About John J. Pierce, D.O.

Dr. John J. Pierce is the Medical Director at Preventative Diagnostic Center. He is Board-certified in Emergency Medicine as well as Board-certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He received his medical training from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, in Pomona California. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition to his regular practice, Dr. Pierce serves as a Tactical Physician with the Las Vegas SWAT team.

The Cost of a Heart Attack

Suffering a heart attack can have a profound and lasting impact on your life in many ways. In addition to being a wake-up call to prioritize your health, the expenses associated can quickly become overwhelming. Here are all the ways a heart attack can cost you and your family.

By |2021-09-24T16:46:49-07:00September 24th, 2021|General, Heart|

Can a CT Scan Detect Blocked Arteries?

Blocked arteries are one of the things that can be caught early, which can help to prevent heart attacks, strokes and other complications related to heart disease. But how can you catch this significant risk factor early? Will a CT scan show blocked arteries? Here’s what you need to know.

By |2021-08-25T13:24:35-07:00August 25th, 2021|General|

10 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

About 70% of current smokers say they want to quit, 55% actually tried to quit, but only 7% were able to drop the habit. If you fall into the category of people trying to quit but have failed, you’re clearly not alone. However, it’s not impossible! Here are some tips to help you quit smoking for good.

By |2021-07-06T16:20:58-07:00July 6th, 2021|General|

What is a Cigarette Smoking Pack Year?

Long-time smokers are often asked how much they smoke and for how long they’ve been smoking. It’s essential for medical professionals to know how many cigarettes their patients are smoking to get a better idea of their overall health. A “pack year” is a helpful way to understand this cumulative volume.

By |2021-07-06T16:10:39-07:00July 6th, 2021|General|

What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is a type of lung disease that affects the ability to breathe. It is characterized by the airways becoming blocked and inflamed, leaving those who suffer from COPD feeling out of breath, unable to inhale or exhale deeply or needing supplemental oxygen to cope.

By |2021-07-06T16:04:43-07:00July 6th, 2021|General|

How Weight Affects Your Health

We all know that we need to stay on top of our weight to stay healthy, but do we really understand why? Maintaining a healthy weight differs from person to person, and the goal is to find the right weight for you. Here’s what you need to know about your weight and how it can affect your health.

By |2021-07-19T15:32:03-07:00April 27th, 2021|General|