Premier’s On-site Phlebotomy Patient Service Centers allow our patients a convenient way to get the tests that they need as quickly as possible. It also means your results are sent directly to your physician without any delays.
No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome; however, tests must be ordered by your Premier Medical Group provider.
To better serve our patients, in-house phlebotomy services are available at the following Premier locations:
Please do not contact the patient lab directly for test results.
Please allow 2 weeks from when your blood work is drawn, for results to be available.
If you do not receive some type of communication from the ordering provider regarding your results please contact their office.
Premier Medical Group is proud to have in-house clinical and pathology labs. Having an in-house lab guarantees that Premier’s labwork is done promptly and efficiently so our patients won’t have to endure anxious waits to learn about the next step in their treatment.
The close relationship with the in-house labs gives our physicians the opportunity to communicate directly with the lab’s tech staff. We are also able to work with our pathologist to customize testing parameters that provide information that may be more meaningful to the physician, and patient treatment, than the standard protocol.
For the convenience of our patients, Premier Medical Group offers many diagnostic imaging services in-house. Quality, service and patient satisfaction is Premier Medical Group’s top priority.
RADIOLOGY SERVICES OFFERED:
An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body — particularly your bones.
X-ray beams pass through your body, and they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. Dense materials, such as bone and metal, show up as white on X-rays. The air in your lungs shows up as black. Fat and muscle appear as shades of gray.
For some types of X-ray tests, a contrast medium — such as iodine or barium — is introduced into your body to provide greater detail on the images.
What you can expect: An x-ray technologist will position your body to best achieve the desired view. While the x-ray is being taken, you will remain perfectly still so that the resulting picture is clear. An X-ray procedure may take just a few minutes for a simple X-ray or longer for more-involved procedures, such as those using a contrast medium.
Computerized Tomography (CT Scan)
A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do.
What you can expect: CT scanners are shaped like a large doughnut standing on its side. You lie on a narrow, motorized table that slides through the opening into a tunnel. Straps and pillows may be used to help you stay in position. During a head scan, the table may be fitted with a special cradle that holds your head still.
While the table moves you into the scanner, detectors and the X-ray tube rotate around you. Each rotation yields several images of thin slices of your body. You may hear buzzing and whirring noises.
A technologist in a separate room can see and hear you. You will be able to communicate with the technologist via intercom. The technologist may ask you to hold your breath at certain points to avoid blurring the images. The whole process typically takes about 30 minutes.
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.
Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.
What you can expect: During an ultrasound exam, gel is applied to the skin. A sonographer will press a small, hand-held device (transducer) against the area being studied and moves it as needed to capture the images. The transducer sends sound waves into your body, collects the ones that bounce back and sends them to a computer, which creates the images.
A typical ultrasound exam takes from 30 minutes to an hour.
Coronary Calcium Scan
A Coronary Calcium Scan is a specialized X-ray test that provides pictures of your heart that can help your doctor detect and measure calcium-containing plaque in the arteries.
Plaque inside the arteries of your heart can grow and restrict blood flow to the muscles of the heart. Measuring calcified plaque with a heart scan may allow your doctor to identify possible coronary artery disease before you have signs and symptoms.
Your doctor will use your test results to determine if you may need medication or lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of heart attack or other heart problems
What you can expect: Before the scan begins, the technician attaches sensors, called electrodes, to your chest. These connect to an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), which records your heart activity during the exam and coordinates the timing of X-ray pictures between heartbeats, when the heart muscles are relaxed.
During the heart scan, you lie on your back on a movable table, which slides into the tube-like CT scanner. Your head is outside the scanner the whole time.
You’ll be asked to lie still and hold your breath for a few seconds while the pictures are taken. The technician operates the scanner from a room next door, but can see and talk to you the entire time. The entire procedure should take about 10 to 15 minutes.
All radiology appointments are scheduled through our centralized scheduling department. The highly trained and knowledgeable staff will handle all aspects of scheduling your procedure and answer any questions you may have regarding the scheduling or procedure preparation process.
To schedule a radiology appointment, please call #(845) 437-5061 or click the link below: