Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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Unique Things to Do in Miami With Kids

Things To Do in Miami With Kids

Miami is a world-renowned destination known for its pristine beaches, state-of-the-art cuisine, and diverse modern art. If you’re planning a vacation to Miami or if you’re a local looking for something new to do on the weekends, you won’t be disappointed with these fantastic options. Whether you’re 10 years old or 100, the Magic City is full of fun things to do with your family. Keep reading for the most unique things to do in Miami with kids. The Wynwood Walls Chances are, you’ve heard of the majestic Wynwood Walls. The art district is flourishing with colorful murals and modern… Read More

Urinalysis: Results & Interpretation

Dipstick Urinalysis Test

Simply put, a urinalysis is the analysis of one’s urine. A urinalysis test is an extremely common procedure done during routine physicals and even diagnostic testing. Chances are, you’ve had your urine analyzed many times. But do you know what the results mean? This diagnostic and screening test is extremely beneficial to your health and you should know exactly what your urine is telling you. Keep reading for more on urinalysis results and interpretation. Macroscopic vs. Microscopic Urinalysis There are two types of urinalysis: macroscopic and microscopic. Macroscopic urinalysis does not require a microscope and is done through simple examination… Read More

What is a Spirometry Test & What Does it Measure?

Spirometry Testing

Over the last 35 years, respiratory diseases have skyrocketed. Over 3.9 million Americans have died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. If you don’t have trouble breathing, you probably never think about it. However, if breathing is difficult for you it quickly becomes apparent how your quality of life can be seriously compromised. If your lungs are not functioning properly it is crucial that you find out what is wrong. A trip to the doctor will usually entail a spirometry test, here is everything you need to know. What Does a Spirometry Test Measure? The spirometry test is a… Read More

What To Expect During Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing Procedure

Each year, more than 50 million Americans experience some sort of allergic reaction, making allergies the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. Because of the severity of allergies in our modern day society, allergy testing has become increasingly popular. By specifically analyzing and discovering the patient’s allergy triggers, allergy tests are more accurate than ever before. What is an Allergy Test? Allergy testing can be done through the skin prick, blood draw, or an elimination diet. Today, we will be talking about the skin allergy test. This is when a doctor uses a small prick or… Read More

Back To School Vaccinations: Why it’s Important

Back to School Vaccines

A widely acknowledged debate across America is the topics of vaccinations. When it comes to immunization, vaccines are vital and one-hundred percent necessary for your child’s health. To keep your child protected from diseases, vaccines need to be administered. If you can prevent your child from contracting a disease, why would you hesitate?   Here is everything you need to know about back to school vaccinations and why they are so important: Effectiveness of Vaccines The only reason life-threatening and incurable viruses and diseases are so rare, is because of the use of vaccines. This does not mean that because… Read More

Your Guide To Reading Blood Work Results

Blood Test Results Meaning

All of us need to get our annual blood panels done. This procedure is one of the most effective ways of preventing life-threatening diseases in people of all ages. The fact is, most people don’t know what the results actually mean. In order to guide you along a path of health, we are going to go over the blood work basics. Once you’re done reading this article, you’ll be able to analyze your blood work like a pro.   Here is your guide to reading blood work results: Blood Makeup Your blood tells a lot about you. Some of the… Read More

Fat Blast Fusion: The Secret To Weight Loss

Weight Loss IV Therapy

Obesity is an epidemic in our country, among adults and children alike. Nearly 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight. Losing weight can be a challenge, sometimes it feels like a never-ending cycle of fad diets and unrealistic weight loss programs. I’m here to inform you that weight loss does not have to be so difficult. It starts from the inside – what foods, vitamins, and nutrients you feed your system, determine your results. Fortunately, IV Infusion can aid you along in your journey. Learn more about Fat Blast Fusion:   Healthy Weight Loss Losing weight is a journey…. Read More

What Is Ultrasound Used For?

Ultrasound Technician

Ultrasound, or sonography, is a tool doctors use for seeing what’s going on inside their patient’s body. The instrument transmits high-frequency sound and then records the echoes as the sound waves bounce back to determine the size, shape, and consistency of soft tissues and organs. The information appears on a screen where the ultrasound technician can easily capture the images. Those images are then sent to your doctor for the results.   Now that you know exactly what ultrasound is, what is ultrasound used for? Uses of Ultrasound When you think ultrasound, you probably think of a pregnant mother at… Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Heat-Related Illness This Summer

Heat Illness

In Miami, Florida the summer season is abnormally hot, humid, and intense. For vacationers looking for a getaway, the Florida sun is worth flocking from all over the country for. For us residents, the heat can be overwhelming. Heat-related illness is more common than you probably think, and it’s important that you take the proper precautions when spending time in the sun.   Here is everything you need to know about heat-related illness this summer: What is Heat-related Illness? Heat-related illness is just as it sounds, the exposure to abnormally high temperatures or prolonged amounts of heat and humidity, making… Read More

8 Things You Can Do To Improve Mental Health

Mental Health

In the past, the topic of mental health held a negative connotation. Now, people are becoming more educated and passionate about bringing awareness to mental health conditions and what we can do to help our loved ones. Over 40 million American adults have a mental health condition. If you suffer from a mental health disorder, visit a doctor as soon as possible for adequate treatment. Here are 8 things you can do to improve your mental health while seeking professional help: Take The Health Initiative If you are a sedentary individual, this is not ideal for your mental health. Our… Read More