An EKG is very useful in determining whether a person has heart disease.
If a person has chest pain or palpitations, an EKG is helpful in determining if
the heart is beating normally.
are equipped to carry out investigative procedures, which includes urine analysis,
stool examination, and all culture growth test for fungus and bacterial infections.
Pulmonary Function Tests:
Tests used to evaluate lung mechanics,
gas exchange, pulmonary blood flow, and blood gases and pH. They are used to evaluate
patients in the diagnosis of pulmonary disease, assessment of disease development,
or evaluation of the risk of pulmonary complications from surgery.
An ultrasound is a test which utilizes a high frequency sound wave similar
to sonar. There is no radiation involved and the examination is painless. The
test can take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes. A small ultrasound probe is passed
over the area to be examined while images are printed on hard copy to be kept
in your permanent file.
procedure uses sound waves to examine the size, shape, and motion of the heart,
and is useful to diagnose abnormalities of the heart valves and to assess cardiac
Physical examination (School and Work related):
is an examination of a person's body to determine his or her state of health or
Nerve Conduction Studies:
The basic concept
of nerve stimulation is this: When a nerve is electrically stimulated a reaction
should occur somewhere along the nerve itself. With appropriate recording electrodes,
this reaction can be seen and the time relationship between the stimulus and the
response can be identified.
Vaccination & Immunization
Before deciding on travel sites and plans be sure to check
out the following for information regarding possible health concerns (malaria,
TB, and other disease breakouts or epidemic areas):
Health: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Blue Sheet (Health Information for International Travel)
Green Sheet (Cruise ship inspection summaries)