Treatment and Exams
At Caedel Medical East Atlanta we provide superior treatment and exams to ensure our patients remain healthy.
A routine physical examination ensures that you stay in good health. A physical can also be a preventive step. It allows you to catch up on vaccinations or detect a serious condition, like cancer or diabetes, before it causes problems. During a routine physical, your doctor can also check vitals, including weight, heart rate, and blood pressure. Your doctor will use a physical exam to see how your body is performing. Depending on your personal health history, your doctor may choose to focus on certain areas. If you have a family history of heart disease, for example, you may receive additional blood pressure checks, blood tests, and diabetes and cholesterol screenings.
Based on test results, age, and personal health history, the exam is also an opportunity to discuss future prevention measures with your doctor. (Mayo Clinic)
Pap smear: The pap smear is a screening for cervical cancer. Women should begin screening at age 21. After that, subsequent screenings are recommended every three years, as long as the woman has a healthy immune system. After 30 years old, pap smears are recommended once every five years, until the age of 65. After age 65, the majority of women no longer require a pap smear.
Pelvic exam: This can be done with or without a pap smear. A pelvic exam includes examining the vagina, cervix, and vulva for signs of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or other conditions.
Breast exam: A breast exam can be used to check for abnormal lumps or signs of breast cancer.
Mammogram: In women with low or average risk for breast cancer, a mammogram is recommended every two years between the ages of 50 and 74. Earlier and more frequent testing may be recommended based on your personal history and family history of breast cancer. (Mayo Clinic)
Men’s Health Exam
During the exam, the doctor will listen to your heart with a stethoscope to check for any possible signs of heart disease. You will be asked to breathe in slowly and deeply as your lungs are listened to.
You ears, nose, sinuses, throat and tonsils will all be examined.
The doctor will also check the appearance of your teeth and gums.
Your eyes will be checked for clarity.
The doctor will feel your neck to check the lymph nodes, thyroid gland and the carotid arteries for signs of potential problems.
You will be asked to lie down so your abdomen can be checked. The doctor will use a stethoscope to listen for healthy bowel sounds.
Tapping on the abdomen gives clues to liver size and the presence of abdominal fluid. Your abdomen will be palpated as signs of tenderness are looked for.
The doctor will test your reflexes by tapping an area in your knee with a special hammer. A bad reflex may prompt the doctor to investigate your health further.
The testicles will be examined and checked for lumps and tenderness. You will be checked for signs of hernia by coughing while the doctor feels for signs of weakness in the abdominal wall.
Your penis will be examined for warts, ulcers or other infections.
The doctor will check the size of your prostate by inserting a finger into the rectum.
Finally, the doctor will examine your neurological system and test your muscle strength. You will be asked to stand while your balance and reflexes are observed and tested.
Joint and Muscle Pain Evaluations
Musculoskeletal examination starts by distinguishing articular from periarticular or other connective tissue or muscular tenderness. Joint examination begins with inspection for deformities, erythema, swelling, or effusion and then proceeds to palpation for joint effusions, warmth, and point tenderness.
Treatments will include, but are not limited to targeted exercises, joint injections, and medications.
Weight Loss Management
Caedel Medical Group weight loss program is designed to help patients maintain a healthier lifestyle. Our medical providers will work with you to successfully manage your weight. Our comprehensive program combines diet, exercise, appetite suppressants and Vitamin injections to successfully assist you with your weight loss goal.
Weight Loss Specialist
Caedel Medical Group offers very effective personal weight-loss programs which includes diet assessments from our trained health care providers, BIA tests, B-12 injections, Lipo-Injections and more.
Diabetes Evaluation and Management
Diabetes evaluation includes, Counseling on diet and Exercise, Reviewing current levels and medication management.
VitaDrip Vitamin Therapy
VitaDrip is a treatment with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to compliment and support a healthy lifestyle. Patients are able to get higher doses of essential nutrients which allow them to feel better and function more efficiently.