Harmful Dietary Supplements

  With the help of an expert panel of independent┬ádoctors and dietary-supplement researchers, Consumer Reports identified 15 supplement ingredients that are potentially harmful. The risks include organ damage, cancer, and…

Advanced Directives

This is a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to their…

Antibiotics

Antibiotics are a large group of medications which treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics play an important role in modern medicine, however their overuse is well documented and associated with a host…

Bone Density Screening

For average risk women, screening bone density exams are recommended at age 65. If you are younger than 65 and believe you are at increased risk, you can calculate your…

Aortic Aneurysm Screening

If you are male and a current or former smoker, a one-time screening with ultrasound is recommended between the ages of 65-75. Please also let us know if aneurysms of…

Nurse Assisting Patient Undergoing Mammogram
Breast Cancer Screening

The current guidelines of the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend mammograms for average risk women every two years from ages 40 – 74. Mammography for women age 75…

Cholesterol Screening

We recommend routine screening for cholesterol every five years for healthy adults. Unless your practitioner has instructed you to fast, you do not need to be fasting for cholesterol screening….

Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer is one of the few cancers which can be prevented by screening. Starting at age 50, colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years. An alternative to colonoscopy is yearly…

Diabetic Care

Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by abnormal blood sugar metabolism. The mainstays of treatment include proper diet, regular exercise, medications, and monitoring for and preventing long-term complications of the…