As doctors and parents, this edition of Central Florida Health News hits very close to home for many of us at the Polk County Medical Association (PCMA).
One of the features in this edition talks about how regular health screenings for men are an essential part of living a longer, healthier life. I was honored to be one of the contributing doctors in this article, and I’m thankful to PCMA members Dr. Sergio Seoane and Dr. Ulyee Choe for their medical and personal insights as well. As both doctors and fathers, we have the unique perspective of knowing how important it is to receive regular health screenings, while at the same time realize how easy it can be to put off regular visits to the doctor because we are so busy balancing our professional and family life. So this story addresses how part of being a father is making sure one’s health is intact, and what kind of screenings are recommended.
Additionally, this issue focuses on some summer safety tips that will serve us well while we’re outdoors. You can be sure that when we are cooking at the grill or enjoying some Independence Day fireworks, there are potential hazards that can cause serious injury to you or a loved one. Since one of our many responsibilities as parents is to be protectors, I know you’ll find these safety guidelines useful.
We hope you have a safe and enjoyable summer with your family, and from all of us at the Polk County Medical Association— happy Father’s Day!
Arvind B. Soni, MD
Radiation Oncologist at Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
President-Elect, Polk County Medical Association