Blood work schedule pregnancy

Blood work schedule pregnancy

Blood work schedule pregnancy

Offering a unique and holistic approach to health and pregnancy care for women

At Wombkeepers, we provide complete obstetrics care to both low and high risk individuals, with a collaborative obstetrician-midwife team. We also offer routine and problem gynecologic care, childbirth education, doula services, complementary lactation counselling, and so much more. We are one of the few practices that supports both natural birth and VBAC (vaginal birth after previous cesarean delivery).

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Blood work schedule pregnancy

We will be cancelling office hours for tomorrow and cancelling childbirth education in anticipation of a significant snow event. Please call the office to reschedule your appointment. 973-655-9662, Press 0 to reach the front desk. We are moving appointments to Tuesday and Thursday afternoon

Blood work schedule pregnancy

Proper nutrition and supplementation is key to a healthy pregnancy. It is also crucial for the healing of your body after having your baby. SOFit Pregnancy partners with Dr. Alexis Shields to provide virtual consultations to SOFit mamas-to-be. This comprehensive work-up includes a specialized assessment of your blood work to help determine the best diet, exercise program and supplements for you and your baby.

How to book your consultation with Dr. Alexis

Step 1 – CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT PREFERENCE

You will be directed to the page to securely make your payment and choose a date and time that works best for your consultation.

*Please book your consult for 2 weeks from the date that you plan to get your blood work completed, so that we have enough time to get your results. Email your results to dralexis@dralexisshields.com as soon as possible. If your blood work takes longer than expected it is no problem to reschedule using your consultation confirmation email.

Step 3 – COMPLETE YOUR AS HEALTH ASSESSMENT℠

After your consultation is scheduled you will receive an email with the link to complete your online intake form. The information from this form will be used to create your custom list of blood work for testing.

Blood Work

Blood work schedule pregnancy

Theodore Gerard A. Caspe, MD

Family Practice Physician & Aesthetic Medicine located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

  • 909-505-1773
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Blood Work

Why would someone need blood work?

Dr. Caspe often orders blood work during routine physicals to check for certain markers of disease or deficiency. He may also order blood tests if he suspects a certain ailment or wants to monitor the condition of your heart.

Blood work helps Dr. Caspe:

  • See how your organs (kidneys, liver, thyroid, and heart) are functioning
  • Check for risk factors of heart disease
  • Test for cancer, HIV, and other diseases
  • Screen for diabetes
  • Monitor electrolyte levels
  • Confirm pregnancy
  • Screen for STDs

Blood tests don’t always confirm or disprove the presence of a disease. The markers in your blood are used in conjunction with examinations and other indications of disease to confirm diagnoses.

I had blood work during my physical. What are they looking for?

The lab at Dr. Caspe’s clinic often performs a complete blood count (CBC) to check for blood disorders. A CBC can test for:

Depending on your health history, Dr. Caspe may also order a lipoprotein panel to check your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

What happens during a blood draw?

Most of the time you don’t have to prepare for a blood draw, but Dr. Caspe will give you any instructions beforehand if you do; for certain tests, you need to fast or stay off certain medications before your blood draw.

When it’s time to draw your blood, one of the staff members has you sit comfortably in an exam chair. They put on gloves and feel inside the crook of your arm for veins. Once the lab tech locates a viable vein, they prepare for the blood draw by sterilizing your arm, wrapping your arm in a rubber band, and arranging the necessary needles and vials.

Next, they have you relax as they insert the needle into your vein. You might feel a slight prick. The lab tech draws the blood into the vial until it’s full. Then, they remove the needle, label the vial, and dress your injection site with a sterile bandage.

If you need to schedule blood work, call or book an appointment online today.

Blood work schedule pregnancy

The iPLEDGE program restricts access to isotretinoin because the use of this medication during pregnancy can lead to severe birth defects. iPLEDGE is a Food and Drug Administration approved computer-based risk management program designed to ensure that:

  • No female patient starts isotretinoin therapy if pregnant
  • No female patient on isotretinoin therapy becomes pregnant

The program is designed to ensure that all female patients have a negative pregnancy test each month prior to receiving isotretinoin. This is accomplished by creating a verifiable link via the iPLEDGE website between each negative pregnancy test and the dispensing of the prescription.

  • It is iPLEDGE that makes the rules – not our practice and not your pharmacy
  • It is iPLEDGE that enforces the qualification criteria and monthly program requirements – not our practice and not your pharmacy
  • iPLEDGE will NOT change a requirement or extend a deadline under ANY circumstances, there are NO EXCEPTIONS

If our practice does not comply with iPLEDGE requirements, we risk permanent deactivation from the program, and once any practice is deactivated, iPLEDGE will not reactivate you. We do not want to lose the authority to prescribe this very valuable medication and there is nothing we can say to iPLEDGE in a phone or call or online to change a rule or requirement. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO DO SO.

