Blood Work Specialist

Dodd Family Practice

Angela G. Dodd, APRN

Family Practice located in Clinton, AR

If you’re tired of being told that you have to wait until the lab results come in before you can get started on a treatment, Dodd Family Practice in Clinton, Arkansas offers on-site blood and lab work. As a result, Angela Dodd, APRN, is able to diagnose your medical condition and get you on the road to better health much more quickly. For faster diagnosis and treatment, call or book an appointment online.

Blood Work Q & A

What are the advantages of an on-site lab?

As part of her comprehensive practice, Angela Dodd is equipped with an on-site lab to help her diagnose and treat medical conditions much more quickly. All too often, when your blood is taken, it’s shipped off to an outside lab for testing, which can take days, or even weeks, before your results come back. In the meantime, you’re left undiagnosed and without treatment.

Since Dodd Family Practice is located in a rural area, access to laboratory testing is limited, which is why Dodd opted to perform the necessary testing on site, using specialized equipment.

Ordering lab tests is often a process of elimination. If you’re experiencing symptoms and there’s no visible cause, a medical practitioner orders lab tests to narrow the field of possibilities. By having a lab at her disposal, Dodd is able to narrow this field of possibilities at a much faster pace, allowing her to zero in on the source of your problem more quickly.

Why do I need blood work?

Your blood contains a wealth of information about your health, if you know what you’re looking for. A common CBC, or complete blood count, panel is a typical starting point for getting an overall picture of your health. A CBC measures the following:

  • Red blood cells
  • White blood cells
  • Hemoglobin
  • Hematocrit
  • Platelets

These basic measurements can indicate a number of conditions, such as anemia or an infection.

Armed with this basic information, Dodd then determines what further lab testing is needed. There are hundreds of lab tests that are highly specialized. From revealing a pregnancy to detecting cancer, your blood usually carries the answer.

What other lab testing is there?

Other than running tests on your blood, Dodd is also able to conduct full urinalyses, which reveal the signs of an infection, such as a urinary tract infection.

In addition, Dodd is able to analyze swabs from different areas, including your:

  • Throat
  • Nose
  • Skin

The ability to perform blood and lab work at Dodd Family Practice is what sets it apart as a full-care medical facility. If you want to get to the bottom of your medical issue, quickly and effectively, call or use the online tool to book an appointment.