The Center for Preventive Medicine has been designed for the comfort and convenience of patients and with access to the latest technology in diagnosing conditions that can lead to illness. Our office is quiet, uncrowded and graciously appointed and attended by a professional staff that focuses on the well-being of patients. Our services include:
Membership for The Center for Preventive Medicine begins with a comprehensive physical examination. Performed after a 14-hour fast, your blood will be obtained for laboratory analysis in our state of the art, on-site facility. We will test your vision, hearing, pulmonary and cardiac functions, and then you will have a thorough interview with your personal physician. The doctor will review your health history and your family's health experiences. He will review your medications and supplements, your health habits and goals for longevity and good health. A physical examination will be performed explaining specific risks to your health due to genetics, personal health habits and actuarial statistics. At the end of your appointment, a summary of findings will be presented and you will receive a comprehensive explanation of all health issues in a report mailed to your home a few days later.
Our on-site laboratory has the same blood and urine analyzers that are used in hospitals and large reference laboratories. Testing for all cholesterol subsets, diabetes management with glycolated hemoglobin, the latest ideas in measuring arterial inflammation with CRP and the detection of prostate cancer with PSA are just a few of the routine laboratory analyses that are performed. Our well-trained and experienced technicians can process specimens on demand and quickly, allowing the physicians and dieticians to help patients make informed decisions about their progress toward good health. Copies of reports and trends of successful interventions are provided.
The Center for Preventive Medicine has partnered with the conveniently located Northside/Atlanta Imaging to perform coronary artery calcium scores and evaluations of the lungs, liver, kidneys and other vital organs. Accredited by the American College of Radiology, Northside/Atlanta Imaging offers high-quality imaging with a demonstrated commitment for patient care and safety.
We have access to the latest in imaging technologies. For members over 40 years old or those who have specific risks to their health, we obtain a coronary artery scan at the time of the comprehensive physical examination. The scan provides insight to any formation of coronary artery atherosclerosis, the cause of heart attacks and the number one cause of death for men and women. Your personal physician uses the results to optimize the prevention of coronary artery disease.
Members of the Center for Preventive Medicine become very familiar with their personal physician through the process of the comprehensive physical examination. At the Center, we want to be easily accessible to our members whenever a question about health arises. Members have our physicians' telephone numbers and email addresses. While most health emergencies require the technology of laboratory and x-ray facilities, occasionally a home visit is the appropriate way to be reassured about an illness or accident. Our physicians understand the intricacies of the health care delivery system, emergency departments, hospitals and insurance restrictions.
Your personal physician, working with our staff and based upon the information received from the comprehensive physical examination, laboratory studies and the total body scan, will prescribe you those therapies designed to prevent illness and to prolong your healthy life. Where necessary, medication will be prescribed and a diet to enhance health will be suggested.