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Qvita Health and Wellness Medical Weight Loss Program Sep 6th, 2022

For decades, Americans have fought a losing battle with obesity. Between 1960 and 2010, the prevalence of adult obesity in the United States nearly tripled, to 36 percent from 13 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Americans do recognize the problem. According to 2018 data from the...

Post-Covid Conditions - What You Need to Know Aug 15th, 2022

     For many Covid has been detrimental to their health or a loved one. For others it has been dismissed as “just another cold.” Due to the various strains and amounts of people immunized Covid has evolved into a virus that may seem mild to moderate in severity but...

The Qvita Health and Wellness Guide to Summer Skincare Jun 26th, 2022

    Summer brings it own set of challenges when it comes to managing skin. Yet, skincare experts seem to have glowing skin no matter what the season or temperature. That is because they have a solid skin care routine all year and make adjustments transitioning to different seasons. Also...

Mental Health Awareness - Time to Break the Stigma May 15th, 2022

    May is when we highlight the importance of mental health awareness. The stigma around mental health has been present for a long time, although this is finally starting to change. Still, many avoid seeking help or talking to anyone about it for fear of being judged. In some...

What to Know About Ovarian Cancer Mar 14th, 2022

What to Know About Ovarian Cancer?        Ovarian cancer causes more deaths each year than any other gynecologic cancer in the U.S. An estimated 21,410 new cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed in 2021 (National Foundation of Cancer Research). And since the symptoms are vague and only show themselves later...

American Heart Month Feb 20th, 2022

American Heart Month      The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has established February as American Heart Month to help educate the public about heart disease and stroke. Heart disease to this day is still not taken seriously enough by many Americans and we find there is a lack of...

January 11th is National Human Traffic Awareness Day Jan 10th, 2022

According to the Crisis Aid International, thousands of young women and children have their innocence, their bodies, their spirit, their hope, their families, sometimes even their very lives ripped away from them daily. This horror sounds so heinous that most of us can’t imagine that this could happen here in...

Forward-Thinking Health Care Services Jan 1st, 2022

 At Qvita Health & Wellness, Peggy Demetriou, ARNP, FNP-BC, helps her patients successfully navigate their health with expert guidance and care optimizing their health from the inside out, which includes offering the latest cosmetic services. From routine and preventive care to management of complex chronic conditions, the team at Qvita...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 10th, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month   October is when people all over the world show their support for those affected by a disease affecting 1 in 8 women, with a lifetime risk of 13%.  In men it is 1 in 833.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women,...

What is High Cholesterol and Why Do We Care? Sep 13th, 2021

What is Cholesterol and Why do we Care?   Cholesterol is in every cell of the body and has vital functions when levels are normal. When levels exceed normal it becomes the silent killer affecting more Americans than any other disease.   What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is an oil-based, waxy...

IV Vitamin Infusions - Benefits and What to Know Aug 17th, 2021

IV Vitamin Infusions What is nutrient OR vitamin IV therapy? According to Dena Westphalen, the first IV vitamin drips were developed and administered by Dr. John Myers in the 1970s. His research led to the popular Myers’ Cocktail. These types of infusions generally take place within a medical office with a...

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month May 3rd, 2021

There are over 5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States each year, making skin cancer the most common cancer in America. About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with UV radiation from the sun. This also makes it...

How to Prepare for Your DOT Physical Nov 2nd, 2020

If you had a free day to look out your window and count white delivery vans, you would probably lose count pretty quickly in most neighborhoods. Online purchases have exploded during the pandemic, and delivery services have had to turn to plain rental vans and unpainted new vehicles to keep...

Understanding Your Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Oct 12th, 2020

Breast cancer is probably the most well-known cancer, and with good reason. Although the numbers vary among experts, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that nearly 280,000 Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Of those diagnosed, 42,690 are likely to die from the disease. The NCI’s numbers...

Peel Away Sun-Damaged Skin Sep 9th, 2020

Be honest: Have you taken perfect care of your skin this summer? With so many fun outdoor activities crammed into the season, you may have forgotten to put on a sun-shielding hat or missed the sunscreen during an afternoon by the pool. Now, with fall and colder temperatures approaching, it’s...

Acne Treatments for Teens Aug 13th, 2020

Few things define our teenage years more than acne. Although official estimates vary slightly, almost 80% of teens get acne. Girls start to get pimples around age 11 and boys start noticing blemishes a couple of years later. Even the best skin care routine can’t always stop the arrival of...

What Happens at a Well-Woman Exam? Jul 26th, 2020

Even if you’ve never heard of preventive health care, there is a good chance you’re already participating in it. The term is true to its name; anything you do to keep yourself healthy and prevent future health issues can be considered preventive care. It’s the reason you go to the...

Thinning Eyelashes? Consider Latisse Jun 26th, 2020

If you took a quick look into your makeup bag, would mascara be there? Odds are that answer is yes, considering that 65% of women use mascara to make their eyelashes look longer and fuller. In 2018, beauty companies sold $8.1 billion in mascara alone. However, if you don’t use...

