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Q: Looking for Money is no object Medical Scan/Checkup ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Looking for Money is no object Medical Scan/Checkup
Category: Health
Asked by: tabularasa-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 17 Oct 2004 10:44 PDT
Expires: 16 Nov 2004 09:44 PST
Question ID: 416065
I am looking for information on finding the best medical checkup
available. I have heard of things like CT Scans etc. This may or may
not be part of what I am looking for. The end goal is to get the best
medical checkup that money can buy.
Subject: Re: Looking for Money is no object Medical Scan/Checkup
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 17 Oct 2004 14:32 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
An executive physical is a service that combines the latest medical
technology with personal attention.

The Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic provide the
best personal health checkups available.

?The examinations generally include blood tests, ultrasound studies,
EKG's, stress exams, sigmoidoscopies, bone density evaluations,
full-body CAT scans, body composition analysis, hearing and vision
tests and mammograms and Pap smears for women. Patients often meet
with a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, audiologist, endocrinologist,
neurologist, orthopedist, dermatologist, psychiatrist, nutritionist
and any other specialist deemed appropriate. At the end, there is
advice on stress management, exercise and changes that can reduce risk

?The Cooper Clinic is one of a handful of medical institutions that
have served the well-heeled for years. Others include the Cleveland
Clinic in Ohio, the medical center at Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore and, of course, the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Minn, whose patients have included King Hussein, Ronald Reagan,
Muhammad Ali and the Rev. Billy Graham.?

Source: New York Times article
?The Standard Checkup? Well, Not Exactly? by David Tuller

Read the full text of this article here:


The Cleveland Clinic

?The Cleveland Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced
executive health management programs in the United States.

?Our program utilizes the full resources of one of the world's most
renowned medical centers - including a medical staff of 1,400
physicians and scientists representing more than 120 specialties - as
needed. (. . .) If additional testing or treatment is needed, you will
have immediate access to a world-renowned specialist located at The
Cleveland Clinic.

Standard executive health tests include: 

?Comprehensive screening tests to detect anemia, diabetes, liver
disease, kidney disorders or atherosclerosis (heart disease or
Cardiac stress test (coronary artery disease, hypertension) 
Visual acuity test and tonometry (glaucoma) 
Audiogram (hearing) 
Chest X-ray (lung cancer and disease) 
Spirometry (emphysema, bronchitis, asthma and other airway problems) 
Bone mineral densitometry (osteoporosis) 
Pap smear for women (cervical cancer) 
Mammogram for women (breast cancer) 
Prostate-specific antigen for men (prostate cancer) 
Nutritional counseling, body fat percentage, and diet and nutritional
supplement advice
Exercise counseling and advice 
Behavioral health consultation 

You can also choose to include these additional options in the
Executive Health Program, according to your preferences and health

Total body CT scan 
Colonoscopy (colon cancer and polyps of the colon and rectum) 
Carotid artery ultrasound for risk of stroke 
Cosmetic surgery consultation 
Dental and oral examination 
Eye exam by ophthalmologist 
Travel immunizations and health regulation information 
Dermatology consultation? 

To schedule an appointment for the Cleveland Clinic Executive Health
Program, call 800/223-2273, ext. 45707, or 216/444-5707.

Another option at the Cleveland Clinic is the Premier Health Profile

?Our Premier Health Profile is the ultimate three-day program,
unmatched in scope and detail. This profile is tailored exclusively
for the individual seeking the most current, thorough and
comprehensive assessment of his or her health possible.?

If you are interested in more information on the Premier Health
Profile, call 800/223-2273, ext. 43480, or 216/444-3480.

For more information download the brochure here:
(It may take a while to download depending on your connection as it is
a very large file. 6.3 MB)

?Costs depend on which screening tests are needed, as well as which
program you choose. Discounts are available to companies based on the
number of executives who participate in the Executive Health Program.
Total cost varies from about $1,600 to $3,200 for the standard
program, and $8,000 to $10,000 for the three-day Premier Health

Contact information:

The Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue 
Cleveland, OH 44195 
Phone:  216.444.2200 
800.223.2273 ext. 48950


John Hopkins Executive Health Program

John Hopkins Executive Health Program provides comprehensive medical
assessment and personalized preventive strategies.

Here is the Program Description:

You may personalize your program with the following optional services:
- Screening Whole Body Computerized Tomography - Computerized
tomography (CT) is an indispensable tool in the evaluation of many
medical questions and disorders.
- Exercise Stress Test 
- Comprehensive Metabolic Stress Test 
- Exercise Counseling 
- Dermatology Examination for Skin Cancer Screening 
- Colonoscopy



Call the Johns Hopkins Executive Health Program Monday through Friday
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 pm, Eastern Time.
Toll Free:  (888) 544-1340
Local:  (410) 955-9819

Contact Information

John Hopkins Executive Health Program
601 N. Caroline Street
Suite 7165
Baltimore MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-9819 or 1-888-544-1340
Fax: 410-614-8816


The Mayo Clinic?s Executive Health Program

?The program offers you a comprehensive examination, with access to
the full resources of Mayo's medical, surgical, and laboratory
facilities in a convenient one- to two-day period. We can provide you
with primary, specialty, and subspecialty medical consultations in a
package tailored to your unique medical needs.?

