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Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s ALLERGY / IMMUNOLOGY................7 ANTI-AGING........................................7 CARDIOLOGY...................................8, 9 CHIROPRACTIC.................................11 DENTISTRY.........................................12 DERMATOLOGY.................................13 FAMILY MEDICINE.............................13 GENERAL PRACTICE........................13 HEARING.......................................14, 15 INFECTIOUS DISEASES....................16 INTERNAL MEDICINE......................16 NEUROLOGY......................................18 OB / GYN..............................................18 OPHTHALMOLOGY........24, 25, 26, 27 OPTOMETRY.......................................27 ORTHOPAEDICS................................27 PAIN MANAGEMENT.......................28 PEDIATRICS........................................28

PHYSICAL THERAPY/ REHAB.........29 PODIATRY............................................29 PULMONARY......................................30 SENIOR CARE.....................................30 SURGERY Colon & Rectal................................32 ENT..................................................32 General.............................................33 Hand.................................................34 Neurosurgery.....................................34 Orthopaedic......................................35 Plastic & Reconstructive..................37 Spine.................................................37 Vascular.............................................37 URGENT CARE...................................38 VASCULAR MEDICINE.....................38 WEIGHT LOSS....................................39

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Munroe Regional Medical Center 1500 SW 1st Avenue 351-7200 Patient Information 671-2123 www.munroeregional.com Ocala Regional Medical Center 1431 SW 1st Avenue 401-1000 Patient Information 401-1400 www.ocalaregional.com Emergency Center at TimberRidge 9521 SW Hwy 200 351-7500 The Villages Regional Hospital 1451 El Camino Real, The Villages 401-1000 www.CFHAlliance.org West Marion Community Hospital 4600 SW 46th Court (SR200) 291-3000 www.westmarion.com Leesburg Regional Medical Center 600 East Dixie Avenue, Leesburg 323-5762 www.CFHAlliance.org


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Allergy & Immunology THOMAS L. JOHNSON II, M.D. Board Certified American Board of Allergy and Immunology Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

Allergy and Asthma Care of Florida, Inc. 1500 SE Magnolia Ext. Ste 203 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-622-1126 www.aacfinc.com

G. EDWARD STEWART II, M.D. Board Certified American Board of Allergy and Immunology Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

Allergy and Asthma Care of Florida, Inc. 1500 SE Magnolia Ext. Ste. 203 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-622-1126 www.aacfinc.com

Anti - Aging Medicine DAVID MORENO, MD Functional Medicine Board Certified: Internal Medicine Board Certified: Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

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Cardiology CHANDRANATH DAS, M.D. Cardiology American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiology Associates of Central Florida, PLLC 2101 S.W. 20th Place Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-237-5944

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

JUSTIN FERNS, M.D., FACC Cardiology Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Heart Doctors of Ocala 10435 SE 170th Place Ocala, FL 34491 | 352-854-4582

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

J. ROBERT McGHEE, D.O. Cardiology Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiology Associates of Central Florida, PLLC 2101 S.W. 20th Place Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-237-5944

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Cardiology ALI NASSER, M.D., F.A.C.C. Cardiology Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Heart Doctors of Ocala 9401 SW Hwy 200, Bldg. 6000, Suite 6003 Ocala, FL 34481 | 352-347-2315

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

DENISE RAYCHOK, A.R.N.P. Cardiology Board Certified: Acute Care Nurse Practioner University of South Florida

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

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NAGENDER REDDY, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. Cardiology Medical School: University of Connecticut

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

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PAUL L. URBAN, M.D. Interventional Cardiology American Board of Cardiology - Interventional Cardiology - Internal Medicine Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University

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Lowering Your Risk of Heart Disease .............................................................................................................................. Doctors, fitness professionals and nutritionists all have ideas on what men and women should and should not eat. Choosing the right foods can help save waistlines and lives. The country is growing larger, and that has nothing to do with the population. Individuals are heavier than ever before. About one-third of Americans are considered obese. No state in the U.S. has an obesity level less than 20 percent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 36 states had a prevalence of 25 percent or more; 12 of these states (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia) had a prevalence of 30 percent or more. The obesity story is much the same in Canada, although residents of that country are slightly less obese than Americans. Statistics Canada states that from 2007 to 2009, 24.1 percent of adults in Canada were obese. Women have higher levels of obesity than men in both countries. Although it is widely known that eating a healthy diet and exercising frequently are the key ways to maintain a healthy weight, it’s easy to fall into bad habits. Some men and women find it difficult to avoid temptation and stay on track with diet. But balance and portion control are great ways to enjoy food without gaining weight. Don’t forget the exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine offers benefits of exercise beyond simply helping you to lose weight: * Lowers risk of heart disease by 40 percent. * Lowers risk of breast cancer by 20 percent. * Lowers risk of depression by 30 percent. * Lowers risk of hypertension by 40 percent. * Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

