Before the screening, have nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Avoid fitted clothing or turtlenecks, so that we can better access your neck arteries and your abdomen.
R.A.C.E. is offered by appointment every other Friday at Baptist Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic. Call 601-968-1966 to schedule your screening.
Valued at $1,200
The R.A.C.E. vascular screening program is offered at Baptist Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, in Suite 302 of the Colonnades medical office building. All screenings are held by appointment. During the screening, a sonographer will place a small, hand-held device, called a transducer, on both sides of your neck and on your abdomen. A nurse will also take blood pressure measurements in your arms and legs. You will also complete a form with information about your health history. There are no blood tests for this screening. The screening will take about 30 minutes.
After you have completed the screening, the nurse will hand off your results to the Baptist R.A.C.E. Screen Team.
The Baptist R.A.C.E. Screen Team consists of board certified cardiovascular surgeons and vascular nurse practitioners who have specialized training in the care and treatment of patients with vascular disease.
When our team has completed evaluation of your screening, they will provide a report explaining your results. They will also make recommendations for any needed follow-up.
Members of the R.A.C.E. Screen Team
Julie Grissom Cooley, NP W. Stewart Horsley, MD Daniel Ramirez, MD
The physicians and nurse practitioner of the R.A.C.E screening compile a report and mail it to you and your primary care physician, usually in about one to two weeks. If your results indicate a need for immediate follow up, the nurse or nurse practitioner will call you within one to two days of your screening. If you have questions about your results, you can call the vascular nurse practitioner, Julie Grissom Cooley or Mary Gordy at 601-969-7047. If you need help scheduling an appointment as a result of an abnormal finding on your R.A.C.E screening, call 601-969-7047. They can answer questions and help you with your next steps.
1. Specific health criteria apply for all screenings. Participants will be asked qualifying information during registration.
2. Screening packages are available by appointment and are evaluated by Baptist nurses and physicians.
3. Reports may be sent to you and the physician of your choice.
4. Insurance is not filed for most* screening packages. Payment is through cash or check at Baptist Medical Center. Payment at Baptist Medical Clinic locations includes cash, check or debit / credit cards.* Insurance is filed for the Lung Select LDCT screening.
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