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  • Three Steps to Relief

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, South Palm Beach County Published: Spring 2019

    Triple-stage process eliminates dry eye symptoms.

    Eileen Hoffman, 55, had bad eyes since her youth. Because she wore glasses most of her life, she maintained her vision with annual exams by an eye doctor. At one appointment, the Jamaica native couldn’t achieve clear vision, and her doctor offered a possible explanation that sounded serious. Eileen Hoffman “At my eye exams, my glasses prescription kept going up each year,” Eileen recounts. “One year, no matter what prescription we tried, it wasn’t improving my vision. My doctor also tried a few different approaches, including using a series of soft contact lenses. When that didn’t help, he suggested I might have a condition called keratoconus. He told me I needed to...

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  • New Direction

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, South Palm Beach County Published: Spring 2019

    State-of-the-art, in-office treatment heals venous ulcers.

    For nearly 35 years, Jamaica native Winsome Wilson has worked as a certified nursing assistant. Her profession requires quite a bit of standing and walking to care for her patients. All that time on her feet had an adverse effect on Winsome’s legs that led to many distressing symptoms. A unique chemical closure procedure has revitalized Winsome’s legs. “I was experiencing a lot of burning, numbness and itching in both legs,” Winsome shares. “There was also redness, discoloration and terrible swelling. Sometimes, there’d be throbbing pain in my legs as well. I couldn’t wait to get home after work to elevate my legs, which helped a little, but wasn’t suff...

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  • Doctor Approved

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, South Palm Beach County Published: Spring 2019

    Physician counts on compression pump to curb her own limb swelling.

    While attending a medical conference, Zoraida Catherine Navarro, MD, listened intently as actress Kathy Bates described her struggle with post-cancer lymphedema, a condition in which excess fluid collects in the body’s tissues. The doctor was surprised by what she heard. Dr. Navarro treats manypatients with poor circulation, swelling and severe wounds. “I didn’t realize the kind of swelling in the legs you get from lymphedema was different from the kind of swelling you get from standing a long time or from sitting for a long period of time on an airplane,” notes Dr. Navarro. “I also didn’t realize lymphedema could cause so much discomfort and pai...

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  • Debilitating Neck Pain & Weakness

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, South Palm Beach County Published: Spring 2019

    Therapy restores motor control of arm, hand.

    Special events such as the annual End of Summer Party and the New-Member Mixer don’t go off at the Palm Beach Sailing Club without the help of Marisa Field, a key figure on the nautical club’s busy social committee. “I’m very active with the club,” says Marisa, a 57-year-old retired school teacher. “I get out on the boats every once in a while, but not a lot. Sailing is more my husband’s passion, and I share that by staying active with the committee.” Marisa Field One of the things that has kept Marisa off the water is a health issue that dates back to her freshman year at Hollywood’s South Broward High School. Marisa was one of several children injured one day when the...

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  • RX for Oral Health

    Edition: West Volusia County Published: Spring 2019

    Where health care professionals go for their dental care.

    People often ask their physicians for recommendations when looking for health care providers. After all, professionals in the health care community have inside knowledge about the quality of care provided and the degree of success achieved by their fellow doctors and dentists. They use that knowledge when choosing a provider for themselves as well. “The dental work Dr. Montz has done for me has been superb. It’s based on that work that I’m able to recommend him unequivocally.”– Dr. Accardi While looking for a local dentist, Roger Accardi, PharmD, a clinical pharmacist and president of Accardi Clinical Pharmacy, took advantage of his association with the com...

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  • New Year Review

    Edition: West Volusia County Published: Spring 2019

    Find out what’s changed in your insurance before using it.

    Jamaica-born Clover Campbell came to the United States 20 years ago, and in 2012, she officially became a US citizen. The Jamaican-American is proud of her heritage and of her adopted country. Like many Americans, Clover battles several health issues that often require x-rays and other imaging exams. That proved to be a challenge for her. Clover regularly depends on LAD Imaging’s services. After relocating to Florida from New York, Clover started using a local hospital for her imaging needs, but she was dissatisfied there. Then, she was referred to LAD imaging, a fully accredited, outpatient imaging center in Deltona. That change made all the difference in ...

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  • All in One

    Edition: West Volusia County Published: Spring 2019

    Reaping the benefits of comprehensive evaluation and care.

    A firehouse in a small village just outside of Troy, New York is among the many structures Arthur Herman built before he turned his general contracting business over to his son and retired to Florida in 1990. Now 85, Arthur remains quite active. In addition to looking after the four apartments he rents out, he spends a good part of his summers back home, helping his son run the family business. It was during one of those visits that a major dental issue arose. Arthur Herman & Trouper “It was a year ago this past August,” Arthur explains. “We were having a party at my son’s house, and I don’t even remember what I was eating at the time, but my bottom...

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  • Back in the Swim of Things

    Edition: West Volusia County Published: Spring 2019

    Nonsurgical decompression therapy alleviates debilitating, radiating back and leg pain.

    When you’re busy raising four sons, you don’t have a lot of time for hobbies or outdoor activities. That’s why it wasn’t until much later in life that Carolyn McPhail, now 88, finally took up quilting and swimming. RAPID RESPONSECarolyn began feeling relief before her decompression treatments were completed. “I was more or less forced to take up swimming,” Carolyn reveals. “I fell one day back in the early Eighties and tore a tendon in my shoulder. My doctor told me it was either exercise or surgery, and I chose the exercise. “I started swimming because lifting weights was boring to me, and after a while, I started going to De L...

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  • Reconstruction Project

    Edition: West Volusia County Published: Spring 2019

    Restoring function, aesthetics following Mohs surgery.

    Blond-haired, blue-eyed and light-skinned, Pat Lawson is a child of the 70s who grew up just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where she spent most of her weekends boating and water-skiing on nearby Lake Lanier. Pat Lawson Throw in her family’s annual, two-week summer vacations to Panama City Beach and the fact sunscreen didn’t really become a thing until the 80s, and it’s easy to understand why Pat has spent the past 30 years battling skin cancer. “I have a family history of it that includes my brother dying from melanoma,” Pat relates. “Not only that, but most skin cancers are attributed to those early burns we experience as a child and teenager, and I had ple...

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  • Saving Smiles

    Edition: East Volusia County Published: Spring 2019

    Creating customized solutions for smile restorations.

    Since she was a kid, Kit Kimbl wanted to work in the dental field. When she was old enough, the Detroit native attended the University of Michigan Dental School and became a dental hygienist. She then moved to Florida and practiced here for many years, until she retired a few years ago. Kit’s experience in the dental field greatly influenced her decision when finding a new dentist. Kit has always been a stickler about her teeth. When they began to show signs of wear and tear, she was distressed by their appearance and worried about her dental health. “One thing about dentists and dental hygienists, anybody who went to dental school actually, is we brush our teeth a lot,...

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