Preventative Care

Dr. Gerald J. Kivett's Practice Offers a Variety of Preventative Care Services.

Dr. Kivett's practice screens for early evidence of cardiovascular disease using the Carotid Intima-Media Thickness test in cooperation with ArterioVision. This test is particularly useful for screening young people with a strong family history of heart disease but with no symptoms of the disease.

We also collect and submit specimens to screen for the genetic predisposition to many diseases through the Navigenics corporation ( The same testing can tell us whether you will respond to commonly used medicatons.

One of the most important things that Dr. Kivett's practice does is expedite referrals to specialists and obtain needed outpatient scans within a day or two. Dr. Kivett's practice calls back all lab results whether positive or negative.

Dr. Kivett's practice performs diagnostic testing in their office including echocardiograms, carotid ultrasound and doppler evaluation of the lower extremity arteries and veins.