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How Prior Authorization Requirements Can Delay Your Exam

I get many calls from patients frustrated because their doctor has sent over an order for their MRI, CT, ultrasound, cardiac test, or other scan and we have to schedule it out several days to accommodate for the time it takes to obtain authorization from their insurance company. Understandably, patients want to know what “authorization”… Read More

Price Shop for Medical Testing

Comparing prices for healthcare services can be time-consuming and frustrating. Now it’s easier than it used to be, if you know how to shop. Common procedures like MRIs, ultrasound, mammography, and colonoscopies can be scheduled in advance and are the most “shoppable.” Start by asking your doctor for the specific name of the exam (being… Read More

The Importance of Screening Mammography

Women often ask, “What is my risk of getting breast cancer?” Well, here’s the bad news: One out of every ten women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. There are some risk factors that you can control and some that you can’t. Lifestyle Factors That Increase Risk: Drinking alcohol–Consuming more than… Read More