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Trust a specialist in health and wellness - Dr. Kordonowy
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Dr K head shotDr. Kordonowy believes in providing healthcare options for everyone’s needs.  With this in mind he is proud to offer several services which take advantage of the on-site comprehensive labs and world-class talent at Internal Medicine of Southwest Florida.  If you are interested in any of these list of services please contact us.

Advanced Cholesterol Clinic

lipidologyDr. Kordonowy is Board Certified in the specialty of Clinical Lipidology.  Being a Lipidologist, Dr. Kordonowy has received extensive training in cholesterol management, cardiovascular risk assessment, and intervention.

People that can benefit from Dr. Kordonowy’s expertise are patients that suffer from high cholesterol, patients who have complex cholesterol disorders that require a specialist, sufferers of familial hypercholesterolemia, and people with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Learn more about Lipidology

Inpatient Advocate Service

cardiogram“There is increasing evidence indicating that in the current hospital environment it is crucial to have a physician as your advocate and overseeing your care; a physician who has known you, your family, and your medical history for years.”

Responding to the deficiencies of the current hospitalist model, Dr. Kordonowy offers a concierge hospital service for his patients called the Inpatient Advocate Service. This optional service is only available to current active patients.

This service includes…

-Personal visits to the hospital
-Review of chart including diagnosis, treatment, and medications
-Educating the patient and family about what is occurring and why
-Assisting physicians involved, and informing them of relevant history
-Insuring appropriate discharge planning to prevent unnecessary nursing home

Dr. Kordonowy offers three options of his Inpatient Advocate Service ranging from personal visits to phone consultations. Please review the options here.

Integrated Approach to Longevity, the “Medical Home” Model

medical-eye-chartDr. Kordonowy’s office embodies the “medical home” style model of primary care. Dr. Kordonowy’s office is as vertically integrated as possible. Nearly all of your medical needs can be taken care of in his Internal Medicine of Southwest Florida office.

In keeping with this model, Dr. Kordonowy’s office offers:

– Blood laboratory testing
– Body fat and metabolism analysis
– Cholesterol management
– Diagnostic imaging/X-ray
– Diagnostic ultrasound
– Dietary Counseling
– DTaP and Tdap (Tetanus vaccine)
– Electronic Records
– EKG (Electrocardiogram
– Flu Vaccine
– Heart rhythm monitoring (Holter Monitor)
– Metabolism measurement
– Online patient access
– Osteoporosis annual treatment
– Osteoporosis testing
– PneumoVax (Pneumonia vaccine)
– Reclast
– Shingles vaccine
– Stress testing/nuclear cardiology
– vitamins and weight loss products
– weight loss management

For more information, please visit the website of Dr. Kordonowy’s group, Internal Medicine of Southwest Florida

Dietary Counseling, Weight Loss and Cholesterol Treatment​

weight-scaleEnjoy the synergies of seeing a registered dietitian along with Dr. Kordonowy, a specialist in cholesterol disorders and metabolism management.

Dr. Kordonowy offers comprehensive dietary consults with Ashley Wheeler, a registered dietitian, for patients seeking to improve diet-related diseases. It is used to treat patients with diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and many other diseases and conditions. Medical Nutrition Therapy helps to speed patient recovery, prevent medical complications, and lower treatment costs for many diseases.

Dietary Education Services Offered:
-Diabetes
-Hyperlipidemia (cholesterol and triglycerides)
-Hypertension (high blood pressure)
-Gastrointestinal Conditions, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​-Eating Disorders, such as Anorexia and Bulimia
-Weight Management
-Bariatric Nutrition (weight loss surgery)
-Prenatal Nutrition
-Vegetarianism
-Wellness

The benefits of Outpatient Dietary Counseling include:
-Decreased morbidity factors
-Coordinated, holistic approach to wellness prepared by Dr. Kordonowy MD and a dietitian

-Accountability with a trained nutrition professional
-Comfortable non-clinical setting outside of a hospital environment
-Short or long-term commitment depending on treatment issues
-Family members may be invited to attend dietary sessions

Pure Encapsulations Quality-Certified Supplements​

natural-vitaminsDr. Kordonowy is proud to offer Pure Encapsulations, a line of quality-assured vitamin supplements, to his patients. He selected this premium line because of their excellent purity records. Pure Encapsulations is only distributed through licensed physicians.

Ingredient Quality
​Pure Encapsulations’ ingredients are selected solely on the basis of quality and purity and are provided in their most bioavailable forms. They source premium raw materials from trusted industry leaders, including the finest suppliers from the U.S., France, Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. All ingredients are tested for purity and potency by independent certified laboratories. Ingredient suppliers must meet rigorous testing and quality criteria to qualify as a Pure Encapsulations supplier.

Manufacturing and Quality Control Excellence
Pure Encapsulations manufactures their own products in a state-of-the-art plant in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Pure Encapsulations is NSF-GMP registered in the U.S., GMP certified in Canada and exceeds the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

All manufacturing takes place in temperature, humidity and dust-controlled rooms. Each piece of equipment is dismantled and sterilized before each production run. This includes scales, mills, blenders, powder fillers, encapsulating machines and capsule counters. Their warehouse is climate controlled in order to maximize the stability of our raw materials and finished products.

Certified independent laboratories test raw materials and finished, encapsulated products. Using the most advanced equipment and test methods, including HPLC and GM-MS, these labs verify the potency and purity of ingredients. Independent microbiological testing is also performed to ensure supplement purity and safety.

Full Label Disclosure
Pure Encapsulations’ supplement labels have always listed all ingredients, including the composition of the raw material. Additionally, standardizations of herbal extracts are provided to indicate primary active marker compounds. Furthermore, minerals are listed by their true elemental weights.​

Supplements for Sensitive People
Pure Encapsulations supplements are hypoallergenic. All two-piece capsules are hypoallergenic and vegetarian.There are absolutely no added coatings, binders, shellacs, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners or colors, fragrance or excipients in their products that would disrupt or diminish the bioavailability of any of our ingredients. They do not use magnesium stearate in any of their formulas. Their products also do not contain wheat, gluten, nuts, egg, preservatives or hydrogenated oils. Furthermore, they have a comprehensive allergen SOP in place to prevent ingredient cross-contamination.