We offer the following summary of key requirements to you to hopefully help you more easily understand and comply with iPLEDGE requirement. All of what follows can be found in the yellow iPLEDGE manual that was given to you that contained the enrollment forms (you cannot start isotretinoin without the manual).

PLEASE THOROUGHLY READ THE iPLEDGE MANUAL THAT YOU WERE GIVEN AND UTILIZE IT AS A REFERENCE WHILE TAKING ISOTRETINOIN. THE MANUAL IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT: www.ipledgeprogram.com. IF YOU CALL WITH QUESTIONS REGARDING THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS, YOU WILL BE REFERRED BACK TO THE MANUAL AND THIS DOCUMENT .

  • GO TO A LAB THAT PARTICIPATES WITH YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE TO GET YOUR INITIAL FASTING BLOOD WORK, INCLUDING THE FIRST NEGATIVE PREGNANCY TEST.
  • IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM THE OFFICE IN THE FOLLOWING 48 HOURS, CALL THE OFFICE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS MONDAY – FRIDAY SO YOU CAN BE REGISTERED IN THE iPLEDGE SYSTEM. LET US KNOW AT WHICH LAB YOU HAD BLOOD WORK DRAWN. YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A USERNAME/PASSWORD IN USPS MAIL FROM iPLEDGE IN THE NEXT 5-10 DAYS.
  • NO SOONER THAN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE YOU ARE REGISTERED BY OUR OFFICE, GO TO THE SAME LAB FOR YOUR 2ND PREGNANCY TEST(2ND NEGATIVE PREGNANCY TEST). THE DATE THAT YOU ARE REGISTERED IN iPLEDGE IS NOT THE DATE THAT YOU HAD YOUR LABS DRAWN. IT IS THE DATE THAT YOU RECEIVED THE PHONE CALL FROM OUR OFFICE STATING THAT YOU WERE REGISTERED. YOU CAN LOG INTO THE iPLEDGE WEBSITE TO ACCESS DUE DATES FOR BLOOD WORK IN THE CALENDAR AT ANY TIME.
  • IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM THE OFFICE IN THE FOLLOWING 48 HOURS, CALL THE OFFICE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS MONDAY – FRIDAY TO BE CONFIRMED IN iPLEDGE.
  • IF ALL BLOOD WORK IS WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS, A PRESCRIPTION CAN BE CALLED INTO YOUR PHARMACY AND A 1 MONTH FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT WILL BE SCHEDULED.
  • PRIOR TO EACH SUBSEQUENT MONTHLY VISIT, YOU MUST RETURN TO THE LAB FOR BLOOD WORK, IDEALLY 24-48 HOURS PRIOR TO SEEING ONE OF OUR DOCTORS.
  • THE DAY THAT YOU GET YOUR BLOOD WORK DRAWN EACH MONTH COUNTS AS DAY 1 OF YOUR 7 DAY WINDOW . IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN YOUR DOCTOR, LOG INTO YOUR iPLEDGE ACCOUNT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. IF YOU HAVE NOT PICKED UP YOUR PRESCRIPTION AT THE PHARMACY BY DAY 7, YOU WILL HAVE TO REPEAT YOUR BLOOD WORK FOR A NEGATIVE PREGNANCY TEST IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR PRESCRIPTION.
  • EACH MONTH YOU WILL HAVE TO REPEAT:

    •OFFICE VISIT WITH ONE OF OUR DOCTORS

    •LOG INTO iPLEDGE ACCOUNT AND ANSWER QUESTIONS

    •PICK UP PRESCRIPTION FROM PHARMACY.

    ALL OF THESE TASKS MUST BE COMPLETEDWITHIN THE 7 DAY WINDOW OR YOUR BLOOD WORK WILL BE CONSIDERED INVALID AND YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO REPEAT YOUR BLOOD WORK . KEEP IN MIND THAT ISOTRETINOIN IS NOT COMMONLY STOCKED AT ALL LOCAL PHARMACIES. IT OFTEN HAS TO BE ORDERED. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL DAY 6 OR DAY 7 TO FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION.

  • SCHEDULE YOUR BLOOD WORK AND DOCTOR VISITS APPROPRIATELY. ACCORDING TO THE iPLEDGE MANUAL, FEMALE PATIENTS SHOULD IDEALLY GET LABS CHECKED ON THE 3RD DAY OF THE MENSTRUAL PERIOD EACH MONTH. AS THIS IS INCONVENIENT FOR SOME PATIENTS WHO WISH TO START ISOTRETINOIN ASAP, FEMALES CAN SCHEDULE BLOOD WORK NO SOONER THAN 28 FULL DAYS FROM THE LAST NEGATIVE PREGNANCY TEST BUT NO LATER THAN 35 DAYS FROM THAT DATE EACH MONTH.
  • Sources:

    http://www.wombkeepers.com/

    SOFit Pregnancy

    http://www.drcaspe.net/services/blood-work

    iPLEDGE Program

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