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The Voice of Health & Wellness for Viera Florida


  • A passionto serve

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    s p r i n g 2015C O N T E N T S6 Letter from the editor / Heres the dish8 Community calendar / Endorphin source9 Construction starts on next phase of Brevard Medical City in Suntree

    10 Dr. Lebron A passion to serve14 Smartphone app studies heart health15 YMCA, Florida Blue team up to combat diabetes16 Pinsky pairs prevention with top performance17 Florida Dermatology Associates opens Suntree office18 Haridopolos launches medical practice in Viera19 Viera MD nabs gold and silver at ADDY Awards20 Viera Medical Mile a road to recovery21 Suntree family credited for new fetal surgery advances22 Robot surgery a Central Florida first25 Health screening at Viera Stadium26





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    The town of Viera has long been in the works according to a master plan, and now that plan is paying off big time in the medical field. The three sons of Andrew Duda purchased the cattle ranch in the 1940s as much for family R&R than as for

    commerce. In the 1960s when it was decided that an interstate highway would slice

    through the A. Duda & Sons property, a plan was hatched to one day develop the

    land on either side of I-95 into what is now called Viera. (Heres your fun trivia fact for

    the day: While DUDA is known nationwide for growing produce [flip over that package

    of Dandy brand celery and youll find that uppercase four-letter word], no edibles

    have ever grown in Brevard soil, and sod production didnt start until the 1970s.)

    The placement of Health First Viera Hospital in what is now the developing area

    of west Viera created the anchor needed to draw a new medical community to

    the area. It will be the center of a growing medical arts community similar to Holmes

    Regional Medical Center, another Health First hospital that was once the place to

    go for residents in the Suntree and now Viera communities. Increasingly, to the

    delight of local residents, the 30-minute drive for healthcare is no longer required.

    Not far away, and even more conveniently tucked into a residential area, is what we

    at Viera MD have coined the Viera Medical Mile. Spyglass Hill Road, from Murrell

    Road to Baytree Drive, is packed with every type of medical practice or diagnostic

    service imaginable, from pre-infancy to end-of-life care, and many a specialty condition

    in between. Everything is new and state of the art, typically with upscale design inside

    and out. Viera residents love it for the convenience, and it could not be more handy

    for Suntree residents, because zoning from Baytree Drive east to Pinehurst Avenue is

    all residential. Doctors love spending their workdays in a place that would be great to

    live, and many of them do, making it convenient for them as well.

    As a Suntree resident with children, I concur with everything Viera resident Kristen

    Cook says in the article on Medical Mile on page 20. It could not be better placed.

    Mike Gaffey

    vieramd.comSpring 2015 Volume 2, Number 2

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    HERES THE DISH Red Hot Beet and Watermelon Salad INGREDIENTS (Makes 4 servings) : 1 pound beets, stems/tails removed 2 teaspoons olive oil dash of red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste (optional) 2 cups watermelon puree (place in

    watermelon in blender and liquify) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon cooking sherry Salt (optional) 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 5 cups baby lettuce 1/4 of a watermelon thinly sliced and

    cut into triangles

    1/4 cup low-fat crumbled blue cheese

    INSTRUCTIONS: Heat oven to 400 degrees.

    1. Peel beets if desired. Slice into 1/2 inch pieces and toss with 2 teaspoons olive oil, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Place on a cookie sheet and roast until firm, but slightly tender when pierced with a fork; approximately 25 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.

    2. While beets are roasting, place water-melon juice in a medium saucepan and simmer until reduced to 2/3 cup and mixture has a slight syrupy consistency. Add lemon juice, vinegar, sherry, and salt and return to a simmer for 3 min-utes. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and add olive oil. Adjust seasonings.

    3. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of dressing over beets and toss. Place lettuce and 1 cup of watermelon in a large mixing bowl and toss with remaining dressing until thoroughly coated. Transfer greens and watermelon to 4 plates, top with beets and remaining watermelon chunks, then sprinkle blue cheese over the top.

    Nutritional Analysis per serving: 224 Calories; 48 percent fat (12 grams); 2.6 grams saturated fat; 10 percent protein; 42 percent carbohydrate; 210 micrograms folate; 36 milligrams vitamin C; 104 milligrams calcium; 2.2 milligrams iron; 64 milligrams magnesium; 822 milligrams potassium; 198 milligrams sodium; 5.4 grams fiber

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    David Weiser, MD Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

    Specialty: General Ophthalmology(Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma)

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