Diagnostic Testing in Washington, DC
Diagnostic testing in Washington, DC is something that everybody should consider. By undergoing certain diagnostic tests, you can help identify possible health issues, thereby allowing you to properly treat them in time as well as prevent worse issues from developing.
Some diagnostic tests can be done on a walk-in basis, such as step throat tests or blood tests. However, if additional imaging is required, off-site equipment may need to be used at a local hospital.
Whatever the case, schedule an introductory conversation with Dr. Robert Enelow, a top Internist in Washington, DC.
Our Washington, DC Diagnostic Testing Includes:
- Blood tests
- CT scans
- MRI exams
- And more
As far as preparation goes, at the very most you may be required to fast depending on the test. The following are some of the diagnostic tests that you may want to consider or that we may recommend based on specific health issues you are having:
Complete blood count – This blood test is performed in order to diagnose a number of conditions, including infections in the blood or anemia. The test involves taking a sample of your blood and measuring the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and hemoglobin.
Mammography – A mammogram is a type of x-ray taken of the breasts in order to identify cysts or tumors before they are large enough to notice by touch. Mammograms should be performed on women over the age of 40 every one to two years.
Colonoscopy – A colonoscopy is a diagnostic test that is performed with the use of a colonoscope, which is a tube built with a light and lens in order to screen for problems in the colon. A colonoscopy is recommended every ten years after you reach the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring – If you suffer from hypertension, then we may recommend ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to ensure that you have satisfactory control over your blood pressure. A small monitor will record your blood pressure for a period of 24 hours, the data of which we will analyze back at our office.
Echocardiography – This diagnostic test uses sound waves in order to illustrate a moving picture of your heart chambers, heart valves and your heart’s surrounding structures to help identify any issues you may be having with your heart.
Holter monitoring – If you experience palpitations and we weren’t able to find anything unusual upon examination of your heart, then a holter monitor will be used to record your heartbeats for a period of 24 hours in order to identify when and why palpitations are occurring.
Bone densitometry – Bone densitometry diagnostic tests are screenings for osteoporosis. They allow us to identify a decrease in your bone density to help prevent a fracture from occurring. If your bone density is too low, we can prescribe the proper medication.
These are some of the more common diagnostic tests used to identify health conditions.
What to Expect from Dr. Enelow
- Contacting Dr. Enelow – Call Dr. Enelow at 202-728-9630 or email Dr. Enelow to schedule an appointment.
- Appointment – As one of the top Washington, DC internists, Dr. Enelow will meet with you to discuss and diagnose your medical needs. You’ll never feel rushed or unimportant, and Dr. Enelow takes great pride in providing every single patient the highest-quality of care possible.
- Payment – Dr. Enelow does not charge an annual retainer fee and does not accept insurance. The first comprehensive visit is approximately $800 – $1,100, depending on your visit and medical needs. Most 30-minute visits are $250 – $400.
- Filing Insurance Claims – Our office files all of your claims to your insurance company for reimbursement.
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