At St. Vincent, we’re committed to your health. And getting healthy and staying healthy both often begin with identifying potential issues before they develop into significant health concerns. It’s why we offer four, totally free consultations for some of the most important health screenings.
Free Clinical Breast Exam
A clinical breast exam is a hands-on examination of both breasts to detect early signs of breast cancer. Your healthcare professional will look for changes in breast size, skin changes or signs of injury or infection including any bruising or redness. You will be asked questions about any health problems you may have, your medical history and your risk factors for breast cancer. Be sure to talk about any areas of your breasts you may be concerned about during this exam.
Free Thyroid Consultation
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that is normally located in the lower front of the neck. It produces thyroid hormones that help the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles and other organs working properly. During an initial thyroid exam, your health professional will feel your neck and the base of your throat for your thyroid glands. They will test your reflexes, heart rate, heart rhythm and blood pressure and may measure body temperature and weight as well.
Pelvic Floor Consultation
A weak pelvic floor can cause issues from leaking urine or difficulty controlling your bowels to back or pelvis pain. During this consultation your healthcare professional will ask a series of questions about your medical history and perform a physical examination to evaluate your ability to control your pelvic floor muscles.
Waist-Hip Ratio Consultation
The BMI (body mass index) can only tell so much about a woman when it comes to their ideal weight. And for many, their waist-hip ratio tells a more complete story about their risk for heart disease or diabetes. This consultation goes beyond the traditional and out-dated BMI and examines your waist size in comparison to your hip size.