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April 06, 2017
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David C. Brodner, M.D. Named Chief Medical Officer of

Physician’s Seal in Boca Raton

 

BOCA RATON, Florida—David C. Brodner, M.D. a Board-Certified Sleep Medicine specialist in Boynton Beach, Florida, has been named Chief Medical Officer of Physician’s Seal, a dietary supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) drug company in Boca Raton, Florida.

Physician’s Seal is a subsidiary of IM HealthScience, a privately held medical foods company based in Boca Raton, Florida. The new company—Physician’s Seal—focuses on the development and commercialization of novel and evidence-based dietary supplements and OTC therapies.

In this position, Dr. Brodner is responsible for presenting research at national meetings and in peer-reviewed journals, education of physicians and sales representatives, and analysis of scientific data.

Fred Hassan, non-executive Chairman of IM HealthScience stated, “We recognize the need for more scientifically validated dietary supplements and OTC drug products and I feel Physician’s Seal can help contribute by offering innovative and differentiated products.”

One of the products Physician’s Seal has developed is REMfresh, a clinically-tested ultra-pure melatonin product designed to better mimic the body’s own natural release of melatonin throughout the night. This enables patients to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and experience better quality sleep.

According to Dr. Brodner, “REMfresh is released for seven continuous hours, unlike currently available melatonin, which gives an immediate burst release, but then cannot be absorbed later in the night. Continuous release and absorption is important, as maintaining elevated melatonin levels throughout the night helps you stay asleep. REMfresh is not a prescription drug and doesn’t cause morning drowsiness and isn’t associated with dependence or withdrawal symptoms.”

About Dr. Brodner

David C. Brodner, M.D. has been caring for the patients of Palm Beach County since 2001 and is proficient in managing all ailments of the Adult Ears, Nose and Throat.  He founded The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness in 2009 to offer the latest minimally invasive therapies for sinus headache, sinus infections, allergy testing and treatment, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and insomnia. Dr. Brodner also uses his experience and knowledge to help people as a research and development consultant, medical records reviewer, quality assurance and disability adjudicator, and expert witness. He was the first specialist in Palm Beach County to earn Board Certification in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology. For more information visit www.BrodnerMD.com

 

 

 

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April 06, 2017
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David C. Brodner, M.D. Selected by Florida Department of Health as an

Independent Medical Exam Practice

 

BOYNTON BEACH, Florida—David C. Brodner, M.D. a Board-Certified Sinus Surgeon in Boynton Beach, has been selected by the Florida Department of Health Division of Disability Determinations as an Independent Medical Exam practice.

The Division of Disability Determinations is responsible for making the determination of medical eligibility for Florida citizens who apply for disability benefits under the federal Social Security Administration disability programs (Social Security Disability-Title II and Supplemental Security Income-Title XVI), and under the state Medically Needy program.  It is also responsible for the periodic Continuing Disability Review (CDR) of all SSA disability beneficiaries to determine if they continue to meet medical eligibility criteria.

According to Dr. Brodner, “People with disabilities need health care and health programs for the same reasons anyone else does—to stay well, active, and a part of the community. To be healthy, people with disabilities require health care that meets their needs as a whole person, not just as a person with a disability. Most people with or without disabilities can stay healthy by learning about and living healthy lifestyles. My practice is helping people in Florida to get their social security benefits.”

About Dr. Brodner

David C. Brodner, M.D. has been caring for the patients of Palm Beach County since 2001 and is proficient in managing all ailments of the Adult Ears, Nose and Throat.  He founded The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness in 2009 to offer the latest minimally invasive therapies for sinus headache, sinus infections, allergy testing and treatment, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and insomnia. Dr. Brodner also uses his experience and knowledge to help people as a research and development consultant, medical records reviewer, quality assurance and disability adjudicator, and expert witness. He was the first specialist in Palm Beach County to earn Board Certification in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology. For more information visit www.BrodnerMD.com.  

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February 22, 2017
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Local Physician Begins Clinical Trial on Absorbable Nasal Implant

 

BOYNTON BEACH, Florida— The most common treatment for nasal valve collapse has been surgery. However, David C. Brodner, M.D., a Board-Certified Sinus Surgeon in Boynton Beach, Florida, is now one of the first sinus surgeons in the United States to offer the latest breakthrough therapy for Nasal Valve disorders—the Latera absorbable implant.  

A brief two-minute procedure, which Dr. Brodner is able to perform in his office using only local numbing anesthesia, the Latera implant allows for correction of the problem without any external incisions or scars. He has begun a Clinical Trial in his office where he will enroll up to 50 patients who suffer from stuffy nose or have had previous unsuccessful nasal surgery.

After numbing the inside of the nose, the implant is easily deployed by Dr. Brodner.  The implant stabilizes the cartilages of the nasal valve, like an internal Breathe-Rite strip, and will be absorbed by the body within 18 months. There is virtually no pain or bleeding and the implant is not noticeable by the patient or from the outside. Benefits of the procedure include no external incision, no permanent implant, and no donor cartilage.

The Latera Absorbable Nasal Implant, which recently won FDA clearance, is used to support upper and lower lateral cartilage in the nose. Supporting the cartilage in this manner may reduce nasal airway obstruction symptoms and help patients breathe better.

