These exams are covered by health insurance companies and recommended annually. They may fall into one of the following categories:
- Well child examinations
- Sports physical
- Annual physical
- Well woman exam with pap smear
Screening testing may be covered in your annual exam, based on clinical indication, health insurance plan and deductible. Tests may include:
- Lipid panel to screen for abnormal cholesterol levels
- Fasting glucose and hemoglobin A1c to screen for diabetes
- STI screening
- Thin prep to screen for cervical cancer
Especially during cold/flu season, it can be incredibly helpful to be evaluated the same day you start feeling sick. Dr. Erath offers same day appointment availability to address your immediate needs.
Referrals to other
health care providers
Sometimes it is necessary to see a specialist and the majority of the time seeing a specialist requires a referral letter. It is the primary care physicians responsibility to be the main coordinator between all the specialists and refer patients to the appropriate provider (ex: physical therapist, cardiologist, neurologist, etc.).