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Chiropractic NATHANIEL COX, D.C. Chiropractor Doctor of Chiropractic Medical School: Palmer School of Chiropractic

Back to Health Chiropractic 1521 SE 36th Ave., #2 Ocala, FL 34472 | 352-512-0530 www.Back2Health-Chiropractic.com

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JOHN D. FRAZIER, D.C., D.I.B.C.N., F.I.A.C.N. CHIROPRACTIC NEUROLOGIST International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology; Palmer College of Chiropractic

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

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MICHAEL D. THOMAS, D.C. NUCCA Upper Cervical Chiropractic National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association Palmer College of Chiropractic

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Dentistry JORGE BARQUET, D.D.S. Dentistry Fellow ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantology) Dental School: Marquette University School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Jorge Barquet, D.D.S. 2606 S.W. 19th Avenue Rd., Suite 103 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-873-8085 www.barquetdentalandimplants.com

YVETTE GAYA, D.M.D. General & Cosmetic Dentistry Board Certified in Florida, Puerto Rico & Northeast Regional Board Bachelor in Science at the Interamerican University San Juan, Doctor in Dental Medicine Degree at Boston University of Dental Medicine

Yvette Gaya, DMD 3321 SW 32nd Ave. Ocala, FL 34474 | 352-622-8897 www.ocaladentistry.com

GREGORY A. PARKER, D.D.S. General Dentistry Florida Dental License, Member American Dental Association, Marion County Dental Association, Florida Dental Association Medical School: University of Minnesota College of Dentistry

Most Insurances Accepted

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Dermatology MICHAEL J. FREEMAN, M.D. Dermatology Medical School: University of Arizona The Cleveland Clinic - Dermatology Fellowship

Medicare, BC/BS & Most Insurances Accepted

Michael J. Freeman, M.D., P.A. 2750 S.E. 17th Street Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-732-7779 www.docfreeman.com

Family Medicine RONALD P. SHELLEY, D.O., AME Family Medicine American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and Aviation Medical Examiner All Classes Medical School: Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery

Belleview Medical Center 6108 SE Front Road Belleview, FL 34420 | 352-245-2288

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

General Practice RENUKA SWAMINATHAN, M.D. Family Medicine American Board of Family Practice Medical School: London University, England

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Infectious Diseases IVAN SOOSAIPILLAI, M.D., FIDSA Infectious Diseases American Board of Infectious Diseases/Internal Medicine Medical School: St. Georges University, Grenada Residency & Fellowship: Seton Hall University, New Jersey

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted, Including All HMO’s

Infectious Diseases Associates of North Central Florida 3306 S.W. 26th Ave., #104 Ocala, FL 34471 352-622-2020 Fax: 352-622-2025

Internal Medicine RAVINDRA KOLAVENTY, M.D., F.A.C.C. INTERNAL MEDICINE Board Certified in Internal Medicine; Board Certified in Cardiology; Invasive & Non-Invasive Cardiology; Member of the American College of Cardiology

Central Florida Heart Group 6600 SW SR 200, Suite 300 Ocala, FL 34476 | 352-237-4116

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

DAVID B. KUHN, M.D. Internal Medicine and Critical Care

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

Trinity Healthcare Medical Center 2437E. Fort King St. Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-512-0000 www.thcmc.com

JAY PANCHAL, M.D. Internal Medicine Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine Medical School: Government Medical College, India

Institute of Internal Medicine 2654 SW 32nd Place, Suite 100 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-854-7444

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

WILLIAM A. TRICE, M.D. Internal Medicine Board Certified American Society Internal Medicine, American Board Geriatric Medicine Medical School: University of Miami; Internship: Gunderson Clinic, Lacrosse, WI, Lacrosse Lutheran Hospital; Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

William A. Trice, M.D., P.A. 2723 S.E. Maricamp Road Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-732-5211

Medicare Accepted 6 ways to eat better now ................................................................................................................................................. 1. Use a smaller plate. This will trick the eye and brain into thinking you are eating a lot. 2. Make vegetables a priority, not an afterthought. Fill up on vegetables and make meat and other higher-calorie foods the afterthought, instead of vice-versa. 3. Avoid family style meals. That means placing large serving dishes full of food directly on the table. 4. Switch to skim products. It is widely known that dairy products are an important component of healthy living. However, whole-milk varieties tend to be heavy on calories and saturated fat. 5. Rely on seafood protein. Eating fish once or twice a week is an excellent way to cut calories and enjoy a food that is rich in essential fatty acids. 6. Experiment with herbs, not salt. A lot of sodium in a diet may not be good for blood pressure and it can lead to water retention. Instead, reach for herbs to add flavor to foods. Keep a fresh selection of parsley, chives, cilantro, basil, and other herbs at the ready and chances are you won’t even miss the salt.

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Neurology DEEPAK TIKKU, M.D. Neurology Medical School: M.S. Ramaiah Medical College Fellowship: Neurophysiology & Epilepsy

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OB-Gyn MANUEL F. DELCHARCO, Jr., MD, FACOG Obstetrics/Gynecology American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical School: University of Florida

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Did You Know? ............................................. Due to the availability of assisted reproductive technology, the likelihood of a woman conceiving twins or other multiples has increased. According to BabyCenter.com, today about 1 in 32 births are twin births. This rate has gone up 65 percent since 1980. Between 1980 and 1998, the rate of triplets and higher-order multiple births grew by more than 400 percent, but eventually declined once fertility procedures became more refined. Identical twin rates have remained virtually unchanged. The rate is about 1 in 250 pregnancies worldwide.

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Normal Cholesterol Levels Chart

1. The cholesterol numbers shown above are established by the American Heart Association. 2. The scales are linear. 3. The vertical alignment of the scales is arbitrary, and was done to align the white borderline areas,     in order to facilitate comparisons. 4. The LDL levels shown with an asterisk are recommended for certain high-risk subjects.

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How statin drugs work ....................................................................................................................................................... Many people find that diet and exercise alone may not be effective in lowering cholesterol levels, particularly low density lipoprotein (LDL), which is commonly referred to as “bad” cholesterol. When too much LDL circulates in the blood, it can mix with other substances and eventually form a thick, hard deposit that builds up on the wall of arteries. This plaque can make arteries less flexible and also restrict blood flow so much that a heart attack or stroke may occur. To combat LDL when weight loss and other methods of cholesterol reduction do not work, statin drugs are often prescribed to help. Statin drugs work by bocking a key enzyme responsible for the formation of cholesterol, a natural byproduct of the liver called HMG-CoA (3-hydroxy-3methyglutaryl COA) reductase. This inhibits the liver’s ability to produce LDL. Some statins also may help increase HDL levels. Doctors may require routine blood tests to determine if statin drugs are effective in reducing cholesterol levels. Some people have seen a reduction in LDLby 20 to 50 percent from taking statins. It’s important to note that statins do have some side effects. The most immediate are gastrointestinal effects, such as cramps, abdominal pain and constipation. Some people experience rare muscle weakness and pain. If this occurs, the statins should be stopped. Most people tolerate statins quite well and take to the medication easily. However, pregnant women should not use statins.

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BREAKING NEWS:

THE RESULTS ARE IN!

Munroe Regional is not the only hospital to win the Consumer Choice Award as Most Preferred Hospital nine years in a row. There are a few others: Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA

Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA

We are very proud to have won the Consumer Choice Award as Marion County’s Most Preferred Hospital for the ninth year in a row—a distinction that few other hospitals in America share. But we’re even more proud that, in those nine years, we’ve welcomed almost 23,000 babies into the world; we have treated more than 828,000 people in our Emergency Department; and we have cared for more than 1.5 million in-patients and outpatients. Those are our real accomplishments. And tomorrow, just like every other day, our physicians, nurses, employees and volunteers will go to work for our 331,298 owners — our friends and neighbors in Marion County who own Munroe Regional. We do it because we have a responsibility to them and because we believe everyone deserves a hospital this good. Learn more at www.MunroeRegional.com.

Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Pretty good company, don’t you think? Munroe Regional is proud to have won the prestigious Consumer Choice Award as Marion County’s Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Quality and Image and Best Doctors and Nurses for the ninth consecutive year—one of only nine hospitals in Florida to win nine or more times consecutively.

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BREAKING NEWS:

THE RESULTS ARE IN!

Munroe Regional is not the only hospital to win the Consumer Choice Award as Most Preferred Hospital nine years in a row. There are a few others: Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA

Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA

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Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Pretty good company, don’t you think? Munroe Regional is proud to have won the prestigious Consumer Choice Award as Marion County’s Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Quality and Image and Best Doctors and Nurses for the ninth consecutive year—one of only nine hospitals in Florida to win nine or more times consecutively.

Find a Munroe Quality physician close to home. Call Munroe Regional’s Health Resource Line at 352-867-8181.

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JODIE A. ARMSTRONG, M.D. CataractSurgery,LaserSurgery,Botox,FacialAesthetics American Board of Ophthalmology Medical School: Georgetown University Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

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MARK A. JANK, M.D. Cataract and Refractive Surgery American Board of Ophthalmology Medical School: University of Miami Residency: USAF Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

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ROBERT J. KRAUT, M.D. Retina and Vitreous Surgery American Board of Ophthalmology Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Residency: Friedenwald Eye Institute of Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, MD Retina Fellowship: Louisiana State University

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MICHAEL MORRIS, M.D., F.A.C.S. Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery American Board of Ophthalmology Medical School: Yale University Residency: Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Glaucoma Fellowship: University of Florida

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CHANDER N. SAMY, M.D., F.A.C.S. Retina and Vitreous Surgery American Board of Ophthalmology Medical School: Yale University Residency: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School; Retina Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School

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Ocala Eye Retina Consultants 3130 SW 32nd Avenue Ocala, FL 34474 | 352-622-5183 www.ocalaeye.com

GORDON C. SCHWENK, M.D., F.A.C.S. Cataract Surgery American Board of Ophthalmology Medical School: Temple University Residency: Storm Eye Institute Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston

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Ophthalmology RICHARD C. WARREN, M.D. Oculoplastic Surgery American Board of Ophthalmology Medical School: Wake Forest University Residency: Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA Oculoplastics Fellowship: University of Iowa

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L. EARL WINGO, M.D. Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery American Board of Ophthalmology Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Masters from the University of Florida Residency: University of Alabama of Birmingham

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JUAN A. MENJIVAR, O.D. Sports Vision, Contact Lenses American Board of Optometry Optometry School: University of Houston Residency: Bausch & Lomb Global Clinical Program

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Orthopaedics PAUL J. RUCINSKI, M.D. Primary Care Orthopaedics Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

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Physical Therapy/Rehab MEENU JETHWANI, OTR/CLT OT/PT/Hand & Lymphedema Therapy Therapy School: University of Delhi, India

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Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

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SCOTT P. GOLDSTEIN, D.P.M. PODIATRY Board Qualified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery; Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences; President, North Central Florida Podiatric Medical Assocication.

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ROBERT F. LINN, JR., D.P.M. PODIATRY American Board of Podiatric Surgery; University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences; Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons; Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Surgery; Member, American Podiatric Medical Association.

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Surgery - Colon & Rectal DWIGHT D. LANDMANN, M.D., F.A.C.S. General, Colo-Rectal, Laparoscopic, Abdominal & Cancer Surgery Diplomate American Board of Surgery Diplomate American Board of Colorectal Surgery Medical School: Georgetown University

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Surgery - ENT SCOTT A. NADENIK, D.O. Ear, Nose & Throat Board Certified - American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otorhinolaryngology Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

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CHRISTOPHER J. SCHMIDT, M.D. Ear, Nose & Throat American Board of Otolaryngology; Albany Medical College

Ocala Ear Nose & Throat 2120 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-732-5042 www.ocalaent.com

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Surgery - General RAVI CHANDRA, M.D. General Surgery Board Certified in Surgery Medical School: Gandhi Medical College

