The APA Practice Organization is joining forces with the nation's leading provider of preventive screenings, Life Line Screening, to provide preventive health screenings to APA members at a discounted rate.

The screenings available are:

  • Carotid artery screening: Non-invasive Doppler ultrasound is used to visualize the carotid arteries, which carry blood to the brain.

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: Ultrasound to see the abdominal aorta, the largest artery in the body, to measure the diameter of the aorta. This measurement can indicate if there is a weakening in the aortic wall which can cause aneurysms.

  • Atrial fibrillation screening: An EKG machine is used to identify this irregular heart rhythm, which can increase the risk of stroke.

  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) screening: Also known as "hardening of the arteries," PAD is tested by measuring systolic pressure in the ankle and arm.

  • Osteoporosis screening: An ultrasound of the heel to determine bone density. To make an appointment, members can call (866) 204-9295. The cost for four screenings is $135 for APA members.

Learn more about Life Line Screening online.