During the recent pandemic, most Americans have skipped or postponed important medical care. Now that social distancing measures have successfully flattened the curve, it is time to start giving your health the attention that it deserves. We must address non-COVID-19 health problems before we start seeing the negative impact of delayed care on the health of our community. For important screening exams such as mammograms, we know that early detection and treatment saves lives. Unfortunately, health problems do not take a break during a pandemic, and now is the time to get back to optimal health.
We understand the continued fears of entering a healthcare facility. Rest assured, your safety and health is our #1 priority. Over the past few months, we have adopted the most advanced hygiene practices to ensure a safe visit. Our convenient non-hospital locations provide ample parking and limited exposure to other patients. We have a highly experienced and friendly team of schedulers who will give you a prompt appointment time and limit the number of patients who will be seen in the center during your time slot. Because of our ability to schedule some exams for the same or next day, we have helped patients with more pressing or urgent medical concerns to avoid long and expensive trips to the emergency room. If your physician needs results right away, one of our radiologists will interpret the exam as soon as it is completed and provide immediate answers.
Since we are not seeing COVID-19 patients at our imaging centers, every individual entering our facility (including our staff) will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and have their temperature checked. Patients who do not have their own mask will be given one. Waiting rooms and exam rooms are continuously disinfected using CDC approved cleaning products. We have all of the necessary personal protective equipment to keep our patients safe.
At Reno Diagnostic Centers, we have been committed to the health of our community for the last 35 years. This has been an extremely difficult time for our community from both a health and economic perspective, but we have been here through it all, and we have adapted our practice to continue to safely meet the needs of our patients. We are confident in our ability to provide the safest, highest quality care, so you can begin making your health a priority again. Your health is our highest consideration, and in these rapidly changing times, Reno Diagnostic Center continues to be here for you.
This article is provided to Nevada Cancer Coalition by guest blogger Vijay Sekhon, MD, Radiologist at Reno Diagnostic Centers