Our Services

Internal Medicine


  • Primary Care. A primary care physician or primary care provider (PCP)  is a physician who provides both the first contact for a person with an  undiagnosed health concern as well as continuing care of varied medical  conditions, not limited by cause, organ system, or diagnosis.


  • Annual Physical Exams. For  some people, having an annual physical exam is a source of reassurance  that they're as healthy as they feel.  Others see it as an alarm system,  to catch health problems before they become serious.  Annual exams  usually check the following:  your history, vital signs and general  appearance, as well as heart, lung, head, neck, abdominal, neurological,  dermatological (skin &  nails) and extremities exams.


  • Sports and Camp Physicals.  A  sports physical -- also known as a pre-participation physical  examination -- is a check-up to assess an individual's health and  fitness as it relates to a sport. It is not the same as a regular  physical. During the sports physical, the health care provider looks for  any diseases or injuries that could make it unsafe to participate in  sports. 


  • Adult Immunizations.   Your need for immunizations does not end when you reach adulthood. The  specific shots (injections) you need as an adult depend not only on your  age, lifestyle, overall health, pregnancy status, and travel plans but  also on who you are in close contact with and what vaccines you had as a  child. Tetanus and diphtheria shots need to be repeated every 10 years  throughout adulthood to keep immunity.  Adult immunizations may include  any of the following:  Flu, Tetanus & Diphtheria (Td), or Tetanus,  Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap), among a few.


  • Preventive Health Care.  Preventive  care can help lower your risk of serious and costly diseases later in  life.   Here’s how preventive care helps you:  regular screening and  tests may provide early detection of some health conditions that have no  visible symptoms, birth control, help quitting smoking, obesity  counseling, and the like.  Good preventive care can make a big  difference in your health and your medical bills. And since your health  plan is probably offering it free, don't miss out.


  • Pre-Operative Clearance. An  unbending rule of the surgery world is that every patient having any  surgery under general anesthesia, from emergency to elective, should  have “medical clearance”. Medical clearance is a history and physical  plus appropriate laboratory, x-ray, and electrocardiogram testing as a  basic means of evaluating suitability for — and the risk of — both the  operation itself and the anesthesia. In fact, sometimes, the findings of  that medical exam drive the decision regarding the appropriate and  safest anesthesia technique. In other words, the patient’s medical  status generates many decisions.  We believe the patient’s personal physician is  most often the logical and appropriate MD to conduct the medical  clearance. He or she already knows the patient’s history — including  family history. And, most importantly, has invaluable records. The prior  lab, x-ray and cardiogram tests allow comparison with the current  recent physical exam to best evaluate the patient’s current medical  condition. The personal MD can be objective and impartial in his  evaluation and recommendation regarding medical suitability for the  procedure.

Neurology

 

  • Neurological Care.  A  neurologist helps identify the source of problems with a patient's  nervous system.  This can be an inability to use the senses correctly.  Loss of sight, hearing, smell, taste and the sensation of touch are  often linked to neurological disorders.  Neurologists also study many  types of disorders. These include neurological diseases such as  Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy headaches, myasthenia  gavis and multiple sclerosis. Neurologists conduct many tests on  patients in order to make a diagnosis and recommend an appropriate  treatment. These tests include scans like a magnetic resonance imaging  (MRI) or computed axial tomography (CAT scan), and lumbar punctures  (spinal taps) to examine the cerebrospinal fluid that coats the brain  and spinal cord. Electrical activity is studied with an  electroencephalography (EEG) of the brain or an electromyography (EMG)  of the muscles.


  • Electroencephalography (EEG).  An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Special sensors (electrodes)  are attached to your head and hooked by wires to a computer. The  computer records your brain's electrical activity on the screen or on  paper as wavy lines. Certain conditions, such as seizures, can be seen by the changes in the normal pattern of the brain's electrical activity.


  • Electromyography (EMG).  An  electromyogram (EMG) is a test that is used to record the electrical  activity of muscles. When muscles are active, they produce an electrical  current. This current is usually proportional to the level of the  muscle activity. An EMG is also referred to as a myogram.  EMGs can be  used to detect abnormal electrical activity of muscle that can occur in  many diseases and conditions, including muscular dystrophy, inflammation  of muscles, pinched nerves, peripheral nerve damage (damage to nerves  in the arms and legs), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myasthenia gravis, disc herniation, and others.

Pulmonary

 

  • Sleep Studies.  Sleep Medicine is a medical specialty or subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders.   A sleep study is a recording of several body functions throughout an  entire night.  Sensors and electrodes are placed on various parts of the  body.  These sensors monitor brain waves, heart rate and rhythm,  respiratory rate, oxygen levels, body position and muscle tone in  several areas of the body.  When read together, they can give a very  precise indication of what is going on during a night of sleep.   Depending on your evaluation, Sleep Studies services may or may not  include: Inpatient Sleep Consultation, Polysomnography, CPAP Titration,  Split Night, BIPAP Titration, ASV Titration, Oral Appliance Titration,  Home Sleep Study, or PAP-NAP (A daytime nap session to desensitize  against CPAP). Visit our Sleep Lab website (www.ezsleeplab.com) for more information.


  • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT).  As  the name implies, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) measure how well the  lungs are moving air in and out. They also measure how well the lungs  are moving oxygen to the blood. These breathing tests use special  equipment and are done by trained staff in a hospital or office setting.  Most are done by blowing into a tube while you sit in a chair.


  • Allergy Testing.  More  than 50 million people in the United States have allergies. Finding out  what you are allergic to is an important first step to effective  allergy treatment. Today allergy tests are more convenient and accurate  than ever before. When combined with a detailed medical history, allergy  testing can identify the specific things that trigger your allergic  reactions.  Allergy testing can be done as skin tests or as blood tests.

Endocrinology

 

  •  Endocrinology Care  . An  endocrinologist is a specialized physician that focuses on the  treatment of people who suffer from hormonal imbalances.  Endocrine  organs, also called glands, produce hormones; these organs include the  pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes and  pancreas.  The conditions treated by an endocrinologist are usually  related to under- or over-production of hormones.  Endocrinology  diseases often affect other parts of the body.  This is why an  endocrinologist in some cases would need to test a specific  hormone  level and request studies of other organs such as eyes, heart, lungs,  kidneys, liver, bones, skin and nerves.  Multiple therapies are  available to supplement or to block a hormone, but sometimes an abnormal  gland can be removed by a surgeon.  The overall goal of the  endocrinology care is to restore the normal balance of hormones in the  human body.


  • Endocrinology Testing - Continuous Glucose Monitoring . Also  called CGM,  this is a new way to monitor glucose (sugar) levels for  patients with diabetes.  This test is performed with a tiny sensor  typically put under the skin of the abdomen (or back) for about 72  hours.  The device collects readings automatically every 5 minutes.   Along with glucose finger sticks, this device can help detect trends and  patterns giving a good picture of the diabetes control.  The data can  help your doctor find ways to better manage the condition and provide  better insights into how your diet, medication, and daily activities  really affect your glucose levels.