary care physician. Here are three reasons you should choose us for this service. 5-Star Care Our five available clinics in Spring Hill, Brooksville, Northcliffe, Manatee, and Bradenton have been given 5-star ratings for care and service. All of [...]
In today’s busy world, sometimes you may not take the time to eat a healthy diet. Even if you are getting enough calories each day, you may not be getting the nutrition that your body needs. There are some definite signs that you may experience if you are not getting adequate nutrition from your diet. Unexplained Fatigue If you tire easily or frequently feel tired even after adequate rest, it could be a sign that you are not getting enough nutrition from your diet. Vitamins and minerals, as well as proteins, are important for having enough energy to get you through [...]