The Family Care Network Medical Testing Center offers special screenings that help your doctor identify health issues and diagnose disease.
Although our center is part of Family Care Network, any licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant can refer patients to us.
We encourage all individuals to visit with their physician to discuss their health and concerns they have before any of these tests are ordered, to make sure they are needed and appropriate.
Home Sleep Apnea Testing: Obstructive sleep apnea is a major problem of disordered sleep due to blocking of the airflow at night while a patient is sleeping. This test allows a person to be in their own bed at home, while they have their sleep test to diagnose and rate the severity of obstructive sleep apnea. You have a short visit with us to learn about the testing and equipment. We then fit it to you and show you how to put it on before sleep. You bring it in the next day, and the data is reviewed by a sleep specialist to interpret the results.
Bone Density (DXA) Scans: This test is done to assess the mineralization and strength of the bones in order to diagnose osteoporosis (weak bones that are at risk of fracture from minor injury). The test is painless and rapid, using the latest, state of the art technology. When osteoporosis is diagnosed, treatment is possible to prevent worsening and help to strengthen the bone and prevent fractures. Abigail de Gouveia, PA-C supervises and directs bone density testing. She is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD) and provides interpretation of DXA scans and VFA (vertebral fracture assessment) studies.
Zio Patch Cardiac Monitoring: The Zio patch provides uninterrupted monitoring of irregular heart rhythms. You can wear the Zio monitor — a small, discreet, comfortable patch worn on your chest — during your normal day-to-day activities, including while you sleep, shower, and exercise. The Zio records every single heartbeat for analysis. When you are done wearing your patch for the prescribed time (3-14 days), you remove it and mail it back in a convenient, pre-paid envelope. Zio also offers the MyZio app to log your symptoms and find answers to common questions.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Testing: This test is an innovative way to assess blood pressure readings throughout a 24-hour period, to make sure the diagnosis of blood pressure trouble is made accurately, or to assess if treatment is adequate. The test is done by fitting the patient with a blood pressure cuff that is connected to a small device which is worn by the patient as they go about their normal daily activities. The results are then analyzed and sent to the patient's physician for decision making.
Body Fat Analysis: This fast, easy and affordable test can be an aid to achieving fitness and making important lifestyle and wellness choices. Excess body fat can increase your risk for hypertension, cadriovascular disease, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. Our state of the art scanning equipment measures bone density, lean and fat tissue mass and body-fat percentage far more acccurately than the standard calipers body-fat measurement. Results are calculated for each part of your body, as well as the whole. The test is performed by a technician. Results and a guide for interpretation are available within 20 minutes. Patients may self-refer, including non-Family Care Network patients.
For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (360) 756-0382.
Family Care Network is a physician-owned company that has a financial interest in the ancillary services provided in our facilities, such as clinical lab services, diagnostic testing, or specialty care. You have the option to use an alternate facility for services ordered, and will not be treated differently if you choose to do so. We will provide a list of appropriate alternate facilities if you want to receive services elsewhere.