Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 23, 2006
Otis A. Plunk, MD announced today the nationwide accessibility of Private MD Lab Services, which allows patients to request lab tests via a secure Web site, without a doctor’s order or referral. Dr. Plunk, founder and Medical Director of Private MD, said the site, helps patients identify a lab in their area and purchase tests. They receive an e-mail with the address of a Patient Service Center (lab), have the test or tests done, and usually get the results 24 to 48 hours after their visit. An e-mail notification is sent to the patient with a secure Web link where the results can be downloaded confidentially.
Lab tests available through Private MD Lab Services detect signs of autoimmune diseases, diabetes, blood diseases, prostate cancer, infectious diseases, kidney and liver conditions, gastrointestinal diseases, and sexually transmitted diseases. Other tests target general wellness, heart health, cholesterol, hormones and metabolism. Private MD Lab Services also provides tests for male-specific and female-specific conditions, as well as musculoskeletal diseases.
Why go online? An uninsured client might want a specific test for a certain health concern without the added expense of consulting a physician. For example, an individual could request a urinalysis profile for less than $30.00, in order to screen for urinary bladder disease, kidney disease or diabetes. If results came back within the normal range and there were no abnormalities or deviations highlighted, then visiting a physician would be an unnecessary additional expense.
Or consider someone who is shopping for life, health or disability insurance. Testing beforehand could help to identify health problems that might affect their premium, or even result in denial. Advance knowledge of these results could lead to lifestyle changes that would improve the applicant’s overall health – and the likelihood of getting economical coverage.
Many people are not aware that physician-ordered lab tests become part of their permanent medical record. Those reports follow them as they apply for a new job, seek to obtain employee health benefits, or shop for life insurance. Private MD Lab Services provides clients with answers to their health concerns – in absolute confidence. No information will end up in an insurance company’s database.
Private MD, an executive physical exam center in Atlanta, provides the medical expertise for this nationwide online testing service. Because state and federal laws require licensed physicians to analyze the test data and provide the results, Dr. Plunk has invested in secure, user-friendly software. That means more than 3,000 Patient Service Centers are online and ready to help patients take their health care back into their own hands.
Private MD ~ 1.877.283.7883 ~ 1.770.393.1362 ~ 1140 Hammond Drive, Suite 9100, Building I ~ Atlanta, GA 30328
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