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Thank you to the community at large, who support the vision of IPALC and the leaders who devote their time, talent and treasure to keep goals in focus.  Without the patients of Lee County, the Physicians of Lee County wouldn't matter!

 Bone Conditions You May Not Know About

When it comes to bone health issues, osteoporosis is most likely the condition that comes to mind.

However, there are many other serious bone issues that can develop in people, and unlike osteoporosis some of these conditions cannot be prevented or changed with lifestyle changes.

For this article, I wanted to briefly share some information about some bone conditions that many people may not be familiar with.

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On average, about 6 million people experience chest pain in the United States each year. Chest pain is scary, especially when you're unsure of the cause. Right off the bat, many people are worried that they're having a heart attack or experiencing cardiac arrest.  Chest pain can be caused by a lot of different things that have nothing to do with the heart.

Although chest pain should always be treated as a serious matter, not all chest pain has to do with the heart.  I wanted to share some common causes of chest pain. Some of these causes are more serious than others, but you should always talk to a doctor about the chest pain your experiencing as soon as possible.

Heartburn - If it gets bad enough, heartburn can feel like a heart attack, because the stomach and the heart both can cause chest or epigastric pain.  If you think it may be heartburn or acid reflux, take an over-the-counter antacid to soothe the burning you feel.

Anxiety - Panic attacks from anxiety are often mistaken for heart attacks. However, no one has ever died from a panic attack, but that does not mean they are not equally scary to experience. A panic attack can cause chest tightness, lightheadedness, heart palpitations and sweaty palms, which can all be felt during a heart attack. Some people, who have experienced panic attack before, are able to reassure themselves that if a panic attack strikes again they don't need to worry that their heart is in danger.

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Raymond Kordonowy, MD

I hope everyone has a terrific and healthy summer. As I write the president's message for May 2017 there hasn't been any advanced health care legislation.  The past 8 years has taught us something - Health Insurance Is Not Health Care. As we witness the news reports and hopefully some changed legislation please consider a blog I wrote a few years ago - it is still very relevant.

Enjoy the links and "in the news" section and please stay engaged. As the buyer of services  IPALC   is trying to bring you information to make you a smart consumer. We have our virtual operator function active on our website. 

Thanks for considering  IPALC  doctors for your care!
Raymond W. Kordonowy MD President

Physician Spotlight

IPALC would like to offer you a different feature physician each month to help you learn who our Independent Physicians are in our community. 


As you begin reading our newsletter, if there is a specific group or physician in Lee County you wish to know more about,  send an email to  info@ipalc.org so that we may feature that physician or group.

Surgical Treatment of Spinal Disorders


D.O. - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency - Medical College of Georgia Fellowship - Stanford University

Board Certifications:
Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Certificate of Added Qualifications in Spine Surgery

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He and his wife, Irene, are proud parents of two sons. Dr. Fuchs helped originate our Spine Center, and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive spinal procedures.

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