Each month, Best Self Publisher Sherri Adair shares her favorite places, people and events from around Atlanta. Here are her picks for the month of August:
Life Line Screening
I am a big fan. The National Stroke Association states that risk of stroke doubles each decade after 55. Life Line screenings are done in neighborhoo churches and community centers. THey are convenient, quick, painless, non-invasive, and affordable. For example, you can get screenings for stroke/carotid artery disease, heart rhythm/atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and osteoporosis all for only $139.
Details: To register, call (800) 679-5197
Wellstar Heart Scan
I got this done last week and was amazed how efficient and hassle-free it was. The test is $99 or you can bring a friend and spend $149 ($74.50 each). I parked and was in and out within an hour. During the test you lie on a padded table which sends you through an open scanner which is very comfortable and not scary at all. The technology provides detailed images of the coronary arteries so abnormalitiesi can be identified without more invasive cardiac procedures. You get your results back in about a week. Definitely worth the time and money.
Details: Call Wellstar at (770) 956-STAR (7827)
Piedmont Physicians Group–Dr. Robert Marcus
I was sent to him with a high recommendation from my good friend Maggie. I really felt like my physical was the most thorough one I have ever received. I had significant one-on-one time with Dr. Marcus, and his entire staff was friendly and accommodating. Bottom line: I left there feeling like I was in good hands. This is the kind of feeling you should have from your primary care doctor. They will help you make important decisions about your health now and moving forward.
Details: Piedmont Physician Group at Roswell Road, Dr. Robert Marcus, (404) 835-4210