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ANTHONY V. DEIORIO, M.D., F.A.C.S. General, Breast, Laparoscopic, Abdominal & Cancer Surgery Diplomate American Board of Surgery American Society of Breast Surgeons Medical School: University of Miami

Ocala Surgical Associates 1541 S.W. 1st Ave. Suite 104 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-622-8152 www.ocalasurgical.com

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ROBERT N. GALLINARO, M.D., F.A.C.S. General, Breast, Laparoscopic, Abdominal & Cancer Surgery Diplomate American Board of Surgery American Society of Breast Surgeons Medical School: University of Texas

Ocala Surgical Associates 1541 S.W. 1st Ave. Suite 105 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-622-8152 www.ocalasurgical.com

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DAVID M. McFADDIN, M.D., P.A. General Surgery American College of Surgeons American Society of Breast Surgeons Medical School: University of South Florida

Ocala General Surgery 2301 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Bldg. 100, Suite B Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-867-8551

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

CHARLES L. NEUSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.S. General, Breast, Laparoscopic, Abdominal & Cancer Surgery Diplomate American Board of Surgery American Society of Breast Surgeons Medical School: University of Florida

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

Ocala Surgical Associates 1541 S.W. 1st Ave. Suite 105 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-622-8152 www.ocalasurgical.com

KRISHNA SWAMINATHAN, M.D. Vascular Surgery Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery Medical School: Jipner, India

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Medical Fact: There are more than 100 types of cancers, any part of the body can be affected.

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Surgery - Hand RODGER D. POWELL, M.D.

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

The Orthopaedic Institute 1710 S.E. 16th Avenue Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-620-1900 www.toi-health.com

THOMAS L. ZOELLER, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Hand, Wrist, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Diplomate American Board of Plastic Surgery Medical School: Rush Medical College, Illinois

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Thomas L. Zoeller, M.D. 2760 S.E. 17th Street, Suite 102 Winter Woods Professional Center Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-629-0028

Surgery - Neurosurgery ANTONIO DiSCLAFANI, M.D. Surgery of the Brain, Neck, & Spine American Board of Neurological Surgery

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

Ocala Neurological Center 1901 S.E. 18th Ave., Suite 101 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-622-3360 www.ocalaneurosurgical.com

BARRY KAPLAN, M.D. Surgery of the Brain, Neck, & Spine American Board of Neurological Surgery

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Ocala Neurosurgical Center 1901 S.E. 18th Ave., Suite 101 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-622-3360 www.ocalaneurosurgical.com

MARK OLIVER, M.D. Surgery of the Brain, Neck, & Spine American Board of Neurological Surgery

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Ocala Neurological Surgery 1901 S.E. 18th Ave., Suite 101Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-622-3360 www.ocalaneurosurgical.com

DANIEL ROBERTSON, M.D. Surgery of the Brain, Neck, & Spine American Board of Neurological Surgery

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Ocala Neurosurgical Center 1901 S.E. 18th Ave., Suite 101 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-622-3360 www.ocalaneurosurgical.com


Surgery - Orthopaedic JOSEPH R. LOCKER, M.D.

AnteriorHip,SportsMedicine,Arthroscopy,JointReplacement American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical School: Georgetown University

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

The Orthopaedic Institute 1710 S.E. 16th Avenue Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-620-1900 www.toi-health.com

MICHAEL K. RILEY, M.D. JointReplacementSurgery,SportsMedicine,Arthroscopy American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical School: University of Michigan

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The Orthopaedic Institute 1710 S.E. 16th Avenue Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-620-1900 www.toi-health.com

MARC J. ROGERS, D.O.

JointReplacement,Arthroscopy,SportsMedicine,AnteriorHip Board Eligible - American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

The Orthopaedic Institute 1710 S.E. 16th Avenue Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-620-1900 www.toi-health.com

