Q - Why take part in preventive health tests?
A – Preventive health testing is an essential part of your personal healthcare plan. Appropriate tests help identify risk factors and disease that may otherwise have gone undetected. More often than not.
Getting a preventive health test is the first step in early intervention to prevent potentially harmful health problems.
Q - How do I prepare for my upcoming preventive health screenings?
A – Our preventive health screenings requires very little preparation. We try to make it as easy as possible for you. See below testing instructions for your upcoming preventive health screenings.
You will need to fast for (6) hours prior to testing. for the following tests:
1.Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
2.Renal Artery Ultrasound
You may drink water and take your regular medications.
You will need to bring a photo ID (like a drivers license).
Please wear loose fitting, 2 piece outfits.
Males receiving PSA: please abstain from sexual activity 24 hours prior to your appointment
You can wear deodorant, but please refrain from wearing:
- Lotion/ Oils
- Support hose
Q - Why can’t my physician do these preventive health screenings as part of my routine physical?
A – Due to the typically high cost of these preventive tests, many physicians will only order them when a patient is showing apparent symptoms. Since many conditions including heart disease may develop without any outward symptoms, it is important to identify disease even before symptoms appear.
Q – How often should I have these preventive screenings?
A – Regular preventive testing is important as abnormal health conditions can manifest or intensify with time. The recommended frequency of testing is based on your personal risk factors and past preventive tests results. Yearly preventive health tests will also complement your regular physicals. It is important to take into account your health risk factors and previous preventive health tests results when making a decision.
Contact our office with any questions about your upcoming ultrasound, or to request more information about our other services. We proudly serve residents of Forsyth, North Fulton, Gwinnett, and surrounding areas.