The composition of our medical staff, Family Practitioners, Internists and Nurse Practitioners makes our practice unique in being able to deliver to our patients a wide variety of medical care services from illness to prevention.
OPEN ACCESS APPOINTMENTS:
We provide same day appointments, making every effort to restore good health in the shortest period of time.
DISEASE MANANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC ILLNESS:
We care for a large population of persons with chronic diseases such as Diabetes (whether insulin dependant or not), Hypertension, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol.
We are all members of the staff at Hackensack University Medical Center and have relationships with all specialists there as well. We have broad base internet access in each room to research any specific need which may arise in the care of our patients.
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: ANNUAL PHYSICALS
Annual physicals are performed according to nationally recognized age and gender guidelines assuring that all health maintenance issues are addressed. These exams insure that all appropriate testing is coordinated in a timely fashion such as cancer screenings, Pap smears and breast checks, cardiac testing, high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol control.
Pre Admission Testing
Everyone who is to undergo a surgical procedure requires pre admission testing, which varies according to the procedure and age of the patient. The electrocardiogram, chest x-ray and blood tests are usually done at the hospital and ordered by the surgeon. The Pre-surgical Evaluation or Medical Clearance is performed at Heights Medical. After careful review of all the results and our examination, the patient is considered able to undergo the surgical procedure. This protocol is designed to uncover any conditions not appropriate for surgery and correct them before the surgical date.
SCHOOL AND CAMP PHYSICALS
From pre-school to college and beyond, schools require an assessment of the students’ physical ability and well being to attend school. Heights Medical can perform the requirements of each school. It is essential that a complete immunization history, from infancy, be available at the time of the examination to satisfy the requirements of the schools and state regulations.
Camp physicals usually have the same requirements to assure the health and safety of the campers.
COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE PHYSICAL:
All operators of commercial vehicles are required by the New Jersey State Department of Transportation. Division of Motor Vehicles, to possess a special drivers’ license requiring a physical examination, and in some instances a drug screening to operate their vehicle which Heights Medical provides. These physical are not covered by medical insurance policies.
Heights Medical is contracted by many companies to perform pre-employment physicals on prospective employees. We have the capability to perform special testing according to requirements of employers.
VISION: Heights medical uses a Titmus screener approved by the FAA for testing pilot’s vision. We test for Acuity (near and far vision), Depth Perception, Color Perception, Muscle Balance and Horizontal Peripheral Vision.
Heights Medical follows the Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for children to age 18 years. For children and adolescents who start late or who are more than one month behind we provide the “Catch-Up schedule.
As part of health maintenance we provide adult immunizations such as influenza, pneumovax.
Providing licensing and certifications.