Take Control of Your Joint Health ................................................................................................................................ Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and a healthful weight can help you reduce your risk of developing osteoarthritis, especially in the hips and knees, or suffering sports injuries. Exercise helps bone density, improves muscle strength and joint flexibility, and enhances your balance. Take part in regular walking, strength training, swimming, dancing, tai chi, gardening, and similar low-impact activities. A bone-healthy diet should be rich in calcium and Vitamin D. Check to see if your favorite foods are fortified, and consider taking a daily vitamin or mineral supplement. Several medications are available to prevent osteoporosis. Ask your doctor which medications can best help you minimize additional bone loss and reduce your risk for fractures. No single test can diagnose osteoarthritis. It is so common that symptoms or signs seemingly caused by the disease actually may be due to other medical conditions. Your doctor will ask you to describe the symptoms and review your medical history, and will examine any bothersome joints. A number of tests may be used to help achieve an accurate diagnosis, including: • X-rays • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) • Blood tests • A joint aspiration, which involves drawing fluid from the joint for examination Treatment The only type of arthritis that can be cured is that caused by an infection. All other types must be managed with a combination of rest, regular exercise, vitamin and mineral supplements, and medication. Consult your doctor before using any alternative therapy that has not been prescribed or recommended by your healthcare team. Joint replacement: Your doctor may try a combination of exercise, walking aids, or medication to help strengthen muscles surrounding the joint and to ease associated stress and pain before considering joint replacement. In the case of hip replacement, doctors have found that surgery can be very successful in younger people as well as for those over 60 years of age. Recent studies suggest that people who elect to have surgery before advanced joint deterioration occurs tend to recover more easily and have better outcomes.

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Dr. Paraiso received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1995. He then obtained his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999. In 2004, Dr. Paraiso completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Michigan State University/ Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He received further advanced spinal surgery training during a 12 month spine fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Center for Spinal Disorders in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Paraiso was specialty trained in and practices minimally invasive spine surgery using tried and proven methods.

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Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive ADIL KABEER, M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Medical School: University of Wales College of Medicine

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

The Orthopaedic Institute 1710 S.E. 16th Avenue Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-620-1900 www.toi-health.com

Surgery - Spine FRANK S. BONO, D.O. Spinal Surgery American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical School: Nova Southeastern

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

Gulfcoast Spine Institute 785 Hwy 466 The Villages, FL 32159 | 855-485-3262 www.GulfCoastSpine.net

JAMES J. PARAISO, D.O. Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Residency: Michigan State University Fellowship: Florida Orthopedic Institute

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

Central Florida Spine Institute 1500 S.E. Magnolia Extension, Suite 104 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-873-7770 www.centralfloridaspine.com

JAMES J. RONZO, D.O. Spinal Surgery American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical School: Nova Southeastern

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

Gulfcoast Spine Institute 785 Hwy 466 The Villages, FL 32159 | 855-485-3262 www.GulfCoastSpine.net

Surgery Vascular RAVI CHANDRA, M.D. Vascular Endovascular Board Certified in Vascular & Endovascular Board Certified in Phlebology Medical School: Gandhi Medical College

Surgical Specialists of Ocala 1920 S.W. 20th Place Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-237-1212

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

Medical Fact: As the artery becomes blocked, it can cause a noise very much like water roaring over rocky rapids. Your physician can listen to this noise (bruit) directly, or can use special amplification systems to hear the noise.

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Urgent Care FRANK REISNER, M.D. Emergency/Urgent Care Board Certified in Emergency Medicine Degree: Medical Doctor Medical College of Pennsylvania Internship: Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

Express Care of Ocala 1834 S.W. 1st Avenue, Suite 201 Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-732-9888 www.ecocala.com

Vascular Medicine RAVI CHANDRA, M.D. Vascular Medicine Board Certified in Vascular & Endovascular Board Certified in Phlebology Medical School: Gandhi Medical College

The Vein Center of North Florida 1920 S.W. 20th Place Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-237-1820

Medicare & Most Insurances Accepted

STEVE TIECHE, M.D. Vascular Medicine Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

The Vein Center of North Florida 1920 S.W. 20th Place Ocala, FL 34471 | 352-237-1820

