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Acute and Chronic Illness

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Dr. Dumbacher and Dr. Ng understand that going to the doctor for many Oviedo and Winter Springs residents often means a sick visit. As part of the comprehensive primary health care provided at Oviedo Family Medicine Specialists is the treatment of acute illnesses, such as strep throat or infections and chronic diseases, like arthritis, asthma, diabetes and hypertension, known as the silent killer that can lead to diabetes, heart disease and heart attack.

Depending on your symptoms, Oviedo Family Medicine Specialists may prescribe a variety of tests to truly diagnose the acute or chronic illness. It is essential to determine if your earache is a wax buildup, swimmer’s ear or a symptom of a more in-depth ENT (ear nose throat) condition, such as a sinus infection or even a wisdom tooth that needs to be removed. Once a proper diagnosis is established, Dr. Dumbacher or Dr. Ng will better be able to prescribe follow up care and continued treatment or management if necessary.

In conjunction with any treatment plan, adopting healthy lifestyle habits will help alleviate many long-term symptoms, such as:

  • Avoid foods that induce heartburn
  • Control blood sugar levels through proper diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get enough rest
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine
  • Lose weight
  • Quit smoking
  • Routine health exams, screenings and immunizations

We focus on treating the patient, not just the disease and our dedication to excellence is evidenced in every aspect of our practice, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment. This level of quality and concern is made possible through our philosophy of living healthy—mind, body and spirit—and providing care using the latest technological advances available to treat the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Common cold and flu symptoms
  • Diabetes
  • Earaches and minor ENT concerns
  • Heartburn
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
  • Hypertension
  • Sinus Infections
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Strep Throat

To learn more about the variety of acute illnesses and chronic diseases that Oviedo Family Medicine can treat and manage, please contact us.