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As we get older, our health care concerns and lifestyle routines should be altered to reflect our new bodies and needs. The faculty and resident physicians help guide their internal medicine patients who live and work around the College Park, Winter Park and Downtown Communities of Orlando toward optimal health at any age. From routine eye exams, hearing tests and lab work to recommended immunizations, flu shots and health screenings, such as colonoscopy and mammogram—there are specific tests that need to be completed for men and women of a certain age.

It’s a fact, not a mere recommendation that both men and women need to worry about developing certain eye issues, skin conditions, , diabetes, high blood pressure and hypertension as they get older. However, our expert physicians explain that there are many tests and biopsies that can be performed to assess the risk factors of specific diseases, such as A1C, glucose and lipid tests for diabetes. Additionally, as a practice that focuses on internal medicine, the team advices that women need to focus on bone health, breast health and colorectal health as they get older, for that very reason, the medical team at Medicine Specialists at Florida Hospital order osteoporosis screenings, breast cancer screenings (mammograms), cervical cancer screenings ( Pap tests or Pap smears) and the review of mammogram specifically for our female patients.

Osteoporosis screening checks the density of bones, which directly translates to the health and strength of bones. Women over the age of 65 should have osteoporosis screenings done regularly. Future testing and follow up care will depend upon the initial osteoporosis screening. The doctors will thoroughly explain the risk factors and treatment options for women who are diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Though we’ve said it before, healthy lifestyle choices, like ample sleep, a well-rounded diet and regular exercise greatly reduce the development of diseases and health problems as we age. Scheduling routine health examinations at Medicine Specialists at Florida Hospital is another great way to monitor your overall health and provide the following:

  • Blood Work
  • Cholesterol Screening and Treatment
  • Colonoscopy (office will order)
  • Diabetes Tests
  • Exercise Plan
  • Eye Exam (including tests for corneal abrasions)
  • Flu Test
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Healthy Diet Recommendations
  • Hearing Tests
  • Immunizations
  • Lab Work (check blood and urine for disorders or diseases)
  • Lipid Test
  • Mammogram (review results)
  • Mono Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Punch Skin Biopsies
  • Shave Skin Biopsies
  • Spirometry for lung function
  • Stool Sample
  • STREP Test
  • Urinalysis

To learn more about the variety of elder care and geriatric health services available at Medicine Specialists at Florida Hospital for Orlando residents of a certain age, please call 407.303.7270.