As we grow older, we realize that each of us has the ultimate responsibility for our own good health. While care providers may do their best to treat illness, preventing illness from developing further requires effort and determination by each individual. The importance of nutrition, physical fitness and illness awareness in maintaining a healthy lifestyle is well documented. Still, common sense tells us that we would be much better off never getting a disease than receiving treatment for an existing problem. As the old axiom goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
At Baseline Medical, we believe that early detection of disease is greatly preferred than waiting for a symptom to develop. Screening asymptomatic people who may be at-risk for heart disease and stroke and other vascular disease is a simple and cost-effective approach to preventing the leading killer and the leading disabler from being your fate.
For nearly thirty years, I have been examining the arterial and venous circulation of patients using vascular ultrasound. I have witnessed the devastating effects of stroke, both on the patient and the family. Medical technology has grown so sophisticated in recent years that it has facilitated the ability to provide diagnostic assessment of vascular and other clinical issues outside the typical hospital laboratory. We can now deliver these state-of-the-art examinations in a variety of non-traditional settings.
Baseline Medical utilizes an innovative portable platform of the same technology found in the larger hospital ultrasound systems. Our screenings are performed by highly trained healthcare professionals who are qualified to ensure the highest standards required to receive the credential awarded for competence in their field. Baseline Medical has attracted physician experts who are board certified in their cardiac and vascular discipline to serve on the Medical Advisory Board. Guidance for screening participants and consults for professional colleagues are readily available. We have evaluated thousands through this screening process, and often identify significant disease and advanced health issues in countless people who have no symptoms. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality disease prevention screenings at affordable rates.
Disease awareness is also a part of the public education available through Baseline Medical. We have been a past featured guest on New Jersey public radio and on WAEB 790 AM with host Bobby Gunther Walsh, and appear regularly at local health fairs and corporate wellness events.