Preventive health “Three Steps for Your Health”
You may need testing for certain medical conditions even though you have no symptoms. Based on your age, gender, medical and family history there are important screening tests that can detect certain diseases at early stages, which can then be treated more effectively. You will be guided by Doctor Sung S. Yang through his series of history/physical exam, lab tests, imaging and procedures, known as “Dr. Yang’s Three Steps to Your Health”
Step 1 : History and physical exam are the most basic and the first step to start this process. Doctor Sung S. Yang will ask you questions about your allergies, medications, medical and surgical history, social habits, and family history to assess your risk for certain diseases. Then, he will exam you to focus on any vital organs like skin, heart, lungs, nerves, etc that may have this risk.
Step 2 : Blood and urine tests are the next steps to evaluate you for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney, thyroid and liver disorders, and certain types of cancers.
Step 3 : Mammogram, DEXA (X ray imaging for osteoporosis) and Pap smear are the special imaging exams for women. Prostate ultrasound is the special exam for the prostate in men. Also, if indicated you will be referred to specialist for a colonoscopy, which is a procedure that evaluates the colon and rectum for any signs of colon cancer. Vaccines for influenza (flu), pneumonia, hepatitis B, tetanus, varicella (chicken pox), shingles and others can be administered to reduce your risk for developing these diseases and prevent complications.