What is the objective of preventive health screenings?
Preventive health screenings are an affordable and effective way to identify hidden disease risk. For many people, getting screened can often identify health risks that can be addressed before they become major problems. It helps people understand their risks so that they can consult with their doctor and take the right steps towards a healthier future.
Why should I have these screenings done if I have no symptoms?
Many people are at risk for diseases such as stroke and heart disease but experience no symptoms. Early detection and control can prevent major consequences down the road.
Why should I have health screenings?
As we all know, health care costs continue to rise and one of the reasons is that individuals don’t manage their health. If you manage your health, if anything should happen down the line, it wouldn’t cost as much as if you were just aware of the health problem for the first time.
How often should I have these health screenings?
This is a personal decision based on your risk factors and previous screening results. We advise that this is done at least once a year or on the advice of your physician
Are you affiliated with any hospital?
All information and preventive health screening results are sent directly back to you to share with your own physician. In the event that you don’t have a specialist physician to treat/advise you on the conditon(s) we may have observed, we have compentent in-house Specialists who you can consult with on an appointment-only basis.
I work during the day. Can I schedule a screening later in the day?
We try to accommodate people’s work schedules with check-in times that are early in the day. We also carry out screenings on Saturdays and some public holidays.
I have a doctor. Why do I need Naveen Health Screening?
Your doctor is our partner. Doctors often recommend screenings, as they recognize the screenings can be an important complement to the care of a physician. We help you get the information you and your physician need to work toward improving your health.
What Does A Health Screening Consist Of?
- A physical examination
- Blood pressure check
- Blood level analysis
- Kidney function tests
- Liver function tests
- Cholesterol screening
- Fasting blood glucose test
- HIV and Hepatitis B screening
- Stool microscopy/culture/sensitivity
- Prostate specific antigen (PSA) test
- Imaging tests – chest x-ray, abdominopelvic ultrasound, Echocardiography
Can my physician do this type of preventive health screening?
No. There is a gap in the healthcare system,if you are asymptomatic, meaning you are not yet sick and feel well, but have risk factors such as age, family history of disease or certain health conditions, our nation’s system is not well designed to take preventive steps towards your good health. We are quite good at treating illness once symptoms occur; but for many diseases like stroke, the first symptom is a stroke. Four out of five stroke victims have no apparent symptoms or warning signs.
Once you have our screenings, your doctor can use our results to determine next steps, or we can refer you to our in house Consultants.
How do I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made by using our web portal, http://portal.naveenhealthcare.com, by filling our contact form or by calling a member of our experienced administration team.
Once I have made an appointment, will I need to do anything to prepare for my screening?
Once you have arranged an appointment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm the details of your appointment as well as a short questionnaire that you should complete and bring with you on the day of your medical.
What are the appointment times?
Appointments are available Monday to Friday starting at from 8am to 12 noon.
How do I pay for my medical?
Payments can be made via our online portal, www.naveenhealthcare.com; or on the day of your screening by debit card or cash.
How long will the screening take?
The screening will take about two hours to complete.
Do I have to fast?
Yes. You will need to fast for 12 hours before your medical in order to accurately measure your cholesterol level and blood sugar levels. It is important to drink plenty of water and avoid teas and coffees during this period.If you know you are diabetic or hypoglycemic, please follow your doctor’s instructions regarding fasting.
How long before I receive a copy of the report?
The results of the screeningwill be explained to you within 48hrs of the screening by the doctor on duty and a complete report will be sent to you7 working days later.