Angelo Consiglio, MD - Key West, FL, Allergist and Otolaryngologist
About Angelo Consiglio
Board-certified as an allergist and otolaryngologist, Dr. Angelo Consiglio leverages more than two decades of experience as a Chicago physician in his current Florida practice. As owner of Allergy Ear Nose & Throat, Inc., Angelo Consiglio, MD, maintains offices in Marathon and Key West, and provides surgical and medical care to both children and adults. He also serves as Florida International University’s assistant professor of otolaryngology.
Dr. Consiglio earned his MD at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, where he was also a member of the co-ed softball team. Involved with the Campus Newman Center as a Eucharistic minister, he paid visits to hospital patients as chaplain assistant. After graduating from medical school, he immediately began to serve as an ENT specialist in and around Chicago. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Angelo Consiglio supports a number of charitable organizations, including Care-in Connections and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Caring for Seniors - Early Alzheimer's Signs to Watch Out For
Angelo Consiglio earned his MD at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Aside from his allergy, ear, nose, and throat profession, Dr. Angelo Consiglio serves as area representative of Southwest Florida for Golden Heart Senior Care, which provides seniors with in-home non-medical care as well as placement services for assisted living.
When caring for seniors, one of the several things to watch for is the warning signs of Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million individuals have Alzheimer’s. The number is likely to increase. In fact, by 2050, the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s will likely triple, unless there is a cure or prevention.
Thankfully, there are warning signs so early stages can be identified. Memory loss that impacts daily life is one of the most common symptoms; for example, forgetting important events and dates or asking for the same information repeatedly. Those living with Alzheimer’s may also find it difficult to perform customary, daily tasks, such as managing work budgets, or forgetting how to get to a well-known location.
Nasal Irrigation - Clearing Nasal Passages and Reducing Inflammation
With an emphasis on treating conditions of the ear, nose, and throat through minimally invasive procedures such as balloon sinuplasty, Dr. Angelo Consiglio guides a respected Marianna, Florida, otolaryngology practice. Angelo Consiglio, MD, emphasizes preventive care and maintains membership with the American Rhinologic Association, which recommends nasal cavity irrigation as a beneficial, safe way of maintaining a nasal passage free of mucus and inflammation.
With roots in ancient yogic and homeopathic medicine, nasal irrigation employs a fluid that has saline concentrations in the range of those found in the human body. A variety of delivery techniques may be used, including positive pressure flush and nasal spray. It is critical that the sterility and cleanliness of the bottle be assured to avoid unwanted bacteria being introduced via the saline solution.
In recent years, there has been progress in safely combining saline irrigations with steroids, topical antibiotics, and other active drugs. For example, high volume rinses performed in tandem with prescribed nasal steroid sprays have been demonstrated to improve the quality of life of allergy sufferers. When considering such a treatment pathway, it makes sense to consult with an experienced ENT practitioner.
Balloon Sinuplasty - Safe, Effective Relief for Blocked Nasal Passages
A respected ear, nose, and throat physician with three decades of experience, Dr. Angelo Consiglio serves patients throughout the Marianna, Florida, community. Angelo Consiglio, MD, takes pride in offering the most advanced procedures, including balloon sinuplasty, for conditions such as chronic rhinosinusitis.
Characterized by swelling and inflammation of the sinuses over an extended period, chronic rhinosinusitis has causes that range from infection to allergies. The relatively common condition can be quickly and effectively treated through balloon sinuplasty, which is minimally invasive and provides immediate relief.
The technology used derives from the balloon-dilating catheters employed in opening constricted and diseased blood vessels surrounding the heart since the 1980s. With a small balloon inserted into the nasal passage and carefully inflated so as to preserve surrounding structures, the source of the obstruction is alleviated through restoration of the original drainage pathways. Balloon sinuplasty is recommended in avoiding the health care costs associated with more serious conditions that can develop. The procedure typically allows patients to return to normal everyday activities within a day.
The Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty
Angelo Consiglio, MD, is an experienced ear, nose, and throat physician who has been in practice for more than a decade. Dr. Angelo Consiglio has been trained in a fairly new procedure called balloon sinuplasty. This offers a number of benefits when compared to traditional treatments.
The procedure as a whole is much quicker and leads to less pain for the patient due to the fact that no tissue is removed as part of the process. It is less invasive than surgery, and those who undergo the procedure usually find that they can return to work and their daily routines very quickly. Furthermore, the procedure can be conducted in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia, leaving patients feeling more comfortable in their surroundings.
Finally, the post-op routine is also more comfortable than it is with traditional sinus surgery. There is less bleeding to contend with and very little pain. It is also likely that the procedure will result in patient costs being reduced, especially as it becomes more widely used.
Recognizing Alzheimer's Warning Signs
With experience in patient care and business, Angelo Consiglio MD has operated his own practice for more than a decade. In 2011, Dr. Angelo Consiglio added a new professional role, becoming a representative for Golden Heart Senior Care, which provides in-home care to senior citizens. Because Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias are common among older people, the staff of Golden Heart Senior Care has expertise in the area, and works to provide a safe environment in the client’s home as long as is feasible.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a common form of dementia, a general term for significant loss of memory and other cognitive impairments. It is a progressive disease, meaning it worsens over time, and while there is no cure at the present time, there are treatments that have helped many people.
Early detection is important for getting the best treatment, so recognizing early warning signs can make a big difference in prognosis. Memory loss, confusion about time and place, and difficulty with familiar tasks may indicate a problem. Other warning signs include changes in mood or personality, poor judgment, or withdrawal from social activities.
The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy 2017 Annual Meeting
Angelo Consiglio, MD, owns and operates an ear, nose, and throat practice in Marianna, Florida. At his practice, Dr. Consiglio helps patients alleviate afflictions of the head and neck, including allergies. Accordingly, Dr. Angelo Consiglio is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA).
The AAOA is a professional association for board-certified otolaryngologists, also known as ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physicians. The AAOA, which supports its physicians through research, educational resources, and advocacy, holds annual meetings to disseminate new research and provide instruction on a range of topics related to ENT medicine. Targeted toward otolaryngologists who would like to incorporate more allergy management into their practices, these meetings feature workshops, panels, and courses.
Topics for 2017 will range from basic principles of allergies to new developments in otolaryngology. The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held September 8-10 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
Fishermen's Community Hospital to Merge with Baptist Health
A longtime ear, nose, and throat physician in the Marianna, Florida, area, Dr. Angelo Consiglio also serves as an assistant professor of otolaryngology at Florida International University. In addition to his everyday clinical work in his private practice, Angelo Consiglio, MD, serves as chairman of the department of surgery at Fishermen's Community Hospital.
Fishermen’s Community Hospital recently announced that it will merge with Baptist Health South Florida, making it the second hospital Baptist will join forces with in 2017. The Baptist Health South merger with Fishermen’s will take place on June 30, 2017, with it also joining Bethesda Health by the end of September 2017.
With a staff of 161 employees, Fishermen’s Community Hospital is a 25-bed facility that brought in $25.2 million in revenue during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. Baptist Health's president, Brian E. Keeley, said the merging of the two hospitals will complement and expand the care Baptist Health is able to provide to the residents of South Florida.
AAO-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Releases New BPPV Guidelines
For more than 30 years, Angelo Consiglio, MD, has served as a Florida-based ear, nose, and throat physician, assisting patients in his private practice. Committed to engaging his field and staying up-to-date on current advances in otolaryngological medicine, Dr. Angelo Consiglio maintains membership in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Last March, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation released an update to its treatment standards for patients suffering from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) based on new discoveries. The organization says the main purpose of the update is to help doctors accurately diagnose and treat BPPV and its symptoms.
The previous version of the guidelines was published in 2008. Changes from those recommendations include research findings from more than two dozen clinical trials, methods of educating patients about BPPV, new methods of outside review, updated guidelines on how to identify BPPV symptoms, and new treatment modalities for the condition.