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    Meet Dr. Charles Rush, MD

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Doctors Hospital of Sarasota relies on a team of highly proficient and passionate medical professionals to provide our patients with the highest level of care possible. Dr. Charles Rush is part of our exceptional staff.

    This video showcases the expertise and enthusiasm of Dr. Rush. Dr. Rush first became interested in orthopedic care because of a friend’s father whom he admired. His admiration turned into his career, as he too became an orthopedic surgeon. In large part, Dr. Rush’s interest in orthopedic care stems from the many ways in which he can help patients who suffer from broken bones, torn ligaments, or arthritic joints.

    Are you looking for an orthopedist? Call Doctors Hospital of Sarasota today at (888) 685-1596 to learn more about our orthopedic care options for the Bradenton and Venice communities. 

    Behavioral Health Services at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Doctors Hospital of Sarasota strives for both the physical and mental wellness of our patients. That is why we offer an inpatient behavioral health program for those residing in the greater Venice, Northport, and Bradenton communities.

    Our behavioral health program provides comprehensive support and treatment in a confidential and compassionate atmosphere. For the complete comfort of our patients, our department is separate from our other hospital wings. Because behavioral health needs can vary greatly from person to person, we also have multiple treatment strategies for our patients. Our behavioral health specialists can help our patients get the care they require through a host of services, including both individual and group treatment. We also provide therapy through the arts to help our patients find the wellbeing they deserve.

    Would you like to learn more about our behavioral health options? Call Doctors Hospital of Sarasota at (888) 685-1596 to speak with one of our Consult-A-Nurse representatives. We can guide you to the appropriate services for your needs.

    A Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Breast cancer is a common cancer found in women. With greater awareness of this disease and better screening practices for it, though, more breast cancer patients are surviving their diagnoses and enjoying healthy lives. Doctors Hospital of Sarasota encourages all adult women in the greater Bradenton and Northport communities to educate themselves about breast cancer for their health and that of their mothers, sisters, and daughters.

    Warning Signs

    Breast cancer can present symptoms in some women. One of the more common warning signs is a lump, which women may detect through touch or sight. Other visible symptoms of disease can include unusual nipple discharge, skin inflammation, or breast swelling. In some cases, women may not see any signs of breast cancer, yet they might feel breast or nipple discomfort. All warning signs warrant a visit with a breast care expert for further evaluation.

    Early Detection Measures

    If breast cancer is present, the goal is to find it as early as possible. The sooner that a malignant tumor is found, the better the chances that it is small and has not moved beyond the breast tissue. That is why breast care experts urge all adult women to conduct monthly breast self-examinations. Regular self-exams allow women to recognize what is normal for their breasts and what could be a warning sign of disease. In addition to these self-examinations, all adult women should get annual clinical exams. Women who are 40 or older should also talk to their doctors about undergoing yearly mammograms, which can reveal irregular growths too small to detect with an examination.

    Treatment Options

    Breast cancer care depends on the size of the disease. Small tumors may require only surgery to remove the mass or breast. However, many cancer care specialists may recommend radiation therapy or chemotherapy as additional measures to ensure that all cancerous cells are eradicated from the body. Other treatment techniques may be employed as well.

    Doctors Hospital of Sarasota can help you enjoy the best breast health possible. Call (888) 685-1596 to discuss your breast care concerns with one of our Consult-A-Nurse associates. You can also visit our website for more information on our complete healthcare options for Bradenton, Venice, and Northport residents.

    What Is Cardiomyopathy?

    Last updated 3 years ago

    One of the most serious and life-threatening of all heart diseases is cardiomyopathy, which causes the heart to pump blood incorrectly. While there are no obvious signs of cardiomyopathy for you to spot or monitor, you are more likely to develop this disease if you have an irregular heartbeat, are African-American, diabetic, or if there is a history of cardiomyopathy in your family. If you possess any of these risk factors, then be sure to discuss your chances of developing cardiomyopathy with your stroke care and cardiovascular care specialist.

    As your stroke care physician will share with you, there are actually two different types of cardiomyopathy, ischemic and non-ischemic. The former is the most common, however non-ischemic is just as life-threatening and can be broken down into a further three categories itself. These three categories include dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive cardiomyopathy, with each differing in the ways that it damages heart tissue and muscle. If you're ready to learn more about how Doctors Hospital of Sarasota can help you get the stroke care you require or if you have questions about our cancer care of breast care services, call us at (888) 685-1596.

    Tips to Improve Your Heart Health

    Last updated 3 years ago

    From nutritional changes to major shifts in your lifestyle, there are plenty of steps -both big and small- that you can take in order to boost your heart health. Improving heart health can add years to your life by reducing your risk of both heart attack and stroke. Here are some helpful tips to improve your heart health from the knowledgeable stroke care specialists at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota:

    Snack Wisely Throughout the Day

    Healthy eating is an essential part of maintaining a healthy heart. This applies to not only major meals but also snacks that you may indulge in throughout the day. Instead of reaching for salty chips, pretzels, or other snacks that may be high in cholesterol and fat, opt for healthy fats like a handful of nuts, a sliced up avocado, or whole wheat crackers with peanut butter. Vegetables and fruits that are low in sugar are also great snacking options.

    Avoid a Sedentary Lifestyle

    Another major change that you can make in order to improve your heart health is to become more active. Remaining sedentary for too many hours each day can cause you to gain weight, inches, and even heighten your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Try to exercise at least 20 minutes to half an hour each day and avoid sitting too much.

    Kick Your Bad Habits

    Do you smoke on a regular occasion? If so then be sure to kick this bad habit as soon as possible. Drinking too much alcohol each week can also put excess stress on your heart, so eliminate your consumption to only one glass of red wine a day. While you're cleaning out your fridge and cabinets, rid them also of caffeinated and sugary beverages like soda.

    Eliminate Stress from Your Life

    Lastly, be sure to reduce your anxiety and stress levels in order to boost your heart health. As any stroke care specialist will share, stress plays a huge role in heightening your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Address your anxiety by participating in relaxing activities like yoga, art classes, or meditation.

    If you're ready to learn more about improving your heart health, then talk to a stroke care specialist at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Our skilled staff is also able to answer any questions you may have about cancer care, breast care, and orthopedic care. To speak with a nurse about the services offered at our emergency room and throughout the hospital, call us at (888) 685-1596.

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Disclaimer: The materials provided are intended for informational purposes only. You should contact your doctor for medical advice. Use of and access to this website or other materials do not create a physician-patient relationship. The opinions expressed through this website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the hospital, medical staff, or any individual physician or other healthcare professional.
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