A Restorative Mask for Sensitive Skin May 13th, 2020

If you have damaged or sensitive skin, it can sometimes feel like you get left out of the conversation when it comes to facial treatments. You have to consider more variables when choosing what’s right for you and probably need to stay away from treatments that might aggravate your skin,...

Ultherapy®: Your Secret, Surgery-Free Weapon for Skin Tightening Apr 17th, 2020

It’s a scene that seems to happen in most movies based around the adventures and pursuits of the middle-aged: The main female character stares into a mirror with an unhappy look. She then pulls back the skin of her face, harkening back to a time when she was younger, and...

Boost Your Self Confidence With WarmSculpting with SculpSure Mar 3rd, 2020

Every weight loss journey is different, but many people seem to hit a point where they stop seeing the results they wanted. It can be defeating to not see improvement in some of the areas you’re most self-conscious about. Is all of the dieting and exercise really worth it if...

What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective? Feb 1st, 2020

If you suffer from chronic pain, you can take some comfort in knowing that you aren’t alone. A 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that one in five Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain has many culprits, but a lot of Americans deal with pain...

Say Goodbye to Frown Lines and Crow's Feet With Juvéderm Jan 1st, 2020

They may seem to appear suddenly out of nowhere or slowly over time. You may not even notice them until someone points them out or if you start to feel them as you rub your eyes. What are these mysterious features? Frown lines and crow’s feet. While there’s nothing wrong...

Quick Treatments to Look Your Best This Holiday Season Dec 1st, 2019

Does your holiday season often feel jam-packed? It can be hard to catch your breath with everything that’s going on: parties, family gatherings, and work gatherings all pile on top of your day-to-day routine and activities. The time squeeze might even cut into your beauty routine and aesthetic concerns. Why...

Genetic Testing — Is It Right for You? Nov 1st, 2019

Do you have a history of certain types of cancers in your family tree, or are you completely unaware of what risks your genetics hold? Genetic testing can be a great way to learn more about your body and its genetic history as well as a way to ensure that...

PDO Thread Lifts: Everything You Need to Know Oct 1st, 2019

For years, the only effective way to reverse the effects of skin laxity was facelift surgery. Though there are many nonsurgical procedures that restore some vibrance and volume to aging skin, their effects are limited. In some cases, there may come a point where additional treatments give unnatural results, the...

Microdermabrasion: How It Works to Improve Your Skin Sep 1st, 2019

If you’re frustrated with the way your face looks because of dull, lackluster skin, you’ll do whatever you can to improve it. Microdermabrasion, or “sanding” your skin, can repair a variety of issues and works to return your youthful complexion. While this may sound intimidating, microdermabrasion is actually a fairly...

7 Tips for Combating High Cholesterol Aug 14th, 2019

Cholesterol plays an important role in maintaining good health. Produced in your liver, cholesterol is responsible for assisting in the production of hormones, and it also helps to keep the walls of your cells healthy and flexible. In addition to your body’s production of cholesterol, you get cholesterol from the...

The Surprising Secret to Looking Younger? Hand Rejuvenation Jul 17th, 2019

When most of us think of the most visible signs of aging, we think about the changes that take place on the face — lines, wrinkles, and folds primarily caused by sun damage and loss of volume as we get older. But guess what? Our hands are affected by those...

BOTOX: Still the Most Popular Way to Rejuvenate Your Look Jun 12th, 2019

Nearly eight million women and men had BOTOX® treatments in 2018, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, making it the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment by far. In fact, BOTOX treatments account for about half of the total number of all minimally invasive treatment options, including...

Skin Need a Boost? Try a Dermaplane Facial May 10th, 2019

Few things look or feel as sexy as smooth, soft skin. While good moisturizers and regular facials can play important roles in achieving that goal, dermaplaning can offer even more remarkable results, with smoother, sexier skin from the very first treatment. Dermaplaning combines the benefits of exfoliation and deep cleansing...

How You Can Improve Your Overall Wellness with IV Therapy Apr 16th, 2019

If you're like a lot of individuals, you probably don't get enough vitamins and minerals in your daily diet, let alone be able to experience the benefits they provide. IV therapy is an effective and safe way to get essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream. The...

3 Awesome Benefits of a Medical Weight Loss Program Mar 1st, 2019

Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100 — or something in between — one factor remains the same: The weight-loss journey isn’t easy. And sometimes, it can even be pretty discouraging. Even worse: After you reach your goals and the weight is finally off, it’s surprisingly easy to...

How SculpSure Can Slim You Down Without Painful Surgery Feb 11th, 2019

The popularity of non-invasive, body contouring and fat-removal systems like SculpSure continues to grow. In a given year, over a quarter of people choose non-invasive body contouring over traditional and painful liposuction. If you can get the results you're looking for without the pain, shouldn't you? Could SculpSure even surpass your expectations...

PRP: A Game-Changer for Painful Aging Joints Jan 9th, 2019

Joint pain is one of the most common medical complaints for both women and men, especially as the years take their toll. Most age-related joint pain can be attributed at least in part to osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that occurs when the joint surfaces start to wear away from years...

