Family Drugs Pharmacy Screening Services

Health Screenings

Preventive health screening services for stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, diabetes, heart disease & osteoporosis. Major diseases often go undetected because they do not show any signs or symptoms. Unfortunately, many times when the symptoms appear it can be too late. Over 80 percent of strokes are preventable, and many types of cancer such as prostate and colorectal cancer can be cured up to 95 percent of the time if caught early. At Family Drugs Pharmacy, our goal is to provide you with vital information about your body so you and your physician have the power to get you on the road to better health..

Health Screenings

When it comes to your health, sometimes what you don't know can hurt you. This is why Family Drugs Pharmacy offers a variety of health screenings to help identify those who may be at risk for certain illnesses. Family Drugs Pharmacy offers screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure.

Diabetes Screening

The number of people with diabetes is growing, and the most common form – type 2 diabetes – mainly affects adults. By the time most people are diagnosed with diabetes, they've already had it for several years. Diabetes is the result of high blood sugar (or glucose). If you're blood sugar remains high over time, it can increase your risk of blindness, heart disease, kidney disease and amputations. Several factors can increase your risk for developing diabetes including excess weight, abnormal cholesterol levels, physical inactivity and high blood pressure. Additional risk factors may be age, family history and ethnicity. In our commitment to helping people manage diabetes, Family Drugs Pharmacy offers diabetes screenings. Additional optional screening tests (such as cholesterol and thyroid tests) are available for purchase during the event, and all results are available within 5 minutes. Our schedule for the next quarter's Diabetes Screening is currently being finalized. Check back soon for more information, or visit your neighborhood Family Drugs Pharmacy for additional details.

Cholesterol Screening

Family Drugs Pharmacy offering Cholesterol Screening services High cholesterol. You can't feel it, see it or hear it. But when your cholesterol sneaks up above a desirable level, it puts you at an increased risk for a heart attack and other heart diseases. Several things can increase your risk for developing high cholesterol including a high fat and cholesterol diet, lack of physical activity and smoking. Additional risk factors may be age, other medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure and family history. Stop by or call your neighborhood Family Drugs Pharmacy and ask if this service is available there. Or you can click below to see if they offer this service. If so, make an appointment with the pharmacist to find out if your cholesterol level is healthy. The screening takes less than five minutes, and your Family Drug pharmacist will also assess your risk for heart disease and provide you with valuable information you can use to help lower your risk. Family Drugs Pharmacy offers the following Cholesterol Screenings at select locations: Total Lipid Profile: fasting screening (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, and glucose) $20 Total Cholesterol & HDL: non-fasting screening $15 Family Drugs Pharmacy offering Cholesterol Screening services.

Blood Pressure Screening

High blood pressure is another illness that is often not felt, and if left untreated it can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Factors that increase your risk for heart disease include obesity, smoking, physical inactivity, age and family history. All Publix Pharmacies offer free blood pressure screenings using automated machines. We encourage you to talk with your Family Drug Pharmacist about your blood pressure readings. Our pharmacist can also assess your risk for heart disease and provide you with valuable information to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.