Warner Family Practice is focused on high-risk disease management, in particular heart attack and stroke prevention. We work with leading experts across the country in preventative medicine, cardiology and vascular surgery to bring the most cutting-edge discoveries and treatments to our patients in Chandler, Arizona. The knowledge gained from these relationships has led our staff to believe that it is possible to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Our Approach to Preventing Heart Attacks & Strokes
Our providers have adopted the practice of establishing individualized goals for each of our patients. This practice is contrary to the traditional practice of setting standard goals for all patients. Based upon results experienced through this approach, we believe that individualized care will have a dramatic effect on lowering or eliminating the risk of acute coronary death or stroke. Our pursuit of finding the root cause of the disease process and treating any inflammation, both on the surface and under the surface of the arterial wall, will significantly reduce strokes and heart attacks.
In our Chandler office we utilize Carotid Intima-media Thickness (IMT) Ultrasound to interpret the health of the carotid arteries. Our technicians and providers determine if there is thickness or plaque in the arterial wall as well as what type of plaque it is—either hard, calcified or soft plaque. Providers use the carotid ultrasound as a preventative screening tool as well as a management tool. We have discovered heart disease in patients as young as their early twenties and with early, aggressive treatment, we can reverse the disease.
Preventative Testing & Treatments
In addition, we do various blood tests to evaluate genetics, cholesterol, vitamin D and other inflammatory markers that are predictors of heart disease. Below are the outside genetic and genomic labs we use to gain an overall picture of our patient’s cardiovascular health.
With early diagnosis and aggressive management, the damage may be reversed, thereby eradicating a possible heart attack or stroke.