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Plantation Medical Clinic -  - Internal Medicine Physician

Plantation Medical Clinic

Internal Medicine Physicians & Advanced Practice Clinicians located in Plantation, FL

At Plantation Medical Clinic, Dr. Peter Simek and the Advanced Practice Clinicians understand the importance of proper healthcare for seniors. As you age, we take the extra step to provide Seniors with education on health, diet and exercise tips as well as monitoring all chronic and acute conditions. If you’re looking for a facility that offers the highest standard of senior healthcare in Plantation, Florida, Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Peter Simek, and the Advanced Practice Clinicians will assess your health and offer personalized healthcare options to suit your needs.

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What are common health concerns many seniors face?

As you age, your body begins to slow down and sometimes may not work as efficiently as it did when you were younger. This is a normal process, but it can be frustrating. Chronic conditions like osteoporosis and arthritis can make it difficult to remain active. It’s extremely important for seniors to remain active for several reasons. Regular activity prevents stiffness and inflammation in the joints and also keeps the heart and lungs strong.

Another concern for seniors is digestion. Much like the rest of the body, the digestive system also slows down, and it can take longer for the body to break down the foods you consume. The nutrients that you need are also slower to absorb. Continuing to receive annual checkups will help you to stay ahead of many of these conditions, allowing you to remain active and maintain a higher quality of life.

What should a doctor look for during a senior wellness exam?

Dr. Peter Simek looks for several things during a senior annual exam. Unexplained weight loss may mean that you aren't getting the nutrition and calories that you need to maintain a healthy weight. It could also indicate a slower digestive system that may require treatment. He will also carefully evaluate how well you move. Stiffness and pain in the joints can be a sign of arthritis.

Dr. Peter Simek will ask you some very detailed questions to determine your level of alertness. An annual exam is often where the first signs of Alzheimer's and dementia are discovered. Discovering these conditions allows for immediate treatment, which may slow down their progression. If you begin to notice any health issues that give you cause for concern, Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Simek encourages you to err on the side of caution, and call his office to schedule an appointment.

Can osteoporosis and other chronic conditions be prevented?

While osteoporosis and other chronic health conditions aren't always preventable, often their progression can be slowed down. Many chronic conditions can be controlled by establishing positive lifestyle habits, such as exercising regularly and eating a wholesome, nutritious diet.

If a diagnosis is made, you’ll have several treatment options that can be used to create a healthcare plan that addresses your issues and offers you long-lasting relief from the discomfort associated with chronic conditions like arthritis, heart disease, and neuropathy.

Accepted Insurance Providers

Plantation Medical Clinic accepts most major insurance plans as well as Self-Pay. If you do no not see your insurance listed, please call our office and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help. Thank you!

Aetna
Ambetter
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare)
Cigna
GHI
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
Multiplan
Tricare For Life
United Healthcare