- Radiology |
- Neuroradiology |
- Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Doctors in Vmc
A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.
Neuroradiologists focus specifically on diagnosing conditions related to the nervous system, spine, head and neck through radiology. They can identify abnormalities in these areas and help doctors properly diagnose the presence of tumors, aneurysms and even dementia.
It’s also common for them to consult with patients with persistent headaches or back pains, trauma to a certain area, or any issue that can affect brain function, such as a stroke. Like any radiologist, they are trained to perform x-rays, cat scans, ultrasounds and MRIs, but they work closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons.
If you or a family member go to the hospital because of a severe reaction due to asthma, emphysema, lung cancer or pneumonia, you’ll likely be treated by a pulmonary critical care specialist. They’re experienced pulmonologists who have additional training in caring for patients who are critically ill due to lung disease, breathing disorders or other chronic respiratory conditions.
They work in hospitals and intensive care units instead of offices or clinics, which means they are equipped to handle emergency situations and provide intensive care and constant monitoring. Because they deal with chronic conditions, they are also well-versed in things like end-of-life decisions and how to coach family members through a difficult time.
- Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
- Boston University School Of Medicine
- University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- First Health
- BCBS Blue Card
- Data not available
- Stanford Hospital & Clinics Stanford, CA
- Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center South San Francisco, CA
- John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek, CA
- Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center Minneapolis, MN
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose, CA
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing