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As we get older, our health care concerns and lifestyle routines should be altered to reflect our new bodies and needs. Dr. Constant-Peter helps guide her family medicine patients who live and work in the Avalon Park community of East Orlando toward optimal health from age 13 to 83. From routine eye exams, hearing tests and lab work to recommended immunizations, flu shots and health screenings, such as colonoscopy and mammogram—there are specific tests that need to be completed for men and women of a certain age.

It’s a fact, not a mere recommendation that both men and women need to worry about developing certain eye issues, skin conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure and hypertension as they get older. However, Dr. Constant-Peter explains that there are many tests and biopsies that can be performed to assess the risk factors of specific diseases, such as A1C, glucose and lipid tests for diabetes. Additionally, as a practice that focuses on women’s health care concerns, the team advises that women need to focus on bone health, breast health and colorectal health as they get older, for that very reason, the medical team at Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park order osteoporosis screenings, provides breast exams, Pap tests (Pap smears) and the review of mammogram specifically for our female patients.

Osteoporosis screening checks the density of bones, which directly translates to the health and strength of bones. Women over the age of 65 should have osteoporosis screenings done regularly. Future testing and follow up care will depend upon the initial osteoporosis screening. Dr. Constant-Peter will thoroughly explain the risk factors and treatment options for women who are diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Though we’ve said it before, healthy lifestyle choices, like ample sleep, a well-rounded diet and regular exercise greatly reduce the development of diseases and health problems as we age. Scheduling routine health examinations at the Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park in East Orlando, Florida is another great way to monitor your overall health and provide the following:

  • Blood Work
  • Cholesterol Screening and Treatment
  • Colonoscopy (office will order)
  • Diabetes tests
  • Exercise Plan
  • Eye Exam (including tests for corneal abrasions)
  • Flu Test
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Healthy Diet Recommendations
  • Immunizations
  • Lab Work (check blood and urine for disorders or diseases)
  • Lipid Test
  • Mammogram (review results)
  • Menopause Management
  • Mono Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Stool Sample
  • STREP Test
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Urinalysis
  • Well-Woman Exam (Pap Test and Breast Exam included, if needed)

To learn more about the variety of elder care health services available at Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park for East Orlando residents of a certain age, please contact us.