The Executive Examination program includes:

?A complete and comprehensive medical history and physical examination
by a Mayo Clinic specialist in internal medicine and referrals to
subspecialists, as necessary. A full range of preventive screening
tests for early detection of cancer, heart disease and other serious

Read more here:

Screenings and Laboratory Tests

The program is offered at all three Mayo Clinic locations:
Jacksonville, Fla.; Rochester, Minn.; and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Executive Health at Jacksonville
Scheduling appointments and contact information

Executive Health at Rochester
Scheduling appointments and contact information

Executive Health at Scottsdale 
Scheduling appointments and contact information

How to contact Mayo

The Mayo Clinic's Dr. Donald Hensrud Tells All About the Complete
Checkup in the following article.


Other options

The Menlo Medical Clinic

Menlo Medical Clinic Executive Health Program is affiliated with
Stanford University Medical Center

Executive Health Program
Here is a description of the program.

Contact information:
Menlo Medical Clinic
1300 Crane Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025-4283
Phone: (650) 724-8000


The Cooper Clinic - Cooper Wellness Program 

Price: $2,400+ 

?Head-to-toe Comprehensive Preventive Medicine Physical. Exam results
are learned within hours during a consultation with the doctor. Later
each person receives a detailed written report with findings and
recommendations. The exam includes: medical history, complete
physical, comprehensive blood work, urinalysis, EKG, treadmill stress
test, blood pressure, chest X-ray, pulmonary function test, underwater
weighing, proctosigmoidoscopy, hearing / vision test, psychological
test, nutrition assessment, and physician consultation.?

Electron Beam Tomography Scan $660 

?Detects calcification in arteries; searches for coronary heart
disease; and scans chest and upper abdomen for suspicious masses.?

Call:  800-444-5192.

Comprehensive Examination

The Cooper Clinic medical evaluation is the most comprehensive exam
available anywhere. In addition to the six-hour exam, a detailed
written report is included. The fitness prescription developed by the
physician and exercise physiologist forms the basis for your
experience at Cooper Wellness Program.
For more information or to request an appointment, call toll free
800-444-5764, or call our local Dallas number, 972-560-2667.


The Sentara Medical Group

The Sentara Medical Group offers a medical evaluation that provides
the state-of-the- art in preventive medical care. The Executive
Evaluation Center ( ) ?is a comprehensive, one-day
medical evaluation that includes a complete history and physical
examination, more than a dozen diagnostic studies and exercise and
nutritional counseling, culminating in an in-depth personal assessment
of your medical status by an experienced team of Hampton Roads

The Exams

?Laboratory studies to evaluate the internal organs and their function
and assess hereditary risks for cardiovascular disease
Biochemical risk factor evaluations (homocysteine assays, C-reactive
protein levels, ferritin levels, HbAIC, etc.)
Ultrasound studies of blood vessels, abdominal and pelvic organs 
Computed Tomography (CT) scans of the chest, heart, lung, abdomen and pelvis
CT coronary artery calcium scoring
Stress echocardiography to detect early heart disease 
Virtual colonoscopy, including three-dimensional computerized imaging of the colon
Chest X-ray
Mammography, with breast ultrasonography as indicated
Body composition analysis 
Bone Density Evaluation 
Computerized projections of life expectancy and risk for cardiovascular illness?

Phone (757) 668-1870 for an appointment 

Or request additional information here:


An article about annual checkups lists a few more centers.

The Greenbrier Clinic 
Phone: 800-362-7798

Typically, the number and types of tests that the Greenbrier Clinic
can conduct in a single two day period could often take two weeks or
more of multiple appointments in a typical primary care environment.

Find out more by reading the entire article here:

Duke Executive Health Program 
Phone: 1-919-660-6606


I hope you find this information helpful!

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Best Regards,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 17 Oct 2004 15:03 PDT
Some interesting information can be found in a previous answer by my
friend and colleague Pinkfreud.
Health Issues
tabularasa-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Looking for Money is no object Medical Scan/Checkup
From: tlspiegel-ga on 17 Oct 2004 11:02 PDT
Mayo Clinic.
Subject: Re: Looking for Money is no object Medical Scan/Checkup
From: apmd428-ga on 23 Oct 2004 21:09 PDT
I would advise being careful about such exams.  Every test is
associated with a chance of false negative results meaning you get an
abnormal result even though you are healthy.  Often these sorts of
results require further testing some of which can pose it's own risks.
 Obviously radiographic excams are often associated with harmful
x-rays.  New studies have shown that whole body CT scans pose a great
risk than benefit.
Just because you CAN buy a certain test, doesn't mean you necessarily should  

Just another point of view!
Subject: Re: Looking for Money is no object Medical Scan/Checkup
From: platin-ga on 07 Dec 2004 12:28 PST
You can try a very good test for cancers detection - non invasive and
easy (just a blood drawing - no radiation/xray).
The CancersafeŽtest may look for: breast, ovarian, uterine, prostate,
testicle, lung, colorectal, pancreas, liver, stomach, thyroid.

have  a look on

Personnaly, I do it once a year under medical control. No problem for the moment.

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