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Is gluten-free the way to be? ............................................................................................................................................... From restaurants to food packaging, it is difficult to escape the gluten-free craze that is sweeping the country. Whether as their own dietary preference or for a specific health reason, many people are eschewing gluten products and leaving other people wondering if they should, too. Gluten is a type of protein that is found in grain products, including wheat, barley and rye, among other carbohydrates. Not all cereals and grains contain gluten, so it’s important to note that gluten and grain are not synonymous. Gluten is not the grain itself, but a component that gives certain grain products their chewy, bending texture. It’s also what contributes to the rising process of doughs brought on through the kneading of the dough. Gluten is tough, which is why doughs and bagels containing gluten have a dense, thick composition. Products that have gluten removed tend to be sticky and goopy in consistency and without shape. Individuals with a condition called celiac disease cannot properly digest gluten. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, celiac disease is an immune disease in which people cannot eat gluten because it will damage their small intestine. The disease is hereditary and, despite millions of confirmed cases, many more people are unaware that they even have celiac disease. Many other people do not suffer from celiac disease but do experience sensitivity to gluten-containing products -- everything from gastrointestinal discomfort to migraines and fatigue. According to experts from the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, much still remains unknown about gluten sensitivity, but it is clear that gluten sometimes triggers an immune response like an enemy invader in some people today. As a result, many find that avoiding gluten helps mitigate symptoms.

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Weight Loss DAVID B. KUHN, M.D. Medical Weight Loss

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Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack ..................................................................................................................... Many people mistakenly assume cardiac arrest and heart attack are the same thing. However, sudden cardiac arrest is not a heart attack. In fact, there are distinguishable differences between the two that are best explained by detailing what is actually happening when someone is suffering from either one. What happens during a heart attack? During a heart attack, blockage occurs in one or more of the heart’s arteries. That blockage subsequently prevents the heart from receiving enough oxygen-rich blood. Research indicates that many people with symptoms of a heart attack actually delay seeking treatment for more than two hours. In a 2010 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers found the average delay in arriving at the hospital after the start of a heart attack was roughly two and a half hours. Eleven percent of the more than 100,000 cases examined in the study waited more than 12 hours from the start of symptoms before seeking treatment. Those symptoms can include chest discomfort, shortness of breath and discomfort in other areas of the body that do no improve after five minutes. What happens during cardiac arrest? When a person is experiencing cardiac arrest, their heart’s electrical system is malfunctioning and suddenly becomes irregular. The heart begins to beat very fast while the ventricles may flutter or quiver. Blood is not being delivered to the body during cardiac arrest, and a genuine fear is that blood flow to the brain will be reduced so drastically that a person may lose consciousness.

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LISTING INDEX Ahmed, Hina N...................................... 24 Armstrong, Jodie A................................. 24 Barquet, Jorge.......................................... 12 Bono, Frank S......................................... 37 Chandra, Ravi............................. 33, 37, 38 Cox, Nathaniel....................................... 11 Croley, Thomas L.................................... 24 Cumpton, Teri......................................... 28 Das, Chandranath..................................... 8 Deaton, John S........................................ 25 Deiorio, Anthony V................................ 33 Delcharco, Manuel F.............................. 18 Delgado-Elvir, Jose A.............................. 30 DiSclafani, Antonio............................... 34 Effren, Steven......................................... 29 Elmallah, Mohammed K......................... 25 Ferns, Justin............................................... 8 Flanner, Evie........................................... 30 Frazier, John D........................................ 11 Freeman, Michael J................................. 13 Gallinaro, Robert N................................ 33 Gaya, Yvette............................................ 12 Goldstein, Scott P................................... 29 Hamed, Latif........................................... 25 Jank, Mark A.......................................... 25 Jethwani, Meenu..................................... 29 Johnson, Thomas L................................... 7 Kabeer, Adil............................................ 37 Kaplan, Barry.......................................... 34 Kolaventy, Ravindra............................... 16 Kraut, Robert J........................................ 25 Kuhn, David B.................................. 16, 39 Linn, Robert F......................................... 29 Landmann, Dwight D............................. 32 Locker, Joseph R..................................... 35 Mahan, Bart............................................ 14 McGhee, J. Robert.................................... 8 McFaddin, David M................................ 33 Menjivar, Anne M.................................. 27 Menjivar, Juan A.................................... 27 Moreno, David.......................................... 7

