- Carotid Intimal Media Thickness Scans
Carotid Intimal Thickness is an indicator of your cardiovascular risk or your risk of having a stroke or heart attack in the future. This is a quick and simple test that involves no radiation. This test is often included as part of a vascular screening and can be done simply in our office. The information from this test when combined with other information allows us to make highly personalized risk assessment providing you withthe best information for making health decisions.
- Abdominal Ultrasounds for Aneurysm
Ever smoked in your life? You are at increased risk for an enlarged aorta. We routinely screen our patients for this condition. This is an ultrasound-based test to identify an enlarged aorta that puts the patient at a significant risk for possible rupture. This test is performed in just a few minutes.
These are common tests which help diagnose multiple cardiac problems - both electrical and non-electrical. They are done when medically indicated and with yearly physical exams.
- Ambulatory Blood Pressure
Have you ever been told you blood pressure was high? Are you reluctant to take medications? Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring may help make the diagnosis. Rather than a single reading in our office, this monitor is worn at home for a full day. The monitor collects multiple blood pressure reading both awake and asleep. Multiple elevated reading or abnormal patterns may help us make a decision about treatment.
- Cardiac Holter Monitoring
Cardiac monitoring can often help to find heart problems not previously identified. This small devices measures and records your heart rhythms outside of the office. This test is indicated when traditional EKGs don’t provide enough information to your doctor.
- Cardiology Services
IMS has a skilled cardiology team to assess your heart condition.
Spirometry- this test is the most common of pulmonary function tests and is helpful in assessing conditions such as asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis. Specifically, it measures the volume and flow of air that can be exhaled and inhaled.
- Joint Injections
This treatment is done to alleviate many inflammatory disorders of the joints. A hypodermic needle with anti-inflammatory agents is injected to the affected area to provide fast relief.
Ultrasound is state-of-the-art for in-office imaging that does not have any radiation or adverse effects. Ultrasound is useful in diagnosing many musculoskeletal problems such as shoulder rotator cuff injuries or tendonitis. Ultrasound is available to our paitient for many different diagnostic studies including: carotid arteries, thyroid glad, leg veins and arteries. Ultrasound is also employed for guided injections, allowing precise placement of medication.
- Skin Biopsy
This is a procedure in which a sample of skin is removed and examined under a microscope. This procedure can assess for skin abnormalities such as infection or cancer.
- Injury Care
Cut you finger while doing dishes? We have the expertise and supplies to do simple stiches and wound repair in the office. We have many years experience in treating minor injuries from a sprained or broken ankles to a cut finger.
- Wound Care
We are proud to use Wound VAC therapy, which promotes healing through negative pressure. Essentially, this vacuum-type care helps to draw the wound edges together and promote faster healing of the skin by removing infectious material and stimulating granulation.