Shields Health Care Group Blog

Tips for talking to your doctor about price

Posted by Lisa Campisi

Taking an active role in your health and communicating with your doctor is critical to getting good healthcare; that includes discussions around cost. Here are some tips on preparing for discussions with your doctor about price. 

Get educated. Before you go to your appointment, become familiar with your health plan. Find out about your co-pay, deductible and what procedures are covered.

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Tags: MRI, cost, Shields MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, HR, HR Directors, copays, MR, Tedy Bruschi

Does my size matter if I need an MRI?

Posted by Lisa McChesney

Generally speaking you can get a high-quality MRI scan in a comfortable setting regardless of your body size. Access to care is not driven by body size though your personal comfort may come into play. In fact, professional athletes of all shapes and sizes have completed an MRI scan or two! 

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Tags: scan time, radiology, MRI, sports injury, claustrophobia, Shields MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, imaging, medical imaging

Do I need an MRI or CT?

Posted by Siobhan Quinn

Do I need an MRI or CT? is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear on a daily basis and often followed by the question Is it safe?  

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Tags: MRI, CAT, safety, Ct, computed tomography, Shields, radiation, magnetic resonance imaging

MS and MRI

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

Although the cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is unknown ongoing research is moving forward at a remarkable pace and more potential therapies appear to be in the pipeline than ever before. 

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Tags: radiology, spine, MS, Multiplpe sclerosis, MRI, diagnostic, Brain, Shields, Shields MRI, magnetic resonance imaging

Radiology Reports and Speech Recognition – Technology run amok!

Posted by Siobhan Quinn

As medical professionals in MRI and CT, we pride ourselves on operating a high quality, patient- focused imaging facility with exceptionally trained radiologists and state-of-the-art equipment. Although our radiologists sit in dark rooms reading scans day and night every so often there is a glimmer of humor, dark humor you might say, added to their day.

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Tags: radiology, report, speech recognition, dictation, MRI, Ct, magnetic resonance imaging