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Be Healthy April 2011

Be Healthy April 2011

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Springfeverrelievers
TheFRUIT-full life
It’s AllAboutWomen
Fight the waron aging
Face it!
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First visit to thepediatrician
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March/April 2011 | BEHealthySETX.com
3070 College St., Ste. 205Beaumont, Texas 77701409-832-1225www.drataya.com
How can I protect my skin fromharmful sun exposure?
Sunscreens with SPF of 30 or higher are best. Apply 1/2 hour before sunexposure; reapply every 2 hours, and after swimming or sweating. Pro-tection is mainly against UVA and UVB. Other protective measures includes,wearing white clothing and using sunglasses. Finally avoid sun exposure between10am and 4pm. (SPF by definition is the amount of time needed to cause minimalskin damage with sunscreens as compared to non sunscreens.)
PEDIATRIC
Raja H.Ataya M.D.,F.A.A.P., F.R.C.P
Pediatrics andAdolescent Medicine
QA
4400 GulfAve.Groves, TX 77619409-962-5785
My father needs nursing home care but he earnsjust a few dollars too much to apply for nursinghome Medicaid. There are no other funds avail-able to pay for his care and his earnings are notenough to cover the cost of his care. What can I do?
Talk to the Medicaid case worker or an elder law attorney about a Miller Trust.a Miller Trust was developed to help with income situations like your father’s.It allows you to divert some of his funds into a Trust to enable him to get into theincome guidelines for Medicaid. This money is deposited each month into the trust,then it is written right back out for expenses. Your Medicaid case worker or attorneycan help you with this process. Also the nursing facility financial manager can provideassistance.
SKILLED NURSING & REHABILITATION
Peggy Larson, LVN
Magnolia Manor Nursing and Rehab
QA
3820 Pointe ParkwayBeaumont, Texas 77401409-767-8221When is surgery necessary forpatients with spine problems?
Most spine problems can be treated with conservative measures such as medica-tion management, bracing, weight loss, physical therapy and/or steroid injec-tions. These options should be exhausted before discussing surgery. However, thereare certain urgent circumstances where surgery is absolutely necessary. Besides theserare instances, surgery is typically recommended for patients who have failed conser-vative treatment and are still having significant symptoms, which inhibit their dailyactivities. We are proud to say that fewer than 10% of our patients require surgery.
ORTHOPEDIC SPINE
Richard R.M. Francis, MD,
MBA, FRCS Ed., FRCS Ed.(Tr & Orth)
SpineAssociates
QA
www.spineassociatesofbeaumont.com
2955 Harrison, Suite 107, Park Medical 1Beaumont, Texas 77702 • 409-923-1658
My dentist says my child needs jawsurgery to fix his bite. Could you explainwhat this means?
This is a very common procedure called orthognathic surgery.With current advances in anesthesia and surgery, these proce-dures are currently performed in an operating room setting. Also,invisible fixation devices are used so that the jaws are not wired to-gether during healing. Your child will likely receive improvementsin his/her function, bite, as well as, cosmetic benefits.
ORALMAXILLOFACIALSURGERY
Alex Bachoura D.D.S.
QA
2955 Harrison, Suite 107, Park Medical 1Beaumont, Texas 77702 • 409-923-1658
What can I do to get my braces off sooner?
When you maintain good oral hygiene (keepingyour gums and teeth clean) and wear your appli-ances (elastics, head gear, etc.) as your orthodontistrecommends, your treatment will finish faster. Callfor a free consultation.
ORTHODONTICS
Kathleen McGrory,D.D.S., M.S.D.
QA
FOR INFORMATION ON HOW YOU MAY PARTICIPATE AS A PROFESSIONAL ON THIS PAGE, CALL TED BRANNON AT (888) 833-5001
Healthy Advice segments are written by area professionals and are paid features. The Beaumont Enterprise and Brannon & Associates, Inc. are not responsible for theopinions and suggestions presented herein. Healthy Advice is not intended to substitute for medical advice. Readers should consult their practitioner for specific advice.
 
How has Healthy Advice from the Pros helped you? Email your comments to: readerquestions@brannonandassociates.com
3921 Twin City HwyPortArthur, Texas 77642(409) 963-0000 Office(409) 963-3391 Faxwww.gulfcoastcardio.com
Are the signs of a heart attack different forwomen?
As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or dis-comfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and backor jaw pain. It’s important to know the signs of a heart attack. And remember: Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, have it checked out (tell a doctor about your symp-toms). Minutes matter! Don’t wait more than five minutes to call 9-1-1. Calling 9-1-1 isalmost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment. EMS staff can begin treatmentwhen they arrive.
CARDIOLOGY
NabeelAbdullah M.D.,F.A.C.C.
Gulf Coast Cardiology Group, P.L.L.C.
QA
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3560 Delaware, Suite 1104Beaumont, TX 77706OFFICE (409) 347-3621FAX (409)860-9078Do I need a primary care doctor? How do Ipick one?
Regardlessofwhetheryoutakemultiplemedications,seeotherspecialist,orarenever sick, everyone should establish a relationship with a primary care physi-cian who can provide screening exams and immediate care during time of an illness.Internist focus on care of adults only and are trained to manage acute illnesses as wellas multiple coexisting medical problems. Many internists also care for hospitalizedpatients which can make a hospital stay easier and less stressful for most patients. It isvery important to choose a physician who is board certified.
INTERNALMEDICINE
Msonthi B. Levine, M.D.
Golden Triangle Internal Medicine& Geriatrics
QA
# 7 Bayoubrandt DriveBeaumont, Texas 77706(409) 832-8323www.veincentersoftexas.comWill I develop new varicose veins aftermy existing ones are treated?
The most common cause of varicose veins is an inherited disorder that af-fects theability of legveins to returnbloodto theheart.Varicose veindis-ease is a chronic disorder that can recur in another location following successfultreatment in a previous location. The most effective treatment is the Closureprocedure, which we perform in our office (The Vein Centers of Texas) to treatthe underlying cause of varicose veins. The recurrence rate is less than 5%.
VARICOSE VEINS
Dr. Charles Gutierrez
Vein Centers of Texas
QA
Can a patient in a nursing homereceive hospice care?
Yes, a patient in a nursing home may receive all hos-pice services. To qualify for hospice care they mustmeet the same guidelines for hospice care as someone intheir own home with a life limiting diagnosis. The pay-ment for the room and board at the home must be eitherself-pay or Medicaid.
HOSPICE
Dr. Keith Striut, MD
of Beaumont
QA
2450 N. Major DriveBeaumont, Texas 77713
FOR INFORMATION ON HOW YOU MAY PARTICIPATE AS A PROFESSIONAL ON THIS PAGE, CALL TED BRANNON AT (888) 833-5001
Healthy Advice segments are written by area professionals and are paid features. The Beaumont Enterprise and Brannon & Associates, Inc. are not responsible for theopinions and suggestions presented herein. Healthy Advice is not intended to substitute for medical advice. Readers should consult their practitioner for specific advice.
 
How has Healthy Advice from the Pros helped you? Email your comments to: readerquestions@brannonandassociates.com
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