R Leonard. Carroll, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursR Leonard Carroll MD
540 W Sagamore
Clewiston, FL 33440
- BlueCross Blue Shield of Florida
How can I find out if my health plan covers a medical specialist?
Virtually all health plans cover referrals to specialists. However, be certain you follow the rules of the plan to ensure you are covered appropriately.
What do I need to know about caring for someone with celiac disease?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Caring for someone with celiac disease requires feeding them a restricted diet, making sure they get recommended nutrients, and seeing their doctor on a regular basis. The most important part of treating celiac disease is eating a diet that is gluten-free and making sure that any other products they use are gluten-free. Gluten is found in any food that has wheat, barley or rye and can be found in lip products, certain medications, and even play dough.
People affected with celiac disease have an inability to absorb nutrients while they have gluten in their diet, so it is important to help them replenish nutrients that they failed to absorb while they were eating gluten. It is also important to take the person your caring for to the doctor regularly to have their iron and vitamin levels checked. With children you need to make sure there growth is being monitored and that the celiac disease is under control.
What is an aortic dissection?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredAortic dissection means there is a dangerous tear in the wall of the aorta, the major artery that carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Watch as Dr. Oz explains more about aortic dissection and why it occurs.
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