Gastroscopy Consultation (Gastroscopy performed in the hospital)
Gastroscopy is an examination of the inside of the gullet, stomach & duodenum. It is performed by using a thin, flexible fiber-optic instrument that is passed through the mouth & allows the doctor to see whether there is any damage to the lining of the gullet or stomach, any cancerous areas & whether there are any ulcers in the stomach or duodenum. The procedure is painless & done under light sedation. The patient will not be able to drive or operate machinery for the rest of the day. For more information please click here.
Osteoporosis Screening Services
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends an Osteopenia treatment plan for men & women who are susceptible to Osteoporosis. Certain risk factors or a family history will possibly lead to Osteoporosis.
Apex Medical Group is able to screen patients for Osteoporosis through a Dexa Scan, which measures bone mineral density. The test is non-evasive & little prep is needed. Please stop taking any calcium supplements 48hrs prior to the test. Please wear loose clothing without any metal (eg zippers, buttons, rivets, etc). If you are wearing metal jewelry, you will have to remove it prior to the test. Some insurances will cover this scan, please check your policy prior to your visit.
Physicals (standard, immigration & DMV)
DMV: physicals are the full responsibility of the patient & are not covered by a patient’s insurance.
Immigration: Be sure to bring the form sent by the State of California to your visit or request one prior to your visit from the State. The Physicals are the full responsibility of the patient.
Weight Control Program
Apex Medical Group works with patients who wish to attain & maintain a healthier weight & lifestyle through the Age-Defying Clinic. This program uses medication, diet, exercise & doctor visits. An initial consultation with the doctor is needed to see if you are eligible for the program. During the consultation, you will answer questions, have an EKG & provide lab work (CBC, Chem12, Lipid Panel & TSH). If you have had lab work & an EKG done within 1 month of the consultation we will accept those results.
This program is not covered by your insurance & is self-pay only. If your insurance does cover this, you will need to contact them prior to the consultation & provide an authorization number that guarantees payment. Medication for the program varies between $100-$120. Lab work is $40 & an EKG is $30. You must pay after the visit, as well as prior to the visit.