f.a.q.'s > All Questions > Some concierge practices also include multiple tests such as screening blood tests, electrocardiograms, stress tests, chest x-rays and breathing tests as part of the annual fee. Why don’t you do that?

Some of these tests are not on the list of recommended screening tests put out by various organizations, and others that are indicated certainly don’t need to be done annually. As noted above, I choose to instead follow published guidelines for preventive medical care and therefore only recommend screening tests that are medically-indicated according to these guidelines.

Also, in most cases you can get your tests done by a contracted lab or radiologist and have the charges for these services paid directly by your insurance company or HSA.

Last updated on November 30, 2007 by Dr Wayne Johnson