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As we age, our health care concerns and lifestyle routines tend to change. Dr. Dumbacher and Dr. Ng help guide their family medicine patients 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.

Both men and women need to worry about developing certain skin conditions, eye problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and hypertension as they get older. 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, women need to focus on bone health, breast health and colorectal health as they get older, for that very reason, the medical team at Oviedo Family Medicine Specialists order osteoporosis screening, provides breast exams, Pap tests (Pap smears) and the review of mammogram specifically for their 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. Dr. Dumbacher and Dr. Ng will thoroughly explain the risk factors and treatment options for women who are diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Healthy lifestyle choices, like regular exercise, ample sleep and a well-rounded diet, greatly reduce the development of diseases and health problems as we age. Scheduling routine health examinations 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
  • Immunizations
  • Lab Work (check blood and urine for disorders or diseases)
  • Lipid Test
  • Mammogram (review)
  • Mono Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Punch Skin Biopsies
  • Shave Skin Biopsies
  • Spirometry for lung function
  • Stool Sample
  • STREP Test
  • Urinalysis
  • Well-Woman Exam (Pap Test and Breast Exam included, if needed)

To learn more about the variety of elder care health services available at Oviedo Family Medicine for Oviedo and Winter Springs residents of a certain age, please contact us.