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In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (12/1/16)

Construction: Planned Formation Development Group Plans Two Senior Living Communities Atlanta-based developer and investor, Formation Development Group will begin construction soon on two new senior living projects. The first will be a 180-unit com...
by Senior Housing News on Dec 1, 2016

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/28/16)

(Rendering of Cherrywood Pointe of Minnetonka, located in Minnetonka, Minn. — Photo courtesy of Cherrywood Pointe Senior Living) Construction: Planned Community Will Expand CCRC in Carlisle, Pa. A Presbyterian Senior Living CCRC will begin construc...
by Senior Housing News on Jul 28, 2016

Investment Group with Brookdale Link Closes $325 Million Fund

Chicago Pacific Founders, the private equity group co-founded by former Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) executive John Rijos, has closed its debut fund, which was oversubscribed at its $325 million hard cap. The group plans to deploy the capital...
by Senior Housing News on Jul 26, 2016

How Tightly Should We Control Blood Pressure in the Elderly?

A recent publication in a fine peer reviewed medical journal of the SPRINT study proved that lowering our blood pressure to the old target of 120/80 or less led to fewer heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.  There was no question on what to do...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jun 9, 2016

Discovery Retirement now in Palm Beach Garden

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Discovery Retirement now in Palm Beach Garden

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by “Wanting” to Retire on May 21, 2016

Antibiotic Associated Colitis Increases Risk

At least a half dozen times per week patient’s call with symptoms of a viral upper respiratory tract infection or present to the office for a visit with symptoms and signs of a cold.  These illnesses are caused by small viral particles which do no...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on May 12, 2016

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/28/16)

(Rendering of Solana Mount Pleasant, an independent, assisted living and memory care community being developed by Formation Development Group in Mount Pleasant, S.C.) Construction: Planned Formation Development Group Obtains Zoning for S.C. Project...
by Senior Housing News on Apr 28, 2016

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/21/16)

(Thrive at Beachwalk, a 125-unit senior living community operated by Thrive Senior Living in Fort Myers, Fla.) Construction: Planned Welltower, Hines Acquire Site to Develop NYC Senior Living Community The New York offices of international real estat...
by Senior Housing News on Apr 21, 2016

How Much of Yourself Can You Give to Others?

I have been practicing general internal medicine for over 35 years in the same community. I have many patients who started with me in 1979 and are now in their late eighties to early nineties.  Predictably and sadly they are failing.  Not a week go...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Apr 14, 2016

Changes Coming to Medicare Soon

CMS (Center for Medicare Services) is determined to eliminate fee for service medicine. Fee for service medicine is the system where patients see a physician or “provider” for a visit or service and the “physician or provider” bills the patie...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Apr 8, 2016

Increased Dementia Risk in Senior Citizens Due to Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Brittany Haenisch, PhD of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Bonn, has reported in JAMA Neurology, a study from health insurance data suggesting that taking Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) such as Aciphex (omeprazole), Protonix (pantop...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Mar 8, 2016

Vitamin D in Senior Citizens: How Much is Enough?

Vitamin D levels are the most popular blood test being billed to CMS Medicare and private insurers. The World Health Organization considers 20 ng/ml to be a normal level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D which contrasts with 30ng/ml in the USA. Vitamin D is mad...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Feb 25, 2016

Does Tdap Protect You From Whooping Cough?

Within the past few years an epidemic of whooping cough swept through and injured youngsters in California and Arizona. There were tragic childhood mortalities in the frail not yet vaccinated pediatric population. The researchers from the Center for...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Feb 18, 2016

Should You Stay Home When You Are Ill

Symptoms of being sick with the flu or a cold are designed genetically to protect the rest of the population from catching the disease according to researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Their research findings have been publishe...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jan 28, 2016

CDC and ACP: Stop Prescribing Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections

The Affordable Health Care Act has created patient satisfaction surveys which can affect a physician’s reimbursement for services rendered plus their actual employment by large insurers and health care systems. This has created a fear of not giving...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jan 27, 2016

Dealing with Pain Physicians Should not be so Painful

The State of Florida is trying to eliminate medical practitioners and facilities which prescribe narcotics freely without doing the proper evaluations. These pill mills sell drugs for cash and the resulting overprescribing of oral narcotics has flood...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jan 14, 2016

GCash beep MasterCard

Okay, let's start with this: No Judgement. HAHA! Okay fine, you have the permission to judge a little, I have a thing for collecting cards like how some people collect stamps. I have a handful now and some did not even make it to the card holder. I j...

Aspirin Use for Targeted Breast Cancer

The indication to take aspirin to prevent various diseases has certainly been confusing over the last few years. A Veterans Administration (VA) study in the 1950’s noted that men over 45 years of age who took an aspirin per day had fewer heart atta...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jan 5, 2016

High Disability and Death Rates in Bleeds Associated with New Oral Anticoagulants

In the trailer for the movie Jaws 2 they show a swimmer in the ocean with a deep voice saying, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” followed by the classic music associated with a shark attack and a big fin approaching...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Dec 18, 2015


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