14 x August 23, 2018 x Winter Park Medical Directory CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 College. She received her medical education from Temple University. Dr. Fussell was inspired to pursue a podiatry career after experiencing an injury requiring consultation with a specialist. She treats patients from pediatrics to geriatrics and especially enjoys sports medicine, surgery and treating children and young athletes. She is welcoming new patients at the Sandlake Commons and Altamonte Springs offices of Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida. Curtis Wagner, DPM, FACFAS Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida 7350 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Medplex B, Suite 3329, Orlando 407-339-7759 • www.floridafootdocs.com Curtis Wagner, DPM, FACFAS, specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle. He received his medical education from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando. Dr. Wagner treats patients of all ages with a wide variety of lower extremity conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, diabetic foot care and laser treatment for toenail fungus. His goal for his patients is that they understand the causes of their foot/ankle problems, as well as the treatment options available to them. He currently is welcoming new patients at the Sandlake Commons office of Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida. Vascular Surgery Kevin Claudeanos, M.D., RPVI Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc. 7460 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-648-4323 80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323 www.arteryandvein.com Kevin Claudeanos, M.D., RPVI, attended the University of California Los Angeles, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in physiological sciences. He went on to graduate with honors from St. George’s University School of Medicine, where he was a member of the Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor Society. He completed his general surgery residency at Albany Medical Center, where he won a surgical intern of the year award, and then pursued vascular surgery fellowship training at the Greenville Health System in South Carolina. Dr. Claudeanos is a board-certified and fellowship-trained vascular surgeon. Adam B. Levitt, M.D., FACS, RVT, RPVI Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc. 7460 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-648-4323 80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323 www.arteryandvein.com He is board-certified in vascular and general surgery, and affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Health Central Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital. Michael J. Muehlberger, M.D., RPVI Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc. 7460 Doc’s Grove Circle, Orlando • 407-648-4323 80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323 2080 Oakley Seaver Drive, Suite 100, Clermont • 352-241-7585 www.arteryandvein.com Michael J. Muehlberger, M.D., RPVI, graduated summa cum laude from Austin Peay State University. He obtained his medical degree from The University of Tennessee in 2004 and completed his general surgery training at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville. He then completed a vascular fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is board-certified in vascular surgery and affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Health Central Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital. Charles S. Thompson, M.D., FACS, RPVI Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc. 80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323 2080 Oakley Seaver Drive, Suite 100, Clermont • 352-241-7585 www.arteryandvein.com Charles S. Thompson, M.D., FACS, RPVI, is a graduate of the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and performed his general surgery and vascular surgery training at the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans. He pursued specialty training in endovascular procedures at the Arizona Heart Institute and is board-certified in general and vascular surgery. Dr. Thompson was instrumental in creating the endovascular surgery program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Health Central Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital. Jon M. Wesley, M.D., FACS, RPVI Vascular Specialists of Central Florida Inc. 80 W. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-648-4323 2080 Oakley Seaver Drive, Suite 100, Clermont • 352-241-7585 www.arteryandvein.com Jon M. Wesley, M.D., FACS, RPVI, received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his general surgery residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., with two years dedicated to intensive research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Wesley went on to complete specialty training in vascular surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. He is board-certified in vascular and general surgery. Dr. Wesley is affiliated with Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Health Central Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and South Lake Hospital. n Adam B. Levitt, M.D., FACS, RVT, RPVI, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland and Tufts University School of Medicine. He did his general surgery residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He then pursued his vascular fellowship at Atlanta Medical Center and did a one-year fellowship at the American Cardiovascular Research Institute.
While caring for an older family member — whether it be a spouse, parent or grandparent — can be a rewarding experience, it can also be a difficult and overwhelming task. This is especially true if your loved one lives with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness. In addition to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle outside of caregiving responsibilities, it is important for those caring for a loved one to learn ways to avoid health hazards and stay well-informed of any changes in their loved one’s condition. Add work and children to care for to the equation, and it’s a formula that can lead to stress, exhaustion and even potential health issues. Know the signs of burnout. By the time many caregivers suspect signs of burnout, they’re likely already suffering symptoms related to their responsibilities. Being aware of some of the warning signs can help caregivers properly manage stress and protect themselves. Warning signs include: • An overwhelming fatigue or lack of energy. • Experiencing sleep issues. • Significant changes in eating habits or weight. ON THE • Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed. • Neglecting personal physical and emotional needs. • Becoming unusually impatient, irritable or argumentative. • Having anxiety about the future or feelings of hopelessness. • Suffering from headaches, stomachaches or other physical ailments. • Experiencing depression or mood swings. • Having difficulty coping with everyday tasks. • Having a lower resistance to illnesses. Educate yourself about the disease. It’s likely the loved one you care for has several health problems, takes multiple medications and sees multiple health care providers to manage his or her conditions. As a first step in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses, visit alzfdn.org or nia.nih.gov/alzheimers. Support groups, Winter Park Medical Directory x August 23, 2018 x 15 SUBJECT OF... Preventing Caregiver Burnout educational workshops, community resources and professionals can also help increase your understanding of the disease and what to expect, so you can be a better-informed and prepared caregiver. • Be prepared for important decisions. Take care of financial, legal and long-term care planning issues early on to help reduce stress later. Try to involve the individual in decision-making if he or she is capable, and consider personal wishes regarding future care and end-of-life issues. • Build your care skills. Key skills for any caregiver include communication, understanding safety considerations and behaviors, and managing activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting and dressing. Some organizations and local hospitals may even offer classes specific to your loved one’s disease that can aid you in the process. • Develop empathy. Try to understand what it is like to be a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Put yourself in the affected person’s shoes while also recognizing your own losses. Manage your expectations of your loved one and remain patient. • Ask for help when you need it. Reach out to medical and mental health professionals, as well as family and friends. They can assist you when things get tough. In addition, there are typically programs, agencies and organizations in your community that can help manage the challenges of caring for older parents, grandparents, spouses and other older adults. • Advocate for and connect with your loved one. Take an active role in the individual’s medical care. Get to know the care team, ask questions, express concerns and discuss treatment options. Also remember to connect on a personal level through kindness, humor and creativity, which are essential parts of caregiving and can help reduce stress. • Think positively. Focus on the capabilities and strengths that are still intact and enjoy your relationship with your loved one while you are still together. Look for ways to include him or her in your daily routines and gatherings to make as many memories as possible. Find more caregiver resources and tips at alzfdn.org.nd. Family Features Source: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. n Be Part of Southwest Orlando Bulletin's Fall Medical Directory! SOFT WASHING AND PRESSURE WASHING SERVICES For all exterior home cleaning needs BEFORE AFTER Direct-mailed to 23,500 readers, plus 1,500 in rack distribution, in the Southwest Orlando area, including Bay Hill, Dr. Phillips, Isleworth, Windermere and Winter Garden. Issue Date: Oct. 4 Call 407-351-1573 www.southwestorlandobulletin.com Services offered: Soft wash roof cleaning, Exterior house cleaning, Sidewalks, Driveways, Pool decks and more 321-947-2541 Imperialoutdoorservices.com