Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Ask The Expert

Style has brought together a number of experts to answer your questions about a wide variety of issues. Find your answers here from the dedicated health and business professionals in our area. who lend their expertise in a variety of fields — from commercial real estate, remodeling, health insurance, and marketing to home care, fitness, cardiology, and IV therapy.

Kandi Blakeslee and Lory Baxley | Lake Centre Home Care

Kandi Blakeslee and Lory Baxley | Lake Centre Home Care

Q. We always hear about the importance of vitamin C. With that said, how does vitamin D play a role in our health?  A. When people discussed the health benefits of vitamin D in the past, the conversation always focused on bone…
Diane Anderson | Cornerstone Hospice

Diane Anderson | Cornerstone Hospice

Q. Why are volunteers important to Cornerstone Hospice and the local community? A. Cornerstone Hospice provides quality all-around medical and emotional care for patients and families being affected by a life-limiting illness and we provide services in several Central Florida counties, as…
Dr. Mohammed Elamir | AVIV Clinics

Dr. Mohammed Elamir | AVIV Clinics

Q. What are the key benefits to the AVIV Medical Program towards regenerative medicine? A. The Aviv Medical Program perfectly complements the active lifestyle that retirees in The Villages and surrounding active adult communities desire. Our clinic focuses on optimizing our clients’…
Dr. Mariana de Jongh, M.D. | Gastroenterology Associates

Dr. Mariana de Jongh, M.D. | Gastroenterology Associates

Q. Why is getting a colonoscopy important? A. Colonoscopy is a procedure that can be considered both diagnostic and screening. A screening colonoscopy joins other tests that are performed when no symptoms are present. It is the gold standard for identifying and…
Dr. Ruwan Silva | Florida Retina Institute

Dr. Ruwan Silva | Florida Retina Institute

Q. What are common retina problems people should know about? A. There are three common problems: age-related macular degeneration, floaters, and diabetic retinopathy. If these are caught early, people can do very well. We encourage people with any visual symptoms to visit…
Mohammed K. ElMallah, M.D. | Ocala Eye

Mohammed K. ElMallah, M.D. | Ocala Eye

Q. Why is Ocala Eye the expert in eye care? A. Ocala Eye is the largest eye care practice in North Central Florida with offices throughout the Villages, Ocala, and Dunnellon. Whether patients need a routine eye exam, glasses, cataract surgery, or…
Dr. Donald Eagle | Aegis Medical Group

Dr. Donald Eagle | Aegis Medical Group

Q. How does Aegis Medical Group treat coronavirus patients? A. If a patient has COVID, we don’t bring them into the office because we want to prevent exposure to patients who do not have it. However, we will communicate with a COVID…
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