Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, more than 2,300 Americans die of CVD every day, which means one person dies every 38 seconds. These statistics are alarming and highlight the importance of preventing and early detecting CVD.
Preventive ultrasound screening is a non-invasive and painless way to detect early signs of CVD in your carotid arteries, abdominal aorta, and bilateral lower extremity arteries. At Isom MD Membership Primary Care, we believe so strongly in the prevention and early detection of CVD that we include these screenings with every membership.
The carotid arteries are located on either side of the neck and supply blood to the brain. The abdominal aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The bilateral lower extremity arteries are the blood vessels that supply blood to the legs. A preventive ultrasound screen of these arteries can detect plaque buildup or narrowing, which can lead to atherosclerosis, a condition where the arteries become clogged and hardened, restricting blood flow to vital organs.
Early detection of atherosclerosis can help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other CVD-related complications. Detecting the problem early allows for lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of further damage to the arteries, including modifications in diet, exercise, and other healthy habits. If detected early, atherosclerosis can be managed with non-invasive treatments, such as lifestyle changes or medication.
At Isom MD Membership Primary Care, we take a holistic approach to managing CVD risk. We believe that lifestyle changes are essential in preventing and treating CVD. Our members are supported by a fitness trainer, nutritionist, and a registered herbalist to create a customized plan for healthy living. We never push medications as the only option, but rather encourage our members to take control of their health through lifestyle changes.
Preventive ultrasound screening is a vital tool in detecting early signs of CVD, but it is only one piece of the puzzle. At Isom MD, we take the time to listen and support our members in making informed decisions about their health. We believe that the best way to reduce the risk of CVD is through a personalized approach that takes into account each individual's unique health needs, goals, and lifestyle.
As a member of Isom MD, you will receive a comprehensive health assessment that includes a physical examination, blood work, and a preventive ultrasound screen of your carotid arteries, abdominal aorta, and bilateral lower extremity arteries. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized plan that addresses your health concerns, lifestyle habits, and overall wellbeing.
In addition to preventive ultrasound screening and personalized lifestyle recommendations, Isom MD Membership Primary Care offers a range of services to support your health and wellness goals. We provide annual physicals, telemedicine visits, and 24/7 access to our medical team.
We believe that a healthy lifestyle is essential in preventing and treating CVD, and we provide our members with the support they need to achieve their health goals. Our team includes a fitness trainer, nutritionist, and a registered herbalist who work together to create a customized plan for healthy living.
At Isom MD Membership Primary Care, we are committed to providing high-quality, personalized care that emphasizes prevention, early detection, and holistic health. We believe that by focusing on the prevention and early detection of CVD, we can reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other complications associated with this disease.