Early Detection Means
Faster Recovery & Less Suffering
An Annual Checkup Is Essential For Early Detection
The difference between recreation and recuperation is early detection. That is why we emphasize annual checkups so much. Do not put yourself in a position of greater suffering by discovering you have a condition in its late stages. Follow our screening recommendations and we will be in a much better position to minimize the impact of anything we find.
Put A Checkup On Your Checklist
The very best way to keep yourself healthy is to schedule an annual exam. We will take a complete medical history, conduct a thorough physical examination, screen you for everything you are at high-risk for, and give you a detailed understanding of where you are now and how to get to optimal health in the future. Call us at 404-888-0228 to make an appointment.
Not Just Any Checkup. A Concierge-Level Checkup.
Not only do we give you a comprehensive series of tests and screenings during our annual exams, we spend an extraordinary amount of time explaining the results to you. In fact, some of our patients who pass their checkups with flying colors get annoyed that we simply do not call them and say, “Everything’s fine, see you next year.” It is just not our way. We will schedule an appointment to go over the test results and make sure you understand everything that is going on with your body.
Here are just some of the screenings you will get in one of the most comprehensive annual exams in Atlanta:
HPV. The HPV virus is the most common STD. Virtually gets exposed to it. The cells of a woman cervix is identical to the anus. Therefore, HPV causes cervical cancer in woman and anal cancer in gay men. Every gay man needs an anal PAP smear to check HPV, anal warts(condyloma) and anal cancer.
Patients with precancerous cells or condyloma in their anus needs specialized treatment with a laser called IRC. We are one of the few practices in Atlanta that does this in house at our office. So we can screen, detect, and treat early-stage anal cancer here in one place.
Anal Cancer. The HPV virus causes it. It is also responsible for all cervical cancers in women. We have an in-house anal/rectal cancer detection system, which means you do not have to be sent off to yet another specialist. We can screen, detect and treat early-stage cancer right here in our office.
Colon & Prostate Cancer. Annual screenings should start at age 40, unless you have a history of colon polyps or colorectal, breast, ovarian or uterine cancers in your family. Then you need to get screened earlier.
HIV. The CDC changed its HIV testing guidelines and is now recommending that all adults ages 13-64 get regular screenings. Our rapid HIV tests allow readings within 20 minutes. In addition, we used a rapid fourth generation test. It will detect HIV after 10 days of exposure.
Screening for other sexually transmitted infections. Since the implementation of PrEP, there has been a significant rise in STI’s. It is important to be tested frequently for STI’s and the frequency is determined on your sexual history.
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia can be tested from the throat, penis, anus, and vagina depending on your exposure. Interestingly, throat Gonorrhea infections are contracted 75 percent of time by kissing and only 25 percent by giving oral sex–so come get your throat swabbed!
Cholesterol. You should have it checked every year. We use a far more sophisticated profiling system than most. We are able to show not only the usual — total, good and bad cholesterol levels — but patterns, shapes and particles. The science of lipids has evolved tremendously in the past few years and we are out in front it to make sure we give you the most accurate screening possible.
Blood Pressure. At least once every year. By the way, a blood pressure of 140/90 or greater is considered high blood pressure.
Immune System. This includes Vitamin D testing, which is a signal marker for the health of your immune system and keeping your bones healthy.
Diabetes. We do a simple blood test called Hemoglobin A1C , which is the best test to diagnose pre-diabetes or diabetes itself. We perform this testing in office. You will get results during your visit.
Body Fat. We measure percent of body fat/lean muscle and body mass index.
Heart Disease. The EKG (electrocardiogram) tests for all kinds of heart conditions.
Other Screenings. Our concierge-level checkups involve more screenings than mentioned here. For complete details, call us at 404-888-0228.
Make An Appointment For Your Annual Exam. In addition to the benefits of early detection, people who have a periodic health review are less stressed about their health than people who don’t. So call us at 404-888-0228 and breathe easier.