Heart Hospital of Austin
In the Executive Wellness Program, we believe wellness is defined as being at peace with oneself both physically and mentally. We want to help you better understand your health so you can reach that peaceful state. Take a day with us to relax and discover your overall health status; tomorrow you can feel refreshed and confident that you’ve taken precautions to protect your most valuable asset — your health.
We know you’re busy. That’s why we’ve created a program that allows for a comprehensive analysis of your health in a single day. With all the tests in a single location, our team of senior physicians, nurses, nutritionists, technologists and massage therapists are prepared to give you the undivided attention you deserve.
Your day is carefully planned. We prepare for your visit by starting your analysis up to two weeks prior to your arrival so that your time spent with us is as efficient and convenient as possible. When you arrive, your physician will explain the tests and screenings available and help you decide which are appropriate for you. After a thorough medical exam along with a myriad of diagnostic tests, we’ll give you immediate, same-day results on most procedures. We take the time to thoroughly educate you about what your results really mean and encourage you to take action to safeguard your health. Because this is a small, private wellness program dedicated to serving no more than four patients each day, we’re confident you will be impressed with the high level of medical attention received.
Comprehensive medical history consultation
During this consultation, we will thoroughly discuss your personal and family medical history. This is also your time to express any health concerns. Based on your input, your physician can help you decide which screenings and exams you need. We know from experience preventive care is less expensive and less painful than as-needed, or reactionary, care. Our mission is to empower you with the medical knowledge needed to protect your future.
The evaluation is individualized and is tailor-made to accommodate your age, gender, or medical needs. Our progressive list of services can include: HeartSaver CT or full-body scan, comprehensive blood tests, bone density test, sleep therapy study (requires overnight stay) and more. Be sure to let us know your specific requests.
Your medical history consultation will be followed by a physical examination, which includes a vision/color test, hearing test and a body composition analysis. The focus of the exam is to identify asymptomatic diseases – such as hypertension, obesity, cancer, and diseases of the heart, liver and thyroid.
Complete laboratory analysis
A complete blood analysis provides information on your metabolism and chemical makeup. Some of the tests included in this analysis are a liver profile, metabolic panel, lipid panel, complete blood count, the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test for men and Pap smear for women.
Resting electrocardiogram (EKG) & exercise stress test
Your physician will review the electrical activity and rhythm of your heart, both at rest and while exercising.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) carotid ultrasound
With the use of high-tech imagery, this non-invasive test will measure blood flow in the carotid arteries of your neck. Early detection of significant narrowing or blockage of blood flow can be used to identify PAD. Early treatment of the disease helps reduce your likelihood of a stroke, heart attack or dementia.
Ankle-brachial index test
This technique is used to screen for PAD. This test measures and compares the blood pressure in your upper and lower extremities in order to determine the risk of decreased blood flow resulting from plaque development in your peripheral arteries.
Computerized axial tomography scan
The CT scan of the lungs, heart and internal organs can help detect whether you have early signs of disease. Some of the abnormalities the scan can detect include heart disease, kidney and gallstones, cancerous cysts or tumors, vascular disease, aneurysms and diseases of the lung.
Pulmonary function test
The PFT measures your air flow and lung capacity; it tracks important information regarding your lung function and helps identify breathing limitations.
A low-dose digital radiograph is used to examine the breasts and identify potential diseases. The computer-aided detection system searches for abnormal areas of mass, density or calcification that may indicate the presence of cancer. The American Medical Association recommends that all women over 40 years old complete a mammogram each year.
Based on your laboratory results, our clinical dietician will recommend nutritional changes and provide in-depth dietary instructions. The dietician can answer questions you may have concerning special diets and can suggest ways to improve your dietary habits through the use of a comprehensive nutritional diary.
Our treatment philosophy focuses on healing, wellness and relaxation. Come prepared to be pampered by our expert massage therapists.
Comprehensive review of test results
Your physician will review the results of the day’s exams and provide you with the knowledge you need to protect one of your biggest investments – your health. We’re here to help you improve the connection between mind and body by encouraging you to lead a healthy, happy life. The sessions are in-depth and informative, and the education and encouragement your senior physician and clinical dietician provide can help you maintain or improve your future health.
The program is intimate and dedicated to you. You can return to see us year after year, and request your same physician each time. This continuity of care helps us diagnose and monitor your healthcare needs appropriately. Your physician will sit down with you and examine the results of your morning’s tests and screenings. We want to make it easy for you to understand your medical diagnoses, and we’re committed to taking the time to provide in-depth explanations. As a follow-up to the private consultation, you’ll receive an easy-to-read report that you can share with your family and primary care physician at your discretion