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Doctors Blogs by Reliable MD in Sarasota, FL

At Reliable MD, our primary care physicians share information on a variety of health conditions, disease prevention, and our services and programs for the convenience of our patients. Contact us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5045 Fruitville Rd Suite 123B, Sarasota, FL 34232

Tips to Start and Stay with a Fitness Plan

A fitness plan is a comprehensive plan of action used to reach a person’s physical fitness objectives. Contrary to a workout plan that only focuses on types of exercises and workout schedules, a fitness plan is more holistic.

More Accepted Insurance Plans

At Reliable MD, we understand that it’s important for you to find a doctor who works with accepted insurance plans.

Finding a New Doctor in Sarasota

When finding a new doctor in Sarasota, it’s important to research various options and find the right fit for you. 

Boat Captains Exam 2023

Boat captains manage more than one life when they set out to sea. As such, it’s essential to be physically healthy and fit to ensure every passenger leaves and returns safely.

A Quick and Easy Guide to Eat Healthy in 2023

We cannot overstate the importance of eating healthy because achieving better overall health latches onto people’s food options.

Florida Immigration Physical Exam Essential Requirements

Becoming a permanent resident in the U.S. is a time-consuming procedure that may begin domestically or overseas. In either case, every applicant must undergo a physical examination to determine their medical fitness to reside in the country

Things You Can Do to Relieve Holiday Stress

The holiday season is a time for joy and celebration but can also be very stressful.

Important Updates on Immigration Medical Exam

At the heart of every immigration application is the immigration medical exam, or USCIS medical exam. 

When Is the Best Time to Get a Physical?

A physical exam can take many forms, but most people are unaware of them. The type of exam you receive will depend on your age, health history, and reason for the visit.

6 Ways to Have a Healthier Thanksgiving

Alas! Thanksgiving has finally arrived, and you know what that means– feasting! While this time of year can be a lot of fun, you may also feel overwhelmed by all the delicious (potentially unhealthy) food on the table.

How Important Is Early Detection for Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, the sooner breast cancer is detected, the higher your chances of having a successful treatment.

Found a Lump During Breast Self Examination, Now What?

To maintain good breast health, women are encouraged to perform a breast self-exam (BSE) once a month to check for any inconsistencies or changes. 

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Why You Should Examine Yourself Monthly

Breast cancer, the second most common type of cancer in women, is often described as an abnormal growth of breast cells that appears as a lump in the breast, changes to the shape or size of the breast, or nipple discharge.

Boat Captain Physicals: The Big Three

As a boat captain, you are responsible for the safety of your passengers and crew. You must be healthy and fit to perform your duties to ensure everyone onboard is safe. Boat captains must pass a physical examination before receiving their license.

Medicare: How to Get Started

As you get older, it’s important that you keep track of your health. This means going to the doctor for regular checkups, eating a balanced diet, and getting enough exercise.

7 Effective Weight-Loss Methods

Gaining weight may not seem significant at first. But, it can actually have a serious impact on your health.

Monkeypox – What to Know

Monkeypox is a surprisingly rare virus discovered after an outbreak in research monkeys sometime in 1958. It has historically been found in parts of Central and West Africa.

How to Protect Your Skin from the Dangers of the Sun!

Many of us only think of sun safety when the weather gets hot and we all start sweating.

11 Proven Methods to Avoid Dehydration

Dehydration can be incredibly dangerous and life-threatening. It’s imperative to understand the actions you can take to alleviate symptoms and stay hydrated and healthy.

How to Know if Your Doctor is a good fit for You?

You’re sitting in the waiting room, watching the clock, tapping your fingers on your knees, trying to keep your cool.

Immigration Medical Exam What to Know

An Immigration Medical Exam is one of the many things that someone must go through to successfully and legally enter the country.

Our List of Insurance Providers Is Growing

We have been working hard to expand our insurance relationships to provide services to more Sarasota community patients in the past year.

When and How to Apply for Medicare

As we all grow older, we hear about Medicare more and more. With that, we naturally begin to develop two questions.

Omicron Surge is Over, but What’s Next?

The most recent long winter of the COVID-19 pandemic is finally starting to melt. In that snow, a reflection of sunlight shines, melting and washing away many of the worries the world has endured over the past two years.

Florida Boat Captains Physical Exam – What Are They Assessing?

Many people have some confusion about the Florida boat captain’s exam. That confusion often leads exam takers to assume there is only one part of the exam. 

What is COVID Brain Fog?

While things seem to be looking up, as the pandemic’s end is seemingly in sight, there are still many consequences for people after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

DOT Exam and Your Blood Pressure

If you’re preparing to obtain your Commercial Driver’s license, you may already understand what a Department of Transportation exam is, what its purpose is, and even how to prepare.

7 Ways to Prevent a Cold

With winter weather comes the cold season. Stress, lack of sleep, and not being hydrated are a few ways that make It easy to get a cold, and at Reliable MD, we want to help you combat a cold. We will provide you with seven ways to prevent a cold this year!

When is it time for Geriatric Services?

As we all age, physical and cognitive abilities decline, despite how we may take care of ourselves. With the decline of those abilities, there is the inherent danger of being unable to care for ourselves.

How to Transition to a New Doctor

Sometimes, we have no choice but to move on to a new doctor. Maybe you have a new insurance plan through your employer. Perhaps your doctor stopped accepting your insurance. 

What to know about the 2021-2022 Flu Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2020-21 flu season was unusually low, likely due to the limited travel through that time. However, this season may turn out to be different.

22 Resolutions that Will Improve Your Health in 2022

It is that time of year when everyone is making New Year’s resolutions to start the year right and improve their health. New Year’s Resolutions are notably hard to stick to and usually fade away by February.

Boat Captains: The Requirements and Your Physical Exam

We will give you more information about the license requirement and what comes after that. It’s time to get to know about boat captains’ licenses.

Are you new to Medicare?

The year is coming to an end, and the time has come to make sure that you get an annual check-up. It’s important to know that you’re still healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What Happens at the Immigration Medical Exam?

Once you have completed your immigration medical exam, you are that much closer to being granted admission into/permission to stay in the United States.

How to Prepare for Your Immigration Medical Exam?

In order to prepare for your immigration medical exam, you will need to have several things prepared in order to remain in the United States.

The Purpose of an Immigration Medical Exam

If you are looking to immigrate to the United States, then you are aware that there are many things that you must do in order to enter the country legally.

Preparing for a DOT Physical

For anyone planning on becoming a truck driver, there are many things that you must do before you can get your CDL license.

What is Included in a Medicare Wellness Visit?

In order to stay healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is important to have regular check-ups with your doctor. 

Why it is Essential to Practice Caution with Weight Loss Supplements

Keeping a healthy weight is a struggle that many individuals deal with in their lifetime. Because of this, there are a myriad of diets, meals, shakes or diet pills created– all claiming to take the pounds off and keep them off.

Feeling Off? When Is It Time To Go To The Doctor?

As autumn approaches, so does the season for colds and the flu. When children return to school, it is common for sickness to spread.

Can Exercise Protect You from Covid?

After visiting the doctor, you may very well have heard him say, “You need to incorporate more physical activity into your life.”

What Happens When Injuries Go Untreated

Injuries can occur from car accidents, rough playing, sports, falls, or at work. It’s nearly impossible to avoid injuries, but once they happen it is necessary to treat them as quickly as possible.

Why Pre-employment Drug Screening Matters

An applicant’s job offer is contingent on passing a pre-employment drug test with a clean result when a pre-employment drug test is required.