With the Emmy Awards so recently wrapped up and all the images of stars on the red carpet, you’d be forgiven if you thought the screen tests our walk in clinic Vancouver doctors are performing had more to do with staring in a movie and less to do with medical care. Even though we are sure our doctors would love to star in “Doctors vs. The Unstoppable Virus”, our medical team is a preoccupied with a different type of screen test – the kind that keeps you healthy.
Preventive Maintenance is a Buzzword for our Walk In Clinic Vancouver DoctorsOur doctors know your best chance at surviving an illness is early detection but sometimes their patients don’t realize there is anything amiss until it’s too late. A lump, abnormal cells, diabetes and high cholesterol are just some of the things our walk in clinic Vancouver medial team knows you need to watch out for. This is why they perform screen tests for their patients.
What Type of Screen Tests do our Walk In Clinic Vancouver Pros Do?Our clinic provides many routine screen tests, including:
- • Blood pressure
• Pap tests
• Cholesterol tests
• Diabetes screening
• Prostate cancer screening
• Colon cancer screening
• Sexually transmitted disease screenings
• And more
Why is This Important?Still thinking about putting off that screen test? Then listen to what the Breast Cancer Society of Canada has to say:
“Thanks to improvements in screening, detection and treatment the five year survival rate for men is 80% and 88% for women. Breast cancer death rates have declined in every age group since the mid-1980s.”
Cancer – one of the most frightening things to hear from your doctor’s lips – can be survived and early detection of the disease is a key part of beating it. The same goes for everything from high blood pressure to heart disease.
Our Walk In Clinic Vancouver Doctors Present an AnalogyPerhaps our walk in clinic Vancouver medial team has a bit of theatrics in them after all, because they present this useful analogy to help you understand the importance of routine screening.
You’re running late for work and you notice your car is acting up a little. It’s not serious but something is definitely off. You make a note to take care of it later….and forget. A couple weeks later, it happens again. Something is wrong with the car. You don’t know what. Time to make an appointment – but you put it off.
Three weeks later, your engine blows. The mechanic asks why you didn’t bring it in for routine maintenance or oil changes. He could have corrected the problem quickly and easily, but now it’s a complicated, expensive repair and you may need a new car.
“I’d never forget to do an oil change!” we hear you say, but if that is true, why “forget” your yearly physicals? Why forget your own routine maintenance? You are worth more than any car and a quick trip to your doctor can save time, money and even your life.