Preventive Medical Services

Each year your PFHP physician will perform a comprehensive evaluation including a complete physical exam, routine blood tests* and an electrocardiogram, at no cost to you or your insurance carrier. When appropriate, more sophisticated, state-of-the-art diagnostic studies, focusing on preventive medicine may be recommended to complete your annual exam. While these additional studies are optional and not covered by your membership fee, they will enhance the overall value of your preventive annual examination.

You will be scheduled for a follow-up visit to discuss your results and recommendations. All appropriate screening tests are tabulated, and kept on file.

*Routine blood tests include fasting glucose, lipid profile, kidney function, liver function tests, red blood cell count, white blood cell count, platelet count, urinalysis, thyroid test, PSA, and electrolytes exclusively.

Specific Prevention Services

  • Traditional silent risk factors identified early and treated
  • Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and lipid disorders analyzed
  • Newly identified risks detected and treated aggressively
  • Advanced lipid analysis, inherited predisposition, CT coronary angiogram ordered and interpreted when appropriate.
  • Reduce your calculated risk of having a cardiovascular event.
  • Identify this common condition and its impact on your health.
  • Benefit from early intervention with lifestyle changes to prevent the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Nutritional counseling if necessary.
  • Employ high-tech diagnostics to monitor treatment intervention.
  • Maintain all recommended screening tests up-to-date.
  • Routine colonoscopy to reduce risk of colorectal cancer.
  • Mammogram, PSA, PAP smear, Hemoccult testing.
  • Chest X-Ray, High Resolution CT scan of Lungs (for high-risk patients)
  • Improve odds of early cancer detection with better outcomes.
  • Hormonal supplementation: Counseling regarding (pros & cons) with recommendations individualized to your particular needs.
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): treatment options discussed.
  • Osteoporosis/ Osteopenia: Bone density screening kept up-to-date for early detection, and early treatment interventions to avoid disease or to halt progression.
  • Heart disease in women: screening of risks factors and identifying a typical presentation for early intervention.
  • Overactive bladder, urinary incontinence.
  • Erectile dysfunction: evaluation & treatment.
  • Prostate health: identify and control lower urinary tract symptoms.
  • PSA screening (pros and cons) early cancer detection.
  • Hypogonadism & androgen replacement.
  • Prophylactic immunity: stay current on the Tetanus booster, Hepatitis A & B, Influenza, Fluzone High Dose, Fluzone Quadrivent, MMR, Streptococcal pneumoniae, HPV vaccines, Pertussis and Herpes Zoster (shingles) vaccine.
  • Traveler’s Health: Hepatitis A & B, typhoid fever, Polio, Malaria, others.
  • Dietary & Nutritional Counseling: meet with our nutritionist and develop a customized dietary plan that works for you.
  • Exercise Counseling: discuss the best exercise regimen for you to meet your goals.

*These services are usually not covered by insurance carriers and in such cases will be billed directly to the members of PFHP.


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