Complete Health Exams. During the complete health exam (or “annual physical”) we will conduct a head-to-toe comprehensive, hands-on evaluation. We will assess your current health, along with any previous health problems you may have had. This exam usually includes an EKG, some laboratory testing, and may include X-rays such as a chest X-ray or DEXA scan. We will also ask you about your family, career and social history in order to determine any future risk factors due to heredity, stress, or lifestyle, and we will discuss recommended screenings and vaccinations.
Medicare Annual Wellness Exams. All Medicare recipients receive one annual wellness exam every year, free of charge. The Medicare annual wellness exam helps us create or update your personalized prevention plan. While not a head-to-toe physical, our office staff and providers will obtain basic vitals such as height, weight, and blood pressure and will conduct multiple screenings such as vision, depression and cognitive impairment. We will discuss Advance Directives if you do not already have those on file. We will also review your medical records to ensure you are up to date on preventive screenings and tests. The annual wellness exam is incredibly valuable for ensuring your medical record is up to date and complete, helping your provider make better informed decisions about your care throughout the year.
Annual Wellness Exams. Like the Medicare annual wellness exam, some insurance companies cover an annual wellness exam for their members. An annual wellness exam is a comprehensive preventative exam with your primary care provider for the sole purpose of providing preventative care. During this visit, your provider will review your medical and social history related to your health, and provide education and counseling about preventative services. Be prepared to review/discuss Breast Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Depression Screening, Tobacco/Alcohol Screening, Advance Care Planning, Osteoporosis Exams (to assess Bone Density), PAP/HPV Screening, Pneumococcal/Flu immunizations, and referrals for other care, if needed. Be sure to check with your insurance company before scheduling the visit.
In-house Laboratory Services. LapCorp is stationed right inside our practice to make blood draws fast and convenient.
Treatment of Minor Trauma. Our providers are well-trained to treat minor trauma such as closed fractures, burns and lacerations.
Removal of Moles, Warts, Skin Tags and other Skin Lesions
X-rays. X-rays can be used to noninvasively and painlessly help diagnose disease or injury, monitor therapy, and support medical and surgical treatment planning.
DEXA (Bone Density) Scans. Osteoporosis is a disease of thinning bones. When bones become porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively. Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs. Osteoporosis affects many millions of Americans because the risk factors include aging, smoking, being female, having low body weight, being in menopause, and taking some medications. DEXA is a non-invasive X-ray scan that measures bone mineral density to assess if a person is at risk of osteoporosis or fracture. Follow-up DEXAs can also be performed to assess a patient’s response to osteoporosis treatment.
Electrocardiograms (EKGs). An EKG records the electrical activity of the heart. It can detect abnormalities that could lead to potentially serious heart problems, many of which are treatable with early detection.
Holter Monitoring (extended cardiac monitoring). A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable monitor that uses electrodes and a recording device to track your heart's activity, such as rate and rhythm, for 24 to 72 hours. We can then download the data from the recording device to see your heart's rhythm during the period you wore the monitor. Because of the longer period of monitoring, the Holter monitor may be able to detect irregularities in your heart rhythm that an electrocardiogram may not detect.
Spirometry Testing. In this test, we assess how well your lungs are working by measuring how much air you inhale, how much air you exhale and how quickly you exhale it. Spirometry is a common test used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing.
Comprehensive Diabetes Management. We offer extensive and thorough diabetes care, including point of care A1C testing, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), routine nephropathy (kidney) screenings, foot exams to look for ulcers and other circulation or sensory issues, referrals to diabetic educators and access to diabetic supplies (such as socks and shoes).
Gynecology Care. We offer pap smears to test for early signs of cervical cancer, colposcopy to closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease, breast exams, pregnancy tests and family planning.
Occupational Health Services. DOT physicals, drug screenings, pre-employment physicals, MRO and SAE.
School Sports Physicals. Also known as pre-participation physicals, sport physicals are designed to make sure a student athlete can safely play their chosen sport. This physical includes vitals, eye exam, a review of medical history (such as asthma and chest pains) and concludes with a fitness check (assessing strength, flexibility, posture and joints). A sports physical does not take the place of a regular annual physical because of its limited focus on a child’s ability to play a sport.
Vaccinations. Immunizing agents and vaccination programs have had a major impact on the health of our population. Sticking to an immunization schedule even as you age gives you the best chance at long-term health by protecting you against serious vaccine-preventable illnesses. We offer vaccines for flu, pneumonia, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), shingles and more. Pinner Clinic also participates with the Federal Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) that is offered by DHEC.
EGDs. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is often called an upper endoscopy. A long thin flexible tube with a light and camera at the end of it is inserted into the mouth and advanced to the small intestine in order to visualize the esophagus, stomach, and upper portion of the small intestine. An EGD is often used to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or to obtain a biopsy to detect inflammation, ulcers or cancers. Dr. Ben Pinner performs EGDs at Midlands Endoscopy Center.
Colonoscopies. Colonoscopies examine the entire colon and rectum using a fiberoptic scope to detect cancer, polyps or any other abnormality. In addition to screening for cancer, they are often used to help diagnose symptoms such as unexplained diarrhea, abdominal pain or blood in the stool. Dr. Ben Pinner performs EGDs at Midlands Endoscopy Center.
NEW!! Aesthetic Medicine Services. At Pinner Clinic, we love supporting an individual’s desire to look and feel their absolute best. Dr. Ben Pinner and his team of professional practitioners at Peak Aesthetics are experts in nonsurgical treatments to address your individual aesthetic concerns and enhance your overall well-being. Using the most innovative technology, their tailored cosmetic and wellness treatments range from laser feminine rejuvenation to skin resurfacing, body sculpting, and more.