Why Is Advanced Health Care Important During a Pandemic

Why Is Advanced Health Care Important During a Pandemic

Advanced Health Care in Boca Raton hopes that you and yours are doing well, especially as the unique experience that has been 2020 draws to a close. While most of us will be pleased to see 2020 pass into the annals of history, there are still plenty of lessons to be learned from the year, especially in terms of the importance of advanced health care, preventative medicine, and treatment.

​What Lessons Can be Learned From the Covid Pandemic

Why Is Advanced Health Care Important During a Pandemic
Why Is Advanced Health Care Important During a Pandemic

One of the most notable occurrences of 2020 was the Covid-19 pandemic. While it may or may not have directly impacted you and your family, there are some important lessons to be learned from Covid-19.

According to research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more commonly known as the CDC, only 6% of the people who died from Covid-19, died from the viral infection alone. 94% of the people who died had underlying conditions (also known as a co-morbidity) which exacerbated the effects of the novel coronavirus or where the virus itself worsened the underlying medical concerns.

The most important lesson here seems to be that those individuals who take better care of themselves are substantially less likely to contract or be seriously affected by the current pandemic. One of the best ways to do this is to create and maintain a healthy routine, including regular doctor visits and routine family check-ups.

​How Preventative Medicine Can Reduce the Risks of Covid-19

Advanced health care in Boca Raton, much like the vast majority of the Southern portion of Florida, focuses on the senior members of society, as they do comprise such a large part of the Florida State demographic or general population.

The Advanced Health Care facility certainly provides a great many medical care options for senior citizens, but focuses also on family medicine and finding the best family doctors in Florida so that our patients can enjoy the best health care and medical treatment in Florida or anywhere for that matter.

Staying healthy has many benefits, not the least of which is increasing the natural immune system, making it easier to remain healthy, to fight off unwanted disease, and to reduce the risk of death or additional severe effects of infection, such as that caused by the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, in a best case scenario replete with preventative measures including regular doctor checkups and preventative medicine, the Survival Rate without underlying conditions by age is:

  • For people aged 0-19: The survival Rate is 99.997%
  • For people aged 20-49: The survival Rate is 99.98%
  • For people aged 50-69: The survival Rate is 99.5%
  • For people aged 70+: The survival Rate is 94.6%

​How Do I Find a Family Doctor in Florida

How can I find a family doctor in Florida
How can I find a family doctor in Florida

Despite some disparate myths to the contrary, and even contrary to what may be seen in Miami Beach, or in Naples, or other popular retirement communities throughout Florida, there are also a great many Florida natives and families that call Florida home. The Advanced Health Care facility in Boca Raton has everything needed for all your family medical needs, including general practitioners who routinely serve as family doctors across generations.

If you are concerned about your health and the care and medical well-being of your family, one of the first steps to take is finding a family doctor in Florida, that can serve the needs of everyone from the youngest and newest baby of the family through to the great grandparents spending their time fishing or lounging on the beaches.

There are many benefits to be had by using a family doctor. The same doctor having all of the related medical histories, knows of any potential underlying conditions, tends to know more about the living conditions and any activities the family may participate in, and will be much more capable in terms of any long-term, especially genetically related diseases.

Having a family doctor with all of this relevant knowledge, will be better suited in terms of both diagnoses and treatments, and even for preventive or proactive measures. This seems especially poignant and important during times like this with the current global Covid pandemic where an ounce of prevention seems much more pleasant than a pound of cure.

​What Medical Conditions Increase the Risk of Covid-19

The following illnesses and diseases have shown at least some evidence of increasing the risk of Covid-19 and should be treated by an advanced health care specialist.

  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)

  • Cancer

  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies

  • Hypertension or high blood pressure

  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant

  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines

  • Liver disease

  • Morbid or Severe Obesity (Those with a Body Mass Index or “BMI” ≥ 40 kg/m2)

  • Neurological conditions, such as dementia

  • Obesity (Those with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)

  • Overweight (Anyone with a BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)

  • Pregnancy

  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)

  • Sickle cell disease (SCD)

  • Smoking

  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

​How do I find Medical Specialists in Florida?

The Advanced Health Care facility in Boca Raton, Florida, has numerous medical specialists, some who are on staff, and others who work in cooperation with us. This allows for all of our members to rest assured that they will have the ability to find family doctors who can serve the needs of an entire family, in addition to medical specialists for virtually any medical care or even to respond to medical emergencies.

When you become a member of the Advanced Health Care Facilities here in Florida or anywhere else, you will have access to virtually any type of medical specialist that you require. For added convenience, many of these health care professionals will work in our advanced health care facility in Boca Raton so that you can enjoy the same comfort and convenience when visiting a medical specialist as you can when visiting your family doctor or dentist.

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