Screening FAQ’s

Will my insurance cover this?     Most generally, No. Because most patients show no symptoms

       A primary care physician cannot order the testing. Without an

                      order most insurance will not cover preventative screenings. 

                      This is why we offer screenings at a reasonable price.

                      Patients with a FLEX spending account should be able to use 

                      FLEX money to pay for screenings. Please see IRS

      publication 502 for a complete list of qualified expenses.                                                            Below is the General statement issued on the website:

“What Are Medical Expenses? “

“Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body. These expenses include payments for legal medical services rendered by physicians, surgeons, dentists, and other medical practitioners. They include the costs of equipment, supplies, and diagnostic devices needed for these purposes. 

Medical care expenses must be primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental defect or illness. They do not include expenses that are merely beneficial to general health, such as vitamins or a vacation.” 

How long does the test take?      Paperwork for the exams usually takes 5-10 minutes and

      The actual exam itself takes about 10 to 15 minutes. (30 min 

                     Total for full vascular package).


Risk Factors 

A Stroke can occur at any age but there are many  factors that increase your risk of stroke:Risk factors:

*Age (Stroke risk doubles for each decade of life after 55)

*Family history 

*Gender (males have an increased risk)  

*Race (African Americans are at an increased risk)

*High blood pressure



*Heavy alcohol consumption

*Being overweight or obese

*Physical inactivity

*High cholesterol 

*Drug use

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