Preventive Health Care Diagnostic Services in Pacific Palisades
Dr. Raskin is proud to be one of the few health practitioners in Pacific Palisades to perform full X-rays, administer bone density scans, and draw blood in an in-house laboratory. Inconvenience is one of the leading causes patients don’t seek the preventive healthcare they need. Rather than subjecting our patients to prolonged wait times and the additional costs of independent labs and diagnostic facilities, our in-office lab allows us to conduct tests and deliver results quick.
Comprehensive Blood Test Available In-Office
A comprehensive blood test provides valuable information. Results can determine whether a patient faces increased risk of heart disease and cancer, or dangerous deficiencies in crucial vitamins or minerals. Undiagnosed deficiencies, such as Vitamin D, can lead to chronic health issues. And low testosterone, which affects many men over the age of 40, may also have negative effects if left untreated. We can quickly detect prevalent deficiencies like these and recommend lifestyle changes that support your health.
A broken bone is not the only ailment that requires an X-ray. Common conditions such as pneumonia and certain tumors may be visible with a simple scan. Our advanced X-ray technology allows patients to be diagnosed right here in our office. After diagnosis, we can quickly and effectively refer you to the appropriate specialist and implement an action plan.
Bone Density Scanning
As we age, our bone density decreases, leading to increased risk of bone fractures. Bone deterioration can ultimately manifest in osteoporosis, which effects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men around the world. We scan our patients, especially those over 50, for signs of low bone density and osteoporosis. Early detection gives us time to prevent bone mass loss, often with great success.
If you’re already suffering from low bone density, we’ll prescribe medication and create a customized diet and exercise plan to stem or reverse loss. Then we’ll manage the condition with regular check-ups. Give us a call today to learn if our all-encompassing services are right for you.