Preventive health screenings at discounted pricing now available to all members

The APA Practice Organization is partnering with Life Line Screening to provide five types of potentially life-saving screenings to members at a discounted rate.

APA is partnering with Life Line Screening to provide preventative screenings to membersAPA members can now receive specialized screenings that can help prevent at-risk individuals from suffering a stroke, heart attack and bone fractures. Affordable screenings will help members protect themselves from these serious health conditions. 

Life Line Screening offers the following screenings:

  • Carotid artery — A painless, non-invasive Doppler ultrasound visualizes the carotid arteries that bring blood to the brain. Plaque buildup in these arteries causes the majority of strokes.

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm 3 An ultrasound measures the diameter of the abdominal aorta, the largest artery in the body, to detect weak points that can cause aneurysms.

  • Atrial fibrillation — An EKG machine identifies this irregular heart rhythm that increases by fivefold the risk of stroke.

  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) — More commonly known as hardening of the arteries, PAD brings four-to six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The Ankle-Brachial Index measures patients’ risk for this disease by reading the systolic pressure in the ankle and arm. 

  • Osteoporosis — Any indication of a reduction in bone density may point to the presence of osteoporosis. An ultrasound estimates the bone density of the heel, which is similar in bone composition to the hip, the site of many disabling fractures.

Stroke affects nearly 800,000 Americans every year. Abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, atrial fibrillation and high blood pressure are silent conditions. Preventive health screenings are strongly recommended for anyone age 50 and older. APA and APAPO members can call 1-866-204-9295 to make a screening appointment. At the discounted rate, four screenings are $135. Learn more about Life Line Screening on its website, blog and through personal testimonials.