Blood work will help us gain insight to your health and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Peter Simek, and his team of advanced practice clinicians at the Plantation Medical Clinic in Plantation, Florida, can order the blood work needed to diagnose illnesses and get an accurate picture of your health, so he can take care of you every step of the way. His practice offers flexible scheduling to get your routine blood work and follow-up with labs.
The complete blood count test, or CBC, is common for all patients as part of routine care. The test assesses your risk of anemia, infections, certain cancers, immune system disorders, and clotting problems.
Part of the CBC is looking at your red blood cells. If your red blood cell count is low, for instance, you might be at risk of developing anemia, or you might be dehydrated. Checking your white blood cells as part of the CBC can help determine if you have an infection in your body, especially if your numbers are high.
The CBC also evaluates your platelets, in addition to your hemoglobin, which is a protein that helps transport oxygen around your body — abnormal numbers can be a sign of anemia or some other blood disorder.
A renal panel may be ordered in order to check your urinary tract function. The renal panel can tell Dr. Simek how well your kidneys are working by measuring several mineral levels, including your sodium, chloride, potassium, and calcium. It also looks at other components that involve your kidneys, including your creatinine and glucose.
He may also run a liver panel, which measures liver enzymes in your blood. If any of these counts are off, it will let Dr. Peter Simek know that he needs to conduct further testing.
Possibly, especially if you have a family history of heart disease, or have had an abnormal cholesterol test in the past. The cholesterol blood test looks at your total cholesterol, as well as all components, and shows your high-density lipoprotein, or HDL. This type of cholesterol is the beneficial one that carries out bad cholesterol through waste.
The cholesterol test also evaluates your low-density lipoprotein, or LDL. This “bad” cholesterol is the one that’s known for stiffening and clogging your arteries. The cholesterol blood test also looks at your triglycerides. While not cholesterol, triglycerides are another component of blood that can further damage your arteries and elevate your risk of developing heart disease.
Plantation Medical Clinic accepts most major insurance plans as well as Self-Pay. If you do no not see your insurance listed, please call our office and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help. Thank you!
"Dr. Simek and the whole staff are great. I have been a patient of his for many years. The office staff are fantastic always willing to help."
"The doctor and medical assistant are very knowledgable and the staff is very helpful and pleasant."
"Dr Simek is thorough and is a very competent doctor. Very nice, understanding, and friendly as well."
"The physicians in the office talk to their patients and take time with them. Dr. Simek is always kind, smiling, professional, and I feel confident in his diagnosis."
"I got an appointment extremely fast and had my blood and urine done on the same day. The nurse who took my blood was extremely patient and excellent."