Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine originated from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in which thin needles are inserted into the body. Acupuncture is used for pain relief, as well as other conditions.
An Arterial Doppler is an ultrasound study of the arteries located in the arms or legs. High-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) are used to obtain images of structure in the body. The ultrasound images can help the clinician evaluate arterial blockages, such as plaque.
Bone Density Scan (DeXA) is a tool used to help diagnose osteoporosis—a condition that is associated with weakening of bone and in many cases fractures. The test allows early diagnosis, which can lead to effective treatment and decrease risk for future fractures.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injections is a neurotoxin that is produced by the bacterium responsible for botulism— Clostridium Botulinum. The neurotoxin works by weakening the muscles and stopping them from contracting, which can lead to paralysis.
A Cardiac Catherization is a procedure used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions. During a cardiac catherization, a long, thin tube called a catheter is inserted in an artery or vein in the groin, neck or arm and threaded through the blood vessels to the heart. Using the catheter, doctors can then perform diagnostic tests.
A Carotid Doppler is an ultrasound study of the arteries located in the neck. High-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) are used to obtain images of the structures inside the body. Ultrasound imaging can help the clinician detect narrowing, or stenosis, of the carotid artery.
Our office does accept and perform Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) physicals for our ACTIVE primary care patients. These physicals must be scheduled in advance and are fee-for-service based appointments, meaning insurance will not cover the cost.
An Echocardiogram is a painless test that uses ultrasound imaging to examine the size, strength and structure of the heart, as well to assess the health of the heart valves.
Electromyography (EMG) measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of the muscle. A nerve conduction study (NCS), also known as a nerve conduction velocity (NCV), measures how fast an electrical impulse moves through the nerves.
A Holter Monitor is a portable device that continuously records the rhythm of the heart by means of electrodes attached to the chest. Our office offers two different cardiac monitors: a 24-hour Holter Monitor and an extended day holter monitor, which can be worn up to two weeks.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK US) is a tool that can be used to either help diagnose a condition, such a rheumatoid arthritis or a rotator cuff tear, or to help guide injections into a joint, such as a knee affected by arthritis. It has the same resolution as an MRI for many conditions and is less expensive.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury. When appropriate, OMT can complement, or in some cases even replace drugs or surgery.
A Pacemaker is a small device with two parts: a generator and wires (leads or electrodes). It’s placed under the skin in the chest to help control the heartbeat.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections is a cutting-edge medical treatment that helps the body heal damaged tissue. It is part of an emerging field called regenerative medicine, which taps into the natural healing power of the body. PRP has been used to treat elite-level athletes, like Olympic skiers, but it can provide benefits for anyone.
Rheumatological Drug Insusion (infusion therapy) consists of delivering medications intravenously for the treatment of rheumatologic diseases. It is the most advanced and state-of-the-art approach toward many types of arthritis, autoimmune illnesses and osteoporosis.
A Steroid Injection is also known as a Cortisone Injection. Today, we use an improved version of cortisone called betamethasone. It is an injectable drug that reduces the amount of inflammatory chemical the body makes. The injection can also help to reduce the body’s natural immune response, which helps control inflammation.
Treadmill Exercise Test (TET) is a cardiovascular stress test that uses treadmill exercise with electrocardiography (ECG), blood pressure monitoring and sometimes echocardiography. This test is a non-invasive way of looking for signs of poor blood flow through the coronary arteries. It can also be used to assess exercise capacity and heart rhythm disorders.
Trigger Point Injections target trigger points, or hyperirritable spots, in the fascia surrounding the skeletal muscle. They are associated with tight bands of muscle fibers. The injections provide prompt pain relief of symptoms from myofascial pain syndrome.