American Diagnostics Medical PLLC (ADM) is a medical group and diagnostic practice focused on early detection and treatment of lung cancer and related medical conditions, such as coronary artery disease, COPD, emphysema, cerebral vascular disease and peripheral vascular disease. Our physicians are highly trained in early detection of these specific diseases. Lung cancer, if detected at an early stage, can be cured in most instances.
Early detection, early intervention and adequate follow up are the three cornerstones of our philosophy. We believe early detection, intervention and monitoring of our patients saves lives, money, improves the lifestyle and the psychological well-being of our patients. ADM focuses on patients who have a history of smoking or who have been exposed to air-born toxins that have increased their risk for developing these diseases.
Lung cancer is an enormous drain of US health care dollars and unfortunately the most common cancer in the world. We believe the epidemic proportions of lung cancer mortality should no longer be under-diagnosed. To this end we have built an organization specialized in providing a rapid course from diagnosis to cutting edge treatment.
Decreasing the time from diagnosis to treatment is critical. The sooner the diagnosis, the sooner the treatment and the better the outcome. This idea stems from a 2006 New England Journal of Medicine study that screened 31,567 subjects for lung cancer over a 13-year period, resulting in 484 patients being diagnosed with lung cancer. Of these 484 patients, the 302 patients who received surgical resection treatment within one month of diagnosis, the survival rate was 92 percent. All eight patients who did not undergo treatment died within five years of diagnosis.
Our comprehensive follow-up program increases lung cancer survival and the health and longevity of each of our patients. While providing the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care for lung cancer and smoking-related disease, the ADM program opens the door to new health seeking behavior.