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Is It Time For Your Annual Sports Physical?

April 6, 2004 02:23 PM

A New Approach to Preventive Health Care at HealthScreen America

You know the drill – if your kids play sports they need an annual physical. Everyone – the coach, the organization and you - wants the assurance that your child is in tip-top shape before even the first practice takes place.

But what about you? Do you get a check-up before you hit the courts each year? It is always recommended that before starting an exercise program of any kind – you get a doctor’s physical – but how many of us actually do? Although we follow a standard pediatric examination process for young children, as adults we get away from the idea of regular health check-ups.

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A new medical facility in Buckhead and USTA sponsor – HealthScreen America - is hoping to simplify and systemize preventive health care and screenings through a new approach - Personal Health Mapping. Whether you are in your 30s, 40s, 50s or older – HealthScreen America believes it is never too late or too early to put a preventive maintenance process in place to safeguard yourself from major disease and illness.


“Let’s face it- most of us take better care of our cars and homes than we do our health with regular tune-ups and inspections. Unlike a car, we don’t come with an owner’s manual to guide us through the process of preventive maintenance for our bodies. At Health Screen America we’ve come up with a simple approach for people to take to proactively protect their health, “says Dr. Randy Cronic, Chief Medical Officer of HealthScreen America.

Here’s how Personal Health Mapping works:

  1. Reflect On Your History: First, you take a good look at where you have been – your family health history and your personal health history.
  2. Establish a Baseline of Health: Then, based on your history and age – you schedule a series of screenings to establish a baseline of your health and identify the early stages of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, colon and lung cancer, as well as other diseases and conditions.
  3. Consult With Your Doctor: Next, you follow up with your primary care physician or specialist to discuss any health issues that have been uncovered through your health screenings.
  4. Chart a Course To A Healthier Future: The final step of the health map process is identifying established checkpoints based on your age and identified risk areas for periodic follow-up screenings.

In less than two hours in HealthScreen’s comfortable facility, you can get a complete picture of your health through the combination of lab work, ultrasound and CT screening technology with an on-site radiologist who will guide you through your results and serve as a transitional bridge to your primary care physician.

Greg Grover, tennis teaching professional and owner / vice president of the Windward Lake Club in Alpharetta, GA, recently went through a personal screening at HealthScreen America and offered this glowing testimonial. “I was very impressed with the level of professionalism at Healthscreen America,” says Grover. “The staff made me feel at ease and the results were presented in a timely manner, making it simple for me to take them to my primary care doctor for further discussion. I think the health aspects associated with tennis make a USTA Southern Section and HealthScreen America partnership a natural fit.”

The bottom line is that annual physicals aren’t just for kids. In the end, the true advantage in any match is good health.

As a USTA sponsor HealthScreen America is offering a 25% discount on all services during 2004. Click here to learn more.

 

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