According to Dr. Brodner, “The Latera implant has shown significant quality of life improvement for nasal obstruction patients with lateral wall or nasal valve collapse. Patients are seeing reduced nasal congestion or stuffiness, less trouble breathing through the nose, improved ability to get enough air through the nose during exercise or exertion, and less trouble sleeping.”


About Dr. Brodner

David C. Brodner, M.D. has been caring for the patients of Palm Beach County since 2001 and is proficient in managing all ailments of the Adult Ears, Nose and Throat.  He founded The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness in 2009 to offer the latest minimally invasive therapies for sinus headache, sinus infections, allergy testing and treatment, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and insomnia. Dr. Brodner also uses his experience and knowledge to help people as a research and development consultant, medical records reviewer, quality assurance and disability adjudicator, and expert witness. He was the first specialist in Palm Beach County to earn Board Certification in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology. For more information visit www.BrodnerMD.com.  

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January 06, 2017
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How Can You Treat Restless Legs Syndrome?

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David C. Brodner, M.D.

 

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic disorder characterized by four clinical symptoms:

 

  1. Unpleasant sensations in the legs
  2. An uncontrollable urge to move the legs because it relieves the uncomfortable sensations
  3. The sensations occur at night
  4. The sensations are triggered by relaxation or laying still

 

This condition seriously diminishes your quality of life when it can disrupts your sleep enough to cause a sleep disorder. With enough sleep disruption RLS sufferers will experience symptoms of sleep deprivation such as fatigue, irritability, and impaired concentration and memory.

Upwards of 10 percent of the U.S. population may have RLS and studies have shown that moderate to severe RLS affects approximately 2-3 percent of adults. The cause of this movement disorder is unknown; however, it is associated with certain chronic diseases (diabetes and kidney failure), medications, and pregnancy.

The key to living with RLS is managing the symptoms. Lifestyle changes, like limiting caffeine and alcohol, taking iron supplements or a hot bath, or initiating an exercise plan, and seeing a heath care professional to discuss treatment options can help. Everyone experiences RLS differently, so it is important to work with your heath care professional to determine the best way for you to control your symptoms.

* A detailed list of some other lifestyle changes you and your heath care professional may want to consider include:

* Checking to see if there is an underlying iron or vitamin deficiency and then possibly supplementing your diet with iron, vitamin B12 or folate. Looking at medications you may be taking which could make RLS symptoms worse. These may include drugs used to treat high blood pressure, heart conditions, nausea, colds, allergies, and depression. Looking at any herbal and over-the-counter medicines you may be taking to see if they could be worsening your RLS.

* Identifying habits and activities that worsen RLS symptoms – such as alcohol.

* Looking at your diet to assure it is healthy and balanced.

* Eliminating or lessening your alcohol intake.

* Looking at various activities that may help you personally deal with RLS. These could include walking, stretching, taking a hot or cold bath, massage, acupressure, or relaxation techniques.

* Also keeping your mind engaged with activities like discussions, needlework or video games when you have to stay seated.

* Implementing a program of good sleep habits.

* Reducing or eliminating caffeine from your diet to aid in general sleep hygiene.

When lifestyle changes fail to ameliorate RLS symptoms, medication management can be used. Do not hesitate to speak with your physician, or a Board-Certified Sleep Medicine specialist like Dr. Brodner, about this important issue.

By contactus@brodnermd.com
December 19, 2016
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What is sinus surgery?

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David C. Brodner, M.D.

 

It has been shown that chronic sinusitis significantly reduces quality of life, with suffering comparable to congestive heart failure, angina, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or back pain.  People who experience recurrent sinus infections (four antibiotics within twelve months), chronic sinus infections (failed medical therapy), or sinus headaches (sinus pain or pressure which worsens with weather changes, leaning over, or activities such as flying or diving) should seek relief from their suffering.

A sinus sufferer will use many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, oral steroid pills, and mucolytics) and procedures (saltwater irrigations) to rid themselves of the debilitating symptoms of sinusitis. Too often, the sinuses are non-responsive to medical therapy and require 'a little help.'  When a patient fails 'Maximum Medical Therapy,' they may consider a variety of surgical options to fix the problem. 

A careful diagnostic workup of the patient to identify the underlying cause of sinusitis is performed prior to considering any surgical options. This includes nasal endoscopy (directly visualizing the sinuses with a small camera), endoscopically-guided sinus cultures (to accurately identify infection), sinus computed tomography (CT) scan (to determine sinus anatomy), and thorough Allergy Testing. 

Sinus function can be improved by enlarging the openings that drain the sinuses. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) involves state of the art micro-telescopes and instruments which allow direct visualization of the sinuses and removal of abnormal and obstructive tissues. This procedure is performed entirely through the nostrils with minimal discomfort, little to no convalescence, and rare complications.

Utilizing the latest Balloon Sinus Dilation technology, specially-trained surgeons can now treat sinusitis in the office. Minimally-invasive balloon technology allows opening of the natural pathways to the sinuses using only local anesthesia, without any recuperation period or downtime. Patients literally can walk into the office, undergo Balloon Sinus Dilation, and walk out thirty minutes later and immediately resume all of their normal activities.





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