Ambulatory Blood Pressure Testing
You come to the office and your blood pressure is way too high, but you are convinced it is just "white coat hypertension" and just coming to the office makes it raise. You tell your doctor it is fine at home and when you check it at the local supermarket. He/she may recommend a small portable BP device that you will wear at home that will check your BP at timed intervals, even during your sleep. We can use this information for any needed medication or changes in your medications.
Dermatologic Treatment, Including Lesion Removal
Minor dematologic surgical procedures, including but not limited to, mole/lesion removal, wart treatment, cyst removal, wound debridement, ingrown toenail removal, and cyrotherapy.
Event Monitor for Cardiac Arrhythmia
For those patients with complaints of heart racing, palpitations, shortness of breathe or near fainting that disappears once they come to the doctor, we have the ability to hook you up to cardiac monitor you will wear at home. We will send you with a small, discrete monitor you can wear around your neck or on your belt loop for 30 days. When you have these symptoms you simply push the button on your device and it will record your heart rhythm which will then be transmitted to your physician for interpretation.
Treadmill (Cardiac Stress)
Testing A cardiac stress test is used to assess the heart muscle's response to the need for additional oxygen, which occurs during increased physical activity. This procedure is most often done for the following reasons:
- To evaluate if complaints of chest pain are related to the heart
- To determine if blockages exist in a coronary artery or arteries supplying the heart with oxygen-rich blood (coronary heart disease or CHD)
- To identify an irregular heart rhythm that only occurs during activity
- To monitor the heart's response to cardiac treatment or a procedure to open a coronary artery
- To determine a safe level of participation before the start of an exercise regimen
- To plan the pace and intensity of rehabilitation after a heart attack
- To screen for the presence of asymptomatic CHD in certain high risk people