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Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA

In-House Diagnostics

In-House Diagnostics services offered in McAllen, TX

In-House Diagnostics services offered in the greater McAllen, TX area

An accurate diagnosis is crucial for creating an effective treatment plan. Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, is an internal medicine practice in McAllen, Texas, that offers in-house diagnostics to diagnose and monitor many health conditions. Dr. Garrigos and the team are committed to providing comprehensive care that improves overall health and well-being, offering services that find health problems before they turn serious. Call the office or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.

In-House Diagnostics Q & A

What are in-house diagnostics?

In-house diagnostics refer to the diagnostic tests available at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA. The internal medicine practice specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases in adults. 

They offer in-house diagnostics so they can quickly get the answers they need to improve your health. They also use in-house diagnostics to make a complex diagnosis, collecting vital health data from multiple sources to determine the cause of your strange symptoms that other health professionals missed. 

I have heart palpitations. Can I get in-house diagnostics?

Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, offers many types of advanced testing and imaging options through their in-house diagnostic service. If you have heart palpitations, they may do an electrocardiogram (EKG), which records your heart’s electrical activity, to look for abnormal rhythms.

Other in-house diagnostics available at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, include:

The team at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, may order routine bloodwork when you come in for preventive medicine to screen for health conditions. They also use bloodwork to monitor the effectiveness of their chronic disease management
treatment plan.

X-rays are an imaging tool that uses electromagnetic radiation to create images of your internal body parts. X-ray images are used to diagnose fractures and pneumonia and to find tumors.

Ultrasound is an imaging tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to create moving images of the internal parts of your body. The team may order an ultrasound test to evaluate your heart, gallbladder, or liver.

What happens after I complete my in-house diagnostics?

What happens after in-house diagnostics at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, depends on the type of testing you need. Your provider explains when you can expect results from the diagnostic procedure at the time of your test.

Some results are immediate, while others may take a few days or longer. The internal medicine physicians at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, also spend time analyzing results from all of your tests so they can provide an accurate diagnosis.  

Once the team has the results, they contact you to discuss their findings and treatment plans.

In-house diagnostics at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, help the team create the most suitable treatment for you. Call to schedule an appointment today or click the online booking button.