At Summit Medical Group, we want you to live well and stay well. We are eager to empower you to take control of your health and help prevent health problems before they start. Our staff will contact you to schedule and coordinate regular Preventive Medicine checkups with your physicians so that you can stay on top of your health and wellness year round.
Preventive Medicine Guidelines
If you are aged 18 years or older, our Patient Guide to Staying Wellwill provide you with preventive medicine guidelines that can help you keep track of your health and wellness.
Based on US Preventive Services Task Force and American Cancer Society recommendations, the preventive health care guide includes information about health examinations, screenings, and tests you might need. It lists Web sites to help you find health and wellness information. It also includes a diary where you can keep track of your medical history.
Preventive Health Care Screenings
The Preventive Health screenings offered at Summit Medical Group include but are not limited to:
- Abdominal Ultrasound for Abdominal Aneurysmto show any abnormalities in the shape of the abdominal aorta
- Blood Pressureto test systolic pressure and diastolic pressure and determine if you have high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Blood Sugar tests to measure how well your body processes sugar (glucose). Some blood sugar tests can help diagnose prediabetes or diabetes; others determine how well you are managing your diabetes. A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of sugar in your blood after you fast for at least 8 hours or overnight
- Bone Density Scan or Bone Mineral Density (BMD)tests to detect bone loss that could lead to osteoporosis. Early detection can help you take action to stop the progression of bone loss
- Cholesterol tests to determine if you have high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in your blood. We can give you guidelines for and ways to lower cholesterol which can lower your risk of heart disease
- Colonoscopy to allow your doctor to look inside the large intestine. The procedure enables the physician to see things such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths such as polyps, ulcers, and evidence of colon cancer. Visit our Gastroenterology page for more information
- HIV Testingto determine the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Early medical attention can slow the growth of HIV. The slower the virus spreads, the longer your body will be able to ward off illnesses that often accompany AIDS
- Mammogram to allow the doctor to check for breast lumps and changes in breast tissue. A mammogram can show small lumps or growths that a doctor or woman may not be able to feel when doing a breast exam. Please visit Imaging/Radiology for more information
- Pap Smear or Pap Test to check for changes in the cells of a woman’s cervix, the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Please visit Obstetrics/Gynecology for more information
- Prostate cancer test to determine if cancer is present in the prostate gland, which is located at the neck of the bladder and in front of the rectum in men