Valdosta Medical Clinic is proud to provide a number of high-quality services to our patients in the South Georgia and North Florida region. Utilizing a diverse staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and technical professionals, VMC performs a wide array of medical services, some of which are listed below. Please contact us with specific questions regarding the type and scope of services offered. We would love to hear from you and we will make every effort to answer your questions.
Our Specialists in Cardiovascular Disease, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Internal Medicine at Valdosta Medical Clinic can serve as your medical home for prevention, diagnosing and managing many adult health problems. We assist many patients with:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Digestive System Disease
- Women’s Health
Walk-in Clinic – Valdosta Medical Clinic Walk-in Clinic is available to the patients of Doctors Bailey, Brady, Hobby, Kumar, Moreno and Underwood when they are not available to meet their patients’ needs.
CT Scan – A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain X-rays do.
Laboratory – For your convenience, we offer a full service accredited laboratory
Bone Densitometry – Allows the detection of osteoporosis which means the body is mobilizing calcium from bones for use elsewhere in the body. This results in bones becoming brittle. Early detection makes reversal easier.
Digestive System (Gastrointestinal System) – These services include detection and medical management of digestive conditions, such as, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hemorrhoids, Diverticulitis. Diagnostic and preventative screens include colonoscopies and endoscopies.
Echocardiography (Echo) – An echocardiogram is a simple, yet very essential, non-invasive test that uses color flow ultrasonic imaging for the assessment of heart chamber and valve function. This technology is useful in identifying certain heart problems.
Stress Echo – During this test, the patient is exercised on a treadmill to increase heart rate. Echo (ultrasound) pictures of the heart before and after exercise are reviewed by a physician to detect blood flow problems in the heart that may lead to a heart attack. While a Stress Echo is not as revealing as a cardiac catheterization. it is non-invasive and regarded as the first course of action for detection of cardiac blood flow problems.
Carotid Ultrasound – The carotid arteries in the neck can be evaluated with ultrasound to check for plaque buildup that could lead to stroke or mini-strokes called TIAs.
Vascular Studies – Tests that check the blood flow in your arteries and veins. These tests are noninvasive. This means they don’t use any needles. Vascular studies use high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to measure the amount of blood flow in your blood vessels.
Thyroid Ultrasound – A thyroid ultrasound is an imaging test to check the thyroid gland. A thyroid ultrasound can help measure the size and shape of the thyroid gland, but it cannot tell how well the thyroid gland is working. This procedure will help your physician plan your medical treatment.
Abdominal Ultrasound – An imaging test to assess various organs such as the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, and aorta.
EKG – Holter Monitor – Event Recorder – Three common methods which are utilized to evaluate the heartbeat rhythm and rate.
EKG – An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a simple painless brief snapshot of the heart’s electrical activity. The results are reviewed by your doctor to determine any abnormal patterns. The EKG can easily be compared to any previous EKG to see if any changes have occurred.
Holter Monitor – Is ordered for a more detailed determination of how your heart rate and rhythm changes throughout the day with normal activities. Sometimes this continuous monitoring will reveal abnormalities that do not show on the EKG which is of a short duration.
Event Recorder – Event monitors are worn by a patient for up to 30 days. The patient activates the device when they feel an event is occurring.