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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341

Detecting Risk Factors for Heart Disease
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Offers Heart And Vascular Screenings To The Community At Two Locations

Screenings Aimed at Detecting Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is teaming up with Advanced Screening and Wellness to provide cardiovascular screenings that detect risk factors for heart attack, stroke and vascular disease.

The screenings are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, March 25, 2011

Independence Township Senior Center’s Carriage House, Clintonwood Park
6000 Clarkston Rd.
Clarkston 48348

  • Friday, April 1, 2011

Bloomfield Township Senior Center
4315 Andover Rd.
Bloomfield Township 48302

Five screenings will be available to detect risk factors for:

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Stroke/Blocked Arteries
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Heart Disease

Millions of Americans may be at risk for stroke, serious illness or even death due to heart and vascular disease.  Getting screened can provide baseline information to share with your doctor and offer peace of mind.

Blood tests also will be offered:

  • Basic Blood Check-Up
  • Chemistry Panel/16 Essential Tests
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) for Men
  • CA125 Blood Test for Women
  • C-Reactive Protein

Costs of the tests range from individual screens at $49 to a combination package at $239. Health insurance providers generally do not cover the cost of these screenings.

Space is limited, and registration is required. To schedule an appointment, call the SJMO referral line at 800-372-6094.

About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a 443-bed comprehensive, community, teaching hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County.  Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has won numerous local and national awards for patient safety, quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide.  A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a technologically leading hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing quality care throughout the patient stay, St Joseph Mercy Oakland has truly personalized the patient care experience.

For more information about health services offered at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, please visit 

About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a newly expanded health care organization serving southeast Michigan. Health coverage spans six counties, including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital and 74-bed St. Joseph Mercy Saline. Combined, the seven hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have five outpatient health centers, five urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians. 

A member of Trinity Health, the nation’s fourth largest Catholic health care organization, SJMHS is committed to providing a remarkable patient experience by using leading edge technology in a comforting and healing environment. As a mission based organization, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System provides approximately $100 million in community benefit to the communities it serves each year.

For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit



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