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Survey: American Seniors Less Healthy Than Peers in Comparable Countries

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Many news outlets are reporting on a new study by The Commonwealth Fund that finds older Americans aren’t doing as well at staying healthy as their counterparts in other industrialized countries around the globe. It seems our seniors are encountering more chronic diseases and relying on more prescription drugs to address their symptoms than those in the U.K., Norway, New Zealand, the Netherlands, France and elsewhere.

Among other considerations, the study sheds light on the growing need for dedicated preventive healthcare experts like Dr. Nestor Guerrero at Dade City Primary Care, who helps seniors maintain their quality of life through regular health screenings, persistent monitoring of chronic diseases, and access to top-of-the-line specialist care when needed.

Dr. Nestor Guerrero is an established general medicine physician with more than 30 years of experience including substantial knowledge of geriatric health issues. He is accepting new patients at Dade City Primary Care in Dade City, and temporarily in Zephyrhills, FL. Call 352.521.3266 to set up your next physical exam today.

Read more on the fascinating new healthcare study on CBSnews.com.