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Dr. Dzwonczyk – Medical Director

Geriatric Medicine

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  • From Guthrie Cardiovascular Center

    What is a cardiac catheterization, or angiogram?

    This test is usually performed in patients with chest pain, shortness of breath, positive stress test, or people with suspected heart valve abnormalities. The procedure involves placement of a catheter in the groin and injection of contrast dye into the coronary arteries and heart itself. The physician can visualize blockages in the arteries or abnormalities of the heart muscle or valves on specialized X-ray equipment. The procedure usually takes around 15-30 minutes.

  • From Guthrie Cardiovascular Center

    Are statins safe?

    Statins, also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are highly effective cholesterol-lowering medications. Statins have been studied extensively and overall have been proven to decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other coronary artery diseases that are related to high cholesterol levels Statins have been around for 20 years, and their safety record is convincing. It’s true that nobody knows about the very long-term side effects, which could take decades to show up. But from what we know now, the rare adverse effects are far outweighed by the lifesaving benefits. And, if anything, the studies pointing to potential additional benefits (prolonging life) seem stronger than those suggesting additional adverse effects.

  • From Roberts Eyecare

    What is the difference between an Optometrist, Ophthalmologist and Optician?

    An Optician is involved in the fitting and making of eyeglasses. Optometrists and Ophthalmologists are both eye doctors who diagnose and treat various vision conditions and eye diseases. The main difference between an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist is that an Ophthalmologist is also trained to do eye surgery.

  • From Southern NY Physical Therapy and Chiropractic PLLC

    What types of patients or types of conditions do you treat in your office?

    Most of the patients that we treat in our office are people that have been suffering with chronic pain, or conditions that they have been dealing with for months or years. Most of our patients in many cases have moderate or severe arthritis that are looking for relief of their pain, and other symptoms they are experiencing. We specialize in providing state of the art no surgical treatments for patients with bulging, herniated, degenerative discs, and spinal stenosis, and we our proud to be among the first in the area to bring in the most advanced treatments available. Some of the other conditions that we treat in out office are: fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatic pain, headaches, plantarfascitis, sports injuries, and many other types sof joint, muscle and inflammatory conditions.

  • From Family Audiology PLLC

    What are some symptoms of hearing loss?

    Others complain that:

    • You have the television too loud
    • You have problems hearing birds or wind
    • You have difficulty hearing female voices or children
    • You have difficulty hearing in groups
    • You find yourself confusing words or making silly mistakes, misunderstanding conversations
    • Other people, or family members, think you have hearing loss