We use the most up-to-date medical knowledge, diagnostic methods and equipment during our medical treatment and counseling. We empower our patients to make decisions that will allow them to live a better life. Dr. Ducatel is an expert in Internal Medicine who can diagnose and treat several medical problems. We are delighted to help you.
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“ I help people improve their health so that they can live a more fulfilling life!. Every adult over 18+ can benefit from having a personal Medical Advisor. I am ready to teach you how to obtain your optimal health.”
DO, MPH, FACOI
Internal Medicine Specialist
We specialize in using medical therapy which is the use medications to heal and or relieve medical disorders. Dr. Ducatel is an expert in using hundreds of different medications that provide medical therapy for disorders that affect the your body.
We use a variety of different therapies to better improve your cholesterol to its optimal level.
We use Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy also known as OMT to help heal and releive musculoskeletal pain, organ dysfunction and prevent illness. Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) is the use of hand techniques that stretch and shorten your muscles, stimulate your nervous system and stimulate your organs.
Dr. Ducatel will teach you everything you want to know about your medical illnesses and physical health including how to best manage your medical care to get the best clinical outcomes. These workshops can be for an individual or groups and are available by request.
We uses a variety of different therapies to better improve your blood pressure to its optimal level.
We uses a variety of different therapies to better improve your weight to its optimal level.
We provide a detailed inspection of the function of your body and its organs. We look for dysfunctions and disorders that could potentially cause disease. We look for the true causes of any of your medical symptoms or physical signs of disease. We will also provide our assessment and recommendations based on our inspection. In addition to a physical exam we may also use laboratory technology to inspect the status of your health.
We provide you with thorough insight into your medical symptoms and concerns anytime you need. Our assessments and recommendations will be unbiased by your medical insurance company and current or previous physicians.
We use a variety of different therapies to better improve your blood sugar to its optimal level.
We use a variety of different therapies to get rid of infections in the sinuses/throat/stomach/urine/skin and other parts of your body.
We provide additional insight into your medical concerns based on the the information you provide. Our assessments and recommendations will be unbiased by your medical insurance company and current or previous physicians. We offer basic chart reviews 1-10 pages and extended chart reviews 10-50 pages.
We use different types of medical examinations and technology to thoroughly investigate the reason why you are feeling sick or having specific symptoms. We will discuss the results of our investigation with you. We will explain in great detail why you have particular symptoms and teach you the possible solutions to resolve them.
Providing you with the best medical care is very important to us. Your first appointment is reserved for 1 hour. Prior to your appointment if possible please obtain your medical records including labs, X-rays, medications and past medical procedures. Your medical records are important to our process of learning about you. We will listen to your concerns and review your medical history with you. Then we will begin to develop a unique plan of action that will address your needs and help you achieve your goals. We look forward to meeting you!
Your appointment is tailored to you. It may be shortened or lengthened based on your needs or concerns. We will discuss your progress of your treatment at each visit and continue to provide you with the tools you need to achieve your medical health goals. Thank you for trusting us with your health!
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Cancer is one of the top causes death of Americans. Lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer are the top causes of cancer related death. The risk of death and diagnosis of these cancers can be decreased in many cases if screening is completed when recommended. We recommend you visit with us to determine what screening test you need to decrease your risk of developing cancer and help you complete cancer screening.
Internal medicine concerns the broad spectrum of diseases that affect adults. Internists are experts in preventing, diagnosing and treating a wide array of illnesses and are not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system. Internists are trained to deal with the simple and very complex illnesses. Internist provide medical care in both the office and hospital that include procedures, diagnostic test and critical care. They are the backbone of complex advanced medical care.
Chronic illnesses are long term health conditions that usually cannot be completely cured but are managed and controlled through health coaching, improving lifestyle factors (diet and exercise) and medications. Common chronic illnesses are diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, hyperlipidemia, acid reflux, arthritis, allergies, hypothyroidism and obesity.
Tobacco cessation is the process of discontinuing tobacco smoking. Tobacco contains nicotine, an addictive substance that makes the process of quitting often very prolonged and difficult on the patient. Quitting without assistance shows very low success rates of about 3 to 6%. Additionally, the use of medications, nicotine replacement therapy and behavioral counseling increase success rates. A combination of medication and behavioral interventions is usually the most effective.
Osteopathic Medicine is the use of the current practice of medicine and surgery combined with the use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Physicians both DO and MD who are trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment known as (OMT) are able to use their hands as a tool to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses or injury. OMT is part of Osteopathic Medicine philosophy which is based on improving interrelationship between the structure of your body and your body’s function with the goal of providing healthcare that maximizes the body's ability to heal and protect itself. OMT’s hands-on treatment can benefit patients affected by muscle pain, back pain, joint pain, headaches, infection, sinus disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, and menstrual pain and more. Muscle stretching, gentle pressure and muscle resistance are common techniques used to treat musculoskeletal complaints along with other forms of treatment. OMT can be provided at our office.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one the most common medical illness that affect adults. COPD refers to a group of diseases affecting the lungs. Emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma are the most common manifestations. COPD blocks airflow and makes it difficult to breathe. Treatment for this condition often includes medication, oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as self-care prevention techniques taught by a physician. People at most risk for COPD includes those who smoke or previously smoked, those with asthma symptoms and those who are exposed to inhaled air pollutants. Screening for COPD can be completed at our office.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for Americans. It can cause many symptoms and decrease your quality of life. Heart disease can lead to heart attacks, heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. Several factors can increase your risk for developing heart disease. Your risk for developing heart disease can be reduced. Healthy Bodies encourages everyone to know their heart risk. Schedule a consultation at our office to discuss your risk for heart disease and obtain recommendations on how to reduce your risk.
Elevated blood pressure impacts almost every adult at some point in their lives. Although many people do have any symptoms of elevated blood pressure, they continue to sustain damage to their internal organ and blood vessels which can lead to complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and dementia. Elevated blood pressure may be controlled naturally and with medications.
High blood sugar levels can indicate that you may have diabetes. Many people are not diagnosed until they develop symptoms and complications. Diabetes can cause blindness, sexual dysfunction, loss of body parts, kidney failure, heart disease, loss of feeling, infection and more. For many diabetes or elevated blood sugar levels may be prevented. If screened early for diabetes you may be able to improve your health, decrease your risk of developing diabetes or be treated if needed to minimize your risk of progression of the disease.
Stroke is a debilitating event caused by the lack of blood flow to the brain. It is a serious and life threatening injury which can leave you permanent a disabled. Patient who have a stroke often suffer with loss of muscle function, loss of vision, organ function, sensation and mental capacity. Patients who have a stroke require intense rehab and great medical care to improve the health. Stroke risk can be reduced by addressing key risk factors and maintaining good overall health.
Gaining too much weight can become a life-threatening condition that significantly raises the risk of developing conditions like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, erectile dysfunction and some forms of cancer. Losing excess body weight is not an easy process and people are often misguided by unreliable methods that promise fast results. Weight is determined by body fat and lean muscle. The ideal weight loss approach is one that is uniquely tailored for each patient. It often involves reducing body fat percentage while preserving and increasing lean mass tissue. Each case is different and success lies in gradual and durable lifestyle changes. We are professionals trained in the field and are fully able to guide you every step of the way.
Exercise and physical activity are very important for protecting and improving your health. We all need some exercise. Exercise can improve blood pressure, breathing, increase your stamina, treat and prevent chronic illness, decrease your weight and more. It is recommended that if possible, adults have at least 30 minutes of exercise during most days of the week. For many of us exercising can be difficult, painful and lonely. You are not alone. We can help you become more active and physically fit.
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Brandon, FL 33511