Welcome to Desert Mobile Medical’s second-ever newsletter. We are now starting this newsletter as a bi-monthly newsletter that will focus on different health and wellness topics that we feel can impact you, our patients. Our goal is to educate and empower you to make the best possible choices when it comes to your health and those of your loved ones. In honor of National Nutrition Month®, we are putting the spotlight on Vitamin D and Calcium.
Key Facts about Vitamin D & Calcium:
Much like Sinatra singing “You can’t have one without the other”, Calcium and Vitamin D work together to protect your bones—calcium helps build and maintain bones, while Vitamin D helps your body effectively absorb calcium. So even if you’re taking in enough calcium, it could be going to waste if you’re deficient in Vitamin D.
Did you know that all people smile in the same language? Research has shown that Vitamin D might play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. In one study, scientists found that people with depression who received Vitamin D supplements noticed an improvement in their symptoms.
At Desert Mobile Medical, we ascertain your Vitamin D levels on our Annual Physical, which is our very first visit to you. We ask that you get a blood draw which we send to the laboratoy for a whole battery of tests including:
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
HbA1c test (used for diagnosing Diabetes)
Complete Lipid Panel (Full cholesterol testing)
TSH (baseline Thyroid function testing)
Urinanalysis (check for kidney health and urinary tract infections)
Vitamin D levels (Vit D, 25-OH)
Those tests, including the at-home lab draw, will cost you $33 total. If you add on a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test for those men above the age of 40, the total cost is $43. We believe in transparency in all aspects that relate to your healthcare. After all, It’s Healthcare Built Around YOU!!!
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