Here at LDR, we feel it’s important to highlight the fact that this month is American Heart Month. Because cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, it is something that inevitably affects the patients we see here at our facilities. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, about 2200 Americans die each day of cardiovascular disease. That means one person, approximately every 40 seconds.
Some of our greatest allies in the quest to preserve our patients’ health and provide fast, friendly service, are the physicians who refer them to our facility. Our goal is to make the communication process between our radiologists and our patients’ physicians as smooth and efficient as possible.
One of our top priorities here at LDR is patient comfort and satisfaction. We select highly knowledgeable, skilled, and empathetic radiologists for our staff so that patients feel comfortable and confident enough to trust us with their diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Every day brings with it a round of new and different patients, each with his or her unique needs. With varying scans, specialties, technologies, and doctors, the amount of information and data that is created, shared, reviewed, and passed along to physicians is staggering. Even more astounding is the fact that, if managed correctly, this data has the potential to change and even improve patient outcomes.
One of our top priorities here at Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology is the comfort of our patients, both physically and mentally. We know that it can be intimidating at times to come in for imaging, especially if the one who needs the procedure is a child. We’d like to take a few moments to address the basics of children's’ imaging, and hopefully, allay some of the fears the parents of our young patients might have.