Our health philosophy emphasizes prevention and early detection. We will give you the tools and point you to the resources you need, to make lifestyle adjustments that will work towards preventing the onset of disease - even those which you may be genetically or environmentally predisposed.
In cases where disease is already present, you’ll receive the proper testing to pinpoint and begin treating your illness in it’s earliest stages. Remember, the earlier treatment begins, the greater your chance for full recovery.
Upon request, or when family history deems it necessary, cancer screenings are available. Being screened involves looking for cancer cells before any symptoms are present. While sometimes patients prefer to wait until problems arise, it’s important to note that when caught in its earliest stages, cancer is easiest to treat.
This painless test involves swabbing skin cells from your inner cheek in order to evaluate them for the presence of breast cancer genes. This testing is particularly important for individuals with family members that have developed breast or ovarian cancer. Other cancer markers may also be evaluated through routine blood work.
Cervical cancer screening has been extremely successful in helping to both detect and treat cervical cancer early on, and in preventing cancer from ever developing in some women. This routine test is performed during a pelvic exam by taking a swab of cells from the surface of the cervix.
Screening for prostate cancer can be conducted through a simple blood test.
This evaluation is performed by conducting an ultrasound study of the thyroid gland. Thyroid cancer, although a rare form of cancer, does not present any symptoms during its early stages.
Additional medical, non-cancer screenings include:
Through routine blood work, this test evaluates for a marker that indicates how high sugar levels have been in the last three months. Insulin levels are also measured to determine early signs of impending diabetes.
The aorta is the main artery that supplies blood to all vital organs. Patients with chronic medical conditions and those over the age of 65, should be screened for an abnormal widening and weakening of the aortic artery. If diagnosed early, it can prevent a fatal, sudden rupture to the aortic artery.
Interested in getting out in front of potential genetic health issues? Let’s proactively and systematically work together to take charge of your health.
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