Health Screenings in Northern and Central New Jersey
Health screenings are used to look for diseases before a patient experiences symptoms and are imperative for maintaining the health of patients. Stay up-to-date with your health by getting regular health screenings from Vanguard Medical Group. With locations in Northern and Central New Jersey, you’ll be able to easily access accurate health screenings and other healthcare services.
- Women’s Health Screenings
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Depression Screening
- Osteoporosis Screening
- Concussion Screening
Women’s Health Screenings
At Vanguard Medical Group, our doctors recognize that managing personal health with the demands of one’s family life, career, and social life present unique challenges for women. We are committed to helping women get and stay healthy with women’s health services, including health screenings. Routine exams, pap smears, and cervical cancer screenings are available to monitor your reproductive health and to detect and diagnose STDs and other disorders before they become serious.
We also offer breast cancer screenings to check for cancer before there are any symptoms of the disease. Although breast cancer screenings cannot prevent the disease, they can aid in early detection and make cancer easier to treat. Common breast cancer screening methods include:
- Breast ultrasound
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Clinical breast exam
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer is any cancer that affects the colon or rectum, and it’s essential to have regular screenings to prevent it or find it early. Since colorectal cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps in the colon or rectum, screening tests can help prevent it by finding these polyps early so they can be removed before they turn cancerous. The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screenings at age 45. There are several screening strategies, including:
- Stool tests
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
Talk with your provider at Vanguard Medical Group about colon cancer screening if you are 45 or older or if you have a family history of colon cancer or polyps.
If you think you’re suffering from symptoms of depression, Vanguard Medical Group offers depression screening and treatment to diagnose you and promote healing. Your primary care provider will be able to screen you for early signs of mental health issues that could require further evaluation and treatment. Oftentimes, this will be done by having you answer questions or fill out a questionnaire, like the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, which asks you about your moods, appetite, energy levels, and more.
It’s important to address the signs and symptoms of depression as early as possible, and that’s why it’s crucial to get depression screenings frequently, especially if you have a family history of mental health disorders.
Osteoporosis is a common bone disorder that causes weakened bones and develops as people age, and it can often go unnoticed until a fracture occurs. Vanguard Medical Group offers osteoporosis screening with bone density tests to help determine if you are at risk for bone fractures. Bone density tests use X-rays to measure the amount of calcium and other minerals in your bones. All women over the age of 65, as well as those under 65 who have specific risk factors, should have a routine bone density scan. A bone density scan is also recommended for men who are at risk for osteoporosis.
Concussions are serious injuries that can change how the brain functions and lead to harmful long-term side effects. It’s important to seek treatment immediately after experiencing head trauma to ensure you get diagnosed and treated effectively. Vanguard Medical Group’s specialists examine and diagnose concussion patients regularly, using the most up-to-date medical advances and cutting-edge technology. The exam usually starts with a neurological screening, which includes testing for vision, hearing, balance, coordination, memory, and other factors. Learn more about our full concussion screening and management process.
Request an Appointment Today
Be proactive about your health with routine health screenings from Vanguard Medical Group. Our trusted medical professionals provide a variety of health screenings, from concussion screenings to women’s health tests. Request an appointment at one of our 10 locations for your next health screening today.