Appointments We offer 'Same-day' appointments. If you or your family member are sick and need to be seen today, call us. We usually are able to work you in that same day. (These appointments are for acute illnesses and not chronic problems. Sometimes you may have to schedule a 2nd visit for chronic problems.
Testing/Procedures We offer a wide array of testing in our office. This makes it more convenient for our patients. You don't have to find an outpatient center or walk the halls of the hospital to have these necessary tests. You only have to come to our office. These are screening tests and need to be performed on a yearly basis to ensure stability and to keep you healthy. Please call our office if you have any questions or email us.
Cholesterol Do you know what your cholesterol is? Every adult needs to watch their cholesterol intake. There are several factors that affect your cholesterol. Diet and exercise are a large part of your cholesterol. These two can be changed with lots of hard work. However, genetics is also a very large part of cholesterol and this factor can not be changed. This means, the only way to know your cholesterol is to check it. We have decided to us Berkeley Heart Labs to perform our cholesterol testing. They have years of extensive research into cholesterol screening and give more information on heart disease risk than just the standard good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol.
Bone Denisty Testing Several factors play a role in increasing your risk for Osteoporosis. Please call our office for an appointment to discuss bone density screening.Osteoporosis is one of the leading causes of nursing home placement in the elderly population and is one of the leading causes of death in the elderly.All of the treatments for Osteoporosis focus on early detection and prevention.This has to be done years before the first hip fracture or vertebral fracture.You need to have a bone density screen if:
You are a female over the age of 55
You are a male over the age of 75
It has been greater than 2 years since your last bone density testing
It has been greater than 10 years since your hysterectomy
You have had a fracture due to ‘thin bones’
Xrays We are able to perform most simple xrays (chest xray, sinus xray, fractures, etc.) in the office. CT's and MRI's are still done at the hospitals. If you think you have a fracture or have been having a bad cough, you don't have to go sit at the ER, call us first.
Ultrasounds We perform Ultrasounds to the heart and the Carotid veins (neck veins) in the office as well as many others.
EKG/Holter Monitor Have you been having palpitations or skipped heart beats? Does your heart race? Do you get tired very easily? Call us, we can check your hearts electrical rhythm in the office.
Pulmonary Funtion Test Have you smoked for more than 5 years? Do you get shortness of breath very easily? Do you have to use inhalers or breathing medicine? You may need a pulmonary function test to see how well your lungs are working. We can do this in the office.
Pap Smear Every lady needs to have a pap smear every year to prevent cervical cancer. Cervical cancer has fallen from the number 3 cause of cancer death of women to around number 10. This is only because of regular testing. Cervical cancer is still prevelant. There is a vaccine now available that may prevent cervical cancer all together but for now the only option is early detection through regular testing.
Prostate Screening Males over 50 need to have annual prostate screening. Prostate cancer is very prevalent in elderly men. There is no prevention for prostate cancer but annual screening and testing can prevent the major complications from prostate cancer by diagnosing it early.
Vaccines We all know that our children have scheduled vaccines. But did you know that adults need to have vaccines as well. There are several vaccines that older children and adults need to consider. Everyone over the age of 12 needs to have a tetanus booster every 10 years. Vaccines do not cure the disease they only prevent the individual from getting the disease. If everyone was vaccinated at the same time then the disease would disappear. This is what happen with the disease called Smallpox. Everyone in the world was vaccinated over a period of time and the disease was virtually illeminated. Unfortunately, this is only disease that has been irradicated and therefore we all need to continue to get scheduled vaccines. Adult vaccine schedule: CDC.gov Child vaccine schedule: CDC.gov