EKG/X-rays Specialist

Toni Trate, DO -  - Board Certified Family Medicine

Toni Trate, DO

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Farmington Hills, MI

At her Farmington Hills, Michigan, family practice, Toni Trate, MD, offers a variety of on-site testing services for your convenience. Whether you need diagnostic EKG testing to confirm a heart condition or breathing tests to assess asthma symptoms, Dr. Toni Trate and her experienced staff offer in-office testing to ensure a fast, accurate diagnosis. Find out more about the available diagnostic and treatment services for both acute and chronic medical conditions by calling the Farmington Hills office or using the online booking feature.

EKG/X-rays Q&A

What is an EKG?

An electrocardiogram, or EKG, is a noninvasive diagnostic test that records electrical signals in your heart. Dr. Trate may perform an EKG to diagnose chest pain or detect heart problems, like:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Heart attack
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Coronary artery disease

The test involves the placement of electrode sensors that attach to your chest and limbs. The EKG records the timing and strength of each heartbeat as electrical signals travel through the heart chambers.

Following an EKG, Dr. Trate can read the results of your tests immediately to determine if any abnormalities require further evaluation. You can return to your normal activities right after the procedure.

Why do I need an X-ray?

Dr. Trate offers on-site X-rays, a painless, noninvasive test, to diagnose a number of health conditions by viewing black and white images of the internal structures of your body.

You may need an X-ray to:

  • Examine broken bones
  • Identify certain cancers
  • Evaluate digestive problems
  • Confirm a diagnosis of pneumonia

During the test, you may need to wear protective clothing to protect parts of your body from radiation.

An X-ray produces instant images for Dr. Trate to review during your appointment. This information can provide her with the information she needs to create a custom treatment plan to address your specific needs.

How do breathing tests work?

Breathing tests, also known as lung function tests, can be useful in diagnosing conditions affecting your airways and lungs. The most common type of test is spirometry, which measures how much air your lungs can hold and how well you can exhale that air from your body.

Dr. Trate can perform in-office breathing tests to diagnose conditions, like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The tests require you to blow air into a machine that measures your results. Dr. Trate can review this information to determine if you have any breathing or lung abnormalities. If she detects any problems with your breathing or lung functionality, she can discuss the results and create an individual care plan to treat your symptoms.

To learn more about on-site diagnostic and testing services available at the Farmington Hills family practice, schedule an appointment by phone or online.


*Individual results may vary.