Interviews with Dr. Larson
Dr. Michael Fallon
Dr. Dzwonczyk – Medical Director
Dr George T. Roberts
Physical Therapy & Chiropractic
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
The following are the most common symptoms of cataracts. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
- cloudy or blurry vision
- lights appear too bright and/or present a glare or a surrounding halo
- poor night vision
- multiple vision
- colors seem faded
- increased nearsightedness - increasing the need to change eyeglass prescriptions
- distortion of vision in either eye
How can I find a UHS doctor?
UHS works with a talented and dedicated group of well-trained and experienced physicians. To find a UHS doctor, visit www.uhs.net or call our free Nurse Direct line at 763-5555 for a referral from a registered nurse.
What types of echocardiograms are available? What is the difference?
There are three other types of echocardiograms performed: 1. Stress Echocardiogram: combines the echo exam with treadmill exercise or medications that simulate exercise. This test is used to diagnose the presence and severity of coronary artery blockages. 2. Echocardiogram/Dopler Evaluation (with or without contrast): combines the echo exam with intravenous administration of a sterile contrast solution. This solution may be needed to better visualize your heart. 3. Transesophageal Echocardiogram: utilizes a special miniaturized echo transducer that is passed down the esophagus to better image the heart. This test is most often used to evaluate patients with prior neurologic events (strokes or transient ischemic attacks), heart valve replacements, infections of the heart, or abnormal rhythms.
What is involved in a hearing evaluation?
The first step in a hearing evaluation will be a detailed case history regarding your hearing health. Your answers, as well as any additional information, will provide valuable background information. Next, a diagnostic hearing evaluation will take place using listening and measurement devices. After testing is complete, your audiologist will review the results. If a medical condition is discovered or suspected, you will be referred to a medical doctor for treatment and consultation. If the test results indicate you would benefit from the use of hearing instruments, various options most appropriate for your hearing needs will be discussed. If your child is scheduled to have a hearing evaluation, click here to fill out the case history form and bring it with you to your next appointment.
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.