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Polypharmacy: An Introduction

By Dr. Carlos Romero / May 12, 2022

Polypharmacy—generally defined as the use of five or more prescription medications—is on the rise. 44% of men and 57% of women over the age of 65 take five or more prescription/and or nonprescription medications a day. Of this group, 12% take ten or more. The reasons for the increase in…

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Blood Pressure: Risk Factors and Healthy Choices

By Reliance Medical Centers / May 10, 2022

As you know, blood pressure is an important factor in your overall health and wellbeing. It can be too high or too low and both of these conditions can be dangerous. While low blood pressure is certainly a concern, there is good reason to focus on high blood pressure because of the increased risk of…

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Medicare Advantage: Debunking 3 Common Misconceptions

By Reliance Medical Centers / March 31, 2022

A growing number of adults 65 and older are choosing Medicare Advantage plans for their health insurance––and for good reason. People who are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, sometimes called Medicare Part C or MA Plan, tend to have better health outcomes, are satisfied with their plans and enjoy benefits not included in Original…

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Fall Prevention: How You Can Protect Yourself Inside and Outside Your Home

By Dr. Carlos Romero / March 22, 2022

Dr. Carlos Romero Every year in the United States, one in four adults over the age of 65 falls. That means that every year, 36 million older adults suffer a fall. Despite falls affecting a large number of older adults, falling is not a normal part of aging. In fact, the majority of falls are…

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Living with Overactive Bladder: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

By Dr. Carlos Romero / March 8, 2022

Discussing our bladders can be a sensitive subject. Bladder health affects everyone, and while it can be a tough subject to talk about, you are not alone if you experience an overactive bladder. Nearly 30% of men and 40% of women experience symptoms of an overactive bladder, or OAB, and these symptoms become more prominent…

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Your Safety First: Common Scams to Avoid and Tips on How to Stay Safe Online

By Reliance Medical Centers / February 8, 2022

Your wellbeing is our priority, and we want you to be well in everything you do. That includes staying safe online, and in honor of Safer Internet Day, we put together a list of common internet scams and how you can avoid them.  Keep Your Medicare Information Secure Medicare will never contact you asking for…

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Reliance Medical Centers Donates $1 Million Gift to USF Supporting Aging Education and Research

By Reliance Medical Centers / November 18, 2021

The University of South Florida today announced a $1 million gift from Reliance Medical Centers to the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and USF Health to support innovative programs that focus on geriatric health care. The gift is made through the USF Foundation and builds upon the existing affiliation between USF and Reliance Medical…

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Reliance Medical Centers Announces Turkey Giveaway

By Reliance Medical Centers / November 6, 2021

Reliance Medical Centers, a leading primary care provider in Polk County, has announced the start of their 3rd Annual Gobble Gobble Giveaway, an annual appreciation and community outreach event that aims to provide area seniors with a complimentary turkey for Thanksgiving. This year’s giveaway is supported by Simply Healthcare and is designed to be the largest one…

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What is Primary Care Dysfunction (PCD)?

By Reliance Medical Centers / October 6, 2021

Primary Care Dysfunction Primary Care Dysfunction, also known as PCD, is the difficulty and frustration experienced by a patient when there is a lack of coordinated and integrated healthcare services by Primary Care Providers and healthcare teams. People experience PCD when one or all of the following integral components of an inclusive healthcare strategy fail…

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Reliance Medical Centers Announces Equity Investment

By Reliance Medical Centers / June 25, 2021

Reliance Medical Centers Announces Investment from AIM Associates Capital Group to Accelerate Growth and Expand on Patient Care Reliance Medical Centers, a leading primary care provider in Polk County for seniors with Medicare, today announced an equity investment by Miami-based AIM Associates Capital Group to further support Reliance’s strategic growth model. This investment accelerates Reliance’s…

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$44M USF Partnership with Lakeland Center for Brain Research

By Reliance Medical Centers / May 24, 2021

The University of South Florida has partnered with a company to research dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other cognitive disorders in seniors with handheld “brain games.”USF has partnered with Reliance Medical Centers to conduct research at the center’s Lakeland location, as well as their Winter Haven location by the end of this year or the beginning…

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