Our physicians focus extensively on preventive screenings and counseling for all patients:
Screening for colorectal cancer begins at age 50 years. People at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer should begin screening at a younger age, and may need to be tested more frequently. The decision to be screened after age 75 should be made on an individual basis.
If you are 40 to 49 years old, your doctor will have you get a screening mammogram every year. If you are 50 to 74 years old, your doctor will have you perform a screening mammogram every two years.
Depression is a serious illness. If you are diagnosed with depression, you aren’t alone. Depression can be treated with talk therapy, medicines, called antidepressants, or both. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist for talk therapy or medicine.
All men and women ages 20 and over can get their cholesterol checked or those who have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease will get a cholesterol screening performed by their doctor.
Diabetes is a disease. People with diabetes have too much glucose (sugar) in their blood. Over time, if it’s not controlled, diabetes can lead to major health problems. High risk patients will receive diabetic testing from their doctor.
High Blood Pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. Your doctor will generally check your blood pressure at every office visit.
AAA is an aneurysm that occurs in the part of the aorta (artery) running through the abdomen. For men and women age 50 and over with risk factors, your doctor will screen for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
Drinking too much puts you at risk for heart disease, stroke, liver problems, and some cancers. Talk to your doctor who will provide alcohol screening and counseling that will help you cut down your drinking or even quit.
Eating unhealthy can lead to major health problems. Your doctor will screen and counsel patients with obesity to help you lead a healthier lifestyle.
Patients who are obese or have other complications due to obesity will be placed on a mediation weight loss treatment plan to help lose weight.
Smoking is one of the most preventable cause of death and disease in the US. For those that are smokers, your doctor will offer counseling tools to help you quit and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Patients with peripheral arterial disease have a much higher risk of heart attack or stroke. Your doctor will perform this screening to help you change your lifestyle and medications for healthier arteries of the legs.
For patients with risk of heart disease, your doctor will perform an electrocardiogram (EKG) to check for problems with electrical activity of the heart.
Patients with risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, your doctor will perform a pulmonary function test (PFT), specifically a spirometry device to assess lung function and determine the degree of damage to the lungs.
Center for Adult Healthcare, S.C.
303 East Army Trail Road, Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: (630) 893-0347