Chronic Disease Management
High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure test determines whether your blood pressure is normal, high, or low. This quick test is the only way to determine your blood pressure – and it could save your life.
Blood tests and heart health exams can help identify heart disease or identify problems that may lead to heart disease. There are several types of heart health tests. The doctor will determine which test or tests you require based on your symptoms (if any), risk factors, and medical history.
All patients, particularly those who are overweight or obese, should be screened for diabetes every three years beginning at the age of 45. Screening should be done at a younger age and more frequently if multiple risk factors are present.
Lung function exams are a group of tests that assess how the whole lungs function. Spirometry is the simplest test. This test determines the capacity of the lungs to hold air. The test also assesses how forcefully the lungs can empty.
A blood test is the primary diagnostic tool for kidney disease. The test detects the presence of creatinine, a waste product, in your blood. The doctor calculates how much waste your kidneys should really be able to filter in a minute based on your blood test results, as well as your age, size, gender, and ethnic group.