History & Physical
Come in for a check up. We will have you fill out a form, ask many questions about your own and your family history, examine you and order appropriate screening urine and blood tests. This is the best way to detect any problems early on, as the earlier we make a diagnosis, the better the chances for early treatment and a full recovery.
This is when you come for a follow-up of a chronic problem such as high blood pressure, asthma or diabetes. An office visit is also used when you have specific problem— sore throat, cough, abdominal pain, back pain or any new symptom.
John Eck, MD has been doing this exam for many years. He was actually trained by a colo-rectal surgeon. This involves a flexible scope being inserted in the rectum, where he can follow the colon up to the mid-abdomen, about half-way. He can look for polyps or abnormal appearance of the colon wall. The patient is sedated, but not asleep. It is OK to drive after leaving the office. When combined with a barium enema done by a radiologist, these two tests provide good screening for colon cancer.
Pelvic Exam & Pap Smear
Alieta Eck, MD does this exam. She examines the uterine cervix and takes a small sample to be examined in the lab. She can examine for a large uterus or abnormalities in the ovaries. If there are questions, she will order a pelvic ultrasound or other appropriate testing.
This test is done by all the physicians. It tells the rhythm of the heart and shows extra beats. It also shows if there is an area of the heart that has been damaged by a heart attack.
Comprehensive Endocrine Consult
Dr. Ara Apelian is a specialist in Endocrinology— involving the glands that secrete hormones into the blood stream. He diagnoses and treats diabetes, thyroid diseases, pituitary diseases and problems involving the males and female hormones.
Infectious Disease Consult
Dr. Cecil Mathews is a specialist in Infectious Diseases. He advises on travel to foreign countries and immunizatons needed. He treats complicated infections of all types.
Can’t hear? It may be because of the build-up of wax in the ear canal. We can irrigate the ears using a warm solution. Then we can get a good look at the eardrums to see if all is well.
Dr. John Eck, MD uses is surgical training to removed moles, especially those that might be suspicious of being cancer. His plastic surgery training leads to a nice clean barey noticeable scar.
We do all types of immunizations for school, work or travel.