Morris, Michael....................................... 25 Nadenik, Scott A.................................... 32 Nasser, Ali................................................. 9 Neustein, Charles L................................ 33 Oliver, Mark............................................ 34 Parker, Gregory A................................... 12 Panchal, Jay............................................. 16 Paraiso, James J....................................... 37 Pennington, Darryl................................. 14 Polack, Peter J......................................... 26 Powell, Roger D...................................... 34 Qamar, Humeraa..................................... 28 Raychok, Denise....................................... 9 Reddy, Nagender....................................... 9 Reisner, Frank......................................... 38 Richardson, Dickie................................. 14 Richardson, Ricky................................... 15 Riley, Michael K..................................... 35 Robertson, Daniel................................... 34 Rogers, Mark J......................................... 35 Ronzo, James J......................................... 37 Rucinski, Paul J....................................... 27 Samy, Chander N.................................... 26 Schmidt, Christopher J........................... 32 Schwenk, Gordon C............................... 26 Shelley, Ronald P.................................... 13 Soosaipillai, Ivan..................................... 16 Steinberg, Paul S..................................... 29 Stewart, G Edward.................................... 7 Swaminathan, Krishna........................... 33 Swaminathan, Renuka............................ 13 Thomas, Michael D................................ 11 Tieche, Steve.......................................... 38 Tikku, Deepak......................................... 18 Townsend, Brian E.................................. 15 Trice, William A..................................... 16 Urban, Paul L............................................ 9 Warren, Richard C.................................. 27 Wingo, L Earl.......................................... 27 Witfill, Stacy L........................................ 29 Zoeller, Thomas L................................... 34 41


Asthma, Diabetes, and Other Health Conditions Bring Greater Flu Risks CDC Urges People with Chronic Health Conditions to Get a Flu Vaccine -- If you are one of the millions of Americans with a long-term health condition like asthma, diabetes, stroke, heart or lung disease, this important information about flu applies to you. When combined with your existing health condition, the flu increases your risk of becoming seriously sick, which could result in an unexpected and expensive trip to the hospital -- or even death. “We have known for years that flu is a serious disease, especially for people with certain chronic health conditions,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, Assistant Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service and CDC’s Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. These health conditions include asthma (even if controlled by medication), lung disease, heart disease, neurologic conditions (like stroke and other conditions related to the nervous system, brain or spinal cord), blood disorders, endocrine disorders (like diabetes, both type 1 and type 2), kidney disorders, liver disorders, or weakened immune systems. The burden of flu on people with these conditions was demonstrated last flu season, as the world faced its first flu pandemic in more than 40 years. Most of the deaths from 2009 H1N1 were in people who had at least one health condition. People with long-term health conditions also were more likely to be hospitalized. CDC estimates that nearly 60 percent of children and more than 85 percent of adults hospitalized with 2009 H1N1 had one or more long-term health conditions or were pregnant. Of those admitted to the hospital with 2009 H1N1 illness, asthma was the most common long-term health condition, followed by diabetes, chronic cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pregnancy, neurological disorders (including stroke or seizure disorders in adults), and neuromuscular disorders. People who were morbidly obese (extremely overweight) also appeared to be at higher risk for severe 2009 H1N1 in some studies. Experts expect that 2009 H1N1 will be back next season along with other, regular flu viruses. The message is clear: people with long-term health conditions should take action to protect themselves against the flu by getting a flu vaccine. This season’s vaccine will protect against 2009 H1N1 and two other flu viruses. Safe, reliable flu vaccines have been made for decades, and you cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine. Millions of Americans are impacted by these conditions, although many people don’t know that they have a long-term health condition. For example, diabetes impacts an estimated 23.6 million Americans, but 5.7 million people (24 percent of those who have the disease in the United States) don’t even know they have it. Heart disease affects an estimated 26.6 million Americans. And asthma affects 23.4 million Americans. Ask your doctor whether you have a health condition that makes you more vulnerable to flu. If you do, be sure you get a flu vaccine. Symptoms of flu include fever (though not everyone with flu will have a fever), cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting. Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person through the coughing, sneezing, or talking of someone with the flu. Flu viruses may also spread when people touch something with flu virus on it and then touch their mouth, eyes or nose. Many other viruses spread these ways, too. For more information, visit www.flu.gov, www.cdc.gov/flu, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

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Why would you trust your care to anyone else? Ocala Health System is the only healthcare provider in the region to earn

Top Quality Performer recognition from the Joint Commission. When it comes to the health of you and your family, why settle for anything less than the best? Ocala Health System has been named among the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. This ranking puts us among 405 hospitals nationally and the only healthcare provider in the region to receive this designation.

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