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Executive Physical Basic and Specialized Services

It's a fact that health screenings save lives. Yet, statistics show that most adults do not have these routine exams that reduce their chances of developing heart disease, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses.

Through UPMC's Executive Health Program, your company's executives can receive the following tests and screenings as a standard of their health care program.

Contact UPMC's Executive Health Program to make an appointment or learn more.

Basic Health Services

Overall Health Screenings

Medical History and Physical

  • A comprehensive physical to determine general state of health.
  • For the initial exam, UPMC specialists in internal medicine evaluate the executive's condition from the medical history and physical exam results.
  • Other specialists may participate in the exam, such as:
    • Cardiologists
    • Radiologists
    • Gastroenterologists

Laboratory Studies

  • A complete blood count, urinalysis, and chemistry profile checks for:
    • Anemia
    • Low-grade infections
    • Diabetes
    • Gout
    • Liver disease
    • Kidney disorders
  • A blood lipid test determines the level of risk of atherosclerosis — the potential cause of poor circulation, heart disease, or stroke.
  • A fecal occult test checks for possible gastrointestinal bleeding from tumors, polyps, or ulcers.

Sight and Hearing Tests

Visual Acuity and Tonometry Tests

  • Determines if the executive needs glasses (or new glasses).
  • Tests for color blindness and glaucoma.

Audiogram

  • Evaluates hearing.

Cancer Screenings

Colonoscopy

Gender-specific Testing

  • For men: a blood test detects a prostate-specific antigen — a marker for prostate cancer.
  • For women:
    • A pap smear checks for signs of cervical cancer
    • A breast exam
    • A mammogram screens for breast cancer

Lifestyle Consultations

Nutrition Consults

  • A nutritionist provides information for a healthy diet.

Body Composition Analysis

  • Compares lean body weight with fat weight.

Exercise Evaluation

  • Consults and assessments for developing a personalized fitness program.
  • The assessment measures:
    • Cardiovascular endurance
    • Body composition
    • Muscular strength
    • Endurance
    • Flexibility

Stress Management Consults

  • A counselor:
    • Discusses the negative health impact of not effectively coping with stress
    • Provides information on how to decrease the impact of stress on health

International Travel Services

  • Researches the medical requirements of foreign countries and guidelines for travel.
  • Consults on necessary prescriptions.
  • Provides immunizations.

Additional Specialized Health Services

Bone Density Testing

  • Determines the presence of bone loss (osteoporosis).

Cardiac Laboratory Panels

  • Advanced blood tests (lipo a, homocysteine levels, VAP cholesterol) identify and treat genetically mediated metabolic disorders that contribute to heart and blood vessel disease.

Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing

  • Simultaneously evaluates cardiovascular and pulmonary system functions.
  • Monitor the body's metabolic activity.
  • Allows doctors to make specific recommendations for exercise training and conditioning.

Echocardiography

  • Noninvasive ultrasound technology:
    • Obtains a real-time image of the heart
    • Evaluates the function of the heart muscle and valves
    • Identifies any structural abnormalities

Electron Beam Computed Tomography (Coronary Artery CT Scan)

  • Determines the presence and extent of calcium deposits in the coronary arteries.
  • The Executive Health Program conducts this test offsite at a facility in Oakland.

Screening Carotid Duplex

  • Studies the carotid arteries of the neck for atherosclerosis and risk of stroke.

Smoking Cessation

  • Individual and/or group evaluations and consults provide techniques to quit smoking.