Regular health check-ups are essential for maintaining optimal health and catching potential health issues early. Internal medicine doctors, often referred to as internists, general practitioners, or primary care providers (PCPs), play a pivotal role in adult healthcare. They are equipped to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of adult diseases, ensuring you remain in the best of health. Read More
Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in many bodily functions. From aiding in the formation of red blood cells to supporting brain health, Vitamin B12 is a powerhouse nutrient that you don’t want to overlook. In this post, we’ll take a look at the science-backed health benefits of Vitamin B12. To check your vitamin B12 level in the Tampa Bay area, contact the office of Dr. Kavita Rao, St. Petersburg’s premier internist. Read More
Navigating the path of menopause can feel like a confusing journey. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and other symptoms may seem overwhelming, but please remember, you’re not alone. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Kavita Rao and her team have supported many women through this significant phase of life. Here are five effective strategies you can use to manage your menopause symptoms and maintain a high quality of life during this transition. Read More
As medical practitioners, our primary goal is to provide the highest standard of care to our patients. At the St. Petersburg, Florida office of Kavita Rao, M.D., the Gulf Coast’s premier internist, we are dedicated to delivering comprehensive healthcare services that enhance the well-being of our patients. One of the key ways we achieve this is through our disease management services. In this post, we will explore the significance of disease management and how it can lead to improved quality of care. Read More
As Tampa Bay’s premier internist office, we often encounter patients who have questions about Pap smears and their frequency. Pap smears are an essential screening tool for detecting cervical cancer and other abnormalities in the cervix. Let’s explore the recommended guidelines for Pap smear screenings in the U.S. and provide clarity on how often you should be getting them. Read More
Why Do I Need a Breast Exam?
Breast exams are an important part of preventative healthcare for women. Breast exams can help detect breast cancer early, which can increase the chances of successful treatment. However, many women are unsure of how often they should get a breast exam. In this post, we will discuss how often you should get breast exams and what types of exams are available. Read More
As we welcome the arrival of spring, it’s a perfect time to reevaluate our health routines and make positive changes. Making even small changes to better our health can lead to a domino effect of beneficial outcomes. For example, just a 10% loss of body weight is shown to improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular functioning! To help you get motivated to make changes, here are eight easy ways to spring-clean your health routine: Read More
If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness, you probably have a lot of questions and thoughts on your mind. From the changes that you’ll need to make in your routine to shuffling around your schedule for the extra appointments, a chronic illness permeates literally every part of your life. That’s why it’s so important to find ways to efficiently manage your chronic illness and minimize its effects on you, your loved ones, your career, your hobbies, and all the other parts of life that you enjoy. Read More
We all remember getting vaccinations as kids, but do you remember the last time you had one as an adult? Adults need vaccinations too, especially as we get older, but some are recommended at all ages. In this post, we’ll go through the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule for adults, broken down by category.
When you’re ready to get caught up on your adult vaccines, contact Dr. Kavita Rao’s office in St. Petersburg for an appointment by calling 727-525-0900. Read More