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Are you tired of your
health insurance premiums rising and your coverage decreasing?
We have contacted local hospitals inquiring about their fees for diagnostic services. Did you know that a procedure performed at the hospital will cost your insurance 3-6 times the amount it would cost to be performed at our facility? Not only are these services highly expensive, but the increased fees also raise your out of pocket expenses such as your co-pays, co-insurances and deductibles. We can provide the same quality services faster, better and more affordable.
Below are just a few comparisons from a very recent survey that shows that Hospital's prices are THREE to SIX Times HIGHER. Just imagine the savings you can make on your Copays and Deductibles by having these services at our Rochester Diagnostic Center!
All you need to do is call 248-656-3105
We cannot wait for the government to fix our healthcare issues. We must partner together and make a stand. What are you waiting for?
The Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT), a not for profit organization established in 2007 to offer a practice-based examination for practitioners to document their skills and knowledge in the field of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, is pleased to announce that, Pierre C. Atallah, MD, of Rochester, MI passed the first ever certification examination in September 2008.
Dr. Atallah is one of only 715 physicians worldwide who is now entitled to designate himself as "Diplomate of the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography."
The mission of the CBCCT is to promote and enhance patient care by defining the domain of cardiovascular computed tomography and identifying the requisite knowledge and skills for quality practice through a certification program that fosters excellence and encourages continued learning.
Dr. Atallah, a pioneer in CT Angiography and a leader in the field, is proud to have achieved this distinction. As the first to bring this revolutionary technology to Michigan and use it in practice, he is eager to continue teaching cardiologists and radiologists, and committed to helping patients in his enhanced role as a diplomate of the CBCCT.
During his recent visit to
Detroit, Berry Gordy spent several hours at the
Rochester Medical Center on October 27th, 2008. The well renowned and respected
Motown Record Label founder wanted to know first hand what the RMC offered
community in way of healthcare, as he heard quite a bit about it.
Surrounded by members of his family and support staff, he met the professionals and technologists working at the Center. Dr Atallah gave him detailed demonstrations of the multiple diagnostic tests, particularly Ultrasound, Nuclear, X-rays, Stress Testing, and Pulmonary Function studies to name a few.
When he started looking at the amazing 3D CT images of the heart, brain and all the vascular system he could no longer hold his excitement and fascination. His questions were pouring, asking to see more of what this amazing technology can offer in expert hands, and how it has saved lives in our community.
But he could not stop there. He asked to visit the EECP Center. The RMC has been a pioneer in the arena too. Enhanced External Counter Pulsation was discovered in Detroit by Dr Kantrowitz at Sinai Grace Hospital in the sixties. The bulky equipment did not win the support of the country at that time. The Chinese adopted the technology and perfected it. It is now the primary method to treat heart disease and strokes in China. It is the only technology approved by the FDA to promote Angio-Genesis, which is the creation of new healthy vessels in the heart. Proven by over 360 clinical studies and trials, EECP therapy returned to the USA where it has been adopted by the major academic medical centers. At the Rochester EECP Center, the RMC has established a sound reputation in this therapy since its introduction in 2002.
As he was leaving, Mr. Gordy could not help but wish to have a similar facility at home! PCA.
In the November 2006 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Dr P. Atallah in collaboration with Dr V. Kashyap, from the Cleveland Clinic , published an Aortocaval Fistula case report. The patient was discovered during a surgical clearance exam for a complete hystero-oophorectomy. The presence of an abdominal bruit led to a CT Angiogram, performed at the Rochester Diagnostic Center, that showed this rare and uncommon aortocaval fistula. Multiple prior ultra-sounds and CT exams had simply failed to visualize it despite its large size. The patient was referred to the Cleveland Clinic where Dr V. Kashyap performed a Coil Embolization that corrected successfully and non-invasively this very significant left to right shunt. This intervention saved this patient's life and allowed her to undergo hystero-oophorectomy. JACS, volume 203, issue 5, 780.
The Rochester Medical Center has been
providing Coronary CT Angiography Training Courses to physicians
interested in certification for ALL levels outlined in the ACCF/AHA
Credentialing Guidelines. The program, started in March 2006, has been
very successful. Cardiologists, Radiologists, Cardiac Surgeons and
Cardiology Fellows coming from all over the United States received their
training and got certified. Everyone asserted that the course met their
objective, and they would highly recommend it to their peers.
The Rochester Medical Center's new 3D CT technology is being met with excitement by patients, academic institutions, and the media. Our 3D CT Scanner has featured on WXYZ Channel 7's Health Report with Carolyn Clifford, ABC's Brand New You series, and has appeared in Scribe, published by the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
"A nurse's primary
commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or
"At the RMC we base our patient care on solid evidence based medicine, including our own clinical research. Excellent patient outcomes come as no surprise."
Retrospective Analysis of Cardiac Events in 3070 patients on long term Statin Therapy.
Pick up a copy of the February and March editions
of Hour Magazine to see the Rochester Medical Center's new full page ad.
For a free preview follow this link.
Watch Dr. Atallah explain 3D CT at the Detroit Medical Center's Emery King Video Library: http://www.dmc.org/VideoLibrary/Atallah
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