Health Screenings Offered at MRHC
Patients can now receive five tests for $95 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Cardiac screenings are vital for the prevention and treatment of heart disease.
These tests include a Lipid Profile (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), A1C (blood sugar), blood pressure, EKG (activity of the heart), and a calcium score.
- Lipid profile or lipid panel is a panel of blood tests that serves as an initial screening tool for abnormalities in lipids, such as cholesterol and triglycerides. The results of this test can identify certain genetic diseases and can determine approximate risks for cardiovascular disease, certain forms of pancreatitis, and other diseases.
- The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about your average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past 3 months. The A1C test can be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. The A1C test is also the primary test used for diabetes management. The A1C test result is reported as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the higher your blood glucose levels have been. A normal A1C level is below 5.7 percent.
- Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the circulatory system, often measured for diagnosis since it is closely related to the force and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls.
- Electrocardiography is the process of producing an electrocardiogram, a recording – a graph of voltage versus time – of the electrical activity of the heart using electrodes placed on the skin.
- Cardiac Scoring, which is also known as Heart Scan, or Calcium Score, is a non-invasive CT scan of the heart. It will calculate your risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) by measuring the amount of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries.
Cardiac screenings are recommended for individuals who are not actively seeing a cardiologist. You must be at least 18 years of age. To schedule your screening, call (662) 293-1026.
Lung Cancer Screening
The Magnolia Regional Health Center Lung Cancer Screening Program is a comprehensive program that:
- Offers a lung screening CT by a board certified radiologist who performs the screening after a shared decision making visit between the patient and their primary care provider.
- Offers tobacco cessation counseling
- Informs patients and referring providers of CT results, assists with referrals to specialists, tracks patients for follow-up compliance.
- Sends reminders to patients for annual follow up screenings.
Am I eligible for a lung cancer screening?
- I have participated in a shared decision making session during which potential risks and benefits of CT lung screening were discussed, was informed of the importance of adherence to annual screening, impact of comorbidities (simultaneous chronic diseases), and ability/willingness to undergo diagnosis and treatment should I be diagnosed with lung cancer, and was informed of the importance of smoking abstinence, including the offer of Medicare-covered tobacco cessation counseling services, if applicable.
- I am between the ages of 55-77 years.
- I have at least a 30+ pack per year smoking history.
- I am currently smoking or quit within the last 15 years.
- I do not have symptoms of lung cancer, which include:
- Significant chest pain
- Unintended weight loss
- Hemoptysis (coughing up blood or bloody mucous)
- Active pneumonia
Please visit your Primary Care Provider to see if you are eligible for the lung cancer screening.
CT Lung Screening Order form must be presented on test date. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled testing appointment. To cancel or reschedule a test, please call scheduling at (662) 293-1026 as soon as possible. For your convenience, please use Entrance A of the hospital.
Cardiology & Thoracic Providers
- Aaron C Earles, D.O., FACC, FSCAI, FASNC
- Mandar Jagtap, D.O., FACC, FASE, FSCAI, FASNC
- Kerry Morgan, M.D., F.A.C.C.
- Nanni Pidikiti, M.D., F.A.C.C.,
- Paul Volansky, D.O.