Neti pot flushes out nasal pollens

This month, FLORIDA TODAY reported on the severity of tree pollens (particularly microscopic cedar and oak) that are causing misery for allergy sufferers in Brevard County and elsewhere in Florida.

Allergist Dr. Parvana Beerelli of Medical Associates of Brevard in Melbourne said this year’s outbreak has been especially bad. And even worse, we are a state that deals with pollen year round.

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Peter S. Dovgan, M.D.

Peter S. Dovgan, M.D. is board certified in general and vascular surgery. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Creighton University. He received general surgery training at Creighton affiliated hospitals, and completed his fellowship in vascular surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. At the Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix, he received additional endovascular training.

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Getting to Know: Dr. Sharad Vyas

Pediatrics, Palm Bay | President of Brevard Indo American Medical Association (BIMDA)

At a young age, Dr. Sharad Vyas had a strong desire to be a doctor. Born in Rajpipla in the state of Gujrat, India, he felt that being a doctor was his calling in life.

He graduated from India’s prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda Medical College. His first overseas trip was to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; to complete his Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates’ qualifying exam, after which he arrived in New York in 1975. After completing his residency program in pediatrics from the Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn he moved to Florida in 1979.

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Dr. Sue Mitra’s New Office

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Internal medicine physician Dr. Sue Mitra recently relocated her practice to south Wickham Road in the heart of Melbourne, Florida.

Her new office is at 397 N. Wickham Road, Suite 101, across from Wuesthoff Hospital. Dr. Mitra’s modern office suite is outfitted for patient convenience, featuring on-site EKGs and lab work. She also offers immunization for shingles and flu vaccinations.

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Commander would not let cancer define him

…Melbourne gastroenterologist Dr. Adwait Jathal said that almost all colon cancers start off as polyps or small growths on the colon, allowing for detection before cancer develops.

“It is the third leading cancer death in the U.S. and it’s the most preventable,” he said.

Jathal said tests should begin at age 50 if there is no family history of colon cancer; if there is, the test should start at 40 years old. The tests should be done every 10 years or more frequently if polyps are found…

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Dr. Mark Pinsky Joins MDVIP Network

BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – Perhaps you’ve heard the joke about the “Rule of Three” when it comes to getting your doctor’s attention. It takes three months to get an appointment with your physician, you wait three hours in his waiting room before he sees you and then you get three minutes with him at the end of it all.

Many doctors are as frustrated with this sad state of affairs as their patients are. Some, like Dr. Mark Pinsky, are doing something about it.

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