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Physician Spotlight: Dr. David Gumucio

When Dr. David Gumucio provides medical care for young families, he’s working from personal experience. Dr. Gumucio, D.O. learned plenty of useful skills while receiving his doctorate and completing his family medicine residency, but his experience as a husband and a father allows him to relate to the young parents seeking medical advice for their children.

As a family practice physician at Westshore’s Rocky River location, Dr. Gumucio is committed to providing passionate and comprehensive care for all of his patients. He started with Westshore in July of 2014, something the avid sports fan always remembers as it coincided with LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, his informal medical education goes back to his own childhood.

Image of Dr. David Gumucio and his son. Dr. Gumucio is a family practice physician in Rocky River, Ohio.

How Online Bill Pay Helps You

People don’t want to spend too much time paying bills. That’s why Westshore made the process easier with Online Bill Pay.

Online Bill Pay gives Westshore patients the option to avoid mailing in payments by simply going online. Instead of worrying about whether a mailed check will make it to the office before a due date or having to head to the post office to mail a bill, Online Bill Pay allows you to pay your bills with just a few clicks of a button. Here’s how Online Bill Pay works for you.

Image of a person paying their medical bill online. Contact Westshore to set up an appointment with a Cleveland primary care physician today.

Healthy Grilling Tips

The sun is bright and the kids are at home, so it’s about that time to fire up the grill. A good cookout is a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of heavy food. Fortunately, there are ways that you can make your summer cookout into a healthier affair. Here are some healthy grilling tips for the summer.

Sports Injury Prevention Tips for Women Warriors

From backyard kickball to professional and collegiate teams, many women take part in sports across the country. Hundreds of thousands of women count themselves as collegiate athletes, and that number continues to grow. Unfortunately, that means that these women are also prone to painful sports injuries. 

Nobody wants to go down with an injury. Unfortunately, injuries can happen, causing problems across the U.S. While you can’t stop every accident, there are sports injury prevention tips that you can follow to help you stay healthy.

Image of female athletes. Read our sports injury prevention tips for women.

Hernia Prevention

You can’t wait out a hernia. These injuries won’t go away on their own with rest and relaxation. While not immediately life threatening, hernias may require surgery and can become dangerous without proper care.

The best way to prevent complications from a hernia is take measures to help prevent them in the first place. Here are some tips to help you reduce the strain and avoid a hernia.Image of a man with a hernia. Learn about hernia prevention tips from Westshore.

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Living with Aphasia

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are affected by stroke each year. While each stroke affects people differently, one notable after effect is aphasia, a neurological disorder that affects communication. This disorder affects the areas in the brain that control and affect skills like speech, listening, reading, writing, and other related abilities.

Stroke is a major contributor to aphasia, although any disease or complication that damages the left half of the brain can cause the disorder. Here’s some insight into what it’s like to live with aphasia. 

Image of a man suffering from aphasia. Learn about what it’s like living with aphasia.

Stroke Therapy and Treatment

Recovering from a stroke can be a long and challenging process. It requires patience, persistence, and dedication. In collaboration with a team of medical specialists, stroke patients receive individualized treatments. Strokes can cause a wide variety of issues, but there are also a wide variety of treatments and facilities available.

A nurse works with a stroke patient. Contact Westshore to learn about stroke rehabilitation and recovery steps.

How Stroke Affects Your Body

A stroke is a debilitating attack on a person’s brain, and they affect hundreds of thousands of people in the United States every year. 

Every stroke has a different impact on its victim and their body, from affecting cognitive abilities to motor skills and beyond. Understanding the ways a stroke can impact a patient is important to recognizing both the dangerous potential of a stroke as well as identifying the areas where recovery can begin.

Image of a woman in a wheelchair. Learn about how stroke affects your body.