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Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic kidney disease occurs when clusters of cysts – benign round lesions varying in size that contain a watery fluid – develop and grow within the kidneys. Complications include high blood pressure, chronic kidney failure, and the development of Read more

Smart Use of Painkillers

Many Americans are taking excessive amounts of painkillers and say they do not worry about side effects, according to a recent survey. Researchers from the National Consumers League asked 4,200 U.S. adults about their medication habits and found that Read more

Facts About Fatigue

Many Americans complain about constantly feeling tired. Fatigue can develop from the simple problem of not getting enough nightly sleep to medical conditions like depression, anemia, or a sinus infection. If constant fatigue is wearing you down, consider some Read more


Shingles occurs in some people years after they have had chicken pox. The varicella-zoster virus, which causes chicken pox, lies dormant in the body and somehow reactivates. Symptoms include tingling, pain, and itching in a localized area followed by Read more


Aphasia occurs when a person loses the ability to produce or understand spoken or written language. Many possible causes exist for the disorder. These include stroke, tumors, brain injury, certain surgeries, bacterial or viral infections, and some neurological conditions. Read more

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As we get older our reasons for seeing a doctor changes. We are encountering different changes in our bodies, some of which need extra special attention and care. The 50 and over population begin to deal with different ailments, diseases, and illnesses many doctors are not focused on or trained to treat. Sometimes as we age our expectations for doctor–patient relationships change. One of the things we may have to consider is looking to find a doctor that deals specifically with the 50 and over population. A doctor who is trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and care that is specific to our population and who is up to date on the latest conditions, medicines, theories, tests, and nutritional needs specific to our population. While many of us have held long-standing relationships with our physicians, some of us need to transition to physicians geared towards the 50 and over population. This is a decision not easily made, but can be the one decision made to your greatest benefit: your health and well being. If you are in the position or feel the need to consider transitioning to a doctor who has the latest care information on the 50 and over population, consider contacting the WNY Medical, PC professionals located at 4979 Harlem Rd., Amherst or calling 923-4389 for an appointment. The physicians at WNY Medical, PC are highly trained for our specific population and can offer the most up to date care plans to keep us healthy, active, and enjoying the quality of life we so deserve.

Written by Diane Woolverton