Let IV Therapy Boost Your Immune System This Cold and Flu Season Dec 19th, 2018

Every year, millions of people suffer from colds and flu, and according to the CDC Foundation, the flu alone is responsible for about 200,000 hospitalizations and thousands of deaths annually. Once you “catch” a cold or flu, there’s not a lot you can do except wait it out. But there...

Skinny People Have Double Chins Too, But Nobody Has to Keep Theirs, Thanks to Kybella Nov 27th, 2018

Double chins are a common “side effect” of weight gain, transforming the appearance of your neck and your face. In those instances, when you lose the extra pounds, your double chin will probably disappear too. The problem is, there are plenty of people who have “chubby chins” regardless of how...

Love Handles, Muffin Tops, Thunder Thighs: Learn How SculpSure Eliminates Stubborn Fat Zones Without Oct 11th, 2018

Body fat can sure be frustrating. Even when you eat well, hire a trainer, and drink plenty of water to keep your system toxin-free, you still have bulging areas of fat that sit like lumps on your tummy, hips, thighs, or elsewhere. But it’s really not your fault.Genetics determines your...

Qvita Offers Both Medical & Cosmetic Services In One Location! Sep 21st, 2018

Helping maintain optimal health on the inside and providing services to help you look better on the outside are the ways that Peggy Demetriou, ARNP, FNP-BC, takes care of her patients at Qvita Health & Wellness, located across Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. from Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (FHWC), in...

The Mediterranean Diet: Outcomes from a Healthcare Provider’s Personal Experience Support the Health Jul 13th, 2018

Well known for its ability to help stave off chronic diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disorders, macular degeneration, and Parkinson’s, the Mediterranean diet is a healthy way of eating that embodies the foods of the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.The basics of the diet are consuming 7-10 servings of...

Alzheimer’s Disease Causes, Risks, Treatment & Prevention Jul 12th, 2018

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk...

Fatigue and Tiredness – Why and What Can I Do? Jul 12th, 2018

Can’t get past that two o’clock slump? Feel wiped out or wake up tired? Sounds like you are one of the many Americans suffering from fatigue. Nearly all people get tired or overworked at some point. This temporary fatigue usually has a cause you can identify and can be resolved....

Wesley Chapel Magazine Spotlight 2017 Dec 18th, 2017

Click here to see Peggy Demetriou featured in the Wesley Chapel Magazine Spotlight 2017.

Check Us Out in the Neighborhood News Oct 23rd, 2017

We were excited to have Qvita Health and Wellness and the extensive services we provide featured in the October issue of the Neighborhood News. We provide a wide range of Primary Care Services to ages 5 and up and also offer expert Cosmetic Services. We have also formulated a line...

Five Benefits of Primary Care Jun 11th, 2017

Researchers have found that patients who have a primary care provider benefit from better management of chronic diseases, lower overall health-care costs and a higher level of satisfaction with their care. These are the five most important ways to build a relationship with you primary care provider (PCP), whether it...

Women’s Worth Tea Event Apr 12th, 2017

The importance of having Health in order to hold onto Wealth was discussed over delicious tea sandwiches and scones. Always great to empower women.

Teaching Healthy Living to Students at Carrollwood Day School! Mar 30th, 2017

Thank you CDS for welcoming me into Mrs. Monte’s 5th grade classroom! It was wonderful exploring nutrition and healthy foods, food hazards, and hearing your inquisitive questions. You’re on a great path to longevity!

Health and Wealth Connection on NBC and ABC – Women’s Worth Events Feb 10th, 2017

Smart Money Mondays: Woman’s Worthhttps://www.wfla.com/daytime/smart-money-mondays-womans-worth_20180227111104999/994916640

Health Strategies Feb 4th, 2017

Starting February 2, 2017 Peggy Demetriou has joined Wealth Strategies with Rebecca Walser to highlight the important of needing your health in order to have wealth! Important and current health issues will be discussed to help you achieve longevity and quality in your life. Don’t let your money outlive you!...

ABC News – Tampa Bay Morning Blend – January 5th, 2017 Segment Jan 15th, 2017

Click on the link to view our Segment on the Tampa Bay Morning Blend on ABC!http://www.abcactionnews.com/morning-blend/the-home-show-is-back

Official Health Consultant of the 2017 Florida Home Show Jan 3rd, 2017

Feeling tired? Worn out? Joints hurt? Come and visit us at the Florida Home Show and let us answer your health-related questions to keep you healthy and safe while you get those home improvement projects finished! Qvita Health and Wellness is proud to be the official health care consultant!

Introducing Qvita Physician Formulated Supplements! Aug 12th, 2016

QVITA SUPPLEMENTSmyqvita.comAbout Us:Dr. Nektarios Demetriou and Peggy Demetriou are medical professionals who became inspired to combine their medical knowledge and experiences with scientific research to create Qvita Supplements.  They are committed to helping patients achieve and sustain healthy lives. As a practicing physician and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), they see patients who...

Book Online with Healow Jul 12th, 2016

Book Online with HealowYou can now book your appointment online with this link! You can also download the free Healow app!Manage multiple accounts, all with one app.Juggling multiple provider accounts and patient portals can be confusing and time-consuming. Use healow to link all of your providers together in a single...